2001 Mazda 626 Q&A

2001 Mazda 626 Question: Dramatic gear change

When my vehicle shifts from first to second or second to third gear, the rpm builds up until the gear changes and there is a significant jerk in the car at the time it changes gear. The car has a 100K miles on it. Why would this be? -
Answer 1
First thing to check is your transmission fluid level, If its low it will slip when changing gears. -
Comment 1
What else could cause this other than low transmission fluid? -
Comment 2
I see a turbine speed sensor available from the dealer and the labor to change this is .6 of an hour -
Answer 2
it sounds exactly like the transmission in my van but I had it rebuilt and all is good....here's whats happening to yours you are actually skipping over 2nd gear and when it finally catches third you feel a jerk and since 2nd gear is usually paired with 4th or overdrive so 4th is getting toasted to.........sorry about your luck!!!!!!! -
Comment 1
what was the cost to change gear on your car mine is doing the same thing... -