What Does a Transmission Service Entail?

July 30, 2018 | By Mister Transmission

What Does a Transmission Service Entail?

You have probably heard once or twice, maybe from a friend, a coworker, or a neighbor, that they had to bring their vehicle into the shop to have their transmission serviced. And you probably said something to the effect of, “Oh yeah? I hope they get it sorted out”, and left it at that. You yourself may have even brought your vehicle in for a transmission service. But do you know what a transmission service actually entails? Do you know what those technicians are actually doing to your transmission?

Transmission Service

If you answered “no” to the above questions, don’t worry. Not only are you in the right place to get answers, you are in good company. Many people don’t really understand the inner workings of the transmission, nor do they understand how one services a transmission. Even folks who generally have a good idea of how automobiles work and are quite handy are still relatively in the dark about transmissions.

And that makes sense. Transmissions are quite complex. They are an intricate and elaborate collection of parts all working in unison together to help you shift gears and adapt power from your engine to your wheels. And the ways in which transmissions operate are not as easy to understand as some other parts of your vehicle, such as your brakes. That’s why transmission service is a serious business and requires expertise to ensure it is done properly.

Transmission Service at Mister Transmission

The transmission needs regular service and maintenance to ensure a long life free of transmission problems. At Mister Transmission, our transmission service consists of a complete diagnosis of your transmission’s performance and general operation. We pride ourselves on our Multi-Check Inspection to provide you with a proper and complete diagnosis, which includes:

  • Fluid Check
  • Road Test
  • Lift Inspection/Diagnosis
  • Pan Examination

Transmission Fluid Check

The fluid check indicates the first sign of possible wear and damage. A transmission in good condition will have a clear red fluid. If your fluid is discoloured or has an unpleasant odour, this may be an indication of internal wear and damage. An unpleasant odour and discolouration, in combination with other symptoms, may require an internal inspection of your transmission.

Road Test

The road test consists of two parts: a stationary test and driving test. Every position of the transmission will be thoroughly tested for slipping, noises, harsh, soft or erratic shifting, as well as late or early shift patterns.

Lift Inspection

During the lift inspection/diagnosis our technician will check the following:

  • Neutral Switch
  • Engine RPM
  • Throttle Linkage
  • Modulators
  • Transmission Mounts
  • U-Joints
  • Fluid Retention
  • Electronic Controls

This will determine if a minor adjustment will correct the problem of your transmission.

 Pan Examination

The pan examination grants us a partial look inside the transmission. In every pan, there is bound to be a few metal particles and friction materials present. However, an excessive amount might indicate internal wear and damage. If that is the case, and it is determined that a minor adjustment will not correct the problem, we will recommend Mister Transmission’s inspection service. This service will determine exactly what is wrong inside your transmission.

Contact us

If you are unsure if your transmission is getting the service it needs, or would like to learn more about Mister Transmission’s service options, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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