June 2019 Archives - Transmission Digest
No Forward Good Reverse – A Leave Out or a Blow Out

There have been reports in the field that a garage shift from reverse to drive produces a “snapping” sound, which has been traced to a defect with the previous design output shaft assembly. Installing the “UNIGEAR” output shaft assembly seemed to have eliminated the garage shift noise.

Fifty Years in the Making: Stan’s Transmission Centre Ltd.

Such is the case with Stan’s Transmission Centre Ltd., of Vancouver, a six-bay transmission repair shop, which has been around for more than 50 years, according to the shop’s website, and is owned by Jim Lasher.

Sonnax: Build It or Buy It, We’ve Got Your Back

In 2014 Sonnax expanded its role as a supplier of aftermarket valve body components with the acquisition of VBX, a remanufacturer of valve bodies located near Philadelphia in Paulsboro, N.J.

June 2019 Issue

In This Issue
62TE: No Reverse
Secondary Speed Sensor Code: CVT2/JF011E/F1C1A/RE0F10A

Converter Clutch Control Part 2

An understanding of hydraulics is essential for properly diagnosing and repairing transmission problems. This is part two of a two-part article on how an understanding of converter clutch control aids in transmission diagnostics. Part one described fluid path and torque converter terminology. Part two examines the source and factors affecting the control of the clutch.

To Flush Or Not To Flush

One of the major issues that often gets overlooked when removing and replacing an automatic or CVT transmission is the removal of contaminated or old transmission fluid from the transmission cooler and lines.

Keep Your Customer Service Hot

A couple of weeks ago, my furnace kicked off sometime in the middle of the night. In the morning, it was cold. Really cold. And I have a baby. We solicited the advice of friends and family, tried those little tricks you should try, and then began the calls to see how soon someone could get to our house to help a stressed family out.

Voltage Drops

With a basic understanding of these principals and a little practice you will soon be able to navigate these complex systems. When diagnosing the modern vehicle just remember to follow the data. The data that you gather during your diagnoses will always guide you to the problem.

Shaking Loose

One of our retail locations had a 2015 Ram Promaster show up on the back of a tow truck a few weeks ago, and this truck is a service vehicle for a local grocery store. The driver said he was traveling at about 40MPH when he felt like he ran over a boulder in the road, heard loud noises, and the truck stopped moving.

U880E First 8-Speed Front Wheel Drive of Its Kind

This Aisin series front-wheel-drive, eight-speed automatic transmission is the first eight-speed front-wheel-drive of its kind and referred to as the AWF8F35/40/45/50. It’s also referred to as GA8F22AW by BMW, AF50-8 by GM, U880E by Lexus/Toyota and TG-81SC by Volvo to name a few.


I’ve always been a big believer in wowing customers with a type of service they aren’t used to and don’t even come to expect anymore.