How do I know a Transmission is bad?

How do I know a Transmission is bad?

Here are some of the signs that your Transmission may be bad:


Slipping Gears. This is when the Gears in your Transmission don't engage properly, and the car feels like it's slipping or hesitating when you accelerate.

Rough shifting. This is when the gears in your transmission shift roughly or jerkily.

Leaking Transmission Fluid. This is a sign that there is a problem with the Seals or Gaskets in your transmission.   

Burning smell. This is a sign that the transmission is overheating.

Check engine light. The Check Engine Light, may come on for a bad Transmission, get it checked out.

A bad Transmission can cause serious damage to your car, and it's important to get it repaired before it's too late.


Here are some additional symptoms of a bad Transmission:


Noisy Transmission. A bad Transmission may make strange noises, such as grinding, whining, or clunking.

Transmission fluid leaks. A bad transmission may leak transmission fluid.

Transmission overheats. A bad transmission may overheat, which can cause damage to the transmission.

Transmission slips. A bad transmission may slip when shifting gears.

Transmission won't shift. A bad transmission may not shift gears at all.


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