7 Signs Your Ford May Need a Transmission Repair
Notice something off with your vehicle? The skilled technicians at your Ford dealer can help you diagnose and repair the problem to keep your vehicle running as well as the day you bought it. Here are some signs that your vehicle is due for a transmission repair.
1. Vehicle Is Sluggish Going Through Gears
If your transmission fluid is low or the wrong type of transmission fluid was used during your last service, you may notice that your vehicle doesn’t shift between gears with the ease that you would expect. If you notice your vehicle feels odd when shifting, head to a garage to have your transmission service completed.
2. Odd Burning Smells Are Noticeable
Stop your vehicle right away if you notice a burning scent during normal operation. While there are several problems that could cause this, it may be a sign that your transmission fluid is old and burning or that your transmission system as a whole is overheating.
3. Grinding or Squealing Noise Present
Hearing the signs of a faulty transmission may be the first indication that you get about a possible problem. If you feel a grinding, metallic noise or a squeaking sound when your vehicle’s gears shift, that’s a sure sign that there is some kind of issue with your transmission.
4. Vehicle Shifts Erratically at Unnecessary Times
Having your vehicle suddenly change gears when you don’t expect it to can be a surprising and potentially dangerous experience. If you notice this occurring, bring your vehicle in for transmission as soon as possible to maintain safe driving conditions.
5. You Notice a Transmission Fluid Leak
If you move your vehicle from a garage or parking space and notice a reddish-colored, sweet-smelling fluid has pooled underneath the vehicle, you may have a transmission fluid leak that needs to be addressed. The color of the transmission fluid makes it easy to distinguish from other fluids in most cases.
6. The Vehicle’s Clutch Is Dragging
When you press down on the clutch pedal to change gears, you may notice that the clutch fails to disengage from your vehicle’s flywheel at the appropriate time. This dragging clutch is another indication that there’s an issue with your transmission that you should get checked out.
7. Check Engine Light Comes On
Your vehicle can also clue you into when there’s a problem by signaling you with the check engine light. While this warning light may indicate a range of problems, some minor and some serious, it is always a good idea to have a skilled technician take a look at the vehicle when this light is on.
Whether you need your transmission fixed up or have any other maintenance concerns with your vehicle, our experts can help you get to the bottom of the problem. We’ll provide you with courteous service throughout the experience so you have a smile on your face when you’re driving off in your fixed-up ride.
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