Transmission Repair in Mesa: Ignore Your Transmission Fluid on Your Own Peril (Conclusion)

Never Try to Fix Your Transmission Yourself

Transmission repair in Mesa is all based on taking your car to the right shop.

Never Try to Fix Your Transmission Yourself | (480) 986-7367
Never Try to Fix Your Transmission Yourself | (480) 986-7367

How Do I Know If I Need to Change My Transmission Fluid?

How do you know if you need to change your transmission fluid? Well mileage is one indicator.  Transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles or whatever your owner’s manual recommends.

As we covered previously, transmission fluid is normally pink or red and has a surprisingly sweet smell. When it needs replacing, however, it becomes dark and unpleasant smelling. We can’t stress the importance of transmission fluid enough. About 80% of transmission problems can be solved by simply changing the transmission fluid. If you neglect this simple fix, however, then you’re looking at considerably more at a transmission repair shop in Mesa.

As we also covered before, trying to fix your transmission yourself is not a good idea.  For one there’s the tools you’re going to need.  Most diagnostic tools can run well into the hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.  Transmissions are also very heavy, and can weigh as much as 300 lbs, which means you’re going to need some sort of way to remove the transmission from your vehicle.  In addition, you’re going to need a lot more tools than just a winch and a wrench to fix your transmission yourself.  For example, the reason why you need diagnostic equipment is the fact that even simple transmissions have computer components built into them.  Then there are the gears.

How Many Gears Are In a Transmission Anyway?

Just how many gears are in a transmission?  Well, even a simple transmission can have as many as 1,200 gears, each of them interconnected.  There is also a collection of tubes and of course the bell housing.  By yourself, a do it  yourself transmission repair could take up to 16 hours to complete, and that is with all of the tools in place.  You also run the risk of misdiagnosing a problem and throwing part after part into the repair.  Then you have a very expensive sculpture in your driveway, carport, or garage that used to be your car or truck.  And to add even more gloom to this problem, you are now going to have to spend even more to fix your transmission.

There is a point to what you can do and what you’re better off entrusting to a transmission repair shop in Mesa.

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