What Is the Way to Tell If a Transmission Is Going Bad?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 11:59:07 AM ET

Some of the signs that a transmission is bad include slipping in and out of gear, problems accelerating, odors in the transmission fluid and transmission fluid leaks. Once a transmission starts going bad, these signs typically give a car owner time to have repairs done before the transmission goes out completely, so it's important not to ignore them.