Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From Weaver Transmission Service, Inc. in Richmond, VA, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.
You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Weaver Transmission Service, Inc. in Richmond, VA, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.
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 Weaver Transmission Service, Inc. in Richmond, VA 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.
Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.
Shafts - There are three main shafts inside a manual transmission. There’s an input shaft where engine power is transferred via the clutch, and that drives the layshaft, also known as the countershaft. The countershaft has different sized gears to achieve various gear ratios. Corresponding gears on the countershaft connect to the output shaft. The output shaft is connected to the driveshaft, which powers the differential.
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 Weaver Transmission Service, Inc. in Richmond, VA, we want to make sure you know how your car works so you can keep it in great condition.
Are you considering upgrading to a better transmission on your classic? Weaver Transmission Service, Inc. in Richmond, VA 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.
Manual transmissions require far less maintenance than automatics. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a fluid check from time to time. Here’s what you should know about checking and adding fluid to your manual transmission, from Weaver Transmission Service, Inc. in Richmond, VA.