Alex Crissey, Author at Transmission Digest
Schaeffler releases TorCon 6L80 torque converter

Schaeffler announced the debut of the LuK TorCon 6L80 torque converter, which the company notes is all-new and not remanufactured. The TorCon 6L80 is compatible with 2007-2020 GM trucks, vans and SUVs with a 5.3L, with a current VIO of 6,211,856, according to Schaeffler. Schaeffler claims that the product’s design leads it to last up to

American Powertrain adds GearStar automatic transmissions for Ford, Chevy, Mopar

American Powertrain announced that it has added GearStar automatic transmissions for Ford, Chevy, and Mopar. Transmissions include the 4L60E for SBC, BBC and early LT engines; the 4L65E for LS and late LT engines; SB and BB Mopar and Gen III engines; the 4L80E for LS engines; and late model LTs and the 4R70W for Ford small block engines.  Each GearStar

ALI announces Lifting Points Guide now available in digital and print

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) announced that it is offering the 2024 edition of its Lifting Points Guide, “Vehicle Lifting Points for Frame Engaging Lifts,” as either a digital product or bundle of print and digital. Both the print and digital versions of the Lifting Points Guide have the same content covering model year 2000 to 2024

Raybestos adds new Toyota UA80 / UB80 converter clutch plates

Raybestos has introduced a series of Toyota UA80 and UB80 converter clutch plates. They include:

Axalta to acquire the CoverFlexx Group from Transtar

Axalta Coating Systems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the CoverFlexx Group from Transtar Holding Co., the companies announced. The transaction is anticipated to close in the third quarter, pending regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The CoverFlexx Group specializes in manufacturing and distributing coatings for automotive refinish and aftermarket applications, including brands such

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Sonnax introduces drop-in 4-5-6 sleeved accumulator piston kit for GM 6T series

Sonnax has introduced a drop-in 4-5-6 sleeved accumulator piston kit (part no. 124740-68K). The company says users can recover hydraulic control and renew shift feel and performance in GM 6T70, 6T75, 6T80 (Gen. 2) transmissions by installing this kit. This kit provides a positive sealing O-ringed sleeve to eliminate oil leaks and restore normal shift

Eaton four-speed electric transmission receives PACEpilot award

Eaton’s heavy-duty four-speed electrified vehicle transmission was named a 2024 Automotive News PACEpilot Innovation to Watch at an awards ceremony on April 29. Eaton said its EV transmission provides superior performance on grades and acceleration for electric commercial vehicles with flexible gear ratios. The four-speed transmission for heavy-duty applications is designed to improve system efficiency,

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Schaeffler, ATSG partner to support technical education

Schaeffler announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Automotive Transmission Service Group (ATSG) to become its primary sponsor. Through this agreement, Schaeffler will provide ongoing technical education support to the members of ATSG, which has offered technical support and repair information for transmission technicians for nearly 40 years. Working in the transmission

BendPak announces upgraded Litestix work light

BendPak announced a new, upgraded version of its Litestix portable LED work light. The company says the new Litestix LS36SMDX model is now powered by a higher-capacity rechargeable battery and provides up to seven hours of continuous use on one charge. This represents another hour of performance over its predecessor, BendPak said. Additional features include:

Sonnax introduces TCC apply limit switch valve kits for Chrysler RFE series

Sonnax has introduced a drop-in TCC apply limit switch valve kit for the Chrysler RFE series. The company says you can limit the amount of pressure applied to the torque converter in Chrysler RFE transmissions without affecting line pressure or creating drivability issues – even in chipped vehicles, with this kit. This, Sonnax says, protects

NexaMotion Group opens new C&M location in Edison, New Jersey

NexaMotion Group announced that it is opening a new C&M Auto Parts location in Edison, New Jersey. NMG says that the C&M Auto Parts location will offer a complete range of general repair products, catering comprehensively to the diverse needs of the local market. Additionally, by establishing a collaborative location with Transtar, NMG says it

Schaeffler offers new LuK clutch kits

Schaeffler Group USA has announced the release of new LuK brand clutch kits. New LuK products include nine different clutch kits, including traditional LuK RepSets and RepSet DMFs. The newly released clutch kits provide coverage to many common vehicle applications, including various Toyota, BMW and Volkswagen models, accounting for 4.3 million vehicles in operation, the company said.

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