What are the symptoms of a transmission slipping?
The following symptoms are generally symptomatic of a slipping transmission:
- Delay in acceleration.
- Burnt or other unusual smells.
- Excessively high RPM, over 3,500.
- Trouble shifting gears.
- Harsh response any time you are able to shift gears.
- Check engine light constantly turning on.
- Strange noises coming from the transmission.
Can you drive a car with a slipping transmission?
Driving with a slipping transmission is not recommended. If your vehicle is unexpectedly switching gears while you are driving, this can be a potentially dangerous situation as the vehicle can be unreliable and start shaking. Another sign of a slipping transmission is the vehicle does not change gears smoothly.
What does transmission slip mean?
What Causes a Transmission to Slip? Low fluid levels – The most common cause for slipping is low fluid levels. Worn or broken transmission bands – Transmission bands can become worn or broken, which can cause your transmission to slip. Bands are what links the gears in the automatic transmission together.
How do you stop a transmission from slipping?
Here are 12 tips that could help you avoid a potential breakdown:
- Check your transmission fluid level, color and smell regularly.
- Use the correct fluid.
- Don’t overfill your transmission.
- Avoid excess heat in your transmission.
- Don’t tow in overdrive.
- Install an auxiliary cooler.
- Don’t overload your vehicle.