There are many issues that you could experience with your car, but troubles with your gear box cannot be ignored. Here are 3 signs you must not ignore:
- Clicking or whistling whilst driving
Many people will hear signs such as this and turn up the radio to drown it out. Whilst this is a common endeavour, it’s not a good one. Ignoring sounds coming from your car, especially when you are changing gear, is your vehicles way of telling you that the bearings are worn and could need replacing.
- Engaging in gears whilst parked or driving is difficult
If you are struggling to change through the gears, this is a sign your gear box needs replacing. A gear box has something called a synchromesh which levels out the gear changing speed to perform the perfect gear change within the transmission. If this is worn down it needs replacing immediately.
- Low fluid / fluid issues
Check your transmission fluid on a regular basis; it’ll be located behind your oil dipstick. This fluid lubricates and cools the gears so you can operate safe and effective gear changes. Your oil should be clear and be at a good level. If the oil is coloured or has black flakes there could be some issues, as could a burnt smell to the actual oil.
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