When is a transmission overhaul a good idea?
Responsible technicians will only recommend a transmission overhaul if the problem your transmission is experiencing is a severe or unknown one. However, the plus side of a transmission overhaul is that it is so complete that it often prevents the development of any future serious transmission problems for a long time to come.
What are the signs of a transmission problem?
Harsh Shifting. One of the first signs of transmission problems is when your transmission shifts hard. When your transmission slams into gear it can be a sign of abnormal pressures, worn components or even a low fluid level.
Can a transmission problem be fixed by a do it yourselfer?
Most transmission problems can’t be fixed by the average do-it-yourselfer. There are just too many specialized tools and pieces of equipment you’ll need, and buying this expensive gear just to screw up your first three tries at fixing the thing just doesn’t make too much sense.
What should I do if my transmission is wearing out?
Check your fluid level often to make sure it’s at the full mark to keep your transmission cool and properly lubricated. Besides keeping a full fluid level, avoiding shifts at heavy throttle or shifting while your vehicle is moving can help your transmission from wearing out prematurely.
What do you need to know about a transmission overhaul?
Transmission overhaul. Every part of the transmission is inspected for wear and damage, and then it is cleaned in a special cleaning solution, or replaced with another part depending on its condition. Parts that have friction surfaces, such as bands and clutches, are replaced as are all seals and gaskets.
Can a transmission shift late after a fluid change?
Only after the change did I find out that changing fluid after so many miles can be bad news. Now my transmission is shifting late and hitting the gear hard. I have checked the level while it was running on level ground and it was fine.
How are the parts of a transmission replaced?
Every part of the transmission is inspected for wear and damage, and then it is cleaned in a special cleaning solution, or replaced with another part depending on its condition. Parts that have friction surfaces, such as bands and clutches, are replaced as are all seals and gaskets.
How can you tell if your transmission is failing?
The top signs why your transmission may be failing: Transmission fluid is leaking A red fluid under the vehicle is a sign that you probably have a transmission fluid leak from one of the cooler lines, a gasket or a seal. This is not only bad for the transmission but is also dangerous if the fluid leaks on a hot pipe or other surface.