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Whether your vehicle is equipped with a manual or automatic transmission, your transmission is essential to the performance of your car. If you notice problems with your transmission, take your vehicle to an auto maintenance service professional as soon as possible. Here is a look at a few of the most common automotive transmission problems.

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Clutch Malfunction

If you are experiencing abnormally high levels of heat or intense shaking movements coming from underneath your car, you may have a problem with your clutch. This type of problem also tends to cause the power output of your engine to drop significantly.


This may be the single most common problem caused by automotive transmissions. This issue can make your vehicle slow to shift gears and it may also cause gear slippage ge. Leaks in the transmission system may lead to fluid becoming contaminated with coolant. When this occurs, the transmission should be flushed and refilled. Prevent and fix leaks by making sure that all of the seals in your transmission system are in working order. This includes the transmission gasket seals and driveshaft.

Torque Converter Issues

You may notice strange grinding sounds coming from your vehicle if your torque converter is not functioning properly, but you will probably only hear these strange sounds while you are in motion. This may be due to a worn needle bearing in the transmission system. A problem like this can have very significant implications and may lead to transmission damage or failure.

Are you experiencing one of these transmission problems? Contact Murray’s Auto Clinics or visit our website today. We offer emissions repair, brake repair, and a variety of other auto maintenance services in the Maryland area, including transmission maintenance and repairs. If you live in the area, call us at 301-585-7557 or stop in and meet with us to find out more about what we can do for you.