The Check Engine Light Could Be Telling You That Your Transmission Is Bad

The Check Engine Light Could Be Telling You That Your Transmission Is Bad

A malfunctioning transmission is one reason why your vehicle’s check engine light will turn on. Peak Euro can inspect your European automobile’s transmission and repair or replace it. We can also maintain the transmission so you may never have to worry about repairs. Transmission maintenance is recommended every 30,000 miles. If you fail to do this, you may end up with one or more of the following problems.

Burning Transmission Odors

Burning odors coming from the transmission are a sign that the transmission is overheating. This can seriously damage the transmission. As such, if you smell burning odors coming from underneath your automobile, have the European beauty towed to our shop.

Transmission Fluid Leak

One thing that will make the transmission overheat is low transmission fluid. If you see red spots or puddles on your garage floor, it’s possible that the transmission fluid is leaking. The leak is generally positioned toward the center of your European automobile.

Slipping or Hesitating Gears

Another sign that your transmission needs to be serviced is if it is slipping out of gear. When this happens, the transmission goes into neutral by itself. It may also hesitate to go into gear and to shift gears. There should be no hesitation as the transmission shifts through the gear cycle.

Strange Transmission Noises

Strange noises coming from the transmission require immediate attention. You should never hear humming, squealing, grinding, or clunking noises coming from the transmission, especially when you put it into gear or when it shifts gears.

Vibrating or Shaking

If your European automobile is vibrating or shaking when the transmission shifts gears or when you put it into gear, head straight to our shop. This is an indication that the transmission fluid is low or that the internal mechanisms of the transmission are worn and need to be replaced.

Unresponsive Transmission

Finally, there may come a point when your European automobile’s transmission becomes completely unresponsive. This means you won’t be able to get the vehicle into gear. It also means that the transmission will not shift gears when it needs to.

Call Peak Euro in Bend, OR, today to schedule an appointment for a transmission service if it has been more than 30,000 miles since your last one. If you are experiencing any of the problems listed above, consider towing your European automobile to our shop to avoid damaging the transmission further.

Written by Developer Autoshop