Garage Studio Archives - Transmission Digest
Watch: What you need to know about pumps and converter hubs

In the latest video from the Transtar Garage Studio, Dave Hritsko, technical parts specialist for Transtar, talks pumps and converter hubs. “Anybody who’s been doing transmissions for a while knows there’s many types of converter hubs,” Hritsko says. The main difference between these types of hubs is that you have two different ways of centering

Watch: A trick for finding transmission leaks that are hard to detect

Dave Hritsko, Transtar’s technical parts specialist, walks viewers through his trick to find hard-to-locate leaks in transmissions, in this video from the Transtar Garage Studio. Want to know Dave’s trick? Watch the video above for that and a step-by-step process. Want to see more videos from the Transtar Garage Studio? Then click here.

Sponsored video: A walkthrough of the transend online parts marketplace

In this sponsored video from the Transtar Garage Studio, viewers get a walkthrough of transend, an online parts marketplace. You can visit the transend website to learn more.

Watch: Clearing up common misconceptions about the Chrysler 62TE

In the latest video from the Transtar Garage Studio, Dave Hritsko, Transtar’s technical product specialist, talks about the Chrysler 62TE transmission. According to Dave, there’s one aspect of the electrical side of things on this transmission that has resulted in some common misconceptions: the solenoid on the valve body. Learn more in the video above.

Watch: Ford 5R110W pump issues and repair

In the latest video from the Transtar Garage Studio, Dave Hritsko, Transtar’s technical parts specialist, talks about the Ford 5R110W pump. This pump, Hritsko says, may have been surpassed by newer equipment, but there are still a lot of trucks out there with it. The pairing of this pump with the engine, Hritsko says in

Watch: The critical gasket for the GM 6L80

Calling it the “gift that keeps on giving,” Dave Hristko, technical product specialist for Transtar, uses this video from the Transtar Garage Studio to talk about the GM 6L series. “But there’s something that you can’t get from GM that I believe is seriously critical on this unit,” he goes on. “And that’s the stator

Video: Why You Need an Aluminum Additive

Today’s ATFs have many other additives to protect against metal contact with other ferrous metals, not aluminum.

6R140 Center Supports

In this episode, Transtar’s Dave Hritsko explains some of the features of the 6R140 – (hint) they are super heavy. If you haven’t worked on one of these yet, be prepared, they have large and heavy components. These transmissions have a big plate on the back of the planetary that is basically a bearing race

Win a Trip to Hawaii with Transtar’s Rewards Program

Transtar’s Patrick Flannery explains the benefits of using their transend application for earning rewards to concerts, golf courses and trips – even to Hawaii! If you are already ordering parts from Transtar, why not get some extra points towards something fun? If you have not signed up for a transend account, check it out here.

Transtar’s Search By Diagram Feature

In this episode, Transtar’s Patrick Flannery introduces a great new feature on transend that you may not know about – diagram search. From the transend homepage, select the “by diagram” feature and type in the transmission model. A list of components will pull up so you can select the parts you need.

Transtar – Quick Add Feature

Transtar’s Patrick Flannery shows us how to use the transend Quick Add feature, which he says many shops are utilizing to their advantage. If you have frequently purchased items that you know the part number of the top of your head, you can go to the quick add feature and load it into your cart

Video: Torque Converters

Dave takes us through some technical aspects of today’s torque converters. At the advent of the automatic, Dave says that torque converters were called Fluid Couplings because of how they moved ATF from the engine to the transmission and driveline.