Transmission Repair in Mesa: Time To Take Your Car or Truck In (Contd.)

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Transmission repair in Mesa is a requirement, not a luxury.

Automatic Transmission Repair Should Be Left in the Hands of a Professional | (480) 447-2727

Automatic Transmission Repair Should Be Left in the Hands of a Professional | (480) 447-2727

More Common Transmission Problems

As we covered previously, with the computerization of most parts of automatic vehicles, transmission problems have become rather complicated to identify and so have the repairs. But, the most common transmission problems hardly go unnoticed:

  • Warning lights: Modern vehicles show warning lights on the instrument cluster to indicate transmission problems.
  • Rough shifting
  • High rpm’s
  • Delayed or early engagement

Regular maintenance

Most user manuals recommend regular transmission maintenance which includes adjusting the clutch pedal, or inspecting, flushing or topping the transmission fluid (technicians recommend flushing the fluid twice a year). However, where such regular maintenance procedures don’t improve the vehicle’s performance regarding speed, torque, etc. drivers should consider taking it for further inspection and repair.

Repair jobs vary depending on the extent of transmission malfunction. Drivers need to understand various options available so as to make informed choices when faced with the choice of transmission repairs.

  • Adjustments and in-car minor repairs

Sometimes vehicles just need minor repairs without removing the transmission from the vehicle. Automatic vehicles with a problem of rough shifting for example only need minor adjustments made on the defective solenoid pack. Cars that have manual transmissions with delayed engagement problems require a change made on the throttle cable.

Transmission Repair in Mesa

Transmission repair fixes are pretty expensive (e.g. repairing the clutch or solenoid may cost $500-$1500) hence the need to engage a qualified technician when inspecting your transmission.

  • Reseal jobs

This kind of repair is only necessary when the vehicle has a fluid leak. Here the mechanic lifts the car to examine it for signs of oil leaks. If a leak is spotted on the gasket he recommends that the transmission be re-sealed. Most external seals are replaced when the transmission is still intact, but if it occurs on the front seal, the transmission must be removed from the vehicle.

  • Replacement of accessible parts

Several parts are accessible for repair without removing the entire transmission. However, parts vary from one transmission to another, and most repair shops are hesitant to provide warranties on external repairs citing the inability to assess any internal problems of the accessible parts. The normal cost of a transmission replacement ranges from $1800-$3500.

  • Transmission rebuilds

A transmission rebuild presents a cheaper option for vehicle owners who need a new transmission. It involves a complete overhaul of the transmission. All the parts are removed, disassembled, inspected for wear and tear, cleaned (using a unique solution) or replaced depending on their condition.

First though, consult an expert.  Contact a transmission repair shop in Mesa.


Trail Transmission
11240 East Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529
(480) 447-2727

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