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3 Problems With Your Transmission You Can't Ignore

The transmission system is one of the critical components of your car's engine. The engine uses it to power the wheels, and this keeps the vehicle moving. When the transmission starts experiencing problems, you are in serious trouble. However, given that repairing it is quite expensive, most people ignore it as long as the vehicle is moving.

Unfortunately, the problem only gets worse with time. This is the case even when the problem seems to have gone away. If you continue ignoring the problem, you may need to replace the entire system. Here are three problems with the system that you cannot afford to ignore.

  • Slipping Gears

Slipping gears is a case where the car seems to shift gears on its own, with no apparent reason. This may be accompanied by a sudden change in pitch or sudden whining. You may also discover that the car is not picking up speed when accelerating or is struggling to climb a hill, despite not having a heavy load.

Another sign is a spike in the RPM, especially if the vehicle has an automatic transmission system. Low fluid levels or worn-out clutches cause the spike. Slipping gears is not a serious issue but needs checking.

  • Warning Lights

You may also get a check engine light illuminating on the dashboard. The light means that the onboard computer is picking up a problem and generating an error code as a result. While the warning lights may not always indicate a problem with the transmission system, they should not be ignored. This is the case if you notice other symptoms such as rough shifting, slipping gears, and delays in picking up speed.

  • Difficulty Shifting Gears

If you have difficulty shifting gears or rough shifting, this may be a tell-all sign that the transmission system has a problem. Over time, the car may start to develop sudden jerks and shuddering or obvious delays when shifting from one gear to another. Other cars may also be resistant to gear changes. You may also fail to get a response when you change to a higher gear.

If you have problems with the transmission system, bring your car to our auto shop for professional repair.