Manual transmission

By Leamas, 9 December, 2020
Transmission fluid leak can degenerate to serious transmission faults or total damage if the leak is not fixed immediately.

Have you noticed a transmission fluid leakage and you don't know whether you can manage the car to your next destination or simply park the car to fix it first?

Transmission oil leakage can be minor or major but not fixing it will eventually lead to destruction of the transmission.

Even if the leakage is minor, it should be fixed immediately.

 

CAUSES OF LEAKAGE AND AREAS WHERE IT CAN OCCUR:

1. Leak in oil pan due to impact with rocks, curbs and so on..

By Leamas, 27 November, 2020
Transmission especially the automatics can overheat. The causes range from bad clutch, wrong fluid, overfilled or underfilled transmission and bad oil cooler.

Overheating is a major killer of automatic transmissions especially when the overheating is not caught on time.

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE VARIOUS COMMON ISSUES THAT CAUSE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS TO OVERHEAT.

Fluid leak - When the automatic transmission fluid is low due to leakage, there won't be enough fluid to circulate and dissipate the heat thereby causing transmission overheat.

Low fluid - Low transmission fluid level can be as a result of fluid leakage or incorrect fill level when the transmission was filled.

By Leamas, 18 April, 2019
Heat generated from automatic transmissions are transferred to the cooling system for dissipation to the environment through the transmission oil cooler.

There are some cars that have transmission heat exchangers attached to the bottom of the radiator.

Mineral deposits as a result of prolonged use of water can go settle at the water passage side of the oil cooler and block it.

You will then have only ATF circulating but not water and hence no heat exchange. This is the beginning of the end of such transmission as the transmission will be overheating especially during high ambient temperatures, sporty or high speed driving.

By Leamas, 19 January, 2019
There are special skills that can be used when driving a manual transmission car to give the best fuel economy.

Manual transmissions are very fuel efficient. Recently, automatic transmissions are also very fuel efficient and some even beating the manual transmission counterparts.

From observations, for some, reverse is the case due to poor driving skill when driving the manual transmission car that is supposed to be fuel efficient.Some drivers are guilty of gear overuse on normal driving conditions. Like keeping it on first gear for more than necessary.