Symptoms of failing Transmission Lines
I know, I know. Just what you love to see! Car leaks are relatively common, in large part because cars have a lot of different fluids that they contain. So, when you spot a leak, the bad news is that it could be any number of things. That said, it’s usually pretty easy to spot transmission fluid, which has a reddish color. So, if you feel like getting up close and personal with the leak, then look for the color. If it’s red, then you have a transmission fluid leak, which very well could be the result of damaged transmission lines.
Low fluid levels
Many new cars don’t have a transmission dipstick, unfortunately, so it might be difficult to spot if your transmission fluid is low. But if you’re able to check your transmission fluid leve and notice that it’s lower than it should be, then you’ve got a leak somewhere in the system. Time to check in on the transmission lines and see if they’re doing alright. They just might be the culprit.
Poor transmission performance
Poor transmisison performance will surely get your attention. Broken transmission lines mean transmission fluid leaks, and that means that your transmission will soon be operating without enough fluid. Transmission fluid acts as both a coolant and lubricant, so when it starts disappearing from the system, you’ve got problems.