Don’t want automatic transmission troubles to make you late for work again? Here are signs you need to pay attention to if you want to be free of transmission problems and woes:
Are there leaks under your car? Transmission fluid is often red and translucent. It also smells sweet. So if the fluid appears cloudy or dark or if it distinctly gives off a burnt smell, that means trouble. It could be as simple as having the leak repaired and the fluid replaced or it could mean throwing your old automatic transmissionfor a new one.
Put your car in neutral and listen. Is it noisier than usual? Are there thumping noises? Noises don’t automatically mean problems with your transmission, of course. It could be loose parts from other systems. But if it does turn out to be transmission-related, you might have to replace the fluid or check for worn, old parts, repair what you can or simply replace them all, to make sure your transmission is in tip-top shape.
The engine light is like a warning sign. It tells you if something bad is happening under your hood. Again, it could be something else other than your automatic transmission. But if you do see the code for transmission trouble, don’t delay taking it to the car shop. Have it serviced immediately to ensure the damage won’t get worse.
Does it smell like something’s burning? Check under your hood. Is the smell coming from there? That could mean your system is suffering from low transmission or that it has a leak or a dirty fluid, all of which could cause your transmission to overheat.
You shouldn’t have any problem shifting gears. But if you’ve noticed that your car shakes or grinds every time you do, that’s a problem. It could mean your transmission is low on fluids, some of the transmission components are worn and need to be replaced or you simply have a dirty transmission.
If that grinding comes with other noises whenever you shift gears, that’s another sign of trouble. Don’t put off going to the repair shop to make sure your transmission problems don’t get worse.
Does your car jump for no reason? That could be your automatic transmissiontrying to tell you something. Contaminated or dirty transmission fluid is the likely cause of this issue.
Anytime you encounter any of these signs, drive to the nearest repair shop for repairs. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your transmission problems fixed.
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