Owning a piece of heavy duty equipment is a very big responsibility that can come with a lot of stress especially when you encounter repairs. There are many different components that have to work together in order for your equipment to run smoothly. One of the most important parts is the transmission. Since early 2001, the ZF Transmission has been used in many vehicles and heavy duty equipment due to its performance and durability. Although the ZF transmission is durable, it still has its repairs issues that have to be contended with. Here are a few of the common problems you may encounter with the ZF transmission in your equipment.
Water in the Transmission
One of the most common issues that you may encounter with the ZF transmission is getting water in it due to a broken transmission cooler. On many pieces of heavy duty equipment, namely Fords, there is a transmission cooler that is mounted near the radiator. If this cooler becomes damaged, you will have to deal with a lot of water from the radiator. The only way to have this problem fixed is by having a professional to flush the transmission and refill it with new fluid. Although this will cost some time and money, it will be worth it in order to keep your transmission in good working order.
Another very common problem that many heavy equipment owners have to deal with in regards to their ZF transmission is having the wrong fluid put in. The ZF transmission requires a specific type of fluid and if the wrong fluid is put in, then you run the risk of not providing the transmission with the proper lubrication. Without the proper fluid, you run the risk of your transmission overheating, which can cause a total breakdown.
Lack of Proper Service
Yet another common issue that may cause your ZF transmission to malfunction is a lack of proper service to it. The manufacturer of your equipment has very specific guidelines that need to be followed in regards to the type of service that needs to be done. You need to make sure that you follow these guidelines to keep your ZF transmission running smoothly for a long time to come. If you are unsure about the service that your transmission needs, then you need to consult with a knowledgeable professional to get the advice that you need.
If you are in need of a new ZF Transmission, then be sure to contact the team at Palmer Johnson Power Systems.
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