Powertrain Pro

  • Transmission professionals can identify automatic transmissions in virtually any vehicle in the world with a new global edition Transmission Guide now available from Corteco.        
  • Dana Holding Corporation has published a new drivetrain aftermarket catalog bringing together information on genuine Dana products.
  • From 1989 to 2015, from a four-speed to a nine-speed transmission, it is interesting to see how through the years Chrysler adapted their shift adaptations. 
  • At ATRA's Powertrain EXPO in Las Vegas, Raybestos Powertrain announced the latest expansion of the company's Hybrid Technology (HT) friction clutch plates.    
  • At ATRA in Las Vegas, Raybestos Powertrain announced that new ZPAK applications are available.
  • Chrysler introduced a Variable Line Pressure Solenoid to the existing 41TE (A604) and 42RLE transmission as early as 2007. The addition of this solenoid includes the use of a transducer to verify line pressure control as feed back to the computer. 
  • Autoshop Solutions, an internet marketing company for the automotive industry, is the official social media sponsor of the 2015 ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association) Powertrain Expo.  
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  • Knowing the return of the dipstick is only a pipe dream, it becomes necessary to learn how to fill a transmission to its proper level. There are similar procedures among the manufacturers so when you get the gist of it, you can just about figure out what needs to be done.
  • ECM shift function of Toyota RAV 4’s and other models including Lexus with the U series transmission.
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  • The front wheel drive six speed transmission called the 09G used in a variety of Volkswagen vehicles is plagued with shift problems.
  • It is not abnormal to experience trucks using the 5R110W transmission such as Super Duty and Excursion vehicles to develop a delayed engagement into drive.
  • A 2007 Acura MDX 3.7L V6 using a BYFA 5 speed automatic transmission comes in to your shop sporting a DTC P1744.
  • As promised in last month’s Powertrain Pro article, we will take a brief look at the CVT-7 transmission in this month’s article. This little CVT can be referred to as the JF015E in Dodge, the RE0F11A in Nissan and the FICJB in Mitsubishi applications.
  • Despite its abundance on the road, an Aisin AW 5-speed front wheel drive transmission often will come in with a no 3rd gear problem after repair or fluid service.
  • One aspect to the repair business is doing work on a car that is on its way to being sold or traded in. Such was the case with a shop that received a 2010 Volkswagen CC 2.0L using the dual clutch direct shift gear box called the DSG 02E transmission.
  • Melinda Kriner was home caring for her young son when her father and husband made the decision to open their own business — a Cottman Transmission & Total Auto Care center.
  • After rebuilding a ZF6HP26 transmission, it is frustrating to say the least when you discover harsh, bumpy or clunky type shifts on a road test.
  • The JF011E is a JATCO-made CVT that has such a presence on the road today, it comes as no surprise that many shops have chosen to take on repairing this simple transmission.
  • A new spacer plate is available for the 6L80 series transmission due to an 8th ball being added to the upper valve body
  • AAMCO, the world’s largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, today announced it has partnered with BoeFly, an online marketplace for small business borrowers and lenders, to accelerate national franchise development of the brand. 
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