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If your car is having transmission problems, it is important to catch it early before it becomes
a more involved - and a more costly issue. If you are experiencing any of the following
transmission symptoms, we recommend bringing your vehicle in for a transmission service
and inspection as soon as possible:
• Transmission shifting delays: Does your vehicle pause before moving when shifting from
park? Are you experiencing any pause in forward motion when your vehicle is shifting into
first gear, or beyond first gear? Is there a delayed vehicle response when you shift from
park to reverse?
• Transmission slipping, grinding, or jumping during acceleration when the car is shifting gears
• Car shaking at any speed
• A burnt smell coming from under your hood
• Fluid visibly leaking from the vehicle
• Clunking, screeching or whistling sounds coming from the vehicle
• Transmission fluid on dipstick is cloudy, thick or foul smelling
• Manual transmission gear shifter is physically hard to move or won’t go into gear
The transmission is the link between the engine and the wheels of your vehicle.
Whether you drive a manual, automatic, or semi-automatic vehicle, the transmission
plays a crucial role in the performance and reliability of your vehicle. The transmission
keeps engine output matched with speed and load conditions. Because engines operate
at high rotational speeds, the transmission reduces engine output speed and transmits torque through the differential, driveshaft, and wheels. As engine speed varies, the transmission switches between the gears that influence the amount of torque applied to
the wheels. Transmission fluid performs a variety of duties, depending on the type of transmission. Transmission fluid acts as a cooling agent and protects the transmission by lubricating the internal gears and preventing corrosion and rust. In a manual transmission, clutches and gear shifts provide pressure and force—like engagement and disengagement—while in an automatic transmission, transmission fluid provides these
same operational functions of force and pressure.
A faulty transmission can negatively affect your vehicle’s performance. Symptoms of an impending transmission service include
grinding gears, difficulty shifting, slipping out of gear, bucking, and hesitation. Even if your transmission is in neutral, excessive noise is a
sign of transmission problems. In a manual transmission, a dragging clutch, or a clutch failing to disengage from the flywheel, is another
sign of transmission issues. When this occurs, the clutch continues to spin with your vehicle’s engine, and a grinding noise will occur.
A burning smell sifting through the air vents is a sign of burning transmission fluid and an overheating transmission. Things that can
negatively impact the life of your transmission include extreme driving habits, and excessive loads or heavy towing habits. Because of the necessary pressure and force provided by transmission fluid in automatic transmissions, old, dirty, and unchanged transmission fluid can
cause performance issues. Regular transmission maintenance as indicated by your vehicle’s manufacturer can help prevent transmission problems, but if you experience any of the above warning signs of transmission trouble, contact us today about transmission repair.
Whether your vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission, the responsibility of the transmission remains the same: route power from the engine to the drive wheels. Essentially, the transmission converts the RPMs of the engine into torque, which is transferred to the drive wheels of the vehicle. The transmission switches between a range of speeds by shifting gears as a vehicle speeds up and slows down. Transmission fluid acts as a cooling agent. This fluid lubricates the internal gears and prevents corrosion and rust while the transmission filter helps to remove contaminants from the fluid. The components inside manual and automatic transmissions may differ, but routine maintenance is all about keeping internal components moving and operating as they should. When the life of your transmission comes to an end, our service staff will replace your manual or automatic transmission with a quality aftermarket transmission that matches or exceeds the performance standards of the originally equipped transmission.
Transmission trouble is a serious concern in overall car maintenance. Taking action after hearing irregular sounds from your transmission can help prevent major transmission repairs, although there are occasions when a transmission replacement is the only option. Grinding and crunching sounds will alert you to issues with internal gears. Even if your transmission is in neutral, abnormal noise is a sign that you should replace internal transmission components like bearings, gears, shafts, and dirty or stale transmission fluid. Regardless of whether your vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission, slipping out of gear is another sign of transmission trouble. The smell of burning fluid coming from your air vents will alert you to an overheating transmission. If a breakdown occurs, be sure to contact us by phone for
a transmission replacement.
Tune, Lube and Brakes Auto Car Care of Chula Vista proudly serves the Transmission Repair needs of customers in Chula Vista, CA
and surrounding areas.
Call us today at 619-476-1731 for your FREE check engine light inspection, or for more information about our Chula
Vista auto repair services.
We are located at 694 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM