Transmission problems are common and poor maintenance and lack of service are the main causes. External factors like defects may cause problems too and regardless of the issue, you must deal with it right away to prevent severe damage that could cause transmission failure. Solving the problem will also prevent repairs and replacements, which can be very expensive.
The following are the most common transmission problems, so keep this information in mind the next time you’re having trouble:
Low fluid levels and leaks
These are the most common causes of transmission problems and leaks are generally caused by a fault in the transmission itself, causing fluid to escape. Transmission cannot run smoothly unless it has the proper amount of fluid because a lesser amount can cause insufficient cooling and hydraulic pressure load. Faulty bolts, damaged gaskets or ruptured fluid lines can all cause leaks, so you need to find the underlying cause of the leak so that you can stop it right away.
This is normally the result of debris or other contaminants present in the fluid, which can cause inefficient lubricating and cooling of the transmission. Overheating or use of the wrong type of fluid can also result in burnt fluid and allowing it to keep running in this state will cause the build-up of sludge and debris, and transmission failure may occur as a result. A transmission flush is generally recommended in these cases with a filter and fluid exchange.
This is the part of your car that controls fluid flow throughout the transmission and is an electro-hydraulic valve that can become damaged if there are insufficient fluid levels or electronic problems because it can cause irregular fluid flow. This will cause a number of transmission problems, so if you experience slipping or gear shifting problems and low fluids or leaks are not the cause, then the solenoid is likely the problem. Connecting a scanner to the car’s computer can help you diagnose this issue and will confirm if it’s the solenoid that is the culprit.
Grinding, shaking or strange noises
If you see that your car is acting strange and you are experiencing jerking or noises that were not always present, it may be a sign that there is a problem with the transmission. It’s hard to identify the cause in this situation because the problem could be anything, so have your car’s computer checked for any error codes and do everything you can to find the cause of the problem so that it doesn’t get any worse.
Pro-Tech Transmissions can help you get to the root of the problem. We are located in Edmonton and offer transfer case service and transmission repairs, so if you have been searching for a reliable company near me, look no further and contact us today!