Transmission problems are no joke. Sometimes they can be very easy to pinpoint, while other times it may take a full inspection to determine what is possibly wrong. Regardless of whether it seems like the transmission or not, it is important to have your car looked at. What may not seem like a transmission to an unsuspecting car owner, can end up causing a lot of damage once it is eventually discovered. Here are some transmission issues that may not be immediately obvious to car owners.
- When You Are Having Gear Problems
A slipping transmission usually involves your car changing gears without you actually doing anything. At first glance, you may assume something is wrong with the gear itself, but that is not the case. The gear in an automatic car is connected to a torque converter, which helps to connect the transmission to the engine. If you notice your gear is slipping, take it in for service immediately. Someone who is knowledgeable about car transmissions will be able to help determine what the cause is.
Other gear problems related to the transmission is if the car does not want to go into gear, in the case of a manual car or if the shifts are too rough. These can be signs of low fluids in the transmission, which can affect how well your transmission actually performs.
- When there is a Burning Smell Emitting From the Car
You likely already know that any burning smells from your car are a bad sign. But, do you realize it might actually be coming from your transmission? The smell can be coming from the transmission fluids, which is a sign that your transmission is overheating. When your transmission begins to overheat it may be a sign that there is not enough fluids, or a leak, or even a faulty cooling system. Regardless of the reason for the overheating, it is important to not let this problem go unchecked.
- If Your Car is Noisy While it is in Neutral
When you have your car in neutral, does it make a lot of noise? Depending on the noise, it just may be indicating a need for more fluids or a change in the transmission fluids. But, the more noises the car is making, the more serious the problem is likely to be. So, again, do not just ignore it or wait to fix it. What can start off as a small problem can quickly become something much more serious and costly to repair the longer you wait to act on it.
These are just three transmission problems that, at first glance, you may not consider to be the transmission. When in doubt, it is best to take your car to someone with in depth knowledge about transmissions in cars. Twin Transmissions in Charlotte, NC works with Honda transmission and has a team of experienced mechanics to help you out with your various problems. Call them today to set up an appointment and consultation.