What Your Noisy Transmission is Telling You
Troubleshooting your car’s transmission problem can be a very intimidating challenge. Transmissions are very complex pieces of machinery that require an extensive knowledge if you ever plan to rebuild one. However there are some steps you can take at home to see if you can at least isolate the problem and find a possible solution.
The first thing you want to do is listen. Listen for any strange noises and try to find out where they’re coming from and when this is happening. Distinguishing different sounds can be tough to the untrained ear but get as many details as you can as it can be very helpful to your mechanic.
So what kind of sounds should you expect to hear from your transmission? If you suspect something is amiss in your transmission then you may hear a whining sound in an automatic or a clunky thumping sound in a manual.
If your car is shaking or making unusual vibrations in neutral it’s another red flag. The solution may be as simple as replacing the transmission fluid but it could also be more complicated. In some cases you will need to replace worn down needle bearings in the torque converter. You’ll hear grinding or shaking noises while in gear if this is the problem.
Apart from sounds, another key indicator of transmission problems is a distinct burning smell. If you smell a burning odor while your engine is running it could be burning transmission fluid. Check to make sure your transmission fluid is red in color and has a sweet smell to it. If it is discolored or the levels are getting low then the fluid may need to be replaced.
If you’ve tried everything you can think of but are still coming up short then give us a visit at 2J’s Automotive. Our experienced, certified technicians are transmission experts and can find a solution to any transmission problem you have.
Whether you need a transmission rebuilt, reseal job, or any other kind of service and repair then let our expert mechanics take care of it for you. We work on all makes and models both foreign and domestic and we’ll be able to solve any transmission problem you’re having no matter what you pull up in.
Standard warranties on rebuilt transmissions are 12 months/12,000 mile warranty.
Extended warranties are also available for a 36 month/50,000 mile warranty at $500.
Give us a call at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions.