Most transmission problems can't be fixed by the average do-it-yourself mechanic and transmission problems generally get worse the longer they are neglected. Taking care of a problem early can save money and significantly reduce the down-time for your vehicle.
The transmission in your vehicle consists of:
- Automatic transmission/trans-axle or manual transmission/trans-axle
- Transmission fluid
- Torque converter
- CV joint/axle/boot
- Half shaft
- Universal joints
Your transmission keeps the engine's output optimally matched to the speed and load conditions. The torque converter, connected to the automatic transmission input shaft, connects, multiplies and interrupts the flow of engine torque into the transmission. Universal and or CV joints connect to the drive shaft to transmit output power from the transmission to the to the axle which turns the wheels. Transmission fluid serves to cool, lubricate, transmit force and pressure as well as continually protect the transmission.
What to be on the look out for
If you notice any of the symptoms you should get your vehicle in right away.
- Grinding Gears
- Difficulty Shifting