Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Is Your Transmission Noisy in Neutral?

By Mister Transmission

Troubling noises emanating from beneath your hood should not be neglected

Is your vehicle’s manual transmission noisy in neutral? Do you hear humming, buzzing, or whining noises when you let the clutch out in neutral? If your answer to these questions is ‘yes’, your vehicle’s transmission should be inspected by a certified technician, as it may be a warning sign that your transmission is failing.

Furthermore, if you hear unusual noises as you shift while accelerating, or if you feel your car shuddering when changing gears or find changing gears laborious, it’s possible your clutch is worn out.

For automatic transmissions, the warning signs are similar: the car struggles to change gears or gears are slipping, you’re unable to shift into reverse, or you notice a distinct burning smell while driving.

What Causes a Noisy Transmission?

Being proactive with preventative maintenance is your best defence to prolong the life of your manual or automatic transmission. But even if you are, and you follow the recommended best practices to prevent a transmission breakdown, there are no guarantees that an electronic or mechanical failure won’t occur.

Regarding a noisy transmission, the trouble could range from a lack or loss of transmission fluid; the incorrect fluid type was inserted into your transmission, gears or bearings have worn down, or there are damaged gear teeth.

If you suspect your vehicle’s transmission isn’t performing properly, or if you have questions about preventative transmission maintenance, contact us. Take advantage of our free 21-point multi-check inspection and avoid the cost and aggravation associated with a failing transmission.

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