Every car is different, but the best way to make your transmission last as long as possible is to pay attention to the signs your Mercedes transmission is going out. By paying attention to these indicators and servicing your transmission appropriately, you can greatly extend your transmission’s lifespan.
Below we’ll go over some of the most important warning signs of a bad transmission, and also discuss what to do if your transmission needs replacing.
Check Engine Light
One of the most easy to notice signs that something is going wrong with your transmission is that the “check engine” light illuminates on your dashboard. Though your transmission is obviously not your engine, sensors checking on the transmission may still make this light turn on.
If your “check engine” light comes on, you’ll want to have an expert look at your car to diagnose the problem more specifically, so you can make the fixes your car requires.
Your Mercedes is designed to shift gears smoothly and quietly, so if you hear a sudden noise when you shift gears that’s a good sign something has gone wrong in your transmission.
Though it may be slightly easier to notice in cars with manual transmissions, as you’ll be more aware of when you’re changing gears, this warning sign can also help you identify transmission issues in cars with automatic transmissions.
A burning smell can come from your transmission when the fluid level is too low to lubricate the gears. This causes the gears to grind against each other more harshly than they normally would, wearing down your transmission and causing a burning smell.
If this is a problem you should check that your transmission isn’t leaking transmission fluid. Make sure to get this checked out before the transmission issues multiply.
If your car just doesn’t seem to want to stay in gear, or appears to be shifting gears when it shouldn’t be, this is a major warning sign. Not only does this indicate that you have transmission problems, but it also means you have less control of your vehicle, making it less safe to drive.
If the engine often sounds like it revs or surges, your car may be shifting with a delay. Like all problems with unexpected or uncontrollable gear shifting, it can be dangerous.
Sometimes these problems can be solved with new transmission fluid, but they can also reflect other problems, such as with your car’s manual gearbox or transmission computer.
New Transmissions From Adsitco
Though some of these warning signs point to problems that can be managed with a quick repair or transmission fluid change, sometimes they are signs that your Mercedes is in need of a whole new transmission.
Based in Muncie, Indiana, Adsitco can help you get a fully rebuilt transmission for any Mercedes model dating as far back as 1960. Our prices are some of the best online and all our transmissions and transmission parts come with excellent warranties that customers love.
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