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Your Top 5 Heavy Truck Manual Transmission Repair Questions Answered

Your Top 5 Heavy Duty Truck Manual Transmission Repair Questions Answered

When it comes to manual transmission repair, the parts that are most often replaced are pressure plates and the bearings that are used to unlock the transmission and drive gears. Over a period of time these pressure plates will experience a lot of wear and tear and therefore will need to be replaced. Although there are some people who feel that they can perform these manual transmission repairs by themselves, it’s highly suggested to contact a transmission repair specialist who can perform this important task.

It’s also a good idea to make sure that the manual transmission repair shop is certified to perform manual transmission repair work on heavy-duty trucks. This way you know that the job is not only going to be done correctly, you’ll also receive a warranty that will protect you in case anything happens to go wrong once the transmission repair work is complete.

Top 5 Manual Transmission Repair Questions

The following are the top 5 questions heavy duty truck operators have when it comes to having their manual transmission repaired.

1. How can I know for sure if the manual transmission indeed needs to be repaired? The best sign that your heavy duty truck is in need of some manual transmission work is that it’s not shifting properly. Also, if there’s any kind of transmission fluid leak seen then it’s also time to go in for some possible manual transmission repair.

2. What’s the main reason why a truck may be in need of some manual transmission repair? The main reason why the transmission will fail is because it gets too hot, which is for the most part due to the parts wearing out and thus not doing their job correctly.

3. How often does the transmission oil need to be changed? In most cases, heavy duty truck transmission oil needs to be changed anywhere between every 25,000 and 30,000 miles. This is highly dependent on what your truck does for a living.  Primary Off Road applications could need much sooner changes. *It’s always best to check the manufacturers guide for the specific recommendations for that specific truck.

4. How often does a clutch need to be replaced? The answer to this question completely depends on how well the driver is using the clutch. For the most part, a clutch will last around 100,000 miles. However, I have seen when clutches aren’t used exactly as they should and the clutch may only last 50,000 miles, or even less.

5. How long does it take to perform necessary manual transmission repair? It depends on how damaged the transmission is, which is determined by the number of parts that are going to need to be repaired and/or replaced.