Tag Archives: Transmission Repair

Is Changing My Transmission Fluid Bad

Is Changing My Transmission Fluid Bad

Is Changing My Transmission Fluid Bad? There is a misconception that changing your vehicles Transmission Fluid is going to ruin your transmission. If you are changing your Transmission fluid because your Transmission Is Slipping or Shifting Hard it is possible that your Transmission may fail. Transmission Fluid should be changed as a regular maintenance item. Depending on your driving style and conditions it should be changed every 30-50,000 miles. If you drop the Transmission Pan to change the Transmission Fluid, you will only get about 25% of the old fluid out of the Transmission. You Need a Transmission Fluid Exchange Machine and that will change almost all the Fluid in the transmission. Also, we put a BG cleaner in the machine, and it will help clean the Transmission and recondition the seals and rubbers in the transmission. After the cleaner has run through the Transmission long enough it replaces the fluid and adds a BG Additive to the oil. Remember a transmission is a wearable i ... read more

Why Does My Transmission Shift hard

Why Does My Transmission Shift hard

Why Does My Transmission Shift Hard? If you have a heavy-duty truck with a Manual Shift Transmission, there are several reasons why you may experience Why Does My Transmission Shift Hard. One possibility is the shift rails in the cover are binding making the shift lever move hard. To fix this condition the shift cover would have to be taken off and reconditioned so that the shift rails can move easily. Another condition that can cause this, you would notice that certain gears would shift hard, and the rest of the gears would shift easy is a Bent Shift Fork. To repair this condition the shift cover must come off and be taken apart and a new Shift Fork installed. Another reason you may experience a Why Does My Transmission Shift Hard is internal failure of the transmission shafts or gears. If the transmission experiences a hard shock load to the gearing it can put a slight twist into the Main Shaft or break the teeth off the gears. If you are looking for Heavy Truck Repair Near Me or Tra ... read more

Why Is My Freightliner Smoking

Why Is My Freightliner Smoking

Why Is My Freightliner Smoking? This can be caused by multiple things. One simple reason that this could happen is a plugged air filter. A plugged air filter would not allow the engine to get enough air for fuel that is injected into the cylinder. On a late model Freightliner Truck with a DPF & SCR system on the truck you won’t see the black smoke. What you will notice is that your Freightliner Truck will be doing more Regeneration Events. Therefore, Maintenance on your Freightliner is important. Air and Fuel Filters need to be replaced on scheduled maintenance times so that these filters don’t get a chance to cause an issue. If your Freightliner Truck is in a Derate Mode, you need Detroit Diagnostic Link to be able to fix the problem correctly. We have the Detroit Engine Software to be able to Diagnose Your Check Engine Light. If you have a late Model Freightliner truck and can see smoke coming from the stacks, it’s possible that you have a cracked DPF Filter. We ... read more