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Signs of Transmission Failure on a Ford Crown Victoria
When the transmission of your Ford Crown Victoria fails, not only will gear shifts be rough or near impossible. You can also easily lose control of the vehicle, leading to untoward events on the road. Before the transmission of your Ford fails completely or requires a rebuild, know the symptoms of transmission failure.
The car won\'t shift into proper gear smoothly.
You shouldn\'t have trouble shifting into another gear. If you there\'s delayed engagement or even lack of response, then, obviously, something\'s amiss with your vehicle\'s transmission. If transmission slips in and out of gear randomly or would go into neutral as you drive, the vehicle needs to be inspected. Check the transmission fluid level and look out for a broken linkage, disconnected cables, or a worn-out transmission component.
Whining, clunking, and humming can be heard and vibrations and grinding can be felt while shifting gears.
Watch out for strange noises. These tell you that something\'s not right with the vehicle. In case of transmission failure, you may describe the strange sounds as whining, clunking, buzzing, or humming. If you notice any of these while driving, then you have to find the source of these strange noises and pinpoint the specific transmission problem before things get out of control.
Aside from these unusual noises, also look out for some grinding and shaking. This indicates a problem with the gears, especially if this happens as you engage the gear or shift into another one. If transition to another gear involves shaking or jerking, then the car should be inspected and the transmission should be serviced as needed.
Leaks and burning fluid are a cause for concern and should be fixed as soon as possible.
Transmission breakdown may occur when the system runs low on transmission fluid. Since the fluid for transmission isn\'t burned off, there\'s shouldn\'t be a huge drop in the fluid level. The sudden drop could be linked to an existing leak, which could be confirmed by a puddle of liquid on the driveway. Before pouring in more fluid for refill, first check for a hole or opening or any possible source of leak. This should solve the problem. Sometimes, all you need is to patch the hole and top off the fluid. However, if the fluid appears dark or seems burnt, the old fluid should be drained and eventually refilled with fresh fluid. In some cases, this may even require some repair and not just fluid change. The burning smell indicates an overheating fluid. If the fluid breaks down, the system will run at a much higher temperature. This will cause not just increased friction but will also trigger corrosion. Sludge and debris may also accumulate. All these can lead to transmission failure since the fluid is responsible for keeping the parts and gears properly lubricated and cooled to prevent damage or wear.
If you encounter or notice any of these symptoms, have the transmission of the vehicle inspected right away to reveal the existing problems and find the best solutions. If you don\'t deal with this issue right away, you\'re risking total transmission failure or breakdown, which would require expensive repairs or replacement.