Noel drives a 2015 Nissan Versa Note and recently noticed that her car was shuddering significantly when she was accelerating. Suspecting it was a transmission problem, she checked the transmission fluid and saw that it was almost black in color. That’s what led her to Ralph’s Transmission in Modesto for a complete transmission inspection.

The transmission technicians at Ralph’s Transmission ran diagnostic tests and performed a full inspection of the car’s CVT transmission. The transmission fluid level was full. However, it was definitely burned and discolored, which is usually the sign of internal problems. Road testing also confirmed that the transmission wasn’t changing ratios properly. Further inspection revealed major internal damage that was beyond repair. Unfortunately, the only recommendation was to replace the transmission entirely.

Noel spent several weeks thinking about it and eventually knew the work had to be done. She brought her Nissan back to Ralph’s Transmission to have the CVT transmission replaced by our team of transmission specialists. In addition to installing a new transmission in the vehicle, we flushed the transmission cooler to remove all the contaminated fluid that was running through the system. Our technicians also noticed that there was still a fluid leak at the rear main engine seal, so that was replaced as well. Once the new transmission was installed, the vehicle was road tested to make sure that everything was running correctly once again.

“I’ve said as much on their site, but I really love Ralph’s,” Noel writes in her Yelp review. “They’re thorough, they’re responsive and their service is so good. They arranged a ride back to my work even! I wish I could go to them for everything, honestly.”

Thank you, Noel, for putting your trust in Ralph’s Transmission and for sharing your feedback on Yelp. We know it’s never an easy decision to get major transmission repairs, especially something as significant as replacing the transmission entirely. You made the right decision, though, and we’re here to help any time you need us.

For anyone in Modesto or the surrounding Central Valley communities in need of transmission service, transmission repairs, a transmission rebuild or a transmission replacement—manual, standard automatic or continuously variable (CVT)—Ralph’s Transmission has you covered! Call us today at 209.526.1909 or schedule your service appointment online.

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