Transmission Service

Fluid Leak
Having the proper amount of transmission fluid is essential to the normal operation of the transmission. Transmission fluid has three main purposes. It transmits power, acts as a heat exchanger and lubricates. A transmission that is leaking can have an adverse effect on any or all of these functions. So, as soon as you detect a leak, it is important that you bring your vehicle to Southeast Auto Service so we can inspect it.

We will identify the origin of the leak. Leaks may be caused by problems other than seals. Leaks, many times, DO NOT indicate a serious problem. On the other hand, leaks may be the result of a more serious mechanical failure. An inspection by a qualified technician is the best way to tell. The important thing is to get those leaks stopped as soon as they become apparent or major trouble is almost sure to follow.

Vehicle will not move
If your vehicle will not move or if you are afraid to drive it any further, having it towed to Southeast Auto Service is the most prudent thing to do. Vehicles stop moving for a variety of reasons so having Southeast Auto Service arrange to have the vehicle towed in and evaluated is the first step.

The first thing we will do is identify why the vehicle stopped. We will check for proper fluid level. We will make certain that all of the linkages and cables that should be connected are connected. We will evaluate the electronics and following all of that, we will make our recommendations. Those recommendations could range from an adjustment to replacing external parts to an internal inspection. If an internal inspection is required, we will, at that time, give you an estimate for an overhaul. However, because of the complexity of most late model vehicles, it would be unwise to condemn the transmission before it is evaluated.

Gears are slipping
You put the selector into the appropriate range and begin to move forward. Suddenly, you feel the engine racing and the transmission lagging behind. We see this symptom quite often but what is difficult to determine is what is causing the transmission to slip. Transmissions slip for a variety of reasons including low fluid level, poor vacuum or a misadjusted or defective shift cable. When you are faced with this type of symptom, it's best to have it checked out by the professionals at Southeast Auto Service.

Erratic Shifting
Erratic shifting is a relatively common symptom. Years ago, before transmissions became more complex, evaluating a vehicle that was shifting erratically was a relatively simple process. However, with the introduction of electronics, it requires the expertise of a trained and qualified technician. A transmission that is "acting up" can only be thoroughly evaluated by performing an inspection.