The March 2015 article called “The Seven Sisters” made reference to this weekly newsletter. Subaru vehicles using the 4EAT Phase 2 Version 2 transmission experience wheel hop during tight corner turning maneuvers due to a failed Transfer Clutch Solenoid.
Transfer clutch burn out is not uncommon with Subaru transmissions. Normal wear and tear, sealing ring failure or molded piston failure (especially with glycol intrusion) would be a few items on the list.
With the cold weather hitting many areas of the country nearing an end, spring time fever outweighs a cold headache anytime. Some things are designed to work well in the cold and some are not, especially when they get old.
Raybestos Powertrain announces that the company’s new Hybrid Technology (HT) friction clutch plates for automatic transmissions are now available for purchase in the United States and around the world.
One problem that may arise with this transmission both before and after a rebuild is too soft of a shift going into second and a flare or slight engine rev during the transition form third to fourth. The soft shift going into second may be perceived as a flared shift while the shift into fourth may feel too soft.
Ford or Mazda vehicles equipped with the FNR5/FS5A-EL transaxle may encounter solenoid performance diagnostic trouble codes before or after overhaul. These trouble codes may be misleading if using previous information for the 4F27E as it is almost identical to the FNR5.
The experts at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care, a nationwide automotive service and repair network of licensed centers, offer simple tips to share with your customers to keep their cars running smoothly and safely during the winter months ahead.
There is a lot of ground to cover this month, so let’s jump in right away with a series of bullet points for a variety of transmissions. Chances are good that some issue I address this month will appear in your bays in the coming year, if it hasn’t already.
When it comes to automatic transmission fluids, there is no one-size-fits-all-solution. Ford transmissions are designed for use in many different service environments and operating conditions, and each transmission has its own set of fluid requirements.
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