Manual Transmission Service & Repairs: We are Fast, Dependable & Honest
If you are looking for a manual transmission repair shop in Houston, Kingwood or Katy, Texas? You are welcome to give us a call or stop by and one of our techs will troubleshoot and identify any problems with your transmission. if its a simple oil change give us a call and we will have you in and out in no time. Our team has over 19 years of experience servicing and repairing automotive transmissions all over the Gulf Coast, we are certified and a trusted part of the local community and have worked hard to earn and maintain our reputation as a well respected transmission repair shop in Houston. If you have more questions call us anytime and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Manual transmissions have a driver-operated clutch and a movable gear stick. Think sport cars or big trucks with a dozen gears. 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. Where you can only go from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd or 1st again. You cannot go from 1st to 3rd in a sequential transmission.
Here is how a manual transmission works. The flywheel of a manual transmission is attached to the engine and the clutch disk is in between the pressure plate and flywheel. While driving, 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 re-engaged and to receiving power from the engine again.
Manual transmissions are characterized by gear ratios, selectable by locking selected gear pairs to the 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 used 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 OR CLUTCH NEED TO BE REPLACED OR REPAIRED?
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. A Technician 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 for a better idea of what the problem is.
The most common problem In manual transmissions is that the fluid is often neglected. It is imperative for you to understand that the oil needs to be changed on a regular basis to maintain your manual transmission. The manufacturer has a schedule for every car and you should check to seee what your cars schedule is. Or your an give us a call now and we will take al look for you.
IS YOUR CAR LEAKING OIL?
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. Waiting and neglecting a leak will only cost more money in the long run.
WE CAN SERVICE ANY MAKE OR MODELS TRANSMISSION. FAST.
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. If you live anywhere 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 repair services we provide are :
- 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.
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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!
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