Gearbox Repairs & Replacement

Gearbox Repairs & Replacement

We at Baldwins Garage offer a great gearbox repair service in Bromsgrove, Worcester and the South West of Birmingham Area

We are your local garage that offers a reliable gearbox repair and gearbox replacement service in Bromsgrove near Worcester.

We are fully experienced in dealing with gearbox problems for all makes of cars. The gearbox is vital for the running of any car so at the first signs of any problems you should get it checked out, leaving it could cause even more problems.

You need to use an expert for gearbox problems that understand the different transmission types.

There are many things that can go wrong with a cars gearbox so having experience and knowledge of the common types of problems is invaluable.

Our fully qualified technicians are happy to go through what the problem is with you and explain the possible solution to your gearbox problem.

We are always competitive on pricing so whether your cars gearbox requires a repair, reconditioning or a full gearbox replacement you can be assured by contacting us.

Our garage has a range of gearbox components suppliers enabling us to offer our customers a speedy repair service.

Here are some common signs that you may have a problem with your gearbox

Cars Gears Slipping

When changing gear, this should be an easy action and when you have found gear it should stay in it. However you may face a problem of where when you shift into a gear, go to put pressure on the accelerator pedal the car jerks and falls back into the previous gear. This is a common problem of the gear slipping.

The Cause and The Fix

You do not want gears slipping because they will harm the gearbox and can also put you in a dangerous situation. For example when trying to overtake and the gears slips back
to the previous gear this will slow down your acceleration in the process and could cause an accident.

The main reason for gears slipping is a damaged shift fork. A damaged gear fork means it does not move properly to lock on to the correct gear which causes the transmission to automatically drop back. If it isn’t this, a mechanic look at if the gear teeth are worn, failing that it could be due to low transmission fluid.

Lack of Acceleration

Lack of acceleration or a slight delay in acceleration after changing gears is a common gearbox problem sign. At times while driving you will notice a slight delay in the acceleration of the car after shifting gears. A delay of less than second can occur in manual transmissions but this should be only occasionally.

If you have a problem this type of delay will be longer and often more frequent with automatic transmissions. However, if this occurs where your RPM increases after shifting gear but the cars speed hardly increases, this will be an issue that is worth looking at.

The Cause and The Fix

This problem occurs due to a faulty clutch component which doesn't let it fully engage or disengage when it should.

The primary cause of this problem are either worn out plates, clutch springs or the master cylinder.
It could also be caused due to the presence of air in the fluid channel which can be fixed with simple bleeding of the concerned channel.
If this doesn't work the affected part will have to be replaced.

Car Shaking with a Grinding Noise During Gear Shifting

If your car is running properly there should not be any signs of any grinding or shaking while driving. If it has then there is a problem with something. If there is a grinding noise during changing gear and the car shakes then you have one of the common of gearbox problems.

The Cause and The Fix

The first things is to check if the grinding occurs after fully pressing the clutch pedal, if it does it is very likely this is due to worn out clutch plates.

If it happens after you have taken your foot off the clutch pedal, the issue is more likely to be with the gear synchronizers. In either case the parts will have to be replaced quickly because the more grinding that happens the more the damage will occur to your gearbox.

Fluid Found Under the Car

Like any other rotating mechanical component in a car your gearbox requires fluid for lubricating purposes. If you find liquid under your parked car, there is a good chance it is transmission fluid. It is easy to check because gearbox fluid is a bright orange colour.

The Cause and The Fix

If it looks bright orange and you think it is gearbox or transmission fluid, it is vital you find the leak and top up immediately. Transmission fluid should always be at an ideal level for proper lubrication. If it isn't it can cause severe damage to the fast rotating components of the transmission.

When trying to locate the leak start with looking if there is a damaged fluid pan or a broken seal. If this leak is found quickly then often just this part will need replacing without any other damage. HOWEVER IF THIS IS LEFT the gearbox components could incur damage which could lead to a hefty bill for replacement.

Car Gear stick is stuck

You may find at sometime the gearstick is stuck and will not move. In the case of automatic gearbox it will probably get stuck in one gear and will not budge even when trying to give it power through the accelerator.

The Cause and The Fix

Normally if a gearstick cannot move this is due to a dysfunctional clutch linkage. If the linkage is damaged or the clutch is simply worn out due to use, the load won’t shift and the gear will not slot properly.

If the same problem occurs in an automatic gearbox car it is normally due to a failure in its electronic system. This is because its the electronic system thats responsible for the gear shifting timing is not making the gear shifts work correctly.

At the first signs of any of these occurring please get it checked out. Please call us so we can get you booked in for a diagnosis.

Our repairs and replacement service covers

  • Cars & Light Commercial Vans
  • Diagnostic Checks
  • Gearbox Repairs & Replacement
  • Gearbox Reconditioning
  • Gearbox Diagnostics
  • Gearbox Oil & Filter Replacements

Frequently Asked Questions about our gearbox repairs, checking and replacing service
How much do Gearbox Repairs or Replacement cost?

    To be able to give you a quote either give us a call 01527 874663 or complete our enquiry form, either way we will quickly get back to you to give you our competitive quotation.

    We do not use any sales pressure, just best advice and prices.

    In some cases we will not be able to give full and accurate prices without seeing the vehicle first but we can quickly get you booked in on a day to suit and a time if appropriate.

    How to Find Us

    We are about 4 minutes away from Bromsgrove train station.
    Our address is: 17a Stoke Road, Bromsgrove B60 3EQ.

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    Contact us today for help & advice on your gearbox repairs, checking & replacement

    About Us

    We are a complete car service and car repair garage.

    Whether your car needs an MOT, car repairs, car servicing or air con regas, we can do all this at the best value for money.

    We have an unrivalled reputation based on our fully trained mechanics and our service with a smile policy, being committed to first class customer service for our clients.

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