In times past, diagnosing faulty transmission on any vehicle was a time consuming and complicated process, not to mention expensive and inexact. Today, however diagnosing transmissions faults is much more simple process.
The manner in which you diagnose transmission troubles is precisely the same as you would diagnose a malady of the body. You need to identify the precise nature of the issue before appropriate action can be taken. The minute that your vehicle begins to exhibit any of the following symptoms, it’s important to contact a garage.
Transmissions should go into gear each time, when this mechanism fails the vehicle owner should contact a garage. It’s important to note the speed of your car when encountering any issues with the transmission. This allows for an accurate diagnosis of the vehicle.
Excessive clunking noises when shifting gears, is an indication that the transmission may need replacing or repairing. A clunking noise, however, may not necessarily point to a transmission issue. It’s important that should you encounter this noise, you contact your garage.
If the check engine light is on, then the vehicle may have transmission issues. Vehicles have sensors that indicate irregularities in the engine and notify the system that there’s an issue. If the engine is suffering from a transmission issue the sensors will inform the driver.
Transmission leakage is the easiest way to identify that your transmission needs the attention of a mechanic. You should make sure to check the colour and smell of any fluid that leaks from your vehicle. If the fluid is dark in colour and carries a burnt odour. If you encounter these issues, it’s important to contact a mechanic.
Should you encounter a delay in changing gears or accelerating your transmission is slipping and becoming ineffective, this requires the immediate attention of a mechanic.
Have you heard a grinding sound or feeling when you shift gears? If so, it’s important that you contact a mechanic and get a transmission check. This sound is another indicator that your transmission may be faulty.
It’s imperative that any motorist who believes that they may be experiencing transmission issues contacts a reputable mechanic as soon as possible. Neglecting to do so may result in an accident.