Transmission Repair 101 And More

Most transmissions can be found toward the front of the vehicle between the drive shaft and engine. Many cars possess a small hump around the passenger area to allow the drive shaft to be recessed. Whether your system is standard or automatic, it will have many of the same components, including a clutch to engage and disengage gears, a shaft that connects the engine to the transmission, the gears that power the drive shaft, and the case surrounding the system, which is filled with fluid. This fluid is used to cool and lubricate the gears. If you are having trouble with your transmission, you may not need to take it in to an expensive service shop. In this article, we will outline a few basics in the transmission repair vault.

System Removal

Aside from fluid and line replacements, there isn't much you can repair on these types of systems without first removing them from the vehicle entirely. Your vehicle will need to be on a lift so that the underside can be accessed easily. Additionally, you will need to stand to hold the transmission in place while the fasteners are removed.

Begin by disconnecting the transmission from the drive shaft Autel MaxiDiag MD808. This is secured by a single bolt and should come off quite easily. The fluid inside should be drained through the port on the case encapsulating the system and discarded. Once you've returned it to it's proper place, you will need to add new fluid. Old fluids should never be used once removed. The stand should be placed underneath the case and adjusted to a point where it nether has a gap or pushes against the case and stand.

In front of the system you'll find a flange that surrounds the front of the case with a number of bolts. Remove each of the bolts and lower the case from the vehicle.

Gears

The fasteners must be removed to open the case. Here, you will see several gears with a variety of diameters. These gears are the ones that are used when slowing down and accelerating the vehicle. A gear that has worn down teeth, is damage or does not will well within the shaft will require replacement. You'll also want to inspect the exit of the shaft from the case in the spot it's connected to the drive shaft. Seals should be replaced, making sure to keep a tight fit.

Clutch

A clutch system consists of two plates that are located within the vehicle and found once the transmission case has been removed. A worn pressure plate within this system can occur over time and cause less friction to the plate. If you notice a worn plate, it will require replacement. To do this, simply remove the bolt from the very middle of the plate. Replace the plate with a new one and screw the bolt back into place. Make certain the keep any oil or grease from the plate face to allow the plate to move properly and power the system during a gear shift Autel Maxisys MS908CV.


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