Why is my Check Engine Light on?
This means there is a Diagnostic Trouble Code or a DTC. A sensor has sent a signal to your onboard computer that there is something wrong. It could be a bad engine or transmission sensor. The best thing to do is bring it in, let us scan your vehicle and we can tell you the diagnostic code it is setting and then we can recommend what to do to fix it.
Why is my Overdrive Light Flashing?
The transmission has sent a signal to the computer that there is a solenoid, sensor, or clutch failure in the transmission. You would need to bring it in and we can scan and diagnose it. We would then be able to advise you of which part was failing.
Does my vehicle even have a computer?
Chances are, YES!! All vehicles since 1985 have an Onboard Computer that controls Engine and Transmission Functions. Even some vehicles prior to 1985 may have a computer.
Why should I get my transmission serviced?
Just like changing your motor oil, you need to change your transmission fluid. Over time things begin to wear out and you may have debris (metal and clutch material) in your filter, pan and fluid that need to be cleaned out. Also, if your transmission has become too hot, you could have burned fluid. Servicing helps your transmission last longer and perform better.
How often should I get my transmission serviced?
We suggest every 20,000-30,000 miles depending on your driving habits, (i.e. if you are hauling heavy loads or towing trailers, boats, etc. or if it’s a Motor home). Also, if you use full synthetic fluids in your transmission and/or running gear (transmission, transfer case, and front and rear differentials) you may not need to service them as often. Just like using synthetics in your engine, it helps keep things running smoothly and with less friction. Just let us know if you’d like to use full synthetic fluids in your services!!
What is included in transmission service?
We drain your old fluid, inspect and clean the pan, replace the pan gasket, install a new filter and fill it with new fluid. (Please be aware that some transmissions may take fluids that are specific to them, not just regular ATF). We are specialized in staying up to date with ALL the changes needed and using the correct parts and fluids for each transmission to help it continue working at its best.
Why is my transmission leaking?
Transmissions have Gaskets, O-Rings and front and rear seals, as wells as 2 cooler lines that run to the radiator to help cool the transmission. Over time these can get brittle and crack and that’s when you may get leaks. You will need to get whichever is leaking replaced with new soft seals and/or gaskets, because if you let it go and they continue to leak you may run low on fluid and damage your transmission.
Why is my transmission slipping (revving up)?
Your transmission could be low on fluid, have burned clutches and bands or it could be a bad pump or torque converter. The newer transmissions can’t be adjusted like the older ones used to. We can drive it and check it out today.
Why is my transmission not shifting out of low gear?
There could be a number of causes for this. Your transmission could have bad clutch plates, bad solenoids, or even a bad speed sensor. You would need to bring it in for us to scan it so we could tell you which DTC is being set. We can then discuss your options to repair whatever is needed to get you and your vehicle back on the road.
Why is my transmission shifting so hard?
Most commonly your transmission has sent a DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) to the vehicles onboard computer telling it that something is wrong. It will then raise the line pressure causing a hard shift. You’ll need to bring it in so we can scan and diagnose the DTC. We would then be able to advise you on what repairs you may need.
Why is my transmission stuck in gear?
Transmissions that are stuck in 2ndor 3rd gear have gone into “Limp Mode” caused by an electronic or mechanical failure. Limp mode was created by manufacturers as a safety feature to enable you to get your vehicle to a repair facility without doing too much damage to your transmission. Therefore, when you’re vehicle goes into limp mode, the best thing to do is get in to our shop ASAP. The less damage to the transmission, the better for everyone!
Why is my transmission rumbling, grinding, and making noise?
Transmissions have bearings, gears, drums, and shafts that could be wearing out or are broken. The sooner you bring it in for us to diagnose and repair the better. This could cause worse damage if left unchecked!
Does my transmission have a cooler?
Yes! Transmissions have cooler lines that run from the transmission to the radiator to help keep them cool. If you tow, haul heavy loads, or have a motor home – you may want to install an auxiliary cooler to keep the transmission from overheating. We can install these in one day for you!
Why is my transmission overheating?
You could have clogged or pinched cooler lines, or your transmission could be overworked. You should check the tow capacity of your vehicle. We can install auxiliary coolers to help compensate for your needs.
Why is my vehicle making a “clicking” noise when I turn corners?
Your CV joints or hubs may need to be replaced. Our shop can help get your vehicle back on the road in no time!