As the transmission starts to fail, you may notice several signs. The vehicle will lose power, it may also have a burning smell, the fuel efficiency is poor, or odd noises like clunking or humming. If you notice any of these things, check the dashboard of your vehicle and look for any warning lights. Noticing the check engine light is on can indicate a good chance the transmission is in need of a repair.
Transmission Repair & Maintenance
A computer diagnostic check can see if there is an issue with the transmission or control system. This can determine if an electrical component will need to be replaced. Also, a faulty sensor might cause the issue rather than a mechanical problem. When this happens, the transmission fluid will need to be flushed or changed.
Having the transmission flushed can help keep the vehicle running properly. By having the transmission flushed, it pushes out the grim and sludge that accumulates over time. When this happens, the old oil is removed. Then the new oil is added. Cleaning solutions are also added sometimes to remove unwanted debris. After that, the transmission is filled back up with new oil. If the transmission is full of dirt and debris, this may be the best and only way to repair it.
Transmission Fluid Change
The guidelines recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer should be followed when performing the transmission fluid exchange. The same is true for changing the transmission filter. Sometimes, the transmission will need to be replaced or totally rebuilt. The transmission fluid should be changed at regular intervals and avoid overheating. By following the manufacturer’s recommended transmission service schedule, your vehicle will operate the best it can.