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    Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Transmission Fluid Leak

    Transmission fluid leaks are the most common causes for major internal transmission damage. Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) provides very important lubricating, hydraulic and cooling properties within the transmission system. Without the proper amount of clean fluid running through the transmissi…Read More

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    The Importance of Transmission Maintenance

    Most people are pretty good about getting their oil changed and tires rotated. Those are fairly easy services to remember every 5,000-6,000 miles, depending on the vehicle. A majority of new cars have maintenance reminders to let you know when service is required. One maintenance service that can be…Read More

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    GMC Owner Appreciates Honest Service at Ralph’s Transmission

    Alex drives a 2002 GMC Yukon Denali with over 180,000 miles on it. He recently started noticing that the vehicle would slip in and out of gear when driving 25-30 MPH. He contacted Ralph's Transmission in Modesto for help with his transmission problem. After towing the SUV to our shop, our technician…Read More

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    Is Your Truck’s Transmission Failing?

    Trucks are a way of life in the Central Valley. Whether you use your truck for work, recreation, daily driving or all of the above, you depend on it to get you where you need to go. You might have to haul heavy loads. You may have to go off-road. You may simply just have to get your kids to school a…Read More

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    5 Simple Steps to a Healthy Transmission

    It's the new year and many of us have made resolutions. For most, these resolutions revolve around living a healthier lifestyle. You may want to cut out sugars and carbs. You want to exercise more and lose weight. These are great resolutions to have, especially if you stick with them. Another resolu…Read More

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    4 Signs of Rear Main Engine Seal Failure

    Though it is not technically part of the transmission system, the rear main engine seal is a component we often have to replace for customers at Ralph's Transmission. If this critical seal is damaged or weakened, oil leakage can cause serious powertrain problems that could affect both the transmissi…Read More

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    Keep Your Transmission Healthy This Winter

    The winter season is almost here in the Central Valley. And though we don't have to worry much about snow around here, it can get quite cold and wet. Colder weather generally puts more strain on your transmission system and other vehicle components. It's a good idea to take a few extra steps to make…Read More

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    Dodge Owner Gets Transmission and Drivetrain Repairs

    Terry brought his 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan to Ralph's Transmission because the transmission was giving him problems. The check engine light was on and the transmission would make a loud whining sound whenever he tried to engage the vehicle in forward or reverse. The service team at Ralph's Transmiss…Read More

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    What We’re Thankful for at Ralph’s Transmission

    The entire team at Ralph's Transmission would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are all able to spend more time with your friends and family this holiday season. We know it's been a challenging couple of years for everyone. Thanksgiving is a time to sit back and…Read More