Description of Transmission Repair
The transmission is the link between the engine and the wheels of your vehicle. Whether you drive a manual, automatic, or semi-automatic vehicle, the transmission plays a crucial role in the performance and reliability of your vehicle. The transmission keeps engine output matched with speed and load conditions.
Signs That You Need A Transmission Repair
A faulty transmission can negatively affect your vehicle’s performance. Bring your vehicle into Ramona Tire if your vehicle exhibits any of the following signs:
- Grinding gears
- Difficulty shifting
- Slipping out of gear
- Bucking and hesitation
- Excessive noise
- Dragging clutch
- Clutch that fails to disengage from the flywheel
- Burning smell coming through the air vents.
If you experience any of the above warning signs, contact us today about a transmission repair.
Transmission Services at Our Shops
Ramona Tire is your go-to source for any transmission-related issues. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians provide a variety of transmission services including:
Manual Transmission Repair
A manual transmission service is essential for keeping your vehicle in optimal condition. At some point in the life of your transmission, a fluid change will be necessary to keep your manual transmission operating efficiently. Because the transmission fluid naturally degrades over time, replacing the fluid is important for keeping gears and shafts moving smoothly. Sometimes leaks occur in the transmission and a reseal may be required. All manual transmissions require maintenance from time to time. Manual transmission repairs will help extend the life of the transmission and optimize the performance of your vehicle.
Automatic Transmission Repair
An automatic transmission service is designed to prevent unexpected failure and to keep your transmission functioning optimally. A lack of routine maintenance can contribute to transmission trouble. Checking transmission fluid levels is important for keeping all internal gears and components clean and lubricated. Replacing a transmission can be expensive, so staying on top of repairs and basic maintenance is important for maximizing the life of your transmission.
Adjustment and Inspection
A slipping or sticking clutch are both signs that you should have your clutch inspected. If your clutch slips, the friction material on the clutch disc may have worn away, which will loosen the contact between the disc and the flywheel. When a clutch sticks, the clutch fails to release all the way, and leaves the engine in limited contact with the transmission.
Most clutch adjustments concerning a hydraulic clutch involve examining, draining, and refilling the fluid reservoirs. In a clutch check and adjustment involving a cable driven clutch, our service staff will check the cable on the release arm, and make the necessary adjustments on the cables and hardware in your vehicle’s clutch mechanism. Neglecting to have a clutch adjustment or inspection when warning signs arise can cause serious damage to your engine and transmission.
Each time you press down on the clutch, the pressure plate pushes against a flywheel, joins the transmission to the engine, and enables gears to be changed. Over time, the friction accompanying this repetitive action will wear down the clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, and accompanying gears and bearings. If your vehicle’s clutch ever fails, the transmission will not be able to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. If you still experience grinding and rumbling noises after components have been replaced and a clutch adjustment has been made, a clutch replacement will be required to restore full operation to your transmission and your vehicle.
Transmission trouble is a serious concern in overall car maintenance. Taking action after hearing irregular sounds from your transmission can help prevent major transmission repairs, although there are occasions when a transmission replacement is the only option. When the life of your transmission comes to an end, our team will replace your manual or automatic transmission with a quality aftermarket part that matches or exceeds the performance standards of the original transmission.
Ramona Tire proudly transmission repairs throughout Southern California including Rancho Cucamonga, Hemet and San Jacinto. Our staff will ensure that your transmission is working properly and get you back on the road. Reserve an appointment today.