Automotive Posts Relating to ‘maintenance’

How to Change Transmission Fluid

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Here we show you how to change your transmission fluid.

Drain as much fluid as you can before pan removal. Learn how to crack the seal on the transmission oil pan when changing transmission fluid in this free auto maintenance video from a car repair professional. Nathan McCullough graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College and received their Craftsmanship Award and Honor Seal

Servicing an Automatic Transmission

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The Fluid change in an automatic transmission in your vehicle promotes proper operation and helps your automatic transmission last longer without failure. All vehicle manufacturers have different service intervals for their particular transmission. In a typical automatic transmission service, the fluid is completely flushed, a filter is changed, the transmission pan is cleaned and a new pan gasket installed. When refilling, use manufacturer specified fluids.

Regularly check your parking space for leaks. Doesn’t matter, is it the engine oil leak, power steering fluid or transmission fluid; if you discover any, get it fixed before it caused something serious. Change the fluid as often as it said in your owner’s manual or when it becomes too dark (rather brown than red) or dirty.

Auto Repair: Symptoms of a Transmission Problem

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

A number of symptoms can indicate a problem with a transmission, including grinding in gear changes, excessive gear noise, difficulty shifting or a burnt smell from the fluid. Check to see if a transmission is dealing with excessive friction with help from an auto mechanic in this free video on troubleshooting car problems. Bio: JB Hebert is a machinist, metal fabricator, and auto mechanic who has been fixing and modifying all things mechanical for over 20 years.