How to Diagnose Automatic Transmission Problems (Contd.)

Want to know how to fix your transmission?  Read on…

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Common Transmission Problems

Transmission problems usually fit into a few neat categories. First off, either your transmission won’t go at all or it goes, but it does not go smoothly.  Surprisingly, a good chunk of these problems are all tied to your transmission fluid and it’s level.  If your transmission fluid is lower than it should be, your car won’t shift properly.  If your transmission fluid is also too low, it can ultimately cause more damage to your transmission and bring your car or truck to a grinding halt. How do you stop this from happening?

First off, it’s a good idea to check your transmission fluid from time to time. Check your transmission fluid at least two times per year. If you have low transmission fluid, then you have even more problems down the pike. What causes transmission fluid to be low? One of two things usually. Either when you changed your fluid the last time, your mechanic didn’t put the right amount in, or more than likely, you have a leak somewhere.

A lot of people don’t realize that something as simple as replacing your transmission fluid can solve a great many transmission issues.  Without proper lubrication, your transmission’s many gears will be grinding against one another.  At first this isn’t a problem, but then one day, it will be too much and then snap! What would have been a simple fix now has become a major transmission repair.  Do you want to fix it yourself?  If so, be aware that it may be more difficult than you think.

Why Go to a Transmission Shop?

While it may seem that fixing your transmission yourself is cheaper, it actually isn’t.  First off you will need about $2000-5000 worth of tools.  You will need a way to get your car up high enough to remove the unit, and if you don’t know what you’re doing you will have a big learning curve.  Then once you have the transmission removed, you have to know how to diagnose what is wrong with the unit.  It could be a module going bad, or a planetary gear.  It could be something as simple as a gear going bad or that you need a new transmission filter.

When you add it all up, you actually pay more for a do it yourself repair job.  You would do a lot better to call a transmission repair shop in Mesa.

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