5 Symptoms of a Bad Transmission Mount, Location & Replacement Cost

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When everything is functioning the way it should, there’s no reason to worry. But when you start to feel things shifting around as you drive, that should be more than just a little concerning. When your transmission mounts start to …

Transmission Fluid Color Chart – 5 Different Stages

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If you know what you’re looking at, everything can be a clue to help you figure out what’s going on. It’s how Sherlock Holmes solves his crimes, and it’s how you can break down what’s happening inside your transmission. After …

6 Symptoms of a Bad Valve Body, Location & Replacement Cost

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So, what is a transmission valve body? How does it work? What are some of the symptoms of a faulty one?  Both manual and automatic gearboxes have developed vastly over the years. What once needed incredible hand-to-eye coordination and a …

6 Symptoms of a Bad Flywheel, Location & Replacement Cost

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A flywheel looks like a simple part in your car, but it actually has many purposes, especially in more modern car models. If you suspect that your vehicle’s flywheel is wearing out, you need to replace it as soon as …

8 Causes of a Car That Won’t Go in Reverse

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Are you struggling to get your car going in reverse? It may sound like a costly repair to fix, but not always! There are actually a lot of different things that can cause the transmission to not go into reverse. …

6 Causes of Transmission Fluid Leaks & Repair Cost

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Did you notice a fluid leak on your driveway, which seems to come from the automatic transmission, or are you just tired of refilling the transmission fluid? Then it is definitely time to repair your transmission fluid leak. Repairing transmission …

5 Symptoms of a bad CV Joint, Location & Replacement Cost

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The CV or constant velocity joint is an integral part of the axle shaft. This part is vital because it affects the functionality of moving the car forwards or backward. The most common cause of CV joint issues is a …

Symptoms of a Bad U-Joint & Replacement Cost

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The U-joint, also called the universal joint, serves as a means of connecting the rear axle to the gearbox. Each prop-shaft has its own u-joint that enables the rear axle to move in an up and down motion. Signs of …

Diagnosing Rear Differential Noises, Prevention & Repair Costs

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There are plenty of components in your vehicle’s drivetrain, but one of the lesser-known components is the rear differential. This is largely because in modern vehicles, the differential is extremely reliable and doesn’t often need repairs. However, if issues do …

700r4 Transmission Specifications, Identification & Information

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So you are looking for information and specifications of the 700r4 transmission? The 700r4 transmission is a widespread transmission on GM/Chevy cars, used in millions of cars for decades. In this article, you will find everything you have to know …

Transmission Rebuild or Replace?

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As soon as you notice problems with your car, the most frequently asked question is whether worn parts should be repaired or replaced. Both options are often quite expensive. When rebuilding the transmission, you need to replace the clutch, seals, …

Manual vs. Automatic transmission – Pros, Cons & Information

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Cars with manual transmission have been around since the mass production of cars. Today most cars have automatic transmission. The absence of the clutch makes driving easier. In cars with automatic transmission the gear change is automatic when you increase …

7 Symptoms of a Bad Transmission Shift Solenoid & Replacement Cost

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Does your transmission have strange problems with shifting and unexpected error messages on the dashboard? The shift solenoid is a part that can cause a lot of strange problems with your automatic transmission if one is faulty. Replacing a shift …

How to Choose the Right Axle Ratio for your Truck/Pickup

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Differentials and axles are essential components in the transmission of power from your engine to the rear or front wheels. Internal combustion engines work by burning an air-fuel mixture. When the pistons move, they in turn drive the drive shaft. …

7 Symptoms of a Worn or Bad Clutch, Location & Replacement Cost

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Modern vehicles use a robust and advanced clutch system designed to last over 100,000 miles, depending on the vehicle model and brand. However, rough driving conditions can quickly damage the clutch and reduce its life drastically. But how do you …

Will a Slightly Overfilled Transmission get Damaged?

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Car owners will listen for any screeching noises their car makes, and pay attention to any changes in shifting gears, as both of these things could indicate problems in the transmission that could be caused by a deteriorated transmission fluid. …

4L60E vs 4L80E Differences: Swap & Information

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As you may know, the 4l60e & the 4l80e are really common transmissions in GM, Chevrolet cars and a lot of other American cars. But what actually is the difference between the 4L60e vs the 4L80e transmission? Can you swap …

Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT): What is it?

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More and more car manufacturers have begun to take into account the fuel needs of consumers. It is not unusual to find a large number of vehicle models with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), as these offer better gas mileage than …

6 Symptoms of a Bad Transmission Control Module & Replacement Cost

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A transmission control module or TCM is an essential electronic device presented in all modern vehicles with an automatic transmission. The transmission control module gathers data from the engine and transmission to make the gear shifting in the transmission. If …

Normal Operating Temperature for an Automatic Transmission

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When your warning light for your transmission is showing up on your dashboard, it’s time to stop and let it cool for a while. Automatic transmission failures are usually a result of overheating. The main culprit for this is low …