Your transmission should last a good long time. However, it if is getting up there in years and miles then that funny sound might be a clue that the end is near. Here are some symptoms of a transmission gone wrong.


Not every symptom means it is going to turn into a big deal, but if you ignore things eventually they will. So, treat symptoms as they crop up and you should be able to extend the life of your car.

Rough Shift

Rough shifting is that delay before the car switches gears or it shifts hard with a clunk. It leaves you concerned for a minute, wondering if it’ll ever shift. This needs to be fixed soon.


Transmission slipping is a bizarre shifting into another gear without any reason. It’ll sometimes feel like it isn’t accelerating when you’re trying to go faster, the engine might be revving up and there are possibly whining sounds. Get to the mechanic as soon as possible.


If you see leaks under your car that look like cherry flavored cough syrup, it is probably from the transmission. Although, power steering fluid might also be that color. If the car is having no symptoms, go to the mechanic when convenient, but within a few weeks. If it is shifting weird, go right away. Don’t attempt to add fluid yourself. Overfilling can cause bigger problems.

Transmission Repair Costs

Transmission repairs can be as little as $150 – $200. If your transmission needs to be overhauled or replaced, it could be in the thousands. It is important that you keep after every little issue, because those little issues are signs the end of its life is in your future. Keeping up with repairs will extend its life.

Stop by A1 Performance Auto Repair to let us check any weird noises or shifting issues your car is having. We’ll let you know how serious it is.

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