Transmission

  • Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

    Transmission

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Warning Signs of a Failing Transmission

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV on the road. The best way to prevent a huge problem is to pay attention to the small ones and get issues taken care of before they leave you stranded. As you know, small problems can lead to big problems and if you're not careful you could miss the signs and your transmission could fail you. 

  • What Are Shift Points?

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    Your transmission’s shift points are exactly what you think they are - the points at which your transmission shifts. From the transmission experts at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s what you need to know about them.

  • What are u-joints, and how can you diagnose a bad one?

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    U-joints are a small, simple component - in fact, they have changed much since the very first automobiles. However, on any vehicle with a driveshaft, its ability to move depends entirely on the u-joint being there. You’ll often hear “maybe it’s the u-joints” as a solution offered for problems with a vehicle - but what are they, what do they do, and how do you know if yours is bad? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

  • What Can Causes Transmission Failure?

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, our priority is keeping your transmission shifting smooth and running strong for years to come. While proper maintenance, driving habits, and a myriad of other conditions affect the life and reliability of a transmission, there are also ways to increase the overall efficiency of your unit, even above stock performance.

  • What Causes Transmission Failure?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, our priority is keeping your transmission shifting smooth and running strong for years to come. While proper maintenance, driving habits, and a myriad of other conditions affect the life and reliability of a transmission, there are also ways to increase the overall efficiency of your unit, even above stock performance.

  • What Do Mechanics Have To Do With Hydraulics?

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    A huge part of what the hydraulic system in your transmission does is tell the mechanical components what to do and when to do it. Even if you don't understand how that works, our technicians at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY have trained with the best to make sure they understand all the ins and outs of your system. We want you to understand what we're talking about when we talk to you about your vehicle so we'll break down some aspects of your hydraulic system. 

  • What Do Synchronizers Do?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, our mechanics have diagnosed and repaired every transmission problem in the book. We’d like to pass some of our knowledge along to you, in order to help you understand your transmission a little better. Here, we discuss the synchronizers in your manual transmission, and how to know if one of yours is faulty.

  • What Does a Pressure Plate Do?

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    If you drive a car, truck, or SUV with a manual transmission, the pressure plate is an integral part of your vehicle. From Autoworks in Ithaca, here’s what you need to know.

  • What Does My Transmission Do?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, transmissions are our specialty. We know exactly how they work and exactly how to maintain and repair one. You know you have a transmission, and you know it’s important, but what does it actually do? Here’s the simple answer to a complicated question.

  • What Does The “Tow” Button On Your Truck Do?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know an important part of your ability to care for your transmission lies in your knowledge about how it works. Here is some information on the tow button, if your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with one.

  • What Exactly Is "Overdrive" in Your Vehicle?

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    The term “overdrive” is one you are most likely familiar with. What is overdrive though, really, and why is it important? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answer.

  • What is a Carrier Bearing?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV shifting and riding as smoothly as it did the day it rolled off the lot. A big part of that is the mounting hardware that keeps the moving parts in your drivetrain running smooth.

  • What Is a CVT?

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    Over the past decade, vehicles with CVTs, or Continuously Variable Transmissions, seem to have taken over the market. While many people have different opinions on CVT transmissions, what are they, and how do they work? Autoworks in Ithaca has a simple explanation for you.

  • What Is a Shifter Bushing?

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    Sometimes your car, truck, or SUV stops performing quite like it used to. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we can fix that. A simple but common issue on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission is shifter bushing issues. Your shifter has a bushing on the end of it, where it connects to the actual transmission. Its purpose is to provide tight, smooth shifting. 

  • What Is a Transmission “Flush”?

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    You’ve probably heard the term “transmission flush” before at some point in your automotive experience. But what exactly does it mean to have your transmission flushed, and why does it matter? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

  • What Is a Transmission “Flush”?

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    You’ve probably heard the term “transmission flush” before at some point in your automotive experience. But what exactly does it mean to have your transmission flushed, and why does it matter? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

  • What Is A Transmission Case And What It Can Mean For Your Transmission

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    “Transfer case” is a term you may have heard in discussions about transmissions. But what is it, and what does it do? Autoworks in Ithaca wants to keep you up to date and knowledgeable in your vehicle. Different aspects of your vehicle provide different issues and solutions.

  • What is a Transmission Control Module

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, we understand the importance of keeping up with and understanding the latest in automotive technology. Gone are the days when fluids and vacuum lines were all that controlled the function of your engine and transmission, and we’ve moved into an era where computer control reigns supreme.

  • What is that clicking sound?

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    Do you hear a funny clicking sound when you turn the wheels of your vehicle? It could be your car or truck's CV or Drive Axle, and it may be in need of repair. Safety is the number one priority for our customers here at Autoworks, and it is our goal to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Driving around with a damaged CV Joint or Drive Axle problem can be extremely dangerous. The axle is a structural component that bears the weight of the vehicle, any cargo, and the acceleration forces between you and the ground. It is so important to have your vehicle inspected regularly by a trained automotive repair professional here at Autoworks to ensure its safety.

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