4 Repairs Your Transmission Will Likely Need at Some Point

December 26, 2018 | By Mister Transmission

4 Repairs Your Transmission Will Likely Need at Some Point

You may drive a vehicle with one of the best made transmissions in the world. You may take excellent care of your vehicle and your transmission. You may check your transmission fluid every other month. And you may never change from drive to reverse with your foot still on the accelerator. And yet still –still– your transmission will almost certainly need a repair over the course of its lifespan.

Part of the reason for this is merely the destructive nature of time. It wears down everything. But more specifically, transmissions are highly intricate and complex. Each transmission is a series of parts working in unison to make your vehicle go. If any one of those parts fails you, your transmission will need a repair. Here are four of the likeliest transmission repairs that your transmission will need some day.

  • A Transmission Fluid Change

While you may not consider it a “repair” per se, transmission fluid changes are required relatively frequently. And they are important. Some transmissions have (or claim to have) entirely closed systems such that the fluid never needs to be changed. If your auto manufacturer boasts this claim, you should discuss it with a technician to make sure it’s legitimate.

However, most auto manufacturers recommend changing the transmission fluid every 24,000-48,000 kms. And this holds true for both automatic and manual transmissions. Changing the transmission fluid requires that the old fluid be flushed out and new fluid poured in. It’s incredibly important to do, as well, because regular fluid changes reduce the likelihood of needing the other repairs on this list.

  • Reseal Jobs

Because transmission fluid is so important to the transmission, you want to make sure you have enough of it. Usually this means you just have to top it up every so often. But leaks are also a fairly common occurrence. Leaks can happen for any number of reasons, but they usually relate to stress, wear, and tear on the vehicle. Never ignore patches of reddish liquid lying under your vehicle after you pull away. You need to get these leaks resealed as soon as possible.

  • Sensor and Solenoid Pack Problems

A big part of the transmission is shifting from gear to gear. As such, many transmission problems pertain to shifting. Modern transmissions are computer controlled. When such a transmission is experiencing shifting problems, it is often the result of the onboard computer sending incorrect signals. This can be caused by a faulty sensor or possibly because the transmission is not reacting to the command because of a bad connection or defective solenoid pack.

  • Replacing Accessible Parts

The parts that are the most easily accessible (ie: can be serviced without removing the transmission from the body of the vehicle) are also the likeliest to need to be replaced because they are more exposed. They suffer more wear and tear. However, the parts that are accessible are different in every transmission, so the parts themselves vary.

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