Car sometimes shifts


#1

i have a 2001 saturn l200 2.2 about 160000…about 4 days ago i went to wal-mart to get some things…as i went back to my car i put my stuff in car then i start the car when i put the car in drive the car kick hard then as i was driveing i could not get out of first gre…so then i pull over to turn car off…so i got out and look under the car to see if i cud see anything did not see nothing…so then i start the car back up the car drive home just find and then today it did the same thing…


#2

Have you checked the level of transmission fluid? When was the last time you had the transmission fluid and filter changed?


#3

the transmission dont have a beup stick


#4

Take it to a trusted local mechanic and ask him to check the fluid level.


#5

i took the car to the shop and thay check fluid level and scan transmission for codes there was no code


#6

Sounds like you will need help from a transmission shop. Try to find a recommended independent shop, not a chain like AAMCO.


#7

i took my car to shop today.thay told me my transmission fluid really dark and need to change it so i got that done…then he told me i got engine codes p0340 camshaft position sensor problem code p1599


#8

You can read what those codes mean here: http://www.obd-codes.com

Note that the P0340 code can come from several different places, not just the sensor itself.

P1599 is an “engine near stall” code that may be a simple fix like new spark plugs and/or plug wires. Try replacing those if they are old.


#9

thanks for all your help