Transmission Repair near Aurora Colorado
Automotive and Transmission Repair
A simple web search for transmission repair will pull up one of the most friendly, reliable and trusted names in automotive repair throughout Colorado – Eagle Transmission.
Located in Parker, Colorado, this auto mechanic shop offers modern, state-of-the-art, diagnostic and repair services across a variety of specialties to keep your car or truck running in top condition. Their services include:
- FREE local towing to their shop with major repairs
- Brake Repair
- Check Engine Light Diagnostics
- Differential Gear Service
- Engine Repair
- Heating and Cooling Service
- Manual Transmission Repair and Clutch Replacement
- Preventative Maintenance
- Shocks and Struts
- 4×4 Transfer Case Service
- Transmission Diagnostics
- Transmission Fluid Replacement
- Transmission Service and Repair
What can you expect regarding transmission service and repair?
While these aren’t necessarily written in stone, services, from least- to most-expensive, fall into one of five categories: Transmission Flush, Transmission Leak Repair, Shift or Pressure Solenoid Replacement, Transmission Rebuild, and Transmission Replacement. A 2015 informal survey found that costs vary depending on the service you receive.
A transmission flush is the least-expensive service an automobile owner can receive. Having this service performed by an experienced and qualified auto mechanic, like those at Eagle Transmission, can often catch or fix problems before resorting to more costly options like a transmission rebuild or a transmission replacement. Costs range in price from $125 to $175 and recommended service intervals vary between 20,000 miles to 100,000 miles depending on the age of the car, where the average interval is approximately 60,000 miles.
As with any car, it’s important to refer to your manufacturer’s warranty (if you still have one) or your manufacturer’s recommended service guidelines. These guidelines are usually found in your owner’s manual that comes with the car.
Transmission Leak Repair
Transmissions are sealed equipment that contain a lubricant designed to aid in the transfer of power from the engine to the wheels (via an axle) and extend the life of this equipment. Because of this, a leak indicates there’s a problem. In other words, a leak isn’t simply treated as a maintenance issue as in the case of a routine transmission flush.
As the transmission ages, leaks can appear around sealed areas related to the transmission. Common locations include the transmission fluid pan and the transmission’s axle. You’ll know there’s a leak and be able to distinguish it from an engine oil leak by the color of the fluid. Engine oil leaks are usually black.
Fresh transmission fluid is bright red and as it ages becomes dark red – eventually turning brown (not black) when it needs to be replaced entirely. So, if you discover brown drops of transmission fluid in your garage or parking space, you not only have a leak, but your transmission is in desperate need of service. A leak only worsens the situation as a transmission can (and will) catastrophically fail with enough fluid loss.
Transmission leak repair costs typically range from $175 to $250.
Shift or Pressure Solenoid Replacement
There are multiple solenoids within a transmission’s housing. These control the movement and distribution of transmission fluid in and around the transmission’s gearing. If a driver experiences a hard time manually shifting or senses that the automobile is laboring to move between gears automatically (in the case of an automatic transmission), this may indicate that there are one or more solenoids that need replacing.
Once the automobile is in the shop, it’s recommended that all the solenoids in the transmission are replaced at the same time. The reason for this is because all the solenoids are the same age, have the same mileage, and replacing them is very labor-intensive. If you own an older vehicle, it’s neither prudent, nor cost effective to replace just one solenoid once the transmission’s housing has been opened, only to have the others fail at a later time.
Solenoid repair costs typically range from $400 to $1,000.
Transmission Rebuild or Transmission Replacement
People may begin to realize there’s a problem with their vehicle’s transmission around the 100,000-mile mark, especially if they haven’t had a routine transmission diagnostic or a transmission flush performed at approximately 60,000 miles (i.e., about 5-years of driving). Typically, a transmission rebuild or replacement becomes necessary because of individual component failure within the transmission or low transmission fluid. The hard truth is that this is a costly repair that may have been avoided.
Repair costs for a transmission rebuild range from $2,700 to $4,500 depending on the damage and vehicle type with transmission replacement costs ranging from $3,500 to $8,000.
Some Good News
Whether it’s routine maintenance or a much-needed repair, Eagle Transmission of Parker can give you honest, trusted advice and timely service. You can rest assured that services or repairs will be performed correctly. Give them a call at 720-778-1888 or visit their website at https://parker-transmission-repair.com to discover why they are, as their motto says, “The One to Trust” for all your automotive needs.
Eagle Transmission is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as well as Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.