Transmission

  • A Short History of The Automatic Transmission

    Automatic transmissions are the default now - with efficiency approaching or surpassing that of manual transmissions, and automatics with 8 or 10 electronically controlled gears, it’s no surprise they’ve gained so much popularity over the past few decades. But where did it all start? By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM has the answers.

  • Are You Facing Shifting Issues?

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    Does your car, truck, or SUV shift at the wrong moment? By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque has the solution. Shift point issues can manifest themselves in two ways; either your car will rapidly shift through several or all the gears at low speed, low rpm, getting to the highest gear before you’ve gained enough momentum, or shifts will be delayed, the transmission refusing to shift until far into the RPM range. 

  • Checking Transmission Fluid Level, Why It's Important!

    Checking the fluid level on your transmission is fairly easy, but a bit more complicated than checking your oil. Firstly, this only applies to automatic transmissions, and secondly, some modern vehicles don’t have dipsticks or dipstick tubes to check and add transmission fluid. With that in mind, here are some tips from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM in regard to checking your transmission fluid.

  • Choosing the Right Fluid for Your Transmission

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    In life, you learn that more expensive doesn’t always mean better. When it comes to transmission fluid, does it matter? Are name brand fluids better than the cheapest option? By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM has the answers.

  • Choosing the Right Repair Shop

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    At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we know that the life of a transmission is solely dependent on the quality of repair and maintenance it receives.

  • Clutch Problems are a Big Problem

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    This is a clutch gone completely wrong and something you want to be sure doesn't happen with your vehicle! So how do you ensure you are not having an issue with your clutch when most drivers simply get in and drive? What do you look for? That is a question many of our customers ask us here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque and one this driver did not.

  • Detecting Early Signs Of Transmission Trouble

    Transmissions rarely go out without a warning. Typically it takes a while, during which time there will be observable symptoms. Sometimes it’s an easy fix and sometimes it isn’t, but it’s always better to catch an issue and get it repaired as soon as possible. By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM has provided you with a few things to watch out for.

  • Do You Have a Catalytic Converter Issue?

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    Regular maintenance checks of your vehicle will help you avoid a catalytic converter that looks like this resulting in large repair costs which is what our team here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque want to avoid at all costs! We feel that every customer has a need to know what repairs are in their future and exactly how to budget for them if need be so we check your vehicle thoroughly and keep you informed.

    There are several indicators that your catalytic converter isn't functioning at maximum capacity such as:

  • Does Idling Hurt Your Transmission?

    transmissionPeople idle their vehicles for a variety of reasons - to warm it up on cool days and to keep it cool on warm days. But what does idling mean for your transmission? By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM has the answers.
  • Don't Neglect Your Transmission Pump!

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    At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, transmission maintenance and repair is our specialty. Here’s some information on your transmission pump - what it does, and how to know if yours needs to be replaced.

  • Fluid Flushes for Your Fleet

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    The transmission in your truck works harder than any other on the road. A fully loaded semi weighs about 40 times as much as a normal passenger vehicle, and racks up twice the mileage. As such, it’s essential to keep your transmission in good shape and regularly maintenanced. Fortunately, By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque has you covered.

  • How do Manual Transmissions Work?

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    At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, we know that transmissions are one of the greatest technological marvels of the automotive world. How does a standard shift transmission work? Why should you care? Our expert technicians here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque have the answers.

  • How Often Should you Change the Gear Oil in a Manual Transmission?

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    You know how often to change your engine oil; but what about the gear oil in your standard shift transmission? Here’s a short guide, from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque.

  • How Stop and Go Traffic Affects Your Transmission

    At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, transmissions are our specialty. That means knowing how they work, how they wear out, what wears them out, and how to fix it. In this article, we’ll explore the way stop and go traffic affects your transmission.

  • How To Avoid Transmission Failure

    At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we know that hearing you need a new transmission is a dreaded affair. Here’s some advice from the transmission experts on how to prevent that day from coming.

  • How To Know If Your Synchronizers Are Faulty.

    At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, our mechanics have diagnosed and repaired every transmission problem in the book. We’d like to pass some of our knowledge along to you, in order to help you understand your transmission a little better. Here, we discuss the synchronizers in your manual transmission, and how to know if one of yours is faulty.

  • How to Make Your Clutch Last Longer

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    If you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you know that clutch replacement can be an expensive and time-consuming job. By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque has some tips to keep your clutch replacements as infrequent as possible.

  • How To Protect Your Transmission Investment

    At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we know your car, truck, or SUV is far more than just a vehicle. It’s a lifeline...getting you to work, your kids to school, carrying groceries, and taking you anywhere you need to go. It’s also a huge investment, and one worth protecting.
  • How To Protect Your Transmission When Towed

    If your vehicle breaks down and you have to be towed make sure you are aware of proper steps to protect your vehicle's transmission. The vehicle’s configuration determines how it should be properly towed to avoid transmission damage. Specifically, it matters if your vehicle is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and whether it’s an automatic or a manual. From the professionals at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, here’s how to tow your vehicle:

  • How Transmission Leaks are Detected

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    Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

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