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  • Every year as the holidays approach, Ted Boyer, who owns and runs the Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center in St. Peters/St. Charles, gets a call from the local radio station. Together, they offer a free transmission repair or other car repair service for a needy family in the community.
  • A careful look inside the Mazda’s RX8 RC4A-EL transmission and you will notice the basic design of the tension springs embossed into the case above the lug slots, to identify their proper positioning.
  • It’s difficult enough to remember the size of a transmission, but adding transmission manufacturers to the list makes it an even greater task. 
  • Brad Bergeson has owned several businesses in a wide variety of industries, ranging from vending machines to transmission repair. The "serial entrepreneur" has spent the last eight years building a solid customer base for his Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care shop.
  • BorgWarner supplies its 6.35 mm inverted tooth silent chain for JATCO’s CVT7 continuously variable transmission. 
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  • Well, from time to time our technical helpline receives calls with shops fighting a whale of a problem. That is, a transmission blowing fluid out of the vent or worse yet, out of the fill tube if so equipped. 
  • In a previous newsletter called “TCM Relocation”, it spoke about how Ford took a TCM inside the transmission and relocated it externally with some models. 
  • When Becky Beacham and her husband Chandler opened a Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center 16 years ago, they were looking for a business where they could call the shots and reap the rewards of hard work and solid customer service. 
  • With several possibilities being the cause to transmission fluid overheating, the subject was reserved for a newsletter all its own.
  • The Aisin AW Co., LTD has consistently been the first to market with several different types of automatic transmissions. The longitudinally mounted 8 speed automatic transmission called the TL-80SN is one of these transmissions.
  • With many of today’s vehicles, the engine compartment is so jammed packed the battery needs to be relocated to other areas of the car. In some cases their relocation makes access to them difficult.
  • Rob Kress learned the secret of customer service at his first job out of high school, working as a porter at an auto repair shop. 
  • When it comes to automotive repair, and in particular automatic transmission repair, being on the diagnosing and repairing end of this increased technology is an incredible challenge. 
  • Toyota Tundra, 4Runner, Tacoma, Sequoia and FJ Cruiser equipped with the A750 transmission may exhibit a complaint of multiple transmission solenoid electrical circuit faults set. 
  • A 2006 LR3 equipped with a ZF6HP26 transmission may come into the shop with the customer complaining that the gear selector lever has become hard to move. 
  • Mercedes 722.9 transmission is a two part case (Figure 1). The converter housing is made of die-cast aluminum. The main transmission case or housing is made of die-cast magnesium.
  • The 6F50 and 6T70 transaxles were developed as a joint effort between Ford and General Motors. Because this was a joint effort, as you can imagine, many of the internal parts are very similar or almost identical but will not interchange.
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  • Cindy and Bob Cowie had each spent nearly 20 years working hard at their jobs. But 18 years ago, they both decided if they were going to work so hard, they may as well do it for themselves.
  • Pennzoil has introduced Pennzoil Platinum Transmission and Axles Oils which are designed to cover 95 percent of the passenger cars and light trucks in North America.
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  • Raybestos Powertrain announces the introduction of Raybestos Hybrid Technology (HT) friction clutch plates.
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