How To fix A Slipping Transmission

November 12, 2020 | By Mister Transmission

How To fix A Slipping Transmission

What is the fix for a slipping transmission? It’s simple. Just pop the hood of your vehicle, locate the transmission switch, and change the setting from “SLIP” to “STABLE” . . . If only it were that easy. Here’s the real info on slipping transmission fixes.

Slipping Transmission Are One Of The More Common—And Dangerous—Transmission Problems.

You might not have encountered the term before, but if you’ve ever experienced a slipping transmission, then you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, you’re fortunate, because a slipping transmission can be very unnerving. It’s called a transmission “slip” because it slips out of gear. Essentially, you tell your transmission to be in one gear, but it slips into another. Not good.

Transmission slips most commonly occur after you have switched gears. For example, you reverse out of your driveway and then shift to drive, but seconds later, the transmission slips into neutral. In this scenario, the transmission slip is annoying. You want it to be in drive, don’t slip to neutral! So, you shift back to drive and you’re on your merry way. But what happens when you’re on the highway? Maybe you’re speeding up to merge with traffic after completing the on-ramp and then—bam—your transmission slips into neutral. This can be incredibly dangerous. This is not a problem you can afford to ignore. If your transmission starts slipping, you must fix it as soon as possible.

Slipping Transmission Fixes.

OK, so if your transmission starts slipping, it needs to be fixed right away. How do you do that? Is it something you can do on your own? Probably not. A low level of transmission fluid can contribute to just about any transmission problem. Check your transmission fluid levels—as you should do at least once a month—and top it up if necessary. You can go for a slow and measured test drive after that. If there are no slips, no transmission fluid leaks, and the fluid that was left in your vehicle didn’t smell burnt or look opaque, then you might be all right.

In most cases, however, a transmission slip fix requires a visit to a transmission repair shop. In manual transmissions, slippage is frequently caused by a worn-out clutch. Replace the clutch, and often the problem goes away. For automatic transmissions, damaged or worn clutch plates, transmission bands, or solenoid packs are often the culprit and one or more of these need to be replaced.

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If you suspect your transmission has been slipping, please contact us today.

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