3 Top Signs You May Need a Transmission Rebuild and Not Just a Transmission Repair

transmission repair charlotte ncTransmission repairs are one of the most dreaded repairs for any car owner. Not only do they have to spend a hefty amount of money on it, but they have to be without their vehicle for a while. In addition, it can be a stressful job to ask around for quotes at transmission repair facilities. There are some great facilities out there that will give you the best deals possible. However, there are others that may end up charging you for something you don’t need.

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This is generally the case when deciding whether to go for a rebuild or repair. There are certain issues that can be addressed with a simple transmission repair. However, other issues can only be fixed with a rebuild. Let’s see how you can determine if you require a rebuild:

Grinding Of Gears

The most common sign that you require a rebuild is gears grinding against each other. You will hear the grinding and also feel the vibration. This generally indicates improper shifting or the transmission struggling to shift. Gears often get damaged by this and the planetary gears may need to be replaced. Instead of having it repaired, it is best to rebuild the transmission.

Burning Transmission Fluid

If you notice a burning smell coming from the engine, check the transmission fluid. If the fluid is black and burning, it needs to be flushed. Do keep in mind that if the fluid is burning, it has probably already caused damage to the transmission. You will probably need a transmission rebuild. There are times when you can get away with a fluid flush, but not always.

Particles in the Fluid

If you drain the transmission fluid to change it and notice metal particles and shredding, your transmission needs a rebuild. A few components of the auto transmission grind against each other and the particles enter the fluid. The particles may even choke the fluid lines and cause a transmission lock. It’s best to get it checked as soon as possible.

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