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Transmission and Clutch Service

Transmission Repair

Do you feel your transmissions slipping, or hear unusual noises from the power train?

Whether you drive an automatic or manual vehicle, the transmission under the hood is an incredibly important piece of machinery. Transmission maintenance such as a Transmission Flush can often remedy small performance issues and extend the life of your transmission. As cars and trucks have grown more sophisticated over the years, it's become necessary to run a thorough examination, even a computer diagnostics test, to isolate and identify many transmission repairs. If you believe you have a faulty transmission or your transmission may be failing, request a complete computer diagnostics report from your technician before authorizing repair.

You can depend on our Transmission Services! We know that transmission repairs can be costly and inconvenient which is why we promise you'll get receive the best quality and price with our transmission repair services. We will diagnose your transmission quickly, removing it to dismantle, clean, and inspect every single element of the transmission. Any worn, damaged, and faulty components will be repaired or replaced before reassembling the transmission for testing. We then test and inspect the transmission to guarantee it is free from defect before returning it to you.

Avoid spending thousands of dollars rebuilding your Transmission by having your transmission fluid regulary inspected and replaced when necessary. A Transmission Power Flush will force all of the transmission fluid out of the transmission, torque converter, oil cooler, and all fluid lines before replacing the filter and pumping brand new fluid into the system. This removes solid and metallic debris from the fluid that damages the clutch plate over time and also prevents blockages in the oil cooler and lines. This service is recommended between 50,000 and 100,000 miles for most automatic transmissions.

DO I HAVE TO DO A TRANSMISSION FLUID FLUSH FOR MY VEHICLE?

Not all vehicles are required to have transmission fluid flushes. Some vehicle have transmission fluid that is considered "for-the-life-of-the-engine" meaning it doesn't need to be replaced unless the engine is or some unexpected transmission failure. While there are many vehicles that do not require fluid exchanges, there are many vehicles that do.

If your vehicle is one of the many that requires transmission fluid be replaced as part of maintenance, you should consult your vehicle manual for the manufacturer's suggestion. If you cannot locate this information, you can always have your transmission fluid inspected by a local repair shop and this should be done at your 100,000 mile check-up service.

WHY IS MY TRANSMISSION FLUID LOW?

Odds are there is a leak somewhere in the transmission system and it needs to be repaired immediately. Transmission leaks can destroy any of the many inner components of the transmission and create the need for a rebuild or replacement. Stop into our shop today to have your transmission fluid examined. We will repair the leak and exchange your transmission fluid so you can extend the life of your transmission.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF TRANSMISSION FAILURE?

Most Transmission problems are hard to ignore - such as difficulty or delay in being able to shift gears in a manual transmission is a sign of a struggling transmission or failing clutch. The Transmission may slip or jerk during operation, and you may hear unusual grinding, clicking, or whirring noises coming from where the Transmission sits in the engine compartment. You may see the Check Engine Light illuminate on the dashboard in the even that the Clutch or Transmission throughs a trouble code to the engine's computer. Read a complete list of The Most Common Transmission Related Engine Codes that may be troubling your engine.

Transmission leaks are the most easily recognizable symptom of transmission issues and letting transmission fluid leak is the leading cause of transmission breakdown. A Transmission leak, even in the seals and fittings, is a serious problem that in some instances can keep a vehicle from running at all. Transmissions are subject to more wear-and-tear than most vehicle components because of the heat and friction that takes place throughout the transmissions many interacting components. If your vehicle overheats often, it may have a negative impact on your transmission faster than you anticipate.

Driving style also impacts the transmission, such as abrupt stopping, downshifting to brake at traffic lights, and forgetting the parking brake when the transmission is in park.

Clutch Services

In a manual transmission, the Clutch will wear out over time. The biggest factors affecting the life of your Clutch are your personal driving style and the area in which you live. When the Clutch becomes too worn down to work correctly, it needs to be replaced. The Clutch Pressure Plate may need to be removed and replaced, along with the Clutch Pilot Bearing and bushing.

Fluid leaks from the Transmission and motor oil can damage a clutch. A failed clutch will slip, shudder, and be difficult to depress. When the clutch is replaced, all leaks should be diagnosed and repaired to avoid a recurring problem. Often the Rear Main Seal and or the Transmission Input Shaft Seal should be replaced to prevent future leaks and repairs. The Flywheel may need to be resurfaced or replaced if the Clutch has failed. In cases where the Clutch Slave Cylinder is located in the clutch assembly, it should be replaced at the same time as the Clutch, otherwise the transmission may need to be removed again in the near future for replacement.