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Transmission Troubleshooting

Diagnosing Automatic Transmission Problems

You can save yourself lots of trouble and money by getting automatic transmission problems checked and repaired before things get worse.

Not everyone is an expert in automatic transmissions – even trained mechanics can have trouble with this highly sophisticated automotive component. So you can be forgiven for not knowing exactly what the problem is as it develops.

The important thing is to recognise that something might be wrong. Then get your vehicle to an expert auto trans specialist like A Automotive Services whose highly skilled automotive technicians can make an accurate diagnosis, fix the fault and do any fine-tuning that may be needed to be done on your auto transmission.

Be on the lookout for these common indicators that your auto transmission may need attention:

An auto transmission should make very little noise if it’s working properly. Any strange noises coming from the auto trans are signs that gears are not interlocking as they should or aren’t properly lubricated and should be seen by a specialist immediately. Call into A Automotive Services today and we’ll diagnose the problem for you.

Watch out for:

  • A knocking sound when you change gears
  • Transmission clicks when you use four-wheel drive
  • A buzzing sound in the transmission.

The fix:

  • Top up or replace the transmission fluid
  • Fix or replace electrical components
  • Install new auto transmission computer
  • Adjust, fix or replace transmission controls
  • Major repair to the transmission or transfer case.

Transmission oil is necessary to lubricate your gearbox and keep it cool. In an auto transmission, the fluid also helps to transfer the power to the gears, so you need a certain amount of pressure for the transmission to work. Any drop in the level of the transmission fluid makes it less effective.

Without enough transmission fluid, it’s only a matter of time before things go seriously wrong, so visit an auto transmission specialist at A Automotive Services before it’s too late!

Watch out for:

  • Transmission fluid spillage under the car
  • A knocking sound when changing gears
  • Transmission clicks when you use four-wheel drive
  • Engine over revving when changing gear
  • Lurching or delays when selecting drive or reverse.

The fix:

  • Locate and fix the leak
  • Top up or replace transmission fluid
  • Repair or rebuild transmission.

If your vehicle seems to stick in one gear or has trouble shifting from one gear to the next, you could have a problem with your automatic transmission and it should be seen by one of our automatic transmission specialists. Call in to A Automotive Services to be repaired or rebuilt by one of our qualified specialists before you get stranded.

Watch out for:

  • Engine light or any other warning lights on dashboard are lit up
  • Vehicle labours when taking off
  • Grinding noises when you change gear
  • Automatic transmission not changing into the next gear when it should
  • Shifting gears is difficult or happens late.

The fix:

  • Fix or replace electrical components
  • Install new auto trans computer
  • Adjust, fix or replace transmission controls
  • Major repair by opening up the transmission itself to check for damage.

If your automatic transmission works properly, it should remain in gear smoothly with no hiccups. If you notice any slips, hesitation or unevenness, your auto transmission probably has something wrong with it. Get in touch with A Automotive Services before the problem gets worse. We’ll get one of our specialist automatic transmission rebuilders to fix the problem and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Watch out for:

  • Uneven acceleration
  • Gears that seem to disengage and engage
  • Engine over revving when changing gear
  • Lurching or delays when selecting drive or reverse.

The fix:

  • Correct transmission fluid levels and pressure
  • Fix or replace electrical components
  • Install new auto trans computer
  • Adjust, fix or replace transmission controls
  • Service transmission.
  • Repair or rebuild transmission.

If your vehicle doesn’t move, your vehicle may have a problem with it’s automatic transmission. Before you cause unnecessary damage get in touch with A Automotive Services to have it checked out by our specialist automatic transmission reconditioners. It may be only a little thing that’s quick and easy to fix, or signs of a more serious problem.

Either way, we can service, rebuild or recondition your transmission. Before you know it, you’ll be back on the road and travelling well!

Watch out for:

  • Fluid spillage under the car
  • Unusual noise from the transmission.

The fix:

  • Get our expert technicians to diagnose the fault
  • Service, repair or recondition the transmission.