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DCT Automatic Car Transmission Heat up Problems with Solution

DCT Automatic Car Transmission Heat up Problems with Solution

DCT Automatic Transmission Heating Up Problems Surfacing Online. With DCT Technology rolled in Venue, Creta, Seltos, know how to Experience the Best of Drive

 

DCT Automatic Transmission

DCT as name signifies is Dual Clutch Transmission, and in recent months introduced in

  • Hyundai Venue
  • Kia Seltos
  • All New Hyundai Creta
  • MG Hector DCT Petrol
  • Jeep Compass DCT Petrol

also, to be expanded to other Cars. While, some of the owners faced Transmission Heat up Problems as reported on Social Media and here is what is the reason with how to avoid

 

What is DCT

Here are 2 Separate Clutches for Gear Shift. 

  • One Clutch for Odd Number Gear
  • Second Clutch for Even Number Gear

In Layman Terms, DCT is like Automatic Manual Transmission, where both clutches are Engaged or Disengaged at every gear Shift. Like, if Car is on say 2nd Gear at a certain speed, the 3rd gear is ready to be engaged as the speed increases. So there is absolute no jerk even if one looking for sudden pickup and car transmission system seamlessly changes gear shifts basis speed of car.

 

 

Biggest Issue of DCT Automatic Transmission

The technology used Globally across the world and has 2 major issues 

  • Transmission Heating up 
  • Transmission Failure

Although Transmission Failure is something which is in very few - may be less than .1% of Cars, But Transmission Heating up is frequently been reported on Social Media.

Now why this Transmission Overheat Problem comes - This is to protect Clutch in DCT Automatic Transmission as Clutch is relatively much expensive in DCT Cars as against Manual or Automatic one

 

 

How to Avoid Transmission Overheating 

Effectively its the driving style which needs to be slight modified to avoid Transmission Overheat Problem

  • Avoid Driving Car with Half Brakes. If you driving in Bumper to Bumper Traffic - best way is to keep distance with a car in front so as to avoid Half Brakes.
  • Avoid Frequent Sudden Acceleration with Full Acceleration Response as this may also cause in overheating
  • At Red Light stops for more than 30 Seconds. Important is to Slot Gear in Neutral at Idling instead of applying Brakes and slotting Gear in Drive Mode.
  • While Driving Car on Hills, if one tries to hold vehicle using slight Accelerator response then Transmission system can well lead to higher temperature
  • Last but not the least. Ensure Timely replacement of All Fluids at regular Interval as any delay will lead to molecular properties of Fluid been breakup

Do note that Clutch Replacement can be much higher sum in DCT Cars. For Instance - if we compare Jeep Compass Clutch Replacement Cost will cost in

» Rs 10000 to 12000 in Manual Petrol

» Rs 18000 to 20000 in Manual Diesel

» Rs 75000 in DCT Automatic Petrol

So - although DCT Cars are lot fun to drive and engage in best of driving Experience and Feel. But if you need to have long lasting Experience and seek Reliability from DCT Automatic best is to follow best practice and modify in driving Style to ensure Long Life for DCT Automatic Transmission and Clutch. 

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Comments 3

Guest - Rahul on Sunday, 02 August 2020 09:21

Very Helpful Article. Thanks #mycarhelpline

Very Helpful Article. Thanks #mycarhelpline
Guest - Faizan on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:34

Sir mujhe ek compact SUV leni h automatic ..Jo good looking car ho ...long term use k liye ...jiska gear box bhi reliable ho. Jo new learner easily drive krle .jyada jerky n ho gear ..venue.or Nexon.or.breeza.or.suv300 budget 13 L

Sir mujhe ek compact SUV leni h automatic ..Jo good looking car ho ...long term use k liye ...jiska gear box bhi reliable ho. Jo new learner easily drive krle .jyada jerky n ho gear ..venue.or Nexon.or.breeza.or.suv300 budget 13 L
Guest - Shrish Gulati on Sunday, 22 March 2020 03:52

I have booked Kia Seltos GTX+ DCT. I can take care of all the mentioned points, however will it be enough to control the temperature issue? Will it perform properly in the heat of Delhi during May-June? Will it be enough for the transmission to have a long life?

I have booked Kia Seltos GTX+ DCT. I can take care of all the mentioned points, however will it be enough to control the temperature issue? Will it perform properly in the heat of Delhi during May-June? Will it be enough for the transmission to have a long life?
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