Transmission Repair

AAMCO's Premier Transmission Repair and Maintenance Services

Welcome to AAMCO Lafayette: expert Transmission Repair

Having car trouble and suspect it might be your transmission? Don’t panic! AAMCO Lafayette, IN is here to diagnose and repair all types of transmission problems, automatic or manual. Our team of certified technicians possesses the expertise and advanced tools to get your car shifting smoothly and reliably once again.

Why Choose AAMCO Lafayette for Transmission Repair?

  • Transmission Experts: Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in diagnosing and repairing all types of transmissions, domestic and foreign.
  • Advanced Diagnostics: We utilize cutting-edge diagnostic equipment to pinpoint the exact cause of your transmission problem, ensuring efficient repairs.
  • Automatic & Manual Transmission Repair: We service both automatic and manual transmissions, offering comprehensive solutions for all your car’s needs.
  • Quality Parts & Warranty: We use only the highest quality transmission parts backed by a nationwide warranty for your peace of mind.
  • Honest & Transparent Service: We’ll explain the issue clearly, discuss repair options, and answer any questions you may have before proceeding.
  • Commitment to Getting You Back on the Road: We understand the inconvenience of transmission problems. We prioritize getting your car repaired quickly and efficiently.

Some vehicle signs that could indicate you need transmission services are:

  • Transmission Fluid Leaks: If you notice red or brown fluid leaking underneath your vehicle, it could indicate a transmission fluid leak. Low transmission fluid levels can lead to transmission problems and should be addressed promptly.

  • Strange Noises: Unusual noises coming from the transmission, such as grinding, whining, or clunking sounds, may indicate internal damage or wear. These noises often occur during gear shifts or when the transmission is under load.

  • Slipping Gears: When the transmission slips out of gear or shifts gears unexpectedly while driving, it can indicate a slipping transmission. This may feel like a momentary loss of power or hesitation when accelerating.

  • Delayed Shifting: Delayed shifting or difficulty shifting gears, particularly when moving from park to drive or reverse, can indicate transmission issues. This may feel like a delay in engagement or a rough shift.

  • Burning Smell: A burning smell, particularly when driving or after prolonged use, can indicate overheating transmission fluid. Overheating can lead to damage to internal transmission components and should be addressed immediately.

  • Dashboard Warning Lights: If the “Check Engine” light or “Transmission” warning light illuminates on the dashboard, it could indicate a problem with the transmission system. A diagnostic scan can help identify the specific issue.

  • Fluid Contamination: If the transmission fluid appears discolored or has a burnt odor, it may indicate fluid contamination or overheating. Contaminated fluid can cause internal damage to the transmission components.

  • Vehicle Vibrations: Excessive vibrations or shuddering sensations, particularly when accelerating or decelerating, can indicate transmission problems. These vibrations may be felt throughout the vehicle or specifically in the transmission area.

  • Difficulty Engaging Gears: Difficulty engaging gears, such as difficulty shifting into park or reverse, can indicate transmission linkage issues or internal transmission problems.

Don’t Let Transmission Trouble Grind Your Gears!

Schedule your transmission service or repair appointment at AAMCO Lafayette today! Our experts will diagnose the problem and get your car shifting smoothly again.

Schedule an Appointment

Please note that all appointments scheduled online are drop-off appointments. If you need a same-day or rush appointment within 24 hours, please call us.

Transmission repair services

When choosing a common transmission repair or rebuild service we want to enable you to make informed decisions about maintaining and repairing your vehicle’s transmission to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

Transmission Systems Check and Troubleshooting

Service: Comprehensive diagnosis and troubleshooting involve inspecting the transmission system to identify the root cause of any issues accurately. This may include visual inspections, fluid analysis, computerized scans, and road tests to pinpoint transmission problems.

When to Use: Diagnosis and troubleshooting are necessary when you experience symptoms such as slipping gears, delayed shifting, unusual noises, fluid leaks, or dashboard warning lights. By identifying the underlying issue, technicians can recommend the appropriate repair or rebuild services to address the problem effectively.

Transmission Fluid Service

Service: Transmission fluid service involves draining the old transmission fluid, replacing the filter (if applicable), and refilling the transmission with fresh fluid. This helps maintain proper lubrication and cooling of internal transmission components.

When to Use: Transmission fluid service is recommended as part of routine maintenance or if you notice discolored or burnt transmission fluid, fluid leaks, or shifting issues. Regular fluid changes can extend the life of your transmission and prevent costly repairs.

Transmission Repairs

Service: Transmission repairs address specific issues within the transmission system, such as worn clutches, damaged seals, faulty solenoids, or worn gears. This may involve replacing individual components or making adjustments to restore proper transmission function.

When to Use: Transmission repairs are necessary when you experience symptoms such as slipping gears, delayed shifting, harsh shifting, or transmission fluid leaks. Repairs can address specific issues without the need for a complete transmission rebuild.

Transmission Rebuild

Service: A transmission rebuild involves disassembling the transmission, inspecting all components for wear or damage, replacing worn parts with new or remanufactured components, and reassembling the transmission to factory specifications. This comprehensive service restores the transmission to like-new condition.

When to Use: Transmission rebuilds are necessary when the transmission has significant wear, damage, or internal problems that cannot be addressed through individual repairs. Symptoms such as severe slipping, grinding noises, or complete transmission failure may warrant a rebuild.

Transmission Replacement

Service: Transmission replacement involves removing the existing transmission and installing a new or remanufactured transmission. This service is necessary if the existing transmission is irreparable or if replacement is more cost-effective than rebuilding.

When to Use: Transmission replacement may be necessary for transmissions with catastrophic failure, extensive damage, or high mileage. Symptoms such as complete transmission failure, excessive slipping, or internal damage may warrant replacement.

Transmission Repair FAQ

Look out for symptoms such as slipping gears, delayed shifting, unusual noises, fluid leaks, or dashboard warning lights. If you experience any of these issues, it's essential to have your transmission inspected by a qualified technician.

Transmission issues can be caused by various factors, including worn or damaged components, low transmission fluid levels, fluid contamination, overheating, or improper maintenance. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs can help prevent transmission problems.

The duration of transmission repair or rebuild depends on the extent of the damage, availability of parts, and complexity of the service. Minor repairs may be completed within a day, while a complete rebuild or replacement may take several days.

The cost-effectiveness of transmission repair versus rebuild depends on the extent of the damage and the condition of the transmission. In some cases, minor repairs may be sufficient to address issues, while severe damage may require a complete rebuild or replacement.

It's not recommended to drive a vehicle with a damaged transmission, as it can lead to further damage and costly repairs. Continued driving with transmission issues can result in complete transmission failure and potentially leave you stranded on the road.

Yes, regular transmission maintenance, such as fluid changes and inspections, can help prevent premature wear and damage to transmission components. By following the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule, you can prolong the life of your transmission and avoid costly repairs or rebuilds.