Signs of a damaged transmission

Signs of a damaged transmission are very obvious. This does not mean that owners can determine the exact cause of the damaged transmission. However, once the damage occurs, the transmission does not respond correctly when the driver changes gear. Some signs are accelerating the engine while on the train “unity”, loud noises or difficulty in changing gears. Recognizing these symptoms, but the driver may stop operating the vehicle to prevent further damage.

Transmission Care

Automatic transmissions, which are the most common type of transmission in the American cars are generally very reliable. They have a long life often than 500,000 miles with minimal maintenance. The life of an automatic transmission may even break the record of 500,000 miles, periodically changing the transmission fluid and filter at intervals specified in the car owner or manual truck. Manual transmissions, which have become less common in cars made ​​in the United States in the last 20 years, use gear oil as a lubricant. Change gear oil at regular intervals often allows the transmission to last the life of the car. The automatic transmission fluid and gear oil manual transmission are the lifeblood of the transmission. Simple maintenance fluid goes a long way to minimize damage.

Typical signs

Common signs of a bad transmission include difficulty in automatic transmission gear changes. For example, the motor winding without changing gears is a sign of the transmission is not shifting properly. Unusual noises can accompany displacement problems. However, the noise may not accompany the changing problems and even be taken as a sign of damage. Other symptoms of a damaged transmission include difficulty changing to “drive” to “park”, shifting problems when the engine is cold or hot, and engine acceleration or difficulty stopping.

Diagnosing the Problem

Transmission problems are often linked to a lack of transmission fluid. In general, owners will find a dipstick in the engine compartment, but the way to check the fluid level depends on the make and model of vehicle. Owners can check the fluid while the car engine is running and the transmission is in “park” with the handbrake on. Owners must fill the liquid when measured under the rod. If the transmission fluid is low, it is advisable to check under the vehicle for leaks. Transmission fluid is red in color and easy to find on the garage floor. Leakage may occur at the base of the filler tube, the drain hole of the transmission, between the motor and the transmission or in the selector shaft, which connects the transmission to the shift lever. Automatic and manual transmissions are complicated devices and require a skilled technician to repair.

Slipping Problems the Park

Older automatic transmissions can slide while the vehicle is running. It is a minor problem with the newer cars, but can still occur. Slipping transmissions are evident when the engine seems to rev higher and work harder to achieve a specific speed. Often, higher engine speeds than normal and the car or truck does not pick up enough speed. This may also include one or two second delay in the automatic transmission of participation in the gearbox. This indicates a damaged transmission or a transmission with insufficient fluid. Damaged if the transmission in “park” but the vehicle still rolls.This points to a faulty parking pawl that holds the transmission in gear.