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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Customer Reviews
Very good owner he is...
Ahmad
Very good owner he is respectful and expert I did change A lot of parts on my transmission he is professional , if your looking for some one behave like a doctor you are in the right place .
Date: January 29, 2024
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I recently had an outstanding...
Maksim Ivanovskiy
I recently had an outstanding experience at Mister Transmission with my Ford Focus. The mechanics at Mister Transmission did a commendable job addressing issues with my car's differential and replacing the clutch. Peter, in particular, went above and beyond in providing exceptional customer service. He not only efficiently resolved the mechanical issues but also took the time to walk me through all the replaced parts, ensuring transparency and trust in their service. I highly recommend Mister Transmission for their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Date: January 28, 2024
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Greg and his team did...
Margi Ende
Greg and his team did a great job with my van's new transmission. Very professional, great communication and customer service. My van sounds great and runs better than ever now.
Date: January 27, 2024
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Sara GGg
They seem great
Date: January 26, 2024
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Wow what a amazing staff...
Raman Deep
Wow what a amazing staff everyone one was so helpful and friendly. Connor was professional technician who attended me and he was amazing he was very experienced and found fault right way in my car . He attended me in after hours even though they were about to close at 5:00 PM and he accepted my ford focus 2009 to change output speed sensor and Transmission oil. Really appreciate it . Thankyou again. Connor and Aki (The Manager ) you guys are great . Must visit place if you have any transmission related problems.
Date: January 26, 2024
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Fast and knowledgeable
Myles Stobert
Fast and knowledgeable
Date: January 26, 2024
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Wow, how to begin. I...
Andrew Walsh
Wow, how to begin. I brought my jeep to my regular mechanic to determine what was causing a noise. His determination was that something was up with the transmission, so he brought it to Aki and his team. When they started working on my jeep, his principal team member was away; rather than take the transmission apart, Aki asked if he could keep the jeep for a few days. This would save taking it apart with the possiblity that this was not the problem. That was good for me, and in the end, they found the problem, which was more to do with the computer chip than anything else. However the jeep is older so they had to run back and forth with colleagues to figure out why it would not program, etc. He took a lot of extra time to figure things out, keeping me abreast the entire time. For sure, I would send anyone who needs work on their transmission to Aki. He seemed to look for the best viable option rather than the most expensive, and his customer service is terrrific.
Date: January 26, 2024
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I have never been let...
Katrena Jordan
I have never been let down by the help Mr. T has afforded me over the years. Bob and the guys are extremely helpful with customer service being top notch always with them. Ready to give knowledgable advice anytime. Definitely get your service worth at this place.
Date: January 26, 2024
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Staff rude but they fixed...
Alex Lanidrac
Staff rude but they fixed my car
Date: January 25, 2024
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The Best customer service ever...brought...
Karen Jacques
The Best customer service ever...brought my car in Friday and because we were going away, they had it ready for pick up on the Tuesday...
Date: January 24, 2024
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