What are the Worst Transmission Problems?

By Mister Transmission

Transmission Problems

Transmission problems are some of the trickiest and most difficult to pin down that you will ever encounter in your life of driving and owning vehicles. That is because transmissions, unlike other automobile parts, are not simply one part themselves, but rather a series of components working together to fulfill a task, so transmissions, by their very nature, are complex. And they’ve become more complex as they’ve evolved, as well. All of this means that, it can be tough to pinpoint a transmission problem when you have one. And it can be even tougher to fix some transmission problems.

The obvious transmission problem

Let us begin with the basics. What is the most basic, most obvious, most easily identifiable transmission problem? A leak. Do you see a small patch of reddish, translucent liquid under your vehicle after you drive away? If so, you got yourself a leak.

As far as transmission problems go, this is not the worst. A leak, provided it is relatively small, can usually be resealed with relative ease, so there’s no need to fret. However, if your entire transmission requires resealing, now we’re getting into more involved work. In this case, the transmission itself would have to be removed and lifted out of the body of the vehicle in order to be resealed completely. Any time we’re talking about a problem that requires the removal of the transmission from the vehicle, we’re talking about a pretty bad problem.

Wear and tear transmission problems

But thankfully, a lot of transmission problems do not require the removal of the transmissions nor a complete overhaul. A lot of transmission problems are remedied by the replacing of parts that are accessible without removing the transmission. Many of these, and other problems, are caused by wear and tear on the transmission that has accrued over the years. It is important to remember that by bringing your vehicle in for regular service, you can avoid major transmission problems in the future and prolong the lifespan of your transmission and maintain its efficiency.

Shifting problems

A common transmission problem relates to shifting gears. If it is difficult to shift gears, or if your vehicle slips out of gear, you have a transmission problem. How bad are these transmission problems? Well that depends. It depends on…how bad the problem is. Experiencing some sticking or resistance when shifting gears is annoying, but it’s not a catastrophe. At least not yet. It’s extremely important to bring in your vehicle at the first detection of transmission problems.

This is because what were once minor transmission problems can become major transmission problems in short order. If you start slipping out of gear while cruising down the highway, you could be in serious trouble. We often take our vehicles for granted, but the massive number of vehicular collisions and the injuries and even fatalities they cause should act as a reminder to us: never ignore a transmission (or any other type of) problem. Don’t let minor problems grow into massive ones. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about a transmission problem you or somebody you know are experiencing, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We’d be happy to hear from you and help you out.

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