Spring is amazing in the PNW. We are very busy helping many people get their vehicles ready for camping and fishing. Before you go towing your boats or trailers, call us to service your transmissions, transfer case and differentials!
Thursday, April 21, 2016
We are so busy! Sure could use some help! If any of you in the local area are a strong mechanic and want to talk about working here be sure to contact me! We are hiring 1-2 technicians!
Monday, April 18, 2016
Spring is the perfect time to service your vehicles. Transmission services should be done regularly as well. If you have over 150k on your transmission you should service your transmission with a fluid and filter service every 20k miles. Call today to schedule your appointment!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Whew! Business is getting busy for Spring. Do not forget we now are doing service on Domestic and Japanese vehicles. Might as well get all your service done in one spot! Call to make an appointment!
Monday, April 4, 2016
***Rarely does this happen but with our expansion into Domestic and Japanese repair, we have 1-2 openings for technicians with the experience we need to do general repair. This is an opportunity to get out from under Corporate changing pay scales and games. Call today and lets talk! 425-392-5241 ****
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
*** Announcement *** Mike's Transmission is excited to announce we are expanding our services to general Domestic / Japanese Repair. Offering timing belt, brakes and general repair on top of our transmission / drive train work. Call now to schedule your services.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
This mess is actually a 2015 vehicle that was just picked up from a body shop in Seattle 1 hour prior to arriving w me. She was charged for new axles and from the mess it is obvious their tech missed some important parts when fixing. So sad to be the one to tell her it needs to go back to the body shop that has it for 3 months. I of course could fix it for her but she would have had to pay twice. So sad.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
If you are thinking "maybe" you should service your transmission also consider servicing your transfer case (for you 4wd or AWD) and also your differentials. Spring is a good time to make sure the items that make your vehicle go are in working order. Call today! Mention you saw this on Facebook and get 10% off your service!
Monday, March 14, 2016
Welcome back everyone. We hope you enjoyed the St. Patrick city parades and survived the weekend wind storms here in the PNW.
We are open and ready to help you with your transmission needs. Do not forget now would be the time to service your differentials and transfer case before you head out to go camping or fishing. Give us a call. We will help get it ready for you!
Going to be a wild weather weekend. Be careful out there. We will be open first thing Monday and ready to help if you need us! Lets try an experiment and see who will service their transmissions this spring to avoid costly repairs this summer! Think about it.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
So a slow leak in your transmission will give u results like this Chev Impala. The entire inside was burnt black. These parts r supposed to be silver! Then the front engine mount was collapsed having the axle sit on the frame. So yes the axle and mount need replaced too! Ouch on this repair!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Today is a fun one. 3 transmissions are going back together but 1 new one Just came in. A Mercedes CL65 that burned the transmission the best I have seen in along time!
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
This Mitsubishi transmission had a torque converter shutter. From the wear on the input u can see the damage it would cause to gears slipping trying to grab. Never fear we will get it all put back together.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Monday is already off and running. 3 transmissions to remove and 1 ready to go back in!
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This is what happens to your transmission when either your don't notice a leak or think it is no big deal. Your transmission gets so hot your torque converter and 4th gear blue because they got so hot.
This probably started as a rear main seal leak that progressed to much worse
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Check this one out! Rear drum out of a Tahoe . Seriously awesome when you find the obvious!
We are insanely busy this week. We are Trying so hard to get all these vehicles back to our customers. So many inside and twice as many outside. Even had to bring Mike in from retirement to help!
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Ambassador Ed Pingul delivers a welcome basket to Pam Williams of Mike's Issaquah Transmission! We're so happy have Mike's Issaquah Transmission as a member of the Issaquah Chamber! Check out their Facebook page to learn more about them! #ILoveIssaquah #WelcomeToTheChamber
So this is a good one! An Infiniti M35 had a bad ujoint on the front driveline. Hard to tell the path of destruction but once it broke, the driveline went rouge and the front differential was broke along with the oil pan and the bellhousing for the transmission. Almost ruined the block.
What did we learn? When your shop tells you that you need your ujoints replaced on your vehicle it will be much cheaper to do it at THAT time then wait!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
One very happy customer today. He called for an estimate on a clutch repair for his truck. Brought his truck in for the repair, rented a car and was expecting to pick it up today. Upon diagnosis we found it was just extremely low on fluid. Topped off the fluid and test drove. Clutch worked fine. We called the client and explained we just did not need to do the repair and his vehicle was ready for pick up. At no charge. He was extremely happy and satisfied stating we could have replaced it and charged him without telling him the truth. That is not how we do things here. Thank you Mr Customer for the nice things you said about all of us here at Mike's Transmission.
So this week has been a fun one. Can any of u guess what this transmission is?
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
#1 spot for "the craziest" for 2016 so far is this Honda Ridgeline with the rear differential having a huge hole in the bottom.
Now your initial thought is obviously client has run something over. However client does not remember doing that.
End result is entire unit had to be replaced!
Great sunny Monday here in the Seattle area today! We are finishing up some other transmissions this week. One being a Volvo. Tons of work on that one! A lot that has to be removed! Also just did a service and a rear differential service. Both had metal debris. Remember...don't go 130k miles before you service either of these! Give yourself more life with your vehicles and service all the items that take oil or gear lube! Preventative trick of the trade!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Nice Christmas celebration at the Greater Issaquah Chamber Christmas gathering. Enjoyed a glass or two with Dorian Garson - Owner/Operator of Fabato and Sandy Kovalak - Outreach Manager for Way of Life Wellness Center!
2015 we helped so many people get back on the road. Still amazing how all these moving parts inside a transmission work and how we don't give it a 2nd thought. To avoid costly repairs do your transmission service when it is due. If you have over 75k for miles u need to start doing this service every 30k. Once at 150k or more do it every 20k. The older these moving parts get the harder they are working and will wear down the fluid.
Monday, January 11, 2016
It's a busy start to the week for us here at Mike's. Even Mike has come in to help from retirement . Thank you Mike.
Friday, January 8, 2016
It has been a great week here at Mike's Issaquah Transmission. Seems now that the holidays are over the push to get things back to you has slowed some. Thank you for all your patience in the return of your vehilces!
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Mention this offer and get 10% off our service!
Monday, January 4, 2016
2015 was a great year! We are going strong already for 2016. Photos will be posted once we get these transmissions out and see what is going on! Happy New Year everyone!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
It has been entertaining to say the least this last week of 2015 here. Take a look and see for yourself. From a giant F350 transmission, to a little 1.8 VW. Then a transfer case from a Durango . Awesome paint job on one and to top it all off....a wood gear shift! Happy New Year everyone!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
We have a client who paints pet portraits. Framed they are 16x20.
She does them in pastels. No matter where you are you can have her paint one of your pets. Contact Kerry Anderson at kerrya3​@frontier.com or check out her site at www.creationsbykerry.com
Some pieces are for sale here at the shop for $350. Great gift for just about anyone!
As we are ending 2015 I would love for you all to share photos of what you have worked on this year with your vehicles. It has been a great time seeing your photos. Lets see who has the best photos to date!
Friday, December 18, 2015
When u get help outside of a shop with your rear brakes be sure they connect your parking brake. Otherwise you will end up with damage like this. Oops!
Monday, December 14, 2015
So while driving down the freeway at 80mph and your transfer case breaks this is how it is delivered when the wheels will no longer turn. Glad the owner is ok. Now to open her up and see what other things she needs.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Today is a Ford day. This expedition will find its way back on the road after we put the puzzle back together. Then into 2 explorers. Best practice is say yes to a transmission service when due. It will help prevent this extra expense!
Wow! Only 1.5 cups of syrup fluid left in this transmission. Do u see how thick the fluid is? Only a slight slip they say.....
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Today a GMC Acadia had its torque converter lose its clutch liners. Caused all sorts of repairs needed. I still love the inside of these units! So much has to be removed just to get it out!
Share your photos of what u r working on !
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Another ujoint gone bad ! This one will keep the 4x4 system from working properly this winter. We will get this fixed and back on the road. Please consider us to inspect and or repair your vehicle.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Winter is definitely here and we are busy getting vehicles ready for the season. Dont hesistate to have us check out that little vibration, that clunk or stall you have felt a few times. Better to do it before you are stranded. Call us today to schedule a time for us to check out your vehicle. 425-392-3012
Thursday, November 26, 2015
We here at Mike's Transmission wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and that you find blessing in everything around you! We will be closed for the holiday and re-open Monday the 30th!
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
What a week with all the storms. On top of that we are busy rebuilding transmissions. Here is the beginning of taking it apart for inspection of replacement parts.
Post any photos u want to share of work u r doing at home on your transmissions!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
When mother nature blows the trees sideways and the power out, there is nothing we can do but wait. 2.5 hours with no power in the shop and all the cars in the air.....all we can do is wait. Now it is back on and we are back to work. Fingers crossed it stays on the rest of the day!
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Even in the transmission business we are still confused to why the design to cool a transmission come from the radiator. When coolant leaks into a transmission it WILL fail. Fluid becomes like milk and delaminates the steels . Causing transmission failure. Keep an eye on your cooling system. Don't park your cars over curbs as your cooling line are mostly in the bumpers. When u back up and scrape the bumper u are loosening the cooler lines.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Today we had a low mileage Saturn that came in w hard shift issue and solenoid codes. Upon further inspection it was decided a rebuild was needed. When the case was removed gears fell out...broke. Mike's transmission to the rescue!
Friday, November 6, 2015
The weather is changing. Fall is here. Winter is in the mountains. Please be careful out there. We are here for you if you need us. Call us today or Monday if you need help with your transmission or 4x4.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Magnets on the move! This is the pan of a Mercedes where the transmission has failed.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
It has been a "spook tacular" week here at Mike's Issaquah Transmission. It was like a week of transmissions. We are working as fast as we can to help everyone get back on the road. Call us today if you need some help! 425-392-5241
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
95 olds rebuilt this week! Sungear went rogue and took it down while driving. Fixed and back on the road!
Monday, October 19, 2015
We are open again and the fun continues. If you need a service give us a call. We will make room. If you feel your transmission slipping. Bring it in so we can take a look for you.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
3 Toyota transmissions this week. Total record. A Sequoia. A Land Cruiser and a Camry. Thing I learned about Toyota transmissions is omg so they break hard!
Monday, October 12, 2015
Follow me to the shop!
Monday, October 12, 2015
Wow! Check out what failed in the Sequoia. The front planetary came apart. Don't worry. We will get it fixed!
Share if u have photos of your own surprises inside your vehicle
Friday, October 9, 2015
Check this one out. Full metal jacket inside this Toyota Sequoia transmission pan.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Transmissions are fun to see what makes them work. Together with software and excellent installers and builders we can get you back on the road in no time! Call today or tow it in. We will fix it!
Monday, October 5, 2015
02 Acura mdx down for the count! All backed together. Drove away to the Seahawk game.
Monday, October 5, 2015
$100 off your transmission rebuild now through October 31,2015. Must mention this notice!
Saturday, October 3, 2015
This one was good! This week we had an Acura MDX that lost 3rd gear . when we took it apart all the steels were burnt. We have fixed it and will reinstall Monday!
Friday, October 2, 2015
Have a safe weekend. If you need us or your vehicle needs towed for repair give Ruby's Towing a call at 425-392-5707 and have it brought in. We will look at it first thing Monday morning.
There are SO many moving parts to your transmission. Let us know if you need a service or a rebuild. We will be happy to help!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
This is a good one. 1982 k20 that needed a new radiator. The coolant and the engine were filled with rust. The radiator had been welded to hold. New brass radiator going in now with a full flush. Mike's Issaquah transmission to the rescue!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Monday, September 28, 2015
Mike's Issaquah Transmission is offering a $100 discount on all transmission rebuilds between now and October 31, 2015. We are also offering $15 off any transmission service between now and October 31,2015. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Today we are rebuilding a 2004 dodge ram 2500 that shuttered in higher gears and had not reverse. After opening the transmission we found in the overdrive section about 2 inches left of a snap ring holding back about 800 lbs of pressure in gears. Like an explosive spring, we carefully put this on the press to hold the pressure while we removed it. Whew! Can you imagine this exploding while driving?
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
This is what your transmission filter looks like when we open it up and the clutches are gone! At least the filter held those pieces! Whew! Please share your photos if u have some to show
Our week has started with 2 transmissions needing rebuilt. When your magnets look like these some just is not right inside.
Monday, September 21, 2015
On the table is the 77 Jeep 150 3 speed transmission. I will keep u updated as we go. This is the fun part!
Friday, September 18, 2015
The RUG 4 speed is finished and ready to be reinstalled!
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Jeep CJ7 axle cv joint....nothing to say except this axle WILL be replaced!
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Classics are coming out this season! Today is a Dana 20 transfer case and RUG4 speed transmission! With some cleaning, bead blasting and some new paint these will be fabulous outside and inside!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Transmissions are complicated and need serviced just as your engine does. If your vehicle is over 70,000 miles you should be doing a transmission service every 20-30k miles that includes a flush and cleaning.
Call us today and lets start your preventative service on your transmission to keep from costly rebuilds down the road.
So today's fun is a Subaru wrx that ripped apart 3rd gear! These photos show it all. I guess we could glue these pieces that landed in the case....nah! We have to order new gears?
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
This gorgeous piece of metal is a 94 Toyota SR5 rebuild.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Warm and fuzzy today at Mike's transmission. Ok maybe just fuzzy w this that we found in the pan of a vehicle. This is the sign of your transmission breaking inside! This is all metal attached to the magnet in the pan!
We have a great 1969 Chev chevelle here that the front bearing retainer broke. Like a champ it still runs but for how long w a break like this? So of course we ordered parts and will get this back on the road soon!
When you hear a rattling noise when in 4 hi maybe just maybe your axle has come loose from the front diff and maybe just maybe the axle has broke. Best cure. Inspect the diff. Do a service and install a new axle. Then add some locking nuts to the bolts so they will never back off ! Mike's transmission to the rescue !
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
It has been a busy week at the shop. So many different issues coming in. I would say rust killed so much of the outside of this rebuild. No worries we fixed it!
Friday, July 31, 2015
It's Seafair weekend. Please be careful on the water. Watch for others in the water. Enjoy the Blue Angels and the happy company you will share!
Friday, July 31, 2015
When the splines on your front driveshaft wear down and spins in your transfer case ....yes is the reason your car hops at times.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
There are times when a pinion bearing can do some damage. This simple clutch replacement turned into an input shaft and pinion bearing being replaced. When you first feel an issue get your vehicle in. The longer you wait the more damage it does
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
It's a great day here at the shop. We are making people happy by getting their vehicles back on the road. Please let us know if we can help!
Friday, July 24, 2015
Today we are building a Chevy express transmission,an F150 and a Mazda Tribute.
We are wishing you a safe weekend!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
When u burn up a clutch in 45k miles it is not pretty. Weird thing about this repair is the driveshaft bolts were sheered off as well.
We can help w many things for your vehicles. Call us anytime!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Thank you Kathleen for coming to us and letting Mike help you with your vehicle. Please stop in any time you need something in the future.
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I don't see someone like Mike very often. He was such a great person to help me when I was worried about my transmission. I called him to see if...
One of today's ventures is a Mercedes 722.9 transmission. So many parts and gears. This is just some of the parts. The builder is putting the rest in the cleaner.
Friday, July 17, 2015
This week we have been so busy. People always wonder how things that break can cost so much. When the gears or clutches go out in your transmission things break hard! Here are some photos of broken parts. Even a cracked case from a 59 retractable. Plus the inside of a HD transfer case.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
We are busy helping people keep their vehicles on the road. Just a reminder, if you have a light come on your car that flashes it is best to get it checked out instead of ignoring it when it goes off. You can save thousands possibly if addressed early enough.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Transmissions are amazing to see when torn apart. So many gears, clutches and bands. It amazing how these work. Let us know if you are feeling slipping while driving and we can help.
When you open up a transmission there are just so many components that make it work. This is just one to show you. My team has been doing this for years and together with the products we use we can offer the warranty for our repairs that we do. Let us know if we can help
We are open again today! Remember rebuilding your transmission with us most likely will include a 3 year warranty. Call today for a quote
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Stay safe today and drink plenty of water during all this heat! Be careful with your fireworks and call the police should you ever see little fires. Lets not burn up.
We will re-open Monday morning for any of your vehicle needs.