Automatic transmission

  • Through many years of experience diagnosing transmission concerns in shops and on ATSG’s technical help line, a general diagnostic approach has been developed to find that silver bullet as quickly as possible. The list begins with Information. 
  • Joe Giovanniello, The Woodlands’ Cottman Man, has been maintaining and fixing engines for more than four decades. 
  • This newsletter addresses a common problem with a 2-3 flare which is also related to the operation of the band. 
  • 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.
    Ford, Motorcraft
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The CVT VT20/25E transmission (figure 1) was used in two Saturn vehicles; the 2003 to 2005 Ion and the 2003 to 2004 Vue. Overseas it was used in the 2002-2004 Opel Vectra. 
  • Toyota’s U660E mounted to a V6 engine and the U760/1E with the L4 is a front wheel drive transmission. It utilizes 7 solenoids to achieve 6 forward gears along with flex lock up control.