We are proud to be your local transmission repair shop (With locations in Katy & Houston, TX)! My Transmission Experts has been in business as an auto repair shop for over 25 years. Our highly trained mechanics and auto repair technicians utilize the most cutting-edge diagnostic equipment to ensure quality service. Best of all, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your vehicle remains on our premises during all repairs.
The transmission is a major component of a vehicle’s powertrain and consists of many complex parts. When it comes time to repair or replace it, understanding the type of transmission and how it operates is important to making cost effective repair decisions. We offer a wide range of services including diagnosis, repair, service, rebuilding, and replacement for most makes and models, including foreign and domestic cars, trucks and SUVs. We work on automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, clutch repairs and installations, and higher tech semi-automatic and continuously variable transmissions(CVT). Give us a call today to schedule a free transmission estimate or diagnosis.
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE OUR EXPERIENCED TRANSMISSION REPAIR MECHANICS:
My Transmission Experts has state of the art diagnostic equipment to diagnose and repair transmission problems properly the first time.
HONEST, DEPENDABLE AUTO MECHANICS HERE TO HELP
Sometimes a small, inexpensive part is the reason your transmission is malfunctioning, slipping out of gear, or shifting roughly. When a modern computer controlled transmission does not shift properly, it is often the result of a faulty sensor, or the transmission having a defective solenoid pack. In these instances, the transmission can remain in the vehicle providing less costly transmission repair. For that reason, rather than investing valuable time in comparing transmission service or clutch repair prices, give us the opportunity to diagnose your transmission problem to determine your needs right the first time.
If you already checked your vehicle’s computer with a diagnostic tool to see what the code error was but don’t know what it means, check out our list of the most common transmission code errors.
Fully automatic transmissions operate by means of hydraulic systems, which are controlled by the vehicle’s computer. When the Engine Control Unit (ECM) sends a logical signal to the Transmission Control Module (TCM), pressurized transmission fluid is pumped through the system to drive the gears and clutches. The torque converter attaches the engine to the transmission and provides rotational energy to the transmission. The primary advantage of an automatic transmission is that it is simple to use and provides ease of shifting. Modern automatic transmissions provide equal performance and fuel efficiency to manual transmissions. The primary disadvantage is that they contain many complex parts that can fail. Automatic transmission repairs are more expensive than manual transmissions and cost more to maintain. They don’t provide engine braking, making them unsuitable for off road driving.
Manual transmissions are connected to the engine with a clutch. When the clutch is disengaged and the transmission is shifted into gear, a shaft engages with a cluster of gears that can be moved to interconnect with fixed gears on a secondary shaft. When the clutch is engaged, power is transferred to the shaft but it is separated from the gear cluster. If the vehicle is running but no gears are engaged, the transmission is in neutral. Manual transmissions offer numerous advantages. They are extremely durable and can manage high torque loads. Maintenance and service are simple, and they are the least expensive to repair. In addition, they allow engine braking which provides better handling in off-road conditions. One disadvantage of manual transmissions is that some drivers find them difficult to operate.
Continuously variable transmissions don’t use gears but employ rubber or metal belts driven by pulleys. One pulley is attached to the engine and the other is attached to the drive shaft. Sensors relay information pertaining to load to a microprocessor which adjusts the pulleys to maintain the proper speed for the engine. The advantages offered by CVTs include better fuel efficiency, smoother shifting when accelerating and faster response to engine speed. The one disadvantage is that it doesn’t provide engine braking. In addition CVT transmission repairs are a little bit more complicated.
Low Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
Symptoms: slipping, erratic shifting, overheating, delayed gear engagement or complete failure
Transmission Fluid Leak
Symptoms: low transmission fluid level, burning smell or fluid beneath the vehicle
Dirty Transmission Fluid
Symptoms: slipping, erratic shifting, overheating, delayed gear engagement or complete failure
Symptoms: “Check Engine” light illuminated, slipping, erratic or delayed shifting, no shifting or
Faulty Valve Body
Symptoms: no forward gear with reverse gear functional or no reverse gear with forward gear functional
Symptoms: “Check Engine” light illuminated, gears can only be shifted manually
Torque Converter Malfunctioning
Symptoms: shuddering, delayed gear engagement, sluggish shifting, whining sound when vehicle is first
started, engine revs higher than normal when vehicle is cold but improves as it warms
Worn Seal or Valves
Symptoms: slipping in and out of gear
Failed Transmission Range Sensor
Symptoms: periodic downshifting followed by correction
Faulty Parking Pawl
Symptoms: vehicle rolls after gear shifter is placed in park
WHERE ARE OUR TRANSMISSION SHOPS LOCATED?
We have several location in and around Houston including one in West Houston near the Energy Corridor on Dairy Ashford just north of Westheimer; one Katy transmission shop on Mason Road at Kingsland Blvd (right next to to Mo’s Place); one location in the Bear Creek area near Copperfield on Highway 6 North at Timber Creek; another location in Kingwood on Northpark Drive just west of Hwy 494; and a location in Northwest Houston on Jones Rd between Woodedge Drive and Greencreek Drive.
It never fails- a family member or friend takes on the charitable role of teaching someone how to drive, and providing a personal car in which to practice. After a couple of weekends of abrupt stops and starts, as well as the occasional near miss, or a noticeable grinding of gears, the new driver has learned enough to be properly functional on the road. Unfortunately, an additional few weeks later the charitable car owner begins to notice issues with his clutch not engaging properly between gears. The issue might start small with an occasional slip, or delay in catching the desired gear, but eventually the problem becomes worse. New drivers and their road training are a preventable death knell for a used clutch. Many drivers get their first taste of a manual transmission working on a clutch that has probably already seen 50,000 or 75,000 miles of use. That being…>>Learn More
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If you own a used car and take it into an independent repair shop, at some point you're going to be faced with the question of whether or not refurbished parts should be used on for your repairs. In fact, some independent repair shops automatically assume a car owner is willing to accept used parts in order to keep repair costs down, unless the customer states otherwise. However, are used parts just too big a risk to justify the saving? Part of the perspective on answering the above starts with the condition of the car in the first place. Most cars taken to an independent repair shop have already been on the road for quite a while, typically at least five years, which is when most warranty coverage expires, and taking it to the brand dealer becomes too expensive. This means the existing car parts have seen a lot of…>>Learn More
In the recent past, car buyers had a simple choice when it came to picking transmissions. The choices were either automatic or manual. With new technology, those choices have expanded. Car buyers can now also choose semi-automatic and dual-clutch transmissions. As a matter of fact, semi-automatic and dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs) are the latest additions in transmission technology. Still, these newest innovations are based on old school principles of its previous manual counterparts. Pioneered by leading automakers like Ferrari, these new semi-automatic transmissions are basically hydraulically or electronically controlled manuals. So, what’s all the fuss and buzz about semi-automatic transmissions? Like manuals, semi-automatics utilize a physical clutch but without the clunk when wanted. Drivers can opt to retain manual control of shifting or take the easy way out by putting the transmission into automatic mode. These two options appeal to different driver moods. This is handy for those who aren’t too…>>Learn More
My Transmission did an excellent job rebuilding my granddaughter's 99 Honda Accord EX V6 Automatic. Nathan, the manager was very professional and they did exactly what he said they would do at the price he quoted. The two techs, they guys that actually did the work were very accommodating and answered all my question as the job progressed. They also showed me the bad parts which is unusual, I think. Under new ownership, and I couldn't give them higher marks for a job well done. I would definitely recommend them as a…
- -John Garner,
It is very had to find a good mechanic shop. I am single mother and obviously do not know anything about cars, let alone transmission. Manager was very help full in explaining things to me in plain English. They fixed my little SUV in two days and i was back to work. Thanks you guys.
- -Malinda George, Teacher, HISD,