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The Subaru mystery burn

The Subaru TR580 transmission is known for having torque converter clutch solenoid failures. An example of this can be seen in Figures 1 (above) and 2 (below). The solenoid resistance should be between 10 to 13.5 ohms. The resistance right at the solenoid itself on the valve body is close to 38 ohms. And as

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Ford 6R80 shift solenoid ‘E’ resistance change: How to tell the difference

The lower resistance and higher resistance solenoids are not interchangeable.

Spotting different 68RFE designs through the years to avoid issues

The Chrysler 68RFE has had several changes through the years. Its four-speed predecessor began with a noisy solenoid pack identified by a black colored pass-through case connector (seen in Figure 1).  In 2004, they changed to a quieter design assembly identified by a white pass-through connector (Figure 2).  This is used in all 45RFE and

13 BorgWarner OEM/S solenoids move to Rostra

Rostra Powertrain Controls announced that it now offers 13 common four- and six-speed replacement solenoids previously marketed under the BorgWarner brand. These thirteen solenoids and modules for Chrysler, Ford and GM transmissions can be identified on the Rostra website and packaging by the “OEM/S Part Supplied by Rostra” icon, the company said.

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Shift pointers: Tricky sensor situations

Sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug—a phrase many of us have heard and experienced. It’s inevitable. The idea is to be the windshield as much as possible. Shane from Cottman Transmissions had a helluva day but in the end, he was the windshield. In his shop he had a 2016 Explorer using

Honda Accord BB7A six-speed: P2720 code set after collision

The complaint A 2015 Honda Accord with a 3.5-liter engine and the BB7A six-speed transmission (seen in figure 1, above), was involved in a minor collision to the left front of the vehicle. The vehicle was drivable and was taken to the transmission shop. Vehicle diagnostics revealed a P2720 “Pressure Control Solenoid D Voltage Low”

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Dorman introduces new torque converter solenoid for Subaru

Among new products released by Dorman is an OE FIX torque converter lock-up solenoid (part no. 926-408) that the company says is designed to match the fit and function of the original part on almost four million 2012-2020 Subaru vehicles. This new repair solution allows the replacement of just the failed solenoid rather than the

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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.

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Solenoids for 2007-19 Stellantis Transmissions

Electrical solenoids from Transtar fit several Stellantis (formerly FCA) transmission applications (including VW Routan). The lists below highlight the transmission model fitments and applications. Name Years 41TE 2008 – 2010 62TE 2007 – 2019 40TES 2012 – 2013 41TES 2011 – 2016 62TEA 2011 – 2016 Transmissions Years Vehicle Drive Types 2008 – 2016 Chrysler

Chrysler RFE Transmission Family Part 2: Solenoid and Valve Body Components

To enhance fuel economy Chrysler released the A500/A518 overdrives in the late ’80s and ’90s.

Solenoid Testing Machine

Hydra-Test’s new machine is enhanced with expanded features.

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Kia Borrego: A5SR2 Transmission

This A5SR2 came into the shop in 4th gear failsafe. The codes pulled were P0732, P0733 and P0734 gear ratio codes along with a P0763 Direct Clutch (D/C) solenoid performance code.