The Lake Worth
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How to know if your transmission is going bad or failing

There are some indicators that suggest your transmission may be broken, is failing or needs repair. If your automobile is not driving properly and you discover any of these problems then give The Lake Worth Transmission Repair Shop a call and let us help you. We will run a system diagnostics test and give you the preliminary report and after we fully diagnose the problem we will give you a plan to get it fixed and back on the road safely. It is always best to catch any problem as early as you can to prevent further damage.

Shifting is difficult or doesn't respond as it should: If you try shifting your car in any of the positions eight in neutral or back and forth and you have a delay in the engagement of the gears then there is probably a problem with the transmission that should be addressed as soon as possible before the problem gets worse.

Strange noises you've never heard before: If you here a high pitched whining sound or a loud clunking when you engage the gears that is a sign that your transmission needs preemptive repair to avoid more serious problems. The sounds are different depending on the make of your car or truck but these are the most common noises you will hear.

Leaking Fluid or the need to keep adding fluid: Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is essential keep your transmission lubricated and the seals lubricated and conditioned and acts as a hydraulic fluid. If the fluids get too low the engine can seize up and then you will have a far more serious and costly repairs to make than just the transmission. It is wise to have a transmission flush according to the manufacturers schedule of maintenance.

Burnt smell coming from the transmission: When the transmission fluid heats up beyond its recommended temperature that indicates there is a critical issue inside the casing that needs immediate attention.

Check Engine Light: This is the easiest way to realize there is a problem that needs repairing and hopefully this gives you the advanced notice to help you avoid costly repairs. Transmissions have sensors that are very sensitive to abnormal vibrations or gears that are not functioning smoothly even when the transmission seems fine to you. They will let you know there is a problem inside that needs to be taken care of soon.