Sorted by Category: Transmission Information

  • Is it Better to Replace or Rebuild Your Transmission?

    Tuesday 29 January 2019

    This is a question we get all the time at Ralph's Transmission, and it's a good one worth asking. People come into our Modesto shop with transmissions that have severe internal damage that's beyond conventional repairs. Repairing Internal Transmission Damage When it comes to the health and performance of your transmission, minimal "Band-Aid" fixes often won't suffice. O... read more

  • What Are Transmission Solenoids?

    Tuesday 11 September 2018

    Solenoids are very important components within your vehicle’s automatic transmission system. They are electro-hydraulic valves that effectively control the flow of transmission fluid. They open and close with precise timing linked to the speed sensors in your engine. The solenoids and torque converter are unique components that will be found i... read more

  • What to Do if Your Transmission is Slipping

    Tuesday 28 August 2018

    It's one of the most common repair issues we deal with every day at Ralph's Transmission. Someone brings their car into our shop because their transmission is slipping between certain gears. It happens in all types of transmissions, including automatic, manual and modern CVT (continuously variable) transmissions. It often occurs when the car is running cold, but can still impact things when it is at regular tem... read more

  • Why Do Many New Cars Not Have a Transmission Dipstick?

    Tuesday 14 August 2018

    Transmission dipsticks are slowly becoming a thing of the past. In just about any vehicle built prior than a few years ago, you'd find a dipstick that would allow you to check and measure the level (and quality) of your transmission fluid. It works just like the engine oil dipstick and it's very easy to use.  How to Check Your Transm... read more

  • Repair, Rebuild or Replace? Which Transmission Solution is Right for You?

    Tuesday 03 July 2018

    Your transmission is one of your vehicle's most important systems. Without it, you will not be able to drive at all. Or, if it's something is just slightly off within your transmission, it can lead to major safety issues or other significant damage in your car that will be very expensive to repair. At the first sign of a transmission problem, you should have it looked at by a transmission repair expert like Ralph... read more

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