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5 Warning Signs Your Vehicle May Need Transmission Repair

It is important to determine what your tranmission issue is as soon as possible

AAMCOLeesSummit  | 06/21/2015
Auto Repair & Maintenance Transmission Advice

5 Warning Signs Your Vehicle May Need Transmission Repair

If you don’t know what you are listening for, it can be tough to determine exactly what a particular noise, a strange smell or a new issue means. Don’t risk your safety on the road by trying to guess whether you need transmission repair.  Instead, look for these 5 signs that you may need transmission repair. 

5 Transmission Warning Signs
1. You’re Having Trouble Shifting Gears
If your car is hesitating when shifting between gears or is refusing to shift between gears altogether, you may require transmission repair. If you are able to, try refilling the fluids and also disconnecting the battery for 30min. to reset the system first. If that doesn’t work, it’s a good idea to visit a transmission repair specialist as soon as possible, to avoid creating any further damage to your vehicle.  
2. Your Gears are Slipping
It is possible for your car to go into gear but shift out of it without warning, This is a very dangerous thing to have happen if you are driving on the road. A qualified auto technician can provide the transmission repair to fix the issues and get you safely back on the road.
3. You Hear Strange Noises While the Vehicle is in Neutral.  
If you begin hearing strange noises, start by refilling any fluids that might appear low and also the bearings or gears if needed. If this doesn’t remedy the issue, it’s time to seek the expertise of a certified auto technician.
4. There is a Burning Smell
When your transmission fluid level is very low or you use the incorrect kind  of transmission fluid, your fluid may start to overheat and burn. You can fix this issue fix by flushing out the burnt fluid and refilling the tank. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, visit your local auto repair shop.
5. The Fluid is Low
Low transmission fluid generally an easy problem to fix by simply refilling it with fresh, new fluid. If you continue to see a fluid leak, it may be a sign of a more serious issue. Don’t wait to fix the problem, as that may cause additional damage to your transmission and result in a more expensive repair.  It’s important to get that leak checked out right away. 
The skilled technicians at AAMCO Lee’s Summit specialize in transmission repair. We’ll be able to quickly diagnose and repair your vehicle and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Transmission on a metal conveyor belt

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