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What Is a Transmission Rebuild?

Transmission rebuild is a process of overhauling a faulty or damaged transmission system to restore it to its original working condition. The transmission is an essential component of a vehicle that transfers power from the engine to the wheels. When it fails, the vehicle may not run, or the gears may slip, leading to various mechanical issues. Therefore, a transmission rebuild is a crucial service that can save you the cost of purchasing a new transmission system.

In this article, we'll discuss what a transmission rebuild is, the signs that indicate a transmission rebuild is necessary, and what the process involves.

What is a Transmission Rebuild?

A transmission rebuild is a process that involves disassembling, inspecting, cleaning, repairing, and replacing faulty parts of a damaged or failing transmission. During the process, the mechanic will replace damaged or worn-out parts such as bearings, seals, gears, and clutch packs. The process is aimed at restoring the transmission's original working condition and functionality.

Signs That Indicate a Transmission Rebuild is Necessary

Several signs indicate that your vehicle's transmission system requires a rebuild, including:

  • Unusual noise coming from the transmission when the gears shift
  • Delay in shifting gears
  • The vehicle fails to move when the gear is engaged
  • The vehicle struggles to accelerate
  • The vehicle jerks or shudders when accelerating
  • The transmission fluid appears burnt, dirty, or has a burnt smell

If you notice any of these signs, it's important to have your vehicle inspected by a professional mechanic. They will diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action, which may include a transmission rebuild.

What Does a Transmission Rebuild Involve?

The process of rebuilding a transmission involves several steps, including:

  • Disassembly: The mechanic will disassemble the transmission system, separating the transmission case from the internal components.
  • Inspection: The mechanic will inspect all the components, checking for any signs of wear and tear or damage.
  • Cleaning: The mechanic will clean all the components using a special solution to remove any dirt, grime, or debris.
  • Replacing faulty components: The mechanic will replace any faulty components such as bearings, seals, gaskets, or clutch packs.
  • Reassembly: The mechanic will reassemble the transmission, replacing all the gaskets, seals, and other components.
  • Testing: The mechanic will test the rebuilt transmission, ensuring that it is working correctly and that there are no leaks or other issues.

We welcome you to bring your vehicle to Pickering's Auto Service today and let our expert technicians provide top-notch transmission repair services to get you back on the road with peace of mind.

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