April 2017 Archives - Transmission Digest
Erratic & Harsh Shifts: A Part Update

A 2012 Hyundai Sonata using a 2.4L engine and an A6MF2 transmission comes in to Covington Automotive with erratic and harsh shifts. When the vehicle was scanned for codes, transmission-fluid temperature-sensor codes P0711 and P0713 were stored. P0711 is a rationality check code while P0713 is a circuit high- input code.

Toyota A750E Electrical Component Variations

Toyota has been producing automatic transmissions almost from the beginning of time achieving various levels of success in durability within their fleet. Over the years there have been incidents of Toyota developing transmissions for other car companies, domestic and overseas.

The Beauty of Having Two Separate Gear Sets

In last month’s article, we began to study the dual-clutch transmission, looking at its potential to eventually replace the common torque converter-planetary automatic transmission. In this chapter, we will look at the mechanical theory of operations on how these gear boxes work. We will be using illustrations from VW and Audi who were the first to mass market this design in 2003, in the Audi TT and VW Golf models.

April 2017 Issue

In This Issue
GM 6L45-6L90 Six Speed Filter Fiasco
Dodge RFE solenoid assembly availability

Serviceability Report: Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Motor Co. saw the light in hybrid technology with the introduction of the model year (M/Y) 2005 Escape hybrid. Since then, they’ve made many improvements and gained market share.

Critical Wear Areas & Vacuum Test Locations

Critical Wear Areas & Vacuum Test Locations

Recruit People Best Suited to Work For You

My ex-partner, who had been in the business more than 30 years when we teamed up, described the auto-repair business as a constantly revolving door in which employees continually came and went. In training me to become a good manager of business and people, he stressed that I had to learn how to accept that fact of life and move forward with my business plan no matter how many employees I had to hire and train only to see them eventually go their own way. He taught me that I had to, as much as possible, leave my emotions at the front door. I wasn’t supposed to feel bad about losing an employee who I had put a whole lot of time and effort into. I was just supposed to go on to the next one. Although I understood that he had been burned so many times over the years that he trained himself not to care or show it if he did, I had a problem with it. I wanted to know why they left and if there was anything about my management style that was making them go and, if so, how could I fix it.

Dartco: Big Units – Big Business

“Dartco serves about 2,500 different customers over the course of a year. Of that we have 300-400 who are consistent customers; those who are ordering on a daily or weekly basis from us,” explains the company’s CEO, J.R. Sellars.

The 8 Things I Learned from the 7 Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say

I recently swiped a copy of David M. Dye’s “The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say” from Captain Reman. It got me thinking about my interactions with coworkers and what I can contribute to foster an even better team than we already have. And after reading and thinking about the key points more, I wanted to share them with you.

Transmissions, Nothing Else

“I rebuilt my first transmission when I was 15 years old, and I pulled my first one out when I was 9, an old Powerglide. My dad might have helped me a little bit, but for the most part I did it myself,” David said. “So I’ve been around the shop. That’s all I’ve ever done.” David said.