Common Warning Signs of Transmission Trouble

Common Warning Signs of Transmission Trouble


Transmission issues are notorious for quickly worsening, so it's important to get to the shop at the first sign of trouble. By being proactive, you can potentially save yourself from having to pay for very expensive repairs that could've been avoided. At SM Transmissions, our local transmission mechanics are experts at diagnosing and fixing transmission problems. Pay us a visit when you first suspect that a transmission problem is brewing.

Indications of a Transmission Problem

Gear slippage is a tell-tale sign of a transmission problem. It's possible that your gears are slipping because contaminants are obstructing the flow of transmission fluid. As a result, there might not be sufficient hydraulic pressure to keep the vehicle in gear. Sometimes, a transmission flush is all that is needed to address this problem. But there's also the possibility that you'll need more in-depth work to be conducted by a transmission specialist.

It's wise to keep an eye on your transmission fluid so you'll be aware if it indicates any signs of trouble. Once a month, it's worth taking a look at your transmission dipstick while your car is still running. This should be done with the engine still warm because transmission fluid tends to contact as it cools, which can give you an inaccurate reading on how much fluid you're actually operating with. If the fluid looks especially low, then you may be dealing with a leak. Transmission fluid leaks should always be repaired quickly so that major problems don't get the chance to emerge. And if your fluid has turned dark or smells burnt, then it'll be best to have a transmission specialist conduct an inspection so the underlying problem can be accurately diagnosed.

For those who drive a manual transmission, there are specific symptoms of trouble to be aware of. If your car has a clutch master cylinder problem, then it may be difficult to simply put your vehicle into gear. Grinding in a manual transmission is a symptom of clutch failure, though you may just need a clutch adjustment. There could also be clutch trouble if your clutch pedal has become spongy or sticky.

Transmission Service in Grand Prairie, TX

If you need transmission service in Grand Prairie, contact SM Transmissions at (469) 908-3690. At our local transmission shop, we can expertly address any of your vehicle's transmission needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


SM Transmissions Blog
Posted: July 31, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ