Part two of a series on auto mechanics explores transmission repair in Mesa.
Transmission Repair 101: Your Transmission’s Basic Components
Your car or truck’s automatic transmission is made up four main components. These components are: the bell housing, the gears, the transmission fluid, and the transmission filter. The bell housing is that odd cone-shaped thing under your car. For a front wheel drive vehicle it’s under the hood on the side of the engine. If you have a rear wheel drive, it’s behind the engine, and mounted underneath.
All automatic transmissions have gears, which are divided into your car’s main gears and planetary gears. Transmission fluid is sticky, sweet smelling and very red. It is a lubricant that helps all of the gears to work together smoothly. Spotting a transmission fluid leak is fairly easy, because of the telltale red color. Your transmission fluid runs through a filter. If you have dirty fluid, it can cause gears to lock.
Automatic Transmission Repair: Why Hire an Auto Mechanic?
An auto mechanic should be consulted if you need automatic transmission repair. As we covered in our last article regarding clutch repair in Mesa, modern vehicles are incredibly complex. Your car or truck’s automatic transmission is even more complicated. Besides all of the gears and what not, there are computer modules as well. Let’s say you fancy yourself as an auto mechanic. You’re able to repair your transmission, and unbeknownst to you, you get nine out of ten right in what you’re fixing. Guess what that tenth part is going to be? It is going to be a time bomb that will go off at a very inconvenient moment.
Some jobs you can do yourself. Other jobs are more complex, and as such, more can go wrong. So when your transmission is acting up, get it in as quickly as you can to a transmission repair shop in Mesa.
11240 East Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529