Featured Archives - Transmission Digest

Latest Featured

top20Feature-1400

More Featured

Shift Pointers: What to do when the 62TE TRS tab breaks

How frustrating it is when on a hot summer day, as you go to open a nice cold can of your drink of choice, and the tab breaks off? You are outside, away from any tools to remedy the problem quickly. It now requires a MacGyver mentality looking around at the resources available to get

Going the extra mile: Proving your transmission repair suspicions

A 2003 Honda Pilot with a five-speed three-shaft transmission came into our shop with a customer concern that the vehicle had no power, and the “D” light was flashing. I first did a scan for codes to see what it came up with, and the scan tool returned four DTCs: P1298 (ELD voltage high), P0135 (H02S

RRfeature-1400
Diagnosing Ford 10R60, 10R80 and 10R140 series speed sensor issues

Ford 10-speed 10R series transmissions utilize four two-wire, Hall-effect sensors — TSS, ISSA2, ISSAB and OSS — for providing speed signals to PCM or TCM. They are supplied nine volts by a PCM or TCM and assist in the control of clutch apply/release timing that is used in determining shift quality, including TCC. Here are

Jatco JF613E transmission quick reference material

For those working on the Jatco JR613E transmission, a widespread transmission with plenty of applications, the following should be a helpful guide. Domestic and international applications for the JF613E (also known as the RE6F01A, F6AJA / W6AJA, AJO) are as follows: Auto                                        Model                          Year                 Engine                             MITSUBISHI                        LANCER                    08–                 L4 1.8L 2.0L                          

Complete the 2024 transmission shop survey for a chance to win a gift card

Every year, Transmission Digest conducts the Retail Shop Survey. This survey will take five minutes or less. The results of this survey will appear in the March edition of our Powertrain Bulletin email newsletter, and should serve as a valuable benchmark for your business. Your responses will be kept confidential and reported only in the

Think pink: Curtis Price strikes out on his own and has Liberty Transmission and Auto Care stand out from the crowd

In 2018, Curtis Price, at 43 years old, found himself at a crossroads in his career in the transmission industry: unsure whether he could move up in the family business where he had worked for 20 years, or whether he should start his own. At the time he was working at Price’s Transmission in Virginia

Liberty-Transmission
Hidden problems: Three tales of electrical issues

In this article, I will discuss some vehicles with electrical issues. These issues were previously addressed by a different shop/tech, but the improper or incomplete repair resulted in these hidden problems that would appear later. The first case was on an early 2004 Chevrolet Venture FWD, with a 4T70 transmission. This van was setting solenoid

Easy TH400, 4L80-E reverse servo setup: Craft your own tool

While not as sensitive as some shifting bands, the Reverse band adjustment on a TH400 or 4L80-E transmission is critical, and failure to get it right has tripped up even the best builders. There is nothing worse than getting the transmission installed, putting it in Reverse and then not going anywhere or having no engine

Outgrowing the walls: The story of EVT Transmission Parts

There’s an interesting business, one of our industry’s success stories, located in the greater Los Angeles area city of Compton, CA. Walter Quintanilla is the owner of EVT Transmission Parts, which supplies a full line of parts and supplies to rebuilders in the area and beyond. The company began as a Los Angeles transmission shop

January-cover2-1400
Spotting different 68RFE designs through the years to avoid issues

The Chrysler 68RFE has had several changes through the years. Its four-speed predecessor began with a noisy solenoid pack identified by a black colored pass-through case connector (seen in Figure 1).  In 2004, they changed to a quieter design assembly identified by a white pass-through connector (Figure 2).  This is used in all 45RFE and

Valve body and component suppliers: A comprehensive list

Looking for a comprehensive list of the industry’s valve body and valve body component suppliers for 2024? TD has you covered. Below, find a list of suppliers including contact information, addresses, etc. For optimal viewing, right-click the images below to enlarge.

Shift Pointers: Failures caused by incorrect tire sizes

For years ATSG has produced a wide range of issues related to improper tire sizes on vehicles. Even under-inflated tires have been known to cause issues. Problems such as premature failure with an active 4WD transfer case will occur with incorrect tire sizes. Additional issues include the following: As a result of some of these

Shift-Pointers-Jan-Figure-1-1400