Automatic Transmission Slipping When Accelerating

When driving at a steady, moderate speed, you can be comfortable knowing your transmission is in autonomous mode and not stressed out by a quick shift or two.

This is called activeAutomaticTransmission and it has several benefits. One benefit is that you do not have to worry about changing gears when accelerating. Another benefit is that when you drive at a slow speed, such as walking or fishing, you do not have to worry about the transmission slipping out of gear.

When you accelerate quickly, the Automatic Transmission may slip into gear. This can become a big problem if you are driving with kids in front of you!

If you have this problem, then do not wait until it is too late.


High rev match

When driving at a high speed, the transmission shifts into second or fourth gear very quickly. This can be problematic when trying to Accelerate!

This happens because the Y-shaped shift lever in second or fourth gear has a hard time moving back and forth. If you try shifting into first or second, your car will make a loud noise and shift into first or second with no problem!

It takes a few seconds for the lever to move back and forth before you can shift into first or second! Fortunately, this is a fixable problem if it breaks.

Look for any abnormal wear such as paint coming off in places, breakage, or thinning of the metal shifter casing.

Slow downshift

When you drive your car at a steady speed, the transmission shifts from first to second quickly. However, when you start to accelerate or shift into a higher gear, the transmission has to move faster to get back on track. This extra movement can put pressure on the transmission and make it slip down into second or third gear.

One way to prevent this happening is to shift out of first and into second more slowly. When you are in a low gear, such as second, pause before shifting into third and back up into second. This will help prevent the automatic transmission from moving quickly as it shifts out of first and back into second.

Another way to avoid this situation is to drive in fifth or sixth gear more than normal. When driving in fifth or sixth gear, only shift out of them when necessary and only use the reverse pedal if needed.

Fast downshift

When you drive your car, you’re using the transmission gear to transfer power from your engine to your wheels. This transmission is like a box that moves power from one place to another.

This box is called the transmission and it sits in between the engine and the wheels. The Transmission regulates power to the wheel via a gearbox assembly called an input shaft and output shaft.

When you accelerate, your car’s output shaft needs more energy to shift into its input so it can continue moving faster. This energy can come from a number of places including engines, motors, transmissions, and gears.

If one of these parts is damaged, then the other ones won’t have enough energy to shift into its input so quickly and smoothly.

Malfunctioning torque converter

When transforming your rotary engine into a forced air cooled one, there can be a chance of the transmission slipping when accelerating. Luckily, this problem is more common in boats with moderate to high speed acceleration.

When running an air cooled engine, the fan must be mounted on the left side for it to have its right side up when operating the ottoman. This ottoman has a switch that controls the fan. When operating the ottoman, you have to pull the switch back in order for it to start spinning.

Some people find this problem funny and cute to mention while talking to people. They say that it only happens when you are starting or stopping so you would have to keep an eye on it. Others say that it happens at any time so they do not seem too serious about it.

Clutch wear

As mentioned earlier, a manual transmission has a clutch engage/disengage lever. A semi-automatics has an accelerator pull-up, but no brake. And an automatics has both!

If you have a automatic transmission, it may slip when you accelerate quickly. This is normal and safe. The clutch need to be engaged before the car starts to accelerate.

As the automatic shifts into first, second, or third gear, the engine will have to start shifting into reverse before the clutch can be released! This is good news though – if you have a good sized vehicle, you would not need to release the clutch at all!

If you have a manual transmission, then there may be a risk of slipping when you accelerate quickly. The force with which the car shifts can cause damage to the transmission. This must be prevented by using proper shift technique.

Excessive fuel consumption

As mentioned earlier, an automatic transmission requires a certain amount of fuel to operate. When driving at a slow speed or when changing directions, the automatic transmission needs more fuel to function.

This is normal as it requires them to shift gears into the drive position. However, when driving at a faster speed, such as when accelerating quickly, the automatic transmission needs less fuel as it does not need as much movement in the gears.

Because of this, the car may overheat and require a replacement transmission. If you notice that your car is overbilling or seizing up due to too much Transmission Slipping When Accelerating oil or Transmission Slip occurring, you should consider having a new transmission installed.

Slipping when warm then better when cold

Occasionally, your automatic transmission will slip when accelerating or de-accelerating. This happens when the transmission is in an elevated state of movement due to changing speeds.

When driving at a slow speed, the transmission remains in this state because it is not being transferred over to the next gear. When driving at a higher speed, the gearshift prevents moving quickly due to more force being needed to shift gears.

When you drive, you must drive at a steady pace or the transmission will settle into this state again.

Transmission oil too thick

When you drive your car at a speed above what your transmission is accustomed to, the transmission may slip. This is a problem when you need to quickly shift from neighborhood to neighborhood or highway to highway!

When this happens, the oil shifts in and out of the gears too thickly, creating poor shifting and resistance when shifting.

It may also take several shifts for the oil to settle into its post-transmission groove. This can take some time!

A common culprit for automatic transmissions that don’t have overdrive gear teeth, this can be fixed by changing the ratio of first and last gears. It may also be worth checking if your automatic has a park or shift lever as these may not be causing problem on their own.