5 Signs Your Car’s Transmission Has a Problem or Two

February 21, 2023 | By Mister Transmission

A car transmission plays a critical role in the operation of any vehicle. It is the component responsible for transferring power from the engine to the wheels and providing the necessary speed and torque to propel a car forward. Without a transmission, a car would not be able to drive, as the engine would be unable to produce the necessary force to move the car.

The transmission comprises several parts, including the gears, clutches, hydraulic system, and drive shaft. The gears are responsible for controlling the amount of torque and speed a car produces. The clutches provide the necessary friction to allow gears to engage and disengage while the hydraulic system keeps the transmission lubricated and cooled. Finally, the drive shaft transfers power from the engine to the wheels.

With that said, with so many parts to the transmission, you might have guessed that many problems can occur with the transmission. Fortunately, thanks to advancements in material and tech, this isn’t likely. However, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t run into problems. Bad transmissions can be annoying to deal with, and if it does happen to you, it is vital to act immediately to get it repaired.

Today, we’re going to share with you a couple of signs your car has a bad transmission:

  1. Slipping Gears

One of the most obvious signs of a bad transmission is when your car’s gears slip when you’re driving. This can happen when you’re accelerating, shifting gears, or even when your car is idling. If you notice that your car’s gears are slipping, it’s time to get it checked out by a professional.

  1. Strange Noises

If you notice any strange noises coming from your car’s transmission, it could be a sign of trouble. Clunking, grinding, and humming noises can all be indicators of a bad transmission.

  1. Leaking Fluid

If you notice fluid leaking from your car’s transmission, it could be another sign of trouble. Transmission fluid is an essential component of your car’s transmission, and if it’s leaking, it could mean the transmission is failing.

  1. Burning Smell

Another sign of a bad transmission is a burning smell coming from the engine. This is usually a sign of a problem with the transmission fluid or the seals, and it should be addressed as soon as possible.

  1. Dashboard Warning Lights

Finally, if your car’s dashboard is lit up with warning lights related to the transmission, it could be a sign of a serious problem. If you notice any warning lights, it’s best to get your car checked out by a professional as soon as possible.


These are just a few of the signs of a bad car transmission. If you notice any of the above symptoms, or you notice or think that there’s something wrong with your transmission. It’s important to have your car checked out by a professional as soon as possible. Doing so can help you avoid costly repairs in the future and help you keep your car running smoothly for years to come.

Mister Transmission is your go-to Canadian transmission technology specialist. If you are looking for transmission repair in British Columbia, contact us today!

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Mandy's customer service was second to none. Not only did he make sure the work they could do on our truck got done in a timely manner, but also made arrangements for other services to be completed that are outside their scope. PLUS, he took care of getting our truck there and back! Like Mandy said, we hope we don't need to see him for that truck again, but if we need transmission services for any of our other vehicles, we'll be back! Thank you for your great customer service Mandy!
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Highly recommended! I wasn't sure where to take my car for a transmission repair. Had quotes from other shops, which were all around the same, but no one was offering warranty on their work more than one year even after spending so much money. Only Mr. Mandeep offered me three years warranty, which makes me assured to go forward with the repair. Mr. Wes is really knowledgeable technician and he did a fantastic job, car works like new! Incredible staff that go above and beyond for their customers. Their customer service is great and the car was done on time.
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I took the car in because I had issues with my transmission, not only did they fix it but they fixed my lower control arm and adjusted my brakes, these are problems that were missed on the safety, Dan also dealt with my warranty company as well as made sure I had the financing to get my car back with no out of pocket funds, they worked late making sure I had the car on the day they said, thank you Dan and Bob for all your hard work.
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