Transmission

  • Don't Neglect Your Transmission Pump!

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, transmission maintenance and repair is our specialty. Here’s some information on your transmission pump - what it does, and how to know if yours needs to be replaced.

  • Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

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    Our Ithaca drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at Autoworks feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

  • External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

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    There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

  • Fluid Flushes for Your Fleet

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    The transmission in your truck works harder than any other on the road. A fully loaded semi weighs about 40 times as much as a normal passenger vehicle, and racks up twice the mileage. As such, it’s essential to keep your transmission in good shape and regularly maintenanced. Fortunately, Autoworks in Ithaca has you covered.

  • Have You Noticed a Leaky Transmission?

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    Transmissions are full of gaskets and seals since they rely on hydraulic pressure and fluid to operate. However, there are main seals that insulate the input and output shafts from the outside world, that are more prone to failure than the rest, and easy to diagnose. If you’ve noticed leaking transmission fluid from under your automatic car, truck, or SUV, Autoworks in Ithaca has the answers you need.

  • Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

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    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. Our trained technicians at Autoworks want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

  • How are your transmission mounts?

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    Your transmission mounts keep your transmission in place and suppress vibrations coming from the drivetrain. How do you know when to replace them or when they’re going bad. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life. 

  • How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

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    A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s what you need to know.

  • How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

  • How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

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    Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. Autoworks in Ithaca, NY can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

  • How Do I Keep My Transmission In Top Shape?

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    Transmissions are complex pieces of equipment. Systems and components rely heavily on one another, and everything needs to be in working order for proper function. When one thing fails, there’s a snowball effect, and malfunctions and damages begin to occur. What can you do to make sure you keep it working? At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we want to help when you need it, but we also want to teach you how to maintain your vehicle on your own. Good maintenance is the single largest contributing factor to how long your transmission will last and how well it will continue to work. Here are a few key points on maintenance from the Autoworks technicians.

  • How do Manual Transmissions Work?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know that transmissions are one of the greatest technological marvels of the automotive world. How does a standard shift transmission work? Why should you care? Our expert technicians here at Autoworks in Ithaca have the answers.

  • How Often Should you Change the Gear Oil in a Manual Transmission?

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    You know how often to change your engine oil; but what about the gear oil in your standard shift transmission? Here’s a short guide, from Autoworks in Ithaca.

  • How Stop and Go Traffic Affects Your Transmission

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, transmissions are our specialty. That means knowing how they work, how they wear out, what wears them out, and how to fix it. In this article, we’ll explore the way stop and go traffic affects your transmission.

  • How To Avoid Transmission Failure

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we know that hearing you need a new transmission is a dreaded affair. Here’s some advice from the transmission experts on how to prevent that day from coming.

  • How To Know If Your Synchronizers Are Faulty.

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, 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.

  • How to Make Your Clutch Last Longer

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    If you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you know that clutch replacement can be an expensive and time-consuming job. Autoworks in Ithaca has some tips to keep your clutch replacements as infrequent as possible.

  • How to Make Your Transmission Last

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    Transmissions, like engines, are a major component of your vehicle, and very expensive to replace. Transmissions often go out for very preventable reasons, and sometimes replacing one can be troublesome and expensive enough that it’s not even worth doing, depending on the vehicle. With the right maintenance, most transmissions are extremely reliable; it simply boils down to how well a transmission is cared for. Follow these tips to make your transmission last as long as possible, courtesy of Autoworks in Ithaca.

  • How To Prevent A Transmission From Overheating

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we know that the key to keeping a transmission reliable and in shape is taking care to prevent an issue in the first place. Here, well explore a condition which has a lot of potential to cause your transmission harm: overheating.

  • How To Protect Your Transmission Investment

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we know your car, truck, or SUV is far more than just a vehicle. It’s a lifeline...getting you to work, your kids to school, carrying groceries, and taking you anywhere you need to go. It’s also a huge investment, and one worth protecting.
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