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With the proper maintenance of your automobile’s transmission, it should increase in durability for many years. Helpful questions you may have with the answers you need are available here.


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Any advice on how I should drive my vehicle to keep my transmission working perfectly?

Before you use your vehicle, always make sure to warm up your engine a few minutes before you drive. Additionally, it is helpful to use the emergency brake if you are parking on an inclined position to avoid inflicting too much stress on your linkage and parking pawl. Overloading should also not be done. If you need to carry heavy equipment on a regular basis, make sure you have a cooler installed.

What are the things that I should purchase to keep my transmission working?

Visiting a reputable mechanic from Eagle Transmission guarantees that your transmission will work perfectly. We do not advise our clients to purchase anything to improve the transmission performance unless absolutely necessary. Visit us today so that we can assess your vehicle's needs, such as an additive or a coolant, in order to ensure sure that you don't waste money (please note that adding any fluids to your transmission should only be performed by a mechanic to avoid serious transmission problems).

My Check Engine light is on. Do you think it is a transmission problem?

A Check Engine light could mean a lot of engine problems. It does not immediately mean that your transmission is failing. However, you should immediately bring your vehicle to Eagle Transmission to thoroughly assess what the problem may be. Never drive your car when the Check Engine light is on because you will be susceptible to road accidents. If your Check Engine light is on, call us so that we can tow your car and perform a free diagnostic

What are the usual causes of transmission problems?

There are several reasons why your transmission experiences problems, but these can be prevented if you ensure that you do not miss any scheduled maintenance and annual diagnostics.

  • Low fluid level
  • Radiator problem resulting to coolant dripping on your transmission
  • Failure to use the appropriate transmission fluid Too much heat
  • Overfilling, resulting to foaming
  • Towing while on overdrive
  • Overloading
  • Failure to warm up your engine before driving in the morning or during the cold season Failure to use the emergency brake when parking on an incline position, inflicting stress on your parking pawl and linkage
  • Frequent high performance starts
  • Failure to bring your vehicle on a reputable transmission repair shop

Is it better to have my transmission rebuilt or replaced?

In most cases, we prefer to have a transmission rebuilt because you are guaranteed that all parts are original. When a transmission has been replaced, the vehicle may have to undergo further testing since the new one does not match the entire engine.

How will I figure out if my transmission fluid is slipping?

You'll notice that your transmission is slipping if you cannot immediately change gear or if it flares or slips.

There's a red fluid underneath my vehicle. Is my transmission fluid leaking?

Most likely, it's your transmission fluid ifs is red. It's best to seek assistance from a reputable Eagle Transmission mechanic.

Can I still drive my vehicle even if I'm running out of transmission fluid or if it's leaking?

It is definitely not advisable to drive your vehicle if you are running out of fluid. If you plan to visit Eagle Transmission, you can contact us so that we can tow your vehicle, Remember, have your vehicle serviced while the problem is not yet serious in order to avoid costly repairs down the road.

How will I know if my transmission fluid needs to be changed?

You can check the manual of your vehicle for the manufacturer's advice. Ideally, transmission fluid must be changed or replenished every 15,000 miles, especially if you use your vehicle often. If your transmission fluid is looking, it may need to be replaced right away.

Do I really need to change my transmission fluid?

Changing the fluid depends on its condition. If it is below the advisable level or if it is contaminated by dirt, water or coolant, it must be immediately changed so as to not affect its ability to provide appropriate lubrication.

How often should I change my transmission fluid?

That depends on transmission type. If you own a manual transmission and you use it on a regular basis, manufacturers suggest that you have it changed every 15,000 miles, and every 30,000 miles after. If you own an automatic transmission, it must be serviced every 30,000 miles.

Can I change my transmission fluid myself?

Although possible, Eagle Transmission does not advise you to personally change the transmission fluid. Adding the wrong type of fluid or more than the allowable level could lead to severe damages in the long run.

How will I know what transmission fluid will work on my vehicle?

If you are not skilled when it comes to replacing your fluid, it is best to visit Eagle Transmission so that we can appropriately change it using high quality ATF that matches your vehicle's needs. Remember, failure to add the right fluid could cause serious damages, resulting in transmission repair or replacement.

Help! My vehicle does not have a dipstick. How do I measure my transmission fluid?

Car manufacturers do not include dipsticks on their new models. If your vehicle doesn't have a dipstick, visit Eagle Transmission so that we can check the level of your fluid and assess if it is still okay to be used.

Where do I put transmission fluid in a 2005 BMW 645c?

On many foreign autos, especially German made, the transmissions are factory sealed and the fluid can only be serviced by a trained service technician. The transmission fluid level should not be affected unless your BMW has a leak. This will typically require service to repair the leak.

My transmission fluid looks pink. Is this still ok?

If it is light pink and clear of any other contaminants, it's perfectly fine. There are some ATF that look that way, especially if you have just recently had it changed. However, if it is foamy, there's something wrong. One common problem is your radiator: the coolant has mixed with your ATF; therefore, it has to be flushed immediately and your radiator needs to be replaced or repaired (depending on the severity of the condition)

Should I purchase additives for my transmission fluid?

Additives are not really necessary. What you really need to do is to habitually visit a transmission repair shop in order for you to keep your vehicle's performance. Additives are no miracle and their benefits are limited. Additionally, these benefits may also be acquired if you keep your transmission at its peak condition.

What is transmission fluid flushing?

Transmission flushing is a type of service wherein your vehicle's cooler lines will be connected to an equipment that pumps the fluid out while adding new fluid.

Is it okay to purchase spurious transmission parts available in a local auto shop?

In order to avoid unnecessary damage to your transmission, it is best to use high quality OEM and aftermarket parts that manufacturers suggest.

Can I change my vehicle's transmission from manual to automatic transmission or vice versa?

Although possible, the entire procedure is very complex and could turn out to be a failure. It is also very expensive because there are a lot of parts that are needed to be modified.

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