The transmission in your vehicle is easily its most intricate piece of equipment. It is also the most challenging, significant and involved for any auto expert. Even on a short trip, the transmission handles many strains and operates together with a complex range of gears, fluids and principles.

Manual transmission repair in Hagerstown

Your manual transmission includes three basic shafts: the input shaft– linked to the clutch where the clutch draws energy from the engine; the output shaft which is connected to the axle or drive shaft; and a counter shaft where the weights and ratios change and mediate between the input and output shaft. Your shifter is situated, here, in the countershaft.

Automatic transmission repair in Hagerstown

Like the manual transmission, an automatic transmission takes its torque from the front end of the crankshaft. In contrast, the crankshaft is connected to a cylindrical part referred to as a “torque converter” containing fan-like blades that whirl. One set of fans push hydro-fluid against another sending hydraulic “messages” that are interpreted by a hydraulic clutch and control the moving of the gear unit and locking torque converter. This passes on to a shift valve that controls the final gear. The gears shift depending on speed, the road and load conditions. These gears include drive, overdrive and reverse.

Drivetrain repair in Hagerstown

The drivetrain distributes both electrical power and torque coming from the engine to spin the wheels. A ratio gearbox allows the engine to work at several RPMs and at any road speed, by modifying the ratio of energy vs. torque.

Transmission sliding in Hagerstown

A manual transmission usually wears out the synchronizers. These brass parts make shifting easier but wear overtime due to rough shifting and grinding. Automatic transmissions, also, may experience synchronizer-wear even without manual shifting.

Transmission maintenance in Hagerstown

You will find certain precautions will protect your transmission from expensive repairs. These are:
Always sustain adequate transmission fluid levels. If you perform regular towing expect to refill fluids more frequently. Transmission coolers are advised for heavy-duty trucks that perform heavy towing.

Don’t ride the clutch. Find a good release while you accelerate and avoid revving the engine. Alternatively, don’t kill the engine.

Stuck in the snow? Don’t accelerate too long in an effort to get out! This could put pressure on the universal joints and lead to transmission failure.

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