When to Rebuild a Transmission

Transmission Cutaway

Transmission Cutaway

A bad transmission can be a serious problem. Ignoring the problem is what can get you in trouble. Transmissions are expensive, complex pieces of machinery that keep your engine from working too hard. If the transmission goes out then your car will be inoperable and it’s going to cost a hefty amount to get it running again.

The transmission is often overlooked but it goes to work every time you press down on the gas pedal. Especially in automatics it’s easy to forget about the transmission since it’s out of sight under the hood. It’s important to remember the transmission is just like every other machine on the planet in that it eventually wears down over time.

If you drive the same car for long enough you’re going to experience transmission problems at some point down the line. Some transmissions problems require a quick and simple fix but unfortunately rebuild jobs are big, bulky, and expensive. They have several moving pieces that all need to be removed, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled and the job itself must be done but a highly skilled individual.

Note: Transmission rebuilding requires two specialized tools no matter what, a transmission jack and an automobile lift. These are very basic but still not cheap.

So how do you know if your transmission needs to be rebuilt? If your vehicle is slipping in and out of gear then that is a red flag. Hearing unnatural noises when shifting or in neutral is often a symptom for something wrong with the transmission. And if it smells like something is burning then it could be yet another symptom.

When you notice one or more of these problems is the time you need to start thinking about when you are going to take your car in. An honest rebuilt transmission job will take a couple of days so you’ll need to plan accordingly.

When you’re ready you can bring your vehicle in to 2J’s Automotive and let our transmission specialists service and repair your car for you. Our certified technicians work on all makes and models both foreign and domestic and there’s not a transmission we’re unfamiliar with.

We offer warranties on rebuilt transmissions and options are available for extended warranties as well. Stop by our shop in Fort Worth for all of your transmission needs or call us at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions.

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