The transmission in your vehicle is one of the most complex systems it contains. The complexity of the system means that expert diagnosis and top quality service is vitally important, and that is what Cottman of Marietta strives to provide every day.
In order to understand the complex nature of your transmission, it is helpful to look at some of its moving parts. Here are some key things you need to know about your transmission and its many moving parts.
The CV axle in your vehicle has an important role to play, and most of the time it does its job silently. When the CV axle starts to fail, however, it will make its presence known.
The first sign of a worn CV axle is generally a strange clicking noise, a noise that becomes more prominent when you accelerate around a corner or make a turn. If you hear such a noise, you should bring your vehicle in for inspection.
Cottman of Marietta has the diagnostic equipment needed to check your CV axle and assess its condition. If your CV axle needs repairs, we can fix it and get you back on the road safely. Driving with a worn CV axle is very dangerous, and you cannot afford to wait.
If you hear a strange noise or sense a vibration as you drive or accelerate, a worn transmission mount could be the culprit. Many drivers overlook this simple yet vital part of the transmission, but a worn or failing mount can cause real problems and lead to a big repair bill.
If you detect unusual vibration or hear an unusual noise, just bring your vehicle to Cottman of Marietta. We can inspect your transmission mounts and make expert repairs if necessary. A worn mount will not get better on its own, and the damage will just get worse the longer you wait.
Sensors and Solenoids
Modern vehicles are filled with sophisticated sensors, and the failure of even one of these sensors could cause big problems for your transmission. The computer in your vehicle is very active as you drive, and the pressurized hydraulic fluid that powers your transmission is what allows you to seamlessly change gears.
Whether you drive an automotive or a stick, the computer in your vehicle activates a solenoid inside the transmission each time a gear change is required. That solenoid directs the transmission fluid to the valve body, engaging the proper gear and sending you on your way.
When everything is working normally, the gears are engaged and the sensors operate as they should. Slipping, grinding gears and other unusual operations mean something is wrong, and you should bring your vehicle to Cottman Marietta for expert service and diagnosis.