Common Symptoms of Transmission Trouble

Common Symptoms of Transmission Trouble


Because minor transmission issues are notorious for quickly worsening, it's important to take action at the first sign of a problem. If you delay, the problem could soon worsen to the point that you need very expensive repairs---or perhaps a new transmission altogether. If you do need a replacement transmission, contact Total Transmission Supply. We provide expertly rebuilt transmission for every manufacturer.

Warning Signs of a Transmission Problem

One of the most clear-cut signs of a transmission problem is that your vehicle pops out of gear while you're driving along. Gears could be slipping because pollutants in transmission fluid aren't allowing the fluid to flow freely. As a result, there isn't enough hydraulic pressure for the car to stay in gear. In some cases, this issue can be resolved by getting to the shop for a transmission flush, but this symptom could also be indicative of a more in-depth issue.

By periodically checking your transmission fluid, you're more likely to notice if a transmission problem is emerging. Transmission fluid usually needs to be checked with the car still running. As the engine cools, transmission fluid is liable to contract. Consequently, when checking your transmission fluid with the engine cold, you might get a misleading reading on how much fluid you're actually driving with. If you check your fluid and see that it has gotten really low, then you may have a leak. It's very important to address transmission fluid leaks ASAP so that major problems don't develop. Also, if your fluid looks or smells burnt, then you'll want to have a transmission specialist conduct an inspection.

In manual transmissions, there are certain signs of clutch trouble that you'll want to watch out for. If you notice grinding, then you've got a symptom of clutch failure, but you may be able to resolve the issue by getting a clutch adjustment. Another sign of clutch trouble is that your clutch pedal has become spongy or sticky. And if you struggle to simply put your stick shift into gear, then you could be dealing with a clutch master cylinder issue.

If you need a replacement transmission, contact Total Transmission Supply at (855) 907-0390. We'll promptly set you up with the right transmission for your vehicle. 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: August 30, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ