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Transtar highlights coolers and warmers for Nissan Versa, Sentra

Transtar highlights its line of coolers and warmers for Nissan vehicles. Models covered are the 2010-2012 Nissan Ventra and the 2013-2018 Nissan Sentra. According to Transtar, the ideal operating temperature for the transmission and fluid is between 160 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Transmission fluid cannot be over-cooled, so Transtar suggests adding an aftermarket cooler as

Hydramax releases under-dash hydraulic clutch system for Chevrolet C10 trucks

American Powertrain has introduced a new line of Hydramax bolt-in, under-dash Hydraulic Clutch Systems, a kit designed for 1967-1972 Chevy C10 trucks. The kit features an integrated under-dash hydraulic master cylinder and a bolt-in clutch pedal. The included clutch pedal allows for conversion to hydraulic, or an automatic car to manual. The new Hydramax kit

Sonnax introduces bushing kits for GM transmissions

Sonnax has introduced a line of bushing kits for GM transmissions, which the company says can help avoid bushing failure, harsh shifts, burnt clutches and gear ratio or solenoid codes. Models covered are the GM 6L45/50 (part number #104030-01K) and the GM 6L80/90 (part number #104030A-01K). According to Sonnax, these kits limit bushing wear and

Sonnax highlights oversized cooler, main converter and converter relief valve kit

Sonnax highlights its oversized cooler, main converter pressure and converter relief valve kit (#122740-10K) for Aisin Seiki AS66RC and AS69RC transmissions. The company says this kit can help avoid fluid loss that causes poor cooling, low cooler feed, low converter charge, TCC slip and TCC slip codes in these transmissions. Installing this kit re-establishes correct

TransTec introduces electronic power steering rack and pinion seal kit for BMW 1 Series

TransTec has released a new Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Rack and Pinion Seal Kit for the BMW 1 Series. Models covered are: Engine type/size: 1.5/1.6/2.0/3.0 Liter Turbo Years: 2011-2019 According to the company, the TransTec electronic rack and pinion seal kit includes everything technicians need for a complete mechanical repair, including all o-rings, metal clad

Alto introduces friction clutches for Mercedes 722.9 transmission

Alto has introduced a new line of friction clutches for the Mercedes 722.9 (Speedshift MCT seven-speed). The clutches cover model years 2008 and on, and feature Alto’s G3 high-performance friction material. There are two varieties; you can find full specs for # 117710A371 here, and for # 117712A371 here.

ZF names new North American aftermarket VP

ZF Aftermarket has announced Ben Smart as the new vice president of aftermarket for region North America. Smart has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing managerial roles across the financial, business and commerce sectors. He has been with the ZF Group since 2015, and was with TRW Automotive since 2010, prior

BendPak introduces Litestix portable LED work light

BendPak has introduced Litestix, a portable LED work light powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. The company says this product was designed to allow technicians versatility with where they place work lights without cords getting in the way. According to the company, Litestix uses 36 LED bulbs to provide 1,200 lumens of bright light. With high and low

Stellantis to invest in electrified transmission development in Indiana plants

Stellantis announced plans to invest a total of $229 million in three of its Kokomo, Indiana, plants for electric transmission development. The investment will support retooling of the Kokomo Transmission (KTP), Kokomo Casting and Indiana Transmission plants to produce the fourth-generation eight-speed transmission. This new transmission will have the flexibility to be paired with internal

ASA reveals new organizational structure

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced a new organizational structure, announcing that it will tranisition to a regional, subscription model in place of the current affiliate structure. Starting Jan. 1, the ASA affiliate organizations will be dissolved, and multiple geographic regions will take their place. ASA says that this structure will ensure that ASA

Sonnax highlights pressure switch rebuild kit and installation tool kit

Sonnax streamlined its pressure switch rebuild and installation tool kit offerings for GM 6L45/50/80/90, 6T70 (Gen. 1) and 6T75 (Gen. 1) transmissions. Sonnax pressure switch rebuild kit #124740-70K includes enough discs and seals to rebuild 10 TEHCM units and replaces #124740-30K. The related Sonnax installation tool kit #124740-TL70 includes tools only and replaces #124740-TL30. Restore

Hydramax releases under-dash hydraulic clutch system for Fox body Mustangs

American Powertrain has intoduced the Hydramax bolt-in, under-dash Hydraulic Clutch System designed for 1979 to 1993 Fox body Mustangs. The company says it completely eliminates the need for a cable-actuated clutch pedal. The new system features an integrated under-dash hydraulic master cylinder and a bolt-in clutch pedal. The included clutch pedal allows for an easy