Key Transmission and Gears Blog

Within the pages of our transmission blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to transmission repair.

Manual transmission replacement in Englewood

Dealing with common clutch problems

If the clutch in your vehicle is not performing as it should, there could be a variety of reasons. Problems such as these require expert help. Below are some of the possible causes. A stretched or broken clutch cable The linkage needs to be adjusted Air trapped in the hydraulic line Leaking, or a blockage…
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Hot temps lead to overheating during summer road trips

Road trips during the summer can leave you with more than just tired and hot children. It can leave you stranded on the way to or from your favorite destination if you haven’t checked under the hood recently. Don’t get stranded and left out in the blazing, hot sun. Our Key Transmission and Gears team…
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Two ‘feelings’ of your manual transmission

Sports stars, such as golfers or tennis players, often talk about the touch or feel of playing certain shots. They know how well (or badly) they’ve hit it in just an instant. When driving, there are a couple of feelings from your manual transmission that could suggest a problem. Firstly, we know that shifting gear…
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Not been using your vehicle much recently?

We know that many drivers have had comparatively little use for their vehicles over the lockdown period. Cars that were put through their paces each and every day might have been on the equivalent of a long (and unasked for) vacation. As things slowly begin to move to the ‘new normal’ it’s possible that your…
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Three key actions to help protect your automatic transmission

As the old saying goes: prevention is better than cure. This is certainly true with your automatic transmission. Here are three actions to follow to protect yours… Have all components and fluid levels checked on a regular basis. Conduct a complete flush of the transmission and clean out any accumulated sludge. Drain the pan gasket…
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Spotting automatic transmission problems

Do you suspect that there is something wrong with your automatic transmission? Take a look and see if you can spot any of these warning signs. Odd smells There is a range of odors given off by any vehicle, but a burning smell is never a good sign! If you detect such a smell, one…
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Six tell-tale signs of a slipping clutch

We’re often asked by customers how they might spot this problem of a slipping clutch. Here are six possible questions to answer: Does your clutch pedal seem spongy, loose, or is it vibrating? Are you having to make increasing efforts when you press down to engage it? Is it difficult either to change or stay…
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Something one of our customers said…

…in a review they posted gave us pause for thought. We pay great attention to customer reviews and try to learn what’s most important for the people who use our services. This was a comment about the fact that we don’t try and pretend that every job can be completed yesterday! We know that it…
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There are so many parts to a stick shift transmission!

Our customers, many of whom prefer a stick shift to an automatic transmission, are often surprised at the many different parts that comprise the system. How many of them would you immediately have thought of… – Clutch and plate – Flywheel – Torque converter – Driveshaft – U-joints – Synchronizer assembly – Transfer case –…
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Understanding your vehicle’s differential performance

The task of your vehicle’s differential is to distribute just the right amount of power to the wheels. When you turn, it will direct less power to the inside of the turn tire, and more to the outside, as it has slightly further to travel. Signs of problems can include vibration or a rumbling noise;…
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Manual vs. automatic transmission fluid

As a car owner, it’s essential to make sure your car uses the right transmission fluid to avoid encountering transmission system problems. There are two main types of transmission your vehicle can use: manual and automatic. Manual transmission fluids are traditionally thick, which makes it hard to shift in and out of gear. On the…
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How long does automatic transmission last?

A lot of factors determine the longevity of your car’s automatic transmission. For example, some vehicle brands are more prone to breakdowns than others, resulting in automatic transmission problems. Additionally, as your vehicle gets older, the chances of problematic automatic transmissions are higher. However, your automatic transmission should last as long as your vehicle does…
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