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Transmission Slipping

If your transmission is slipping between shifts, it is something that needs to be addressed by an expert. A slip is when your engine rpms rev and the power isn't applied out of the transmission to the wheels of your vehicle. This is most likely a transmission problem. It's important that you have a Tanner Transmissions® technician perform a Transguard Check™ as soon as possible. Continuing to drive a transmission that is slipping could further damage the transmission.

Transmission Slip as shown in Dynadrome test equipment

This is what a transmission slip looks like as shown on our dynadrome test equipment. Click here to learn about our innovative quality control equipment. As you can see, the transmission didn't shift into gear in the appropriate amount of time. It gradually moved into gear. This generates alot of extra friction and heat in the transmission and will damage the transmission further.

There could be several different things both internal and external to your transmission that are causing a slip. Our Free Transguard Check™ is designed to get at the root of your transmission problem. We also offer free towing along the Wasatch Front to your local Tanner Transmissions®. If you are experiencing a slip, it's best to schedule a Transguard Check™ as soon as possible at any of our locations.

Hesitation or Lack Of Response

When you shift the transmission from park to drive or any other gear, do you notice a delay before your feel the vehicle engage?

Transmissions are designed to go into the correct gear every time, so when they hesitate or refuse to engage in a gear, an issue could be at the cause.

While driving, do you press on the gas pedal, and the engine revs up, but there is hesitation or lack of response in speed or acceleration?

You may notice this symptom more when first driving the car during warm up.

Does Your Transmission Ever Slip Out of Gear?

Does your vehicle "slip out of gear" while driving, and you hear the roar of the revved up engine?

Does your car spontaneously "pop out of gear", without touching the gear handles?

For manual transmissions, does the gear shift all of a sudden pop into neutral?

If any of the above happens while driving, you know it's time to have your transmission examined.

Note: The graphs displaying transmission problems shown here are for illustrative purposes only. Transmissions that have not been rebuilt by Tanner Transmissions® may not be placed on our equipment due to the contamination contained in the fluid of a non-rebuilt transmission.