When most people think about what makes a car go, they only think about the engine. While the engine is important, it is nothing without the transmission, which is the part that transfers the energy from the engine to the driveshaft and actually moves the wheels. When your transmission goes up, your car doesn’t move. So how can you tell that it’s time for a new transmission installation?
Odd Noises Coming From Under the Hood
Any unusual noise that comes from your transmission is often an indication of a problem. If the noise happens as the gears change, it is likely from the transmission. This could be grinding, knocking, banging, or even rumbling sounds. If a high-pitched whistling sound is coming from the engine compartment, that is likely also the transmission. The sound alone may not indicate that the transmission needs to be replaced immediately, but if it is left unfixed, it could quickly get there.
Your Check Engine Light Might Mean New Transmission Installation
The check engine light is usually the first sign when something is wrong with your transmission. Many people try to ignore this light or assume that it is simply a signal that the oil needs to be changed. While it may be something benign and straightforward, there is no way to know for sure without having a technician run a diagnostic check. This is a simple and usually quick procedure.
When you check your transmission fluid, it should be a syrupy consistency that’s transparent and bright red. If it smells burnt or looks cloudy, that’s an indication of a problem that could cost you your transmission if left unchecked.
If you’re experiencing issues with shifting, that’s an indication of a problem with your transmission. Problems can manifest as difficulty shifting or the gear shift popping out of gear in a manual car. In an automatic, you may feel the gears slip.
Any leaking fluid that you notice under your car or in your driveway, assuming it’s not condensation, can present a problem. While the leak may not be transmission fluid, you still need to check it out.
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