Let your local ASE-certified mechanic at Christian Brothers Automotive take a look to determine the problem and the leak source. The honest, quality service and work you’ll receive at Christian Brothers Automotive will keep your car in tip-top shape.
WHAT DOES THE TRANSMISSION PAN DO?
The ATF is necessary to provide fluid pressure and lubrication for your automatic transmission. Aside from storing the fluid, it also protects against from contaminants, allows the ATF to cool, prevents leaks and collects dirt and particles through the use of a magnet.
12 quarts is the average amount of fluid a transmission pan holds. However, some vehicles utilize up to 36 quarts of fluid. Only half of the transmission fluid is ever kept in the pan. The rest is flowing throughout the transmission cooling and lubricating the mechanisms. Our local Waxahachie auto repair shop always recommends a complete system flush. We use special machines that pump all of the old fluid out of the vehicle. Drain and fill services only replace what’s in the pan.
Common Causes for Transmission Leaks
Some of the most common causes for car problems can be traced back to leaks in your transmission, and repairs can range from simply tightening a bolt or loose drain plug to replacing damaged (and expensive) bell housing.
Loose transmission pan
Caused by a bolt that wasn’t tightened properly when the filter was changed or a transmission drain plug that wasn’t properly secured after the transmission fluid was flushed, a leak can often be traced to a loose transmission pan. Remedy these results of poor maintenance with frequent, routine checks and quality service at your local auto shop.
Worn seals or gaskets
Your transmission seals and gaskets will wear out or crack with use over time. These damaging cracks allow transmission fluid to leak out. Replacing the gasket is a quick, easy repair, and gaskets often cost less than $20.
Damaged bell housing
Your transmission is covered and protected by the bell housing. When driven over rocky roads, large stones or rocks often fly up and strike the bell housing of your transmission, causing it to crack. These damaging breaks often result in significant transmission fluid loss.
TRANSMISSION SERVICES AND REPAIR IN WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS
At Christian Brothers Automotive, we help our customers prevent transmission damage before big problems arise. Simply replacing the transmission fluid when the owner’s manual specifies goes a long way in protecting your car. We back our services with the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty.
Call Christian Brothers Automotive, to schedule your transmission maintenance at your local auto repair shop. See the nice difference.