What is a Slipping Transmission and Is It Serious?

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A slipping and irregular transmission can signal major problems in your vehicle’s transmission, which can result in costly transmission repairs. Oftentimes, low transmission fluid levels or the wrong viscosity (thickness) of transmission fluid can cause your transmission to slip and function improperly.

As soon as you notice any of the following telltale signs, call your local mechanic at Christian Brothers Automotive right away and take your car in for transmission repair immediately.

Signs and symptoms of a slipping transmission:

• Loss of engine power
• Delayed acceleration
• High-pitched whistling noise in engine accompanied by grinding sounds
• Excessive coasting
• Slow downshifts
• RPMs (revolutions per minute) that exceed 3,000-3,500
• Involuntarily slips in and out of gear