Edmunds.com says, The function of any transmission is transferring engine power to the driveshaft and rear wheels (or axle halfshafts and front wheels in a front-wheel-drive vehicle). Gears inside the transmission change the vehicle's drive-wheel speed and torque in relation to engine speed and torque.
To state it in layman terms, the transmission takes the power generated by the engine and makes your wheels spin faster, slower, and/or stop spinning depending on what gear is selected. The proper function of the transmission and all of it's internal components is vital to the vehicle's ability to move forwards and backwards. Therefore, if you have a transmission issue, your vehicle is most likely not moving at all, moving very abruptly, or "jerking" as it changes gears. In some cases, you may get a warning light on your vehicle to check your transmission although it seems fine. All of the aforementioned symptoms can be avoided by performing the Factory Recommended Preventative Maintenance.
Here are some tips:
- Most manufacturers recommend that MANUAL transmission fluid be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.
- Under Heavy-Duty use, some manufacturers recommend transmission be changed every 15,000 miles
- The typical transmission service interval is every 30,000 or 60,000 miles.
According to BG Products, Inc.: "after 30,000 miles, transmission fluid begins to show its age as it turns brown in color and oxidizes due to the combination of time and heat. Deposits begin to form around the transmission's many moving parts, resulting in valves that stick and gears that slip or are sluggish and chatter as they shift."
The solution is, "rather than just removing the fluid found in the bottom of the pan, the entire transmission is cleaned and replenished with the use of special equipment. The transmission and its torque converter have all of their old contaminated fluid removed while new fluid and premium conditioners are added. One of the hardest working parts of your vehicle will shift smoothly and effortlessly for many more trouble-free miles.
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