Can you replace parts without removing the transmission?

By All Auto Staff - September 5th, 2017 in FAQ

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There’s no short answer to this question, except that there’s good news, and bad news when it comes to fixing your ride.

It’s a frequently asked question, considering how much labor (and subsequent costs) go into removing a transmission that needs extensive repair.

The Good:

The good news is that most car manufacturers make it easy for us to repair and replace components on your car when they break. For instance, many electrical parts in your transmission can be serviced simply by removing the oil pan. External components like shifter cables and bushings normally don’t require us to drop the transmission from your car either.

The Bad:

However, the bad news is not everything is fixed from the outside. Your transmission is an intricate melody of gears, synchros, levers, and other devices. Attempting to remedy a transmission problem by only fixing easily accessible parts may not completely address the issue. Ignoring a problem with those parts may only push the problem a bit further down the road.

The Truth:

These “band-aid” fixes may result in limited warranty coverage as it’s not possible to see if there are any additional problems with the parts inside the transmission that are only accessible with the complete removal of the transmission.

Our trained mechanics have seen it all, and no job is too intimidating or difficult for us to accomplish quickly. Including a complete transmission removal.

The Bottom Line:

The bottom line is that we’ll tell it to you straight, and give you the facts and our suggestion. We’re not snake oil salesman. We believe in doing the job right the first time, and no matter the problem, we’ll get you back on the road with the assurance of a repair done right.

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