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Transmission Answers

The transmission works with the engine to provide power to you car’s wheels. Whether automatic or manual, the transmission plays a major role in the overall performance of your car. Make sure to check it at the first sign of problems.

What does it do? A transmission/transaxle keeps the engine’s output optimally matched to the speed and load conditions. The torque converter, connected to the automatic transmission/transaxle input shaft, connects, multiplies and interrupts the flow of engine torque into the transmission. Universal and/or Constant Velocity (CV) joints connect to the driveshaft to transmit output power from the transmission to the rear axle on rear-wheel-drive cars and the front axle on front-wheel-drive cars. These joints also allow the driveshaft and/or CV shaft to work at an angle. The several different types of automatic transmission fluid serve multiple purposes: cleans, cools, lubricates, transmits force, transmits pressure, inhibits varnish buildup and continually protects the transmission.

Typical Wear and Tear

  • Wear and tear on the transmission can be influenced by:
  • Driving habits
  • Towing or excessive loads
  • Operating conditions
  • Condition of the transmission fluid
  • Frequency of regular maintenance

Symptoms Include:  Slipping -  Hesitation - Bucking - Grinding gears - Difficulty shifting


Thank you for visiting Nationwide Transmission in Flagstaff, AZ.  Count on our automotive repair technicians for  complete automotive repairs, maintenance, and diagnostic services.  Choosing our team will keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.  

Schedule your appointment today (928) 526-4396 or schedule online.