What Causes a Transmission to Slip?

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If you find yourself on Orange Park roads and your transmission slips, that means you will need to flush and replace your transmission fluid. Your car’s transmission is a complicated machine, and is important to maintain your vehicle as much as possible. Allow us at Beaver Chevrolet to explore to cause of transmission slippage, and potential indications of transmission problems.

Transmission slipping isn’t necessarily a sign of a failing transmission; sometimes, it means you need to flush and replace your transmission fluid. Your car’s transmission is a complex machine, as well as one of the most important. Accurately identifying the cause of transmission slipping is critical to keeping your car running at its best. Below, we explore the causes of transmission slipping, as well as indicators of a transmission problem.

Transmission Slipping Signs

If you are driving on Ponte Vedra roads, there are ways to be proactive about transmission slipping. Be on the lookout for the following red-flags:

  • Engine chugs or revs
  • Acceleration is weak or slow
  • Strange noises like grinding or whining
  • Strange burning smell
  • Illuminated check engine light
  • Shifting gears is difficult

The consequences of transmission slipping is the feeling that the vehicle is slower to respond. In fact, there may be a total lack of reaction when you are trying to accelerate your vehicle. You might hear some very strange noises in the process as well. The gears may slip or change without warning, so you will want to talk with service specialist as soon as possible.

Reasons Why a Transmission is Slipping

A slipping transmission may be the result of the following:

  • Lack of Transmission Fluid
  • If you have a Defective Solenoid, that means that your vehicle may not be getting the correct amount of transmission fluid
  • Damaged Transmission Bands can prevent your vehicle from getting enough transmission fluid
  • If you have clutch issues, then that might be the cause of your transmission slipping
  • Gears can wear down over time, transmission fluids are highly important to prolong the life of your gears
  • The torque converter converts the engine power into torque used by the transmission.

Choose Beaver Chevrolet for Expert Transmission Service

Schedule a service appointment online, or contact us if you have any questions about our transmission services. Be sure to browse our service and parts specials for additional deals.


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