• Diagnosing and Repair Transmission Switch Problems

    Being able to diagnose the types of problems that can occur with a transmission switch will not only help you to maintain your car, but also to save money. Being aware of the signs to look out for will help you to recognize a defect that requires your attention.

    Step 1 – Noise

    If you find that the normal use of the vehicle creates unusual noises, it may be caused by transmission switch problems. The manner in which the transmission switch is connected to the engine must be checked to ensure that the fasteners have not come loose. Where this is the case, the fasteners can rattle around and create a significant amount of noise. Further, loose fasteners can result in the transmission not being fitted securely and moving about. These problems can be solved by replacing the fasteners.

    Step 2 – Leaks

    In the event that you notice drips of liquid on the ground after moving the car, it is possible that this is caused by leaking transmission fluid. When this is the case, you must check the status of the hoses as well as the joins of the connection. Tighten any fasteners to determine whether this solves the problem and replace any parts that have become worn or damaged.   

    Step 3 – Maintenance

    Transmission troubleshooting needs to be undertaken as part of the normal maintenance of a vehicle when it ceases to run properly. When the transmission fluid is too low or it becomes contaminated, steps must be taken to remedy this. Refilling or draining and replacing the fluid is necessary when this problem occurs.