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Detecting 6 Common Automatic Transmission Problems

Detecting 6 Common Automatic Transmission Problems
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There are two types of transmissions that vehicles can be built with. These include either an automatic transmission or a manual transmission. If you have any plan for long drive and out of town driving in a remote area and suddenly you realize that the automatic transmission of your vehicle is not working. Now, what could you have done to avoid such situation? This kind of such situations does not arise all of a sudden, but your vehicle starts giving enough warning signs well in advance, to detect such failures.

If there is a mechanical problem with your vehicle and it will start giving distinct sound and lack of response from your vehicle as well as any unusual smell of the burning fuel. And if there is an electrical problem, the vehicle dashboard starts indicating such problems problem with some or the other indicator lights.

If you are noticing something out of place in your vehicle, then you should consider it to be a problem sign and get it looked into to find a solution for the same. Mostly transmission related issues arise if the vehicle maintenance is not done in a timely manner or scheduled repairs are missed.

Let’s identify some of the most common automatic transmission problems.

1. Transmission fluid level and leaks:

Low Fluid Levels or Leaks
Regular Check Transmission Fluid Level.

The most common problem is transmission fluid level check or leak. Most often if you see any liquid red or black in the garage under your vehicle, this could be transmission fluid and you should get your vehicle immediately checked. Transmission problems mostly can be avoided by changing the filter and fluid on a timely manner as per manufacturer specification.

 2. Slipping Transmission

If you are driving in a certain gear and suddenly the gear automatically shifts to another one or an Unusual sound is coming from underneath the vehicle. And you vehicle suddenly starts falling under powered, it could be a sign of wear and tear in your transmission line and you need to get it checked immediately.

3. Electric Component failure

If some electrical components has failed such as vehicle speed sensor or some fuse is damaged, it may not allow the Electronic circuits to control the transmission and not work properly. You must be fix this issue as soon as early.

4. Broken Flax Plate

A broken or damaged flax plate (alternatively called flywheel) may not be transferring complete engine power to the transmission.

5. Gear Shift Lock

Vehicle goes into the first gear but refuses to shift into another gear. This could be caused by the transmission shift solenoid. It pushes the transmission fluid throughout the system and if it is broken or jammed could result into not transmitting enough power as you drive.

6. Transmission overheat

Overheating Transmission
Don’t Ignore Overheating Transmission Signal.

Overheating transmission signal on your vehicle dashboard should never be ignored. This usually happens due to burnt, dirty or no fluid and the fluid should be replaced immediately to avoid further damage to the vehicle. Whenever you feel such issues with transmission, then you should get your vehicle checked and if you are not comfortable with the situation you should get your vehicle towed in to get it checked.

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