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Fayetteville Drivers Ask: Do I Need a Transmission Replacement?


At Mr. Transmission® Milex® Fayetteville, we know how stressful a transmission replacement can be. Transmission replacements are a significant investment, which is why it’s important that Fayetteville drivers know when a replacement is needed vs. when a less costly repair will work just as well.

If you think your vehicle may require a transmission replacement or repair, we encourage you to visit Mr. Transmission Milex Fayetteville for a free diagnostic inspection and estimate. If you do, and our technicians find minimal damage, we may recommend an external repair or a transmission reseal, which will save you money. If we suspect interior damage, we usually recommend a transmission rebuild or a transmission replacement.

Transmission Replacement & Rebuild vs. External Repairs & Reseals

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An external transmission repair is usually the most simple — and least costly — option for fixing your transmission. In an external repair, technicians are able to diagnose the issue and replace damaged parts without taking apart your transmission.

Unfortunately, most transmission issues can’t be fixed with external repairs. Transmissions are complex mechanisms made up of hundreds of interconnected parts. Most parts are difficult or impossible to reach without disassembly, and damage to one part usually means damage to others. Because of this, it’s rare that damage is limited to easy-to-access parts.

If leaks are the main reason for your transmission issues, Mr. Transmission Milex Fayetteville technicians may recommend a transmission reseal. To do this, the transmission needs to be removed from your vehicle, resealed, then reinstalled. As with an external repair, this will be less costly than a rebuild or replacement, but it can’t fix internal damage. If low fluids have caused wear or damage, you will likely need a bigger repair.

Transmission Replacement vs. Transmission Rebuild

If your transmission has suffered internal damage, the technicians at Mr. Transmission Milex Fayetteville will recommend a transmission replacement or rebuild. These are two distinct repairs, and it is worthwhile to know the difference.

In a transmission rebuild, our technicians will completely take apart your transmission. We then test each part individually. Parts that are damaged or worn are individually replaced. When we’re finished, our technicians reassemble your transmission. In cases of moderate or minimal damage, a rebuild is usually the economical option, since we only replace select parts.

A transmission replacement involves the wholesale replacement of your transmission, either with a new model or with one that has been separately rebuilt. A replacement will usually be more expensive than a transmission rebuild. However, in cases where damage is extensive, a replacement can be the cheaper option. A replacement could also extend the lifespan of your vehicle compared to a rebuild.

If you require a transmission replacement or repair, the technicians at Mr. Transmission Milex Fayetteville will be happy to help you choose the right type of fix for your vehicle. Simply book an appointment with our office today to get started with a free initial inspection and estimate.


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