What is a Transmission Flush and why do it?


          Transmission flush is a process that is very important to maintain the condition of your car. It is sometimes unnoticed by drivers or car owners. If you noticed some issues about gear shifting and odd noises, you need to consult the manual of the manufacturer of your vehicle and follow the outlined guidelines. If they recommend a transmission flush, you must perform the service. However, not all producers recommend the service at periodic intervals. It is unusual to do transmission flushing for every 100,000 miles.

There are two types of transmission flush machines. The first one is a machine that supplies new fluid to the pump. The second type is a machine that joins the cooler lines of the transmission. This kind of flush machine is common in fast lube places in which there is a lube tech that is low level.


Why you do transmission flushing?

          Transmission flushing is very profitable. Most of the time, it is sufficient to get a transmission flush for every 2 years or every 30,000 miles. However, there are times that you need to do transmission flushing sooner so that you can protect your vehicle’s transmission.  A technician can do something about the machine while transmission flushing takes place. There is no inventory of pan gaskets and filters and they might use universal fluid instead of using specific vehicle fluid. Transmission failure is caused by a spillage. Spillage is usually caused by a low pressure like a restricted filter. Here are some signs that there is a need for you to perform a transmission flush.


Strange Noise or Transmission Grinding  

           A transmission of a vehicle which has a lot of grease, sludge and dirt is a symptom of inadequate transmission fluid levels. When you are driving your car and you notice that there are odd noises and the transmission is grinding, you should immediately check on its level of transmission fluid. Make sure that the color of the transmission fluid is bright red. Be sure that it is not black or brown because of sludge or grime. If the level of transmission fluid is acceptable, your car possibly needs to have a transmission flush.


Problems on Shifting Gears

          Your vehicle needs transmission fluids which easily flow throughout the transmission of your car. A transmission which is contaminated of too much sludge or dirt will cause slow response to the transmission. The vehicle gears will quickly change or will become slow while driving.


Slipping Gears

        Transmission which has too much dirt possibly causes inadequate hydraulic power, similar to not having transmission fluid. In order to have the appropriate gear, your vehicle’s transmission should have enough pressure. If there is no problem in your transmission fluid and the level is full, the problem is possibly the restricted flow of fluid caused by dirt that should be flushed out.


Delay in the movement of the vehicle

           Your vehicle may be contaminated with transmission fluid when the vehicle stops for 1 to 2 seconds before it moves after you put it in gear. If you find that there is no problem with its transmission, try to perform a transmission flush.