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Your transmission uses hundreds of different parts that are constantly moving, heating up, and rubbing against one other. Over time, this could mean that you’ll be in need of transmission repair. The transmission is what makes your car operate and drive correctly, so it’s important to address any issues as soon as they arise. Some cars may undergo more wear and tear than others. It’s imperative that you take your vehicle to an experienced mechanic like Techway Automotive so we can help you diagnose the problem as soon as possible.

Common Transmission Issues

If you think you may have a problem with your transmission, there are several signs and symptoms to be aware of. Some of the most common problems include:

  • Your vehicle pauses before moving when you shift from park. This could be a result of shifting delays. Pay attention and see if you notice any pauses when you move forward, go past first gear, or if there’s a delayed response whenever you shift from park to reverse.
  • The transmission may start grinding, slipping, or jumping whenever you accelerate.
  • If your car shakes at any speed, it could be a myriad of issues including the transmission.
  • Do you notice a strong burning smell coming from under the hood? This is very possibly a transmission issue.
  • If there’s fluid visibly leaking, make sure you have your vehicle checked for a transmission fluid leak.
  • Strange noises like screeching or whistling may indicate a transmission problem.

Transmission Diagnosis

Every car is different, and every vehicle may be dealing with a different transmission-related issue. Here are some of the most frequently seen transmission issues:

  • The transmission fluid in your car is at a low level, or it’s simply dirty from age and contaminants. A fluid flush and refill is usually recommended, and your mechanic should also check for any leaks. Without transmission fluid, your car can overheat and gears can slip or become worn down.
  • Cars that use manual transmission utilize a component that helps the gears shift and spin as you change gears. When the gears get worn down, it can cause your transmission to slip and sometimes can even result in complete transmission failure.
  • For vehicles with a manual transmission, the clutch can become worn out over time. When this happens, it will burn up your transmission and you’ll need to have the clutch completely replaced.
  • Vehicles that use an automatic transmission rely on something called needle or roller bearings. These bearings keep your gears from grinding against one another. If they become worn, you’ll likely notice a loud grinding or brushing sound when you drive. Get them replaced or properly lubricated for better driving.

For all your automotive service and repair needs, visit Techway Automotive located in Blakely, GA or give us a call to schedule your appointment today!