Technical Training Archives - Transmission Digest
Garage Gurus Announces Scholarship Winners

$2,500 in tuition support provided to each of 12 students enrolled in accredited post-secondary automotive technology programs.

ASE Summer Registration Period Ends September 30

ASE tests are conducted days, nights and weekends at nearly 500 secured, proctored test centers.

Pep Boys Awards $100,000 in Scholarships to 15 Aspiring Technicians

Pep Boys has announced the 15 recipients of its annual Find Your Drive $100,000 scholarship program. The company increased its investment during this 100th year in business to $100,000 to celebrate its centennial and continue its emphasis on the critical “Race to 2026” initiative, a program designed to recruit and support talented technicians in the automotive industry

Transmission Tech: ZF/Chrysler 8 Speed AWD – Part 2

Mike Riley continues his discussion of the ZF/Chrysler 8-speed at Trans Colonial Auto Service.

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Transmission Tech: How Other Components Impact Transmission

Mike Riley covers non-transmission components causing transmission problems.

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GM 4L65E: The Purpose of Omitting the #5 Ball

Wayne Colonna describes a 4L65E with a modified valve body spacer plate where the #5 checkball was left out.

Misinformation forces tech to work harder

As with most of the accounts we’ve shared detailing vehicle symptoms and repairs, electrical issues seem to be the most common root cause. Our subject today involves a 2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 that showed up at our door with the customer informing us that they could not shut it off since it would not restart without jumping the solenoid on the starter. The gentleman stated it would not start with the key, the shifter would not come out of park and the transmission would not shift. He also stated that we had installed a TCM about a year ago, and because it did not shift, the customer thought it was related to what we had done. He also stated he had replaced the fuse in the fuse panel for the transmission and that didn’t help. Apparently, we needed to diagnose some electrical problems.