As you are driving, you may start to notice the smell of something burning. This may be an indication that the transmission is overheating. The transmission fluid not only helps to keep the moving parts of the transmission properly lubricated, but it helps prevent the unit from burning up. A common cause of the smell can be from low transmission fluid. When this happens, this can mean there is a leak or dirty fluid that needs to be changed.
Noticing any noises while your vehicle is in neutral could mean an issue with the transmission. Sometimes a quick and easy fix can be replacing the transmission fluid. The vehicle owner’s manual will provide the best kind of transmission fluid needed for your vehicle. If there are noises while your vehicle is in neutral, it could mean that some parts may be in need of replacing.
An easy sign to know that your transmission may need attention is if you notice any leaking transmission fluid. The transmission fluid helps to maintain your vehicle’s shifting capabilities. If you check the transmission fluid, it should be bright red in color. If the fluid is dark in color, you should bring your vehicle in so we can have it replaced. Unlike the oil, the transmission does not consume or burn off any fluid during operation. If you notice that the transmission fluid is low or empty, there is probably a leak somewhere in the system.
If the check engine light comes on, it may be an early indication that there is an issue with the transmission. There may be other reasons why the check engine light comes on rather than with the transmission. It is important to make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as possible if you notice the light on, especially if it is blinking. When you bring in the vehicle, you can help to save time, money, and stress in the long run. If there is an issue and it is identified, then you can help to prevent further wear and tear of other parts of the vehicle as well.