Transmission

Your car’s drive train

Common Problems • Wear hurts manual transmission mainly in the synchronizers. The maim purpose of synchronizers is making shift easier and gear clash preventing. Usually they are made of brass and over time they get worm which leads to grinding and…

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Stalling the engine and slipping the clutch – Dangerous or not?

Drivers who switch to a manual transmission after years of driving an automatic one, often have problems adjusting to this well-forgotten (or never really learned?) manual way of operating their car. Many of such drivers experience numerous cases of stalling…

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The reasons for automatic transmission breakdown

Driving a car with automatic transmission (AT) is different than the one with manual. Although it is easier to learn AT, standard gearbox is safer because rough situations influence on an automatic one and especially its fluid damaging the main…

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What is better: front or rear drive?

«Why do such serious automakers as Mercedes, Jaguar, Porsche, BMW still produce cars not with front drive but with rear drive? », my neighbor asked me. And really why? Let’s see. There are Mercedes with front wheel drive such as…

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How to change manual transmission fluid

Any type of transmission has fluid which lubricates and helps to cool off the parts of a gearbox. Transmission is one of the most expensive parts of a vehicle and if an owner plans to make it last for a…

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How to check struts by your own

Struts’ condition effects on everything which is connected with cars. Uneven road coat makes wheels vibrate. And if the struts are bad in quality, it easily gets into a wide response and the wheel jumps aside highly from the surface….

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Tips to change your ATF

If you want to save your money on the car maintenance you should be able to change the automatic transmission fuel yourself. As you know the transmission is cooled by the ATF and when the transmission is well cooled it…

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How to Change Transmission Fluid Properly (Part 2)

The inside of the drain pan should be cleaned thoroughly. Usually a lot of gasket material sticks to the edges of the pan which can be easily peeled off by hand. It is a sticky paper-like material which is designed…

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