AAMCO Aurora Transmissions (East Colfax Ave.)
14871 E. Colfax Avenue
Aurora, CO 80011
Call: (303) 366-4842
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 to 5:00pm
Also serving: Commerce City, Strasburg, Thornton, and Bennett.
Transmission & Auto Repair
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Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies in Auto Repair
At AAMCO Aurora, CO E. Colfax Ave. service center we are equipped with the latest technology for full service auto repairs, transmission repairs and rebuilds. We use advanced multi-point inspection and diagnosis to work with you on what needs to done. Also serving Commerce City, Strasburg, Thornton, and Bennett.
Your Local Transmission & Auto Repair Specialists
- External and Computer Diagnostic Services
- Night-time Drop-off Available
- Free Towing with Major Repair Service
- We Honor Most Extended Warranties
- Most General Repair Services Available
- Nationwide Coverage on All Transmission Repair Services
- Financing Arranged on Approved Credit
- Specialists in Automatic, Manual, Front Wheel Drive, Overdrive, and 4x4’s
Transmission Repair & Rebuilds
Top 10 Causes of Transmission Trouble
When your car starts acting weird, you notice. Do you hear strange sounds or is there a strange smell coming from the engine or under your car? Is it handling differently than usual when you drive around town or on the highway? It is important to properly diagnose the cause of these issues and identify any problems as w. Below are some of the tops reasons or signs that your car needs transmission repair:
Top Signs Your Transmission Might Be Failing
AAMCO is the most trusted name in transmission repair and we’ve got over 50 years in business to prove it. What sets us apart is our comprehensive diagnostic approach, in addition to extensive knowledge and expertise on all things transmissions. We can pinpoint the root of your transmission issue and get it fixed right. Your car’s transmission might need repair, or at least a checkup, if it is showing any of the following symptoms:
Signs Your Transmission May Be Failing
- Transmission won’t go into gear or stay in gear.
When you put your car into gear and it won’t move, this might be due to low transmission fluid. This is usually caused by a leak, but can also occur if the fluid is really sludgy and thick, or has burned and dissipated. Other causes could be the shifter, shifter cable, or even the valve body of your automatic transmission. Newer vehicles depend on a series of computers to keep it running smoothly, and the transmission could be experiencing computer problems. If the computer is failing to tell the transmission when to go into gear based on your selection, you will definitely experience problems. You might need to have the computer system checked for trouble codes.
- Shifts are delayed or missing gears.
If the transmission takes a while to go into gear, you may have a low transmission fluid condition because of a leak or contamination (which is usually due to lack of maintenance or possible water getting in during off road or flood conditions). While this may not sound serious, it can cause the transmission to overheat and damage vital internal parts. Other causes of your transmission not shifting smoothly could be engine related, again caused by faulty parts, bad fluids, poor maintenance, or a malfunctioning computer.
- Transmission slipping or engine is revving high.
This condition can also be caused by low transmission fluid, contamination due to lack of maintenance or water intrusion, or internal wear and tear on the transmission parts inside the transmission. A high revving engine is a typical sign that you have worn clutches or other parts inside the transmission going bad.
- Transmission fluid is leaking.
A red fluid under the vehicle is a sign that you probably have a transmission fluid leak from one of the cooler lines, a gasket or a seal. This is not only bad for the transmission but is also dangerous if the fluid leaks on a hot pipe or other surface. Check your dipstick for proper fluid level and condition. Note: not all transmission fluid is red and not all levels can be verified with a dipstick method, but require specials tools.
- If there’s a burning smell.
A burning smell is usually caused by a fluid leak or in some cases by low fluid causing a burning clutch smell. If you catch the fluid leak in time, you might be able to save the transmission from damage. Check your transmission dipstick per the owner’s manual instructions for fluid level and condition.
- If there is buzzing, clunking, humming noise.
A buzzing, clicking, humming, roaring noise from inside the transmission is usually a symptom of a bad bearing, damaged planetary gears, or other internal problems. A buzzing could also come from a bad internal seal or low transmission fluid due to a leak.
- Car has no power.
If your vehicle has little or no power and the engine is running fine, this could mean internal transmission problems. On the lighter side, it might just be a case of brakes that are dragging due to a faulty caliper or brake hose, or the car’s computer is limiting power to protect the engine due to a problem it has detected (see check engine light). Have the vehicle checked for trouble codes to isolate the problem.
- Check Engine Light or Over Drive Light is on.
A check engine light can mean things, and is not limited to just the engine itself. The check engine light can also tell you that there are problems with the transmission such as overheating, solenoid issues, speed sensors, slipping and many other problems. If you get a check engine light in combination with some of the symptoms listed here, you should have the trouble codes retrieved with a diagnostic scan to see what systems and circuits are having problems. While not all sensor related codes mean a sensor is bad or that a new sensor will fix the issue, a diagnostic scan will give you a starting point for getting to the problem.
Manual / Standard Transmissions:
- Gears grind when shifting
If your transmission grinds when shifting gears this is typically a condition related to a number of factors:
- the clutch not releasing,
- the shift synchronizer rings inside the transmission itself worn or broken, or
- a shifter wear or adjustment problem.
Transmission oil/fluid that is low, dirty or the wrong fluid can also cause this problem in manual transmissions.
- The clutch pedal grabs very low or very high
A clutch pedal that engages really low, as when the pedal is all the way to the floor, is typically a problem with the linkage or hydraulic system that operates the clutch. A simple adjustment or bleeding might solve this if there are no hydraulic leaks. A clutch pedal that grabs very high could be in need of simple adjustment, but there is a chance the clutch disc and/or pressure plate are worn out.
Learn More About Your Transmission
Transmission maintenance is important, no matter how new or old your car is. Let AAMCO take the fear and mystery out of transmissions. Transmissions and Total Car Care are what we do. How we do them is top notch expertise and customer service.
AAMCO Transmission Services
We are one of the world’s most recognized names in transmission expertise. We know transmissions, so when you need transmission service, no one does it better than your local AAMCO expert technicians.
If our initial diagnosis calls for service, you know it’ll be done right. If your drivability problems can be solved with a fluid change or our proprietary Power Purge ® service, that is what we will do.
Your vehicle’s only problem could be that your automatic transmission is not retaining fluid with no other drivability problems. You may only need our AAMCO Reseal Service. The AAMCO Reseal Service for an automatic transmission includes:
- Removal of the transmission from your vehicle, and disassembly sufficient to perform the service.
- Replacement of all external seals and select components by expert AAMCO technicians to correct the fluid retention problem.
The transmission is reinstalled, fluid refilled to the full level with fresh, clean transmission fluid and any external adjustments are made as needed. Your vehicle is then road tested to ensure the transmission is functioning properly and your car, truck or SUV is ready to take you anywhere you need to go.
Our signature transmission rebuild service is the difference and gives us the confidence to offer you the best nationwide warranty in the business. Whether you drive a car, truck or SUV. Manual or automatic transmission. Foreign or domestic. Luxury or economy. We know your transmission.
Drive a manual transmission? We know those too! Our Transmission Multi-Point Inspection check may find your problem is with your clutch and cannot be corrected by external adjustments, repair or replacement of a clutch-related component. Your certified AAMCO expert technician will then:
- Remove your vehicle’s transmission.
- Inspect the clutch disc, pressure plate, flywheel and related components.
- Replace any required components to meet AAMCO’s exacting standards.
- Reinstall of the transmission.
- Refill with fresh, clean fluid.
- Perform a lift check to ensure proper clutch installation and adjustment.
Your vehicle is then road tested to ensure proper clutch operation, and your car, truck or SUV is ready to go for miles and miles to come.
Aurora, Colorado Auto Repair
How Do You Know If Your Car Needs a Tune-Up?
There are many signs your car might need a tune up. If your gas mileage decreases by 10% or more, or if you experience any kind of strange engine performance or sounds, it’s time for a checkup, if not a tune-up. Some common signs include:
- Check engine light
- Smoke coming from under the hood
- Excessive smoke from the exhaust
- Recurring or sudden transmission issue
- Noises while driving
- Engine chugging, racing or shaking
Exhaust System & Muffler Services
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of exhaust system problems, like the following, have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible.
- A Steady Roar
- Metallic Vibrations
- Colored Smoke From Tailpipe
Colorado AAMCO’s emission and exhaust muffler repair services include inspection and repair for your catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valves and sensors, muffler, exhaust pipes, exhaust manifold, resonator, tail pipes, brackets, clamps, and hardware. We guarantee our services with the Best Nationwide Warranty for your Vehicle.
AAMCO Aurora Total Car Care Articles
There are many reasons your check engine light comes on, some simple to fix, some not so simple. From an oxygen sensor malfunction or a more serious catalytic failure, to something as simple as a bad spark plug or a loose gas cap, the check engine light is trying to tell you something. Don’t ignore it! [Read more…]
There are many reasons your transmission might fail. Poor automotive design is one of the most difficult to come to terms with, because it can cost you a lot of money to maintain and inevitably repair, even when you did not do anything wrong. Along with the design comes poor manufacturing on the automaker’s part, as well as cheap parts and little to no quality assurance on the production line. [Read more…]
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