What's wrong with my transmission


What's wrong with my transmissionIf you experience transmission trouble you may be wondering what is causing it, as it can seemingly appear out of nowhere. The most important thing to do when you suspect transmission trouble is get it checked out by a professional transmission repair specialists. Dwelling on issues for too long can allow them to get worse, resulting in bigger and more expensive repairs. Here is a look at some of the most common causes of transmission problems.

Fluid Issues

Incorrect fluid levels or using the wrong type of transmission fluid can result in many different problems. You may noticed delayed shifting, erratic shifting, transmission slipping, hard shifting or other issues getting in and out of gear.

Fluid Leak

Similar to above, but a broken transmission pan gasket seal can and usually will result in a transmission fluid leak. If you notice a reddish colored fluid collecting under your vehicle don't hesitate to get in touch with an auto repair shop to have the problem corrected.

Computer Problems

Modern automatic transmissions utilize computers to know when to shift. If there is a malfunction in the computer it can cause poor transmission operation.

Worn Clutch (Manual Transmission)

A worn out clutch will often cause a burning smell. If you notice any weird smells when shifting or doing anything else while driving it is integral that you allow a technician to figure out what the issue is.

Transmission Overheating

Using the incorrect type of transmission fluid may cause the transmission to overheat. This can cause issues similar to those of having low levels of transmission fluid as the overheating can cause the transmission fluid to boil. You'll likely notice a burning smell with this type of issue as well.

Transmission problems require immediate attention or else they will quickly grow worse. If you need transmission repair in Upper Saddle River Gold Seal Transmission is here to help. We complete automatic and manual transmission repair and maintenance for all makes and models. Give us a call at (201) 746-4201 to schedule an appointment for transmission repair in Bergen County.

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ