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Sonnax introduces TCC apply limit switch valve kits for Chrysler RFE series

Sonnax has introduced a drop-in TCC apply limit switch valve kit for the Chrysler RFE series. The company says you can limit the amount of pressure applied to the torque converter in Chrysler RFE transmissions without affecting line pressure or creating drivability issues – even in chipped vehicles, with this kit. This, Sonnax says, protects

Sonnax highlights Chrysler RFE Sure Cure kits

Sonnax highlights its Sure Cure kits for replacing worn areas in Chrysler RFE series transmissions. Part numbers include: These kits cover Chrysler 45RFE, 545RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE and 68RFE transmissions.

Troubleshooting RFE overdrive clutch failure: Three key areas to check

Fighting overdrive failure in Chrysler RFE transmissions can be a frustrating task. You build the unit, and a week later, it’s back with the overdrive clutches burned up again. It happens with every one of them, from the 45RFE, 545RFE and 65RFE to the 66RFE and 68RFE. You have replaced the valve body and double-checked

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Alto introduces new front pump cover for Chrysler RFE models

Alto has introduced a front pump cover for inner and outer o-rings for various Chrysler RFE models. The models covered include:

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Diagnosing Chrysler transmission max line pressure and P0933, P0869, P1745 codes

This article applies to Chrysler RFE, RLE and TES transmissions that utilize pressure control solenoids (PCS) for line pressure control. The subject is a rather common electrical fault that may occur on the PCS line pressure solenoid circuit, which results in max line pressure. Diagnosis and correction of a max line pressure condition may become

Alto introduces new Chrysler RFE bushing kits

Alto has introduced two new bushing kits for Chrysler and Dodge transmissions. Transmissions covered include 45RFE, 545RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE and 68RFE. The 12-piece bi-metal bushing kits (part number 128625, pictured above) cover 45RFE, 545RFE and 65RFE transmissions from model years 1999 and on, plus 66RFE transmissions with model years 2012 and on. The second product

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Sonnax introduces bushing kit for Chrysler 68RFE

Sonnax has introduced new bushing kits for Chrysler 68RFE transmissions (part no. 72030-68K). Sonnax says these kits can restore critical clearances and resist untimely wear in these transmissions. According to Sonnax, each of the 12 components in this kit feature upgraded material composition that outperforms OE bushings and superior wear characteristics that eliminate premature deterioration.

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Sonnax highlights solenoid test manifold kit

Sonnax highlights its solenoid test manifold kit (part no. 35430-VTK), which allows users to verify solenoid internal sealing integrity in ZF8HP45/55/70 and Chrysler 845RE transmissions. According to Sonnax, the leading cause of solenoid failure in these units is an inability to maintain an internal mechanical seal, resulting in a multitude of drivability concerns. This kit

Sonnax highlights TCC accumulator valve kit

Sonnax highlights its TCC accumulator valve kit (part no. 44912-18K), which the company says can eliminate leaks to restore normal operation in Chrysler 45/545/65/66/68RFE transmissions. An O-ring is incorporated in this kit for positive sealing, including in worn bores. Annular grooves help center the accumulator valve in the bore to reduce future side-load wear, the

Sonnax highlights pressure regulator valve kit for Chrysler RFE transmissions

Sonnax highlights its oversized lube regulated pressure regulator valve kit (#44912-15K) for Chrysler 45/545/65/66/68RFE transmissions. The company says this kit can restore pressure regulator action for line pressure control in all ranges in these transmissions. The company says this valve has an internal check valve that ensures proper converter and lube oil flow under extreme

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How to easily check endplays in Chrysler RFE transmissions

When building a reliable transmission for everyday drivers, it’s tempting to skip checking gear set endplay because of the factory tool cost. Often, I hear: “I feel movement, so at least I know it is not going to bind up;” or “This play feels good to the touch, so it is okay;” or “It’s not