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Not every transmission problem will result in a complete transmission rebuild or overhaul. There are several types of transmission problems that can be resolved with an “adjustment” or minor repair.

Transmission Slipping problems

Depending on the complexity or severity of this type of issue, there are several ways to attempt to correct this problem. (Please note that if you have a severe transmission slipping or gear problem, this may call for a major transmission repair). Transmission slipping problems are often the result of a faulty sensor receiving incorrect signals the car computer. The transmission also may not be reacting to the computer command due to a bad connection or defective solenoid pack. In some situations, these problems can be corrected through simple in car adjustments or transmission repair.

(To find out if this type of repair is appropriate for your specific situation, please call us at 704-821-3460.)

In some older transmissions, transmission bands can be adjusted to resolve some “slipping” conditions. Slipping is when an engine races briefly when the transmission shifts from one gear to the next. There are no adjustments for clutch packs however.

Shifing Too Early or Too Late

Adjustments to the throttle cable may be able to easily fix a non computer controlled transmission problem that results in shifting too early or too late. Mis-adjustments to throttle cables are usually cause from other repair work or damage from an accident. Throttle cables do not go out of adjustment due to wear and tear or on their own accord.

If the vehicle has a vacuum modulator instead of a throttle cable, there is an adjustment that can be made using an adjustment screw in some modulator designs. In vehicles with modulators, however, it is very important that there are no vacuum leaks and the engine is running at peak efficiency. Engine vacuum is very sensitive to how well the engine is running. Many problems that seem to be transmission problems disappear after a tune-up or engine performance related repair was completed.

To get more information on the transmission repair your vehicle may need, please contact us at 704-821-3460 or contact us for a Free Estimate. Not every transmission problem results in the same type of transmission repair, as different transmission problems could mean different things.

Let us perform a visual inspection of your transmission problem to properly diagnose your auto or transmission repair.