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Automatic Transmissions shift between gears automatically and changes gears based on the throttle pedal, vehicle/engine speed and load.
Typical automatics have 4-5 forward gear ratios, a reverse, park, and neutral gear. Shifting occurs automatically once the car is in drive and there is no need for a clutch pedal or gear shift like there is in a manual transmission.
Automatic transmission repair is complicated based on many components, and you need to have any problems properly assessed by a qualified auto mechanic.
There are clutches in both automatic and manual transmission cars, and different types of clutches.
When shifting gears, the clutch engages and disengages from the flywheel and transfers the torque through the transmission.
The clutch in your car receives a lot of wear and can eventually wear out. If your clutch begins slipping irregularly or is making noises, we can determine if clutch replacement is necessary.
Four-Wheel Drive Transmission
A four-wheel drive vehicle has differential gears, both front and rear axles, and a transfer case attached to the transmission. Maintenance on the transfer case, front/rear differentials and fluids are required.
Front-Wheel Drive Transmission
If your vehicle has front-wheel drive, the engine drives the front wheels only. The power runs through the transmission to the final drive where it is split and sent to the two front wheels through the drive axles. The engine, transmission, and additional hardware is all located in the front of the car.
Driving a car or truck with a manual transmission requires using the clutch pedal and gear shift to shift gears based on the speed of the vehicle.
Manual transmissions have anywhere from two to eight gears. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are the two main configurations for manuals. Typically, manual transmissions require less maintenance then automatics.
At Schulz Automotive, our mechanics can diagnose and recommend the repair or service you need to ensure the safe operation of your vehicle.
A transfer case is a part of the drive system found in four wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. This can be done with a set of gears, but the majority of transfer cases manufactured today are chain driven. It is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts.
Transmission service and repair is very important and needs to be working properly for your safety. Transmission services include replacing filters and draining fluids to prevent damage. Typical issues that may lead to repair include shifting, slipping, stalling, fluid leaking, and the service light turning on.
If you are concerned that you may need transmission service, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at Schulz Automotive today.
In most vehicles, the transmission usually refers to the gear box, which uses gears and gear trains to transmit speed and torque from a rotating power source to another device. You can have your car’s transmission replaced with a new, rebuilt, repaired or used transmission.