6 Must-Know Signs of a Transmission Issue

6 Must-Know Signs of a Transmission Issue

When left unaddressed, small transmission issues can rapidly escalate to the point that major repairs are necessary. If the transmission trouble is particularly bad, it may be more economical to install a rebuilt transmission instead of paying for all the labor costs associated with the repair needs. Here are six symptoms of a transmission problem.

Transmission Fluid Leak

From time to time, you should scan over the ground where you regularly park your car and see if there is any evidence of leaking automotive fluids. Transmission fluid can often be told apart from other fluids by its reddish tone. A low transmission fluid level can lead to major transmission problems so you'll want to be sure to address this issue as soon as possible.

Burning Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid is typically best checked with the engine still running. If the fluid looks or smells burnt, then you'll want to have a mechanic check for any underlying problems.

Gear Slippage

One of the most obvious indications of transmission trouble is that your vehicle suddenly pops out of gear while you're driving along. In some instances, this problem can be addressed by getting a transmission fluid flush. However, this could also be indicative of a more serious transmission problem that requires extensive care from the mechanic.

Rough Shifting

If your vehicle starts jerking when you shift, then then your transmission could be running on worn-out parts that are due for replacement.


If you drive a stick shift, grinding is symptomatic of clutch failure. However, there's also a chance that you'll only need a clutch adjustment.

Difficult to Put in Gear

You shouldn't have to try numerous times to put your manual transmission in gear. But if you do, then you could be dealing with a clutch master cylinder problem.

If your transmission has failed and you need a replacement, be sure to order from a reputable supplier. For rebuilt transmissions in Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, 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 ask about our stock of expertly rebuilt transmissions!

Total Transmission Supply Blog
Posted: February 4, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ