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Transmission

  • Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

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    So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

  • External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

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    There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

  • Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

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    At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Schaeffer Automotive want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

  • How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

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    A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, here’s what you need to know.

  • How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

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    At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

  • Hydraulic Basics To Keep You Running

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    The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

  • Identifying driveway spots: how to determine what is leaking under your car

    If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

    There are seven liquids a car can possibly drip: oil, gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, water, and coolant. How do you tell the difference? This article aims to help your know-how.

  • Is That Shaking a Driveshaft Issue?

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    Whatever type of truck you run in your fleet, they all have a driveshaft that connects the transmission to the differential, transferring power to the wheels. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we specialize in diesel truck and fleet vehicle maintenance and repair, including precision driveshaft care.

  • JASPER - Good Enough for Racing

    At Schaeffer Automotive we offer only the best products to our Huntingburg, IN drivers, that’s why we are excited to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. JASPER is known for their great transmissions, some of which are even used in NASCAR. The JASPER 4-Speed Transmission is currently being used by seventeen team/driver combinations during the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 4-Speed transmission is also being used by ten team/driver combinations for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series as well.

  • JASPER Expands their Chrysler Transmission Product Line

    Chrysler 68RFE

    Here at Schaeffer Automotive, we are always striving to provide Huntingburg, IN drivers with the highest quality products. That’s why we proudly work with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. JASPER is a leader in the nation for remanufacturing engines and drivetrain products at a price point that is affordable. Their latest offering is no exception. JASPER recently announced that they have expanded their remanufactured Chrysler 68RFE transmission product line. This remanufactured transmission is available for both 2WD and 4WD 2019 RAM 2500-3500 diesel applications.

  • JASPER has Expanded the Availability of the GM 6T70/6T75 Transmissions

    GM 6T70

    Jasper Engines and Transmissions is proud to announce their expanded availability of the remanufactures GM 6T70/6T75 FWD and AWD transmissions. These 6-speed transmissions are electronically controlled and are available for a variety of late-model GM vehicles. This expanded transmission line is now available for the 2013-2017 Enclave, Acadia, Traverse (3.6L FWD & AWD), Terrain, and Equinox (3.6L FWD); 2013 Equinox (3.6L AWD); 2013-2014 Terrain (3.6L AWD); 2013-2015 SRX (3.6L AWD), 2013-2016 XTS (3.6L FWD) and the 2014-2016 Impalas and Lacrosse (3.6L FWD).

  • JASPER Offers a Remanufactured Ford 6R140 Transmission

    6R140 Transmission

    Jasper Engines and Transmissions is proud to announce their expanded availability of the remanufactured Ford 6R140 RWD and 4WD transmissions. These 6-speed transmissions are electronically-controlled and are available for a variety of vehicles. This expanded transmission line is available for the 2015-2019 6R140 F250, F350 6.2L, and F350 6.7L (RWD & 4WD).

  • Leaky Transmission? Learn Where They Come From and What To Do

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    Leaky transmissions can be a pain, not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN we want to provide you with some information on where transmission leaks start and how to end them so that maybe we can eliminate any future leaks.

  • Looking for a transmission upgrade on a classic?

    automotive transmission

    Are you considering upgrading to a better transmission on your classic? Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN can help.

    If you drive something old, there’s a good chance it has fewer gears than you’d like. With all the 6 and 8 speed transmissions on the road today, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago we were getting by with just 2 or 3 gears. These days, there are some simple swap options - here are some things for you to consider.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

    transmission

    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

  • What Do Mechanics Have To Do With Hydraulics?

    mechanic working on car

    A huge part of what the hydraulic system in your transmission does is tell the mechanical components what to do and when to do it. Even if you don't understand how that works, our technicians at Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN have trained with the best to make sure they understand all the ins and outs of your system. We want you to understand what we're talking about when we talk to you about your vehicle so we'll break down some aspects of your hydraulic system. 

  • What kind of condition is your fluid in, and what does that mean for your transmission?

    Fluid being poured into vehicle

    The condition of your transmission fluid can tell you a lot about the condition of the transmission itself. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we want to help you be aware of what to look for and what we look for when servicing your transmission. 

  • What Makes Up Your Drivetrain?

    drivetrain

    Your drivetrain is where most of the process of moving your vehicle occurs. The drivetrain includes all the parts powered by the engine to turn the wheels, including the transmission, axles, or driveshafts that combine efforts to propel your car forward (or backward, when you’re in reverse.) At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, our drivetrain specialists are well equipped to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road and running smoothly along.

  • What's My Transmission Made Of?

    transmission

    Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

  • What's So Great About Performance Chips?

    red truck

    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

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