What Is A Dual Clutch Transmission?
GEARBOX BEARING REPLACEMENT
A humming, whirring or droning noise could be a good indication that the gearbox bearings have an issue and may require replacing.
As the dual clutch transmissions are both manual and automatic gearboxes at the same time, bearing failure can be an issue that can be repaired with our extensive re-manufacturing background.
Full bearing rebuilds are available as a standalone service or can be done at the same time as clutch pack changes, should it be required.
This unit is the brain of the gearbox. The unit comes under many different names including, TCM (Transmission Control Module), Mechatronic Unit and TCU (Transmission Control Unit). It controls all gearbox functions to deliver a smooth and efficient drive.
However, with such a complex piece of hardware, the units sometimes experience faults with solenoids and other components.
These can usually be repaired at a fraction of the cost compared to a new unit.
Eco Torque currently has various repair options for many of the most common mechatronic units and can facilitate the removal, repair and re-installation of repaired units.
GEARBOX SOFTWARE UPDATE
Eco Torque is able to offer essential manufacturer software updates to certain models of the dual clutch transmissions.
These updates can extend the lifespan of the gearboxes as well as cure various faults that effect each unit. This also means you can have main dealership service without main dealer prices.
We also offer vehicle recovery to our workshop if they are immobile. Some vehicles are recovered free of charge, however larger vans or 4x4's can only be recovered by a thirda party so would inccur a charge.
Do you have extended warranty with your vehicle?
We can take care of the claim when repairing your gearbox making the process as easy as possible. We deal with all major providers including the AA, RAC, Autogroup and many more.
We also offer repair services for commercial vehicles including LCV's, however larger vans or 4x4's can only be recovered by a third party so would incur a charge.
GEARBOX OIL SERVICE
Regular maintenance on a dual clutch transmission is key to avoiding costly repairs. Many DCT faults that effect these systems can be avoided by regularly changing the gearbox fluid.
Although only the wet clutch systems have an official oil change guideline which varies from the manufacturer, after many years of repairing semi-automatic gearboxes, we can not emphasise enough the benefits of changing gearbox oil for all transmission types at regular interval periods.
We currently use OE oil or higher performance oil where possible when conducting any DCT oil change.
WET & DRY
Due to the complex nature of the dual clutch transmission, repairers must have passed relevant qualifications and testing in order to be able to buy certain replacement dual clutch components from LUK.
This means you can feel confident knowing your dct gearbox is being repaired by a competent authorised repairer with years of experience working on semi automatic transmissions.
Eco Torque can diagnose and replace both wet and dry clutch systems in the dual clutch transmissions and perform any and all adaption procedures with dealer level diagnostic equipment.
RECON GEARBOX REPLACEMENT
Unfortunately there are certain situations were it is uneconomical to repair a customers dual clutch transmission and the only option is to replace the entire unit.
We can still help our customers in this situation and will still provide huge savings compared to main dealer prices.
Please call for availability on the units below.
DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION
Often confused with automatic transmissions, this design incorporates two clutches to allow almost seamless gear changes.
The two clutches operate separate input gear shafts, one for odd gears and one for even. This hugely efficient design means that they are now the preferred choice of manufacturers over fully automatic transmissions in most applications.
If you are not sure if you have and automatic or dual clutch transmission, call us today and we can let you know.
Here at Eco Torque we can deal with every aspect of these dual clutch transmissions, including repairs, upgrades and in very rare circumstances, full replacements.
Take a look at the individual pages of each transmission/manufacturer for more in depth detail.