Paul Loch, Author at Transmission Digest
A needle in a haystack: Finding and diagnosing intermittent problems

A customer brought in a 2013 Ram 3500 6.7L Diesel with the following issues: a CEL, a transmission temperature display on the instrument cluster reading incorrectly, and harsh shifting that would go into limp mode. This customer informed us that he just took delivery of the truck from a Dodge dealership. The dealership was aware of

A New Surprise Around Every Corner

Paul Loch discusses a NAG1 transmission that wasn’t shifting correctly.

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Transmission With a Mind of its Own

A customer had brought in her 2010 Ford Escape equipped with a 3.0L engine and the 6F35 transaxle. The customers concern with the vehicle was that the transmission slipped intermittently. We started our evaluation with a quick visual inspection of the vehicle and checking fluids, all of which checked out good.

Don’t Forget to Inspect the Pins

When it comes to diagnosing vehicle issues in today’s world, so many things must be taken into consideration. You must check the integrity of all possible components that affect the subsystem you’re diagnosing. In the realm of modern automotive transmissions, those subsystems will include computer hardware, software, wiring, sometimes cabling and actuators, and the components on and in the transmission itself. I guess those old rusty bolts weren’t such a challenge after all.