There are many symptoms of a failing Transmission that are also shared symptoms of other things that can be wrong with your vehicle other than the Transmission. The best way to know for sure is to bring the vehicle into our TRANSMISSION SPECIALISTS at United Transmission.
It would be a perfect world if vehicles could actually “talk” to tell us when it isn’t feeling right and then tell us what to do to fix it. So now the car isn’t driving right and you’re sure it’s the Transmission. You try to pass another vehicle and all of a sudden it feels like someone slammed on the brakes or the car is stalling at every stoplight and when driving at faster speeds you feel a “shudder.” These problems commonly attributed to the Transmission have many times been due to something else.
We know vehicles can’t really ‘talk”, at least not yet anyway. But thanks to Automotive Engineers and their idea to put Computers Inside all late model vehicles. Today”s cars use one computer and/or multiple computers sharing information with each other to control the Engine and in many cases the Transmission.
The Computer inside a vehicle uses Sensors to keep track of important information that the vehicle gives out. Like how fast it’s going, throttle position, the input speed of the Transmission, and the different switch positions. We drive many different speeds: acceleration increases and decreases as we drive on and off highways, as we’re passing other drivers and even when coasting or slowing down with traffic to an idle.
The Computer in a vehicle knows how you’re driving because it uses sensors throughout the vehicle to monitor the cars’ Engine and Transmission performance. So we drive on and off Freeways demanding constant changes in speeds, using everyday maneuvers like passing, slowing down as we approach a stop and even at idle, the Computer acknowledges this from monitoring certain Sensors. And then to improve fuel economy, the Computer can engage a Clutch inside the Torque Converter.
The problems on the Freeway or at the light, could be a number of things. Without special equipment and an experienced Transmission, professional you can’t tell if a “shudder” or “pulling” is caused by the Torque Converter, a slipping Transmission a dirty Fuel injector or maybe a weak spark. It could be a number of things. The best way to know for sure is to take your car to a Transmission Specialist, like us! We at United Transmission can help, please give us a call us at 510-527-6878.