Manual Transmission Service & Repairs: Fast, Dependable & Honest
Looking for a manual transmission repair shop in Houston, Kingwood or Katy, Texas? With over 30 years of experience servicing and repairing automotive transmissions all over the Gulf Coast, you can trust us to do the job right the first time. We proud to be part of the local community and have worked hard to earn and maintain our reputation for excellence among manual transmission repair shops. Call today to schedule a free estimate to repair your manual transmission!
WHAT IS A MANUAL TRANSMISSION?
Manual transmissions often have a driver-operated clutch and a movable gear stick. Most vehicles’ manual transmissions allow the driver to select any gear any time, but some, such as those mounted on motorcycles and some racing cars, only allow the driver to select the next-higher or next-lower gear. This transmission is often called a sequential manual transmission.
The flywheel of a manual transmission is attached to the engine and the clutch disk is in between the pressure plate and flywheel. When running, the clutch disk spins with the flywheel. As the clutch pedal is depressed, the throw out bearing is pushed in, making the pressure plate stop applying pressure to the clutch disk. This makes it stop receiving engine power so the gear can be shifted without damaging the transmission. When the clutch pedal is released, the clutch disk is allowed to receive power from the engine.
Manual transmissions are characterized by gear ratios, selectable by locking selected gear pairs to the output shaft inside the transmission. Conversely, most automatic transmissions have epicyclic (planetary) gearing controlled by brake bands and/or clutch packs to select gear ratio. Automatic transmissions allowing the driver to manually select the current gear are called Manumatics. A manual-style transmission operated by computer is called an automated transmission rather than an automatic.
Contemporary automobile manual transmissions typically use four to six forward gears and one reverse gear, although automobile manual transmissions have been built with as few as two and as many as eight gears. Heavy trucks and other heavy equipment usually have at least 9 gears so the transmission can offer both a wide range of gears and close gear ratios to keep the engine running in the power band. Heavy vehicle transmissions have dozens of gears, but many are duplicates, introduced as an accident of combining gear sets, or introduced to simplify shifting. Some are referred to by the number of forward gears they offer (e.g., 5-speed) distinguishing them between automatic or other available manual transmissions. Similarly, a 5-speed automatic transmission is referred to as a “5-speed automatic.”
DOES MY MANUAL TRANSMISSION NEED TO BE REPLACED?
Should there be a noise, don’t assume it’s the transmission. It may be worn CV joints, loose or broken motor mounts, flywheel or clutch repair problems. Technicians will conduct a test drive to verify and diagnose the cause of the noise. Diagnosis is always free of charge to our customers. Call My Transmission Experts for a manual or standard transmission repair appointment. If you already checked the error code your vehicle is giving, check out the most common transmission error codes here.
In manual transmissions the fluid is often neglected. It is imperative to change the gear oil on a regular basis to maintain your manual transmission. The manufacturer sets out its importance. Call now for an appointment and feel confident the prices are reasonable. Do not ignore oil leaks. Replacing a leaky seal can protect your transmission from failing due to loss of lubricant and the replacement of a leaky input shaft seal may prevent oil from contaminating the clutch, creating additional problems.
My Transmission Experts stock parts and materials needed for transmission service on both foreign and domestic manual transmissions allowing us to complete the repairs in a timely manner. Written estimates are provided as well as numerous types of warranties. When you need a manual transmission repair shop in Houston or Katy, we’ve got you covered. We’ll even come pick you up and tow your car back to the shop if you’re stranded. A few of the other transmission services we provide include:
- Diagnosing problems with your manual transmission
- Front and rear wheel drive vehicles
- Fixing broken clutch
- Diagnose clutch pedal, clutch master cylinder or slave cylinder problems
- Inspect your throw-out bearing and pilot bearing
- Restore your clutch operation back to like when it was new
- Diagnose your hydraulic clutch problems
- All manual transmission work done in-house
We have multiple transmission warranty options available to fit every budget.
CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE A FREE ESTIMATE
Should you need a rebuilt manual transmission, My Transmission Experts will inspect and replace any worn components needed to get you back on the road. Because the clutch assembly is such a vital component of you manual transmission, the clutch disc, pressure plate, and throw out bearing will be replaced and the flywheel resurfaced. Call us today to schedule a free manual transmission service estimate!