The Acura TL is a mid-size luxury car from Honda’s luxury division that debuted in 1996. The Acura TL was named the “3.2TL” after its 3.2-liter engine during its second generation of production (1999 to 2003). Potential buyers–as well as owners–of the 3.2TL should take note of its common transmission problems. (See photos on the right of an actual 2002 Acura TL Transmission, out of the vehicle and being disassembled for rebuild.) Affecting about 2% of the TLs from model […]

Torque Converter Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

What may seem to be a transmission problem sometimes turns out to be only a torque converter problem, or both. Example: Worn needle bearings in the torque converter may produce noise when the transmission is in gear, but the noise will go away when the transmission is shifted into neutral. If you’ve read about manual transmissions, you know that an engine is connected to a transmission by way of a clutch. Without this connection, a car would not be able […]

The transmission in your 2005 Chevy Silverado delivers power from the engine to the drive wheels. It essentially converts linear motion from the engine to rotational force through a planetary gear system. Here at Twin Automotive, we’ve seen most transmission problems in the 2005 Silverado can be caused by chronic low transmission fluid levels. If your 2005 Chevy Silverado was used extensively for towing, it would not be uncommon for your Silverado’s clutch in the torque converter to fail. Check […]

Though safe and powerful, the Windstar suffers from the same Transmission problems as other vehicles, leading to the need for a transmission repair or complete transmission rebuild. Whichever the case for your 2003 Ford Windstar, Charlotte Transmission Specialists are here to solve your transmission problem and answer any of your transmission or auto repair questions. Top complaints for the 2003 Ford Windstar Transmission: + won’t shift into gear + shifting is erratic + car shutters when accelerating + torque converter […]

Transmission Fluid Leak | Charlotte NC | Transmission Repair

Many Charlotte car owners have asked us the question “What causes a transmission leak?” and “Why is transmission fluid so important?” To say it simply, transmission fluid is what lubricates components inside your transmission — allowing the transmission to move, which allows your vehicle to move. Without this transmission fluid, or even while driving when the transmission fluid is low, can cause major damage and wear/tear on the transmission parts. In an automatic transmission, this pressurized fluid acts as a coolant […]

2006 Ford Explorer Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

Automatic transmissions are mysterious marvels of the Industrial Revolution. Every mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, vacuum-operated, and electronic component of a modern-day automatic transmission must function in perfect harmony to do its job properly. Like a Swiss watch that keeps perfect time, automatic transmissions are the precision instruments that effortlessly propel many of our custom vintage pickups. Today we are going over the 2006 Ford Explorer. Ford Explorers are jokingly called “Exploders” in the fact that these model ford vehicles have many […]

Transmission Repair Estimate, Prices and Cost | Charlotte NC

Transmission Repair Prices, Transmission Repair Estimates and Transmission Repair / Rebuild Costs in Charlotte NC: In simple terms, an automobile transmission is the component that allows the power of the engine to drive the wheels of a car. An operating transmission is a finely tuned dance between the mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems controlled by a computer. There are gears, pumps, valves, seals, gaskets, cables and other parts that all must work in concert. In other words, this is a […]

The 2004 Ford Explorer Transmission — Problems, Symptoms and Solutions to Transmission Repair: lists over 360 transmission complaints for the 2004 Ford Explorer — ranking this vehicle #5 out of the top 20 vehicles with transmission complaints. (The 2002 Ford Explorer is ranked #2 on this same list.) It is said  that 1 out of every 10 Ford Explorer’s from the early 2000 model years will have transmission failure at some point, but to date there is no recall. […]

2001 Honda Civic Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC The 2001 Honda Civic comes in line right before the 2002 Ford Explorer (often referred to as the ‘exploder’), topping the list for one of the top vehicles for transmission repair. has over 526 complaints alone on Transmission Failure, 56 complaints on transimssion slipping and 28 complaints that the 2001 Honda Civic transmission will not engage. Other common complaints for the 2001 Honda Civic Transmission is that the car shutters on […]

As the Transmission King of Charlotte, Twin Automotive provides you with top quality information on Auto and Transmission Repair. Honda Accord Transmission Repair and Problems:   Transmission failure in most Honda vehicles are commonly found in models made in the early 2000s. However, Honda Accords have a history of transmission problems, affecting most models since 1998. The models released in 2003 seem to have the highest rates for transmission problems or transmission failure. In most cases, the transmission problem was […]

Transmission Repair | Transmission Rebuild | Fort Mill SC

Twin Charlotte serves not only as Charlotte’s best transmission specialist, but also throughout South Carolina, including Fort Mill, SC. Fort Mill is a fast-growing town in both York and Lancaster counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina, and a suburb of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina. Approximately 9,400 people live inside the town’s corporate limits with a total of nearly 35,000 people residing within the entire township. In the 2000 census, the population […]

Transmission problems with the Honda Civic is a widespread problem in models made from the early 2000s. The 2001 Honda Civic appears to be the worst year for transmission problems. An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the second gear clutch in the Automatic Transmission. This will cause the Automatic Transmission to slip, and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Many of the transmission failure complaints are caused by the torque converter failing – the engine will rev […]