LOW TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) LEVEL
SYMPTOMS: Transmission slipping, Delayed Gear Engagement, Hard or Erratic Shifts, No Shifts, Overheated Transmission, Transmission Failure
CAUSES: Transmission Fluid Leak (See Transmission Fluid Leak below)
OLD, DIRTY and/or OXIDIZED TRANSMISSION FLUID
SYMPTOMS: Transmission slipping, delayed gear engagement, hard or erratic shifts, no shifts, transmission overheating, transmission failure
CAUSES: Transmission not properly serviced, transmission overheated, clogged filter
SYMPTOMS: Engine RPMs rev higher than normal but vehicle speed lags behind (especially during takeoff), delayed/sluggish gear changes, transmission overheating
CAUSES: Low fluid level, old, dirty or oxidized fluid, worn friction clutches, faulty or stuck solenoid(s), fluid level overfull
If you notice any of these happening then call or book in and the Chatswood Auto Repairs Transmission team will check it out.
It is critical to have regular checks and services of your manual and automatic transmission as this can help you avoid having to repair or replace your transmission or engine.