The Porsche brand is known for its performance, attitude, and style. The last thing a Porsche owner expects is breakdown or failure of parts to ruin their driving experience. Like all machinery, Porsche models are not indestructible and need routine maintenance to ensure it’s designed function.
The transmission is a complex and integral part of your vehicle. Without it, your car cannot function and will be stuck where it sits. If your Porsche has an automatic transmission, you must maintain the valve body, or your car simply won’t function. Let’s take a closer look.
The Importance of the Transmission Valve Body
The transmission of your car consists of shafts and gears that convert torque from your engine into power to move your Porsche at precise times. The valve body of your automatic transmission is like the brain center, providing smooth shifting on demand to gain and reduce speed.
The transmission and valve body is a complex system including hydraulic fluids, channels, shafts, solenoids, and gears, among other parts. These components require a central control unit to ensure shifting of gears happens at the precise time necessary to accelerate and decelerate. The valve body serves this purpose by opening and closing valves for transmission fluid when it is needed to allow gears to shift at the proper timing.
In short, the valve body of your transmission controls the shifting of gears for a smooth and powerful acceleration.
Warning Signs of Transmission Valve Body Problems
When the valve body of your transmission begins to fail, there are obvious signs to alert you to this issue.
You may begin to notice problems shifting out of park into drive, or it may be hard to get your Porsche into reverse. Other signs of valve body problems include shifting out of gear while you are driving. If you notice your Porsche slipping out of gear, the valve body may be to blame.
Gear slipping happens when the clutch doesn’t operate and engage correctly, causing an unsmooth transition between the various gears. The power exerted by the car will be significantly impacted if gear slipping occurs.
Many drivers notice hesitation followed by sudden and abrupt gear changes. This will physically feel wrong to you in the cabin.
Sounds are another indicator of valve body problems in your transmission. The sounds our cars make can be very insightful and indicative of what is wrong with our vehicles. When shifting into reverse, in and out of park, or pressing on the brakes, there may be a loud knocking noise as your transmission fails to shift into the corred gear.
Escondido German Auto Will Repair Your Transmission Valve Body
We know caring for your car is of the utmost importance to you, and we want to help you make the best decisions when selecting a maintenance team. When it comes to your vehicle, you expect the highest level of quality service to match your car’s design and performance. With all of the options and technology that Porsche has to offer their drivers, we know finding a service center to keep up with the innovative breakthroughs and technological advances is important to you.
To ensure quality service, we not only hire and train the most skillful mechanics, we also use original factory parts to guarantee that the vehicle maintains its original manufactured standards.
We are a one-stop shop, and will inspect your Porsche while you’re here to make sure everything is working just as designed. We will make sure you can handle the California heat with a properly-working A/C system. We won’t let you get stuck in LA traffic with a broken down car, as we will check your fluids, perform regular maintenance and service, inspect your engine and transmission, and so much more.
Escondido German Auto has been servicing Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Sprinter, and Volkswagen drivers in Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, and Valley Center in California for decades. Drivers in the surrounding cities are confident in our team to take care of their vehicles.
We strive for the best quality of care and are committed to customer service, providing our customers a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty on all repairs. As the preferred repair center in the area, we are prepared to handle your vehicle’s needs. Call us today for an appointment.