Transmission Bands

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What is a transmission band?

A transmission band is a long, thin metal band that wraps around a set of gears in an automatic transmission. It is used to apply pressure to the gears and keep them from slipping, which is necessary for proper operation of the transmission.

What are the signs of a faulty transmission band?

Signs of a faulty transmission band can include transmission slipping or jerking, transmission fluid leaks, or decreased power when accelerating. Additionally, the transmission band can become noisy or vibrate when the vehicle is in motion.

Can a faulty transmission band cause further damage?

Yes, a faulty transmission band can cause further damage to the transmission if it is not replaced. Without the band, the gears can slip and overheat, leading to more serious damage.

How do I replace a transmission band?

Replacing a transmission band requires taking apart the transmission and removing the faulty band. To do this, you will need to:

  1. Drain the transmission fluid
  2. Remove the transmission pan
  3. Remove the transmission band
  4. Replace the transmission band
  5. Replace the transmission pan
  6. Refill the transmission fluid

How often should I inspect my transmission band?

It is recommended to inspect the transmission band every 30,000 miles or when you are changing the transmission fluid.