Transmission

  • The Hardest Working Parts On Your Diesel Truck

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    The differentials on your Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge diesel pickup are some of the hardest working components on your truck. At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, our technicians are experts in maintaining, repairing, and replacing differentials, keeping your truck working reliable just as much as you do.

  • The Manual Transmission - What’s it Made of?

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    Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.

    Shafts - There are three main shafts inside a manual transmission. There’s an input shaft where engine power is transferred via the clutch, and that drives the layshaft, also known as the countershaft. The countershaft has different sized gears to achieve various gear ratios. Corresponding gears on the countershaft connect to the output shaft. The output shaft is connected to the driveshaft, which powers the differential. 

  • Transmission Issues

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    Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

  • Transmission Parts Rely On Each Other

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    Once you have an idea of how the major components of your transmission operate, it’s time to bring them all together. In its most complex terms, a truck’s automatic transmission takes a lot to understand. However, at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, we like to keep things simple when we can. We want you to understand exactly what's going on with your car, truck, or SUV. Here’s a rundown of how everything works together.

  • Transmission Problems

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip.

    Worn/Burnt Clutches - Your truck’s transmission is packed with clutches that allow it to engage or disengage. If they’ve become worn or damaged, they won’t work properly, and your transmission will slip. Typically, there are other issues at hand that result in damaged clutches, and the clutches themselves require the entire transmission to be broken down in order for them to be replaced. Most of the time, a rebuild or replacement will be in order.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

  • Transmission Slips - What Does it Mean?

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    You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

  • Trouble Shifting? You May Need Fluid/Gear Oil!

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    Manual transmissions require far less maintenance than automatics. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a fluid check from time to time. Here’s what you should know about checking and adding fluid to your manual transmission, from Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL.

  • Upgrading your transmission on a classic.

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    Are you considering upgrading to a better transmission on your classic? Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL can help.  If you drive something old, there’s a good chance it has fewer gears than you’d like. With all the 6 and 8 speed transmissions on the road today, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago we were getting by with just 2 or 3 gears. These days, there are some simple swap options - here are some things for you to consider.

  • What Causes Transmission Failure?

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    At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, our priority is keeping your transmission shifting smooth and running strong for years to come. While proper maintenance, driving habits, and a myriad of other conditions affect the life and reliability of a transmission, there are also ways to increase the overall efficiency of your unit, even above stock performance.

  • What Does The “Tow” Button On Your Truck Do?

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    At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, we know an important part of your ability to care for your transmission lies in your knowledge about how it works. Here is some information on the tow button, if your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with one.

  • What is that clicking sound?

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    Do you hear a funny clicking sound when you turn the wheels of your vehicle? It could be your car or truck's CV or Drive Axle, and it may be in need of repair. Safety is the number one priority for our customers here at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited, and it is our goal to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Driving around with a damaged CV Joint or Drive Axle problem can be extremely dangerous. The axle is a structural component that bears the weight of the vehicle, any cargo, and the acceleration forces between you and the ground. It is so important to have your vehicle inspected regularly by a trained automotive repair professional here at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited to ensure its safety.

  • What To Consider When Choosing A New Transmission?

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    At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck, or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle, and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

  • What To Do About Transmission Leaks

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    Leaky transmissions can be a pain. Not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At from Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL we want you to be an informed driver so here’s some information about where transmission leaks start, and how to end them.

  • What's My Transmission Made Of?

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    Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

  • When does a transmission need to be repaired?

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    Whether you’ve never had any trouble out of your transmission, or you are all too familiar with transmission issues, you may wonder how often a transmission requires repair. In truth, it really just depends. There are hundreds of different transmissions, some more reliable than others, with different levels of stress demanded of them. Age, mileage, type, and usage are all aspects of the transmission condition.

  • Why Is Your Transmission Important

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    If there’s one thing we know at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, it's the importance of a transmission. While engines get a lot of the spotlight in conversations about vehicles, we know that the transmission is the unsung hero of your automobile. We want you to know just how important it is, too.

  • Your Top Transmission Specialists

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    At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, we understand the importance of proper transmission maintenance. Commercial trucks are heavy, and they rack in a lot of miles. With this combination, it’s essential the transmissions in your trucks are always performing their best. Here’s a few things to watch out for:

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