When I push on the gas pedal, my car hesitates, then lunges forward, squealing tire.

Asked by Feb 06, 2018 at 10:59 PM about the 2000 Mercury Mystique

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Also, when I’m stopped, (at a light or stop sign) when my foot in on the brake,
the car it thrusting forward, trying to go. And at times, when I’m driving, the
RPM’s go up and down. Thanks for reading this & I hope someone can help.

4 Answers


Did you ever have the tranny serviced , probably not , transmission fluid & filter changed at about every 60,000 miles , Neglecting to have the tranny serviced is the # 1 reason for tranny failure The converter locking up

I only got the car about a year ago & no I’ve never had it serviced. So you think that’s the problem? That I need a new transmission?


No try having the tranny fluid & filter changed first that means having the tranny pan removed & a new filter installed , Don't get a tranny flush


All is good advise on the transmission, but I don't think that is the problem, unless the transmission is slipping. If everything seems fine with the engine, holding steady rpms at idle and under load, then have the trany serviced as AnarchyAngel suggests.

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