Exploring Brake System Components and Accessories

Exploring Brake System Components and Accessories

Shifting the Blame: Transmission Issues Commonly Blamed on Other Components

by Harold Gilbert

With the transmission being one of the biggest components of the vehicle, it is easy to assume that when something goes wrong, you will definitely know it right away. Call it looking for a more simple solution to avoid the big issue, but many drivers will fail to recognize signs that their transmission is on the fritz. Unfortunately, wrongly associated transmission problems with something else can lead to further damage than necessary. Here are a few ways you may be trying to shift the blame to another issue other than your transmission.

You Blame the Plugs and Plug Wires

While driving down the highway at a continuous speed, the telltale lag in shifting automatically triggers the blame game in your mind and you automatically suspect the plugs and plug wires. It is true that a fouled plug or faulty wire can cause an unusual miss that kicks in when you are just traveling down the road. However, before you go and grab a new set at the auto parts store, make sure you know if the miss is occurring when your transmission shifts.

You Shake Your Finger at the Fuel System

Blame it on bad gas. Tell everybody you need a new fuel pump. You can even say that there is a busted fuel line. However, if you are seeing consistent problems with an engine that seems to lag when you are in motion, you should go ahead and have your transmission checked by a professional just in case. Even something as simple as a need for transmission fluid replacement can make it seem like you are having fuel system issues.

You Give a Dirty Look at the Vacuum Lines

The engine boasts several different vacuum lines and hoses designed to carry pressurized air to various components. Some are even connected to the transmission itself. If you are having issues with automatic shifts, it is always a good idea to check out these lines. However, before you get too critical, keep in mind that the transmission could be the actual source of the problem and not the lines.

When it comes down to it, every time your vehicle is having mechanical issues it is imperative that you thoroughly investigate before placing the blame on any particular part. Shifting the blame from the transmission to less likely culprits could easily land you at a transmission repair shop like American Transmission Center needing a full-on replacement.


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Exploring Brake System Components and Accessories

Hi there, my name is Quartz Jabov. I am an automotive enthusiast with an interest in brake repairs and upgrades. The brakes are the first line of safety equipment for the vehicle. Auto manufacturers put a lot of research and development time and money into each vehicle to make sure the systems work in tandem. Whenever you perform upgrades on the engine and transmission, it's important to assess the vehicle's braking capabilities to make sure it can stop on a dime still. Furthermore, it's incredibly important to perform brake repairs preemptively to prevent further damage to the unaffected components. Waiting too long can necessitate a complete overhaul of the braking system for previously minor repairs. I hope to share all of this knowledge with others to help people stay safe on the road. Please visit my site on a regular basis to learn about automotive brake repairs and upgrades.