Tag: Transmission

Nov 06, 2019
Why Does My Car Smell Like Burning?

When you own an automatic car, you need to ensure the automatic transmission system is given the proper care and attention to keep it running well. People often assume automatic vehicles run into fewer issues than their manual counterparts and are also cheaper to fix. The fact is that an automatic transmission could be more […]

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Oct 23, 2019
Why Is My Vehicle Leaking Transmission Fluid?

If you spot a red or brown fluid leaking from your vehicle and dripping onto the road, garage or driveway, then this is not a sign you should ignore. It is likely that this red fluid is automatic transmission fluid, and if it is leaking or dripping onto the ground, then there could be a […]

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Oct 19, 2019
Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Beyond getting you from A to B, your car is an intelligent piece of machinery. With sensors all over the vehicle, it can warn you about impending and current problems. So if your check engine light is on, your vehicle is sending you a warning that all is not well. However, it may take further […]

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Oct 09, 2019
What To Do If Gears Slip In Your Automatic Gearbox

Automatic vehicles are known for their reliability and longevity. However, there are still some common issues that you may uncover during the lifespan of your car. One of these problems is when the transmission slips or won’t stay in the right gear for any length of time. If your transmission slips, then it is not […]

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Sep 22, 2019
What Is A Transmission Control Module?

While an automatic vehicle is loved for its simplicity and ease, it is still important to know how your vehicle works, just in case there is ever an issue. By having an understanding of what goes on under the bonnet means you are more likely to spot problems early on which usually means a cheaper […]

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Feb 14, 2017
Valve Body failure

One of the most common problems we see with the DSG 6-speed transmission is failure of the valve body. The symptoms of such failure, like jerking and uneven drive, are usually disregarded by the users and lead to more severe consequences. The valve body is responsible for engaging and disengaging the clutches. In a dual-clutch […]

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Feb 09, 2017
Transmission Control Unit failure

The Transmission Control Unit (TCU) is one of the most common problems that we usually deal with. This module is essentially the brain of the gearbox, and it makes all the decisions about changing the gears based on all the information it gathers. When TCU fails, it should light the fault indicator on your dashboard. […]

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Dec 31, 2016
Don’t run on neutral when driving downhill

When you put your gears in neutral when driving downhill, you are taking away from yourself the ability to control the car completely. You still have the capacity to use your brakes without any problems, but you cannot increase the speed instantly. And sometimes you may need some immediate acceleration. Another advantage of keeping it […]

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