How to Spot Problems With Your Gearbox

As with most mechanisms, gearboxes can eventually wear out and ultimately stop working as efficiently as they were designed to. Any problem with your car can cause a lot of unwanted stress, so it’s beneficial to be able to spot the early signs of a deteriorating gearbox.

At M&M Transmissions in Romford, we have many years of experience in automatic and manual gearbox repairs, and will always offer high-quality services, and long lasting mechanical solutions.
If you’ve noticed something wrong with your car and you believe it may be your gearbox, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

These are just a few gearbox related issues to look out for.

Listen to Your Car Startup

Noise is one of the first signs indicating that you may need gearbox repairs. Whether you’re hearing deep rumbling, or a whining that gets louder over time, these unusual noises can often indicate that there is an issue with your gearbox.

If you hear any unusual noises, no matter how suddenly, we recommend bringing your car into our Romford garage for us to take a look at.

We are experts when it comes to gearbox repairs, and catching any problems early on will often show the cheapest outcome. Don’t let the problem deteriorate into a more serious fault that may lead to a costly full gearbox replacement.

Check for Leaks

Leaks from anywhere in your car is not a good sign, but a leak from your transmission could indicate that your gearbox may need to be looked at.

To check to see if the leak is coming from your gearbox, leave a pan under the transmission area overnight. If the pan contains liquid in the morning, it is best to take it to a professional.

Our Romford mechanics will be able to diagnose the problem and carry out any gearbox repairs that may be necessary to stop the unwanted leak, and fix the underlying issue.

Check Your Transmission Fluid Level

Strange noises, particularly dry-sounded whining, could indicate an issue with your transmission fluid level. This can be checked at home, but if you are unsure and would rather a professional take a look, feel free to contact M&M Transmissions.

Transmission fluid should be bright red and have a syrup-like consistency. If you are noticing it resembles more of a cloudy brown colour, and is giving off an unpleasant burnt smell, this could indicate that gearbox repairs may need to be carried out.

As with all of these checks, catching them early can help you avoid more serious problems with your car’s gearbox. If you are concerned about anything to do with your transmission, call us on 01708 764 401.

Diagnosis You Can Trust

These issues can be spotted very easily, and if you manage to notice them early enough and get your car checked over, you could avoid the need for a potentially costly gearbox replacement.
At M&M Transmissions, we are proud to offer our completely transparent service and are proud to deliver your gearbox repairs cost-effectively and promptly.
Don’t leave it too late, get in touch by calling 01708 764 401 or email mike@mandmtrans.co.uk, or use our online enquiry form.