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3 Early Signs Of A Bad 4L80E Transmission

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4L80E transmissions are powerful but complex machines. And with such power and intimacy comes the increased risk of developing transmission problems over time. When faced with these problems, the best course of action is to get the transmission fixed or replaced with a 4L80E Transmission rebuild kit. That said, many drivers continue to drive their car with a problematic transmission and don’t get it checked until those issues snowball into severe, expensive fixes.

Generally, major 4L80E transmission problems can be prevented by recognizing the early signs of a bad transmission and taking the necessary steps should those signs appear. Let’s look at a few common yet significant signs that tell those problems in your 4L80E transmission:

Burning Smell

Generally, the burning smell in your car indicates that you are driving the clutch, which means that you are partially keeping it engaged when driving. This can be damaging to the engine. However, it can also arise as a result of overheating transmission because of low fluid or oxidation of transmission fluid, which needs replacement. So, if you notice a burning smell in your car, it’s best to visit an auto shop and diagnose the issue. If left unattended, you may have to install a new 4L80E Transmission rebuild kit later down the road.

Transmission fluid leaks

Fluid leaks are another common transmission problem that may affect your car’s health and driving experience. If you notice a puddle of reddish fluid beneath the car when it’s parked, it’s highly likely that the gasket or seal in the transmission has broken and is causing the leakage.

Gaskets, o-rings, rubber seals wear out over time and need replacement. But if you continue to drive while there is transmission fluid leakage, it is likely to cause irreparable damage, as a transmission requires fluid to function smoothly, and low fluid can cause friction among the components. Later, you may have to install a new 4L80E Transmission rebuild kit to get your car back on track. However, keep in mind that this leakage can occur in several areas, such as axle seals, the front seal of the transmission, pan gaskets, vent, and many others. See a mechanic immediately if you notice leakage in these areas.

Shifting gear problem

If you struggle to engage gears properly as you used to, the chances are there is a problem with the valve body, which is considered the nerve cell of the automatic transmission, including 4L809E. For instance, your car may shift to “drive” but refuse to shift to “reverse” or vice versa. In such cases, it’s vital to get help from a trained mechanic to diagnose the problem and fix it.

Final note

Transmission problems are common and almost inevitable. But overlooking them, no matter how small they are, can put your “Driving” in the back seat and leave a dent in your pocket. The best course of action, therefore, is to get them diagnosed and resolved by seeing an experienced car mechanic.

If your car’s transmission needs replacement or you are planning to replace it with a 4L80E Transmission rebuild kit, feel free to get in touch with us today and discuss your requirements. We can also customize your transmission to fit your needs and give a much-needed boost to your car’s performance.

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