Does Your Car Have Transmission Problems?

transmission problemsThe transmission consists of hundreds of interconnected parts that are constantly interacting with one another. The nonstop interaction and friction of moving parts cause heat buildup. Over time, this leads to transmission problems. We advise you to bring your car to an auto repair service if you notice any of these signs of a failing transmission.

Burning Smell

Transmission fluid keeps the transmission cool and lubricated. A burning smell may indicate a leak or low fluid levels.

Noisy Transmission in Neutral

Do you hear a bumping noise while the car is stationary and in neutral? The transmission may have worn bearings, worn gear teeth, damaged reverse idle gear, or a combination of all three.

Leaking Fluid

Is a puddle forming on the garage floor right where the car is parked? Transmission fluid is supposed to be bright red and have a bit of a sweet smell. However, if the puddle is darkish and accompanied by a burnt smell, then you need to replace the fluid.

Check Engine Light Comes On

The check engine light may come on for a variety of reasons not related to the transmission. We recommend that car owners invest in a diagnostic scanner tool that can be plugged underneath the driver’s side of the panel. The tool will display a code that indicates whether the problem lies in the transmission or elsewhere.

Shaking or Grinding

Gear shifts in an automatic transmission should be unnoticeable. If you feel a vibration or a jarring sensation, then the transmission needs attention. If you drive a stick shift, you may hear a grinding noise as you shift gears.

We Diagnose all Transmission Problems

Bring your car to Monroe Foreign Auto Repair if you suspect transmission issues. We can diagnose the problem regardless if your car is American or foreign made. This goes for hybrid cars as well because some models have a conventional transmission. In any case, transmission problems are a serious matter and require professional auto servicing.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Transmission Servicing for American & Foreign Vehicles

Serving customers in Clearview, Duvall, Gold Bar, Index, Lake Stevens, Maltby, Mill Creek, Monroe, Snohomish, Startup, Sultan, Woodinville.