1. A man with soft, white gloves adjusts components in a vehicle.

    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

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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

  9. A man with soft, white gloves adjusts components in a vehicle.

    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