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Transmissions Philadelphia PA

Philadelphia PA Transmissions

Transmissions are a very complex piece of machinery that require not just expertise on the part of your technician, but also special diagnostic tools and equipment to properly diagnose, service and repair your particular transmission problem. Another reason to bring your transmission issue to the experts is because it can save you a lot of money from unnecessary work.


A mechanic without our decades of specialized experience may diagnose your vehicle's problem incorrectly and tell you that you need a new transmission, when in reality, your car only needed a simple repair, such as a fuse, a relay, a cable, or a loose electrical connection. It could even be an external sensor that needs adjusting. For more info, visit our Chestnut Hill transmission repair page.


Save yourself a lot of time, trouble and expense by getting a correct diagnoses right from the beginning, along with expert care, reasonable prices, a professional and highly trained staff, and a name you can trust. If you need a Philadelphia transmission repair shop, look no further! We look forward to adding you to our long line of happy customers!


You May Not Need a Transmission!


Philadelphia PA Transmissions- Diagnostics

Every day at Action Transmissions we receive calls from vehicle owners who are wanting to get an "estimate" because they were told by their general mechanic that they needed a brand new transmission. Then, later when we examine the vehicle, we find that the car did not need a new transmission at all.


Sometimes it only needs a minor repair, such as a loose fuse, cable or electrical connection. It might even be a problem with an external sensor. All of these are minor repairs. The vehicle owner could have easily made the mistake of hearing what sounded like a good quote from their general mechanic, and actually even think that they are getting a great deal, when the entire job was unnecessary to begin with.


At Action Transmissions in Philadelphia, PA you can feel confident that your diagnoses will be accurate. Our certified technicians will identify whether you have an external minor repair or an internal repair.


We charge nothing to perform this inspection for you, and it only takes a few moments of your time to complete the diagnostic.


Transmissions in Philadelphia PA- Warning Signs


Ignoring the signs of a possible transmission problem may in fact cost you more down the road. Some of the basic signs to look for are:

  •   Seeing fluid on the ground where you were last parked
  •   If the transmission is slipping
  •   If you see the RPMs on your engine going higher than normal
  •   If the shifting from one gear to the next is taking longer or harder
  •   Strange noise or vibrations
  •   The color of your transmission fluid is now brown or dark in color
  •   If your transmission fluid has a Burnt smell


These can all be signs of a transmission problem. But you don't have to wait until you have a problem before you service your transmission. Having your vehicle checked and serviced at recommend intervals will prolong the life of your transmission.



Common Failures of Transmissions Philadelphia PA

The most common failure of transmissions comes from excessive heat buildup. This may occur from your transmission fluid breaking down and not being changed as recommended, or driving your car frequently in heavy stop and go in traffic. Having an external transmission cooler installed will not only help your transmission run cooler, but prolong the life expectancy of the transmission.


Types of Transmissions in Philadelphia PA

Transmissions come in a wide range of "gears or speeds"; from the older 2 speed power glides to today's 8 speed overdrives. In addition we now have "CVT" or constant velocity transmission. This is a basically a one speed transmission that has no shift, Most of These transmissions however are not made to be rebuilt at this time. There are a few models that can be repaired or rebuilt, depending on type of repairs needed.


In addition to the types of transmissions, you have variations of manufacturers. You may own an American name brand but have a drive train (transmission) that is also installed in foreign brand names or vice versa, where your Toyota may have a transmission from General motors, Your Chevrolet Equinox may have the same transmission installed in a Volvo or Saab.


Electronic controlled transmissions work on the same principal, but may have different components, where one type may have a few simple solenoids or sensors, others may also have a TCM (transmission control module) or may also depend on PCM (power control module) in addition to the sensors and solenoids. These are all connected by a harness, which, over time may become brittle, rub up against another component and in some rural areas, rodents can enter a warm vehicle or nest in them after they decide to chew on the wiring creating a short.


The modules, just like your computer at home, may also require to be "flashed" or update to have the most current software available to correct certain conditions. The Transmission Shop takes pride in our work and our ability to properly diagnose your vehicles needs so that you do not over spend or get charged for something that is not needed. Our warranties back up what we say and do.


We offer complete Drive Train Service on Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmissions, Transfer Case, Clutch Assemblies and Clutch Hydraulics, Axles and Differentials, as well as Fluid and Filter maintenance service.

Call or stop in today at any of our three convenient locations and give us the opportunity to service your needs. You can also fill out the form to the left for more information!


We are the #1 Shop For Transmissions in Philadelphia PA!

We Have Been Helping Drivers in the Area Over 25 Years!

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537 66th Ave. Philadelphia PA 19126



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