The transmission’s job is to transfer the right amount of power from the vehicle’s motor to its wheels. It does this by shifting a series of gears, much as in a bicycle. If your transmission is experiencing a problem, it will manifest itself in reduced fuel economy, and eventually in total failure. Fortunately, there are many signs that even a layman can detect when a transmission is in need of repair. If you are noticing any of the following obvious signs of transmission failure, call M & L Transmissions today to schedule a fast appointment.
A vehicle running correctly shouldn’t give off any smell at all. If you smell burning while your engine is running, it may be your transmission’s vital fluid.
If you suspect that transmission fluid is leaking out of your vehicle, you had better have the leak addressed right away. A transmission without fluid will inevitably break!
Check engine light:
Never a pleasant sight, your check engine light may specifically indicate a transmission problem.
Transmission problems may reveal themselves through noises including whining, buzzing, and clunking, even while the vehicle is in neutral.
If your vehicle has a correctly functioning automatic transmission, you should barely perceive when it shifts gears. If you notice shaking or shimmying while driving, or grinding while operating a manual transmission, the gears may likely need immediate repair before they’re damaged even further.