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Manual and Automatic Transmission Problem Signs

How to Know if You Need Transmission Repair?

AAMCOLeesSummit  | 03/06/2015
Transmission Advice Auto Repair & Maintenance

Manual and Automatic Transmission Problem Signs 
Repairing or replacing a vehicle’s transmission can be expensive, that is why it’s so important for you to troubleshoot a transmission issue before it gets any worse. There are several key symptoms of both manual and automatic transmission problems that you might find in your car, truck or SUV.
How to Know if You Need Transmission Repair
In today’s cars, a clear sign of trouble is seeing your “check engine” light lit up on your dashboard. This can mean many different things, so it’s important to look for additional clues to determine if your vehicle will require transmission repair.
Take a look underneath the car when it’s parked to see if any drips have accumulated in your parking spot. Transmission fluid is pink and is essential in order to shift gears and keep the car running smoothly. In addition, check the fluid levels under the hood.
You may experience a problem while you are driving on the road. If the car stalls, shudders or hesitates when you are shifting from one gear to the next, or you are hearing a grinding or clunking noise, then it’s definitely recommended that you get your vehicle checked out as soon as possible.

Manual versus Automatic Vehicles Problem Signs
The signs your car exhibits when it requires transmission repair can be a bit different in a manual as opposed to an automatic transmission system. 
Signs for manual transmission
If you are finding that it has become difficult to move the gear shift into gear, or the clutch is sticking when you depress it in order to make a change, then your transmission needs help. The vehicle may show a tendency to slip you into neutral, even while driving.
By paying close attention to fluid levels and receiving regular maintenance, your vehicle’s transmission will last a long time. If you should encounter any issues with your transmission or think you might have a problem, call the experts at AAMCO Lee’s Summit today. They are able to provide you with all of your car care and transmission repair needs.

Tech working on transmission on a stand

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