Is my transmission going or is it a clutch or something else all together?

Asked by Nov 18, 2015 at 06:20 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, so I have a 2010 Chevy Impala LS
and I've had problems with it since
the day after I bought it. My main
concern is though when I stop at a
red light or a stop sign and then try
to go again my car doesn't go right
away. What will happen is I go to
press the accelerator and my tires
well spin and then squeal and then I
would shoot forward. It doesn't do
this all the time though. I've taken it
to the dealership about two weeks
ago but they don't feel anything and
of course it doesn't do it when they
drive it. I know it's not because I
don't press the pedal hard enough
because it's done it on my mom and
dad as well. It did it about 4 different
times within a 5 minute drive coming
home from work. So I pulled over in
a gas station got out and checked
my transmission fluid and it doesn't
smell burnt and it's full. I called my
dad to come and drive it home
because I'm scared of driving it and
rear ending someone.

1 Answer


You definitely have something going on. Did the dealer check for codes? even though the check engine light is not on? I would try and find a good trany guy who dose this all the time. I would do a trany filter change and add a trany additive of some sort that you can find at the parts store, sounds to me that there is a sticking solenoid or torque converter not locking up at the proper rpm. What ever you do, DO NOT get a trany flush!! This only will inevitably lead to a trany rebuild!

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