5 Transmission Problems You Can't Ignore

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Subject: Transmission not going into upper gear occansionally

Have a 2005 Ford Mustang GT. 112,000 miles. At times while accelerating on the highway the revs get up to 3000 & about 40 mph & no shift. Pull off the expressway to a traffic light, put the car in park & back on to the expressway no problem.
The condition mimics the overdrive being off but its not.


Subject: Overdrive

2006 Pacifica. 183k miles. Every now and again it will shift hard from park to drive. I drive a lot of miles to work daily. Recently I have not odd that when on the highway at a speed of around 60 the motor sounds wound. Like it needs to shift. And I can have 170 miles left to empty and within 30 miles it drops to 20 miles til empty. I feel like it's something to do with overdrive since it is only when I get up to a speed of 55-60 and above.


Subject: 2003 Ford Taurus is struggling to accelerate and shift gears

I have asked around, had several people look at my vehicle and I have nothing to lose by reaching out and hopefully getting some information from someone else. My 2003 Ford Taurus is struggling to accelerate, has difficulty shifting gears, loses power when trying to go up hills or go from 0-40 mph. I have put a lot of money into this car and being a single, first time Mom, I need this car to last me. Is there anyone out there who may have suggestions for what could be the problem(s)? I was thinking fuel filter, cadilitic converter, O2 censor, transmission issue?? I don't know but I need to find out, get it fixed and make sure I have a safe, reliable car for my daughter and I. Thank you.


Subject: Jerking

Hi, I have a 2005 chevy impala an I have been experiencing a jerking from my transmission. I have had the oil changed a fuel pump changed gas filter replaced, strainer changed, transmission fluid changed an brakes. I had it checked at auto advance an the code says ob1811 or somethin like that...but isn't that a value or sensor. .an could that be the problem??


Subject: Jerking

I'm having the same problem and I had a new transmission put in

German Josiah EvansSaintClaire

Subject: 2005 Mercury Monterey Rough shifts

When I got this problem, I took it to Power Transmissions. They rebuild it in Aug 2015 and on Dec 2015 the problem begun again. I took it to them and they claimed that it was the first cylinder misfiring. I took it to the dealer and they could not find the misfiring cylinder issue. I believe if Power Transmissions fix it correctly I would not have this issue after 4 months. Does any body knows what could cause this Rough shifts issue on the first to second gear? I appreciate any information on it. German

Echo c

Subject: Transmission

My 1997 Toyota Camry le was making a creaking sound when in reverse I noticed it about a year ago, well though it was because of the age of the car. Now when I put it in reverse it doesn't seem to want to go only once and a while it will but smells like burning?? Any help I hear it can be a shift solenoid, also been told that I may have to repair a gear box, is it possible or true that these are possible to repair?? Thank any of you who can help


Subject: Transmission

I have a 2011 Chevy Malibu LS. My car was driving fine, and a couple days ago, it wouldn't back up. I put the care in Reverse, accelerated, but it wouldn't move at all. When I put the car in drive, it would go forward, hesitating some, but still went forward. Please help.


Subject: same car...same problem...

I was just wondering if you got an answer to this question or did you get it fixed? If so can you please tell me what was wrong. Mines just did this two days ago and haven't been able to get it to a shop yet because I'm dreading them saying i need a new transmission.


Subject: 2001 chevy blazer 4w v6

I can shift from park to drive but when i give it gas it does not go it does the same when i put it in 3 and 2 but it does go when i put it in 1 and give gas it does go it has plenty of transmission fluid and os not dirty or dark brown ....pls help what might be wrong.


Subject: 2002 FORD TAURUS

The last 2 days when I am driving on the freeway the RPM gauge drops to zero, the lights on the dash go off, but the radio stays on. I keep driving and when the RPM gauge starts working again (2 or 3 minutes after it goes off) the Seat Belt / Airbag light comes on. Today the engine light came on. Once I turn off the car and turn it back on the lights are off. Please help, the guys here at work are giving me all different opinions.


Subject: Lights coming on.

Strangely when my car did this it was a battery problem. When I went and had my battery changed the problem went away. My brother said it was due to the old battery not allowing the power to the system properly. Simple way to see if this is the problem is to have the battery tested. Unfortunately if yours is buried like mine it may be difficult to do so good luck. Oh and if it is a Walmart battery under warranty do NOT have it tested there take it to an auto parts store. I got stranded in the middle of the night because Walmart said it was fine because they didn't want to cover the warranty.


Subject: transmittion

i have a ford focus wagon 2002 and my transmittion is slipping when driving especially in third gear tell me how to fix this because it still has the power sometimes it dont and the ignition makes noise i change the oil put coolant change two of the solenoid first one and the shifting one can anyone help me


Subject: 2000 Chevy blazer

I have 2000 Chevy blazer 4wd LS. It makes a humming noise when driving 10mph- 35-mph especially at take off unless you just punch the gas pedal then it Dont do it until speed starts to decrease especially under 35 mph. I had someone say that it was internal transmission problems. Anyone have any advice and/ or has any had this problem


Subject: 2004 Nissan xterra won't shift into other gears

Is there anything that would cause a transmission not to shift gears other than a bad transmission? It goes into drive but won't shift to the other gears while driving. It is hesitating or driving sluggish in drive. I didn't know if there is anything else I could check besides the fluid level that will cause this to happen.


Subject: Let me start off by informing

Let me start off by informing you that I am NOT a mechanic.
Do you have a check engine light - Specifically trouble code P0700? If so, if the transmission is going into drive, but not shifting out of 2nd, it could be electrical. I would start off by checking your fuses. If the fuse to the Transmission Control Module (TCM) is blown, the TCM cannot tell the trans to shift gears. It could also be a loose connection at the TCM or the solenoid pack. Just a couple things to check. Hope this helps.


Subject: 2004 Nissan xterra won't shift into other gears

This wasn't an issue when I bought it a couple weeks ago, and it had an issue with the alarm system. Ever since that issue, the transmission won't shift. I'm not cometely convinced it's the transmission itsself, but what else could it be? Any ideas?


Subject: 2004 Grand Prix Gt

My car has been jerking like i try to press on the gas and my car jumps ..goes back and forth then want to go forward but never in full speed ... Another thing is something when I get I. My car for the first time in the morning and I try to drive off my car never goes over 20 miles but after bout 5 mins it's starts to drive regular !!! I just recently had a tune up ... Is my transmission going out , if so how long be it completely goes out ???

chris sidiropoulos

Subject: Ford e-350 diesel,7,3 liter engine,Super duty

I bought the van a year ago with 124 K . the transmission acts like slipping one time and after a while shifts normally like new. What is going on ? Do i need a new trans or repairs are needed to correct any problems ? The van is 1999 cargo.


Subject: 99 ford explorer 4.0 ohv

When I put my explorer in drive it goes in to 3rd gear but shifting manually still has all 3 gears and overdrive but it slips going into third


Subject: My 2008 Suzuki forenza is

My 2008 Suzuki forenza is jerking when shifting gears and some times not even shifting...do I need to replace tranamission or transmission range sensor.it's going good in reverse but in drive mode its not moving

Nick kelly

Subject: Transmission

I have a 92 Chevy pickup with a 700r4 I bought the trans and put it in with a buddy a couple days ago. I started driving it and it was doing fine I seen when my truck started warming up it didn't want to shift right. I'm having to get down in it hard before it shifts. Today it blew out the rubber line cause fluid to go everywhere. Could it maybe be the 2 lines coming off the trans are on backwards or the shift down cable not set right? I'm clueless


Subject: I think is transmision problem

I have a 2004 Nissan armada when driving from a Higher speed it jurks and all off a sudden I can only do 20mph or less. The r/min meter goes all the way up when I am trying to accelerate


Subject: Transmission fluid

The other day I got pulled out of a snow drift and emidiatly afterwards I noticed all my transmission fluid was on the ground. I looked for all the lines but can't find the leak. Should I just replace the lines all together?


Subject: 1995 chevy blazer

Was driving home and truck was running good. Came to a stop and then proceeded. All of a sudden my truck stopped and won't go forward only reverse

Winifred A Handel

Subject: Car will not move forward in drive.

My problem is basically the same as the one the 1995 chevy blazer has. I was driving up a hill, however, and suddenly my car started doing nothing but going backwards down the hill. It would not go forward.

Marcia Rudebeck

Subject: Stuck in park

My car gets stuck in park and takes about 5 mins of pushing the button on the side of the lever and then Klunks into the next gear it's a 2004 Nissan xtrail auto it has doneover 220000 ks its it my gearbox going or nearly gone

Leonardo Ulloa

Subject: Tranny or Motor mounts?

I recently purchased a 2007 Saturn Aura XR which I drove home 2hrs away. I had no issues whats so ever the whole way home. About a week later now I'm feeling a thump or thud on first and second gear change (no slipping or slowing at all) just the thumps. Other than that the car rides very smooth, even on the first 2 gears after the thumps. If I don't punch it at all and just press on the gas smoothly during take off from a stop I don't feel the thumps. What could this be?

Benjamin Chell

Subject: Jerking feeling transmission?

I would look into motor mounts rubber might be bad or torn dried out, 2nd try replacing trans fluid and filter but before that I would check engine torque mounts. Tranny. Mount then oil change then trans fluid with a additive for more lubrication. Follow manufacturers guildlines for correct trans fluid.


Subject: Transmission

1993 ford ranger 2
3 4 cylinder automatic transmission when you go from park to drive it delay for about 5 second and then shift hard in to gear


Subject: Chrysler 200

Hey so my car has been running jus fine I thought a few times my Trans may have slipper here n there but nothing drastic. My car been running perfect well today I left my light on n my car so my battery was dyeing so wen I went to start my car it wldnt start right away so I kinda forced started my car and it started but then my engine light turned on and now wen I'm driving my car Jerks Almost like it's not wanting to accelerate. . There's no ticking noises or anything the only thing at all wrong is the Jerking of my car feels like being in a car with someone that doesn't knoo how to drive a stick . And the other prob is the engine .light. help me please idk what to do please someone give. E sum answers


Subject: Jerking

Code p0304 I would guess if I can remember correctly... Camshaft position sensor malfunction. Replace both camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor. They are underneath your car on passenger side connected to engine. I replaced both of mine. Cleared the code with my obdII reader and haven't had the problem since. Now I have a cylinder 6 misfire and a transmission problem. Need to buy a coil pack for the engine and a new transmission which fortunately I know how to do it all. Anyways..... Those sensors are only $30-$40 each and are usually in stock. Having faulty sensors for those parts of your engine that the computer monitors, is like having partial blindness in both of your eyes and giving your brain false signals.


Subject: Delayed Engagement

My 2006 Nissan Altima SER just started doing #3 on the list of problems which is Delayed Engagement, I shift from park to drive and in about 3-5 seconds it jumps into drive. Any feedback on this?


Subject: 1991 trooper tranny

So.. My 1991 isuzu trooper is giving me trouble. The check trans light is coming on and at times if i am at a stop, trying to get moving again is slow and a little loud. If i turn off the car and then turn it back on Everything seems to go back to normal for a while.
My tranny fluid is fine (good levels, good color, no burnt smell)...

Any ideas on what i should be checking/fixing?


Subject: 2000 volvo s80 t6

I got the car for cheap and had some work done on it. They flushed the transmission and it worked fine, but a month or so it stopped working. The mechanic says he can't find anything wrong with the transmission but it works after you flush it. I was looking at replacing it, but if i don't have to i would prefer a cheaper option. If anyone has any suggestions please help!!


Subject: car failure

my Volvo S80 suddenly lose power. checked the transmission fluid and is full well above level. actually its overflowing. if the car stops and i start it after 5 minutes it goes well n repeats again after a few kilometers. whats the problem?


Subject: Transmission or solenoid

Hey! i have bmw 325i 2006 E90, 113,000 Miles , 6HP19 Automatic Transmission, the problem is about 2 month when i drive car my rpm drop 500 in speed below 80km and cars jerking i thought its vanos solenoid also i have this problem related with my transmission :lately when i try to change shifter To N , my screen turn red and alarm shows transmission failure, and going to safe mode after 5-6 hour its going to be ok and i can drive but every time i try to go N ,this happens,its funny i can use DS or M- or M+(car still jerking below 80km) but when i go to N alarms goes ON ,i changed ATF two month ago and use Vaico .i want to change it again and use ZF 6 and see whats happened , any one can help me ?


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Subject: Transmission

I took my 2011 RAM 1500 Laramie to my mechanic. It has 96 thousand +/- km. He did the usual required maintenance work needed. One of those jobs was to change the transmission filters and replace the transmission oil. Puts everything together. Checked it and everything was wonderful. I get in, turn it on and put it into drive. To hear the engine rev up and no power to drive forward. Then the engine light goes on. I wasn't out of the lot yet. Called him over. He put the computer on it and the code stated I had low pressure in the transmission. Since then he has replaced the filters with new parts and started up to find I still have the same problem.
There was a scraping noise if driving forward a few feet. Generally no forward power just revs. Will move backwards. Played with the +/- gears and the 4 wheel drive, but nothing.
Any suggestions?


Subject: Transmission

I have a 2004 Honda accord Ex. While driving on highway I experience jerking then car automatically slows down even while pressing gas also jerks speeds up, then jerks again after I come to a complete stop at red light or stop sign the car shuts Off and steering wheel locks!Please tell me wats wrong because I have payments and driving is very uncomfortable on highway with high speeds...help


Subject: whats the issue.

I have a 2006 ford freestyle it won't move but go in all gears easily I check the transmission fluid it didn't have any do this stop u from moveing

Andul rahman

Subject: Check trans warning light

When the check trans on the warnning indicator light turns on.. my car power is loosing , like my car are starting on 2nd gear or something.. anyone know have any suggestion or advice on repairing .


Subject: transmission

when I drive up a steep grade pulling a 28 ft long trailor, my chevy truck acts as if it don't have any power going and pulling up hill, but when I get to level top of hill engine or trans seems to kick in, then truck drives smooth. going up hill slows me to a crawl about 20 to 15 miles per hour, sometimes slower. when I went to shop they said that it was my trans and about 125,000-135,000 chevy tranies are known to go out. does this sound like my tranie and it true of chevy tranies going out at milage above.


Subject: transmisson

i am having the same problem with my 02 chevy 2500hd. did you find out yet whats wrong with yours??


Subject: Starting at 2nd gear (Sometimes)

Dear, my car sometimes starts at 2nd gear and when it does it goes to 3rd gear but doesn't make it to 4th. I switch it off then start again and the problem is sloved until few days later same thing happens. What seems to be the problem? Thanks

mark wixted

Subject: Pajero 95 trans

My 3l auto pajero wont change gear
sometimes i need to let my foot the gas then it changes , ?? Any ideas


Subject: suzuki engine shutting off in motion.

I got a 2005 suzuki. Just started shuuting down whenever I get to the stop or traffic light. Its done this 3times. The engine comes back on itself after a while. A day or an hour. I changed the catalitic converter n a week later for the Third time it does the same at a stop sign. The radio would kp playing but the engines shuts down. If I try to turn it back on, it gives me a sound like its about to come back on but actually doesnt until some hours later. I got a p2279 code now. Pls what could be d problem n how much I'm I looking to spend again cos I spent almost a thousand fixing the catalitic converter.

Curtis Owens

Subject: transmission

while driving my 2000 ford explorer 4 cylinder, i could be at light or just driving period and it seems as if my truck change from drive to neutral while in on the gas driving forward or rev. I wouyld stop, park tuirn off, let it sit, crank it back up, put it in drive it would change out then go back into neautral... what should i do/// whats wrong with my truck?


Subject: transmission

I had someone put a speed sensor on my 96lumina and it still want shift in first gear it ribs up the motor and then goes into gear computer says speed sensor is bad could it be a transmission sensor


Subject: 01 licon L's

I have a Lincoln L's its an 01 and while driving it it feels like the transmission is slipping is this something I need to take care of ASAP or can it Waite a few weeks till I get paid again what can happen if I waite

Young song

Subject: 2004 Acura Mdx

Recently I changed transmission mechanics told me he changed with used one .2 month passed. driving is ok. but if I put rear. car is nat back up .also when I driving hilly speed limited 30 to 40 only also whining sound .if I move my feet from accurate stopped noise .service light never show.


Subject: transmission

When i go up a hill it wont pull and i had my gas all the way to the floor and still would not go had to pull over and turn it off let it cool down and then it would go until it gets hot and does it again but my check engine light did not ever come on please help


Subject: shifting problem

I have 1997 ford explorer wth good running condition..I had no prblem before but when im trying to put on p ( park ) it wont let me instead it stays in between on p ( park) and r ( reverse)..its wont go all the way to the park positon, no problem on shifting it todrive & to nuetral...is this a transmission problem and how muchwill cost me on fixing my car...may car has low malliage...


Subject: 1997 Ford Explorer

Minds does the same but unfortunately for me my transmission is going out.. But I d think that's the cause of a bad transmission...


Subject: 2002 Frontier transmission question

My 2002 Frontier with auto transmission will, from time to time, seem to suddenly stall. However, if I shift it into neutral and then back to drive it picks up and continues on. This may happen several times in a row. Some days it doesn't happen at all. Level of speed doesn't seem to make a difference.

Is this the transmission slipping?


Subject: transmission issues

The weather is really cold here in minnesota my trans goes from park to drive kind of violently its possible i may need to get the fluid and filter changed it has almost 300,000 miles on it will due basic maintenence see if that,fixes it also thought differencial may need some 90 weight added.


Subject: ford freestar

I have a ford freestar and I was driving it and all of a sudden it jumped to 500 rpms and then would not pull will start but won't go no where can any one please tell me what it could be


Subject: ford freestar

I have a 2005 ford freestar and I got a notice from Ford corp that there was a recall on the torque converter mine wasn't messing up at the time but I got it done anyway...worth checking it out...call Ford corp and get it changed for free...good luck!


Subject: 2000 lincoln ls 3.9

Put car in park position but dash light says it in reverse. So I have to put park brake on, other than that it shifts fine. What could it be?

Deidre Jackson

Subject: saturated carpet on passenger side

I recently had an oil change and the mechanic told me my motor was in good shape a day later I noticed a
strange smelly light colored fog coming from under the hood close to the wind shield. Before the oil change my car was driving fine now it seems as if it doesnt want to to drive and shifting to reverse and drive my car just sits there then moves please help with any info


Subject: tranmission

I have a 2007 Pontiac gran pix regular 3800 motor and I was at a light as I press on the gas I heard I thump noise then car wouldnt drive in regular gear I can only drive it in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear at the bottom of the shifter did my tranmission go or something else wrong I only have 67000 miles on the dash????? Can u please respond bk and my revese still works fine


Subject: Is it the transmission and what should do?

I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle that whines when it is drive or sitting? It sounds the same when its in drive as in overdrive. the car still runs the same and no jerking or etc. Is this the transmission? What can I do immediately to save my transmission and will the cost be manageable?

ron melrose

Subject: 07 ford free style wines //

I have asked some tranny guys they say that they do not like or do CVT trans how do you get rid of the wineing?? no one KNOWS?? some said get a ford rebuilt tranny ?? would changing fluid help sounds like a bearing hum?? what can be done?? your help would be helpful to me thank you ron


Subject: Ford Freestyle that whines

Why do you think it's the transmission?

Sounds like the power steering pump or another part/pulley that runs off the serpentine belt.

Or could even be the fuel pump.

Kasha Bells

Subject: Transmission

I have a 2008 Ford Taurus. It seems like when my car changes gears it jerks. I took it to a Ford dealership and they told me nothing was wrong with the tranmission. I dont have any check engine lights or anything coming on in my car. I'm not sure if it's the transmission or something else. Please I need advise.

Leo G

Subject: Transmission issue

I have a 2000 Ford Windstar van. I read in some blogs that Taurus and Windstar have the same engine. Mine too... the engine Jerks off specially from 1st to 2nd gear, my check engine and transmission "o/d" light do not light up. What I did is a trans fluid and filter changed about 3 months ago and the jerk is almost gone now. Once in a while I still get it but not as bad like before. I put full synthetic transsion fluid instead of the regular Mercon V. Mobile 1 or Valvoline are the good ones. Good luck!


Subject: I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle

I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle I hear a loud noise when my car is on park and on neutral but stops when I put it in gear. Also when my car is running I hear a like helicopter noise but stops when my car stops. Is it the transmission or something else? Help anyone.

jenni potroz

Subject: transmission slippig

I have just bought a honda stream 2002 and ehen changing from second to third gear it appears to slip....is this serious.. i went back to to see car dealer and he said not to worry about it and just keep on driving it...it has a 12mth mechanical insurance which he said can be used later down the track...does this sound right...


Subject: Car

No that doesnt sound right , if your paying car notes , he wants you too pay till your transmission go out , i say take it back ASAP .

Elton Brindley

Subject: 2000 Mercury marqui

The transmission was vibrating. Had an additive addied to the transmission 5-28-2013. Seems to be starting to vibrate again.


Subject: transmission

Only get reverse ford auto 2000 xlt..they adjusted shifter twice...rebuilt trans 30 months ago..truck..ranger..1300 to rebuild...get second opinion?not a bad estimate..13...but I didn't have many miles since I had it rebuilt....no tow or plow...advice?


Subject: Merc. Gran. Marquis 2004

Merc. Gran. Marquis 2004
Suddenly, one day car would not drive forward in any gear reverse works fine.
Also, cruise control quit at same time.
Dealership said new tran. Stumped !

Mahadev Desai

Subject: 1999 Odyssey Honda

Runs forward, Not in reverse. Runs some time and slow down and stop. Again I start as usual and runs for a while and loose the power and stops.


Subject: 2001 Honda CRV transmission slipping

Transmission seems to be sluggish and slow to shift at times, but not consistently.
What can be the problem & approximate repair cost. Rest of the car is fine and has 187,000 miles on it.
Comments please?


Subject: yukon problems

My Yukon keeps turning of everytime i try pushing the gas n it would pull back n forth like if it didn't have any power.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had

I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.

I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.

That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.