At Mr.Transmission, our goal is to offer you the best service and care for all your transmission needs in the Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, Florida, area. From routine preventative maintenance to complete overhauls and rebuilt transmissions, we will take the time and care required to get your car back in shape and back on the road.
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If your free transmission performance check reveals that major repairs are needed for your transmission, a rebuilt transmission may be necessary. For this repair the entire transmission is removed and disassembled. Each part within the system is then inspected. Upon inspection, the technician will determine the extent of damage. Some parts may only require a deep cleaning while others may require replacement.
There are hundreds of individual components inside transmissions. A transmission repair may be as simple as a minor adjustment or it may require a major overhaul. Either way, the safest and most effective way of identifying the issue is to dismantle, clean and inspect for wear-and-tear to provide you with an accurate assessment of your transmission's tolerance levels.
To ensure your automatic transmission's maximum operational economy is properly maintained and to prevent a premature failure, it should be serviced at regular scheduled intervals. Maintaining your transmission is just as important as getting your regular engine oil changes.
Automatic Transmission Information
Today's automatic transmission is much more complicated that it was in the past. There are hundreds of individual components inside transmissions. 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.
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Automatic Transmission Services for Pensacola, Florida and Gulf Breeze, Florida
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.
The modern automatic transmission consists of many components and systems, combining mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical technology that are designed to work together.
The main components that make up an automatic transmission include:
Planetary Gear Sets - The mechanical systems that provide the various forward and reverse gear ratios.
- The Hydraulic System uses a special transmission fluid sent under pressure by an Oil Pump through the Valve Body to control the Clutches and the Bands. This is used to control the Planetary Gear Sets.
Seals and Gaskets - Keep the oil where it is supposed to be and prevent it from leaking out.
The Torque Converter - Acts like a clutch to allow the vehicle to come to a stop in gear while the engine is still running.
The Governor and the Modulator - Determine when to shift by monitoring speed and throttle position.
On newer vehicles, shift points are controlled by a Computer directing electrical solenoids to shift oil flow to the appropriate component at the right instant.
Automatic Transmission Maintenance for Pensacola, Florida and Gulf Breeze, Florida
To ensure your automatic transmission's maximum operational economy is properly maintained and to prevent a premature failure, it should be serviced at regular scheduled intervals. Maintaining your transmission is just as important as getting your regular engine oil changes. Do check the automatic transmission fluid every 1,000 miles for its level, color, and smell. Low levels, a dark color and a burnt smell are all tell-tale signs of trouble ahead.
Preventative Maintenance steps - Always keep a look out for leaks or stains under your vehicle. If there is a persistent red oil leak that you are sure is coming from your vehicle have our shop check to see if it is coming from your transmission or possibly from your power steering system. If all you see is a few drops on the ground, you may be able to postpone repairs as long as you check your fluid level often (but check with your Mr.Transmission technician to be sure.) If transmission fluid levels go down below minimum levels serious transmission damage can occur.
New noises, vibrations and shift behavior may be causes for concern. A modern transmission should shift smoothly and quietly under light acceleration. Heavier acceleration should produce firmer shifts at higher speeds. If shift points are erratic or noises can be heard when shifting including whining sounds from the floorboards of your vehicle, you should have it checked out immediately. If caught early, many problems can be resolved without costly transmission overhauls. Our technician may be able to give you some hints on what to do and not do to prolong the transmission life if a transmission repair cannot be afforded or is not currently necessary but will be in the future.
Fluid changes - Check fluid for color and odor periodically. Pull the transmission dipstick out and check the fluid for color and odor. Transmission fluid should be a transparent red oil. If the fluid is cloudy or muddy, or it has a burned odor, you should have it checked by our technician who could advise you to have a transmission drain and refill or transmission tune-up. More information on these and other issues can be found on our Transmission Repairs page.
Transmission Repairs in Pensacola, Florida and Gulf Breeze, Florida
Transmission Repair Services
Today's transmission is much more complicated that it was in the past. There are hundreds of individual components inside transmissions. In order to properly repair your vehicle's transmission, these components must be dismantled, cleaned and inspected for wear to provide you with an accurate assessment of your transmission's tolerance levels. All worn and/or damaged parts are either repaired or replaced. After the parts are thoroughly inspected and repaired, they are reassembled, adjusted and tested for proper operation.
There are several problems that can be resolved with an adjustment, or minor repair, without the removal of the transmission from the vehicle. These include transmissions that are not shifting properly in the case of late model automatic transmissions or shifting too early or too late in non-computer controlled transmissions.
Your vehicles only problem could be that your automatic transmission is not retaining fluid with no other drivability problems. A transmission is resealed in order to repair external transmission fluid leaks. If you see spots of red oil on the ground under the car, your transmission may be a candidate for a reseal job.
Vacuum Lines Issues -
When these come out or become loose usually the transmission won’t shift at all.
Offering Rebuilt Transmission Services for Pensacola, Florida and Gulf Breeze, Florida
If your free transmission performance check reveals that major transmission repairs are needed, a transmission rebuild may be necessary. For this repair the entire transmission is removed and disassembled. Each part within the system is then inspected. Upon inspection the technician will determine the extent of damage. Some parts may only require a deep cleaning while others may require replacement.
The parts are then reassembled, adjusted and tested for proper operation. The transmission is then reinstalled with final adjustments being made after reinstallation.
Rebuilt Transmission Options
When a transmission requires an overhaul, there are generally two options that you may have. The first is to remove your existing transmission and overhaul it, and then put the same, newly rebuilt transmission unit back in your vehicle. The second option is to replace your existing unit with another rebuilt transmission unit. This option will get you out of the shop and on your way much faster but may cause you problems down the road. The reason for this is that a particular transmission model can have dozens of variations depending on which model car, which engine, and other vehicle specifications, so voice your concerns with your technician.