What could be a problem that causes my car to jerk bad when changing gears?
Normally it changes gears very smoothly on a straight line, but in a sharp turn it jerks bad when changing 1st gear to 2nd gear.
It only jerk one time (like the wheels suddenly locked) at the moment the gear changed.
Only in sharp turns people, especially if i keep pressing on the gas petal.
I can avoid this by turning the car slow. Accelerate the car out of a corner using 1st gear only.
I already changed the transmission fluid, and filter last year. but this happened long before that and it's still now. I should have fixed this a long time ago. The transmission could go out anytime soon.
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low fluid will do that or pressure loss, like from a cracked line. But this is a pretty bulletproof tranny they can take a beating. Can you smell the fluid on the dipstick and see if it's close to a burnt smell? Anytime there's slipping the clutch bands are on their last leg, but the good thing is the rebuild is cheap if you can pull the trans on your own, clean it good (degreased) and take it to a reliable shop. But calling around 1st is better then just showing up