Your Car is Telling You That You Need Transmission Repair

Transmission Repair in Montgomery

transmission repair montgomery alDiagnosing car problems is something that might seem to be an impossible task, without taking it to a mechanic. In fact, it is something anyone can actually do with a bit of knowledge and practice. If there is doubt that a transmission repair just might be necessary, then it’s time to do some diagnostic work. The moment something seems out of ordinary, is the moment to try and figure out if it is the transmission or something else. If it is the transmission, then a transmission repair is necessary.

How to Tell

Mechanical problems is something that just doesn’t happen overnight. It can take a while to happen, and then the dreaded transmission repair job shows up. Here are a few tips that can be used to help determine if a transmission repair is necessary:

  • Gears – A big telling sign that a transmission repair is close is when the transmission won’t budge when the clutch is pressed down and the stick shifter is moved. This could be from any gear so be wary of that.
  • Burning Smell – The nose is a great tool to use and burning transmission fuel is what is being smelled, the transmission is overheating. This means a number of things, but a transmission repair is imminent.
  • Clutch – If the clutch is dragging, then that means it is failing to disengage from the flywheel. This also means a transmission repair just might be necessary. Thankfully this type of problem isn’t super costly to fix.
  • Fluid – The first thing anyone should check before going in for a transmission repair is the fluids. If they are leaking, then there is a problem with the transmission. Then, other things on this list can be looked at to try to diagnose the problem.
  • Engine Light – It lights up whenever a problem is found. This could me a number of things, but if it ends up being the transmission, prepare for the transmission repair, and a bill that will make any owner cringe.

These are five simple, yet very effective ways to determine if there is something wrong. If it’s transmission related, it will be easy to tell, and determine if a transmission repair is necessary. Hopefully it’s something minor that can be taken care of quickly. But for many, it’s not. That is why it’s important to know what to look for.


  1. staceybeck01 says

    My check engine light has turned on and I wasn’t sure why. This is probably why. I guess I should take it in and have it looked at even though it is still running fine.

  2. I didn’t know that a burning smell can be an indicator that your car might need transmission repairs. My car has a very faint burning smell every now and then, but I didn’t think much of it. I’ll have to have a shop take a look at it in the next couple days to see if there’s anything that needs to be fixed.

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