Is your transmission slipping, shifting hard, or not shifting at all? Have you noticed a red liquid under the front of your car or, a burning chemical smell? These are just a few common symptoms of a problem with your car's transmission.
Are you experiencing problems with your transmission? From fluid flush and fills, to complete repair and replacement our ASE-Certifed technicians can diagnose and fix the most complex transmission problems.
Some problems with your car point to a transmission issue, while others can lead to a different issue. Check the warning signs of a transmission issue below to learn if you need to find repairs for them. Don't forget to cross-check the signs you see with each other to confirm. Better yet, bring your car to Autotexs for a professional inspection and diagnostic.
Shaking or vibrating is a sign that can point to different problems. In the case of transmission failure, you'll notice the car shaking during gear shifts. Bring your vehicle to the nearest auto repair shop if the transmission shifts aren't as smooth as they were before.
Ignoring the transmission problem will only worsen it. It may even lead to your gears breaking.
Check Engine Light Is On
The Check Engine light doesn't only point to a problem with your engine. It may also signify a problem with your transmission system. You can confirm it if you notice the other symptoms in this list and your check engine light going.
Automatic transmission fuels have a red color and a sweet smell. It may also turn a darker red color after a few years. You can try another test if you see this fluid leaking onto your driveway to confirm you've got a transmission fuel leak. Get your car engine warmed up with a short drive around the neighborhood. Next, check the transmission dipstick. If the fluid is lower than the indention for the proper fluid level, you've got a leak.
Clunking, Humming, or Whining Sounds
Do you hear any strange or weird noises from your car? Please don't pass it off as a minor problem because it can imply a transmission problem. These sounds usually involve clunking, humming, or whining.
Manual transmission users may hear loud, machine-like noises. You might also observe clunking whenever you shift gears. Before using your car further, head to Autotexs to have a professional inspect and repair it.
Unusual or Strange Smells
Weird smells are never good news when you're handling cars. A red flag indicating an urgent problem is a burning smell coming from your vehicle. It may mean that you have low or degraded fluids. When this occurs, the fluid overheats and burns. It may also mean your car has plastic trapped in it, is dripping antifreeze, or has a melting heater core. Autotexs mechanics can help you pinpoint the cause of the burning smell and provide solutions.
Does your car make too much noise, even when it's already in neutral? Have a mechanic check the engine and transmission. He'll likely tell you that you're low on fluid or you're using the wrong fluid type. A more problematic possibility of excess noisiness is an issue with your bearings or gears.
Manual vehicle users may experience extra slack in the clutch pedal. It makes disengaging the clutch disc harder, which leaves the clutch spinning. This issue makes it impossible to change gears. You may also notice grinding sounds when you're shifting gears.
Car Won't Go into Gear.
You may have a fluid issue if your car won't go into gear no matter what you do. Get your fluids clean and filled. The most likely reason is a problem with shift cables or the clutch linkage if they already are.
Or you have a failing vehicle computer system. The good news is that a glitching computer system has an easy DIY solution. You only need to disconnect the car battery for 30 minutes before reconnecting. Afterward, the computer will reboot and likely lose the issue.
Your Gears Slip
A shocking experience while driving is when your car slips between gears. You'll see the shift gears without your input in a manual transmission. For automatic transmissions, you'll notice the car switching between reverse, neutral, or drive.
Servicing your transmission regularly and according to your auto manufacturer's recommendations can help prevent major repairs in the future. If you have questions about transmission service, maintenance, repair, or replacement, contact Autotexs.
Here are short guides on the parts of manual and automatic transmissions
A manual transmission has the following components:
● Clutch Pedal
● Clutch Disc
● Selector Fork
● Stick Shift
An automatic transmission has these primary components:
● Torque converter
● Oil pump
● Clutch packs
● Planetary gear set
● Output shaft
● Brake band
● Oil pan
● Valve body
Identifying these vehicle parts can help you better understand what your car needs and what your mechanic needs to do.
Transmission repair or replacement costs vary depending on your car’s needs, make and model. A transmission fluid flush and refill will cost you $80 to $250. Meanwhile, a transmission replacement can cost you $4,000 to $8,000 or more. Are you on a budget but need transmission repairs? Contact Autotexs for reasonable transmission repair/replacement.
You should get a quote for all three and weigh the benefits and cost analysis. Consider a transmission repair if the wear or damage is minor or a surface-level issue. A shot transmission will need more than repairs. The best solution is to rebuild it. However, if rebuilding a transmission cost more than a replacement, it’d be better to replace the transmission instead.
A vehicle with a bad transmission can run around 150 miles before it breaks down completely. Cars with more minor or fewer transmission problems could drive further. However, it’s wiser to visit a mechanic as soon as possible if you know you have a bad transmission. Otherwise, you’ll only double the costs of the repairs.
From transmission fluid flush and fills, to repairs, rebuilds and replacements you can count on the ASE-Certified transmission techs at Autotexs. We serve all of Monroe County, PA. Towing service is available.
From transmission fluid flush and fills to repair and replacement, you can count on the ASE-Certifed transmission experts at Autotexs. Contact us today, to schedule service.
3182 Old Canadensis Hill Road, Canadensis, Pennsylvania 18325, United States
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