How to Know If You Have a Transmission Problem

Transmission repair or rebuilding can prove to be expensive for the car owner. However, you can keep your car’s transmission in top shape through timely maintenance and keeping an eye out for any signs of trouble. If these minor issues are dealt with swiftly, they could save you thousands of dollars in transmission repairs.

Twin Transmission has been serving the Charlotte NC area for over 30 years. As experts in transmission repair, transmission diagnosis and more, we can help solve your transmission problem! Here are the top 10 signs that you may have a transmission problem and be in need of transmission repair: 

Shilly-shallying When Going In Gear

This usually occurs when the clutch needs repairing or is worn out. This issue is not limited to auto transmissions.

Severe Clunking or Humming Noise

Any kind of clunking or humming noise from the engine or transmission should never be ignored. These sounds indicate a potential transmission failure and you should have it checked right away.

Fluid Leak

Fluid leaks are potentially dangerous. You should keep a check on the transmission fluid by checking its level using the dipstick. If the fluid level is low, top it up. If you are constantly noting low fluid levels, have it checked for a leak.

Heavy Grinding Sound

A heavy grinding sound indicates a problem with the gears. This should not be taken lightly. You should have it inspected immediately.

Smell of Burning Fluid

If you smell burning transmission fluid, it could mean the transmission is overheating. You should have this checked without delay to prevent major damage to the internal components.

No Shifting

If the car is not going into gear, there is probably an issue with the torque converter or shift solenoid. 

‘Check Engine’ Light

The ‘Check Engine’ light is there to notify you of potential failures in the engine or transmission. As soon as the check engine light comes on, take your car to a mechanic for a thorough inspection.

Gears Start Slipping

If gears are slipping, it may mean that the link that connects the gears is broken. It could also be caused by some other minor issue. However, the issue itself can be dangerous, especially if you travel frequently on the highway.

Noise from Transmission When Neutral

If the transmission is making a noise when in neutral, it may simply need fluid replacement or some other inexpensive repair job. However, you should have it inspected as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Drag In Clutch

This issue is relevant to cars that have manual transmission. This can be repaired by removing the bell housing and replacing the clutch and pressure plates.

Do you think you may be in need of a transmission repair? Most of the signs above can be attributed to either the transmission, or sometimes, similar problems can arise that may be caused by another part in your vehicle. The best way to find out if you need a transmission repair or a transmission rebuild would be to call us! 🙂 We can help you by diagnosing your transmission problem, or repair problem, and provide you a free estimate for repair. Call us today at 704-821-3460 or fill out the form on the right to get started.

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