5 Signs Of Transmission Problems

Transmissions come in two variants: automatic and manual. No matter which one your vehicle has, it's one of the most complex components, which means that it can experience problems. If you want to know a couple of ways to spot transmission problems before they evolve into bigger problems, make sure to read along. Keep in mind that transmission problems can also include other systems that are malfunctioning.

1. Difficulty Shifting Gears

One of the more obvious symptoms a transmission gives off when it has problems is that shifting becomes difficult. Either upshifting or downshifting, you shouldn't feel any hesitation or difficulty doing it. It may be caused by a problem in the shifter itself or more complex mechanical malfunctions.

2. Clutch Pedal Feels Strange

Another obvious sign of transmission issues is the clutch pedal. If it feels strange or soft, something along the transmission system has most likely leaked - resulting in no fluid in the clutch pedal lines.

3. Grinding Noises From The Central Console

Noises are never a good sign, especially in transmissions. Usually, they are almost silent, but when problems arise, it's quite the opposite. The sound that should worry you the most is grinding. It can mean that there is no fluid in the transmission and parts are rubbing against each other. As a result, it can cause a lot of damage.

4. Check Engine Light

The check engine light, despite its name, can also mean that there are issues with the transmission. Because of the direct connection the transmission and engine have, it turns on when a problem occurs.

5. Acceleration Is Slow

Your engine accelerates because of the engine and transmission. The engine produces power, and the transmission converts it to the right amount of power needed.  A decrease in acceleration can be felt when the transmission fails. If you notice this symptom, make sure to visit a repair shop because it can be related to a serious problem.

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The team at our shop will be happy to help with any transmission or auto-related repairs you might need. Complete Car Care Encinitas is the place to go when something is frustrating you or seems suspicious!

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