3rd December 2019


What are the signs of a bad transmission?

Here are a few warning signs that your car may be in need of transmission repair.
  • Problems with shifting gears.
  • Grinding or shimmying between gears.
  • Unusual noises and “whines”
  • Burnt, cloudy transmission fluid.
  • Burning odor.
  • Leaking transmission fluid.

Consequently, is a transaxle the same as a transmission?

The car's transmission are all the components and systems that take the power from the engine to the wheel. The transaxle is a gearbox like any other, only it's positioned in the middle of the main drive shaft in a front engine - rear wheel drive car (or a front engine 4x4).

What is a transaxle fluid?

Automatic transmission fluid (ATF), also known as transmission fluid or tranny fluid for short, is the fluid used in vehicles with self-shifting or automatic transmissions. It is typically coloured red or green to distinguish it from motor oil and other fluids in the vehicle.

What is automatic transaxle warning?

Definitely means "Automatic Transaxle" Warning Light on the Mazda (see pic below). If you are NOT low on Automatic Transmission fluid, then get your car serviced ASAP, as there might be something more serious going on.
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