Manual Transmissions & Clutches
Manual Transmissions need to be serviced every 30,000 to 60,000 miles to avoid expensive breakdowns and prolong the transmissions life. If your vehicle is stuck in gear, hard to get into gear, or making grinding noises while shifting you should have it looked at by a professional. A good inspection of your transmission system can help determine if you just need a manual transission service performed or if you are in need of repairs. Letting the problem pursist for too long can lead to a transmission replacement or rebuild to get your vehicle back to operating conditions. Our certified technicians have years of experience and can be trusted to fix your manual transmission with the right parts and at a fair price.
What is the main cause for a manual transmission to fail?
The most typical reason for manaul transmission to fail is running it on low fluid levels. When transmission fluid levels get low it causes the transmission to work harder and to heat up. The extra work and heat can lead to parts grinding and creating metal flakes that get into the fluid and break down its lubricity. This eventually leads to gears getting stuck and the transmission failing. Maintaining proper fluid levels will increase performance and decrease the chances of a breakdown.
How do I know when my clutch needs to be repaired or replaced?
Manual transmission clutches are designed to work for about 60,000 miles before they wear out. Some clutches can wear out as early as 25,000 miles or may last well past 100,000 miles depending on the make and model of the vehicle and driving habits. A worn clutch can cause shifting problems, feel spongy or too soft when pressed, or create a burning smell. If you are experiencing these symptoms you should take your vehicle to a transmission repair shop to inspect your clutch and surrounding parts. The clutch may just need fluid levels topped off or minor adjustments to resolve any issues as opposed to needing replacement altogether.
Transmission City & Automotive Specialists have been repairing and replacing manual transmissions and clutches for over 40 years. We are experts in this area and are happy to help you get your vehicle back to prime operating conditions. Give us a call today to get answers to your questions about manual transmissions and clutches.