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Common Signs of Transmission Failure

Grinding Noises

One of the first things you'll likely encounter if the transmission is having trouble operating is a grinding, squealing or whining noise that occurs as the transmission tries to shift. This is often caused by metal grinding on metal due to low transmission fluid levels, an issue that can generally be resolved with routine transmission maintenance.

Delayed Shifts

If your automatic transmission seems to hesitate as it shifts it is probable that the transmission fluid is low. However this issue can also be caused by mechanical problems or trouble with the computer that controls the transmission in newer cars.

Pops Out of Gear

The transmission should never shift erratically or pop out of gear. This can happen in either automatic or manual transmission vehicles. In manual tranny cars it could be caused by a worn clutch but this can also happen if an engine oil leak drips onto the clutch plate and causes excessive lubrication.

Won't go into Gear

One of the more obvious signs of transmission trouble is if you simply can't get into one or more gears. This is likely caused by a mechanical issue or a linkage problem and will probably require more extensive repairs.

Transmission Fluid Leak

As you may have noticed, if you're read this far, transmission leaks can cause a number of issues. If you spot a red liquid dripping onto your driveway near the front of your car you have likely just found a transmission fluid leak. Get to the repair shop before bigger troubles develop!

If you believe your car is having transmission troubles it is important that you act fast! For professional transmission repair in Morgan Hill head to Fred's Foreign & Domestic. We offer complete auto repair solutions to ensure your car is safe and reliable when it leaves our shop. Give us a call at (408) 706-7318 to schedule expert auto repair in Morgan Hill today.

Freds Foreign and Domestic Car Repair Blog
Written By Brian Corey
Published By MORBiZ

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