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My automatic transmission won't go into reverse

When your automatic transmission won't go into reverse it could be due to an internal issue within the transmission. This can range from an issue with your valve body to something breaking internally. The only way to know why is to remove the transmission pan and to inspect the internal components.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My transmission won't go into reverse

Your transmission may not be going into gear due to an internal failure or possibly a module that has failed. The only way to know exactly what has happened is to have it properly diagnosed. Our highly trained and skilled technicians will help you get back on the road as soon as possible. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My transmission is shifting wierd

We're open and accepting appointments. We hope you're all doing well and that you're safe and healthy.  If your transmission is shifting weird the first thing you need to check is your fluid level. If your fluid is low then it can cause shifting issues. This can also happen if it's been overfilled. We would suggest that you make an appointment to have your transmission checked.  We are a full service shop, we will take care of all your vehicles needs so there is no reason to go somewhere else. Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-792-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather

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My transmission is shifting weird

It's story time - just humor me for a moment. I will start by saying this was prior to me working at the shop, at the time the boys were little and I was working from home. I should have known better, but I didn't. Jason and I took the boys to Seattle with his parents to watch a baseball game, on the way home we stopped for dinner as the boys were hungry. As we were getting ready to pull onto the on ramp suddenly we stopped moving. Nothing, nada, we weren't going anywhere. Jason with all his knowledge was able to get us off of the road and back down into a parking lot. Jason of course instantly knew what had happened. My transmission had gone out. From there he called the tow truck and we waited.  We finally got home around 3 am and when he looked at my vehicle the next day, he found the transmission had imploded on it's self and it had to be rebuilt. Now had I known the signs and symptoms I could have prevented all of the anguish and headache and m ... read more

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How did my transmission fluid burn

Your transmission fluid can burn due to friction in the gears and every time your transmission shifts heat is created with the clutches engage. Over time this can cause your transmission fluid to burn. Servicing your transmission on a regular schedule can prevent a catastrophic failure to your transmission and components.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car is shifting weird

Your car may be shifting weird for multiple reasons. You could have a short within a module that controls how your transmission shifts and that could be causing the problem. To fix this it could just need reprogrammed and or updated or it may need replaced. It all depends on what exactly it's doing and when it happens.    Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why is hard to shift from park to drive or reverse?

The hard shift from park to reverse on an incline is to the the excessive weight of the vehicle on the parking pawl. This can be prevented by setting the parking brake prior to shifting into park. This should be done when ever you are parking on an incline or recline. If the vehicle continues to sit on parking pawl it can cause it to break. A good habit is to just set your parking brake prior to exiting your vehicle.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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What is a transmission fluid service?

A transmission fluid service is when we take all of the fluid out of your transmission and then put in new fluid. This is an important part of your vehicles maintenance and for the life of your transmission. Depending on your vehicle and the fluid we recommend to have your transmission fluid serviced every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. We know there are places that say you never have to service your transmission fluid and we've found that when your transmission fluid is not serviced on a regular basis then you end up having transmission problems and rebuilding or replacing your transmission is much more expensive than just keeping it in good condition.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My pickup is in limp mode and it doesn't want to shift

This could be due to either a mechanical or electrical failure inside the transmission. Sometimes it's an easy repair and other times we have to remove the transmission and it may need to be rebuilt. The only way to know is to scan the transmission module for faults and then pinpoint test the wiring. This could also be due to low fluid in the transmission which we always check first and is an easy fix.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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What happens when my transmission goes out

When your transmission goes out then your vehicle won't move. Internally it will have broken pieces that will need to be replaced. You can either have your transmission rebuilt or a re-manufactured transmission installed. We typically suggest that you have your transmission rebuilt as it can be more cost effective and we can install updated and higher grade parts.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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