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The Powertrain System

The Powertrain, or drivetrain, system includes the engine, transmission and drive axles that work in tandem to move the vehicle. It includes two parts:

  • Engine

    Function - as the heart of the vehicle, the engine uses internal combustion energy to send power through the transmission or transaxle to the wheels.

    Signs of Wear - rough-running engine, high oil and/or fuel consumption, engine is smoking, engine smoke.


  • Powertrain Controle Module

    Function - monitors and controls the operation of the ignition, emission, fuel injection and automatic transmission systems.

    Signs of Wear - engine won't start, reduced engine power, eratic transmission operation.

Powertrain issues are never fun. Fortunately, the Powertrain system requires little routine maintenance.



Service and Maintenance

Take the following measures to ensure your powertrain performs as it should.

Check engine oil level at every fuel fill and add oil as needed.
Ensure that all tires are inflated properly and check for any unusual wear or damage.
Have your vehicle inspected if the service engine soon light is on.
Clean your engine's exterior periodically.

For best results, bring your vehicle into Wheatland Automotive for a thorough inspection by a qualified technician.


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Services > Powertrain

The Powertrain System

The Powertrain, or drivetrain, system includes the engine, transmission and drive axles that work in tandem to move the vehicle. It includes two parts:

  • Engine

    Function - as the heart of the vehicle, the engine uses internal combustion energy to send power through the transmission or transaxle to the wheels.

    Signs of Wear - rough-running engine, high oil and/or fuel consumption, engine is smoking, engine smoke.


  • Powertrain Controle Module

    Function - monitors and controls the operation of the ignition, emission, fuel injection and automatic transmission systems.

    Signs of Wear - engine won't start, reduced engine power, eratic transmission operation.

Powertrain issues are never fun. Fortunately, the Powertrain system requires little routine maintenance.



Service and Maintenance

Take the following measures to ensure your powertrain performs as it should.

Check engine oil level at every fuel fill and add oil as needed.
Ensure that all tires are inflated properly and check for any unusual wear or damage.
Have your vehicle inspected if the service engine soon light is on.
Clean your engine's exterior periodically.

For best results, bring your vehicle into Wheatland Automotive for a thorough inspection by a qualified technician.





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