EPA proposes new emissions standards to spur transition to electric vehicles
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new federal emissions standards intended to dramatically increase sales of electric vehicles (EVs). The sales would be achieved by reducing multi-pollutant emissions, including greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria pollutants (particulate matter (PM), ozone, nitrogen oxides (NOX) and carbon monoxide (CO) from new light-duty and medium-duty (8,501 to
Is your shop ready for a service EVolution?
The auto industry is investing more than $1 trillion into shifting new vehicle production from internal combustion to electric power. Forecasters estimate that EVs could account for up to one-third of the North American market by 2029. And with dozens of electric models from domestic and import brands already on the road, chances are good
Stellantis transmission plants in Indiana to begin manufacturing electric drive modules
Stellantis announced that it will invest a total of $155 million in three Kokomo, Indiana, plants to produce new electric drive modules (EDM) that will help power future electric vehicles assembled in North America. Investments will be made at the Indiana Transmission, Kokomo Transmission and Kokomo Casting Plants. The gearbox cover will be cast at
BendPak introduces new AP Series of two-post lifts
BendPak introduces its AP Series of two-post lifts, which the company says are designed to make lifting internal combustion and electric cars, trucks and vans safer, easier and more efficient. Features of the new series of lifts described by BendPak include: The series includes three 10,000-pound capacity models. The standard 10AP offers 73 inches of lifting
Rolling with the changes: How Mister Transmission plans to continue growing in its 60th year and beyond
Tony Kuczynski may be on the executive side of the transmission industry these days, but having gotten his start as a technician, he has experience with both the business and the technical side of things. For the past five years, Tony has been president and CEO of Mister Transmission, Canada’s largest transmission repair shop chain,
What to do when a GM 6T40 BAS Hybrid loses line pressure
After overhaul, a GM vehicle equipped with the 6T40 BAS Hybrid transmission has a complaint of little or no movement.
Hybrids and CVTs: Nissan RE0F03H (JF019E)
The Background Beginning with the 2017 model year, Nissan introduced a hybrid version of the Rogue with the RE0F03H CVT transmission behind a 2.0 L engine. Infiniti also produced a hybrid version of this transmission in the QX60 behind a 2.5 L engine. The Jatco designation for this transmission is the JF019E, which is a
Clean Cars 2030 signed into law in Washington state
Repair shops in Washington state might be facing big changes sooner than they expected, as Governor Jay Inslee recently signed a bill into law setting a date of 2030 for all new cars registered in the state to be electric. The measure, known as Clean Cars 2030, sets the most aggressive state target in the U.S. for
KIA A6MF2H Hybrid Engine Stalls in Drive
Complaint: A 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid equipped with a 2.4L engine and the A6MF2H transmission has a complaint of the engine stalling as soon as the shifter is pulled into the drive position. When the transmission was disassembled for inspection, the engine clutch friction plates were found to be burnt and welded together, refer to
GM To Stop Making Gas and Diesel Cars, SUVs by 2035
According to a report by The Washington Post, General Motors announced it will end the sale of all gasoline and diesel passenger cars and SUVs by 2035. The announcement marks a major turning point for GM with a future focused on new electric vehicles. GM chief executive Mary Barra said the company will eliminate all
2012 KIA Optima 2.4 Hybrid
Not often do we get the opportunity to work with a tech that is having issues with a transmission in a hybrid vehicle. Not too long ago, Gerald Campbell had the chance to do just that with Carlos Costa from Transmission Technology. He had a 2012 Kia Optima 2.4L Hybrid using an A6MF2H transmission. There is no torque converter in this transmission. It does have an “engine clutch” and an “electrical motor” that sits in the area where the torque converter would be (Figure 1). The vehicle came into the shop with a “Stall on Engagement” complaint with repeated “Engine Clutch” burn out. In fact, when the trans was removed and disassembled, the engine clutch was smoked, and the clutch plates frozen/welded together.