Is there a problem with my transmission?

Is there a problem with my transmission?


When you first suspect that transmission trouble is brewing, it's important to get to the shop to have the matter inspected. Transmission issues are notorious for worsening quickly and necessitating very expensive repairs. By being proactive about getting to the shop, you can potentially nip the problem in the bud and save yourself a lot of money. At DAS Autowerks, our local mechanics are experts at diagnosing and repairing transmission issues. Come and see us at the first sign of trouble in this department.

Common Signs of a Transmission Problem

Gear slippage is an obvious sign of transmission trouble. If your car pops out of gear while you're driving along, it could be because contaminants in your transmission fluid are obstructing the fluid's flow. As a result, there isn't enough hydraulic pressure to dependably keep the vehicle in gear. With this issue, it's worth seeing if a transmission fluid flush will take care of the problem. But there is also a possibility that you'll need more in-depth transmission work to be done.

You'll want to periodically check your transmission fluid to make sure that you're driving with a proper amount and that it's not burnt. When checking transmission fluid, it's generally best to do so with the engine still running. This is because transmission fluid tends to contract while cooling down, which could then give an inaccurate impression of how much fluid you're actually operating with. If the fluid level on your transmission dipstick is concerningly low, then you may be dealing with a leak. Transmission fluid leaks should always be repaired ASAP so that major transmission problems don't get the chance to emerge. And if the fluid appears dark or smells burnt, then you should have a mechanic take a look.

In manual transmissions, there are certain signs of trouble that mean you should get to the shop. Grinding is a symptom of clutch failure, though you may just need a clutch adjustment. If it's hard to put your stick shift into gear, then a clutch master cylinder problem could be brewing. A clutch issue may also be present if your clutch pedal has become spongy or sticky.

Transmission Repair in Tampa, FL

When you need transmission repair in Tampa, contact DAS Autowerks at (813) 669-3099. Our local mechanics specialize in Audi and VW repair in Tampa. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your European or domestic vehicle's mechanical needs!


DAS Autowerks Blog
Posted: August 14, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ