Transmission Shops: Installation
Troubleshooting tips: Narrowing down the reasons for a no-shift situation

A customer brought their 2013 Ram 1500 equipped with a 5.7L/65RFE powertrain to our shop in Omaha, Nebraska, with a complaint that it “will not shift at times.” A quick scan of the truck revealed a P0750 (Low/Reverse Solenoid Circuit) code. I took the vehicle for a road test and was able to duplicate the

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Easy fixes to common transmission problems

Transmission makers are always throwing the repair industry curveballs. The challenges seem endless. Sometimes manufacturers will let us know of changes they are doing, while other times they let us figure it out as we go. I would like to go over a few examples we’ve encountered that may help you on a simpler installation

You can’t learn everything from a manual: Ram ProMaster City test case

Today’s adventure starts with a customer coming into the shop with a 2015 Ram ProMaster City van with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and a 948TE 9-speed transmission. The customer came to our shop because the battery went dead, and after the new battery was installed, a bunch of warning lights came on. The odometer was

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R&R Tech: 62TE transmission not shifting correctly

This article is in reference to a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country equipped with a 62TE transmission and 3.6L engine. While this might not be a technological breakthrough, this case is worthy of discussion as we have seen this issue on numerous occasions over the years. The transmission in this vehicle was one of our

Hyundai CV axle / PTU: A fresh set of eyes

One of the things I have always enjoyed about this job is when we are able to help another shop out with a problem that they have been fighting for a while and just have not been able to find the source of the problem. The following story is one of those situations, while it

Recalibrating Nissan CVT8

Over the last decade and a half, the industry has become very familiar with the Nissan/Jatco CVT. The market has been flooded with these affordable commuter and passenger cars providing impressive fuel economy. It is partly achieved through the efficiency of these transmissions, but they also have become known for failing within 100,000 miles. These

Erratic Downshifting Ford F-250

Our shop recently took in a 1995 Ford F-250 with erratic downshift concerns. I started the initial evaluation with a visual inspection, fluids check, and a code scan. When scanning for codes, I was a little surprised that there weren’t any stored; per the customer concern, I was expecting an MLPS or a VSS code

Neglected Nissan

I came to care for this 2007 Nissan Altima that would go into limp mode with transmission codes.

How to Troubleshoot Your Transmission Jack

Transmission jacks are powerful, multitask lifting systems that are essential in most repair shops. But like any equipment, they are most effective when properly maintained, regularly inspected for damage and used correctly.

Scoping Out A Jeep Issue

This article is a “case study,” but the procedure used to find the root cause of this issue can be used on almost any application. We’ll use the scope module part of the Snap-On Zeus scan tool; is this the best scope out there? No, but the ease of use and the addition of the

Hyundai/KIA A8LR1 P0841

A 2012 Hyundai Genesis equipped with the A8RL1 eight-speed transmission (figure 1) has an original complaint of harsh reverse engagement, harsh 2-3 and 4-5 upshift and a neutralization condition. Since parts for this transmission were not readily available and an aftermarket remanufactured transmission could not be found, a Hyundai factory remanufactured transmission was installed. After

Persistent P2757 DTC

When the vehicle was scanned, a P2757 code was pulled which is a solenoid performance code for the SLU (TCC) solenoid.