Your Check Engine Light Comes On

By Mister Transmission

It’s happened to everyone, that dreaded check engine light pops on, and often at the worst possible time.

A vehicle’s check engine light comes on for several different reasons. Some of these problems are minor, but some are more serious.

Depending on the make and model of the car, a flashing check engine light usually means there is a more serious problem with the engine.

Transmission problems can cause the check engine light to come on as well, however it’s not always as apparent as other components within the vehicle. If there is a lack of response from your transmission, usually it is difficult for the vehicle owner to determine where the problem originated.

Indications of transmission problems could be unusual noises coming from underneath the vehicle, or a lack of response when the accelerator pedal is pressed. However these symptoms could also be indications of drivability problems.

If you step on the gas and your vehicle doesn’t seem to respond or want to go anywhere, there is a 50-50 chance that there is a drivability problem with the way the engine is running. This can result in a lack of engine power, or the transmission will not respond because there is a problem with it.

Mister Transmission locations have access to the proper computer equipment to properly diagnose any issues related to your engine, detailing any potential malfunctions. If there is a transmission issue, this equipment will be able to target where the problem originated, and then supply an error code to help identify the problem.

Potential Transmission Problems

Transmission slipping

If you step on throttle and the engine RPM increases, but the vehicle is not moving, this is an indication of your transmission slipping. The same can be said for when the vehicle is in neutral and the engine is revving, or when you are in gear, applying gas and the vehicle is either only edging forward or not moving at all.

Transmission running too hot

Your transmission needs to operate at an optimal temperature in order to function properly. In the event that your transmission is running too hot, you will sometimes be warned by certain indicators, such as a burning smell, or lack of performance from the vehicle. A burning smell may be caused by not having enough transmission fluid running through the system. The transmission may also be running too hot if the transmission’s cooling system is malfunctioning.

Low Fluid Levels

Make sure your transmission fluids are nicely topped up in order to keep your system well lubricated and working properly. Running out of transmission fluid can cause major damage to your transmission and all the connected components.

Solenoid regulation

If it appears that your fluids are all topped up, there may still be an issue with how the fluid is being distributed within the transmission and to the transmission components. This could mean that there is a problem with a solenoid, which regulates the flow of transmission fluid throughout the system. The solenoid directs oil flow to the correct components to perform the function of the transmission. If there are no evident transmission fluid leaks, a possible culprit could be a malfunctioning solenoid.

Difficulty Shifting Gears

Another warning sign of issues is when gears become difficult to shift or will not engage properly. Any of these issues, accompanied by your check engine light coming on, is grounds for concern. You certainly don’t want any of your transmission issues getting any worse.

If your check engine light comes on, and your transmission seems to be acting erratically, you need to take your vehicle into a specialist. All Mister Transmission locations are staffed by professionals with years of experience working with all kinds of transmission issues.

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After a catastrophic failure of...
David Thompson
After a catastrophic failure of the CVT in my 2013 Subaru Outback I was glad to find such Professionals. Chris, Janna and the Technicians went above and beyond to get my vehicle back in service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions I had to send the Outback to Moncton on a flat deck. All the time it was there I was kept up to date on their every move and diagnoses. From the first Phone Call until I picked it up there was no doubt "This was the right place". Thanks again Mister Transmission !!!
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Very profesional and effortable pricing
Sheri Clifford
Very profesional and effortable pricing
Date: April 19, 2021
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Andrew was fantastic and provided...
Henry Martin
Andrew was fantastic and provided great insight on the actual issues with my vehicle. He was very informative and educated on what needs to be done on my vehicle. I highly recommend Andrew and Mister Transmission!!
Date: April 19, 2021
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Marco Allen
Stafford was very polite and professional through our exchange, the service we received was outstanding, the car has never run better.10/10
Date: April 19, 2021
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Stafford and Crew were completely...
Richard Kelly
Stafford and Crew were completely professional during my repair. Calling regularly with updates. Work completed on time and at the initial quoted rate.Strongly recommend Mr. Transmission.
Date: April 18, 2021
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These days, among all the...
Tony D
These days, among all the horror stories you hear about auto shops who either don't know what they're doing or flat out make things worse (and charge mightily either way), it's easy to overlook the real gems who deliver over and above. This shop came highly recommended to me by my son's auto shop class teacher - this on top of the numerous and overall excellent Google reviews. I had transmission shifting problems with an old Dodge pickup truck with which they were initially unfamiliar, and not only did they take on the challenge, research possible causes, and effect what appeared to be logical repairs (at a *very* reasonable price, I might add), when those repairs turned out not to be the root cause of the problem they took it upon themselves to further track down and fix the problem without additional charge (drawing upon their networks of other contacts in the industry to do so). All in a timely manner, keeping well-appraised of their progress every step of the way. As a small business owner myself, I can say that you simply can not expect better service than this. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Although this is my first experience with them, I will not go anywhere else in the future for transmission work on any vehicle I own.
Date: April 17, 2021
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They brought our Honda back...
Daniel Connolly
They brought our Honda back to life within hours for the best price in town! Awesome service, excellent staff!
Date: April 17, 2021
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Mister Transmission saved us! We...
Natasha Mohammed
Mister Transmission saved us! We had a sudden car issue and were taken care of by Raman. He quickly let us know how to get our vehicle to the shop and was very transparent about the process. He was up front with all costs beforehand and was very responsive, putting us immediately at ease. The fix was completed quickly and even before the estimated time given! We were super pleased with his professionalism, knowledge and workmanship. Car issues suck, but this was an excellent, pain free, no hassle, process. Highly recommend!Thank you Raman & Mister Transmission team!
Date: April 16, 2021
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The owner went above and...
Lillian Mason
The owner went above and beyond to fix my car. So much so he called one of his employees back after they were closed to check another issue for me that was unrelated to my original issue. Amazing is all I can say
Date: April 16, 2021
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Paul was the gentleman who...
Michael James
Paul was the gentleman who was taking care of my appointment. He was very informative with the issues I was having with my transmission. He was honest in giving his opinion on what course of repair I should use to fix my issue. His customer service and personability were exemplar. The repair was done in a timely manner and he even did some cleaning of the engine bay of my car without mentioning it. For any transmission or drive system repairs I wouldn't recommend any shop other than this one.
Date: April 15, 2021
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