The Nightmare on Oak Street: A hunt for 4L30E electrical problems
This story begins with a 4WD 1998 Honda Passport equipped with a 3.2 V6 engine and 4L30E transmission. The shift indicator in the cluster was not functioning correctly and transmission was shifting hard. The shift indicator showed ‘P’ in Park, and ‘1’ in D3, D2, or D1. The indicator didn’t light up in any other
Putting what you learn in training into practice
We all have those family members and loved ones who need our help and expertise when it comes to cars, and I am no exception. I purchased a 2001 Honda CRV AWD with a possibly bad transmission for my daughter to replace the worn-out vehicle she was driving. After determining that the transmission was indeed
Alto adds new electrical products
Alto has introduced two new electrical products. The first (pictured above) is a valve body wiring harness for GM 8L90E eight-speed transmissions (rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive). The harness (part no. 224507) covers model years 2015-2018. The second product (pictured above) is a circuit board for BorgWarner, Audi and Volkswagen 02E (DQ250) DSG transmissions, covering
Don’t Forget to Inspect the Pins
When it comes to diagnosing vehicle issues in today’s world, so many things must be taken into consideration. You must check the integrity of all possible components that affect the subsystem you’re diagnosing. In the realm of modern automotive transmissions, those subsystems will include computer hardware, software, wiring, sometimes cabling and actuators, and the components on and in the transmission itself. I guess those old rusty bolts weren’t such a challenge after all.