Boise Transmission Repair

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Best Gearbox Service In Boise

Looking for a transmission rebuild shop near you?… we are your local expert repair shop. Give us a call and we will do our very best to inform you about the options you have to fix any issues you are trying to get resolved with your vehicle’s transmission–no hype and no pressure we promise! Do you need rebuilt transmission prices for your CadillacDodge, Ford, Chevrolet , SubaruToyota, Jeep, Nissan, Honda , GMC, Hyundai, Allison, Buick, BMW,KIA or Motor Home RV,Chrysler, ? Transmission replacement labor cost depends on the age of your vehicle and how you plan on using your vehicle. New for sale and rebuild kits are available! Call today (208) 297-5202.

Arm yourself with the right knowledge you’ll need to know to make an informed decision about where you decide is the right place to take your vehicle for service.

We also offer complete Automotive Repair Services.

What would you say if you went to your doctors office because you told him/her you were feeling ill and the doctor said “okay we need to do some exploratory surgery?”

You would probably get out of there as fast as you could.

As with your body – diagnostics is a very critical part of the process to find the ’cause’ of a problem… and at Boise Transmission Repair we believe it is just as important when it comes to diagnosing issues you have with your vehicles transmission.

So if any transmission shop tells you they have to ‘open’ up your transmission to find out what the problem is… and have not taken your vehicle for a road test or electronically scanned your vehicles transmission…we recommend heading for the door – fast.

Used car⁄ truck pre-purchase inspection −  this could save you thousands of dollars – how many times have you ever heard of anyone doing a thorough drive train inspection before they bought their 4×4?…

A transmission rebuild can add ten’s of thousands of miles to your vehicle and save you a vehicle payment.

Are you searching for transmission repair Meridian Idaho? we’ve got some great news for you – we are just a short 20 minute drive away!

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Dodge Cummins Diesel Automatic & 4x4 Transfer Case

If you have ever asked your smartphone ‘where is the best transmission repair shop in Boise‘ you’ve just found it.

Some general information about automobile gearboxes:

Types of vehicle transmissions: An automatic gearbox is one type of motor vehicle gearbox that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. Most automatics have a defined set of gear ranges, often with a parking pawl feature that locks the output shaft of the transmission.

Besides automatics, there are also other types of automated mechanical transmissions, such as continuous variable and (CVTs) and semi-automatic transmissions, that free the driver from having to shift gears manually, by using your transmission’s computer to change gear, if for example the driver were redlining the engine. Despite superficial similarity to other automated transmissions, automatic gearboxes differ significantly in internal operation and driver’s feel from semi-automatics and CVTs. An automatic uses a torque converter instead of clutch to manage the connection between the transmission gearing and the engine. In contrast, a CVT uses a belt or other torque transmission schema to allow an “infinite” number of gear ratios instead of a fixed number of gear ratios. A semi-automatic retains a clutch like a manual transmission, but controls the clutch through electro–hydraulic means.

A conventional manual gearbox is frequently the base equipment in a car, with the option being an automated transmission such as a conventional automatic, semi-automatic, or CVT. The ability to shift gears manually, often via paddle shifters, can also be found on certain automated transmissions (manumatics such as Tiptronic), semi-automatics (BMW SMG), and continuous variable transmissions (CVTs) (such as Lineartronic).

The predominant form of automatic gearbox is hydraulically operated; using a fluid coupling or torque converter, and a set of planetary gear–sets to provide a range of gear ratios.

Boise’s first choice for expert “drive line service and repair”!

Prevent costly future repair bills by having your diesel-powered trucks transmission serviced by professionals. Diagnostics is the most important process when evaluating your vehicles transmission issues. Call (208) 297-5202 right now!

Transmission service and repair in Boise.

Boise transmission shop provides service to the following counties in Idaho:

  • Ada, Kootenai, Bannock, Bonneville, Latah, Bonner, Fremont, Blane, Cassie, Lemhi, Owyhee
  • Bingham, Oneida, Camas, Minidoka, Clearwater, Canyon, Butte, Gooding, Valley, Payette
  • Adams, Boise, Madison, Washington, Gem

What’s the point of transmission service?

To provide the proper automatic transmission fluid and filter change procedures every time your vehicles transmission fluids are changed ⁄ serviced. (folks, this is a really big preventive maintenance item–service your transmission regularly and you will get a lot better service from it.)

Many dealerships and almost all quick lube oil change places are using flushing machines to change your automatic transmission fluid.  Why not use a flushing machine? Using a flushing machine does not address the critical need for cleaning the sediment in the transmission pan, cleaning the magnet inside the transmission pan, or changing the transmission oil filter. (Just imagine, have you ever had your engine oil changed without changing the filter?) Well, this is basically what’s being done with a flushing machine.

Flushing machines are used to provide a quick (cheaptransmission fluid change, however they do not address transmission pan cleanliness or the absolute necessity of filter changes. By taking your vehicles transmission pan off, sediment in the pan, as well as the magnet which collects microscopic particles needs be cleaned, and the fluid filter needs to be changed. All vehicle manufacturers recommend a filter change with the oil (fluid) change and recommend against the use of flushing machines due to possible fluid contamination from pan sediments.

“Boise Transmission Repair ” recommends your transmission fluid and filter changes based on the following 14 steps.

For your “transmission pan and filter” (fluid) oil change follow steps 1 through 12 and 14, for a complete system flush and filter change follow steps 1 through 14.

1. Check with the vehicle manufacture for the correct type of transmission fluid, the amount of fluid and transmissionfilter before starting the transmission and filter change procedure (or let the experts at Boise Transmission Repair  handle it!)

2. For your best results, your transmission fluid should be at normal operating temperature before draining the fluid (Caution: fluid will be extremely hot).

3. With the engine off, position a drain pan under the transmission pan and drain the fluid by loosening the pan bolts. Loosen one corner more than the rest to direct the flow into the drain pan.

4. Finish removing the transmission pan bolts, and lower the transmission pan down carefully (Some fluid is still in the hot transmission pan).

5. Remove the old filter and discard in an appropriate environmental recycling facility. Most transmission filters are held in place with a bolt or two however, some are held by a clip. Make sure the filter O-rings or seals are discarded with the filter.

6. Install your new filter by using the same bolts or clips and use a new O-ring or seal (supplied with the new filter).

7. Inspect your transmission pan before cleaning. A small amount of fine gray clutch dust is normal. However,if
you find metal shavings, there could be a mechanical malfunction or major transmission damage.

8. Clean your transmission pan thoroughly with appropriate solvent and wipe dry so there is no harmful residue.
In some transmission pans there is also a magnet that should be cleaned and reinstalled in the same position in the transmission pan. Clean the transmission and transmission pan mating surfaces thoroughly of all gasket material being careful not to damage the surfaces.

9. Position your transmission pan with new gasket on the pan. Some gaskets have four holes slightly smaller than the rest to allow threading the four bolts through the pan and through these smaller gasket holes to hold the gasket securely in place.

10. Hand-tighten the transmission bolts in a crisscross pattern until snug. Use a torque wrench to tighten
the bolts to the proper ft–lbs (check manufacture specifications) using the manufacturer’s recommended torque specifications.

11. Refill your transmission through the dipstick fill hole using the amount shown as “refill capacity”
in your owner’s manual.(or bring your vehicle to the “Boise Transmission Repair”)

12. If you are performing a transmission pan fluid replacement only, skip to instruction 14. If doing a complete
transmission pan and torque converter fluid replacement, follow the steps in instruction 13.

13. Follow these additional 5 steps for complete transmission pan and torque converter fluid replacement.
1) Obtain the total transmission fluid capacity from the manufacturer and have that amount of transmission fluid available.

2) Place a drain pan large enough to hold the total fluid capacity under the oil cooler. Disconnect the oil cooler lines from the oil cooler and direct the lines toward the drain pan.
3) With another person, be prepared to add ATF to the transmission fill hole (dipstick hole) at the approximate rate as the fluid is being pumped out the transmission line into the drain pan.
4) Start the engine, and as the old fluid is pumped out, add fresh fluid into the transmission fill hole.
5) When either the fluid color brightens or the total capacity has been replaced, shut the engine off and re–attach the oil cooler lines. All your fluid in the transmission pan and torque converter has now been changed.

14. With the vehicle on level ground and parking brake engaged recheck the fluid level using the manufacturer’s procedures outlined in the owners manual. Check the transmission and lines for leaks.

Disclaimer: “Boise Transmission Repair”  These automatic transmission fluid and filter change procedures are meant to serve as “guidelines only”. These guidelines do not take into consideration variations between vehicles. Changing transmission fluid should only be conducted by individuals with the proper mechanical knowledge and training. Personal injury and or transmission problems ⁄ damage can occur when the proper precautions are not followed. If in doubt, have your transmission serviced by the professionals at “Boise Transmission Repair ”.

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Boise’s Professional Drive Line Service

Boise Transmission Repair can handle any and all upgrades you might need for your diesel powered pickup truck. Today’s modern diesel performance is advancing rapidly.

The current lineup for pickup truck diesel engines can make nearly 1,750 plus lb-ft of torque at the wheels and still be drive-able on the street. Getting that much power to the ground, brings up some challenges for every component in your drive line, converter,transfer cases. Every single part in a transmission can be a weak link. Don’t let that happen to your trucks transmission, because eventually you will pay the price! So, avoid breaking the bank and call Boise Transmission Repair to get a professional transmission diagnosis call right now…

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Dependable Transmission services in Boise Idaho

RDI

RDI is a transmission repair industry acronym that stands for: Remove, Disassemble, & Inspect. This is only recommended if the problem with the gearbox is determined not to be a problem that can’t be fixed with the transmission in the vehicle.

Remove:  Remove the gearbox from the vehicle for dis-assembly.

Disassemble: Disassemble the transmission for the purpose of the next step in the procedure, which is:

Inspect: Inspect for the cause of the problem. Inspect for any worn or damaged part(s).

Also inspect for any transmission internal parts that are about to fail.

Why do I need an RDI?

Many times, a transmission problem is “hidden” from view. In other words, we can’t “see” what the problem is or its cause. We know the problem is internal. What we don’t know is; what is wrong, it’s cause, and most importantly, it’s cost. We have to perform some exploratory surgery. Doctors have X-rays, psychics have crystal balls, and Transmission Repair Boise relies on RDI’s.

Any transmission shop that could accurately diagnose and price an internal transmission problem without performing an RDI to determine the root cause of the problem, and it’s cost, is merely guessing. Anything less than a written estimate is merely guessing.

Can’t you just give me a price?

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