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Jaguar S Type Gearbox Repair

Jaguar S Type Gearbox Repair

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.





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Automatic Gearbox Repairs in Ware

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.


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Nissan Juke Gearbox Repair

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.

Jaguar S Type Gearbox Repair

Mercedes B Class Automatic Transmission Repair Testimonial

The automatic transmission experts in the Stephens Engineering workshop recently carried out a Mercedes B Class automatic transmission repair. At Stephens Engineering, we have over 40 years experience in working on and repairing automatic gearboxes and we can justifiably call ourselves automatic transmission repair specialists. We were approached by the owner of the Mercedes B Class after his local garage had diagnosed a fault with the Mercedes B class CVT automatic transmission. We were contacted by the customer when local garages were unable to carry out the Mercedes B Class automatic transmission repair. The B Class Mercedes was brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop and here is what our customer had to say after the Mercedes B Class automatic transmission repair was carried out by Stephens Engineering:

“My B class Mercedes had just completed fifty four thousand miles when it developed a fault with the CVT automatic transmission which was diagnosed by my local garage here in Devon as having a broken drive belt.

 After numerous phone calls it seemed impossible to get this repair done in the West Country. Searching further afield I found Stephens Engineering in Ware who were very knowledgeable and couldn’t have been more helpful.  They carried a perfect repair on the gearbox and kept me informed throughout the whole process. I cannot recommend Stephens engineering highly enough. A remarkable stroke of luck to have found them.”

Is your local garage struggling to repair your automatic transmission? Contact the automatic gearbox specialists at Stephens Engineering and let the experts in automatic transmission repairs get you and vehicle motoring.

Read testimonials from our customers.

mini cooper gearbox repair

Mini Cooper Gearbox Repair

A Mini Cooper gearbox repair was recently carried out by Ware automatic gearbox repair specialists at Stephens Engineering.

The 2003 Mini Cooper was brought into the workshop with a complaint that the Mini Cooper had a very noisy transmission and also, there was a delay in engaging the forward gears. The 2003 Mini Cooper has a C.V.T. which is a constantly variable transmission.

In our experience, the Mini Cooper CVT transmission works extremely hard and the bearings and drum are often found to wear considerably as a result of the drive belt tension. With the Mini Cooper CVT transmission unit, as it wears over time, the Mini gearbox requires careful inspection of all moving parts with the CVT transmission unit.  When we remove and dismantle the Mini Cooper automatic transmission, we often find that it is necessary to replace most of the  moving parts due to the work of this little unit.

Common problems with the Mini Cooper CVT transmission are wear and failure of the drums, the drive chain and all bearings within the Mini Cooper gearbox, as was the case with this 2003 Mini Cooper gearbox repair.

The Mini Cooper gearbox was refitted, after re-assembly and replacement of the worn drums, drive chain and bearings.

To ensure smooth running of the repaired Mini Cooper gearbox, it is crucial to set the vehicle adaptations to its control unit and finally a long road test allows the vehicle to finish its relearning procedure and confirmed that the Mini Cooper gearbox repair had been completed successfully and the vehicle was running smoothly again.

Does your Mini Cooper have a noisy transmission? Are you experiencing a delay in your Mini Cooper engaging forward gears? Book your Mini Cooper into Stephens Engineering, the automatic transmission specialists in Ware and return to smooth motoring.

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Hyundai Accent Gearbox Repair

A Hyundai Accent gearbox repair was carried out recently in the Stephens Engineering workshop.

The 2008 Hyundai Accent was brought in with the complaint that a warning light came after the Hyundai Accent had been driven for a few miles. The Hyundai Accent fault codes were checked in the workshop and the Hyundai Accent fault code stated that the problem was in the torque converter circuit.

This Hyundai Accent had recently been in to a main dealership for a fluid leak from the transmission and the converter and the pump seal it runs on were replaced .  The warning code only came on shortly after the repair carried out at the dealership.  The opinion of the dealership was that this 2008 Hyundai Accent needed a new transmission unit.

The Hyundai Accent was brought into our workshop for a second opinion and on the Hyundai owner’s instructions, we removed the Hyundai gearbox and then fully dismantled the Hyundai automatic gearbox for a full and detailed inspection of the transmission unit.  With a mileage of less than 40,000 miles, we were surprised this was necessary.

On inspection of the automatic transmission, we discovered there was not a great deal wrong with the main workings of the Hyundai Accent gearbox, however, inside the oil pump, the bush supporting the torque converter was missing and we could only assume that this was fused onto the old converter which had been replaced by the dealership.

The Hyundai Accent gearbox repair was carried out in the workshop and the oil pump assembly was replaced. In addition, we also replaced the Hyundai friction plates as they had suffered from lack of lubrication.  The Hyundai Accent transmission was then re-fitted in the Stephens Engineering workshop and the Hyundai Accent was subject to a long road test which confirmed that the fault had been rectified by the automatic transmission specialists at Stephens Engineering and the vehicle was running well without the need for a new gearbox.

At Stephens Engineering, we have over 40 years experience of repairing automatic transmissions. If you’ve been told that your vehicle needs a new transmission, you need Stephens Engineering, we could repair rather than replace your transmission. At Stephens Engineering, we bring over 40 years of experience to your automatic transmission problems.

Book in your Hyundai Accent in with us.


Jaguar S Type Gearbox Repair

Honda Jazz Gearbox Repair

The Honda Jazz uses a C.V.T. (constantly variable transmission) automatic transmission system. A Honda Jazz gearbox repair was carried out by Stephens engineering recently, we’re automatic transmission specialists and have many years of experience fault finding and repairing automatic gearboxes.

The Honda Jazz gearbox repair was carried out following a through inspection of the vehicle. The Honda Jazz gearbox fault complained of by the owner was of a judder when pulling away and a harsh engagement on the first ratio gear change.

The Honda Jazz CVT automatic transmission is a robust gearbox and usually gives vehicle owners little in the way of gearbox problems or issues. The Honda Jazz gearbox was dismantled in the Stephens Engineering workshop and both the starter clutch and the bearings were found to be worn. With a Honda CVT automatic transmission, it is vital that the transmission fluid within the Honda gearbox is changed regularly  and with the correct Honda transmission fluid. We recommend changing the transmission fluid with the Honda Jazz gearbox at least every 40,000 miles.

The transmission fluid in the Honda Jazz gearbox was changed and the transmission unit was reassembled. The Honda jazz gearbox repair was completed when the reassembled gearbox was refitted. The Honda Jazz was subjectd to a long road test which confirmed that the gearbox repair had been successful and the Honda Jazz gearbox performance was back to the responsive shifting unit as it was from new.

With over 40 years experience in automatic transmission repair, if your Honda Jazz has a judder when pulling away and gear changes feel harsh, bring your vehicle to the automatic transmission experts in Ware for a Honda Jazz gearbox repair and a return to smooth gearbox performance. Contact us to book in your Honda Jazz for a gearbox repair at Stephens Engineering.

audi q5 gearbox repair

Audi Q5 Gearbox Repair

A 2010 Audi Q5 gearbox repair was carried out recently by the team at automatic transmission specialists, in the Stephens Engineering workshop.

The Audi Q5 was brought into the workshop with a complaint from the customer that the gearbox changes were rough and had a judder. A full diagnostic scan was carried and the code for the clutch temperature was present which indicate a problem with either the dual clutch unit or with the transmission control assembly. Further diagnostics tests were carried out in the workshop which pointed to an issue within the Audi Q5 transmission control assembly. The Q5 transmission control assembly was removed and modified parts fitted the assembly. In addition, fresh fluid was pumped into the unit and all codes and adaptions were reset.

The Audi Q5 was then taken on a long road test to check that there was no judder and that the  Q5 gear changes were smooth. The road test confirmed that the Audi Q5 gearbox repair had been successful, with no judder on changing gear and the gear changes were smooth.

Juddering, rough gear changes from your Audi Q5? Book your Q5 into Stephen Engineering; we have over 40 years experience in automatic transmission fault finding and repair.


Land rover freelander gearbox repair

Land Rover Freelander Gearbox Repair

A 2011 Land Rover Freelander gearbox repair was carried out by the Ware automatic transmission specialists, Stephens Engineering.

The Land Rover Freelander was brought into the workshop by the owner, reporting that there was a lot of vibration from the land Rover Freelander. The owner of the Land Rover had already replaced the shafts and mounting, however, the vibration remained a problem for the Freelander.

A diagnostic road test was undertaken by the automatic transmission specialists at Stephens Engineering and the professional opinion was that the vibration problem of the Freeland was due to a fault within the Freelander automatic gearbox. The Land Rover gearbox was removed, dismantled and examined.  Whilst the Freelander torque converter was showing signs of wear, in our opinion, the wear to the torque converter was insufficient to cause a problem .  After further investigative inspection of the Land Rover transmission unit revealed two faults within the transmission unit, in the valve body and also a bushing.  The Land Rover Freelander gearbox repair was carried out, totally rebuilding the Freelander transmission as the vehicle  had covered eighty thousand miles.

At Stephens Engineering, we always carry out a long road test to ensure the fault has been successfully resolved and our road test with our customer confirmed that our automatic transmission diagnostics had been correct and the Freelander vibration problem had been resolved.

For specialist knowledge and expert service for Land Rover Freelander gearbox repair, your vehicle would choose Stephens Engineering.

Porsche Turbo gearbox repair

Porsche Turbo Gearbox Repair

The team in the workshop carried a Porsche Turbo gearbox repair to a 2007 Porsche Turbo, the automatic transmission in this Porsche vehicle is manufactured by Mercedes.

The problem reported, was that the Porsche Turbo had no drive. Our mechanics carried out electrical and pressure checks before the Porsche transmission was removed.  After removing the transmission unit, the Porsche gearbox was dismantled and all the transmission parts were thoroughly cleaned and inspected. Upon inspection of the dismantled transmission unit, it was discovered that problem was due to a failure of the oil pump and also the hub of the torque converter. The wear to the Porsche transmission was no unexpected due to the power from the engine and that this vehicle had covered over 190,000 miles.

A complete overhaul of the Porsche transmission was undertaken in our workshop and the torque converter of the Porsche was rebuilt by our team of in-house transmission specialists.

After fitting the overhauled transmission to the Porsche Turbo and fitting the re-built torque converter, the vehicle was taken on a long road test, we always carry out a long road test to ensure the vehicle is running well and that the repair was resolved the problem. The road test confirmed that the Porsche Turbo gearbox repair had been successful and the vehicle was back to it’s original performance.

Experiencing a lack of drive and poor performance from your Porsche? At Stephens Engineering, we are the automatic transmission specialists for Porsche Turbo gearbox repair in Ware contact us to book your vehicle in.