Rough shifting? Clutch slipping?

Is your manual transmission getting harder to shift? Does it feel like it just doesn’t grab like it used to, or maybe it’s starting to chatter or vibrate? Is your clutch slipping? A worn clutch may be the culprit here, or it could be the result of something else, such as a transmission misalignment. One obvious sign that misalignment is the problem would be rust residue on the disc and pressure plate.

Pinpoint the problem
In the case of the driveline shown to the right, one of the two transmission dowel pins was missing, which allowed the transmission to tilt down on the passenger side of the vehicle, causing the misalignment. The input shaft on the transmission was also heavily worn where it rides on the pilot bearing, due to the misalignment.

Correcting the cause of the problem was simply a matter of making a new dowel pin for the transmission and installing it. Although this relatively simple fix is just one example of many possible problems that might need to be addressed, the procedure for service and reassembly applies to clutches in general.

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How to Choose Your Transmission Shop

Be sure to know the exact work you are authorizing when choosing a transmission specialist (i.e. cost estimate, external or internal diagnosis or actual transmission repair).

Most technicians are willing to explain the work that was done and show the damaged parts to you if asked. Additionally, you may ask for a breakdown of the completed work and for a damaged-parts report. Should you desire to inspect damaged parts pulled from your transmission yourself, be sure to ask the mechanic before you authorize the work and not after. Just like all contracts, be sure you understand every aspect of the work you’re authorizing. If your authorization is given over the phone, be sure to have a full understanding of what you’re approving. Remember: an authorization given over the phone is a binding contract.

Things To Look For

  • Is the shop a member of the Better Business Bureau? The Bureau can give you an accurate report on the company and its history in dealing with customers.
  • Is the company a member of any transmission groups such as the Automatic Transmission Rebuilder Association (ATRA) or Automatic Service Association (ASA) or is it part of a national franchise that offers
    training programs to keep technicians up-to-date on new technology?
  • Does the company participate in continuing education and training programs?
  • Is the shop well equipped with the proper diagnostic tools for your vehicle? One of the easiest things to look for is the hydraulic lifts needed to raise your car.
  • Is the shop clean and professional looking? Does it appear to be well run?

Why You Should Wax Your Car

Should you wax or polish your car

Road salt and other chemicals cause rust and corrosion, but waxing your car after washing it applies a protective layer between the paint and the elements. You should wax your car at least twice a year if it lives in a garage, but if you keep it outside your student apartment — exposed to punishing Northeastern winters like mine is — you may want to wax it more frequently.

Additionally, taking your car to a car wash that sprays the undercarriage will remove the salt from exposed parts like the hydraulic brake and exhaust systems and prevent potentially dangerous damage.

Go Green!

Looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly with your car? Motorists can help protect the environment by following four simple steps from the non-profit Car Care Council.

  1. Follow a vehicle service schedule including steps like checking engine performance, keeping tires properly inflated, replacing air filters regularly, changing oil regularly and checking your gas cap. Routine maintenance helps reduce emissions and fuel consumption, saving money at the pump.
  1. Keep your current vehicle longer and limit the number of new cars you buy over the course of a lifetime. Extending vehicle life is as simple as taking care of your vehicle properly. You’ll gain years of reliable service without monthly car payments and higher insurance rates.
  1. Recycle or properly dispose motor oil, tires, batteries, fluids and other vehicle components to help protect the planet when performing vehicle maintenance or repairs.
  1. Repower your engine when faced with serious engine trouble. A remanufactured/rebuilt engine can give your vehicle new life and make it more fuel efficient for about the cost of an average down payment on a new car.

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Your Transfer Case

Your transfer case is an important component that is connected to your automobile the image of a  transmission steel gear boxestransmission. It also is connected to the rear and front axles by way of drive shafts. After your transfer case receives power sent from the transmission, it moves that power to both the rear and front axles, keeping the rotation of the rear and front wheels synchronized. No matter of what make or model of automobile you drive, our trained experts at Eagle Transmission in Mesquite will provide transfer case repair. This includes the inspection, removal, and gears repaired, gaskets, bearings, and the seals in the transfer case. Eagle Transmission of Mesquite can take care of all your transmission repair needs Serving Dallas, Garland , Rockwall, Balch Springs and surrounding areas.

Did You Know?

Did you know we offer free customer pickup and drop off service within a 40 mile radius? We also offer:

  • Transmission Repair Starting at $485 and Up.
  • $200 Dollars Off Major Repairs
  • 3 Day Free Car Rental with Major Repairs
  • Free Towing on all Major Repairs
  • Free Diagnostics with Major Repair ($250 Value)
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