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Q: Can you push start a car with an automatic transmission?
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Can you use a rolling start if a car with an automatic transmission will not start?

You can if you put it in neutral and push it to get a good enough start and try starting it and if it does then try to put it in drive and go yes and no you can not push start an automatic car. but if you can get it up to about 35 to 40 mph and put it in drive it will work but it is not worth the trouble . I would NOT do this unless you want to take the chance of buying a new transmission. You can not push start todays automatic cars. The engine drives the transmission hydraulic pump, not the driveshaft. Only the early Hydramatic transmissions from the 1940's and 50's you could push start if you got the vehicle up to aprox 25 mph or more.

How can start your car if your starter is dead?

If it's a "stick shift" (manual transmission) have someone push or pull your vehicle using another vehicle, then put YOUR vehicle into second gear and release the clutch. The engine should start right away so be ready to take the car out of gear and use the brakes to keep from hitting the car that's pulling you. If it's an "AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION"... replace the starter. You can't push-start an automatic.

How can you start your car if the starter is bad?

Manual cars can be started with a bad starter due to the ability to roll start the car. Automatic transmission cars are not so lucky. To roll start a manual car all you need to do is put the car in gear with the key in the "on" position, push in the clutch, get the car to roll, then quickly release the clutch. The transmission will slam into the engine and force it to turn. Don't forget to push the clutch back in once it starts or the car will stall.

What is an automatic car?

A car with an automatic transmission.

How do you drive an automatic transmission car?

In most automatic cars, in Great Britain where I live, all you have to do is put the car into D (Drive) and push the accelerator. This will automatically change the gears of the car up and down.

Why does a car start but when in gear not move?

The parking brake is on or the transmission (automatic) or the clutch (standard) has problems.

Would an automatic transmission car jerk when shifting after having had a transmission flush?

would an automatic transmission car jerk when shifting after having had a transmission flush

For a manual transmission im right their at the cliff your starter is out you cannot push start it is their a way you can bypass the starter?

you have to push clutch pedal in/then push the car let pedal out should start.

What does it mean when you push on the accelerator but the car fails to move?

Does the engine rev when you press on the accelerator? If it does check to make sure the emergency brake is not engaged. Is the car an automatic or a standard transmission? You have to make sure it is in gear.If it is a standard the problem is the cluch apparatus, pressure plate etc. If automatic you have to check the level of fluid in the automatic transmission.

What is a car that changes gear by itself?

A car with an automatic transmission. Or an automatic. (same thing)

What do I need to change a manual to automatic transmission?

A parts car like yours with an automatic transmission.

What are the benefits of having a car with automatic transmission?

There are many benefits of owning a car with automatic transmission. These benefits would include the automatic shifting of gears as the vehicle moves.