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What Is a Transmission Rebuild?


When you are the owner of a motor vehicle, regular maintenance is a must. Sometimes, this maintenance includes a transmission rebuild.
During the process of a transmission rebuild, it is imperative to establish what created the issue to begin with. A transmission diagnosis is the first step in the process. It lets the automotive technician know the problem at hand and how best to proceed.

What is My Transmission's Job?

Understanding the primary function of your transmission is an important thing every driver must know. The job of your transmission is to ensure the vehicle has enough power to move at an efficient speed. A manual transmission operates when you are shifting gears; while automatic transmissions do the shifting for you.

What does the Transmission Rebuild Process Entail?

The process of transmission rebuild includes the following steps:

  1. Taking the transmission out of the vehicle so it can be dismantled.
  2. Next, the parts of the transmission are cleaned with chemicals, using a washer especially made for these parts.
  3. At this point, it is easy to identify if any of the parts are working improperly. At this step these parts are repaired, and if needed a replacement of the gaskets and seals is done.
  4. Any needed repair on the electrical units will also be done.
  5. Since you first bought the car, there might have been advances in technology regarding the parts of your car's transmission. If this is the case, then in order to extend your vehicle's life, these new parts will need to be updated.
  6. The last step is to put the rebuilt transmission back into your car.

Choosing the Option of a Transmission Rebuild

A rebuild may be needed when your transmission is displaying issues and not operating in the manner intended. Doing a rebuild is only one option--others include buying a used one at the junkyard or purchasing a brand new transmission. The latter being the most expensive.

Transmission Services in Rexburg, ID & Idaho Falls, ID

You can discuss the options with your mechanic about which one is best for your situation. Bring your vehicle to Oswald Service Inc for repairs today if you think your transmission needs work.