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Transmission Repair in South Ogden, UT

We perform a lot of transmission repair and replacements. Every year that goes by, transmissions become more complicated. Our transmission specialists have the years of experience and the latest training to diagnose and repair any transmission problem you may be having.

It is important to have any transmission concerns you may have diagnosed properly. We love to help you avoid the high cost of transmission replacement and would much rather perform a transmission repair if possible.

Transmission diagnosis:

Step #1: Get a great description of customers' transmission concerns. What is it doing? How often does it happen? Is it a feeling or a noise? How far does the transmission mechanic need to drive it to duplicate the concern? Etc…Etc..

Step #2: Perform extended test drive to duplicate customers concerns and get an overall feel for any other problems with the vehicle:

Step #3: Perform visual inspection of the complete vehicle. Yes we want to check the transmission but we also want to give the whole vehicle a good inspection at the same time.

Step #4: Perform a complete vehicle scan using or factory scan tool. This will give us a printout of any trouble codes or freeze frame data stored in your vehicles computer modules. We utilize these trouble codes and data to narrow down or diagnostic strategy.

Step #5: Based on the information found in the first 4 steps, develop a specific diagnostic strategy for any concerns found. This may include mechanical test, electrical tests, another test drive, etc. Once we develop our diagnostic strategy, we will also reach out to you if any additional approval of costs will be needed yet.

Transmission Repair:

  • There are multiple different repairs that can be made to a vehicle's transmission. The most common repairs we see in our shop are electrical problems. Newer vehicles utilize multiple computer operated electrical components internally and externally on the transmission. Speed sensors and shift solenoids are by far the most common repairs our transmission specialists are performing each day.
  • Leaks are another common cause of transmission concerns. It is crucial that your transmission has the correct amount for fluid. Too high or too low of fluid level will cause your transmission to do some very strange things. It is also really important that your transmission has the correct fluid and it is in good condition. Transmission pan gaskets and transmission cooler hoses are also a common repair our transmission specialists are performing each day.
  • Mechanical components are another cause of transmission concerns. Most vehicles are still utilizing mechanical shift components. Shifter cables are a fairly common failure. We also see a good amount of transmission mounts fail causing an abnormal feel or noise.

Transmission Replacment:

  • Once again, it is our goal to keep your transmission serviced or repaired to avoid the cost of replacement, but sometimes they just fail. We are teamed up with several specialty transmission builders that supply us with a better than original quality replacement transmission if needed.
  • If your transmission fails, we will typically have a few options for replacement for you to make an educated decision. Low miles used, aftermarket and dealer are all common options we will provide. We will also explain the trade offs to each option and give you advice based on what we would do if it was our vehicle.

Transmission Service:

  • Servicing the fluid in your Transmission regularly is the best way to avoid transmission failure. The fluid in your transmission is how it functions but also how it cools. Old broken down fluid will lead to an eventual failure. Most vehicles, we recommend performing the first transmission service at 50k miles and then every 30k miles after that.
  • It is important to take your vehicle to a transmission mechanic that knows your specific vehicle. Every vehicle takes a very specific fluid type and quantity. Every vehicle now has a different process for even checking the fluid level.
  • CVT (constant velocity) transmissions are very common now. We are seeing a high failure rate on many models and have a specific way we service these style transmissions to avoid premature failures.