For over 50 years, AAMCO has provided expert diagnosis, service, and maintenance of transmissions for drivers throughout the area. The tools we use may have changed, but the thorough analysis we conduct before every vehicle repair hasn't. We will only repair a transmission after we have diagnosed the precise source of the problem.
Keep reading to learn more about our exclusive multi-point transmission scan service.
Computer and Internal Diagnostics
In today's highly technical vehicles, having the equipment to diagnose faults with electronic components is crucial. At AAMCO Fairview Heights/Belleville, we rely on the latest and greatest in computer equipment to treat and diagnose a range of transmission problems. We perform our exclusive Computer Diagnostic Service to all transmission problems. This includes:
- Connecting your vehicle to a computer system scanner to collect any existing trouble codes.
- Comparing your data against our nationwide AAMCO database.
We will also check any electronic components, sensors, and wiring to determine if any electronic parts need to be replaced.
Beyond electronic components, transmission problems can also involve many issues external to your transmission system. As part of our multi-point scan, we will examine many external elements of your vehicle, including:
- Engine idling
- Shift linkage or cable
- Vacuum connections
- TV/detent cable/linkage
- Engine performance
- Harness connections
- Ground connections
- Pan gasket
- Fluid retention
- U-joints/CV joints
- Wire condition
- Axles and shafts
Your expert AAMCO technician can diagnose a host of transmission problems through this external check. If we don't pinpoint the issue, we will keep working until we know precisely what the problem is with your vehicle.
When possible, we perform a road test to get a sense for the problems plaguing your vehicle. Before taking your vehicle on the road, we will begin by checking the level and condition of your transmission, transfer case, and differential fluid. We will then take you vehicle on the road, taking care to observe:
- Initial engagements
- Passing gear
- TCC engagement
- Downshift timing
- Downshift quality
- Upshift quality
- Upshift timing
- Each drive range
- 4x4 performance
If after all of these tests we find that your transmission does require a repair, we will provide an honest assessment of only those repairs that you need. With us, you never need to worry about a repair that you don't need, or a repair that uses parts from a cheap junkyard unit. For over 50 years, we have built the AAMCO name on integrity and skilled service.