Transmission Issues to Look for

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The transmission is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. If the car will not shift after engaging the clutch and trying to move the stick, take a look at the fluid to make sure that it is at the right level. Other causes include using the incorrect thickness of fluid and the clutch linkage or shift cables needing adjustment. The source of the problem could also be the vehicle’s computer system.

Check Engine Light

The check engine light located on your car’s dashboard is a great early indicator that something is wrong with your vehicle. While the light turns on for a number of reasons other than transmission issues, it very important not to ignore this helpful warning sign. There are sensors placed in many areas of a car’s engine that alert the computer if it senses unusual activity coming from a particular process. The sensors on a transmission can pick up on the slightest jerks and vibrations than you are not able to see or feel.

Transmission slipping

A transmission stays in a designated gear until a shift is performed. If the transmission is spontaneously slipping in an out of gear, it can be a serious safety risk. When you need to step on the gas to avoid a dangerous situation, you need power delivered to the wheels. The cause can be the link that holds the gears is worn or broken.

Odd noises

A dragging clutch is a clutch disk failing to disengage the flywheel when the clutch pedal is pressed. The clutch is still spinning with the engine which makes it anywhere from difficult to impossible to change gears. This difficulty is accompanied by a grinding noise each time you try to change gears. If you notice any issues with your vehicle, bring it in. We can inspect it to ensure it is running as efficiently as possible for you.