If you are using your ATV for a long time, then you can easily spot that your ATV transmission system has gone bad based on the sound coming out. Grinding it out on your ATV on a sunny afternoon is a great way to spend your time. But remember, grinding it out can cause a few problems to your transmission system, if you don’t drive carefully. In this article, we’ll look at the costs involved in rebuilding the ATV transmission completely and how to maintain your ATV transmission.
What is the cost involved to rebuild ATV transmission?
The average cost to rebuild an ATV transmission comes anywhere between $800-$1200. A complete ATV transmission rebuild includes replacing the transmission oil, transmission bearing and mounts, seals and bushings etc.
How to Maintain your ATV Transmission?
Every moving part inside your ATV comes with a limited lifespan. And your ATV transmission requires rebuilding when the ATVs fall out of gear or when your gears get stuck. Any problem in your ATV transmission means you cannot take your ATV out for a ride unless it is fixed. But it is in your hands to keep your ATV transmission in the best of shape. Let’s look at some tips below to see how to maintain your engine in a good condition for a long time.
Check Transmission Fluid
When it comes to maintaining your ATV transmission system, the first thing you need to keep in mind is checking the transmission fluid level regularly. If you notice that if your transmission oil is black and gummy, it means you need to replace it immediately. Generally, in many ATVs the same engine oil is used for transmission too. To keep the transmission in the best shape, the oil should fresh and clear. To prevent the oil from getting black, make sure to read the owner’s manual to know the time interval for replacing the transmission fluids. Make sure you add checking the transmission fluids also as part of your ATV maintenance tasks.
Check Transmission Fluid Level
Next thin on your ATV maintenance list is to check the level of transmission fluid on your ATV. In case, your ATV runs on low transmission fluids, it is almost similar to your engines running on low oil. It could create a lot of issues and you might end spending hundreds of dollars on fixing the problems.
Also, check if your transmission fluid is leaking as it can be clearly evident on the oil marks on your garage floor where your ATV is stored. If there is any leakage, then it is important to replace the gasket or the seals to arrest the leakage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the different types of transmission on ATVs?
A: The most common types of transmission found on ATVs are automatic and manual.
Q: When do you need to change the transmission fluid?
A: It is better to refer the owner’s manual to check the correct interval to replace the transmission fluid.