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

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Nancy I
Nancy I

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I take my car to Tom's because they are friendly and reliable. I appreciate they are able to "triage" and explain the maintenance needed to keep my car up and running. It's great they offer a shuttle in the morning and late afternoon to help the locals get back to work!
I once had to pull off the freeway due to my car acting oddly. I called Kandie at Tom's and she was able to explain what I needed to do. This helped me stay calm and confident in an otherwise stressful situation.

Andrea Honer
Andrea Honer

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Tom’s is great. I took my vehicle in for a transmission issue. They were thorough with their diagnostic and communicated my options every step of the way. Honest and reliable service.

Meg Halverson
Meg Halverson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Everyone at Tom's cares about delivering great, expert service and keeping your car or truck in excellent mechanical condition. I have a 2001 Yukon XL which is a 3/4 ton towing vehicle and has been serviced at Tom's for 14 years. It has 187,000 miles on it, and I credit their commitment to excellent service and workmanship for the vehicle's longevity. They are the best in the business, and we are super fortunate to have them in West Seattle.

Tamara Gillest
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posted 2 months ago

Tom's Automotive is open and honest. They have a friendly staff and are helpful in getting answers that work for the budget. I never feel pressured to do something that I don't want to do and they are willing to present options. Thanks, Tom's!