Ever notice red or brownish stains underneath your vehicle? This is most likely a transmission fluid leak. There can various causes of transmission fluid leaks and ignoring any of them is not advised. Today we’re going to cover some of the reasons your transmission could be leaking. If you notice any fluid stains underneath your vehicle, contact A Affordable Transmissions Center for a free transmission inspection today!
The fluid lines for the transmission can be damaged by both heat and debris. When transmission fluid heats and flows through the lines it can occasionally cause cracks. Debris are another common cause of fluid line issues, while traveling down roads debris can fly up and hit various components under the car. If the velocity is high enough this can cause damage directly to the fluid lines.
Like most other car parts, the transmission pan isn’t indestructable. Much like fluid lines, debris can strike the transmission pan causing a puncture. If the puncture is large enough you will rapidly lose transmission fluid. A smaller puncture and the fluid loss will be a lot slower, which may take some time to notice. If you notice any significant transmission fluid loss contact your local transmission experts at A Affordable Transmissions Center today!
Making sure bolts and plugs are tightened correctly is extremely important after maitenence, if they are not fluid leaks can begin to occur.
Your transmission pan is lined with a gasket, overtime the gaskets can become cracked which will cause fluid leaks. Pan gaskets that are not properly aligned can prevent it from sealing correctly which will also cause a fluid leak.
The torque converter can also cause transmission fluid leaks, broken needle bearings and cracks in the torque converter body can be difficult to fix. We’d reccomend visiting our transmission experts at A Affordable Transmissions Center.