Truck Transmission Repair Sacramento

Transmission Repair Service Center
2845 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821
916.481.2606
QUALITY TRANSMISSION SERVICE SINCE 1965!


SERVICES > TRUCK TRANSMISSION REPAIR SACRAMENTO

We work on a lot of truck transmissions. GMC, Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Nissan and Toyota, they all come in the doors of our Sacramento shop. We work on all makes and sizes up to the 1-ton big boys.

The first pickup trucks were nothing more than hauling boxes installed on a modified Ford Model T chassis and appeared just before the First World War. In 1924 Dodge started building a 3/4-ton pickup with cab and body made entirely of wood. The following year Ford came out with a Model T-based steel-body, half-ton with an adjustable tailgate and heavy-duty rear springs. 34,000 of those were built with a starting price of just $281!

The 1950s saw the interiors becoming more comfortable and the addition of features like air conditioning and power windows that would have seemed frivolous on earlier models.

As trucks evolved, not only did the driving experience get smoother, the engines got more powerful too. The early Ford Model-T engine was simple, reliable and very durable; but it produced only 20 horsepower from its cast-iron, four cylinder engine. Modern truck engines often exceed 300 horsepower. The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engine available in RAM 2500s and 3500s cranks out as much as 385 horsepower and 900 pound-feet of clean diesel torque!

As the engine grew in size and strength, tranmissions evolved to harness all that power. The first fully-automatic passenger car transmission was GM's Hydramatic the debuted in the 1940 model year vehicles. Now, more than 75 years later, most pickup trucks come with modern, efficient automatic transmissions.

It wasn't all that long ago that manufacturers were content with automatic transmission using four, five, and in select cases, six gears. Over the last decade there has been a clear trend towards more efficient but more complicated engineering. The job of truck transmission repair got musch harder. As far back as 2014, Jeep began offering eight-speed transmissions for the Grand Cherokee and a nine-speed version for the Cherokee and now Ford's 2017 F-150 is available with a 10-speed transmission. That 10-speed box uses more than 1,000,000 lines of code, which is about twice as much as the older transmission it replaced.

If you need truck transmission repair in Sacramento, think carefully about which shop you should choose to do the work. Even though our shop opened more than fifty years ago, we reglary attend classes to stay on top of the latest developments in transmission technology. We have the skills and all the tools to get the job done the right way.
 


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