What are common signs of a transmission issue?

What are common signs of a transmission issue?


When you first suspect a transmission problem, you'll want to soon visit the shop for an inspection. By being proactive about getting to the shop, you'll have the best chance to nip the problem in the bud. Transmission issues are notorious for quickly worsening, so it's always best to try to get ahead of the problem. At Hirst Transmission Specialists, our local mechanics are experts at diagnosing and repairing transmission problems. Give us a call if you notice any of the following symptoms.

Common Signs of Transmission Trouble

Gear slippage is a tell-tale sign of transmission trouble. When your car pops out of gear, it can actually pose a safety concern because you no longer have total control over the operation of your vehicle. Gears may slip because contaminants in transmission fluid are obstructing the fluid's flow. As a result, there isn't enough hydraulic pressure to keep the vehicle in gear. You may be able to take care of this problem by getting a transmission flush. But it's also possible that you'll need more complex work to be done by a transmission specialist.

You'll want to periodically check your transmission fluid so that you're more likely to become aware if a problem is brewing. It's usually best to check transmission fluid with the car still running. This is because transmission fluid is liable to contract when cooling down, which can give you an inaccurate indication of how much fluid you're driving with. If the transmission dipstick shows that your fluid level has become particularly low, then it's possible that you have a leak. It's important to repair transmission fluid leaks ASAP so that very expensive problems don't get the chance to emerge. When transmission fluid appears dark or smells burnt, you'll want to have a transmission specialist take a look so that the underlying problem can be diagnosed.

In manual transmissions, there are certain signs of trouble that should be brought to the mechanic's attention. If you're struggling to simply put your stick shift into gear, then a clutch master cylinder problem could be present. Grinding is a sign of clutch failure, though hopefully just a clutch adjustment will take care of the problem. Another sign of clutch trouble is that the clutch pedal has become spongy or sticky.

Transmission Repair in Pensacola, FL

When you need transmission repair in Pensacola, contact Hirst Transmission Specialists at (850) 517-3459. At our local transmission shop, we can address any of your vehicle's transmission needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


Hirst Transmission Specialists Blog
Posted: August 22, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ