Transmission & Clutch Repair Shop in Huntington Beach
Providing transmission and clutch repairs and replacements for manual and automatic vehicles!
You should bring it to us immediately when you notice that your clutch or transmission is not functioning properly. It’s possible to prevent a minor problem from becoming a major one. Our simple transmission service, clutch adjustment, or sensor replacement can solve your transmission shifting problems and avoid more costly repairs.
We also repair and service transfer cases, differentials, and clutches in addition to transmission rebuilding. We also offer automotive computer diagnostic testing, finding electrical problems, transmission flushes, and transmission service.
You may need to bring your vehicle in for inspection if you see these signs:
All of these can be signs of a developing transmission problem. Bring your vehicle in to Automotive Excellence and we will road test it and/or check for transmission fluid leaks, and other problem signs.
In addition to transmission rebuilding we also do transfer case repair and service, differential repair and service, and clutch replacement service. We do automotive computer diagnostic testing, find electrical problems, transmission flushes, transmission service, and flywheel resurfacing.
Bring your vehicle to Automotive Excellence, and we will road test it or check for any transmission problem sign!
Why you should Flush out your Transmission Fluid
Your transmission’s vital parts get clogged with sludge and varnish deposits because, just like engine oil in your car’s engine, automatic transmission fluid suffers from heat, friction and electrochemical degradation. In fact, nearly nine out of ten transmission failures are due to overheating and fluid contamination.*
However, unlike oil, which can be completely drained from your car’s engine, most transmission fluid cannot be drained. Instead it stays in the torque converter, valve body and transmission lines, making a complete fluid drain impossible. Typical transmission service removes only 25% of the contaminated transmission fluid. Adding new fluid to the remaining contaminated fluid can actually cause sludge and varnish deposits to clog filters and further restrict fluid flow. This can result in a serious malfunction or even complete failure of your automatic transmission.
Now you have an option. Our transmission fluid exchange safely removes most, if not all, contaminated fluid as well as varnish and sludge deposits. Our transmission fluid exchange cleans the transmission cooler and lines, valve body and torque converter and also removes those wear metals that slowly grind away your transmissions’ internal components. Our transmission fluid exchange thoroughly cleans your car’s transmission and protects it with fresh fluid and conditioners that revitalize the seals and o-rings. If your vehicle’s transmission is showing signs of contaminated fluid, slippage, rough or hard shifting, try this service. If its been more than 30,000 miles, it’s time for a transmission fluid exchange. It may help you avoid the cost of major transmission work or even prevent the need for a new transmission.
Let one of our certified technicians perform this service for you.
*According to the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association
Our Approach To Extending Your Transmission Life
Most drivers can get a great deal of mileage out of their transmissions since they are heavy-duty equipment. The machines will eventually wear out and must be repaired like any other machine. You can prolong the life of your transmission by following these steps:
> Keep enough fluid in your transmission at all times.
The transmission fluid cools and lubricates the transmission. When there is insufficient fluid, the transmission will run hotter and wear out sooner. The transmission fluid also provides the pressure needed to transfer power from the engine to the transmission. More fluid is needed, and your transmission won’t shift properly.
When you come to our service center for an oil change, we will check your transmission fluid level and top it off if needed. We can inspect any reddish transmission fluid you see on the driveway for a leak if you see it. Several gaskets, hoses, and seals may leak and must be repaired.
> Replace your transmission fluid regularly.
Changing your transmission fluid regularly will extend the life of your transmission. Those gears are grinding against each other, producing tons of metal bits in the fluid. Transmission parts will wear out faster the more there are. To protect your transmission, transmission fluid also contains detergents and other additives. With time, these additives deplete, so old fluid no longer protects as well as new fluid.
We will recommend when you should have your transmission serviced based on your owner’s manual or our service adviser’s recommendations. You may need transmission service if your transmission isn’t shifting smoothly or if you suspect a leak.
Contact our service center to find out if you need transmission service!
Clutch Replacement Service
If you have difficulty putting your vehicle into gear, hear grinding noises when you put it into gear, or if the engine speed rises, but the vehicle lacks power, you may need a clutch, and we can repair it. Clutch replacement service involves removing the driveline and transmission to replace the clutch plate, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, and pilot bearing. The flywheel is also removed and resurfaced on most vehicles for smooth clutch engagement.
Before starting any clutch repair, we give the system a complete diagnosis. The clutch system can be diagnosed in the following ways;
- A clutch system consists of many different components, some of which are responsible for controlling clutch operation. It is often the hydraulic system that causes clutch problems.
- The clutch master cylinder and clutches slave cylinder can leak, causing the clutch not to disengage, making shifting gears very hard. Repairing this way is much simpler and less expensive most of the time.
- Whenever you experience a clutch problem, it is best to address it as soon as possible. It is possible to save more expensive components from premature wear by detecting problems early and adjusting or repairing them.
Contact Automotive Excellence Inc. to find out if you need transmission service!