Failure of the transmission is among the main reasons for motorists to call our professional roadside assistance experts. In this blog post roadside towing specialists from Coburg Towing provide discuss the most prominent signs that signal that a car’s engine is failing.

Gear Shift Issues

If your car isn’t shifting into the correct gear, it’s probably caused by transmission problems. There could be an issue with gear engagement following the shift between drive and spark (with automatic transmission vehicles.) If your vehicle has a an automatic transmission, the problem could be evident as a delay between revving the engine as well as the rate of your vehicle growing (your vehicle is accelerating slower than anticipated.) This is called shifting transmission.

Strange Sounds

If you’re hearing odd and unsettling sounds emanating from your car – such as the sound of humming, clanking or buzzing It’s most likely because of a malfunctioning transmission. Transmissions are complex pieces of equipment that comprise a variety of moving parts. Wear on part could cause unusual noises. These noises could be a sign of a failure in the transmission. Transmission problems that are automatic can create humming or buzzing sounds and manual transmission problems result in noises that clunk.

Fluid Leakage

Transmission fluid is vital to reduce friction in your car and preventing your motor from getting too hot. Leaks of transmission fluid can increase the likelihood that your transmission could overheat, or even fail completely. If you notice an intense red liquid beneath the car, it needs to be taken to a transmission service as soon as it is possible. If you see the leaking of black or dark brown fluid with a strong burning smell, it means that the transmission is heating up and the fluid in your transmission has burned, meaning that the transmission has to be replaced completely.

Burning Odor

Similar to the previous example the burning smell suggests that the transmission fluid is starting to overheat, probably due to a metallic component disintegrating, or sludge or dirt inside the clutch. Transmission fluid needs to be cleaned out after 100,000 miles. Failing to do this can cause this burning odor. The smell is similar to burning rubber and could be followed by smoke.

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