Your transmission is the one part that transmits the power from your engine to your wheels. It is what moves you forwards or backwards. Now if you have an electric car or the new Koenigsegg Regera then you don’t have a transmission. Lucky you!
Transmissions need regular maintenance. Mainly that consists of fluid changes and filter changes.
Automatic Transmission repair or Replacement can come in several forms. We can rebuild your transmission, use a low mileage used transmission, certified rebuilt transmission or a new one where available. Most people go with a low mileage used with good results. However a rebuilt one with a large warranty is always the next best thing.
Manual Transmission repair or Replacement is far less common. They typically are simpler than automatic transmissions and require less maintenance. The most common failure is the synchronizers which go out. When they fail it is hard to get it into gear. You have shift the old fashion way with double clutch and rev matching…what a pain! Easy way to combat this is regular fluid changes based on your service manual.
Torque Converters are essentially a fluid gear. It uses fluid friction to turn in essence. They rarely fail but when they do good luck moving. Here at I Work On Cars we are prepared to deal with any transmission situation. Call us and get a quote today!
Axles come in a couple forms. They are rear wheel drive solid axes. They don’t really allow turning the wheels in this form and are most common in trucks. CV or Constant Velocity axles are used in most front wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. They allow the most movement and turning of the wheels while still being driven by the axles. A clicking noise upon turning can indicate a bad CV Axle.
Valve body is essentially the inner guts of an automatic transmission. It uses hydraulic pressure and various sensors to control your gear changes. If there is an issue here is most commonly due to poor maintenance of the transmission fluid.
Clutch and Flywheel are used with manual transmissions. They come in several versions and performance options. You have a clutch disc sandwiched between the pressure plate and the flywheel. The Pressure plate does just that, it applies pressure to the disc keeping it engaged to the flywheel.