Slipping Gears

You put the selector into the appropriate range and begin to move forward. Suddenly, you feel the engine racing and the transmission lagging behind. We see this symptom quite often but what is difficult to determine is what is causing the transmission to slip. Transmissions slip for a variety of reasons including low fluid level, poor vacuum or a misadjusted or defective shift cable. When you are faced with this type of symptom, it's best to have it checked out by the professionals at Moore Transmission.

Fluid Leaking

Having the proper amount of transmission fluid is essential to the normal operation of the transmission. Transmission fluid has three main purposes. It transmits power, acts as a heat exchanger and lubricates. A transmission that is leaking can have an adverse effect on any or all of these functions. So, as soon as you detect a leak, it is important that you have the vehicle inspected to determine the source of the leak. Moore Transmissionís Diagnostic Checkup will do just that.

Moore Transmissionís Diagnostic Checkup service will help you and our personnel identify the origin of the leak. This service is important because a transmission can leak from any one of nine to eleven external areas, many of which are considered minor. We also know that where a transmission leaks from and where it drips can be two different areas. Leaks may be caused by problems other than seals. Leaks, many time, DO NOT indicate a serious problem On the other hands, leaks may be the result of a more serious mechanical failure. An inspection by a qualified technician is the best way to tell. The important thing is to get those leaks stopped as soon as they become apparent or major trouble is almost surely to develop.

Erratic Shifting

Erratic shifting is a relatively common symptom that a Moore Transmission representative sees on a daily basis. Years ago, before transmissions became more complex; evaluating a vehicle that was shifting erratically was a relatively simple process. However, with the introduction of electronics, it requires the expertise of a trained and qualified technician. A transmission that is "acting up" can only be thoroughly evaluated by performing Moore Transmission Diagnostic Checkup service. This service will provide you and our personnel with the information needed to make a proper diagnosis.

As transmissions today are more complex, it is important not to condemn the transmission solely on the basis of the symptom you feel. Many times our customers call with what appears to be a serious problem and it turns out to be something simple. Low fluid level, cable adjustments, and electronics are just a few of the areas that need to be checked. A Moore Transmission representative, along with his staff of trained technicians, will use the latest computer diagnostic equipment to gather the information needed to make a proper recommendation.

Will not Move

If your vehicle will not move or if you are afraid to drive it any further, having it towed to Moore Transmission Center is the most prudent thing to do. Vehicles stop moving for a variety of reasons so having our representative arrange to have the vehicle towed in and evaluated with our Diagnostic Checkup service is the first step. The good news is that the Towing in most cases in free. Why have your vehicle towed in to Moore Transmission? Because the first thing we will do is identify why the vehicle stopped. We will check for proper fluid level. We will make certain that all of the linkages and cables that should be connected are connected. We will evaluate the electronics and following all of that, we will make our recommendations. Those recommendations could range from an adjustment to replacing external parts to an internal inspection. If an internal inspection is required, a Moore Transmission representative will, at that time, give you the price of a soft parts overhaul. However, because of the complexity of most late model vehicles, it would be unwise to condemn the transmission before it is evaluated.


From time to time we run across a situation where the vehicle moves well in all drive ranges, but hesitates going into reverse, or perhaps won't even back up at all. It is possible that this type of symptom is indicative of a serious transmission problem. However, before reaching that conclusion, it's best to have the unit inspected externally. There are a number of possible causes, many external to the transmission, that need to be checked. It may be something as simple as a linkage adjustment. The experts at Moore Transmission will provide you with the proper evaluation.

It's possible that your vehicle is experiencing a hesitation either from a stop position or upon up shifting. This is a challenging symptom to deal with simply because it could result from any of a number of varied causes. Given the complexity of today's vehicles, as well as the fact that most late model vehicles are electronically controlled, it's very important to have your vehicle's transmission evaluated as soon as possible. Moore Transmissionís Diagnostic Checkup Service will provide you with an accurate and proper diagnosis.

Loss of Power

A transmission is only a coupling between the engine and differential and it's purpose is to transmit engine torque to the driving wheels. This is done through a number of reduction gears and the use of a torque converter. Transmission performance can only be as good as the power supplied to it and the driving members to which this power is transmitted. So if you are experiencing a loss it is possible that the cause can be something other than transmission.

On most late model vehicles, the shift quality is controlled by vacuum or mechanically, by way of a cable. In addition, this symptom could be caused by a clogged exhaust system, which is external to the transmission. Given the interrelated nature of the engine, transmission and exhaust system, a vehicle that experiences a loss of power must me checked by an experienced and trained technician. If the loss of power is attributed to the transmission, a Moore Transmission representative can offer the proper means of repair. Performing Moore Transmission Diagnostic Checkup service is the first step in this process


If you hear a noise that appears to be coming from your transmission, it is important to have the transmission evaluated by a qualified, trained professional. The operation of your vehicle, especially the transmission, should be virtually "noiseless". At Moore Transmission, we receive calls from our customers who express the symptom as being a noise and, based upon our experience, we find that a thorough road test and external evaluation is the most prudent thing to do. Our Diagnostic Checkup Service will provide you and our personnel with the information we need in order to make a proper diagnosis.

Tracking a noise can be tricky. Noises tend to radiate up and down the drive train. Sometimes the noise occurs at a certain speed, or when idling or when first starting out. Sometimes the noise can occur when the vehicle is cold or when it's hot. It is possible that the noise can be external to the transmission. For example, on some late model cars, the motor mounts can be the cause of a noise or vibration. In some cases, the noise may be symptomatic of a more serious transmission problem. In any event, it is very important that the noises be checked out as soon as possible. Delaying this process can only aggravate the situation, and in the end, cost you more to repair. Moore Transmissionís Diagnostic Checkup Service is the first step in identifying the cause of the symptom you feel.

Delays into Gear

Most automatic transmissions contain between 300 to 500 parts. All of these parts are interrelated and, at times, interdependent with each other as well. All of these parts are sealed in a hydraulic unit that works under pressure. A transmission that delays going into gear is usually symptomatic of another problem. Determining the nature of that problem is best left to a trained professional, a Moore Transmission representative. There could be any one of a number of reasons which could cause your transmission to delay. This could range from something as simple as a low fluid condition to something more serious, some sort of internal repair.

Whatever the cause may be, the symptom will never go away by itself. We also know that failing to act in an immediate way will only worsen the condition and drive up the cost to repair. At Moore Transmission, we are trained to deal with these types of symptoms every day. Our state of the art diagnostic equipment, in the hands of our experts, will help us to make the proper recommendations. Take advantage of our service today.