American Powertrain is introducing a Square Body Chevy/GMC 4×4 kit for the Tremec TR-4050 five-speed, four wheel drive manual transmission designed to fit 1973 to 1987 pickups and SUVs, which the company notes includes Chevy Suburbans, Jimmys and Blazers. The kit includes: an aluminum CNC machined bell housing, Hydramax hydraulic clutch and components, flywheel and
The easiest thing to say would be: The manual transmission was first and the automatic came second. End of article. Well, that’s true… sort of.
While no longer the dominant market force they were in the past, there are still enough manual transmissions out there on the road to make up a decent amount of work for transmission shops in certain specialized segments; and still, of course, the need for parts for, and the ability to work on, those manuals.
Manual gearboxes have become much less common in vehicles over the past few decades. The automatic shift transmission became popular—and later dominant—during the 1960s. And, as sure as thunder follows lightning, the business of repairing manual units has decreased steadily as there are fewer of them. Once considered more fuel efficient, manuals have, over time,
There is more than one flavor of manual transmission, as technology has provided for more efficient and more driver-friendly shifting over the years. Common in older vehicles is the sliding-mesh gearbox. This one engages gears by moving the main shaft with gears that are located either to the left or to the right of the
Speedy’s works on all types of vehicles, from late-model vehicles with complex electronic controls to decades-old cars with complicated linkage.
Today’s demand for sticks breaks down into a small number of focused customer categories.
The TKX is a brand new design made from the ground up as a strictly aftermarket transmission.
An updated line-up of remanufactured manual transmissions is now available from ETE Reman. These units include applications for Chrysler (FCA), GM, Ford, Honda, Nissan and VW. ETE says that core returns are simplified via phone, text or online. Internal parts have been inspected for gear wear, mainshaft straightness and synchronization. These units are hot, cold,
There has been plenty of internet buzz over Ford’s new 2021 Bronco that is a throwback to the original version with its boxy looks and short wheelbase. But what got our attention was the new 7-speed manual transmission that is being offered. Ford calls it a 6+1 transmission because the first gear is actually a
In this episode of Transmission Tech, Mike Riley begins a video series on DCT design, diagnostics and repair.
Lorenzo Ortiz from Phillips Transmission had a 2005 Acura TSX with the MCTA five-speed transmission come into his shop for repairs. After it was repaired and installed into the vehicle, it had a new problem. The car would not start. The immobilizer lamp was flashing and the scan tool could not communicate with the engine control module, yet all other modules would communicate.