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Transmission Warning Signs

5 Signs that your vehicle may require transmission repair

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 06/21/2015  | Transmission Advice

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Transmission Warning Signs

Transmission Warning Signs

If you are hearing noises coming from your vehicle’s transmission, it can be tough to determine what it means, Perhaps it’s a strange smell or your car is handling differently than normal. The 5 signs that you may need transmission repair below may help determine your problem. The transmission experts at AAMCO Overland Park can also help to pinpoint the issue your vehicle may be having. 

5 Transmission Warning Signs that you may need repair
1. Trouble Shifting Gears
Your vehicle hesitates when shifting between gears or is refuses to shift between gears completely, you may require transmission repair. If possible, refill the fluids and disconnect the battery for 30 minutes to try and reset the system first. If this doesn’t work, it’s best to visit a transmission repair specialist as soon as possible, to avoid any further damage. 
2. Slipping Gears
It is possible for your car to go into gear but shift out of it without warning, This is a very dangerous thing to have happen if you are driving on the road. A qualified auto technician can provide the transmission repair to fix the issues and get you safely back on the road.
3. When the Vehicle is in Neutral, you are Hearing Strange Noises
You can start by refilling any fluids that look low and also the bearings or gears if needed, if you begin hearing strange noises. If this does not fix the issue, it’s time now to visit a certified auto repair technician.
4. A Burning Smell
When your transmission fluid level is extremely low or you’re using the wrong transmission fluid, the fluid may start to overheat and burn. You can remedy this issue fix by flushing out the burnt fluid and refilling the tank. Your local auto repair shop can provide this service as well.
5. Low Fluid
Low transmission fluid is usually an easy problem to fix. Refill it with fresh, clean fluid. If you see a fluid leak, it could be the sign of a more serious problem. Don’t wait to fix the problem, as that may cause additional damage to your transmission and result in a more expensive repair.  It’s important to get that leak checked out right away. 
Call the auto repair experts at AAMCO Overland Park today for an appointment for a correct diagnosis of your vehicle’s transmission issue or if you have any questions.
 

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