Engine Problems Symptoms

Poor transmission performance may come from actual component failure or a simple disconnected hose or even plugged filter.

Make sure a reliable mechanic checks the simple items first; transmission repairs normally are expensive. Some of the most common symptoms of transmission problems are:

  • Abrupt or hard shifts between gears.
  • Delayed or no response at all when shifting from neutral to drive or reverse.
  • The transmission stays locked in one gear.
  • Failure to shift during normal acceleration.
  • Slippage during acceleration. The engine speeds up, but the vehicle does not respond.

You can find other helpful advice and information regarding sounds that indicate potential problems.