Q: Transmission & brake problems

asked by on November 02, 2016

When I first got the car over tie the transmission slipped. I got a new transmission put in but they didn't change the seals so every two weeks I have to put transmission fluid in. The day after I put transmission fluid in I was on my way to Monroe, going down the highway once I reaches 75 miles per hour the car started smoking on inside and out . I have also previously changed breaks and still have problems with the breaks he sticking. The car also takes off really slow every once in a while. What cause breaks to grab? Can you tell me what would have cause the smoking? It hasn't done it since so could I have accidentally waist the transmission fluid on something to cause it to smoke?

My car has 191000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. From the description you have provided, leads to advising you to find another repair facility. All the work you have had done and the problems your vehicle has, should be covered by the repair shops warranty. The smoking from your vehicle, could have been the transmission fluid level was overfilled and excess fluid came out the transmission vent and onto the exhaust system. The transmission fluid leak should be diagnosed and repaired.

The brakes sticking/grabbing could be, a faulty brake caliper(s). It could also be, contaminated brake fluid. There are other possibilities for both vehicle problems. I recommend having your vehicle’s smoked at 75mph once and brakes sticking/grabbing and car takes off slow once in a while be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Car won't go in gear only reverse

Hello. You did not supply a vehicle model or year so I would have to speculate that you have a bad transmission or axle problem. The grinding noise can be internal gears of the transmission or the axle not engaging...

Hard to turn steering wheel after power steering pump replaced

Hi Elaine. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Sometimes after a power steering pump is installed, reduced pressure inside the hydraulic lines will build, which can create the symptoms you're experiencing. IIn other cases, low power steering fluid levels can cause...

When shifting into 1st gear and attempting to take off, car shakes and then stalls. Car also won't let me shift into reverse.

Hi there. Either the shifter rail is damaged inside the transmission keeping the gears from going into reverse and the first gear from connecting all the way, or the transmission first and reverse gears are damaged causing the transmission to...

Related articles

3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Temperature Gauge
A car temperature gauge shows how hot the engine is. If the temperature gauge reads high, your car could be leaking coolant or have a bad water pump.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ball Joint (Front)
Common signs include clunking noises and excessive vibration from the front, and you may start steering to the right or left unintentionally.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer
Common signs include engine vibration, misaligned timing marks, and a separated harmonic balancer.