These days, fewer people choose to diagnose and repair issues with their vehicles at home. This is a wise decision as the systems found in today’s vehicles have become increasingly complex, requiring a well-trained and experienced technician to properly handle the issue. While there are a variety of straightforward issues that most people can diagnose and repair themselves with only basic knowledge, some repairs should only be left to knowledgeable professionals.
Today, Triad Diagnostic Solutions will be walking you through four of the most difficult repairs to diagnose and fix based on the testimony of experienced automotive technicians. These specific issues, while common, require a keen eye, attention to detail, and advanced knowledge of automotive systems. Most of them also require the proper diagnostic scan tool, like the MaxiSYS MS909, MS919 or MSULTRA, for assistance. If you encounter any of these more complex problems, be sure to seek out a qualified technician. You’ll be glad that you did.
1. Transmission Repairs
Due to the fact that transmission repairs are notoriously expensive, many technicians find their customers reluctant to address these issues in their vehicles until the problem has reached the crisis stage. One of the easiest ways to determine whether a vehicle is suffering from an issue with the transmission is by identifying whether or not transmission fluid is leaking from the vehicle or is experiencing difficulty in shifting gears. In the case of a transmission problem, gear slippage, a dragging clutch, and overheating fluid all require the immediate attention of an experienced mechanic.
2. Clutch Repairs
It’s no secret that a vehicle’s clutch needs frequent replacement, depending on the customer’s handling of the vehicle. Clutch repairs are often needed due to basic wear and tear over time.
Another less common cause of clutch problems is improper fitting which results in oil seepage. Since repairing the clutch requires the removal of the vehicle’s transmission, this is considered to be one of the most complicated automotive repairs. Therefore, it’s best you leave this to the professionals.