Healthy Transmission Tip #5.
TEN VEHICLE PROBLEMS SOMETIMES MISINTERPRETED
BY CUSTOMERS AS TRANSMISSION TROUBLE
Many things can happen to your car that might make you think you have a transmission problem when you really don’t. Here are ten conditions that can affect transmission performance, but are not part of the transmission itself and can be relatively inexpensive to repair.
1. Poor fuel system adjustment.
2. Dirty fuel injectors or fuel filter.
3. Engine timing out of adjustment.
4. Poorly adjusted shifter cable or throttle linkage.
5. Damaged engine vacuum line.
6. Broken engine or transmission mounts.
7. Poor performing engine.
8. Collapsed exhaust pipe, muffler, or clogged catalytic converter.
9. Computer or sensor malfunction.
10. Electrical or wiring problem of any kind.
Healthy Transmission Tip #6.
TEN SOUNDS THAT CAN GIVE EARLY INDICATION
OF TRANSMISSION TROUBLE
Nobody knows the normal sounds your vehicle makes better than you. When something changes you’ll probably notice it right away. Any new, strange sound that doesn’t go away should get your immediate attention. Here are ten sounds that are likely to indicate some transmission malfunction.
4. Moans or Groans
5. Squealing or Screeching
6. Hum or Low Whine in Neutral (N) or Park (P)
7. Hum or Low Whine in all Drive ranges
8. Clank when engaging in Drive (D) or Reverse (R)
9. Grating or Rumbling in Gear
10. Chatter or Clunk when Starting in Drive (D) or Reverse (R)