Does my Subaru Need Transmission Repair?


The transmission is one of the most intricate systems in a vehicle. It has the important task of transferring power created in the engine to the wheels via the driveline. If something goes drastically wrong with the transmission you may not be able to get your car in gear, which means your Subie is stuck. Fortunately, except in extreme circumstances, you'll have plenty of warning signs to let you know that it's time to head to the repair shop for Subaru transmission repair before it gets to that point. Here are 5 of the most common signs of trouble.

Slipping Gearshifter

One of the more dangerous signs of trouble is the transmission shifting erratically or falling out of gear. If you Subaru pops out of gear while driving down the road, there is a good chance your transmission is low on transmission fluid. If you car slips out of gear or shifts abnormally you need to have it serviced right away, as this issue is also a large safety concern due to the fact it alters your ability to control the vehicle.

Slow Response from Auto Transmission

If your car's automatic transmission seems to hesitate when you put it in gear, or if it does not respond rapidly when you shift between gears, both of which are characterized by a high revving engine, than you'll want to visit the auto shop before you find yourself with a transmission that won't shift at all.

Burning Smell

People learning to drive manual transmission cars will often do what is called "burning the clutch." However, should this smell also arise once you've mastered the stick shift it is likely time for a new clutch or clutch adjustment.

Grinding Noises

If you hear a grinding noise while shifting then obviously something isn't quite right with your transmission. This can be caused by a lack of lubrication or there may even been broken gear teeth.

Leaking Transmission Fluid

Your car or truck should never be leaking any fluid. If you ever notice fluids in your driveway where your car was parked you'll want to see a mechanic right away. Transmission fluid is generally identified by its reddish color. A leak may be a sign of a bigger problem, and is generally accompanied by other issues on this list.

If you experience any of these transmission problems or another don't hesitate to reach out to a professional Subaru repair specialist. For Subaru transmission repair in Spokane make an appointment with Hopkins Automotive. We offer full service Subaru maintenance and sales! Give us a call at (509) 483-3943 to make an appointment for expert Subaru repair in Spokane today!

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ