What is Ford Manual Transmissions?

A Manual transmission (AKA stick-shift, manual gearbox or a standard transmission) is a type of transmission in which the driver is responsible for shifting gears by using the clutch and gas pedals.

The ‘gearbox’ is the second stage in the transmission system, after the clutch. It is usually bolted to the rear of the engine, with the clutch between them.

Most cars today with manual transmissions have five or six different forward gear ratios, however manual transmissions can have anywhere from three to seven gears, depending on the year the vehicle was made. 

What are the common problems?

Manual transmission problems can develop due to high mileage, abuse, or lack of proper maintenance. Most manual transmission issues originate not with the transmission itself, but from related components like the clutch assembly, linkage, or driveline.

A few signs that could indicate a worn-out manual transmission are:

  • Strange sounds such as whirring, squealing or
  • Grinding or slipping gears
  • Difficult to put in/out of gear with the gear stick shift
  • Leaking transmission fluid
  • Burning smell when driving

How to Diagnose Transmission Problems?

Like all technology, the types of transmissions used in modern transmission have changed tremendously over the years. Today’s vehicles come equipped with complex computer systems, and our facilities have the newest diagnostic technology that can communicate with your automobile’s computer systems to determine your specific transmission problems

The first step in determining your transmission problems consists of a technician connecting the diagnostic equipment to your vehicle’s on-board computer. This will produce a code stating where the problem lies. Following this, the vehicle should be taken for a test drive so that our technicians can monitor the transmission’s behaviour in real-time. While more comprehensive and hands-on evaluations might still be necessary, today’s diagnostic technology is an integral tool in determining the best starting point for further investigations. Often time the repair that you need can be relatively minor, which is why diagnosing your problem correctly is key in keeping your repair costs as minimal as possible.

How Mister Transmission Can Help?

At Mister Transmission, we are experts when it comes to Ford service, repair and maintenance. With over 55 years of experience, our technicians complete some of the most advanced training available and are confident working on any Ford model you own.Just like other parts of your car that need servicing, the transmission requires preventative maintenance to increase its longevity and to avoid transmission problems in the future.

If you suspect your Ford’s transmission isn’t performing properly, or if you have any questions about preventative transmission maintenance, contact Mister Transmission. Take advantage of our FREE Road Test and Multi Check  and avoid the cost and aggravation associated with a failing transmission.

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