Sunday, May 29, 2011

Transmission Repair or Replacement Decisions

Automatic automatic transmission failure is a common occurrence on many types of cars. Several manufactures have unique types of problems when an automatic automatic transmission is failing. For example, Honda 5 speed automatic transmissions usually fail in the same groups of problems such as a broken third gear snap ring, Jaguar 5 speed automatic transmissions go through a lot of automatic transmission solenoid packs, BMW and Mercedes have lifetime fluid, but they are built just like all the other makes so they will eventually slip and need clutches and or electronic parts.

Servicing your automatic automatic transmission is a preventative way to keep your automatic transmission at its optimum life. Most makes will start slipping after a high amount of miles are put on the car. Even with a lifetime fluid, you are better off keeping your fluids changed and preferably with a automatic transmission fluid flush machine that will or like a dialysis machine and remove all of the old automatic automatic transmission fluid and replace it with fresh new automatic automatic transmission fluid. Also replacing the automatic transmission filter when applicable is a very good way to ensure a long lifetime for your makes automatic transmission to last.

When you experience a automatic transmission problem, don’t drive the car while it is messing up. You should have your car towed to the repair shop as soon as you experience an automatic automatic transmission problem. Driving the car with a automatic transmission problem can and will increase the cost of repairing a automatic transmission. Some people think you can just drive home, or just drive 3 mole miles. This can cause more damage to the automatic transmission by damaging steels, pistons, planetary gears, automatic transmission pumps, sprags, differentials, and can put metal shavings through the entire fluid stream of the automatic transmission which can cause electronic parts to fail as well.

When a automatic transmission leaks, it should be serviced promptly. Driving a car with low engine oil will obviously ruin an engine and most people can relate to this. Driving a automatic transmission in need of a leak to be serviced can cause the automatic transmission to fail just the same. A automatic transmission requires fluid to keep clutches applied as well as shifting the automatic transmission. If the fluid is low, the automatic transmission may not shift properly, or it may slip which immediately starts ruining the clutches inside the automatic automatic transmission. Slipping clutches and low fluid can cause a automatic transmission to even overheat and completely ruin the unit.

Using the correct automatic transmission fluid is vital. Audi and Volkswagens use their own types of fluids. BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Jaguar, Saab, Volvo, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Acura, Honda and even the American cars like Chevrolet, Ford, Hummer, Chrysler and Jeep all have specifications in their fluids that must be used to be compatible with the electronic parts, seals and clutches inside the automatic transmission. If you improperly add the wrong fluid to the automatic transmission, you may shorten the life or immediately ruin the automatic automatic transmission.

Replace your automatic transmission or rebuild when a automatic transmission fails? Which should you do. Replace a automatic transmission means go to the dealer and buy a new automatic transmission, or get one from a used parts salvage yard. Rebuild the automatic transmission means to remove your automatic transmission and replace the parts specifically designed to wear out as well as examine the parts that are not supposed to wear out. All of which the automatic transmission re-builder has to have knowledge of how and what to check inside the automatic transmission like a surgeon does. When the automatic transmission is rebuilt, most manufacturers recognize specific problems with their units and require updates to correct their mistakes from the factory. This will help prolong the life of your rebuild automatic transmission and should always be preformed when required. If a automatic transmission is built correctly, it will last as long as a new one.

Automatic transmission computer problems can destroy a automatic transmission. Some cars like the Toyota Rav4, Lexus RX300, Jaguar 5 and 6 speed automatic transmissions, Chrysler and GM to just name a few can destroy a automatic transmission by applying two gears at one time which will bind up the automatic transmission and cause a hard part failure. I some cases the manufacturer will recall the computer and require a new computer to be installed and reprogrammed. In other cases, you will find out when the automatic transmission re-builder disassembles the automatic transmission and he realizes the unit binded up. If the computer is not replaced in these cases the automatic transmission will fail just the same as it did. Unfortunately, there is no machine that can tell these types of problems, only experience can. The actual circuits inside the automatic transmission fail and even though the computer is trying to shift, the circuits will do something else.

Taking your automatic transmission repair and or service to a quality shop should be a priority. Guy’s Automotive in Tampa Florida has been doing auto repair, automotive repair technician work, automatic transmission repair, and even body work for over 15 years.

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