Transmission repairs or replacements are inconvenient, stressful and can be costly. It is recommended to pay attention to any activity that seems unusual. Following the recommended maintenance procedures and schedule intended to prevent problems will help your transmission last longer. Major issues are bound to arise if your transmission is not well maintained. Symptoms of a problem should be checked by us as soon as they develop.
As soon as you recognize that something seems off with your vehicle’s functionality, it’s time to start considering the problem and finding a way to fix it. If you are having some car trouble, it is important to know what the most common types of transmission problems are so that you can easily diagnose them and get them fixed.
The moment you shift from park to drive the car should immediately go into the proper gear. For automatic transmissions, you might notice that when shifting into drive or park that there is a delay before you feel the gear engage. This is usually a transmission-based concern. Manual transmissions can have the same lacking response issue, but after shifting into gear the engine’s RPMs will surge, but the car won’t move as fast as the engine sounds like it’s going. This is usually caused by a clutch that needs to be replaced, but may sometimes point to a more severe problem.
Manual transmissions will emit sounds that can be described as being slightly more mechanical, louder and abrupt sounding. A clunking sounds when you shift gears almost always lies within a transmission, while constant velocity joins or the differential may be the source if the clunking is coming from the underside of your car.
A leak is probably the most recognizable symptom and should be repaired as soon as possible. Letting the fluid leak is one of the most common causes transmission break down. The fluid lubricates, cleans and conditions the seals and acts as hydraulic fluid. Without it, the engine will seize up and stop working completely.