At Sundance Automotive Repair in Lakewood, we understand how scary a transmission problem can be. The best way to prevent a transmission problem is to give your vehicle proper maintenance regularly. If you’ve had your vehicle a long time though, you should expect to eventually have trouble with your transmission that will require repair.
Do you hear strange noises like Whining, Clunking, Humming
Transmission noises can be difficult to identify, but they can often be described as humming, buzzing, clunking, or humming. If you hear such noises that you have never heard before, it is a good idea to get it checked out. Unusual noises are usually a sign of a problem.
Grinding or Shaking
You should not hear grinding while driving your car and your car should not jerk or shake. All of these issues are signs you need transmission repair services. With an automatic transmission, you are more likely to hear and feel the car experience difficulty getting into gear when you first start to drive. As it gets worse, you may notice shaking. In any case, this is never something to ignore.
Leaking or Low Fluid
Leaking fluid should never be ignored, and a transmission fluid leak is a sure sign of transmission trouble. Do not neglect this problem and be sure to take care of it quickly. An unattended leak can cause irreparable damage to your transmission meaning you may need to replace it entirely. Leaking transmission fluid is easy to spot. Normally, transmission fluid is bright red, clear, and has a slightly sweet smell when everything is working properly. Fluid that is darker or that smells burnt is in need of replacement.
Car Can’t Get into Gear
Trouble with your transmission fluids can be a source of trouble and cause a vehicle to have trouble going into a gear. You should check the transmission fluid level to be sure that this is not the source of the issue. The source of the issue could also be the clutch linkage, the computer system, or the shift cables.
If you notice a burning smell, you need to do something right away. First be sure that nothing is actually on fire. If there is no fire, the smell could be transmission fluid that is overheating. Dirty, sludge-like fluid is not going to cool your car’s engine nor is it going to lubricate very well. A car that is allowed to run on dirty transmission fluid will have an engine problem eventually. This is one of the reasons vehicle maintenance is so important.
If your vehicle is exhibiting signs you need transmission repair services, contact us here at Sundance Automotive Repair in Lakewood. We can get your transmission back to humming smoothly and working right so that you are safe on the road.