Transmission repairs are costly, so estimating the costs of repairs is very important. You do not want to head into the shop without knowing the costs of repairs. If you understand some of the signs of common transmission problems, you will be able to get a better idea of how much it costs. If you want to have a better understanding of what is causing your car troubles, here are some common signs of transmission problems:
1. Clutch and Bad Motor Mounds Causing Shifting Problems
The clutch is a part of your vehicle that aids in changing the gears. Without it, your car would not be able to change gears. There are several signs that the clutch may go out on your car, which can be a burning smell that may happen before any other problems begin to surface. This will be one of the least expensive repairs to have done, but it will be more than an average oil change or tune up. Still, it is something most people can afford.
2. Bad Seals Causing Transmission Fluid Leaks and Shifting Problems
The seals of your transmission can also be something that affects performance and can lead to problems. Seals that have failed and begin to leak can cause your transmission to run low on fluid and eventually damage parts. This is a more extensive than just replacing the clutch, because it can involve dropping the transmission. This more labor intensive job can be costly, but it may save you from having to rebuild or completely replace your transmission.
3. Problems With Changing Gears And Strange Movements With Shifting
There may also be other problems that cause your car to act strangely. This can be something like jumping movements when you shift gears, which is often due to a loose or damaged motor mount. The problem may also be a grinding noise when you shift gears. One of the causes of these types of problems is a loose motor mount, which can usually be easily replaced. The grinding noise may be a sign of a more serious problem, which may require the removal and rebuilding of your transmission. Replacing it is often the most recommended option because the price difference between replacement and rebuilding a transmission is not that much.
Knowing your transmission problems will be a big help when you take your car into the shop. It will also give you an idea of what needs to be done and the cost of repair. If your car is giving you trouble, contact a transmission repair shop, such as B G & S Transmissions, to help with some of these issues.
As the son and grandson of mechanics, I spent much of my child hood under the hood of many cars. I have listened and learned about so many different problems and how to repair them effectively. I created this blog to cover as many car problems as possible without overwhelming readers. You will find tips for troubleshooting, advice for when to take it to a professional and suggestions for when to stop driving the car or truck immediately to prevent further and more costly damage. We hope that you find all of this information helpful and useful, allowing you to have a great running car.