Low Transmission Fluid Symptoms, Causes & Solutions

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Too little transmission fluid can cause many problems and even damage your transmission. Your transmission uses the transmission fluid for various purposes. Mainly it is used as hydraulic fluid and it transfers power with your torque converter between the gears …

What is Overdrive & When should you use it?

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Overdrive is one of those vehicle-related terms that sound very cool. In reality, it is a pretty cool feature, but it is in no way exciting. You might imagine that the overdrive button would give your car superpowers to make …

What is the Purpose of a Driveshaft? Symptoms & Fixes

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When you buy a car, you soon realize that driving is about more than just turning on the ignition, engaging the gear and having your foot on the gas pedal. You need to learn what’s under the car so that …

5 Symptoms of a Bad Throw-Out Bearing, Location & Replacement Cost

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If you drive a stick-shift vehicle, it’s only a matter of time until you need to work on the clutch. But just because you have problems shifting doesn’t mean that the clutch is automatically the problem.  There are tons of …

Transmission Cooler Symptoms & Replacement Cost

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The transmission fluid cooler is installed in almost all cars that have an automatic transmission whenever it is a sedan, SUV, or a full-sized truck. Since the transmission oil cooler rarely needs maintenance, it is very unlikely that you would …

What is the purpose of the D3 Gear in my Automatic Transmission?

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Modern cars get more and more functions every year. Some functions are more necessary than others, but each function plays a role if you look closer. One of these “strange” features is, as many people would say, the D3 transmission …

6 Symptoms of a Bad Torque Converter, Problems & Replacement Cost

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If you are into cars, you have probably heard about the torque converter before and the problems associated with it. Torque converters can be found in almost all cars with automatic transmission. This is probably one of the reasons why …

6 Symptoms of a Bad Clutch Master Cylinder, Location, & Replacement Cost

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If you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, chances are you have a clutch master cylinder. It’s a little-known component that has an extremely important job. But when you start to have problems shifting, it’s one of the first …

Automatic Transmission Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

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An engine is nothing without a transmission. The two are practically married to each other, and their product is the power and speed you feel when you engage the gear and press the accelerator pedal. Imagine if one of them …

6 Causes of a Slipping Transmission, Symptoms & How to Fix it

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Problems with your transmission are often something you want to prevent as these problems can often lead to expensive repair costs. Unfortunately, problems can arise with cars even if you want them or not. But what about a slipping transmission? …

Transmission Problems – Automatic Transmission Repair

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Do you have the feeling that your transmission does not change gears as it should? Maybe it changes gears too much or not at all. If you experience something strange with your transmission, take a look at this guide and …

Front/Rear Differential Symptoms, Repair & Replacement Cost

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Every vehicle is fitted with either front or a rear differential, or both. Some vehicles such as 4-wheel drive SUVs are equipped with both front and rear differentials which allows the vehicle to turn in different directions while the 4-wheel …