We give you cash for your junk vehicle, but I thought I would give you some ideas as to how to discern some noises and also some not so pleasant odors. Although engine problems are the main reason for junking a car these days, faulty transmissions come in at a close second. The obvious detail to determine that your tranny is the problem is that it skips gears, won’t go into reverse, shakes and stutters upon acceleration and won’t shift, or it makes some awful sound when you are able to shift. You don’t have to pay a mechanic hundreds of dollars to diagnose the issue, just read what I have to share or give us a call and get money for your cars in your pocket in just a few hours from now.
First, check the fluid. It is typically light pink, but if it is dirty, it will be a dark red and that means it needs to be changed. For a manual, the recommended interval is every 30,000 miles, but for an automatic, you get twice the life out of it between changes. Take a whiff of it. If you smell something burnt, then you have an overheating problem.
Next, listen for noises. Sometimes, sounds are produced even while in neutral. Mechanical wear and tear may require replacement of some inexpensive parts. Take her out for a drive and if she slips, meaning it spontaneously pops out of gear, then you may just need to spend $30 on some shift lever seats as they have probably been worn out. While out and you begin to hear noises, we need to determine what sound is being made. Does it whine constantly as it slips? If so, you need to check the fluids and look for leaks. While idling, keep away from the brake and push down on the accelerator. If humming occurs, then you need a new pump or a pump shaft.
What if it buzzes with your foot on the brake and clutch while you have it in 1st gear? The most likely culprit is the torque converter. Now, put it back in neutral with one foot on the brake and the other very carefully raising the rpms with the gas pedal. Push the shift selector into drive and hopefully you will not hear a loud clunk. If you do, then your torque converter mounts are broken. There is one more clunk to listen for and that is when you go from idle to reverse, and then back again. Bad rubber dampers are the problem in that case. At this point, I hope you have not experienced any of these odors or issues, but keep driving. Use different styles, going fast and slow, pushing it hard and then letting it coast. If you hear rumbling or a growl like metal on metal, then there is an interior problem within your transmission. At this point, you should consult your repair manual or a mechanic.
If you aren’t mechanically inclined to do the needed repairs and you don’t want to fork out a ridiculous amount for a professional to do it for you, think about giving us a ring. We will answer the phone and make you an offer. You won’t have to worry about those squeaks, grumbles, or thumps anymore. We are quite fond of misbehaving transmissions and we will give you cash for all scrap vehicles. 904-900-4798
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The internet never ceases to amaze me. You can sell your vehicle to someone across the country through online auctions or find out just how much your prized collection is really worth within minutes. When I was a child, the internet had just arrived and it was nothing like the vast amount of information we have at our fingertips today. I remember logging onto my dad’s bulky 1980′s computer that had a 4 bit processor and I stared into an ugly monitor’s big black screen with highlighted wording. LCDs, LEDs, and flatscreens had not yet even been imagined. You would have to wait for your modem to dial in and then you could send e-mails and have real time chats with people around the world. That was about it. DOS was very limited in what it could do and Windows had not yet been released. My mother was very
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As a business owner and a car enthusiast, I appreciate everything that the world wide web provides me with. I can advertise our business so that it reaches an extensive variety of potential clients and I can receive questions and then reply with answers and honest quotes all with the simple click of a button on my mouse. If I need to find out how much your vehicle weighs in order to tell you how much it is worth in metal, I simply type in the year and model, and within an instant I am presented with real numbers that we can both trust. It is amazing on so many levels.
You can use the internet to sell your junk vehicle through online classifieds or auction web sites, or you can contact us and see what we can offer you. There is no pressure to agree to our terms. If you don’t like the bid, then you don’t have to take it. We aren’t going to push you to go with us, but we will take the time to help you go over your options. You may want to take the time right now to go to a search engine and see what choices others have made. No matter which way you decide to go, the internet is still an important factor to getting the job done and I can’t imagine running my business without it. We operate in and around Jacksonville, Fl. Call us now for a free quote!