When you own a truck, you’re probably accustomed to treating it like a true workhorse. It’s fine to expect your truck to pull and tow—after all, that’s part of its design! But it’s also important to treat it well so it can take whatever you dish out. Be particularly vigilant about your transmission system, since it costs the most to repair.
While many truck repair issues can be taken care of by purchasing a simple part, replacing your transmission isn’t as simple.
Watch out for these 3 signs of transmission trouble:
- Transmission fluid problems. If you start seeing transmission fluid on the floor of your garage, it’s obvious that a leak has developed somewhere in the system. Check your fluids regularly, and if you notice lower-than-recommended levels or a dark colour of fluid, your system is likely insufficiently lubricated. That darker, congealed fluid can ruin your transmission system if not attended to.
- Gears & shifting trouble. When shifting starts to get rough, there are several reasons. Sometimes it just means the computer sensors are malfunctioning. Get a reputable auto mechanic to check this. If you’re dealing with early or late shifting, sometimes this means a throttle cable needs adjustment.
- Loud or unusual noises. It might be argued that this is the most common warning sign of transmission issues. You might hear an inhumanely-high squeal, or even a grating sound whenever you press the clutch. Your top suspects are either the pilot clutch release bearing or the throwout bearing. Have your mechanic take your truck for a test drive if you can’t describe the sounds accurately. Still, a good mechanic will know what’s going on.
Of course, if your truck won’t move, your transmission problem is more significant. Your mechanic can tell you whether your transmission has something more internal going on.
Take Care of Transmission Troubles for a Reasonable Cost
It’s easy to see that driving your truck in the Canadian elements can also take a toll on your system. When you have heavy loads to haul, that plays a part as well. There’s no need to take a further hit on your budget by overhauling your transmission with expensive parts.
99 Truck Parts & Industrial Equipment knows how to save you money on any part, including new and refurbished transmissions that work with any make or model of truck. Don’t run the risk of transmission failure. Order the part you need and get back on the road today.