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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

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    6 Signs of Transmission Fluid Problems

    Transmission fluid is the lifeblood of your transmission system. It keeps all the components properly lubricated, while also providing hydraulic pressure and friction to make everything work properly. The transmission fluid itself can often be the most obvious indicator that there is a transmission …Read More

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    10 Signs of a Failing Transmission

    At Ralph's Transmission, we've seen every type of transmission damage you can imagine. There are so many sensitive mechanical components inside your vehicle's transmission, and even the slightest weakness or failure can lead to significant damage to the entire system. It's best to recognize that you…Read More

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    Get Your Transmission Ready for the Central Valley Summer!

    It's no secret that it gets hot around the Central Valley in the summer. It can be sweltering, and this can be rough on your vehicle. It's a good idea to get your cooling system checked out, as well as your air conditioning system. One automotive issue often overlooked heading into the hot summer mo…Read More

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    Trouble Shifting? Here’s What You Need to Know!

    If your vehicle isn't shifting between gears smoothly, you may have a transmission issue or some other sort of drivetrain problem. It doesn't matter if you drive an automatic or manual transmission vehicle. It needs to shift properly in order for you to get where you need to go. Here are some common…Read More

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    Taking Care of Your Truck’s Transmission

    At Ralph's Transmission, we make it no secret that we love trucks. Many of us at the shop drive trucks and we work with many truck owners throughout the Central Valley. Whether you use your truck for work, for recreation or as your daily driver, we know how much it means to you. It's your workhorse.…Read More

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    6 Simple Tips to Protect Your Clutch System

    If you drive a manual transmission vehicle, you want to take good care of your clutch system. Beyond standard maintenance and repairs,  you can also work to improve your own driving habits. Whether you like to ride the clutch or shift too aggressively, you could be putting unnecessary strain on the…Read More