In the mechanic world, there are a few things that everyone can understand. Transmission repair is one of them. Whenever many people think of this, the first thing that comes to mind is the dollar signs that come along with replacing or rebuilding the system. However, there are several reasons that someone would find his or herself seeking this type of maintenance on their automobile, and most of them do not involve replacing the entire system. One of the most common problems is that the vehicle’s transmission system is overheating. There are several different causes for this problem and each one is treated in its own unique way.
One simple cause for this problem is a heavy load. Whenever someone tows a load, it is important to know if the car or truck is capable of handling it. If it is not, this causes a tremendous strain on the automobile. The vehicle has to work harder to keep the miles per hour up and the car in the specified gear. This can equal big problems for the transmission. It will either begin to overheat or the gears will begin to “slip.”
Old or dirty transmission fluid is also a common reason for a transmission to overheat. There are several different parts that make up the transmission of a vehicle. These parts must all move in unison with each other at the right pace in order for the system to work correctly. The fluid is essential in making sure that all of the parts are lubricated. If the fluid is low, the moving parts begin to grind together, causing an atrocious noise. The parts grinding together also create friction between them. The friction, in turn, creates heat in the system, meaning that the person operating the vehicle is stuck on the side of the road waiting on a tow truck, a situation that no one wants to find himself in.
Lastly, are clogged cooler lines. Over time the fluid in the system can become littered with dirt, dust, and other types of debris particles. When this happens, it can be transferred to the moving parts of the system and begin to corrode them. Whenever it moves into the cooler lines, it causes a clog. This clog, if not addressed right away can be detrimental to the system. The debris itself may not only cause damage to the lines, but the heat can damage the integrity of the other parts of the system as well. A transmission repair technician always cleans or replaces the filter when a car is brought in for maintenance to ensure this does not happen.
Transmission repair for many can seem like an absolute nightmare. Overheating equipment, without a doubt, is one of the most widely diagnosed problems in the transmission system. With a little maintenance work from the repair technician, however, many of the problems can be avoided altogether. Also, if the problem is addressed quickly, the repair process is not as long and difficult as it is thought by many to be.