5 Signs that Transmission Fluid Is Low

5 Signs that Transmission Fluid Is Low


Transmission fluid plays a crucial role in ensuring healthy transmission function. Within your transmission, the fluid provides hydraulic pressure and lubrication. It also helps to prevent your transmission from overheating. It's crucial that you consistently drive with the proper level of clean transmission fluid. If you don't, then a variety of problems could develop. Here are five signs that your transmission fluid is low.

Delays in Shifting

If you're trying to shift between drive and reverse and there's a noticeable delay before gears engage, then there may be insufficient fluid pressure to force the gears to change in a timely manner. This delay may take two or three seconds before your vehicle shifts.

Gear Slippage

Low transmission fluid can cause your vehicle to resist going into certain gears. When this happens while you're driving, it actually poses a safety hazard because you no longer have complete control over the operation of your vehicle.

Rough Shifting

When transmission fluid gets below the necessary level, issues with shifting could arise, such as grinding. Herky-jerky shifting could also be a problem.

Fluid Check

It's a good idea to check your transmission fluid at least twice per year. By simply reading the dipstick, you may discover that your transmission fluid is too low.

Leaking Fluid

It's a good idea to periodically scan over the ground where your vehicle is regularly parked and check for evidence of automotive fluid leaks. If you see an accumulation of reddish colored fluid, then you've got evidence of a transmission fluid leak. Such leaks should always be fixed as soon as possible so that major transmission trouble doesn't develop.

If your transmission fluid level gets dangerously low and you don't address the problem, then your transmission could fail. If your transmission has failed and you need a replacement, be sure to order from a reputable supplier. For rebuilt transmissions in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina,Tennessee, Alabama, and throughout the U.S., contact the experts at Total Transmission Supply at (855) 907-0390. Feel free to give Total Transmission Supply a call today to find out more about our stock of professionally rebuilt transmissions!


Total Transmission Supply Blog
Posted: May 4, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ