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Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip.

Worn/Burnt Clutches - Your truck’s transmission is packed with clutches that allow it to engage or disengage. If they’ve become worn or damaged, they won’t work properly, and your transmission will slip. Typically, there are other issues at hand that result in damaged clutches, and the clutches themselves require the entire transmission to be broken down in order for them to be replaced. Most of the time, a rebuild or replacement will be in order.

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Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

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Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

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You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

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Leaky transmissions can be a pain, not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA we want to provide you with some information on where transmission leaks start and how to end them so that maybe we can eliminate any future leaks.

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Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.

Shafts - There are three main shafts inside a manual transmission. There’s an input shaft where engine power is transferred via the clutch, and that drives the layshaft, also known as the countershaft. The countershaft has different sized gears to achieve various gear ratios. Corresponding gears on the countershaft connect to the output shaft. The output shaft is connected to the driveshaft, which powers the differential. 

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Once you know what's in your transmission, and what’s connected to it, it’s much easier to understand how it works. Let's take a look at how it all comes together. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we want to make sure you know how your car works so you can keep it in great condition.

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If your brake lights are giving you trouble, it’s something you want to get fixed. It’s a safety hazard, and you might also get a ticket out of it. Why aren’t they working, and what can you do about it? Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA has the answers.

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