AW50-40LE Archives - Transmission Digest
Lambast by the Past

Anthony Nuzzo, the owner of Accord Transmission & Differential, originally gave us a call on a 2003 Saab 9-3 2.0L Turbo, using the AW50-40LE transmission that was experiencing a harsh engagement into reverse when hot. His tech Pete Morreale was out on vacation so Anthony was handling the diagnostics, making him quite a busy man.

‘When I Says Woe, I Means Daewoo’

A 1999 Daewoo Leganza with a 50-40LE transmission came into the shop with the driver complaining that the vehicle had no power. It was immediately discovered that the transmission was in a fourth-gear limp mode. The next step was to retrieve codes. The aftermarket scan tool the shop owns does not offer a specific Daewoo cartridge, so only generic OBD-II was available to them. And as you probably guessed, the scan tool reported that no codes were present.