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TCRA announces Sonnax credit for members

The Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA) announced that Rebuilder Members in good standing will each receive a $200 credit from Sonnax. The credit can be used towards their existing Sonnax account or towards future purchase. “I was pleasantly surprised when Sonnax offered this direct award to our Rebuilder Members,” said Mike Cargill, president of TCRA.

Sonnax highlights solenoid test manifold kit

Sonnax highlights its solenoid test manifold kit (part no. 35430-VTK), which allows users to verify solenoid internal sealing integrity in ZF8HP45/55/70 and Chrysler 845RE transmissions. According to Sonnax, the leading cause of solenoid failure in these units is an inability to maintain an internal mechanical seal, resulting in a multitude of drivability concerns. This kit

Alto opens new Automation Center

Alto has announced the groundbreaking of its new Automation Center. An extension of the company’s current manufacturing facility located in Atmore, Alabama, it will be used for and house new automated robotic machinery to be used in Alto’s manufacturing process of friction clutches and steel reaction plates, according to a company spokesperson. “The Automation Center

Sonnax highlights TCC accumulator valve kit

Sonnax highlights its TCC accumulator valve kit (part no. 44912-18K), which the company says can eliminate leaks to restore normal operation in Chrysler 45/545/65/66/68RFE transmissions. An O-ring is incorporated in this kit for positive sealing, including in worn bores. Annular grooves help center the accumulator valve in the bore to reduce future side-load wear, the

RatioTek releases valve body kits for Ford 10-speed transmissions

RatioTek has released new valve body kits that fit Ford 10R140 10-speed transmissions, model years 2020 and later. According to the company, these increase torque capacity, and are installed from the bottom without removing the transmission. There are two varieties available: PR kits and PRX kits. PR kits are designed for the everyday rebuild, and

Alto adds new products for Toyota/Lexus, Nissan, Mercedes, Allison, more

Alto has released a wide variety of products this spring; TD’s roundup of all the latest products from the company is below. Filter #207942 This new filter (pictured above) covers Toyota Lexus models AA81E, GS350, IS350, RC350, (Crown Athlete 2.0L) from 2013 to present. Filter #181948B This recently introduced filter covers Nissan/Jatco/Suzuki models RE0F11A (CVT)

Shop profile: Virginia’s AAMCO Transmissions is built on life lessons from a family of industry lifers

Mary Gentry has been around transmissions and automotive repair all her life. Her father ran a shop, her brothers are all in the transmission business; she even met her husband in her shop. It pretty much runs in the family. Growing up in the business, you learn a lot of lessons. Mary, owner of AAMCO

Transtar adds AC product line

Transtar Industries has launched a new line of vehicle air conditioning parts, components and tools. The Transtar AC product line is the organization’s first entry into non-transmission or driveline parts. According to the company, the Transtar AC product line offers a complete line of air conditioning parts and covers thousands of vehicles from 1970 to

Shop profile: Small-town RAMM Transmission puts family first

When you spend time talking to transmission repair shops, you’ll hear a lot about the importance of family. Transmission shops, after all, tend to be small and specialized, so it follows that many of them are family-owned and operated. Rare is the transmission shop, though, that is 100% family staffed. But that is the case

TransTec introduces overhaul kit for Toyota, Volkswagen

TransTec has introduced a new AWF8G30 UB80E/F Overhaul Kit for Toyota and Volkswagen models. It can be ordered either with or without pistons. Toyota models covered include: Camry (2.5L) Years: 2017 and on RAV4 (2.5L) Years: 2018 and on Volkswagen models covered include: Golf (1.4L) Years: 2017-2020 Jetta (1.5L) Years: 2020 and on The kit

Sonnax introduces Low/Reverse servo pistons for GM TH400, 4L80-E

Sonnax has introduced new Low/Reverse servo pistons for GM applications. According to the company, the new pistons are built for GM TH400 and 4L80-E transmissions, and are made of high-strength, billet aluminum to prevent failure.

TransTec introduces axle seal kits for Volkswagen units

TransTec has introduced a new axle seal kit for a wide variety of vehicles and transmissions made by the Volkswagen Group (VAG). The kit includes input shaft seals, end cap, axle seals and axle flange o-rings for a variety of DQ200/0AM units. Vehicle coverage is as follows: