Recognizing a Transmission Problem

Recognizing a Transmission Problem

Minor transmission issues often drastically worsen within a matter of just a few miles. At the first sign of transmission trouble, you'll want to bring your vehicle to the shop so the problem can hopefully be addressed before it necessitates much more expensive repairs. Here's a look at seven symptoms of transmission trouble.

Difficult to Get into Gear

If you have to make numerous attempts to simply get in gear, then a transmission issue is most likely to blame. In vehicles with standard transmissions, this is a sign of trouble with the clutch master cylinder.

Rough Shifting

Your transmission may be running on worn-out parts if it jerks and/or lurches when you shift.

Gear Slippage

If you're just calmly cruising along and your car suddenly pops out of gear, then you've got a classic sign of a transmission issue. This also poses a safety concern because you no longer have full control over the operation of your automobile. In some cases, this problem can be remedied with a transmission flush. But this symptom could also mean that you need more complex transmission work.


Grinding in manual transmissions is an indication that the clutch has started to fail. In some instances, only a clutch adjustment will be needed.

Makes Noise in Neutral

If shaking sounds emerge while you're in neutral, then your vehicle may be in need of a transmission flush.

Transmission Fluid Leak

It's a good habit to periodically scan over the ground where your car is usually parked and check for evidence of leaking automotive fluids. Oftentimes, transmission fluid can be told apart from other types of fluid by its reddish color.

Burning Transmission Fluid

When transmission fluid looks or smells burnt, it's best to have a mechanic complete an inspection so that the underlying issue can be diagnosed and fixed.

If you need transmission repair, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For transmission repair in Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, and Palatine, IL, contact the experts at Import Motors at (847) 908-4863. Feel free to give Import Motors a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your repair or maintenance needs!

Import Motors Inc Blog
Posted: October 17, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ