A vehicle's transmission is an integral part of its mechanical functionality. Problems with a vehicle's transmission can seriously limit a vehicle's ability to operate, so our AutoPumpkin reproduced this passage to help you out. What follows is a brief list of some of the most common causes of transmission problems.

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  • Low Transmission Fluid Levels

For a transmission to function properly, it has to have a sufficient supply of transmission fluid within its system. Low transmission fluid levels can cause transmission gear slippage, non-shifting conditions and poor overall transmission performance.

  • Dirty Transmission Fluid Filter
A dirty transmission fluid filter can allow excessive dirt or grime to build up within a transmission, which can negatively impact transmission function and result in a variety of transmission problems, including sluggish shifting and slipping.
  • Worn Transmission Brands
Transmission bands, which are rubberized bands that link transmission gear sets, can become worn and frayed over time. This condition negatively impacts gear function and can result in significant transmission related problems.
  • Worn Transmission Gears
Transmission gears, which provide the basic operational function of a transmission, start to wear out gradually over time. Excessive wear prevents the gears from linking, or meshing properly, a condition that results in significant transmission dysfunction, including transmission gear slippage.
  • Faulty Torque Converter 

A transmission torque converter is responsible for pressurizing automatic transmission fluid, a pressurization that supplies the force necessary to shift transmission gears. A worn or dysfunctional torque converter can prevent transmission fluid from being properly pressurized, which in turn negatively impacts transmission gear function and operation. You can install the Torque app on your Android 4.4 car stereo to monitor your car.