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The rings on the output shaft of an RE5R05A ride inside a sun gear shaft. Two of the four rings on the sun gear shaft seal feed pressure to the High and Low/Reverse Clutch. These sealing rings are easily broken if not placed onto the shaft carefully. The rings on the output...
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If a problem develops, STFT will try to compensate for the fault immediately. LTFT learns the correction over time. If a correction can’t be made, a DTC will set.




Fuel control plays an important part in the engine management...
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2003 VW Golf

97,000 miles

2.0L (AVH)

01M (4 speed automatic)

Complaint: Won’t go into fourth gear and has a lack of power at highway speeds when in cruise control after driving for 15 to 20 minutes. The speedometer seems funny at times, too...
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A major cause of a brown-looking rust in a DEX-COOL® vehicle’s cooling system also can be the reaction of the coolant and casting sand left over from the manufacturing process. 




Changes in technology for the “David...
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Toyota Techstream enables you to perform active tests on the HV A/C compressor.




Have you looked under the hood of a hybrid vehicle lately? If you have, then you already are familiar with the fact that there no longer is a serpentine-...
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Dodge RE series transmissions originally began using a simple Park/Neutral Switch as seen in Figure 1. This switch rides on a cam located inside the transmission. The cam is part of the manual valve...








Attending events like the MACS conference is part business/part pleasure. This was taken at one of the old churches in the French Quarter, just a few blocks from the host hotel.



It’s kind of weird penning an article that covers what...

A new and improved version of the TransTec® Global Transmission Guide mobile app is now available, with a convenient kit interchange identifying specific overhaul kits for transmission applications through the 2014 model year.  Additional features of the mobile...

Elgin Industries has received its 13th consecutive supplier award from JASPER Engines & Transmissions, North America’s largest remanufacturer of gasoline and diesel powertrain and drivetrain components. Elgin, which is celebrating its 95th anniversary, has...
CSF introduces the newest addition to its product offering: intercoolers. This brand-new line of OE Style Tube & Fin and Heavy Duty Plate & Bar type premium quality intercoolers are now in stock and readily available for order.
New models range from Ford and Chevy/...
As part of Matco Tools’ mission to continue providing the most innovative tools on the market, the company announced at its distributor expo that it will be expanding its growing line of diagnostic products with the launch of Maximus 2.0 and maxGO.
Both open Android...
The Monroe® Quick-Strut® “Quick Rewards” promotion awards technicians a $30 Visa® prepaid card for each pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies installed. The “Quick Rewards” scorecard...
NUCAP Industries, manufacturer of the NRS mechanical attachment system for brake pad backing plates, has partnered with industry blog SAFEBRAKNG.COM supporting an online brake pad promotion. The SAFEBRAKING photo contest launched Dec. 5 asks technicians to submit photos of...
From learning in the classroom to teaching in one, one of the top training specialists received recognition for his lessons to better today’s technicians.
This fall, Lloyd Koppes of Cincinnati, was named the Motor Age Training/ASE Master L1 Training Specialist of the...
Walking through how to read today’s oil labels and decipher what chemicals truly are best for your customers’ engines, Kevin McCartney says it almost is like going through the five stages of grief.
You’ll start with denial and by the end, be bargaining to...