5 Symptoms of a Bad Flywheel (and Replacement Cost)

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A flywheel is a round-shaped mechanical device that connects to the crankshaft which generates energy from rotation and then stores that energy for later use. In situations where the engine torque is intermittent, the flywheel will supplement this with its own stored rotational energy. You would find flywheels in cars with manual transmissions rather than … Read more

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

What Does Overdrive Do? (and When To Use)

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The term “overdrive” refers to the highest gear that you can shift to in some automatic transmission vehicles. Almost all vehicles on the road today feature at least one overdrive gear within the transmission. With today’s cars, the overdrive gear is automatically selected in many cases while you will manually need to select some sort … Read more

How to Check Transmission Fluid (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

Semi Automatic Transmission (How it Works and Pros/Cons)

Ever since the 1930s, semi-automatic transmissions have existed. But they slowly evolved over the decades and now we have something much different than what existed back then. That is common with every component of a car, though. What is a Semi-Automatic Transmission? A semi-automatic transmission is basically a manual transmission that does not use a … Read more

Average Cost to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid

If you are driving a car with an automatic transmission then you will need to change the automatic transmission fluid every 20,000-30,000 miles. You will also need to change the filter as well. The average cost at an automotive shop for a job like this can run anywhere between $150 and $210. These costs just … Read more