Your transmission is responsible for optimizing the power from your engine using a series of gear ratios. Like your engine, your transmission needs routine maintenance in order to stay fully operational. The most common and arguably most important maintenance that needs to be done on a heavy-duty transmission is fluid changes. Although you don’t need to change the fluid as often as engine oil, it still needs to be swapped out over time. Eventually, it loses its ability to lubricate, meaning friction and heat will begin to build if preventative maintenance is not undergone.
Tell-Tale Symptoms of a Bad Transmission
Difficulty Changing Gears
If you are having difficulty changing gears, it may be due to a bad shift motor. On modern diesel trucks, rather than being directly connected to your transmission, your shifter is likely on sending a signal to your shift motor. Sometimes this shift motor breaks down, making it difficult to shift between gears. Fortunately, for anyone worrying about their transmission, this is not a sign of transmission damage for your shift motor is generally a different mechanism altogether. Here at Whitecloud Mechanical, we’ll have your shift motor repaired or swapped out and get you back out on the road.
If you try and shift your transmission into gear, only for it to free-spin, chances are you’ve lost a gear. This means the metal teeth on your gear have been filed down so much that they are no longer accessible. This type of damage is severe, but not unfixable. Here at Whitecloud Mechanical, our technicians are transmission experts. Whether you’ve lost a gear or access to the entire transmission, our technicians will have it back up and running better than it's ever been before. Unlike other shops, we won’t keep you here for weeks on end. We get the job done fast so you can get back out on the road and make more money.
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