Transmission

  • Torque Converter Issues

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    Automatic transmissions are, to many, a mysterious aspect of automotive mechanics. Torque converters, on the same hand, are a mystery shrouded within a mystery. Here’s a basic rundown of how torque converters work, and how to know if yours is failing, from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM.

  • Trained Technicians for Your Transmission

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    For all your transmission repair and maintenance needs, trust the specialists with the knowledge and ability necessary to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we prioritize quality over everything. A huge aspect of that goal is keeping up with the technology of the modern era.

  • Transmission Parts Rely On Each Other

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    Once you have an idea of how the major components of your transmission operate, it’s time to bring them all together. In its most complex terms, a truck’s automatic transmission takes a lot to understand. However, at American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we like to keep things simple when we can. We want you to understand exactly what's going on with your car, truck or SUV. Here’s a rundown of how everything works together.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors which are sometimes difficult to pin down. From American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip.

  • Transmission Repair Done Right

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we understand the intricacy and complexity of your transmission. That’s why we always treat it with the same attention to detail as the engineers that designed it, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive.

  • Transmissions Done Right for Your Diesel

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    Transmissions are one of the more mysterious and unknown aspects of automotive engineering, to most people. In the modern world, this is more true than ever, making technicians with expertise in transmission maintenance and repair more of a necessity than a convenience. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, our technicians have the skill, knowledge, and equipment necessary to diagnose and repair any sort of transmission issue you may be experiencing with your Dodge, Chevrolet, or Ford diesel pickup.

  • Trouble Shifting? Sounds Like Transmission Issues!

    Your transmission suddenly isn’t shifting right. So what’s wrong with it? Do you need your transmission rebuilt? Good question. Unfortunately, the answer is: No one knows. At least, not yet. To find out what’s causing your transmission problem, a technician is going to have to perform a series of tests. Basically, these tests are designed to answer the simple question: “Is it inside or outside?” That is, is the problem inside the transmission, or in one of the many control systems that operate the transmission?

  • Trouble Shifting? Why You May Need To Add Fluid/Gear Oil To Your Manual Transmission!

    Manual transmissions require far less maintenance than automatics. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a fluid check from time to time. Here’s what you should know about checking and adding fluid to your manual transmission, from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM.

  • Used Cars: Worth the Risk? Check The Transmission.

    There’s a huge appeal to buying a used car from a private party seller. Bypass the dealership, the hidden fees, the markups, the hassle, and save yourself some money in the process. But what’s the risk? Have you found a deal or a dud?

  • Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

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    Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM.

  • Vehicle Making Weird Noises? Check Your Transmission!

    It can be very alarming to hear unusual sounds coming from your vehicle. If you are hearing any humming, whining, or even clunking noises emitting from under your vehicle, it is most likely a transmission issue. Luckily, these noises can help you pinpoint what issue you may be having with your transmission. Some of these issues are minor and can be easily taken care of, but some of them are much more major and may require special attention and service. Read on to see just what your transmission problem may be.

  • What Are Shift Points?

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    Your transmission’s shift points are exactly what you think they are - the points at which your transmission shifts. From the transmission experts at American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, here’s what you need to know about them.

  • What Do Mechanics Have To Do With Hydraulics?

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    A huge part of what the hydraulic system in your transmission does is tell the mechanical components what to do and when to do it. Even if you don't understand how that works, our technicians at American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM have trained with the best to make sure they understand all the ins and outs of your system. We want you to understand what we're talking about when we talk to you about your vehicle so we'll break down some aspects of your hydraulic system. 

  • What Does My Transmission Do?

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, transmissions are our specialty. We know exactly how they work and exactly how to maintain and repair one. You know you have a transmission, and you know it’s important, but what does it actually do? Here’s the simple answer to a complicated question.

  • What is a Carrier Bearing?

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV shifting and riding as smoothly as it did the day it rolled off the lot. A big part of that is the mounting hardware that keeps the moving parts in your drivetrain running smooth.

  • What Is a Shifter Bushing?

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    Sometimes your car, truck, or SUV stops performing quite like it used to. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, we can fix that. A simple but common issue on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission is shifter bushing issues. Your shifter has a bushing on the end of it, where it connects to the actual transmission. Its purpose is to provide tight, smooth shifting. 

  • What Is a Transmission “Flush”?

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    You’ve probably heard the term “transmission flush” before at some point in your automotive experience. But what exactly does it mean to have your transmission flushed, and why does it matter? American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM has the answers.

  • What Is a Transmission “Flush”?

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    You’ve probably heard the term “transmission flush” before at some point in your automotive experience. But what exactly does it mean to have your transmission flushed, and why does it matter? American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM has the answers.

  • What It Means When Your “Transmission Slips”

    You’ve heard the term “slipping transmission” before, and you know it’s nothing good. What exactly does a transmission slip feel like, and how much of a problem is it if your transmission is slipping? At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, our expert technicians have diagnosed and repaired every type of transmission issue in the book. Here’s a short explanation of transmission slippage, and what action you should take to get rid of it.

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