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Doing the little things right at Habby’s Transmissions

Habby’s Transmissions started as a radiator shop. When Warren Frie bought it in 1975 (keeping the name Habby’s from the previous owner), it took until the mid-1980s until he saw an opportunity in the transmission repair market, and transformed the business. “Then, when I was 19,” says Warren Frie Jr., the current owner, “I graduated

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Shift Pointers: Reassembling GM pumps with cam failure

For the past several years, GM has used a binary positive displacement vane type pump. The compact design allows for it to be utilized in off-axis applications such as the 8L90 transmission and the third generation 6T40 transmission. Figures 1 (above) through 4 display a view of this style pump in the 6T40 applications. The

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 2023? TD has you covered. Below, find a list of suppliers including contact information, addresses, etc. You can find the list here, or right-click the images below to enlarge.

Are you ready to rock in 2023?

It can be tough to articulate exactly what defines a RockStar. Is it Mick Jagger’s swagger? Eddie Vedder joyously stagediving into a crowd? Eminem’s clever lyrical prowess or Beyonce’s ability to inspire viral TikTok dances? Elvis’ upturned lip? Is it Slash’s iconic top hat and leather jacket? Dave Grohl’s infectious anthems? Perhaps the essence of

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The Nightmare on Oak Street: A hunt for 4L30E electrical problems

This story begins with a 4WD 1998 Honda Passport equipped with a 3.2 V6 engine and 4L30E transmission. The shift indicator in the cluster was not functioning correctly and transmission was shifting hard. The shift indicator showed ‘P’ in Park, and ‘1’ in D3, D2, or D1. The indicator didn’t light up in any other

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How to fix GM 8L45/8L90 no-move and no-pressure conditions

By now you may have heard of, or even experienced, a GM 8L45 or 8L90 transmission with a no-move or no-pressure condition. Conditions of no movement or no pressure after repair have plagued this unit since its inception. Here’s what you can do about them. Condition 1: No movement after fast learn or programming If

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Searching for the source of an unexpected transmission fluid leak

As the installer was pumping fluid into the transmission from the right side of the vehicle, he was having a difficult time getting it full.

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Going the extra mile: Price’s Garage builds on a family legacy

Joshua Price grew up in the transmission industry — so much so that he used to take copies of this very magazine to school with him. “I’ve been in this business my whole life,” he says. “My dad had a transmission shop; he was in business from 1967 to 2008.” Bob Price’s shop was called

Vote for the Top 10 Powertrain Products of 2023

Each reader can sign in to vote for up to 10 products. Descriptions of each product are provided by the suppliers.

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Transmission stories to be thankful for

Transmission repair is all about solutions. Problems present themselves; repair professionals solve them. That’s why this Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for solutions. Here at TD, we pride ourselves on playing a role in getting transmission professionals the assistance they need, whether that’s technical info or just telling stories of industry successes. Here are five transmission stories,

Road to AAPEX: Can a 33-year-old Cadillac make it across the country?

You may notice a different type of show car at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) this year. It only has 140 HP, with a four-speed automatic transmission, and clocks in at 20 feet long. This car is not arriving at the show on a trailer. Instead, it’s coming from Akron, Ohio, on its own power. The

2022 Reman Suppliers and Product Matrix listing

Each fall, Transmission Digest provides a listing of suppliers of remanufactured transmissions, as well as a product matrix. Both of these can be found in the images below – click on each image for a closer look.