5 Signs Of Transmission Problems


Transmission problems can be a serious issue in any vehicle and result in expensive repairs if ignored. Therefore, it is important to spot certain signs before it is too late. That's why we have put together a list of a few symptoms a transmission can have when it starts to malfunction. Here are five signs of transmission problems that you should be aware of and take advantage of:

1. Delayed Or Rough Shifting

If your car is having trouble shifting gears or you notice a delay in the response time when you shift gears, the transmission is to blame. Low fluid levels, overheating, and even broken components can result in the symptoms listed above. Make sure you visit a mechanic for an inspection and diagnosis.

2. Strange Noises

Unusual noises such as whining, buzzing, or clunking are never good signs. This especially applies to the transmission because of all its moving components that can make weird sounds when broken. Be aware of sounds resembling grinding because they can lead to more costly repairs.

3. Burning Smell

A burning smell can be noticed when the transmission is overheating. When the temperature rises, the fluid starts to heat up and burn, leading to a weird smell. Smoke can also be detected coming from the console or even the air vents.

4. Transmission Fluid Leaks

Just like any other component that has a lot of moving parts, the transmission has fluid in it to keep everything lubed and running smoothly. This means that it is prone to leaks and gasket cracks. Make sure to keep an eye on the driveway for any fluid stains, and if you notice any, visit a repair shop ASAP.

5. Dashboard Warning Light

Most modern cars have a dashboard warning light that illuminates when there is a transmission problem. One of them is the check engine light, which, despite its name, is also connected to the transmission. When a problem is detected, like overheating or subpar performance, it usually switches on to inform the driver.

Transmission Repairs At D. Wells Automotive Service!

If you have noticed any of the signs listed above or have other reasons to believe your transmission is acting weird, make sure to visit our shop! Our team will be happy to help out with anything worrying you, so make sure to contact us or book an appointment online today!

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