5 Symptoms of a Bad Torque Converter (and Replacement Cost)

In this article we are going to talk about the part of the automatic transmission called the torque converter. After reading, you will know how a torque converter works, symptoms of a bad torque converter, and its average replacement cost. How a Torque Converter Works Basically, the rotational power of engine torque is transferred to the … Read more

5 Causes of Transmission Fluid Leaks and Repair Cost

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If you notice a small puddle of red fluid underneath your vehicle, this is not a good sign and indicates a transmission fluid leak. It will form stains on your driveway or garage floor but more importantly, it can cost you a lot of money in repairing the leak and replacing the fluid. To understand the … Read more

Transmission Fluid Color Chart (What the 5 Colors Mean)

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The color of the automatic transmission fluid in your car can help in diagnosing a transmission problem and give you an indication of the overall health of your transmission. To use the information and automatic transmission fluid (ATF) color chart provided below you must first determine the color of the transmission fluid that is in … Read more

6 Causes of a Manual Transmission Being Hard to Shift

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In this post we are going to discuss why cars with manual transmissions sometimes have problems when it comes to shifting. The symptoms of a manual transmission that’s hard to shift can almost always be narrowed down to a problem with the clutch or transmission. Note that if your car is only a bit harder to … Read more

5 Causes of a Car That Won’t Go in Reverse

The three most important gears of any vehicle are park, drive, and reverse. You simply cannot operate a motor vehicle without these gears being fully functional. But there will sometimes be problems with your vehicle which will cause one or more of these gears to malfunction. The reverse gear, in particular, will most commonly malfunction … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Transmission Control Module and Replacement Cost

The transmission control module is a vital component of any vehicle with an automatic transmission system. Rather than relying on hydraulic or mechanical control over a transmission system, newer vehicles use a transmission control module instead. This module is basically a computer which communicates information to other computer systems within the vehicle. The purpose of … Read more

Common Causes of Transmission Noise After a Fluid Change

The transmission of a vehicle is crucial for it to move and operate properly. The job of a transmission is to transmit power from the engine and deliver it to the wheels of the driving mechanism. There is a gearbox connecting to the transmission which lets the driver change gears. When the gears are changed, … Read more

Overdrive in Automatic Transmissions: What It Is and How to Use It

The term “overdrive” refers to the highest gear that you can shift to in a vehicle’s automatic transmission. When the overdrive gear is set, the engine will run at very low revolutions-per-minute. This will cause the engine to make less noise while driving better at a single speed on the highway or some other single-speed … Read more

5 Symptoms of Low Transmission Fluid

Your vehicle cannot perform properly without transmission fluid because it lubricates the surfaces and components of the transmission system so they don’t wear out too quickly. Transmission fluid is supposed to remain in your vehicle for its entire lifespan without changing it, although mechanics will tell you that you should change this fluid every 50,000 … Read more

Tips to Check Transmission Fluid Condition (Manual & Automatic)

The engine uses oil to keep its components lubricated so that they don’t wear down and form corrosion that easily. Similarly, the transmission needs its own special lubricant known as transmission fluid to lubricate the gears of the transmission. And the article below provide a good information on how to check properly the transmission fluid … Read more