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Transmission

  • Trouble Shifting? Sounds Like Transmission Issues!

    Your transmission suddenly isn’t shifting right. So what’s wrong with it? Do you need your transmission rebuilt? Good question. Unfortunately, the answer is: No one knows. At least, not yet. To find out what’s causing your transmission problem, a technician is going to have to perform a series of tests. Basically, these tests are designed to answer the simple question: “Is it inside or outside?” That is, is the problem inside the transmission, or in one of the many control systems that operate the transmission?

  • Trouble Shifting? Why You May Need To Add Fluid/Gear Oil To Your Manual Transmission!

    Manual transmissions require far less maintenance than automatics. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a fluid check from time to time. Here’s what you should know about checking and adding fluid to your manual transmission, from Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, FL.

  • Trouble Shifting? You May Need Fluid/Gear Oil!

    shift knob manual transmission

    Manual transmissions require far less maintenance than automatics. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a fluid check from time to time. Here’s what you should know about checking and adding fluid to your manual transmission, from Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, FL.

  • Upgrading your transmission on a classic.

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    Are you considering upgrading to a better transmission on your classic? Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, FL can help.  If you drive something old, there’s a good chance it has fewer gears than you’d like. With all the 6 and 8 speed transmissions on the road today, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago we were getting by with just 2 or 3 gears. These days, there are some simple swap options - here are some things for you to consider.

  • Used Cars: Worth the Risk? Check The Transmission.

    There’s a huge appeal to buying a used car from a private party seller. Bypass the dealership, the hidden fees, the markups, the hassle, and save yourself some money in the process. But what’s the risk? Have you found a deal or a dud?

  • Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

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    Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from Professional Fleet Maintenance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

  • Vehicle Making Weird Noises? Check Your Transmission!

    It can be very alarming to hear unusual sounds coming from your vehicle. If you are hearing any humming, whining, or even clunking noises emitting from under your vehicle, it is most likely a transmission issue. Luckily, these noises can help you pinpoint what issue you may be having with your transmission. Some of these issues are minor and can be easily taken care of, but some of them are much more major and may require special attention and service. Read on to see just what your transmission problem may be.

  • Vehicle Making Weird Noises? Check Your Transmission!

    It can be very alarming to hear unusual sounds coming from your vehicle. If you are hearing any humming, whining, or even clunking noises emitting from under your vehicle, it is most likely a transmission issue. Luckily, these noises can help you pinpoint what issue you may be having with your transmission. Some of these issues are minor and can be easily taken care of, but some of them are much more major and may require special attention and service. Read on to see just what your transmission problem may be.

  • Warning Signs of a Failing Transmission

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    At Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, FL, 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?

    RPMS on a car

    Your transmission’s shift points are exactly what you think they are - the points at which your transmission shifts. From the transmission experts at Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, FL, 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? Professional Fleet Maintenance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL has the answers.

  • What Can Causes Transmission Failure?

    At Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, 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?

    broken down on the side of the road image

    At Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, 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 Synchronizers Do?

    synchronizer

    At Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, 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?

    pressure plate

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

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

    vehicle trucks on a lot

    At Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, 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? Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie, FL has the answer.

  • What is a Carrier Bearing?

    driveshaft carrier bearing

    At Professional Fleet Maintenance in Ft. Lauderdale, 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? Professional Fleet Maintenance in Davie has a simple explanation for you.

  • What Is a Shifter Bushing?

    gear shift

    Sometimes your car, truck, or SUV stops performing quite like it used to. At Professional Fleet Maintenance in Ft. Lauderdale, 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. 

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