The transmission system or power train supplies the right amount of power from the engine to the driving wheels. This makes sure that the wheels drive at a given speed. This is one of the most complex systems in your car. It has the following components:

  • Gear Box
  • Clutch
  • Universal joints
  • Propeller shaft
  • Rear axles
  • wheels

The transmission system works by shifting gears. It is important to keep it well-maintained for safe and efficient operation. Otherwise, it can affect fuel economy and you may not even be able to drive your car.

Common car transmission problems

  • Strange brushing noise indicates that there is some problem with the Torque converter.
  • Low transmission fluid or some other problem with the transmission can lead to no response while shifting gears.
  • Defective drive shaft or transmission can cause leakage. Low fluid levels or fluid leaks lead to gear slippage or slow shifting.
  • Torque transmission and converter failure can cause a wide range of issues that can lead to complete failure or transmission damage. Worn out or damaged gear needle bearings is one such problem. Warm needle bearings can create noises when the car is in driving gears.
  • Solenoid controls the flow of fluid throughout the car transmission system. Low fluid level or electronic malfunctions can cause damage to the solenoid.
  • A worn out clutch produces a grinding noise when you switch gears. In addition to this, damaged or worn out transmission synchronizer can also cause the same problem.
  • A burning smell is a serious warning sign. Most of the times, this problem occurs due to overheating of the fluid.

Whenever you hear some strange noises or feel that something is wrong, call our mechanics for transmission diagnosis, repair or replacement in Parkville.

Our mechanics perform the following tests to inspect the transmission system of your car:

  • Transmission problem diagnostic inspection
  • Fluid inspection
  • Road test
  • Pan examination
  • Lift inspection including electronic components inspection, fluid retention, neutral switch, modulator, modulator vacuum, transmission mounts, throttle linkage and U-Joints.
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FAQs for Transmission services

Family Car Care is pleased to offer answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the transmission services offered at our business in Parkville.

How often should I flush and change my automatic transmission fluid?

You should follow the guidelines provided by the manufacturer of the car. You can also visit Family Car Care for services. This depends on several factors and one of these factors is your driving habits. Starting and stopping more frequently can deteriorate the fluid. In the case of the manual transmission, you should change the fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles under normal use and 15,000 miles under heavy-duty use.

Can a minor problem cause automatic transmission problems?

Often times, automatic transmission problems are low-cost problems. Our mechanic check and fix these problems quickly and easily. These problems include:

  • Fluid leaks
  • Low fluid levels
  • Bad fluid
  • Bad solenoid
  • Loose vacuum lines
  • Car computer problem
  • Sensor defects
  • Loose or out of adjustment cables or linkage

Leaving these problems unrepaired can cause some expensive damages.

How long can an automatic transmission last?

If you are servicing your car periodically and properly, it can last as long as the car is drivable. However, it doesn’t mean that you will never have to replace your automatic transmission. You are likely to face an automatic transmission problem in your older car. Some makes and models are more prone to automatic transmission problems. You can make your transmission last long longer with proper lubrication and service. Not using lubrication can wear down the internal parts. Bring your car for automatic transmission service every two years or every 24000 miles, whichever comes first.

Can I drive my car with an automatic transmission leak?

Yes, you can but it is risky as it can cause significant expenses and downtime. It is a hydraulic actuated component which heavily depends on lubrication. There are many mechanical parts working together constantly. Lack of lubrication can cause friction damage. This can affect the longevity of all moving parts. More friction means more breakdown. Bring your car to Family Car Care if you experience a leak.

How long does it take to check my transmission?

We make use of the latest technology to check the transmission of your car. From road test to external transmission control diagnosis, everything will be completed in about 90 minutes.

What are the options available if I need to change the transmission?

We provide you with the following options when you need to change the transmission of your car:

  • New transmission
  • Rebuilt transmission
  • Remanufactured transmission
  • Repaired transmission
  • Used transmission