If diesel engines are designed to produce the necessary power to put your truck in motion, transmissions and clutches are the systems and components that transfer power from the engine to the wheels. At Duran & Sons Diesel in El Paso, Texas, we put tremendous value into transmissions and clutches. O
Transmissions use a series of gears and torque converters to regulate the speed and torque of the trucks in your fleet, allowing them to run efficiently at different speeds. As the transmission receives power from the engine via the input shaft, the driver can shift gears to engage or disengage different gear combinations through the clutch.
Taking care of your transmission shouldn’t be overlooked. Over time, gears and other components in the transmission can become worn down, leading to difficulty shifting gears, decreased fuel efficiency, and even complete failure. To keep your transmission up and running, regular maintenance, like fluid changes every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, is necessary to ensure good working conditions.
If your transmission has reached the point of no return, we can fully rebuild or fix it for you. Our highly trained technicians have years of experience in diagnosing and repairing transmission issues, and we use the latest diagnostic tools to ensure that your transmission is operating at its best.
Clutches are in charge of connecting and disconnecting the engine from the transmission to allow for smooth shifting between gears. They use friction to engage or disengage the engine's power to the transmission, helping the driver change gears without stalling the engine or damaging the transmission.
Clutches are often reliable but can get worn down after extensive use. A worn or damaged clutch can cause slipping, difficulty shifting, and, ultimately, transmission failure. So if you notice you're having difficulty shifting gears or a clutch pedal that feels spongy or soft, it might be time to get it checked or repaired.
Experiencing any of the symptoms or signs mentioned above? Call us today to book an appointment.