The Dangers of DIY Transmission Repair (Contd.)

Never Try to Fix Your Transmission Yourself

Is it hard to fix your transmission yourself? Yes. And not only is it hard, it can be prohibitively expensive.  In order to fix the transmission, you must be able to determine what error codes mean for starters. If not, you will not be able to determine what the problem is, and if you choose to repair it anyway, you might end up damaging the whole transmission.

Automatic Transmission Repair in Mesa | (480) 986-7367
Automatic Transmission Repair in Mesa | (480) 986-7367

How Risky is Do It Yourself Transmission Repair?

How risky is do it yourself transmission repair? Your automatic transmission is a very sophisticated piece of equipment. In a simple automatic, there are over a thousand components.  These are important components that you cannot safely work with. The best decision you can make is to drop your DIY attitude and forget about saving your money by calling a professional. By doing so, you will be able to avoid creating a bigger mess than the one you found.

Transmission Repair and Replacement Requires Special Tools and Equipment

It’s possible that you have a little knowledge on how to go about repairing your vehicle’s transmission- which is great. But do you have the right tools and equipment? This is a question that you should probably ask yourself before putting your hands on the transmission.

All vehicle components require tools and equipment that are specially designed for that specific purpose. You can’t use an allen wrench on a bolt system, for example. And it’s highly likely that you do not own tools to fix your transmission, the cost of these tools may well cost you more than your car did.

Furthermore, you cannot just use any kind of tool you find in your garage because it might end up damaging the transmission. Once again, some auto problems are better left to professionals- professionals who have got the right tools and knowledge to fix your vehicle’s transmission.

It’s fine to repair your car/truck’s transmission if you have the tools and experience to do so. But if not, do not dare touch it. Why?

You probably don’t realize how complicated it actually is to repair this special part of a vehicle. You will need to have the knowledge and experience of a professional in order to fix it successfully.

Considering that it’s made up of many parts joined together, you might not know which to remove and which not to.  Don’t take the risk.  Take your car to a Mesa transmission repair shop.


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