The modern automatic transmission is by far, the most complicated mechanical component in today's automobile. Automatic transmissions contain mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and computer controls, all working together in perfect harmony which goes virtually unnoticed until there is a problem.
Automatic transmission fluid lubricates, cools and cleans internal components of the transmission. It also helps to maintain the hydraulic pressure necessary for the transmission to function. The additives in the transmission fluid can be depleted over time so it should be change periodically. Our Automatic Transmission service includes:
- removing the transmission pan to remove the old automatic transmission fluid
- replacing transmission oil filter and gasket
- refilling the transmission with new automatic transmission fluid to the proper level
If you are experiencing hard shift or slipping problems, the internal mechanical or electrical parts may have worn and a transmission overhaul would be required to correct that condition. We can perform a diagnostic service and recommend repairs accordingly.
In a complete overhaul (also known as rebuilding a transmission), the transmission is removed from the vehicle and completely disassembled with the parts laid out on a workbench. Each part is inspected for wear and damage and then either cleaned in a special cleaning solution, or replaced with another part depending on its condition. Parts that have friction surfaces, such as bands and clutches are replaced as are all seals and gaskets.