Why is my Chevy Malibu Maxx Shifting hard?

My dads Chevy Malibu Maxx is down shifting hard. We drive at over 10 mph, then shift it into neutral, and when it drops below 10 mph, it down shifts with a thump. Why is that?

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acidbass7 years ago
 you probably have a small minor transmission prob i would take it to your local chevy dealership and have them look at it
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  acidbass7 years ago
yah it worked itself out i guess it had to break itself in everything is fine now
NachoMahma8 years ago
. Not necessarily the transmission. It might be the torque converter unlocking. . Unless it's a hard thump, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
Get a reputable garage to check it out if you can. If it's been doing it for a while and hasn't gotten any worse, you can wait until you're in for an oil change or something. There's a number of minor and/or major problems it could be associated with. My father's vehicle was doing it with a worn gear. My old car was doing it with something in the clutch. My new car did it with a bent linkage. It's probably not serious.
ok, The car is a 2006 so my dad will bring it to the dealer, after they do nothing, we will check it out.