Identifying Problems and Resealing a Transmission

The transmission is a very important component in your car that works to keep your engine in one piece. Without the transmission your car’s engine would be overworked and would eventually overheat causing several different problems under the hood.

That is why it is very important to identify problems with your transmission as early as possible. Many problems that can arise in a car can originate from the transmission. The transmission interacts with several different moving pieces so something could go wrong in a number of different areas. It transfers power from the engine to the tires through gears to produce top efficiency in performance.

As you may already know, there are two types of transmissions: automatic and manual. Automatic transmissions are more complicated since they take care of the shifting process for you but either way there are some red flags you can look for if you think your transmission isn’t performing the way it should be.

  • Irregular shifting
  • Changes in transmission fluid levels
  • Clutch failure
  • ‘Check Engine’ light is on

When it comes to servicing and repairing your transmission you can replace specific parts, reseal it, or give it a complete overhaul. A leak in transmission fluid is usually going to warrant a resealing job. Transmission fluid can be identified as reddish brown liquid that you may see forming puddles beneath your vehicle.

Transmissions are very complex so if you don’t feel like troubleshooting it yourself then bring it in to 2J’s Automotive and let the professionals take care of it for you. The mechanics at 2J’s Automotive will take a look at your transmission and identify the location of the leak.

Depending on where it’s leaking the resealing job can be done without having to take out the transmission. However if it’s for the front seal then the transmission should be removed from the car before servicing can begin.

Give us a call at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions about your car’s transmission and if you think you’re experiencing a problem with it.

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