It may seem like an impossible task with diagnosing car problems yourself, but try to think of it in terms of your own body. For instance, you'll probably start thinking of the last thing you ate in order to figure out why you're having the pain if your stomach begins to hurt without warning. A similar type of thinking goes into diagnosing car trouble. It's time to start considering the problem and finding a way to fix it the moment you start noticing something out of the ordinary.
Here are a few helpful steps:
- Determine the problem first
- Try to determine what the problem is firsthand since you understand how your vehicle should feel and operate more than any other person.
- Check the transmission fluid
- Since the majority of transmission problems are caused by either low fluid levels or ineffective fluid checking the transmission fluid will be the next thing you’ll want to do.
- Refer to a repair manual or website
- Repair manuals often go much more in-depth although you’ll have to pay for them.
- Have a professional look at it
- If all other transmission troubleshooting methods have failed is to have a professional transmission specialist look at your car.