Auto Repair

Empire Auto Care Can Repair Your Transmission When It Needs It

You need not worry if your automatic transmission is acting up because Empire Auto Care can repair it. We can also rebuild the transmission or replace it if the damage is severe. We are going to list below signs that the transmission is going bad. Bring your car, truck, or utility vehicle to our shop right away to avoid damaging the transmission further.

Slipping Out of Gear

A precursor to serious transmission trouble is the transmission slipping out of gear while you are driving. You will know that the transmission is no longer in gear because your RPMs will spike and you will lose power. This means the transmission is in neutral.

Inability to Switch Gears

What can happen next is that the transmission may become unable to switch gears in the gear cycle. In other words, it will get stuck in first gear. When this happens, you won’t be able to drive your automobile because the transmission will not shift through the gears.

Refuses to Go Into Gear

Eventually, the transmission will become completely unresponsive and won’t go into gear at all. Unfortunately, you will be stuck wherever you are unable to drive your automobile because you cannot get it into Drive or Reverse.

Fluid Leaks/Overheating

You may also end up with a leaking transmission that needs to have parts replaced. For example, transmission fluid can leak from the hoses, pan gasket, pan, and torque converter. Leaking transmission fluid reduces the fluid level in the transmission and overheats it.

Odd Transmission Noises

Your faulty transmission may also start to make odd noises as it tries to operate. For example, it may grind or squeal when it shifts gears throughout the gear cycle. It may also make clunking noises or it may make humming noises when it is in neutral.

Vibrating the Vehicle

Another sign that your transmission needs to be repaired is vibrating your automobile when it is doing its job. Every time the transmission shifts to another gear, the action should be smooth. If your vehicle jerks or vibrates, the transmission needs to be repaired.

Dashboard Warning Light

Finally, all of the problems listed above may cause the engine control unit to turn on the check engine light because it detects a problem with your transmission. The unit uses the check engine light because there is no transmission light on the dashboard.

Empire Auto Care in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, is here to help, so schedule a service appointment with us today for your vehicle’s transmission.

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