Anything that has nearly 1,000 parts is likely to be expensive to repair. So investing periodically in replacement of the fluid and filter along with a thorough inspection can only serve to prolong the transmission’s life and might save you thousands of dollars in the long run. The advantage to regularly changing the fluid is to provide better lubrication, improved the holding ability of the friction components, and reduced heat. The end result, a smother shift and longer lasting transmission.
- Lee Myles VIP visual inspection
- Scan vehicle for trouble codes
- Remove and examine the transmission pan
- Clean the transmission pan from debris
- Remove and replace the transmission filter
- Replace the pan gasket
- Drain and replenish the transmission fluid.
- Road test vehicle for proper shifting.
TRANSMISSION REPAIR AND REBUILDS
The automatic transmission brings the power from the engine to the drive wheels through a series of gear sets and friction devices (known as “Clutches and Bands”). It has a brain (called the “Valve Body”) which responds to electrical and hydraulic signals that tell the transmission when and how to shift. It has a heart (known as the “Pump”) which provides the hydraulic pressure necessary to provide lubrication and apply the appropriate friction devices. Although it may sound simple it is the most complex component in any automobile. Transmission problems can take several forms. Each symptom may have a number of possible causes, some requiring extensive repairs while others will only need an adjustment or minor service. Nobody knows the normal sounds your vehicle makes better than you. When something changes you’ll probably notice it right away. Any new, strange sound that doesn’t go away should get your immediate attention.
- Minor repairs
- Rebuilt transmissions
- Remanufactured transmissions
- Front and Rear differentials
- 4X4 transfer case
- Front and rear wheel drive
- Standard transmission
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