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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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    Transmission Noises and What They Might Mean

    Any time you hear a strange noise coming from your vehicle, you should take notice. Odd sounds are one of your car's ways of letting you know something might be wrong. It may be a minor problem like a loose belt or bolt that needs tightening, or it could be the sign of something more significant. Ei…Read More

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    What Does it Mean if My Clutch Pedal is Loose?

    If you press your clutch pedal and it goes all the way to the floor with little-to-no resistance, it could be the sign of a clutch or transmission system problem. If you are unable to shift at all or the vehicle won't stay in gear, then there is definitely a significant issue that you will need to a…Read More

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    Is it a Transmission Problem or Something Else?

    Not all transmission problems are caused by issues with the transmission itself. If you are hearing strange noises, having trouble shifting, experiencing sluggish acceleration or noticing any other common signs of transmission damage, it may not always be the transmission to blame. You definitely wa…Read More

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    5 Signs of a Damaged Differential

    Differentials give your vehicle's the ability to turn at different rates. This provides better handling and better torque efficiency. Front-wheel drive vehicles will have a front differential, while rear-wheel drive cars and trucks have a rear differential. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles…Read More

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    Transmission Overheating? Here’s What You Need to Know.

    Everyone knows that their vehicle's engine can overheat. Did you know it can happen to your transmission, as well? In fact, an overheating transmission is a major concern. If it happens, you will want to get your transmission system inspected as soon as possible. It can be very dangerous to drive wi…Read More

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    What to Do if You Have a Transmission Fluid Leak

    If you notice any fluid leaking underneath your car, truck or SUV, you should be concerned. It may be a minor problem like a loose fitting or worn hose. Or, it could be the sign of a much bigger issue. At the first sign of any fluid leak, you should figure out which fluid is leaking and get your veh…Read More

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    Signs of a Healthy Transmission

    Over the years on the Ralph's Transmission Blog, we've shared plenty of articles detailing signs of transmission problems. Gears slipping, gears grinding, gears not engaging, fluid leaks, sluggish acceleration—these are just a few ways to see or feel that something may not be right within your veh…Read More