Find Out Why Your Transmission is Kicking

By Mister Transmission

Are you experiencing transmission hard shifting problems? Discover what the possible causes are and how you can prevent them

It’s one of the most common problems drivers experience when troubles arise with their vehicles’ transmissions: transmission kicking, also referred to as hard or jerky shifting when changing gears. If you’re experiencing this unsettling problem, a variety of potential causes could be responsible.

More often than not, hard transmission shifts can be attributed to an inadequate level of transmission fluid in your vehicle, or the fluid’s effectiveness is failing because it’s old, dirty, and needs replacing. If the transmission begins to overheat, the fluid will oxidize and it won’t lubricate or cool the transmission. Further, it’s possible your car needs a new transmission filter and a transmission flush, too.

Other possible causes of transmission kicking include:

  • Sensor-related problems. There are electronic sensors located throughout your vehicle that is designed to send and receive signals from the car’s internal computer system. Some of the sensors onboard are responsible for determining when your transmission changes gears, but if the signals between sensors and the computer get crossed, it can lead to hard shifting issues.
  • Clogged or loose vacuum lines. Leaky, loose, or clogged transmission vacuum lines or hoses affect the pressure in the transmission and can create all sorts of problems including hard shifting.

Preventative Maintenance Is Essential

Avoiding a costly transmission repair is entirely dependent upon preventative and proactive maintenance conducted at regular intervals by a certified and experienced professional technician.

Know the faulty transmission warning signs, and if you’re seeking a smoother ride in your car, visit a Mister Transmission location near you to get help correcting the kicking feeling coming from your transmission.

Find a location near you and make an appointment today. 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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