Common Signs of Low Transmission Fluid

Common Signs of Low Transmission Fluid


For your transmission to work properly, you need to drive with the right level of clean transmission fluid. This fluid does the critical job of providing both hydraulic pressure and lubrication, while also preventing your transmission from running too hot. If your transmission fluid gets low or becomes burnt, you'll want to be proactive about addressing it. Here are five symptoms of low transmission fluid.

Delays in Shifting

If there's a delay when trying to shift between drive and reverse, then there might not be enough fluid pressure to get the gears to shift as quickly as they should. With this problem, the delay could last two or three seconds, which is definitely cause for concern.

Slipping Gears

Your vehicle might resist driving in certain gears if transmission fluid has gotten too low. If you're unable to stay in gear while driving at a high speed, you could face a safety hazard, so you'll want to get this issue addressed as soon as possible.

Fluid Leak

From time to time, you'll want to check the pavement where your car is usually parked and see if there are any signs of leaking automotive fluids. Transmission fluid can often be identified by its reddish tone. If you have a transmission fluid leak, you should promptly bring this to a mechanic's attention.

Rough Shifting

Dangerously low transmission fluid could cause trouble as you try to shift. Grinding may occur, or shifting might just feel especially choppy.

Visual Check

You'll want to check your transmission fluid at least two times each year. In most cases, transmission fluid is best checked while still warm. The dipstick will let you know if the transmission fluid has gotten low.

If you need transmission service, be sure to visit a reputable specialist. For transmission repair & maintenance in Greenwood and Indianapolis, IN, contact the experts at Kenny's Transmission at (317) 762-0389. Kenny's Transmission also specializes in transmission rebuilding in Greenwood, IN. Feel free to give Kenny's Transmission a call today to make an appointment for any of your transmission repair or maintenance needs!


Kenny's Transmission Blog
Posted: May 13, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ