Potential causes of an overheated transmission: It’s not always what you think
If a transmission starts overheating, the root cause must be something to do with the transmission itself, right? Not always. The following are a few examples where the transmission was not to blame. Exhibit A: GM 6L80/90 The first overheating case comes from GM 6L80 and 6L90 transmissions equipped with a thermal bypass valve in
Another needle in a haystack: Locating wiring problems
Paul Loch from Certified Transmission wrote a very good and detailed article for Transmission Digest in the March 2022 issue entitled “A Needle in a Haystack – Finding and Diagnosing Intermittent Problems.” The vehicle used for this article was a 2013 Ram 3500 6.7L equipped with a 68RFE transmission. Well worth the read. ATSG encountered
MEMA Reman Roadshow to take place in March
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers will present “Spring Ahead in Springfield: A Remanufacturing Roadshow” from March 13 to 15 in Springfield, Missouri. Presented with this year’s partner, SRC Holdings, the Remanufacturing Roadshow will feature facility tours at SRC Automotive, Springfield ReManufacturing Corp. (SRC Heavy Duty), SRC Electrical, the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Ozarks
2022 Reman Suppliers and Product Matrix listing
Each fall, Transmission Digest provides a listing of suppliers of remanufactured transmissions, as well as a product matrix. Both of these can be found in the images below – click on each image for a closer look.
TAS announces general availability of reman, retail software
Transmission Automated Solutions (TAS) has announced the general availability of its eponymous TAS software packages. According to the company, the service was initially developed specifically for a local company in Springfield, Missouri, but is now being expanded to be offered to other businesses. One shop that has benefited from this software was Ace Transmission in
How reman valve bodies are evolving
For most of the past half century, the rebuilding of the valve body has been the skill set that separates master transmission builders from those with less experience. It follows that, much like a torque converter, purchasing a factory remanufactured valve body as a sub assembly has become more and more common. It’s not only
Manuals today: A specialty option
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,
Shop profile: The success story of ACE Transmission
“I don’t know of another shop that does nothing but transmission work that has 23 bays going,” says Marvin Gott, founder of Springfield, Missouri-based ACE Transmission. Add to Marvin’s description the fact that the bays are full, the lot is full of more vehicles and there’s a large ACE reman facility across town building units
Remanufacturing Is Surging
“Reman” has been around since the early days of automatic units, but the use of remans has exploded in the past 20 years.
ATC Drivetrain Rebrands Remanufacturing Companies
ATP companies acquired in 2019, to be renamed as ATC.
Shop Profile: Ed’s Transmission of Marysville
Ed’s Transmissions has been around in one form or another in Washington state since 1952, but the original owner Dick Matson has long since sold them to separate owners of his three locations. With the original store in Everett, Washington, and two other shops added later, the Marysville store is now embarking on an ownership