Signs of Transmission Problems Manhattan NY

Yours vehicles transmission is easily the most underappreciated part of your car, and caring for your transmission can save you fortune in the long term. Major transmission services are not cheap! With replacements and repairs being as costly as they are, it's up to every driver to be aware of the signs of transmission problems, as well as to provide any necessary fluid changes or service visits.

Below you'll find a list of the most common signs and symptoms of transmission issues and what they mean for your engine.

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    Unresponsiveness - If you find that your engine takes a noticeable amount of time to shift into drive, park, neutral, or any drive state, it's almost definitely the sign of a problem. Your engine should switch drive states immediately after you move the stick. In manual vehicles, any delay you experience between shifts can be noticed in the response of your RPM. If your RPM doesn't increase immediately after shifting, this could be either a transmission or a clutch issue and should be evaluated by a service person immediately.


  • Noises - There is no single identifiable sound associated with transmission problems. But you'll want to observe any whining, humming, or churning sounds your transmission might be making. Manual transmission problems are marked by a more mechanical-sounding response. In both manuals and automatics, any unusual noises that occur during the change of drive states or shifting should be observed and checked out.


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    Leaks and Low Fluid - It's crucial to consult your owner's manual regarding proper checks of your transmission fluid. Transmission fluid essentially performs the same role as motor oil, except in your transmission. If your engine features a dipstick for transmission fluid readings, consult your manual on proper checking procedures. If it doesn't, you'll want to have your transmission fluid changed for flushed at a service center every two years or 24,000 miles.


  • Grinding or Shaking - Your car is not supposed to shake while your foot is on the break, and your gears aren't supposed to emit a vibrating or grinding sensation which you change gears or drive states. In automatic transmissions, you may notice the car is struggling to reach the next gear. In the event of any of these issues, you should visit your service center.


  • Check Engine Light - While 'check engine' lights are notoriously uninformative, they are many times brought on by a struggling transmission. In any event that your check engine light turns on, you will want to visit a service center soon.

Like with most aspects of your vehicle, keeping your car on a regular maintenance schedule is the best ways to assure a healthy transmission. Staying aware of the age of your transmission, the time of your last service visit, and the type of fluid you need are the best ways to keep your vehicle in great shape.


Who Should Work on My Transmission?

Transmission repairs should only be left to experienced, trained professional. Contact the service pros at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram in Manhattan, NY. Their team service tech professionals are more than willing to assist you with all your service related needs. Visit their service department to schedule your appointment today!

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