What You Need to Know About a Transmission Rebuild

The automobile’s transmission is one of the most intricate and complex pieces of machinery. There are several components that can each break down and fail and it can have a significant impact on your overall driving experience.

If you suspect your transmission is up to no good then you may want to check for some key indicators before you decide to rebuild your transmission. A rebuild job can be expensive if you’re not careful and you may not even need it in the first place.

The first thing you always want to do is check your vehicle for leaks. Low transmission fluid is by far the most common problem people experience with their transmission. Leaks are caused by cracks or holes in the seals and if ignored could cause problems with other related components.

A transmission problem could also be in the form of a clutch problem. If your car is rattling from vibrations coming from where the transmission sits then your clutch may be jammed.

Other clutch problems could be:

  • Car won’t go into gear
  • Car slips in and out of gear
  • Clutch won’t disengage from flywheel
  • Hearing grinding or screeching sounds when shifting gears

Note: Some of these symptoms will vary depending on whether you have an automatic or manual transmission.

Most of these problems can be corrected with simple maintenance and repair. If the problem goes unchecked or the symptoms are much more severe then you may need to have your transmission rebuilt.

During this process the transmission is removed from the vehicle and completely disassembled so each part and component can be cleaned and examined. If a part cannot be repaired it is replaced and the transmission is then reassembled and placed back into the vehicle.

If you are experiencing transmission problems or think you may need yours rebuilt then bring your vehicle into 2J’s Automotive where our transmission experts will find a solution to whatever problem you’re experiencing on the road.

We offer warranties on rebuilt automatic and standard transmissions at a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty and an extended warranty at 36 months/50,000 miles for only $500.

Let our certified mechanics give you the service and repair you need so you can drive with peace of mind on the road. Call us at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions about your transmission or would like to set up an appointment.

4 responses to “What You Need to Know About a Transmission Rebuild”

  1. Paul D says:

    I am looking at a 2010 mazda3 where the automatic trans works fine and will manually downshift. The issue is it will not manually upshift. what could be possible issues?

    • admin says:

      It could have a crack in a drum or something as easy as solenoids. You need to have the computer scanned to see if it has any codes

  2. Heather says:

    Hi, I just have a question. I recently picked up my boyfriends truck (1500 dodge ram diesel) from the shop, upon doing so, everytime you would put the truck into gear while your foot was on the break it would shut off. The only way to keep it running while putting it in gear was to just throw it in gear without having your foot on the break. Does anyone know what this could be or why all of a sudden it would be doing this? Thank you!!

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