4 Transmission Warning Signs

4 Transmission Warning Signs

Do you know the warning signs that your vehicle is experiencing transmission trouble? Here are key warning signs that your vehicle needs service from a qualified auto repair shop.

auto 3According to an article at automotiveolympia.com, “Transmission Warning Signs”

1. Problems with shifting gears

Since your car’s gears are an integral part of the transmission, irregularities with shifting gears are an almost certain sign your transmission is in trouble. Symptoms may include any of the following:

  • Hesitation when putting the car into gear
  • Falling out of gear while driving
  • Shifting gears for no apparent reason
  • Jerking when shifting gears

If your vehicle is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s time to have it looked at by a transmission repair specialist.

2. Grinding or shimmying between gears

If changing gears produces a grinding sound (in manual transmissions) or a shaking/shimmying (in automatic transmissions), it can be a sign of a worn clutch or other issues. In any case, if you experience this, don’t let it persist. Bring the car in for a check-up.

3. Unusual noises and “whines”

Often, transmission trouble is indicated when the vehicle begins producing unusual noises, like whining, buzzing or even clunks. Also, if your car sounds excessively noisy while in neutral, you should have it looked at. Other things than the transmission can cause these noises, but they should never be ignored.

4. Burnt, cloudy transmission fluid

Transmission fluid normally has a bright red color and a distinctive sweet smell. When the fluid appears dark and opaque, and if it looks/smells burnt, it’s a sign of trouble. Time to have the transmission checked out.” To read the entire article click here.

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