Four Signs Your Diesel Truck Needs Transmission Repair

BY: Reiff Diesel Services
POSTED October 15, 2021 IN

Is there a telltale way you can know for sure that your diesel transmission needs help? There might just be. Here are some signs that Reiff Diesel Services wants you to be able to recognize, just in case.

The Transmission Isn’t Responsive

You’re probably used to your diesel truck responding to everything you ask it to do. So when the transmission suddenly seems like it’s lagging or hesitating, that’s a sign that something isn’t quite right. You might also feel the gears try to engage and then slip. All of this is something that you need to pay close attention to because it means that there is something going wrong somewhere in the transmission.

You’re Hearing Noises from the Transmission

A transmission in good working order isn’t going to make a lot of noise. But one that is having issues is going to make all sorts of noises. You might hear grinding sounds as the transmission attempts to find the next gear. You might also hear whining and squealing sounds as the transmission tries to do its job. None of this is good news and needs to be inspected fully.

You’ve Spotted a Transmission Fluid Leak

Transmission fluid doesn’t do you any good when it’s on the ground underneath your diesel truck. If you do happen to spot some transmission fluid underneath your truck, that is a big sign that you cannot afford to ignore for long at all. The big problem is not knowing how much fluid has been lost and how much is still in the transmission, helping it to stay cool and lubricated.

The Check Engine Light Is On

Finally, the check engine light might come on if your diesel is having transmission troubles. That’s because the transmission issues will eventually affect engine function. Your truck is trying to ensure that you don’t lose both major systems all at once, so definitely heed the warning. It’s always better to have the check engine light checked out, even if you think you know why it’s coming on.

You can’t afford to play around with your diesel truck’s transmission. If you suspect that something isn’t right, you are probably correct to be concerned. Give us a call today at Reiff Diesel Services in Newburg, PA. We’ll thoroughly inspect the transmission and see what’s going on. From there, we’ll be able to recommend the exact repair that your diesel truck’s transmission needs.

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