1. Transmission Maintenance Neglect

Transmission repair failure is often caused by a lack of following the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations. These recommendations include changing the transmission fluid and filters at the appropriate mileage and time frames. Performing the proper transmission maintenance can help avoid a list of problems throughout the lifespan of your vehicle. For example, being diligent about scheduling service to change the transmission fluid will ensure that your engine’s transmission will be lubricated properly. Failure perform transmission maintenance could lead to premature failure of your transmission, overheating, leakage and a list of other problems.

2. Transmission Leaks

The second most common transmission problem is transmission leaks. Transmission leaks can lead to some very severe internal transmission issues. So, what causes transmission leaks? There are a number of causes to Transmission leaks: A leaking pan, axle or driveshaft seal, gasket, or a transmission cooling line could be going bad. Our goal is to identify the location of where the transmission leak is coming from on your vehicle. Our trained and experienced transmission rebuild or is in technicians, not all the latest tips and tricks for locating those pesky transmission leaks.

3. The Check Engine Light Indicating transmission problems

The check engine light can indicate many different issues for your injury. The check engine light does not necessarily indicate that there is a direct problem with your engine. The check engine light may also be an indication of problems with your transmission. Our external diagnostic can quickly identify codes that can indicate what problems may be occurring with your engine and or transmission. When you see the check engine light, do not hesitate to bring your vehicle to our San Antonio Transmission shop for a diagnostic.

4. Transmission Not shifting

This one may seem sort of obvious, however, will say it anyway. If your transmission is failing to ship at all, and most likely, you may have a problem with your transmission internally. How do we determine whether or not there is a problem with your transmission shifting? We look at the transmission bands. The transmission bands wraparound the parts of the internal transmission to allow shipping and down shipping. The friction clutch and one way mechanical clutches will do this as well. Our computers will take information from all systems of your vehicle to determine when to shift and how hard to ship. Now, Any of these operations failed to perform correctly, your vehicle will not be able to shift correctly. We will be able to identify this quite quickly during our diagnostic.

5. Transmission Slipping Gears

How can you tell if your vehicle’s transmission gears are slipping? One telltale sign is if your engine seems to be revving higher than it should usually in a given gear. You are if you are the warning signs you should be aware of:

  • Once again, the check engine light
  • Fluid levels: check to see if they are low
  • Burning smell In darkness of the fluid
  • Very high rpm readings
  • Unusual slipping between transitioning gears
  • Hard shifting of your transmission into next years

6. Burning Smells from Your Transmission

In most cases, Burning smell coming from very hard or leaking fluids onto your transmission or engine. For this reason, once again, we recommend that you check the fluid levels of your engine and transmission regularly to spot any problems early.

7. Transmission Torque Converter Problems

Overheating in the  transmission is typically caused when the torque converter starts to go bad. You may also experience juddering and shuttering feelings at times when you are going to the higher gears. A lot of transmission problems seem to share many of the same symptoms. For this reason, we perform very thorough internal and external diagnostic checks on your transmission so that we can identify the problem properly.

8. Delays in Transmission Shifting

Delays are easy to identify. If you ever noticed a delay with your engine with regards to going in and out of gears, Then you may have an issue with your transmission solenoid, engine problems, Low or dirty fluid, or issues with your clutch or converter, and much more.

9. Transmission is Noisy in Neutral

Once again, another issue to notice. While in neutral or not moving, if you notice a very loud sound coming from your transmission, This could be a early indication that you’re having transmission issues with the following:

  • Bearings that are being worn down
  • Internal parts that are loose
  • Exhaust system that may be loose
  • Or an engine problem

10. Transmission Shuddering

If your transmission is shattering, it usually comes from issues with the lack of holding by the clutches and or bands due to where or pressure issues in your transmission. What are some of the culprits? Dirty or low fluid, bad signals from your computer, isn’t that is not running properly, worn or damaged clutches, and or valve body issues, and more.

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