Transmission Troubles – is it Failing and Need of Repair?

Clear Signs Your Vehicle Needs Transmission Repairs

Drivers of manual shift cars are used to having a very fine touch with the transmission in their vehicle. They have to listen for RPMs and feel for the correct time to shift so they’re always going to have an ear to the hood, so to speak. Automatic vehicles will also tell you a lot about its performance if you know what to look for. For Transmission Repair, there are 8 telltale signs you should know to help prevent more serious issues down the road.

Refusal to Switch Gears

If your vehicle refuses to change gears, this could mean an issue with your transmission. Your RPMs will show red and you will not feel smooth shifting, in fact, you will feel your vehicle struggle.

Burning Smell

If the problem goes on long enough, those gears that are struggling to shift will start to overheat from the effort. Whenever there is any smell of burning from your vehicle, always pull over and let your engine cool down immediately.

Neutral Noises

When you’re idling in your vehicle, you should not be hearing the transmission. If you begin hearing noises while your car is in Neutral, this is a sign that your transmission has a fault.

Slipping Gears

If you’ve ever pedaled so fast on a bicycle that one or both of your feet have lost the pedal, you’ve experienced what it’s like when your engine slips gears. When your vehicle is at speed, your engine is working at a certain pace. With transmission issues, that pace could be disrupted and you will feel the slipped gears as it fails to keep up the RPMs.

Leaking Fluid

While there are any number of fluids that could be the cause of a leak under your vehicle, it’s important that you figure out what it is quickly. Low fluid levels in your transmission could mean poor performance in your vehicle and put you in danger on the road.

Grinding or Shaking

If you are at speed and you notice that your vehicle is shuddering or vibrating, this could mean that your gears are not aligned properly. If your gears are too loose or misaligned, it will feel like your engine is about to take off.

Check Engine Light

The catch-all warning light on your dash will almost always be illuminated if your transmission is experiencing any issues. Transmission repair is important because it is the source of your power and performance, so any small problem could have disastrous effects.

Local Transmission Experts

If your vehicle is showing any of the symptoms listed above, call the team at DK Hardee Automotive in Fayetteville, NC, at (910) 221-1831, or schedule an appointment online. Our team of expert technicians will accurately diagnose and repair the issue and get you back on the road!

By on January 13th, 2022 in Transmission Repair