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VW Golf gearbox repair

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the torque converter was missing and we could only assume that this was fused onto the old converter which had been replaced by the dealership.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.

 

Volvo XC90 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.

2003 CLK Mercedes 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.

 

 

 

Ford Focus Gearbox Repair

Ford Focus Gearbox Repair

The automatic transmission specialists, Stephens Engineering, carried a Ford Focus gearbox repair to a 2009 Ford Focus.

The Ford Focus vehicle was recovered into the Stephens Engineering workshop with a reported problem of having reduced forward drive.  The Ford Focus is a popular car choice for families and this family car was badly missed by it’s owners.

The Ford Focus gearbox repair in the Stephens Engineering workshop started with the Focus gearbox being removed and then the gearbox was dismantled.

The 2009 Ford Focus automatic transmission is a four speed front wheel drive transmission with a lock up torque converter. This automatic transmission is used by both Ford and Mazda  and this is a good transmission unit with only a few weak areas.

We rebuilt the Ford Focus gearbox within our specialist workshop and during the gearbox rebuild, the transmission unit’s valve body was updated and the servo system was also updated. Included within the automatic transmission rebuild, new clutches and a new band were fitted to the Focus gearbox.  The automatic gearbox unit was then re-installed to the Ford Focus with an exchange house built converter.

At Stephens Engineering, we always carry out a long road test to ensure the repairs carried out have resolved the gearbox problem. The long road test confirmed the Ford Focus gearbox repair had been successful and the gearbox performance of the Ford Focus was back to normal and so that this family car was returned to it’s owners.

We’re automatic gearbox specialists located in Ware and have over 40 years experience of gearbox repair.  Contact the automatic transmission experts for your Ford Focus gearbox problems.

Land Rover Discovery Gearbox Repair

Land Rover Discovery Gearbox Fault Repaired: a 2009 Land Rover Discovery gearbox repair was carried out in the Stephens Engineering workshop recently. The Land Rover Discovery was brought into the workshop with a complaint of a vibration throughout all the Land Rover Discovery gear changes when on a light throttle.  The Discovery had no fault codes recorded.

The 2009 Land Rover Discovery automatic gearbox is the Z.F 6hp26 automatic transmission. At fairly high mileage, the torque converter can slip and judder which produces a vibration during gear changes.

The Land Rover Discovery gearbox repair required the removal of the gearbox. The gearbox was removed and dismantled in the Stephens Engineering workshop and excessive wear was shown to have occurred to the main bushings and the drums were also scored. The Land Rover Discovery automatic transmission was overhauled which included the Discovery’s clutches and solenoids.

To clean the torque converter, it was cut open and the torque converter was placed in the ultrasonic cleaner.  Thorough examination of the automatic transmission unit showed that the lock up clutch plates were worn, as  were the sealing rings. The clutch plates and sealing rings were replaced, the torque converter was re-welded and then balanced and checked for leaks.

The lock up operation of the torque converter of the Z.F 6hp26 automatic transmission is critical and its pre-load is set on a special rig within the specialist machine workshop at Stephens Engineering. A modified sump assembly was also fitted prior to the Land Rover Discovery’s automatic transmission being refitted as the original sump assembly could not be removed for a filter change once it had been fitted back into the Discovery’s  chassis.

Running computer adaptions were carried out and the Land Rover Discovery gearbox repair was checked and the vehicle was taken on a long run. A final check for leaks was undertaken, the Land Rover Discovery gearbox repair had been successfully completed and ready for the customer.

Stephens Engineering are automatic gearbox specialists and are experienced in carrying out Land Rover Discovery gearbox repairs from their specialist workshop in Ware. If you have a Land Rover Discovery gearbox problem, contact the automatic transmission specialists at Stephens Engineering.

2013 Mercedes Sprinter Gearbox Repair

Mercedes Vito Gearbox Repair

In the Stephens Engineering workshop we have recently seen a number of Mercedes vans brought for gearbox repairs; we recently carried out a Mercedes Vito gearbox repair. As with the Mercedes Sprinter, the most common gearbox fault for the  Mercedes Vito vans is torque converter failure. There are warning signs from the Mercedes Vito van before severe damage occurs to the gearbox and if the problem is caught early and repairs carried out, usually the gearbox itself is unaffected.

The Mercedes Vito is popular hard working vehicle and failure of the torque converter is due to the hard work the automatic transmission undertakes. The Mercedes Vito gearbox problems start with the internal bearing begin breaking up as a result of work these transmissions get through. At Stephens Engineering, we have our own converter shop within our workshop and as a result, we are able to carry out modifications to the Mercedes Vito gearbox, to strengthen and repair the faults and also improve the lock-up operation.

The first warning symptoms of a potential Mercedes Vito gearbox repair being needed are a judder on a light throttle and judder or stalling when coming to a stop in the Mercedes Vito.

Avoid expensive repair costs, does your Mercedes Vito judder on a light throttle or when coming to a stop? Could your Mercedes Vito’s torque converter be failing? Bring your Mercedes Vito to the automatic transmission specialists at Stephens Engineering in Ware. Book your vehicle in to the Stephens Engineering workshop for the specialist automatic transmission treatment.

mercedes sprinter gearbox repair

Mercedes Sprinter Gearbox Repair

Recently in the Stephens Engineering workshop a Mercedes Sprinter gearbox repair was carried out by the automatic transmission specialists at Stephens Engineering. One of the most common Mercedes Sprinter gearbox faults is failure of the Mercedes Sprinter torque converter within the vehicle’s automatic transmission unit. A Mercedes Sprinter gearbox repair is generally required as a result of the hard work and use undertaken by  the Mercedes Sprinter van.

Due to the hard work the Mercedes Sprinter transmission is put through, the internal bearing of the Mercedes Sprinter automatic transmission start to break up. An early diagnostic of worn and breaking up internal bearing means a timely Mercedes Sprinter gearbox repair can be carried out. When repairs are undertaken to the Sprinter van’s gearbox during the early stages of the the internal bearing failure, the Mercedes Sprinter gearbox itself, is usually not affected.

The first signs to be aware of that a Mercedes Sprinter gearbox repair is needed are a judder on light throttle and judder or stalling on coming to a stop. You can prevent significant damage to your Mercedes Sprinter gearbox by being aware of the early warning symptoms that the Sprinter gearbox torque converter may be about to fail through damaged bearings and bring your Sprinter van to the Stephens Engineering workshop. At Stephens Engineering, we have our own specialist converter shop and we carry out modifications to strengthen these faults as well as improving the lock-up operation of the gearbox.

At Stephens Engineering, you know your vehicle is receiving specialist attention from the automatic transmission experts in Ware, contact us to book your vehicle in with Stephens Engineering.

VW Golf gearbox repair

Jaguar XF Gearbox Repair

Jaguar XF Gearbox Repair by Stephens Engineering

A 2012 Jaguar XF gearbox repair was carried out by the automatic transmission specialists in the Stephens Engineering workshop. The customer reported that when the Jaguar XF was driving at high speed and the engine was hot, the vehicle would default and go into limp mode.

This particular 2012 Jaguar XF was a diesel engine with the ZF six speed automatic transmission (later models have the eight speed unit). The Jaguar XF was brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop and a full diagnostic scan was undertaken. The diagnostic scan revealed ratio codes of slippage in E-clutch assembly.

The Jaguar XF automatic transmission unit was then removed, together with the torque converter. On dismantling the Jaguar XF transmission unit, we found a crack in the E-clutch unit and in addition, the main bushings were not performing well and were letting fluid leak past their running shafts.

We carried out a full rebuild of the Jaguar’s automatic transmission unit and fitted a new drum assembly. The automatic transmission unit’s torque converter was rebuilt in-house by our team of specialists, using ZF parts. Finally, we changed the gearbox intercooler unit as these do tend to leak. The final road test confirmed that the Jaguar XF gearbox repair had been successful and the vehicle was now driving well and no longer defaulting to limp mode.

Is your vehicle defaulting to limp mode unexpectedly? If your vehicle isn’t performing as well as it should, book your vehicle in with automatic transmission specialists at Stephens Engineering and let us get you back motoring.