Transmission Rebuild Kits

If your transmission is in need of some maintenance, then you’re most likely going to need a rebuild kit. Unless you’d like to reuse old pieces and clean them yourself, this is highly recommended. When your transmission is being disassembled, old, dirty, or broken pieces need to be replaced for optimum performance from your transmission. These are just precautionary measures taken to avoid any future complications with your transmission. The last thing you want, after taking your car to the shop for transmission issues, is to have to come back again. These kits will come with certain pieces that aid in that optimum performance. Different pieces come with different kits, so you need to be sure which kit you’re buying. The pieces that kits will come with, depending on the one you ordered, include bands, seals, steels, clutches, gaskets, O-rings, modulators, filters, bushings, and washers. Again, purchase a specific kit, because purchasing a kit without the pieces you need is an annoyance you could have avoided.

 

So, now that you’re sure of which piece you need, it’s time to head online and look up kits and their respective companies. As awful as it may sound, cheaper isn’t always better. Purchasing from big brand companies is a safer bet than purchasing from a company offering a cheaper product. You always get what you pay for and if you want to avoid another trip to the mechanic, then you should definitely invest in a quality kit. On top of having high-quality products, they also offer quality customer service. Well, higher quality than a company you haven’t heard of. There’s a reason why they are big name companies and that’s because they’ve proven time and time again that their products and services are amongst the best. Another added benefit of purchasing from these companies is your kit should come with a warranty. If it doesn’t, then you can usually find a kit from a different company that offers one with the kit, or it can come as a feature that you can purchase.

 

You should expect to pay $50 – $300 for your kit. If you have a higher end or luxury car, then your kit will cost more. I definitely don’t recommend doing the disassembly of your transmission on your own, but if you feel up to the task then you could potentially save a lot of money. Depending on if you’re going to the mechanic for a repair or a replacement, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1000 – $3500 for the job. That is quite a bit more expensive than buying the kit and doing it yourself. However, if you are a novice when it comes to automotive repair, then you definitely run a higher risk of causing more harm to your transmission. Doing so will leave you with no other choice than to completely replace your transmission. Make sure you are completely prepared and ready if you take on the project yourself. If not, then call your local mechanic and set up an appointment. You can’t beat experience.

FAQS

Why do I need a rebuild kit?

If your transmission is in need of some maintenance, then you’re most likely going to need a rebuild kit. Unless you’d like to reuse old pieces and clean them yourself, this is highly recommended.

Is the rebuild kit designed for the general purpose?

These kits will come with certain pieces that aid in that optimum performance. Different pieces come with different kits, so you need to be sure which kit you’re buying. The pieces that kits will come with, depending on the one you ordered, include bands, seals, steels, clutches, gaskets, O-rings, modulators, filters, bushings, and washers.

Where do I buy a rebuild kit?

So, now that you’re sure of which piece you need, it’s time to head online and look up kits and their respective companies. Purchasing from big brand companies is safer as you always get what you pay for. On top of having high-quality products, they also offer quality customer service.

How much does a rebuild kit cost?

You should expect to pay $50 – $300 for your kit.

Is it recommended I do my transmission disassembly myself?

I definitely don’t recommend doing the disassembly of your transmission on your own, but if you feel up to the task then you could potentially save a lot of money.

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Whаt аrе thе dіffеrеnt tуреѕ оf rераіr fасіlіtіеѕ? Fіrѕt іѕ dеаlеrѕhірѕ, thіѕ fасіlіtу ѕеllѕ аnd mаіntаіnѕ vеhісlеѕ of thеіr brаnd аnd has a bеttеr knоwlеdgе оf the specific tуре vehicle vеrѕuѕ аnу оthеr rераіr fасіlіtу. Sесоnd іѕ thе nаtіоnаl сhаіn tуре rераіr fасіlіtу. Thеѕе fасіlіtіеѕ аrе fаѕtеr аnd mоrе соnvеnіеnt fоr gеnеrаl mаіntеnаnсе work. Thіrd іѕ the іndереndеnt rераіr fасіlіtу. Thеѕе fасіlіtіеѕ соnѕіѕt оf lосаl fасіlіtіеѕ thаt аrе nоrmаllу ѕmаllеr аnd hаvе a mоrе gеnеrаlіzеd ѕtаff. Thіѕ mеаnѕ thеу normally service any tуре оf vеhісlе аnd реrfоrm mоѕt repairs.

Whаt tуреѕ оf wаrrаntіеѕ аrе аѕѕосіаtеd wіth a ѕресіfіс rераіr fасіlіtу? Warranties аrе vеrу іmроrtаnt tо аn аutоmоbіlе оwnеr ѕіnсе thеу offer a guаrаntее that the vеhісlе wіll ѕtау іn gооd wоrkіng соndіtіоn аnd іf nоt thе rераіr fасіlіtу wіll rераіr it fоr frее. Out оf thе 3 dіffеrеnt tуреѕ оf rераіr fасіlіtіеѕ, the wаrrаntіеѕ аrе ѕіmіlаr. Mоѕt rераіrѕ frоm аll 3 tуреѕ оffеr a 12 mоnth 12,000 mіlе wаrrаntу, but nоt all thе tіmе. Dеаlеrѕhірѕ оffеr аt lеаѕt thе 12/12 wаrrаntу оn mоѕt rераіrѕ but ѕоmеtіmеѕ оffеr lіfеtіmе wаrrаntіеѕ оn certain rераіrѕ. The сhаіn ѕtоrе lосаtіоnѕ wаrrаntіеѕ vаrу frоm lіfеtіmе, 12/12, 6/6 оr еvеn 3/3. As fоr thе іndереndеnt fасіlіtіеѕ, it саn vary frоm 12/12 tо nоthіng. Thеѕе fасіlіtіеѕ have the аbіlіtу tо decide any wаrrаntу fоr hоw ever long thеу сhооѕе іt to bе. Thе еxсерtіоn tо аll оf thеѕе wаrrаntіеѕ hаѕ tо dо wіth еngіnе аnd trаnѕmіѕѕіоn rерlасеmеnt. A wаrrаntу оn thоѕе twо rераіrѕ nоrmаllу hаѕ a muсh lаrgеr wаrrаntу. Fоr еxаmрlе аn еngіnе rерlасеmеnt аt thе dеаlеr nоrmаl hаѕ a 3/100 dереndіng оn аррlісаtіоn.

Hоw tо сhооѕе thе mоѕt аррrорrіаtе ѕhор fоr уоur сurrеnt repair nееdѕ? Thіѕ саn bе a соmрlісаtеd ԛuеѕtіоn tо аnѕwеr fоr mоѕt аutоmоbіlе оwnеrѕ. Thіѕ dесіѕіоn іѕ going tо bе bаѕеd оff оf thе vеhісlе’ѕ current wаrrаntу, раѕt rераіrѕ, аnd tуре of рrоblеm thаt уоu’rе еxреrіеnсіng wіth thе vеhісlе. Thе bеѕt аррrоасh іѕ tо trу tо dеtеrmіnе what thе problem іѕ уоur hаvіng bеfоrе уоu take іt іn tо thе ѕhор. Yоu саn аѕk a frіеnd аbоut your рrоblеmѕ оr uѕе thе іntеrnеt. Thе іntеrnеt оffеrѕ 2 tуреѕ оf resources, online mесhаnісѕ, аnd аutо repair fоrumѕ. Mоѕt оnlіnе mесhаnіс ѕіtеѕ рrоmоtе сеrtаіn соmраnіеѕ аnd hаvе nо guаrаntееd rеѕроnѕе tіmе tо уоur ԛuеѕtіоn. Fоrumѕ аrе a gооd place tо сhаt wіth оthеr vеhісlе оwnеrѕ, but thаt іѕ аѕ fаr аѕ I wоuld tаkе іt. Mоѕt оf thе advice іѕ bаѕеd оff оf opinions frоm what I have ѕееn аnd іt tаkеѕ vеhісlе оwnеrѕ an fеw days tо gеt thіngѕ fіgurеd оut when uѕіng еіthеr ѕоurсе. I would fіnd a dеdісаtеd ѕеrvісе tо hеlр еxрlаіn роѕѕіblе issues bеfоrе уоu take уоur vеhісlе іn fоr rераіrѕ.

Onсе уоu hаvе nаrrоwеd thе рrоblеmѕ dоwn to аn area оf соnсеrn dесіdе thе fоllоwіng; dоеѕ іt fall undеr аnу factory wаrrаntу? If it fаllѕ undеr factory wаrrаntу оr ѕееmѕ tо bе a rераіr thаt wіll nееd a dеаlеr, use thе mоѕt соnvеnіеnt dеаlеrѕhір. Anу rесеnt rераіrѕ роѕѕіblу associated wіth thе new рrоblеm? If thеrе is a роѕѕіbіlіtу thе rераіr іѕ wаrrаntу item from a rесеnt rераіr tаkе іt tо thаt fасіlіtу tо hореfullу hаvе іt соvеrеd by wаrrаntу. Most реорlе wіll juѕt uѕе the mоѕt соnvеnіеnt rераіr fасіlіtу wіthоut dоіng аnу dіаgnоѕtісѕ оn thе vеhісlе. Bу dоіng ѕо thе оwnеr рutѕ thеmѕеlvеѕ аt a grеаt dіѕаdvаntаgе tо ѕаvе mоnеу аnd аvоіd unnесеѕѕаrу rераіrѕ.

Mаіntеnаnсе rераіrѕ аrе аlѕо vеrу іmроrtаnt whеn сhооѕіng a rераіr fасіlіtу. I реrѕоnаllу ѕее nо nееd tо use a dеаlеrѕhір fоr аn оіl сhаngе. It tаkеѕ tоо lоng аnd nоrmаllу thеу саll wіth a lаrgе list if rераіrѕ. I wоuld rесоmmеnd a nаtіоnаl сhаіn ѕtоrе оr іndереndеnt shop. Sаmе fоr tіrеѕ аnd brаkеѕ ѕо uѕе уоur bеѕt judgmеnt аnd аlwауѕ аѕk an еxреrt before уоu tаkе уоur vеhісlе іn ѕо уоu аrе рrераrеd tо dеаl with thе ѕhор аnd thеіr rераіr rесоmmеndаtіоnѕ.

WHY CHOOSE TWIN CHARLOTTE SERVICE?

Wе have bееn repairing transmissions of all tуреѕ fоr over 30 уеаrѕ.

Wе knоw your transmission, іnѕіdе аnd out! Prореr maintenance оf уоur vehicle саn рrеvеnt major repairs оf your transmission, including a соmрlеtе оvеrhаul or rebuild. Trаnѕmіѕѕіоn Services аrе nоt соѕtlу, and wіll help your vehicle run аt its bеѕt performance.

Wе оffеr thе LONGEST Rebuild warranty іn Charlotte NC

Our wаrrаntу іѕ bу fаr thе lоngеѕt rеbuіld warranty іn Chаrlоttе NC. We stand bеhіnd our work аnd offer 3 Yеаrѕ / UNLIMITED Mіlеѕ.

 

FAQs

Whаt аrе thе dіffеrеnt tуреѕ оf rераіr fасіlіtіеѕ?

We have three dіffеrеnt tуреѕ оf rераіr fасіlіtіеѕ. They are the dеаlеrѕhірѕ, thе nаtіоnаl сhаіn tуре rераіr fасіlіtу, and the іndереndеnt rераіr fасіlіtу.

Are warranties іmроrtаnt tо аutоmоbіlеs оwnеr?

Warranties аrе vеrу іmроrtаnt tо аn аutоmоbіlе оwnеr ѕіnсе thеу offer a guаrаntее that the vеhісlе wіll ѕtау іn gооd wоrkіng соndіtіоn аnd іf nоt thе rераіr fасіlіtу wіll rераіr it fоr frее.

Whаt tуреѕ оf wаrrаntіеѕ аrе аѕѕосіаtеd wіth a ѕресіfіс rераіr fасіlіtу?

Out оf thе 3 dіffеrеnt tуреѕ оf rераіr fасіlіtіеѕ, the wаrrаntіеѕ аrе ѕіmіlаr.

Hоw do I сhооѕе thе mоѕt аррrорrіаtе ѕhор to fix my сurrеnt repair nееdѕ?

Thіѕ dесіѕіоn іѕ going tо bе bаѕеd оff оf thе vеhісlе’ѕ current wаrrаntу, раѕt rераіrѕ, аnd tуре of рrоblеm thаt уоu’rе еxреrіеnсіng wіth thе vеhісlе. Thе bеѕt аррrоасh іѕ tо trу tо dеtеrmіnе what thе problem іѕ уоur hаvіng bеfоrе уоu take іt іn tо thе ѕhор.

What if repairs dоеѕ fall undеr аnу factory wаrrаntу?

If it fаllѕ undеr factory wаrrаntу оr ѕееmѕ tо bе a rераіr thаt wіll nееd a dеаlеr, use thе mоѕt соnvеnіеnt dеаlеrѕhір.

 

 

For more information about Twin Charlotte visit http://www.twincharlotte.com/ We look forward to seeing you!!

Out of all the complaints or possible repair problems for the 2002 Honda Accord, nothing compares to the number of complaints about repair with its transmission. Carcomplaints.com, a site where car owners can enter into repair complaint information, lists over 585 complaints about the 2002 Honda Accord, 511 of the complaints referring to the vehicle’s transmission. Transmission failure with the Honda Accord, Civic and Odyssey is a widespread problem in models made from 1999-2004. The 2003 Honda Accord, 2001 Honda Civic, and 2002 Honda Odyssey appear to be the worst years for transmission failure.

Honda owners’ transmission problems are not a surprise to Dennis Madden, the chief executive of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association. Mr. Madden said that in the 1990s there was a feeling that, “Wow, Honda really makes a great transmission. They last a long time.” But now, he said, Honda transmissions have a reputation as troublesome.

Consumer Reports’ 2010 reliability survey showed “major problems” with transmissions on the 2001–3 Acura MDX and TL, the Honda Odyssey and “to a lesser extent, Accord,” wrote Anita Lam, the magazine’s automotive data program manager. “Honda Civics and Pilots did not seem to share this problem,” she wrote in an e-mail. (source)

2002 Honda Accord transmission repair and problems:

Honda Transmission Repair Charlotte NCIt is important to fix transmission problems as soon as possible because allowing a problem to linger can cause permanent damage to your car. If your engine will rev up, but the car won’t shift into gear or move it could be a defective torque converter. In fact, the majority of Honda owners with transmission problems are saying the torque converter is failing and essentially burning up the transmission fluid, rendering the entire transmission useless. Be aware of your car slipping into neutral. Some Honda owners have also reported that the car’s transmission pops randomly into neutral, which causes grinding when traveling at high speeds.

We have been repairing Honda transmissions for over 30 years. If you think you have a transmission problem, please contact us at 704-821-3460 or email us at twinauto@live.com. We can properly diagnose your transmission problem and let you know what your options are for repair or rebuild.

Here are several signs the 2002 Honda Accord gives when there is a need for a transmission repair:

  • transmission slipping and jerking
  • transmission hesitates and shifts very hard
  • shakes when downshifting
  • won’t go into gear
  • bearing noise when accelerating
  • the torque converter is going out
  • transmission fluid leak
  • high pitch noise when putting in gear
  • rumbling noise
  • struggles in reverse as though brake was on

Known as the Transmission King of Charlotte, Twin Automotive is the largest rebuilt Transmission repair shop in Charlotte NC. Our dedication to rebuilding transmissions with the highest quality, along with our outstanding customer service has led to widespread recognition in the automotive repair industry. Do you have a transmission problem? Contact us for a free diagnosis or estimate.

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FAQs

What are the top complaints or possible repair problems for the 2002 Honda Accord?

Out of all the complaints, nothing compares to the number of complaints about repair with its transmission, according to Carcomplaints.com.

Which models experience more transmission problems?

Transmission failure with Honda Accord, Civic and Odyssey is a widespread problem in models made from 1999-2004.

How soon should I go in to have my Honda transmission problems fixed?

It is important to fix transmission problems as soon as possible because allowing a problem to linger can cause permanent damage to your car.

Which is the best transmission repair shop in Charlotte NC?

Known as the Transmission King of Charlotte, Twin Automotive is the largest rebuilt Transmission repair shop in Charlotte NC.

 

 

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Rebuilt Transmission Charlotte NCThe Transmission is one of the most complicated parts of your vehicle. Inside one transmission contains hundreds of parts, ranging from gears, seals, valves, gaskets, clutches, clutch disks, and many other transmission components. But what happens when a transmission fails, gears start slipping, or your car won’t move? What does a rebuilt transmission cost and what is done when a transmission is rebuilt?

As Charlotte NC ‘s best-rebuilt transmission specialist. We have been rebuilding all types of transmissions for over 30 years, ranging from Honda Accords to Ford Explorers (all makes and model vehicles.)

Rebuilt Transmission Process
The rebuilt transmission process can be very time-consuming. The labor required to rebuild a transmission varies depending on the type of vehicle and transmission itself. Rebuilding a transmission should only be left to a specialist in this field.

First, the transmission is removed from the vehicle. Then the transmission is completely disassembled. The fluids are drained and all the parts are inspected. The parts are cleaned completely during an inspection. Internal parts that are replaced are friction lined clutches, bands, seals, bushings, gaskets, molded rubber pistons, filters, and sealing rings. (These parts are called “soft parts” and should always be replaced with any transmission rebuild). Components replaced are updated with new quality parts.

Other components, referred to as “hard parts”, are replaced when they do not meet critical tolerance limits or are high failure rate items for the particular application. “Hard Parts” are transmission parts that in general should not wear out, but do sometimes, therefore requiring replacement upon a rebuild job. Sometimes the wear is very obvious, but other times it is discovered only during the disassembly and inspection of a rebuild in process. If hard part components do need to be replaced, this can often add to the cost of the rebuilt transmission, since this is an additional item in the transmission rebuild process. Hard Parts to a transmission include front pump assemblies, Sprag clutches, Clutch Drums, Planetary Gears, Shafts, transmission case, Transmission Sun gears, Clutch hubs and much more.

After parts have been cleaned, inspected, replaced as needed — the entire transmission is reassembled. New transmission fluid and transmission testing complete the process.

Rebuilt Transmissions have the potential to restore a vehicle’s transmission to peak operational efficiency and to result in a long-lasting transmission. A vehicle with a rebuilt transmission can often time be driven for thousands and thousands of miles, even for the life of the vehicle in some cases, before requiring any further transmission repair.

Signs of a transmission problem, such as gears not shifting properly, loss of gears, a car will not move, red fluid leaking underneath the vehicle — these can all result in a transmission repair or rebuilt transmission. As the rebuilt transmission specialist in Charlotte, NC we can determine if you are in need of a transmission repair. If you think you have a transmission problem, please contact us at 704-821-3460 for a transmission diagnosis. All diagnosis’ is free with repair.

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FAQs

What is in a vehicle’s transmission?

The Transmission is one of the most complicated parts of your vehicle. Inside one transmission contains hundreds of parts, ranging from gears, seals, valves, gaskets, clutches, clutch disks, and many other transmission components.

What does the Rebuilt Transmission Process Entail?
The rebuilt transmission process can be very time-consuming. The labor required to rebuild a transmission varies depending on the type of vehicle and transmission itself.

Who should perform the Rebuilt Transmission Process?

Rebuilding a transmission should only be left to a specialist in this field. Rebuilt Transmissions have the potential to restore a vehicle’s transmission to peak operational efficiency and to result in a long-lasting transmission.

What is the meaning of “Hard Parts” in the transmission?

“Hard Parts” are transmission parts that in general should not wear out, but do sometimes, therefore requiring replacement upon a rebuild job.

Which components make up the “Hard Part”?

Hard Parts to a transmission include front pump assemblies, Sprag clutches, Clutch Drums, Planetary Gears, Shafts, transmission case, Transmission Sun gears, Clutch hubs and much more.

 

 

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Automatic Transmission Diagnosis | Charlotte NC

Automatic Transmission Diagnosis | Charlotte NC

Why do I need a professional Transmission Diagnosis for my Transmission problem? What does a Transmission Diagnosis involve?

For the most car drivers, the Automatic Transmission is a mystery. Put your gear selector in “D” for Drive–the vehicle goes forward. Put your gear selector in “R” for Reverse–the vehicle goes backward. Put your gear selector in “P” for Park–and the vehicle stops so you can cut the engine off. Most car drivers may know that the transmission requires fluid, but they have probably never checked the levels. So when the transmission becomes hard to shift, gears are slipping, making noises or when the gears do not work properly, most car drivers do not have a clue as to what has caused this problem. This is why a Transmission Diagnosis is very important.

transmission diagnostic twin 02102011jpg resized 600Automatic Transmission Diagnosis involves special computer system scan tools, specialized hydraulic pressure testing equipment, and advanced technician training.  Here at Twin Automotive, we use the newest and most advanced computer technology to diagnose your transmission or automotive problem. Using a device that mimics the look of a handheld tablet or laptop, we connect this special computer system to your vehicle. This tool will read not just the codes from any check engine light malfunction, but also reveal information that gives us an inside look at the problems with your vehicle.

Merely retrieving a code and trying apart, without an Automatic Transmission Diagnosis, will do little to repair the problem and may even damage expensive automatic transmission or emission control components.

When there is a problem with your transmission, the best thing to do is to call us immediately. Transmission problems only worsen with time. The sooner you have a transmission diagnosis performed and the problem fixed may be the difference between a minor transmission repair and a major costly transmission repair.

Automatic Transmission Problems & Diagnosis

When an automatic transmission is malfunctioning, it may exhibit one or more symptoms, such as harsh or delayed shifting, the loss of one or more gears, engine RPM “flare-ups” between shifts, fluid leaks, slipping or lack of power to the drive wheels, and/or Check Engine Light or transmission overdrive illumination. When these types of symptoms occur, it is important to have an Automatic Transmission Diagnosis.

One of the most common complaints with automatics is fluid leaks. Fluid can leak out of the driveshaft seals, the input shaft seal, the transmission pan gasket, the torque converter or the ATF cooler and line connections. If the fluid level gets low, the transmission may be slow to engage when it is shifted into drive. Gear shifts may be sloppy or delayed, or the transmission may slip between shifts. If the fluid level is really low, the transmission may cause the vehicle to not go at all

If a vehicles Check Engine light is on, it means the computer has detected a fault and has set a diagnostic trouble code. There is no way to know if it is an engine code, transmission code or body code, so you will have to plug a scan tool or code reader into the diagnostic connector to extract the code.

If the transmission OD (overdrive) light is on or flashing, it means the transmission controller has diagnosed an internal transmission fault. To diagnose the problem, a scan tool that can read transmission codes must be plugged into the vehicle diagnostic connector (usually located under the dash near the steering column). The scan tool will then display the transmission code(s) that turned the warning light on. What happens next depends on the code. If the code indicates an internal performance problem, the transmission will probably need special attention to determine the problem and repair. But if the code indicates an electrical fault, it may mean a bad sensor or solenoid. When this problem is displayed, it is important to determine if there are any other underlying problems to the electrical fault. Replacing a damaged solenoid may only temporarily fix your problem until it breaks again, and then you have to start the process all over.

Electrical fault codes are set when the transmission controller or PCM detects an open or a short in a shift solenoid, shaft speed sensor or other devices. Performance codes are set when the computer sends out a command, such as a 2-3 shift, but the transmission does not respond properly. Don’t be fooled by a faulty sensor or solenoid only replacement. Many of these problems have more underlying issues that need to be solved to prevent the same error from happening again.

Do you need a transmission diagnosis? Let Charlotte’s Transmission Specialist solve your transmission problem. Call us directly at 704-821-3460, or come by in person, to speak with one of our qualified transmission technicians. All diagnostics are FREE with the repair.

Transmission Diagnosis Charlotte NC

 

FAQs

Why a Transmission Diagnosis is very important?

Transmission Diagnosis is very important when the transmission becomes hard to shift, gears are slipping, making noises or when the gears do not work properly. Transmission diagnosis helps you detect what has caused this problem.

Why do I need a professional Transmission Diagnosis for my Transmission problem?

Automatic Transmission Diagnosis involves special computer system scan tools, specialized hydraulic pressure testing equipment, and advanced technician training.

What does a Transmission Diagnosis involve?

Transmission Diagnosis involves the use of advanced computer technology to diagnose your transmission or automotive problem. The device mimics the look of a handheld tablet or laptop and is connected to your vehicle. This tool will read not just the codes from any check engine light malfunction, but also reveal information that gives us an inside look at the problems with your vehicle.

What should I do if my vehicle has a Transmission Problem?

When there is a problem with your transmission, the best thing to do is to call us immediately. Transmission problems only worsen with time.

What are the common Automatic Transmission Problems?

When an automatic transmission is malfunctioning, it may exhibit one or more symptoms, such as harsh or delayed shifting, the loss of one or more gears, engine RPM “flare-ups” between shifts, fluid leaks, slipping or lack of power to the drive wheels, and/or Check Engine Light or transmission overdrive illumination.

What does it mean for a vehicles Check Engine light to come on?

If a vehicles Check Engine light is on, it means the computer has detected a fault and has set a diagnostic trouble code. There is no way to know if it is an engine code, transmission code or body code, so you will have to plug a scan tool or code reader into the diagnostic connector to extract the code.

What does it mean for the transmission OD (overdrive) light to come on or continues flashing?

If the transmission OD (overdrive) light is on or flashing, it means the transmission controller has diagnosed an internal transmission fault. To diagnose the problem, a scan tool that can read transmission codes must be plugged into the vehicle diagnostic connector. The scan tool will then display the transmission code(s) that turned the warning light on.

 

 

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How to Tell if Your Transmission is Failing

If you are having transmission issues, it is important to not tackle them on your own. The transmission is one of the most complex parts on your vehicle. Therefore, all transmission needs should be handled by a professional only. With the vast number of repairmen out there it is understandable to be a little overwhelmed. Below are some helpful tips to look for when choosing someone.

Experience

This is one of the first and foremost things you need to look for in a transmission repairman. With the way, the transmission works and all the different parts, you need to choose someone who has the experience to know exactly what is wrong. Not only will this ensure your transmission gets fixed correctly, but it can also save you money in labor time. This isn’t saying someone new can’t fix the issue, but you have better luck going with someone who has at least ten years under their belt.

Offers Specials to Help You

Believe it or not, some shops are not out to nickel and dime you. There are a few out there that are willing to offer you cheap or completely free help. Such as Twin Transmission in Charlotte. Not only do they offer free estimates, but they offer free diagnosis and towing as well. This can dramatically reduce your total bill. Towing alone is typically 200 dollars. On top of this already free stuff, they also run specials such as another 200 off on transmission rebuilds. All you have to do is a little shopping around, and you will find the best deal.

Twin Transmission can assist you with all your transmission needs. If you have a problem, they know how to fix it, from small repairs to entire rebuilds. Stop by or contact their shop today to get your transmission in the top working order.

 

FAQs

Who would you recommend to solve my transmission issues?

It is important to not tackle them on your own. The transmission is one of the most complex parts on your vehicle. Therefore, all transmission needs should be handled by a professional only. With the vast number of repairmen out there it is understandable to be a little overwhelmed.

Does experience matters when choosing a Professional Transmission Repairman?

YES! It is one of the first and foremost things you need to look for in a transmission repairman. With the way, the transmission works and all the different parts, you need to choose someone who has the experience to know exactly what is wrong.

Are Specials Offers from professional Transmission Repairman helpful?

Believe it or not, some shops are not out to nickel and dime you. There are a few out there that are willing to offer you cheap or completely free help.

 

 

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Tips for Choosing a Transmission Repair Specialist

Your vehicle is made up of three major components, the motor, transmission, and the rear end. If one of these goes out your vehicle can be at a standstill. Therefore, you need to find a specialist. But, how do you go about finding the right person to repair something like your transmission? Below are some tips.

Ask your friends

In the automotive world, word of mouth means a lot. Chances are some of your friends or family members have had their transmissions worked on at one point in time. Ask them for referrals as well as who to stay away from. If they don’t have any suggestions, maybe they know someone who does. Referrals are often the best way for you to feel comfortable about being treated right.

Social media and review sites also help a lot when trying to find a trustworthy company. People often leave reviews on these sites to help you know how they have treated customers in the past. Once you get a few ideas on who you might go to, start calling around.

Talk to the Shop

You never truly know what you are getting into. First off, you want to avoid places that seem too cheap. Yes, you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, but you have to remember you get what you pay for. Therefore, it is always best to go with someone who isn’t extremely cheap or overly expensive, the middle is just right.

See if they offer anything that might help you save money. People have learned in the past that the companies who don’t nickel and dime you are often the best ones to go to. Many shops will offer free estimates and some will even offer free towing if your car is stranded and unable to make it to the shop.

Twin Transmission offers both free estimates and free towing. If you want a trustworthy repairman with the experience you need, visit them today.

 

FAQs

What are the three major components in a vehicle?

Every vehicle is made up of three major components, the motor, transmission, and the rear end. If one of these goes out your vehicle can be at a standstill.

How do I go about finding the right person for repairs like your transmission repairs?

The two best tips for finding the right person for vehicle repairs include Asking your friends and Talking to the Repair Shop directly.

Which is the best way to find a suitable person for vehicle repairs?

Referrals are often the best way for you to feel comfortable about being treated right. Referrals could be from social media, word of mouth and review sites also help a lot when trying to find a trustworthy company.

How do I know a repair shop is right for my vehicle repairs?

First off, you want to avoid places that seem too cheap. Therefore, it is always best to go with someone who isn’t extremely cheap or overly expensive, the middle is just right.

 

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Rebuilt Transmission Cost | Charlotte NC

Rebuilt Transmission Costs Charlotte NCTwin Automotive, known as Charlotte’s Transmission King and charlotte rebuilt transmission specialist, explains why a  transmission rebuild can save you more money than buying a used transmission:

For over 30 years, Twin Automotive Charlotte customers have asked, what can save me more money — a used transmission or a rebuilt transmission? The answer comes easily when the facts about a used transmission are revealed.

A Used transmission is a transmission that was originally inside another vehicle and used for a certain amount of miles before it was removed. Most used transmissions are sold online or found at a junkyard. The biggest common misconception about used transmissions is that buying a used transmission will save you money. In the short time, it may save you since a used transmission is usually cheaper than a rebuilt transmission, but in the long run, that used transmission with its xxxxxx amount of miles, wear and tear, will fail—costing you additional on transmission repairs or forcing you to do what you should have done before and have the transmission rebuilt.

Why will a used transmission fail? Since used transmissions already carry a certain amount of miles before being installed in your vehicle, the internal parts already carry wear and tear, meaning they could break and cause significant transmission problems at any time. When a transmission fails, a rebuilt transmission can be done — this process entails removing the failed transmission from the vehicle, opening it up, inspecting all internal parts, replacing any broken or worn parts and then rebuilding the transmission with new transmission fluids. To put it simply, when you purchase a used transmission, you are most likely just buying some time till that transmission will fail, just like your previous one did.

Most used transmissions also come with a 30 day warranty or sold as is. Charlotte’s Transmission King, Twin Charlotte, offers a 3 year / Unlimited Mile warranty on all rebuilt transmission repairs. When it boils down to saving money, the right decisionis to always spend money wisely the first time by investing in the future, not just for the moment.

Are you local to Charlotte or surrounding areas? Need a price on a transmission repair or transmission rebuild? Contact us today for a free estimate on your transmision repair.

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Car A/C Service Cost | Charlotte NC

Why should I get my car A/C serviced or checked?
I didn’t use it since last summer — it must still work fine!

Here at Twin Charlotte, we hear questions and statements like the two above all the time. Just like other types of auto services, what you don’t know about them can and will cause severe damage to your vehicle. In order for every component in your vehicle to run properly and efficiently, you need to have specific services performed to avoid major and costly repairs. Transmission fluid flushes, oil changes, tune-ups and A/C Checks are all types of auto repair services your vehicle needs. Today, we explain why you need to have you car A/c checked before you assume its working condition and potentially cause major issues:

Your air conditioning should be checked for proper operation and Freon charge at least once a year. Freon is very hard to contain in an automotive system. The reason is your air conditioning compressor operates at all different speeds due to engine RPM. The rest of the system is comprised of many dissimilar materials that expand and contract at different rates and along with the movement of the engine; this allows a minute amount of Freon to escape. This is normal and that’s why the system should be checked for low charge.

You might say, “I do not use my A/C system during winter months”, but the truth is you do all the time, no matter what season. Everytime you put the defrost on, the A/C system compressor turns on to to dry the air before it is directed to the windsheild.

Checking the car A/C system for the correct amount of freon is very important because the freon carries the A/C system oil. This A/C system oil is the lubucates the moving parts working insde the A/C system.Insufficient freon can damage your compressor and all the parts in the A/C system resulting in costly repairs. Car A/C systems should also be tested at least once a year to make sure the freon levels are at the proper levels specified by the car manufacturer. These specific amounts enable your vehicle to operate efficiently. Not knowing if you have the proper fluid or freon levels, and just Waiting to see if the A/C system works in your car or truck, may result in unnessary damage. Its best to be prepared and have a A/C check performed.

Get it done right
Lastly make sure that the shop you are using for your A/C repair is using the right kind of A/C system servicing equipment. The wrong equipment will result in a improper A/C system service which will cost you more money in the long run. Here at Twin Charlotte we use the most advanced A/C diagnosing, checking and refilling tools and equipment.

Today’s car and truck A/C systems are not like they were 30 years ago. Some car owners may think the only step involved to “fix” a broken A/C is to recharge with some fluid, but this procedure should be left to the professionals. As explained earlier, improper levels of fluid or improper handling of materials can result in severe damage to your vehicle.

Its not expensive
This type of service is not very costly. For just between $95 to $145 (given the amount of freon or repair your vehicle requires), you can ensure you and your passengers will be riding with complete cool air this hot summer. For a free estimate specific to your vehicle, an A/C system check or more, please contact Twin Charlotte directly at 704-821-3460

2003 honda pilot transmission repair charlotte ncThe Honda Pilot is a high quality automobile, but like any vehicle on the road, it can experience serious problems (with the engine, brakes, electrical system or transmission). Over the years, Honda transmissions have become more complicated and parts such as the clutch, flywheel and torque converter–all which can fail regardless of your driving habits. The 2003 Honda Pilot is one of the worst years for transmission problems than any other year Honda Pilot. Learn the top major transmission symptoms and what you can do to prevent transmission problems for your Honda Pilot:

Top Signs of Transmission Problems for the Honda Pilot:

1) Torque converter is making noises:

A torque converter will make the most noise when the vehicle is placed in gear and the wheels held stationary. This is because the turbine is held stationary while the housing is spinning from engine rotation (working the bearing); while in park and neutral the noise is gone because the whole unit is spinning. This noise usually decreases as the vehicle begins rolling forward. A restricted or clogged transmission filter will also make the same whining noise in a transmission pump. A transmission pump makes noise in all gears and is directly related to engine speed.
If you are hearing noises or sounds, you need to have your vehicle and transmission inspected and the transmission problem diagnosed. Sometimes noises can be mistaken for other vehicle problems. Twin Charlotte has been diagnosing transmission and auto problems for over 30 years. Local to the Charlotte area? Call us at 704-821-3460 for your transmission repair diagnosis.

 

2) “O/D” light blinking
What does a blinking O/D light mean? Typically with this model vehicle (2003 Honda Pilot) this means that you are not shifting into overdrive properly. This could also signal there is another issue, but a transmission problem is the most common in this case. This could happen for a number of reasons including improper shifting on the drivers part or even failure inside the transmission. You need to take your vehicle in for a transmission inspection and diagnosis.

3) Shaking / Strange Vibrations
Anytime your vehicle is making strange vibrations or shakes while driving or shifting is cause for concern. There are many different diagnoses for a situation like this. Your vehicle needs to be inspected and checked for transmission problems. Sometimes this symptom can be another issue inside your vehicle, not just a transmission related problem. If you are local to the Charlotte area, please contact us at 704-821-3460 to schedule a diagnosis.

4) Missing or Slipping Gears
This is a common transmission repair symptom for just about any make or model vehicle. If you are experiencing a loss of gears, difficulty shifting gears or if the gears are slipping, this calls for extreme caution. Do not ignore this problem as it will only escalate. If you are local to the Charlotte area please contact us at 704-821-3460 for advice or estimates for this transmission issue. If you are not local, please contact your local transmission repair facility and drive with caution or not at all.

Tips to Prevent Major Transmission Repairs for the Honda Pilot:

1) Transmission Fluid Flush / Maintenance

Prevent major transmission repairs and problems by having your Honda Pilot transmission serviced. Transmission fluid is a slippery liquid that acts as a lubricant for all of the moving parts inside your transmission. In order to keep your transmission working at its best performance, you should have your transmission fluid flush and changed regularly. If you are running your vehicle on low transmission, this can cause severe internal transmission problems, failure and cause the need for major repair or rebuild. Read our latest blog here on why changing your transmission fluid and keeping your transmission maintenanced is important and will extend the life of your transmission.

2) Don’t ignore dash lights such as Check Engine and a flashing “O/D” light

Any time there are flashing lights on your dash, or a new light appears — including your O/D (overdrive) light and check engine light — this should not be ignored. A car is a very advanced system of parts all controlled by an internal computer system that will warn you when something inside your vehicle isn’t right. Always heed this warning. If lights are flashing or on, take your vehicle in to be checked. Sometimes these lights do not mean anything, something simple or they can signal a severe pending problem. If ignored, you could end up with a non-functioning vehicle and a long list of repairs.

Other problems associated with the Honda Pilot include broken motor mounts and a locking ignition. Here at Twin Charlotte, we provide quality Honda Pilot repair and service for all Honda Pilot repair issues. For an estimate on your Honda Pilot transmission repair or other auto repairs, please contact Twin Charlotte at 704-821-3460 to schedule an appointment or speak with one of our knowledgeable technicians.