The Ware based automatic transmission specialists, Stephens Engineering, recently carried out a Chrysler Grand Voyager gearbox repair.
The Chrysler Grand Voyagers was brought into the workshop with complaints from the owner that the Chrysler was “rough” on the gearbox downshifts and a futher complaint that the Grand Voyager was “noisy” in all forward gears.
The Chrysler Grand Voyager was brought into the workshop and the vehicle was scanned for error codes using our state of the art diagnostic equipment. The Chrysler recorded no transmission fault codes during the scan. As a result, the Chrysler Grand Voyager transmission was removed and dismantled. On thorough examination in the Stephens Engineering workshop, it was obvious to the experienced automatic transmission specialists that the Chrysler gearbox had previously been overhauled before but crucially, several items had been missed during the earlier Chrysler gearbox overhaul. The examination of the dismantled Chrysler Grand Voyager gearbox revealed two important gearbox bearings were badly pitted and a gear set spline was 90% worn through.
The Chrysler Grand Voyager is a six speed automatic and tolerances are fairly critical. The Chrysler Grand Voyager transmission unit was thoroughly overhauled in the Stephens Engineering workshop and worn and pitted gearbox bearings were placed, as was the worn gear set spline. In addition to fitting the new gearbox parts, new clutches were also fitted and finally, new seals and solenoids were fitted to the Chrysler gearbox.
The Chrysler Grand Voyager transmission was re-installed and adaptions re-set and the Grand Voyager was subjected to a long road test proved all was well again and the Chrysler Grand Voyager gearbox repair had been been successful.
If you need a Chrysler Grand Voyager gearbox repair, contact the transmission specialists, Stephens Engineering, the automatic gearbox experts.
The automatic gearbox repair specialists at Stephens Engineering carried out a 2012 Nissan Micra gearbox repair in the workshop.
The 2012 Nissan Micra was brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop, the Nissan Micra had lost drive completely. The first thing to do before the 2012 Nissan Micra gearbox repair could be completed was for the transmission unit to be removed and dismantled. Inspection of the Nissan Micra transmission revealed that the inside of the Nissan Micra transmission was contaminated with a mixture of automatic fluid and antifreeze. The transmission contamination was traced to the gearbox oil cooler which in the Nissan Micra is located at the bottom of the radiator and when the transmission becomes hot, the solution turns to steam.
For a vehicle gearbox, this is the worst type of transmission contamination as it attacks the bonding of the friction plates in both the gearbox and also the torque converter. All the damaged and marked components were replaced, the friction plates and solenoids were marked and damaged and subsequently replaced. The Nissan Micra transmission was re-fitted, complete with a new radiator. To ensure all contaminants were removed from the transmission unit, all cooler pipes were flushed through with hot fluid.
The Nissan Micra four speed transmission is quite a strong transmission unit however the Micra gearbox function had been compromised by the water. The Nissan Micra underwent a long road test and all was well, confirming that the 2012 Nissan Micra gearbox repair had been successful. In addition, to ensure that the last traces of moisture had been removed, we confirmed to the customer that we would change the fluid after a thousand miles.
For a 2012 Nissan Micra gearbox repair, contact the gearbox specialists at Stephens Engineering.
The automatic gearbox specialists, Stephens Engineering, recently carried out a 2013 Mercedes Sprinter gearbox repair.
The 2013 Mercedes Sprinter gearbox is a seven speed automatic gearbox. The Mercedes Sprinter vehicle are very popular and often the vehicle of choice for delivery companies. The Mercedes Sprinter van brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop had been used extensively by its supermarket owners and as a result, the vehicle’s mileage was quite high.
When the Mercedes Sprinter was brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop, the 2013 Mercedes Sprinter gearbox had little drive and also burnt transmission fluid. The Mercedes Sprinter gearbox was removed and dismantled in the Stephens Engineering specialist workshop. The Sprinter van’s main running gear and clutch drums are mainly aluminium construction and as a result, the aluminium gearbox components wear on any friction mated area.
In the Stephens Engineering workshop, the Mercedes Sprinter gearbox required a complete replacement of the gearbox drums and gear sets. With the Mercedes Sprinter, the electronic control plate and sensors are mounted on the transmission valve body and these components were also carefully inspected. To complete the 2013 Mercedes Sprinter gearbox repair, the Mercedes torque converter was also re-manufactured by the Stephens Engineering team, refitted and kept with its original transmission.
After re-fitting the Mercedes Sprinter torque converter and transmission, the gearbox adaption procedures were carried out together with clutch fill times, followed by a long road test to let all the new and repaired components settle in. The road test confirmed that the 2013 Mercedes Sprinter gearbox repair was successful.
For Mercedes Sprinter automatic gearbox repair, contact the automatic gearbox specialists, Stephens Engineering.
At Stephens Engineering, we have over 50 years experience of dealing with automatic gearbox problems and the automatic gearbox experts at Stephens Engineering recently carried out a Jaguar S type gearbox repair.
Our customer was happy to report that after the Jaguar S type gearbox repair that the Jaguar was now running and performing like new.
If your Jaguar S type is suffering from gearbox problems, call the automatic gearbox specialists at Stephens Engineering. We offer clear and informative advice and will keep you advised as to what work has been undertaken and what work needs to be undertaken to your automatic transmission; we’ll keep you updated throughout your automatic gearbox repair.
For the automatic transmission team at Stephens Engineering, it’s a matter of professional pride to restore the function and performance of your automatic gearbox. It’s gratifying to receive the following comments from one of our customers, “I can not recommend Stephens Engineering and staff highly enough. If you want your auto box dealt with by knowledgeable, friendly and professional people, go to Stephens Engineering.”
If you need a Jaguar S type gearbox repair, contact the automatic gearbox specialists in Ware to book your vehicle in for specialist attention at Stephens Engineering. With over 50 years of automatic gearbox experience, you know you’re in safe and experienced hands when you bring your car to Stephens Engineering.
Stephens Engineering are celebrating their 50th year of automatic gearbox repairs in Ware this year. Stephens Engineering was established in 1968 by Bill Stephens and Bill remains the owner and working proprietor within the workshop.
The automatic transmission specialists, Stephens Engineering, have a wealth of experience gained over 50 years in carrying out automatic gearbox repairs since 1968. Our many years of experience in automatic gearbox repair and fault finding makes Stephens Engineering the automatic choice for automatic transmission fault finding.
Since 1968, we have seen a simply amazing evolution of the automatic gearbox and at Stephens Engineering, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of automatic transmission repair. In our specialist workshop, we repair and rebuild automatic gearboxes. The experienced automatic gearbox repair team work to maintain and repair classic vehicle automatic transmissions. With our wealth of gearbox repair experience, we fault find and repair automatic gearboxes for all makes of motor vehicle from the modern 7 speed automatic gearbox to dual clutch transmissions. Within our specialist automatic gearbox repair workshop, we also are able to manufacture bespoke, precision parts for a complete automatic gearbox repair.
You can rely on our knowledge and experience to keep your vehicle’s automatic gearbox running smoothly. With 50 years experience of automatic gearbox repairs, Stephens Engineering are the automatic choice for your gearbox repair.
A 2010 Land Rover Freeland was brought into the workshop and the automatic gearbox specialists at Stephens Engineering carried out a Freelander gearbox repair.
The 2010 Freelander was brought into the workshop with the complaint that there was a violent vibration when the Freelander was pulling from rest. The Freelander was placed on the ramps within the workshop and then the Freelander was checked on the ramp and this revealed that the vibration was in both the transfer box and the Haldex unit on the rear differential. The Haldex differential unit calculates how much drive should be directed to the rear wheels.
After a thorough inspection on the ramp of the Freeland, we concluded that a failure of the Haldex unit had in turn resulted in the Freelander transfer box being damaged. The Freelander transfer box was stripped down and on stripping down the Freelander transfer box, we found the damage caused to the transfer box to be beyond economical repair. The damaged Freelander transfer box was replaced and the Freelander’s Haldex unit was repaired. The Haldex unit sits between the propshaft and the rear differential , appling the torque to the differential when the vehicle is pulling away or when manoeuvring at speed speeds. As a result, in addition, the Freelander propshaft was checked for damage and wear and then refitted.
The fault codes were cleared and the long road test confirmed that the Freelander gearbox repair had been successful and all was well.
The Stephens Engineering team recently carried out a Volkswagen Polo gearbox repair. The 2013 Volkswagen Polo gearbox repair was undertaken in our specialist workshop after this Volkswagen Polo had broken down. The Volkswagen Polo owner was advised that the breakdown was the due to a fault with the Polo’s mechatronic unit. This had broken down and the customer had been advised it was the mechatronic unit at fault.
Faults within the mechatronic unit are a common problem with Volkswagen vehicles fitted with a D.S.G. automatic gearbox. DSG automatic gearboxes are a combination of a manual transmission with a dual clutch and electronic control unit.
For Volkswagen vehicles with the DSG automatic gearbox, it is essential that prompt action is taken to quickly and accurately diagnose the fault to avoid possibly unnecessary and expensive vehicle repair costs.
Before the Volkswagen Polo gearbox repair started in the workshop, our expert gearbox technicians spent an hour retrieving all the Volkswagen Polo faults using the ODIS diagnostic tool which is the identical system used in main dealerships for VW, Audi, SEAT & Skoda.
The problem with this 2013 Volkswagen Polo DSG gear box was in fact a fault within the gearbox selection and not a problem with the Volkswagen mechatronic unit as initially thought when the Polo broke down. The Volkswagen Polo gearbox was removed and stripped as the ODIS diagnostic had diagnosed that the selectors were faulty. We replaced the Polo’s selectors and then the VW DSG gearbox was re-fitted. In addition, we also carried a check on the Polo’s clutch whilst the gearbox had been removed and the clutch was noted to still be quite serviceable.
Finally, a complete re-learn procedure was carried out and to confirm that the fault had been correctly identified and repaired, a long road test was undertaken which confirmed all was well and that the Volkswagen Polo gearbox repair had been successful.
Stephens Engineering, automatic transmission specialists for all your automatic gearbox repairs. Book in your vehicle with the automatic gearbox experts at Stephens Engineering.
The automatic transmission specialists at Stephens Engineering recently carried out a Mercedes 220 Cdi gearbox repair. The Mercedes 220 Cdi was brought into our specialist workshop with the complaint of a rattle from the Mercedes transmission unit when under hard acceleration. The 2013 Mercedes 220 Cdi has a seven speed automatic gearbox.
The Mercedes 220 Cdi was thoroughly checked for anything that might have worked loose or be vibrating within the engine as the Mercedes engine had been repaired previously.
Only when we were sure that the rattle from the Mercedes transmission unit was internal, was the Mercedes 220 Cdi automatic transmission removed. We removed the Mercedes gearbox sump and after inspection and examination of the gearbox sump, there did not appear to be anything wrong inside the Mercedes gearbox sump.
Next, the Mercedes torque converter was cut open and inspected, the Mercedes torque converters have balance weights fitted internally because of the stop-start technology. Examination of the torque converter revealed that the internal balance weights had worn and the wear to the torque converters’ balance weights resulted in excessive movement within the torque converter. To rectify the Mercedes’ gearbox rattle, we fitted one of our rebuilt units to the gearbox and then refitted the Mercedes automatic gearbox.
It is crucial for ‘stop-start’ vehicles, such as the Mercedes 220 Cdi, that the correct fluid is used. The Mercedes was subjected to a long road test which confirmed our fault diagnosis was correct and the Mercedes 220 Cdi gearbox repair had been successful and the vehicle was running now normally without the rattle on hard acceleration.
If your Mercedes 220 Cdi has a rattle during hard acceleration, book your vehicle into the Stephens Engineering workshop and let the automatic transmission experts repair your Mercedes automatic transmission.
In the Stephens Engineering workshop, customers often bring their BMW automatic transmission problems to us for our experience and knowledge of BMW automatic transmissions.
Over the many years of working on BMW automatic gearboxes, we have seen and solved many common BMW gearbox faults. The General Motors’ automatic transmission is the automatic gearbox fitted to some BMW models. The General Motors’ automatic gearbox is a robust, computer controlled automatic gearbox. The robust and hardworking BMW gearbox can suffer from torque converter issues at high mileage. In addition, another common BMW gearbox problem is lubrication starvation within certain areas of the BMW automatic transmission, again when the vehicle has been subjected to high mileage.
When a BMW with a gearbox fault is brought into the Stephens Engineering work, we carry out a through inspection of the BMW automatic transmission and during the rebuild of the BMW transmission, we also update the torque converter and valve body assembly. With our specialist knowledge and experience, we that BMW’s cooler system also requires attention to ensure smooth running of the gearbox and this is an area which we ensure is cleaned thoroughly.
Once the BMW transmission repairs have been completed within the workshop, we road test the BMW with a pressure gauge to confirm that all the BMW’s readings are consistent and in line with manufacturer’s data.
If you are experiencing BMW automatic transmission problems, book in your BMW with the automatic transmission repair experts in Ware and we’ll repair your BMW automatic gearbox so that you can return to effortless motoring.
A Nissan Juke gearbox repair was carried out in the Stephens Engineering workshop recently.
The Nissan Juke was brought into the workshop for repair and had been recovered into our workshop as result of several automatic transmission problems affecting the Nissan Juke.
The owner of the Nissan Juke reported that there was a whine and some judder when taking off and that these faults were usually followed by the Nissan Juke stalling.
To begin the Nissan Juke gearbox repair, we removed the Nissan Juke automatic gearbox and stripped the automatic transmission down to undertake a complete inspection of the Nissan Juke gearbox.
At Stephens Engineering, we are automatic transmission experts and our experience of the Nissan Juke automatic transmission and the Nissan Qashqai automatic transmissions has found that both the Juke and Qashqai automatic transmission units suffer from lack of lubrication and bush wear. With our automatic gearbox knowledge and expertise, at Stephens Engineering in Ware, we are skilled in carrying out several modifications to improve these failures of the Nissan automatic transmission unit. Once the gearbox repairs to the Nissan Juke had been carried out, we set the transmission to run on our dyno tester to monitor noise and performance of the Nissan Juke automatic transmission which in our experience will give the transmission unit a longer life. When an automatic transmission is refitted, it is important to make sure that the all adaptions carried out to the vehicle, are re-set.
After road testing the vehicle, the Nissan Juke gearbox repair was completed and the vehicle returned to it’s owner.