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How to know if your transmission is failing

There are obvious indications that your transmission may be in need of repair. If your vehicle is not operating properly and you find any of these issues then give Stuart Transmission Repair Shop so we can help you. We will run a system diagnostics test and provide you with a comprehensive report based on our diagnosis. We will give you the most cost-effective repair plan assure the problem will be time tested and you won’t have to worry about further repairs. Its best to catch the problem as early as you can to prevent further damage tats could result in more costly transmission repairs.

Here are some common issues that you may identify with regards to a failing transmission.

Shifting is difficult or doesn't respond: If you try shifting your car back and forth and you have a delay in the engagement of the gears then there’s probably a problem with the transmission that should be addressed before the problem gets worse.

Strange noises you haven’t heard before: If you hear a high-pitched whine sound or a loud clunking when the gears are shifting that’s a sign that your transmission needs preemptive repair to avoid more serious problems. The sounds may be different depending on the make of your vehicle but these are the most common noises you will experience.

Leaking Fluid or constant need to add fluid: Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is essential keep your automobile’s transmission and seals lubricated and conditioned and acts as a hydraulic fluid. If the fluids get too low the engine can seize up in which case the repair will most certainly cost double than just repairing the transmission. It is wise to have a transmission flush according to the manufacturers schedule of maintenance.

Burnt smell coming from the transmission: When the transmission fluid heats up beyond its normal temperature it indicates there is a critical issue inside the casing that needs immediate attention.

Check Engine Light: This is the easiest way to realize there is a problem and gives you advanced notice to help you avoid costly repairs. Transmissions have sensors that are very sensitive to abnormal vibrations or gears that are not functioning correctly even when the transmission seems okay to you. This will let you know there is a problem that needs to be taken care of soon.