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.
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.
If you are hearing peculiar noise from the rear end gears of your rear wheel drive vehicle axle or from the “CV” joints on your front wheel drive axle vehicle. Eagle Transmission is the one to call. Our expert technicians will quickly determine the source of the drive axle problem and conduct the needed repair or replacement at a fair price. Our differential & drive axle service consists of initial visual inspection for leaks or obvious failure and road test to determine drivability issues. On your front wheel drive vehicle, if we determine that the CV axles are worn and making any clacking noise, it may be necessary to replace the front drive axle shaft assemblies. On your rear wheel drive differential axle, if we determine that a rebuild or replacement is needed, we will either rebuild your existing axle assembly or install a rebuilt unit. This will be determined by the extent of damage. You can be assured that we will provide prompt service, a quality repair at a fair price.
Your transfer case is an important component that is connected to your automobile transmission. 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.
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First of all, check your gas cap! Believe it or not, it’s been estimated that nearly 17% of cars on the road have broken or missing gas caps. What’s the big deal? Escaping fumes not only hurt fuel economy but release smog-causing compounds into the air.
While you’re at it, slow down. For every 5 mph you reduce highway speed, you can reduce fuel consumption by 7%. Avoiding jack-rabbit starts and stops will improve fuel economy as well. Don’t believe it? Lousy driving on the highway can add as much as one-third to your gas bill.
When you choose a transmission specialist, be sure you know exactly what work you are authorizing (i.e. estimate, internal or external diagnosis, or transmission repair).
If asked, the technician should be willing to show you the damaged parts and explain the repair work. Also, ask for a damaged-parts report and a breakdown of the work that was done. If you want to inspect the damaged parts pulled from the transmission, be sure to ask the mechanic when you authorize the work, not after. As with any contract, make sure you understand all aspects of the work. If you give your authorization over the phone, understand exactly what work you are approving. Phone authorization is a binding commitment.
What To Look For
- Is the shop a member of the Better Business Bureau? The Bureau can give you the company’s 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?
- Do they 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?