A vehicle’s transmission facilitates gear shifting and empowers the wheels to move by influencing the engine’s speed-torque ratio. Transmissions are highly complex components of an engine. Manual transmissions are still simple, easy to repair and involve less cost. Automatic transmissions are easy to operate and are very convenient for the driver, however, they are very intricate systems that require skill to get repaired and that may be expensive.

As a layman, it may be near impossible for an individual to detect any issues in the transmission. Today, we will discuss common transmission problems so that you can easily detect any probable issues and get their vehicle repaired before any serious damages occur.

Lack of Response – If the vehicle shifts back the gear and or refuses to get into gear from neutral, that implies a lack of response from the transmission and usually indicates a faulty clutch.

Whining, Clunking and Humming – A dysfunctional transmission’s noise is hard to explain but as soon as you hear a noise coming while you shift gears, it is imperative that you get it diagnosed at a workshop before more damage is done. 

Leaking/Low Fluid – Automatic Transmission Fuel (ATF) lubricates a transmission and also helps to keep it clean. A leaking, low or dirty ATF will adversely affect it by increasing heat and friction or clogging.

Grinding or Shaking – Grinding or shaking of a vehicle while shifting gears is one of the common transmission problems, however, it indicates a couple of various reasons and should be diagnosed timely to avoid a breakdown.

Check Engine Light – As soon as the light for servicing the engine is turned on, it is important to get the transmission thoroughly diagnosed, as it is a prominent component of the engine.