4 Symptoms of a Bad Flywheel and Replacement Cost

Every car with a manual transmission has a mechanical device called a flywheel. The purpose of this device is to create rotational energy by spinning repeatedly and then saving this energy so that it can be used later. For example, if the torque from your engine is being generated irregularly, the flywheel will use its … Read more

5 Symptoms of Burnt Transmission Fluid

A transmission fluid is a special type of lubricant that is formulated to keep the moving components of a vehicle’s transmission running smoothly. There are different types of transmission fluids available, especially for automatic transmissions and manual transmissions. An automatic transmission needs fluid that not only lubricates its components, but also keeps them cool and … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Transmission Valve Body and Replacement Cost

The transmission valve body is the top control area of the transmission. This valve body is responsible for directing hydraulic fluid (or transmission fluid) to various valves so the appropriate clutch can be activated. After this happens, you are able to shift the gear to whatever one you need for your particular driving situation. The … Read more

Limited Slip Differentials (Pros/Cons and How it Works)

There are three types of differentials that a vehicle could have; open differentials, locking differentials, and limited slip differentials (LSD). The function of any differential is to transmit engine power to the wheels. This is how wheels can rotate at various speeds. While an open differential would still power the wheels if they’re losing their … Read more

Transmission Speed Sensor (What it Does and How it Works)

New cars contain an engine control unit and lots of different electronic sensors which communicate with it. The transmission speed sensor (also referred to as the engine speed sensor) is one of these sensors and its job is to calculate the speed at which the wheels are rotating. This ultimately determines the speed at which … Read more