Automatic Transmission Service

Regular service of your automotive transmission at Cunningham’s Automotive Repair in Ottsville, PA can prevent expensive transmission repairs. Just like changing your vehicle’s engine oil and filter, changing the transmission’s fluid, and filter if needed, will greatly extend the life of your transmission. Transmission problems typically start out minor and get worse over time. Regular servicing at our Ottsville repair shop can help catch problems before they become major, expensive repairs.

Vehicle manufacturers often claim that under “normal” driving conditions you never have to change your automatic transmission fluid (ATF). The problem is that very few vehicles in Ottsville are driven under ‘normal’ conditions. If you drive in and around Ottsville, experience outside temperatures reaching 90° Fahrenheit or higher, encounter hilly terrain, or tow a trailer, you should service your transmission every two years or approximately every 30,000 miles.

In most cases during the transmission service, only about half the fluid is able to be removed from the unit. This is because much of the total fluid capacity is in the torque converter and cooler lines and cannot be drained without flushing or major disassembly. If the fluid is contaminated, dark in color, or badly burnt from overheating, a total system flush may be required with warranty-approved ATF fluid.

Manual Transmission Service

Regular servicing of your manual transmission at Cunningham’s Automotive Repair in Ottsville, PA can prevent expensive repairs. Just like changing your vehicle’s engine oil, changing your transmission’s oil will greatly extend its life.

In a manual transmission, the major problem is metal particle contamination. This metal is created by the normal operation of the transmission’s synchronizers, bearings and gears. The resulting metal particles then circulate in the oil causing excessive wear on all moving parts. Since a manual transmission has no filter, the only way to remove the metal contamination is to drain and replace the oil.

Vehicle manufacturers often claim that under “normal” driving conditions you never have to change your transmission oil. The problem is that very few vehicles are driven under ‘normal’ conditions. If you drive in and around Ottsville, PA, experience outside temperatures reaching 90° Fahrenheit or higher, encounter hilly terrain, or tow a trailer, you should service your transmission every three years or approximately every 45,000 miles.

Changing transmission oil is a simple matter of draining the old oil and refilling with new manufacturer’s recommended oil. Having your transmission regularly serviced at Cunningham’s Automotive Repair in Ottsville, PA will insure longer transmission life and help you avoid costly repairs.

Transfer Case Service

Transfer cases are found on four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. This gearbox divides the transmission power output between the rear differential and the front differential. Most transfer cases allow the front wheels to be disengaged and spin freely during normal driving conditions. When desired, power is transferred to all four wheels.

Transfer case fluid provides lubrication to gears, bearings, shafts, and other internal components. Heat, pressure, and friction slowly breakdown the additives in the transfer case fluid. In addition, small particles of metal may come off the gears as they wear and these metal particles can mix with the fluid. Fluids can also become contaminated with water.

Transfer case service includes:

  • Draining the old transfer case fluid
  • Filling transfer case with the manufacturer’s recommended type and quantity of new fluid

Clutch Service

Because Cunningham’s Automotive Repair specializes in clutches, we boast a staff of fast, highly skilled technicians. In most cases, we’re able to quickly diagnose the problem, finish the needed repairs, and get you back on the road in one day.

Doing it right means doing it better. That’s why each clutch repair includes replacement of all crucial parts including: pressure plate, release bearing, pilot bearing, and resurfacing the flywheel to the original factory specifications. We don’t use rebuilt parts, and we don’t cut corners. All parts installed are new and of the highest quality.

If your problem is not the clutch itself, but the clutch release system, we can solve it for you. We can replace your cable, your hydraulic system, or if necessary, we can replace or repair your transmission.

Our services for clutches include the following:

  • Clutch Replacement
  • Clutch Disc
  • Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Throw-out Bearing
  • Release Bearing
  • Pilot Bearing
  • Master Cylinder
  • Slave Cylinder
  • Flywheel
  • Clutch Linkage
  • Transmission Filter
  • Transmission Pan Gasket
  • Transmission Flush
  • Output Shaft Seal
  • Torque Converter
  • Torque Converter Seal
  • Shift Linkage
  • Transmission Band
  • Transfer Case Fluid
  • Transfer Case
  • 4WD Shifter
  • 4WD Linkage

You can call us at 610-847-6006 or use our online form to schedule an appointment today!