We Can Solve These Automatic Transmission Problems

CAR FIX in Maryville, Tennessee advises that it’s important to have your automatic transmission serviced every 30,000 miles to prevent it from going bad. We can service the transmission and repair it when it needs it. The following are signs of automatic transmission problems that need to be addressed right away.

An Overheating Transmission

If you smell hot odors coming from the transmission, it is overheating. It may be overheating because the transmission fluid is too low. It may also overheat if the transmission fluid is dirty and needs to be replaced. It’s not a good idea to drive your automobile if the transmission is too hot.

Leaking Transmission Fluid

Naturally, leaking transmission fluid will reduce the fluid level in the automatic transmission. Aside from the transmission pan, transmission fluid can also leak out of the torque converter, the hoses, the seals, and the transmission pan gasket. We can fix your automatic transmission fluid leak.

Problems Shifting the Gears

The transmission will have difficulties shifting the gears if it is going bad. It may hesitate for a long period of time before it shifts through each year in the gear cycle. The transmission can also slip out of gear and go into neutral by itself if it is malfunctioning.

Shaking, Jolting, or Vibration

Every gear shift that the transmission makes should be smooth and seamless. If your automobile shakes, jolts, or vibrates at each gear shift, there is a problem with the automatic transmission. One thing that helps the transmission shift the gears smoothly is clean and new transmission fluid.

Strange Transmission Noises

A malfunctioning transmission may also make strange noises as it tries to operate. For example, it may clunk when you put the vehicle into gear. It may also hum when it is running in neutral. The transmission can also grind the gears or squeal if it is having problems.

An Unresponsive Transmission

All of the above signs are a precursor to an unresponsive transmission. This is a transmission that will not go into gear when you moved the gear shift. The automatic transmission will also refuse to change gears in the gear cycle while you are driving.

Dashboard Warning Light

Finally, automatic transmission problems are often accompanied by a check engine warning light on the dashboard. If you notice any of the above problems and your check engine light turns on, it’s a safe bet that your automatic transmission needs to be repaired.

Bring your vehicle to CAR FIX in Maryville, TN, if this is the case.

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