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Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

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So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

Diagnostic Tablet on engine transmission sensor

Our Gainesville drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at City Auto Repair feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

gear shift on a vehicle

There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

transmission in car

At City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at City Auto Repair want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

mechanic working on car

Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

JASPER has Expanded the Availability of the GM 6T70/6T75 Transmissions

GM 6T70

Jasper Engines and Transmissions is proud to announce their expanded availability of the remanufactures GM 6T70/6T75 FWD and AWD transmissions. These 6-speed transmissions are electronically controlled and are available for a variety of late-model GM vehicles. This expanded transmission line is now available for the 2013-2017 Enclave, Acadia, Traverse (3.6L FWD & AWD), Terrain, and Equinox (3.6L FWD); 2013 Equinox (3.6L AWD); 2013-2014 Terrain (3.6L AWD); 2013-2015 SRX (3.6L AWD), 2013-2016 XTS (3.6L FWD) and the 2014-2016 Impalas and Lacrosse (3.6L FWD).

JASPER Offers a Remanufactured Ford 6R140 Transmission

6R140 Transmission

Jasper Engines and Transmissions is proud to announce their expanded availability of the remanufactured Ford 6R140 RWD and 4WD transmissions. These 6-speed transmissions are electronically-controlled and are available for a variety of vehicles. This expanded transmission line is available for the 2015-2019 6R140 F250, F350 6.2L, and F350 6.7L (RWD & 4WD).

Keep Your Replacement Transmission Running Smoothly

Transmission

Once your transmission has been replaced and you’re shifting smoothly once more, you’ll probably want to keep it running smoothly. Here are some tips from City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL to help keep you reliably on the road.

Leaky Transmission? Learn Where They Come From and What To Do

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Leaky transmissions can be a pain, not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL we want to provide you with some information on where transmission leaks start and how to end them so that maybe we can eliminate any future leaks.

Let's Get to The Basics of Your Transmission

The hydraulic system in your transmission is responsible for telling the mechanical components what to do, and when to do it. In order to better understand how your transmission works, it’s important to understand the mechanical components of it.

Looking for a transmission upgrade on a classic?

automotive transmission

Are you considering upgrading to a better transmission on your classic? City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL can help.

If you drive something old, there’s a good chance it has fewer gears than you’d like. With all the 6 and 8 speed transmissions on the road today, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago we were getting by with just 2 or 3 gears. These days, there are some simple swap options - here are some things for you to consider.

Make that transmission last, it's simple!

Transmission Cut to show you the inside of it

Nothing works if your transmission doesn't work!  Simply put you are going nowhere without it and it is the one thing that both car and truck drivers alike never think twice about until it really acts up or they have no power or simply don't move forward.  Most of us have a newer car or truck with an automatic transmission in it vs. a standard transmission so do not notice that it is slipping gears until the problem is really serious so the question is how do you get the most out of your transmission?  The obvious answer is to take care of your transmission with scheduled service per your owner's manual recommendation but we have put together a simple checklist for our Gainesville drivers to help them become "transmission aware" as it were.

Manual Transmissions Do What?

hand on the shifter of a car

Just because manual transmissions aren’t as common these days as they used to be, there are still many out there, and at City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL, our certified technicians know how to keep them running at their best.

My Transmission is Slipping. Now What?

up close of transmission

If your transmission is slipping, what are your options? As you’ve seen, a variety of issues can cause a transmission to slip. Likewise, repairs differ widely depending on the issue. Our highly trained technicians at City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL can recommend your best options. Here are some steps you should take to make sure your repair is as simple and cost effective as possible.

 

 

New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options

Transmission

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL is here to help.

There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

Putting My Manual Transmission Together

mechanic working on car

Once you know what's in your transmission, and what’s connected to it, it’s much easier to understand how it works. Let's take a look at how it all comes together. At City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL, we want to make sure you know how your car works so you can keep it in great condition.

Quality Work is as Important as a Quality Product

transmission repair

At City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL, we pride ourselves on specialty knowledge and ability. Once you’ve settled on a transmission to invest in, it’s important not to cut corners on the homestretch. We’ve got you covered here and you can expect top quality repairs for your top quality product.

Safe Mode - is your transmission shot?

parts of a transmission

Most modern transmissions have a “limp mode” or “safe mode” that they may default to if an error is detected. What does it mean if your transmission has entered safe mode, and where do you go from there? City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL has the answers you need.

Simple Steps to Save Fleet Downtime - Tranmission!

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Our fleet truck customers do not need to spend valuable time in the shop with transmission issues due that could have been avoided by servicing their fleet vehicles based on their owner's manual recommendations!  Especially if it is simply changing a clogged filter, changing fluids or clutch issues!  Our transmission technicians here at City Auto Repair in Gainesville believe that service = saving high repair bills!   Therefore, we believe in a proactive approach!

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