Vehicle Multi-Check & Inspection
This consists of a road test, fluid check, lift inspection, diagnosis, and pan examination. This will provide a complete diagnosis of your transmission’s performance and general condition.
1. Road Test
2. Fluid Check
3. Lift Inspection
4. Pan Examination
Step 1: Road Test
The road test consists of two parts, a stationary test and driving test which together comprise the most detailed portion of the Multi-Check. Every part of your transmission will be thoroughly tested for noises, slipping, harsh, soft or erratic shifting, as well as late or early shift patterns.
Step 2: Fluid Check
Although it is the simplest test to perform, the fluid check may indicate the first sign of possible wear and damage. A transmission in good condition will have clean fluid. If your fluid is discolored or has unpleasant odor, this may be an indication of internal wear and damage which is occurring as you drive your vehicle. This indicator in combination with other symptoms may require an internal inspection of your transmission.
Step 3: Lift Inspection
During the lift inspection/diagnosis our technician will check the following:
- Neutral Switch
- Solenoid Performance
- Throttle Linkage
- Manual Linkage
- Speed Sensors
- Transmission Mounts
- Fluid Retention
- All Other Electronic Controls
This will determine if a minor adjustment will correct the problem with your transmission.
Step 4: Pan Examination
The pan examination is the most important part of the transmission Multi-Check. It provides the technical personnel a partial look inside your transmission.
In all pans, there are some metal particles and friction material present. However, an excessive amount indicates internal wear and damage. If that is the case, and it is determined that a minor adjustment will not correct the problem, we will recommend the Inspection Service. This service will determine exactly what is wrong inside your transmission and exactly what it will cost to correct the problem. Your transmission is one of the most complex systems in your vehicle with hundreds of precision parts operating together. Determining the exact problem may require us to remove and dismantle your transmission and perform an inspection of all the parts inside. We will then be able to tell you not only what is wrong, but also show you why it’s worn and damaged, and give you some background in determining the cause.