4 Reasons for Transmission Failure
Your car's transmission, whether it is an automatic transmission or a manual transmission, is what ensure you can get to where you are going at a reasonable speed and without using copious amounts of fuel. If your car is having trouble shifting you may notice signs that you need transmission repair, such as grinding gears, a whizzing or buzzing sound during shifting or delayed response from shifts, but what causes those problems? Here are four common transmission problems that will require a trip to the local auto mechanic to avoid complete transmission failure.
No clutch will last forever, so the need to replace an old clutch, and failing to do so, is a common transmission problem. You can tell if your clutch is going bad by the burning smell often associated with someone that is learning how to drive a stick. Another symptom of a bad clutch is a spongy clutch pedal.
Faulty Transmission Solenoid
Transmissions use fluid to help shift gears and the transmission solenoid regulates the fluid flow. If the solenoid is damaged, usually due to operation with low transmission fluid level you may experience slipping gears.
Bad Torque Converter
The torque converter on automatic transmissions can go bad i the needle bearings wear out or become damaged. SIgns of a failing torque converter include a grinding noise while driving, but not when in neutral.
Low Transmission Fluid
Many transmission problems can be traced back to the transmission being operated with low transmission fluid, most likely due to a leak in the system. If you find a reddish fluid collecting in your driveway you most likely just found a leak.
Transmissions are very complicated machines and they need to be serviced regularly to ensure proper operation. For professional transmission repair in Everett bring your car, truck or SUV to O.N.B. Automotive. Our expert mechanics can fix any problem on your vehicle and we perform factory scheduled maintenance. If you need an oil change or complex engine repair, we have you covered. Call O.N.B Automotive today at 425-317-9618 to schedule an appointment for quality car repair in Everett!
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Written By Brian Corey
Published By MORBiZ