Automatic Transmission Repair Houston
Expert Auto Mechanics in Houston, Katy, Kingwood TX
We have repair shops ready to fix your automatic transmission all over the Gulf Coast including: west Houston on Hwy 6, Northwest Houston on Jones Rd, Katy, Kingwood, and Montgomery, Texas. If you know something’s up with your transmission, we strongly recommend you get it checked out asap to avoid a dangerous situation.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NEEDS REPAIR?
Listen to your vehicle. If something doesn’t feel right, like the gears are slipping or not shifting smoothly; or you smell something burning while driving, stop, and get your vehicle checked. If you have a diagnostic code reader to read a check engine light or service light, get the code checked. It’s best to bring the car in to a professional transmission repair shop, but if you want to see what the code means here is a list of the most common auto transmission error codes.
HOW DOES AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WORK?
An automatic transmission (also known as an automatic gearbox), utilizes transmission software to automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. A defined set of gear ranges in an automatic transmission, often have a parking pawl feature that locks the output shaft of the transmission stroke face to keep the vehicle from rolling either forward or backward.
Similar but larger transmissions are also used for heavy-duty commercial and industrial vehicles and equipment. Some have limited speed ranges or fixed engine speeds, such as some forklifts and lawn mowers, using a torque converter to provide a variable gearing to the wheels of the engine.
REPAIRING OTHER TRANSMISSION TYPES
Both semi-automatic and CVT transmission repairs cost considerably more than traditional automotive transmissions. Continuously variable transmission (CVT) and semi-automatic transmissions free the driver from having to shift gears manually. Instead, the transmission’s computer changes gears if, for example, the driver is redlining the engine.
Although there is a superficial similarity to other transmissions, automatic transmissions significantly differ in internal operation. An automobile’s torque converter manages the connection between the transmission gearing and the engine in automatic transmissions, instead of a straight friction clutch used by stick shifts. A semi-automatic transmission retains a clutch like a manual but controls the clutch through electrohydraulic means.
A conventional manual transmission was often the base option in new vehicles but many automakers are abandoning manual transmission options. Most modern transmission options for those buying a new vehicle include an automated transmission such as a conventional 6 gear automatic, semi-automatic (or his and hers), or CVT. The ability to shift gears manually, often by paddle shifters, can also be found on certain automated transmissions. Repairing a CVT transmission may prove futile in many cases because it’s a sealed transmission that is not meant to be opened for repairs.
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