Transmission & Clutch

Smooth is what we want in a car, truck, SUV or hybrid, especially as you go from gear to gear. When it comes to gear-transition, we’re talking about the transmissions! This does include the clutch, whether you’re applying it manually, or your vehicle “does it for you” in an automatic vehicle.

In order to fully understand what’s happening with your vehicle’s transmission, your description is always helpful and we may also need to run a diagnostic test in order to get the full view of what may be happening, or not happening, with your vehicle’s transmission and/or clutch.

These are a few of the main points and parts that come into play when we’re diagnosing, repairing or servicing transmission or clutch issue:

Automatic transmission services: diagnoses & repairs

Axle shafts

Clutch master cylinders

Clutch replacement

Clutch slave cylinders

Computer and electronic diagnoses

Differential service & repair

Flywheel resurfacing & replacement

Four-wheel drive services: diagnoses & repairs

Manual transmission services: diagnoses & repairs

Service clutch hydraulic systems

Transaxle rebuild/repair

Transmission cooler lines & hoses

Transmission fluid leak detection & repair

Transmission rebuild/repair

Does your vehicle feel kind of jerky as it’s going from a gear and into a new one?
Does it seem like one gear is particularly “rough” to get in or out of?
Is there a strange leak that you can’t identify?

Those may be indicators that a look at your transmission or clutch may be in order. There are other symptoms, of course, but those are a couple of the main ones.

As always, if your vehicle develops a new or strange behavior, try to have that looked at as soon as possible. We just want you safe.

Give us a call or schedule a service & we’ll take a good look at your transmission & clutch for you.

This is a video of an axle that goes into the front differential of a four wheel drive vehicle. There should be no movement but as you can see here there’s quite a bit

Our Reviews

Tom's Automotive Service
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4.7 out of 5 stars

Holli Margell
Holli Margell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

What I appreciate most about Tom's Auto in West Seattle is their level of customer service. Compared to a dealership shop, their personal attention to details like explaining the list of items your car needs in order of priority helps to break it down and not be overwhelmed. Yes, car repairs can add up, but their approach makes it palatable. It puts us in the position to prioritize what to take care of first. They are experts in auto repairs and customer service!

Joelle Hammerstad
Joelle Hammerstad

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

EXCELLENT service. I went in for burned out tail lights. They took me without an appointment; got me in and out in 20 minutes and chargedme less than $25. Definitely going back

Denise H
Denise H

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

This place has been so friendly and helpful. Twice I've brought my car by and they've look at it without charging to troubleshoot an issue for me. I've been looking for a new mechanic in the West Seattle area and plan to use this place whenever I need something.

Cassie Johns
Cassie Johns

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Tom's takes excellent car of my elderly car. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I've recommended Tom's to everyone I know!

Sheila Honeycutt
Sheila Honeycutt

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

This was my first time at Tom's and it was a wonderful experince. The staff treated me with respect and provided great customer service. Thank you.