Hope you can help me figure out what is happening with my transmission.
Here's what happened: While cruising on the highway at 65 mph in
automatic, all of a sudden, a pretty big jerk and noise heard from
below, and immediately the check engine light came on. However, I
continued driving while trying to figure out what happened, and noticed
that the transmission was stuck in 3rd gear (first noticed the high RPM
then checked by moving the shift to "manual").
I continued driving like that for another 10 miles until I got to my
exit, and then when I slowed down, I noticed that it wouldn't switch
down either (was stuck in 3rd gear even as I stopped at the light). By
going to "manual" I was able to shift to 2nd gear, and back to 3rd, but
not to 1st or 4th.
Later that day, after I got home and made a few calls trying to find a
good mechanic, I went down to the car, and took it for a spin, to my
surprise I noticed that it worked fine (switched gears as it normally
would), however the "check engine" light is still on.
Let me know if you have any idea what could be the problem here, and/or
if you had a similar problem. Should I expect this to happen again, do
I need to take it for a checkup?