The Haus – Independent Repair is your neighborhood Clutch & Transmission repair shop in Los Angeles, CA.
Whether you drive a manual or an automatic vehicle, the transmission is one of its most critical parts. At The Haus, our dealer-trained certified technicians have extensive experience working on all types of transmission and clutch repairs, replacements, and differential services. Our team can also install and maintain driveline parts and perform a variety of modifications to your vehicle.
Transmission, Clutch, and Drivetrain Services:
- Flywheel Repair or Replacement
- Clutch Replacement
- Slave Cylinder Replacement
- Torque converter repair or Replacement
- Transmission Fluid Change
- Transmission Inspection
- Transmission Repair or Replacement
- Driveshaft Repair and Replacement
- Differential Inspection
- Differential Fluid Replacement
- Differential Repair and Replacement
- Performance Clutch Transmission and Drivetrain Upgrades
Don’t Ignore Signs of Vehicle Transmission Problems
At The Haus, we understand that no vehicle owner wants to face the thought of needing a new transmission. However, taking care of minor issues right away can often help you avoid major repairs. We often find that a simple transmission service, sensor replacement, or clutch adjustment can solve transmission shifting problems.
Some of the most common signs that your vehicle needs the be checked by a professional mechanic include:
- Rough shifting
- Delayed engagement
- Shuddering at highway speeds
- High RPMs
- Abnormal noises
- Leaking fluid
All of these issues can be an indication of a developing transmission problem. When you bring your vehicle to The Haus, our team will check for transmission leaks, road test your vehicle, and perform other necessary diagnostic services. We’ll quickly locate any existing problems and provide you with a fair and transparent estimate for any necessary repairs.
The Importance of Transmission Fluid Changes
Just like the oil in your vehicle’s engine, your automatic transmission fluid can suffer from heat, friction, and electrochemical degradation. Eventually, your transmission’s vital components can get clogged with sludge and varnish, impacting its ability to function as it should. In fact, nine out of ten transmission failures are due to fluid contamination and overheating.
Many vehicle manufacturers’ maintenance schedules call for transmission oil changes around every 60,000 to 100,000 miles for automatic transmissions and every 30,000 to 60,000 miles for manual transmissions. However, pushing these limits is rarely a good idea.
Depending on the age of your vehicle, how much you drive, and other factors like whether you frequently tow a trailer, haul heavy loads, or engage in stop-and-go driving, you may need to change your transmission fluid more often. While your vehicle’s owner’s manual is a great starting point, keep in mind that staying ahead of schedule can help ensure your transmission stays healthy and minimize the likelihood of costly problems.
Common Signs it’s Time for a Clutch Replacement or Repair
Your vehicle’s clutch controls the amount of power produced in the engine, regulates the distribution of power to the transmission, and, eventually, to the wheels. It allows you to change gears in your transmission so you can create power during acceleration. Clutch problems may result from issues with the cable, flywheel, linkage, pilot bearing, or the clutch disk itself.
While most clutches last between 50,000 and 100,000 miles, a variety of driving conditions can lead to early failure. If you notice any of the following issues, it’s time to bring your vehicle in for an inspection.
1.) Burning Smell
When you first learned to drive a clutch, you probably became quite familiar with that distinctive burning paper smell that happened as you learned how to accelerate into first gear. If you’re regularly noticing that smell again, there’s a good chance you need a clutch adjustment. This is often caused by excessive wear from driving in slow-moving traffic. It’s critical that you take care of it before it becomes a bigger problem.
2.) Strange Noises
Certain unusual noises may point to clutch issues. For example, you may notice a chatter coming from your transmission when the car is in neutral or squealing or growling noises when you push down on the clutch pedal.
3.) Vibrating or Pulsating Clutch Pedal
Pulsating or vibrating clutch pedals are common signs of clutch issues. The clutch pedal may also feel excessively stiff or soft when pressed. If your pedal is behaving differently than it used to, don’t put off a trip to the shop.
4.) Sticking Clutch
If it becomes difficult to press down your clutch pedal or it seems to get stuck close to the floor, this is a good sign that the hydraulic linkage has failed. In some cases, a simple adjustment will take care of the problem. However, there’s a chance you’re dealing with a hydraulic fluid leak that has caused a lack of pressure. In this case, you may need a complete linkage replacement or a new clutch plate.
Trust The Haus with Your Clutch and Transmission Issue
No matter what type of issues you’re having with your transmission, clutch, or differential, you can trust the experts at The Haus to take care of it quickly and for a fraction of what you would pay at a dealership. Contact us today to schedule your VIP appointment!