4 Must Know Transmission Problems

4 Must Know Transmission ProblemsTransmissions are intricate pieces of machinery with many moving parts that require routine maintenance services in order to operate at peak performance. If the transmission is neglected it will begin to cause you numerous problems as you cruise down the road. However, simply accruing many hundreds of thousands of miles on your vehicle may also lead to transmission related issues. If you believe you are having a transmission problem you should contact your local auto repair shop to have the issue properly diagnosed and repaired. These are four common transmission problems you should look out for, especially on higher mileage cars.

Faulty Torque Converter

The most common issue with torque converters is worn or damaged needle bearings. Bad bearings will cause a grinding noise between shifts. This means there is also metal on metal friction occurring, which can cause even more damage.

Bad Transmission Solenoid

The transmission solenoid controls fluid flow in the tranny and it can become damaged if the vehicle is driven with low transmission fluid levels, among other reasons. You may experience gear slippage, delayed responses or high revving if your solenoid has gone bad.

Low Transmission Fluid or Transmission Fluid Leaks

Whatever symptom you have that makes you believe you have a transmission problem can likely be attributed to a transmission fluid leak. Low transmission fluid will cause the tranny to operate improperly, such as it shifting unnecessarily, missed shifts or cause your transmission to pop out of gear into neutral unannounced. A technician will check for leaks in all the seals and gaskets of your transmission if you find this red liquid in your driveway.

Bad Clutch

A common transmission related issue is a bad clutch. Signs of a failing clutch include a soft clutch pedal, meaning it is very easy to press, or a burning clutch smell, often associated with someone just learning to drive a stick shift. Fixing clutch issues is generally less expensive than repairing a transmission, but a bad clutch can cause major transmission damage if it isn't serviced in a timely manner.

If you believe you're having transmission problems have a certified mechanic diagnose the issue and have it repaired properly. For expert transmission repair in Prescott or Kingman, Arizona, head to Advanced Transmission Rebuilding. We can repair any issue your transmission may be suffering from by conducting transmission repair, rebuilding or replacement. To learn more or to request an estimate for transmission service in Kingman or Prescott give us a call at the location nearest you!

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