Why does an automatic car feel sluggish when it shifts?

5

Asked by Nov 06, 2013 at 03:19 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS Coupe RWD

Question type: General

2 Answers

30

It's gonna have some sluggishness while shifting through the gears at certain speeds. If its slipping thats not good. How to tell if it's slipping is easy.... but be carefull. From a dead stop, punch the gas pedal about 3/4 way down and go through the gears. If your engine rev's up and your transmission seems like it's not wanting to shift properly and it's taking a long time than you might have a transmission problem. Good luck!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
8,015

is your fluid at the proper level (within the dipstick XXX 's but not above) ? that could be a problem. it may need a fluid & filter change after 40k miles of use. if clutch packs were slipping it would feel rough.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,760
  • #2
    carGrrl
    Reputation
    1,200
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,090
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
602 Great Deals out of 38,610 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Corvette
162 Great Deals out of 17,423 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,567 Great Deals out of 173,267 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
3,131 Great Deals out of 219,089 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 3 Series
1,033 Great Deals out of 32,537 listings starting at $1,200
Used Pontiac Firebird
9 Great Deals out of 759 listings starting at $3,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
858 Great Deals out of 28,373 listings starting at $2,001
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,153 Great Deals out of 64,214 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
9,938 listings starting at $19,699
2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 8,540 listings starting at $17,599
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,278 listings starting at $16,990
2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 2,612 listings starting at $11,891
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 2,258 listings starting at $10,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.