Thursday, April 20, 2017

Transmission Rebuild NJ

If your car is slow on changing up or down or is having jerky noises when changing the gear, it may have a transmission problem. One remedy for an extensively damaged transmission is a transmission rebuild. This is where the transmission system is taken apart completely and put back together after replacing damaged or worn out parts. On today’s blog we at European Exchange would like to go into great detail about transmission rebuild in NJ.

What is involved?
Transmission Rebuild NJ 
A transmission diagnosis is done to determine if there is a need for a transmission rebuild. If the mechanic finds out there is a need for it, the process he will follow includes:
•    Taking apart the transmission system
•    Cleaning the transmission using a parts washer which is a chemical solvent
•    Replacing wonky, worn and damaged parts along with seals and gaskets
•    Performing any electric repairs
•    Updating the transmission if there have been advances in transmission in your car’s model
•    Re-assembling the transmission and putting it back in the car

Replacing parts is inevitable
If there is a need for a transmission rebuild, replacing some parts is inevitable. The parts that are commonly replaced include:

1.    Soft parts
This is also known as the Master Rebuild Kit (MRK). These are the parts that are designed to wear out. They include seals, clutches, gaskets, bands, bushings, bearings sealing rings, and transmission 

2.    Hard parts
These are parts that are not included in the rebuild kit. This could be a solenoid or even the transmission case.

3.    Torque converter
The converter will usually have a lot of debris. The problem is usually that the torque converter can’t be cleaned or flushed out. It has to be replaced in the case of a transmission rebuild

4.    Upgrades
These are parts which new versions have come up.  Putting in these new versions will improve the performance of the transmission.

5.    Transmission fluid
New Automatic Transmission Fluid will be needed for a rebuild.

What does it cost?
There are several factors that determine the cost of a transmission rebuild. These include the type of vehicle, the extent of the damage, and the parts that need replacing. Before giving you a fair estimate we will examine your transmission and consider all of these factors.

You should consider the value of the work done as well. This includes the warranty. Ideally, you will be offered a 12-month warranty. This can be upgraded to a longer period of 5 years on the parts and labor.

It is always better to spend good money on good quality transmission rebuild than going for cheap patch jobs that inevitably lead you back to the repair shop.

To learn more about our transmission rebuild in NJ, or for more information about us at European Exchange, please call us today at 201-880-6633. One of our transmission experts will be happy to speak to you.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

NJ Transmission Repair Shop

When do you Need to Visit a Transmission Repair Shop?

On today’s blog, we at European Exchange want to discuss possible reasons to visit our NJ transmission repair shop.

NJ Transmission Repair Shop 
A faulty transmission is one of the most feared car problems for car owners. The transmission drives the engine’s power to the axles using a set of gears. A damaged transmission can bring your car to a complete halt. Remedying a faulty transmission will require a visit to the transmission repair shop where a thorough diagnosis is done before different measures can be taken. What are the signs that you need to visit the transmission repair shop?

Warning lights
Modern vehicles have sensors to alert the driver on different faults. A warning light indicating ‘O/D’ stands for Overdrive, meaning the diagnostics system has sensed a problem with the transmission. A P700 code generated during diagnostics means a general transmission fault.

Strange noises
If the car is making noises when there is a gear shift, the transmission is the likely culprit. The noises could be clunking or thumping noises. In a manual transmission, a grinding noise will be heard when the clutch is not engaging correctly.

Performance problems
Power loss is a sure pointer to a transmission problem.  You can feel the transmission slipping or hesitating when shifting. This is accompanied by a power loss i.e. when you press the accelerator, the engine revs up but there is no corresponding pick up of speed.

In a manual vehicle shifting the gear becomes difficult, even with the clutch pressed fully in. the gear could also slip out after engaging. This will be accompanied by a loud roar as the engine revs up while the car slows down or halts.

Unusual sensations
You might notice that the car is behaving strangely when shifting in or out of a particular gear. This could be a jerky feeling or strange vibrations. This is an indicator that there is a problem with a certain part in the transmission.

You may also sense strange chemical or burning smells. The transmission generates very high temperatures. If there is inadequate lubrication, the transmission parts grind against each other producing the burning or chemical smells.

Leaks and puddles under the car
Transmission fluid provides the lubrication needed to absorb the heat in the transmission. When there is a leaky gasket or seal, the transmission fluid will leak and puddle under the car. This is seen as a brown, red or pink fluid.  Leaking transmission fluid will be accompanied by shifting problems and delayed gear engagement. The whole transmission could also ‘knock.’

It is essential to keep these common signs in mind so that you can be alerted to visit the transmission repair shop in time and avoid extensive damage.

For more information about us at European Exchange or to learn more about our NJ transmission repair shop, please call us today at 201-880-6633. One of our transmission repair experts will be ready to help you.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Truck Transmission Repair in NJ

Every truck owner and driver knows the importance of regular maintenance such as rotating tires and oil changes, but what about truck transmission, why is it important to maintain and repair your truck transmission? Truck transmission in made up of hundreds of components that make it a major part of your truck has it enables your truck to move forward. The transmission fluid cools, lubricates, transmits pressure and force, protects the transmission and inhibits varnish build-up. Truck transmission maintenance and repair help keeps your truck running smoothly.

At European Exchange, we understand the intricate nature of truck transmission repair in NJ as a result of doing it for many years. On today’s blog, we’d like to discuss our truck transmission repair.

Truck Transmission Repair in NJ 
The truck engines are what operates the truck, but the importance of transmission is simply to handle any extra additional power for some engines like diesel engines. The transmission depends on the engines to pump and build oil pressure. The faster they are, the more pressure will be built meaning the more additional power the transmission will be made to handle. Harsh driving conditions can devastate the transmission fluid leading to transmission failure. Old and dirty transmission fluid can also lead to transmission failure or other transmission related issues.

The common types of transmission include automatic transmission, semi-automatic transmission, manual transmission, and continues variable transmission. A list of the common difficulties that may arise with your truck transmission include:

·         Transmission is unable to gear
·         Transmission slipping
·         Transmission leaking
·         Grinding or chatter noise tithe transmission
·         Hard or late shifting of gear
·         The Truck is unable to move
·         Loss of acceleration power

Transmission repair in our truck transmission repair shop
Our technicians are well versed in the demands associated with truck transmission difficulties or even failure. They know how hard it is to perform transmission repair and they use their years of expertise to make sure the transmission repair is successful and can handle the extra load. In addition to truck transition repair, we behave a range of upgrades available to make sure your truck transmission is stronger and dependable.

Our truck transmission repair main purpose is to enable the smooth running of your truck. When you experience either of the problems named above with your truck, it means your truck's transmission has worn out and it has started to develop problems. These transmission problems are commonly known as the main causes of mechanical breakdown which means repair work should be done as quickly as possible. When this happens, our transmission technicians are ready to help you with your truck transmission repair, rebuild or replace.

To learn more about our truck transmission repair in NJ at European Exchange please call us today at 201-880-6633. One of our transmission experts will be happy to speak to you.