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 any wheels that are losing traction, … 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

5 Causes of a Stiff Clutch Pedal

There are many people in the world who still drive vehicles with a manual transmission although that’s slowly changing. These vehicles have a clutch pedal on the floor to the left of the brake pedal. The clutch is what links the wheels to the engine. All the rotational energy created by the engine gets transferred … Read more

10 Symptoms of Low Transmission Fluid (Manual and Automatic)

The transmission is basically what allows the driver to control the power of the engine in a vehicle. It is what allows the driver to change gears and determine the direction and motion of the vehicle. Whether you have a manual transmission or automatic transmission, there needs to be transmission fluid that lubricates its internal … Read more

The Best Types of Car Differentials for Snow and Ice

All cars have a mechanical device called a differential. The main function of a differential is to enable the wheels to rotate at separate speeds. Before automobiles were invented, the only mobile vehicles that existed were wagons, carriages, carts, and chariots. Although they didn’t have motorized engines, they still had differentials which allowed their wheels … Read more

8 Parts of an Automatic Transmission (and Their Functions)

An automatic transmission system is found in most vehicles on the road today. It is such a bigger convenience for drivers to use an automatic transmission system than having to use the manual transmission system. Automatics don’t require the driver to switch gears while they’re traveling at different speeds. There is also no clutch pedal … Read more