Common Signs of Automatic Transmission Trouble

Common Signs of Automatic Transmission Trouble


Common Signs of Automatic Transmission TroubleIn late-model vehicles, automatic transmissions are typically controlled by computers. Although computerized technology has improved the efficiency with which automatic transmissions operate, there are still a lot of common problems that afflict today's automatic transmissions. At the first indication of transmission trouble, you'll want to bring your vehicle to the shop. If you delay, the problem could quickly worsen and perhaps even require transmission replacement. If you do need a new transmission, you'll want to order from a reputable supplier. At Total Transmission Supply, we ship expertly rebuilt transmissions from all manufacturers. Here's a look at five common signs of an automatic transmission problem.

Shifts Erratically

Your automatic transmission might start shifting unpredictably if there is a problem with the computer. This could create a serious safety hazard. If your car is doing this, you'll want to cease driving it and have a mechanic take a look.

Delays in Shifting

An issue related to automatic transmission fluid could cause your vehicle to just rev up when you try to shift between park and drive. Transmission fluid provides fluid pressure, lubrication, rust prevention, and cooling. So it's very important that you're driving with clean transmission fluid that is kept at the right level.

Leaking Transmission Fluid

One sign of a transmission fluid leak is that there's reddish-colored fluid on the ground where your car has been parked. Another potential sign of a leak is that you check your transmission fluid level and the transmission dipstick indicates that the fluid has gotten worryingly low.

Bump in the Downshift

If there's a noticeable bump when your automatic transmission shifts down, then you may have a fluid-related issue and you should bring your car to the shop for service.

Whining Sound

An issue with the torque converter can cause a whining noise during shifting. This symptom may precede bigger problems, so it should be addressed ASAP.

Rebuilt Transmissions Shipped Anywhere in the U.S.

If you need a replacement transmission, contact Total Transmission Supply at (855) 907-0390. We'll set you up with the right transmission for your car, truck, or SUV. Feel free to give us a call today to order an expertly rebuilt transmission that can be shipped anywhere in the United States!


Total Transmission Supply Blog
Posted: March 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ