Transmission Problems In Your Porsche

The raging debate on which is better between the manual stick shift car and the automated one always elicits different reactions among drivers. Over time, the transmission systems in vehicles have changed from manual to automatic especially in luxurious vehicles models. The Porsche, for its part, has a sophisticated internal transmission system that enables the car to handle higher speeds, a factor that has contributed greatly to its success in the market.

Causes of Transmission Problems

Transmission problems in your Porsche can make it unpleasant to drive your otherwise perfect ride. The most common causes of transmission problems are:

Mechanical failures

The transmission system has several components working together to ensure that the car moves exactly as the driver needs it to. When any of these parts fail, then the transmission is not able to operate smoothly as a result of a lack of communication between the involved parts. The parts that commonly cause such issues include the solenoid, which can malfunction due to low levels of transmission fluid. Additionally, the torque converter, whose needle becomes worn out over time, is also often a major offender when the internal transmission of your Porsche fails.

The clutch can also develop problems, which in turn causes the solenoid to lock and this directly affects the amount of transmission fluid that gets into the torque converter. This affects the output of the transmission system.

Low levels of transmission fluid

Other than the problems that arise from the breakdown of the parts, low transmission fluid levels also cause poor performance by the transmission system. These low levels can be brought on by leakage due to broken seals.

Signs of Transmission Problems

Some of the symptoms that you will notice in your Porsche when the internal transmission has a problem include:


Slipping is the term used to describe the situation where the gear changes while you are driving all on its own. It could be that your car starts to accelerate when you were driving slowly or decelerate when your intention was to accelerate.

Delayed responses

When you need your car to accelerate but there is even the slightest hesitation and the engine revs before it actually picks up the speed, that is an indication that the transmission has a problem.

Unusual noises

When the transmission fluid gets low and the components that form the transmission system become worn as a result, you may hear some clunking noises coming from the car when you try to increase the speed in your Porsche.

Leaking fluid

Transmission fluid is usually a shade of red-brown color. If you notice a pool or spots of liquid under your car around the front going on to the middle then there is a chance the transmission fluid is leaking.

Rough gear shifts

Shifting from gear to gear in the Porsche should ideally be barely noticeable, so if you begin noticing jerky or halting shifts, then it’s likely that you have a problem in the transmission.


In the event that you observe any of the signs that have been listed above, you should take your car to an auto shop so that a qualified technician can have a look and sort out the problem as soon as possible.

The need to have access to a reliable servicing partner you can trust is something that we at Power Automotive understand well. For residents of Santa Clarita, CA, and other Northern Los Angeles County areas, we are available to help with your car’s problems as soon as you give us a call.

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