Transmission Popping out of 2nd Gear

When shifting into the 2nd gear, the transmission pops out. However the transmission shifts normal in other gears, the reason why transmission jumps out of 2nd gear is that the shift linkage is out of adjustments or the shifter fork is loose.

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Possible cause of transmission to pop out of 2nd gear

1. The shift linkage out of adjustments.
2. The shifter fork is loose.

Because the transmission is very complex parts when it comes to vehicle, it is very difficult to explain in detail what is going on in the transmission why the transmission is popping out of the 2nd gear when the shift linkage is out of adjustments or when the shifter fork is loose. Just a simple explanation is that the shifter fork and the shift linkage have something to do of having the transmission staying on the gear. With that said if one of these components has a problem like out of adjustments or loose then it can cause the transmission to jump out of a certain gear. All the causes mentioned above is just a possibilities of why the problem occurs and there might be other cause in which can only be determined when the transmission is inspected in actual condition.

What to do when the transmission pops out of 2nd gear

If the car can be driven using different gear position then it is better because you can drive the car to the nearest car shop so that the mechanic can check the car, but if the car cannot be driven then have it towed to the nearest car shop.

Verify if the car is still under warranty because it will be covered and you will have problem on the cost if the car is not within the period of warranty, you are lucky if the car is within the specified warranty period set by the manufacturer because the dealer will take care of the problem and shoulder all the expenses that is incurred during the repair of the vehicle.

Having this kind of job on your car is pretty much expensive, if the car is not under warranty then you will shoulder all the expenses it will be a much expensive be need to bring the car to a reputable shop that specialize transmission repair, usually the mechanic will only need to adjust the shift linkage but if the problem is not fixed after the adjustments then the problem might be worst and the transmission is necessary to be inspected by a mechanic to determine the real cause of the problem.


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