Mike Riley describes how the transmission filter can aid in diagnostics.
An exploration of the one way clutch in Mazda SkyActiv FW6AEL.
Pumps are important to any automatic transmission, and Mike Riley can give you the details.
Mike Riley takes some of the conundrum out of the 6T40 rotating clutch drum.
Introduced in 2011 in the Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 series and Dodge Durango vehicles and continuing into 2019, there are a lot of these units on the roads. Magna Powertrain designed and produced the 3023 and 3010 transfer cases. The 3010 series is a single speed active transfer case (no low range) called Quadra-Trac Active on Demand, which is standard on the SRT8 models. The 3023 is a two-speed active transfer case electronically controlled by computer that requires no intervention on the driver’s part. There is a low range mode for rock crawling and other off-road activities and should never be used on dry pavement. All of these transfer cases require that all four tires be of equal tire size and pressure. Mismatched tires will quickly damage the transfer case, set codes, and create a diagnostic nightmare. Before working on any of the vehicles measure your tire sizes and pressures. They must be within 1/4” to operate correctly.
Critical Wear Areas & Vacuum Test Locations
Not often do we get the opportunity to work with a tech that is having issues with a transmission in a hybrid vehicle. Not too long ago, Gerald Campbell had the chance to do just that with Carlos Costa from Transmission Technology. He had a 2012 Kia Optima 2.4L Hybrid using an A6MF2H transmission. There is no torque converter in this transmission. It does have an “engine clutch” and an “electrical motor” that sits in the area where the torque converter would be (Figure 1). The vehicle came into the shop with a “Stall on Engagement” complaint with repeated “Engine Clutch” burn out. In fact, when the trans was removed and disassembled, the engine clutch was smoked, and the clutch plates frozen/welded together.
Acouple of months ago we had a customer come into our location with a 2006 Kia Spectra equipped with the 2.0L engine and an A4CF2 transmission. The customer’s concern was that the vehicle would not shift at times. I started the evaluation by checking all the fluids, doing a visual inspection, and conducting a battery and charging system test with the Midtronics analyzer, and everything checked out good. I then moved on to connecting the scan tool to the vehicle and checking all modules for DTCs; the only one that came back was a P0748 (linear solenoid) electrical problem. There was no freeze frame data stored; it probably wouldn’t have helped me with this issue, but I wanted to see if it would at least show the speed or temperature at which the code set. From the customer’s description it sounded like an intermittent issue.
In This Issue
Volkswagen/Audi 09G: Flared Shifts
722.6, 722.9, NAG1: B2 Clutch Assembly
Nissan Frontier RE5R05A: No Start
It’s Your Business
Terry Greenhut explains overcoming price objection.
All-American Business, Small-Town Values
Springfield, Mo., business American Transmissions LLC operates under the premise that the customer should get what they pay for.