Alto has introduced a new torque converter steel for ZF and Chrysler transmissions from model years 2010 and on. The selective .196″/5mm torque converter steel (part no. 215765C) is made for ZF8HP45 and 845RE (AL450E) models. The company notes that this torque converter steel can be used with Alto # 215758A or # 215758B, and permits the user to adjust
RatioTek has introduced two new transmission tuner kits: one for Ford and BMW applications, the other for ZF transmissions. The RT‐6R80‐PR and RT‐6R80‐PRX products are suited for Ford 6R60/75/80/90/100 and BMW ZF6HP26 ‐ ZF6HP28 six-speed rear-wheel drive applications from 2005 through 2022. The RT‐8HP75‐PR and RT‐8HP75‐PRX tuner kits, meanwhile, are suited for ZF8HP45/70/90/95 eight-speed rear-wheel
ZF has introduced its mechatronic service kit which bundles all the components needed for servicing mechatronics on ZF transmissions, which the company describes as a critical step in restoring the transmission to OE standards. The kit’s 19 SKUs cover a range of Audi, Land Rover, BMW and other manufacturers’ car and SUV models. In addition
Sonnax highlights its solenoid test manifold kit (part no. 35430-VTK), which allows users to verify solenoid internal sealing integrity in ZF8HP45/55/70 and Chrysler 845RE transmissions. According to Sonnax, the leading cause of solenoid failure in these units is an inability to maintain an internal mechanical seal, resulting in a multitude of drivability concerns. This kit
Alto has introduced two new lines of ZF bonded valve body plates—one applicable for 845RE, ZF8HP45/70/90 applications; the other for ZF8HP45/50/55/70/75/95 applications. See the Alto website for more information about compatibility, part numbers, etc.
Alto’s latest product release is a new line of friction and steel clutches for ZF differentials from model years 2011 and on. Alto notes that these clutches feature its K2 high-energy material. As pictured above, two-sided friction, one-sided friction and a steel plate are available.
Alto has introduced a new input speed sensor for the ZF4HP16 transmission, covering ZF, GM and Suzuki applications (OEM model no. 93745940, Alto product no. 192502).
Sonnax highlights the heavy duty “E” clutch hub (#35572-38T) for ZF8HP70 transmissions. This clutch hub is crafted from forged 4000-series aluminum, the same material used for high-performance engine pistons. According to Sonnax, the improved material significantly increases “E” clutch durability. Users can restore normal operation to ZF8HP70 transmissions after “E” clutch hub failure and avoid
Sonnax has provided the following guide on the critical wear areas and vacuum test locations found in the Chrysler 948TE and ZF9HP48 models. Technicians working on these models should find this guide helpful.
ZF Aftermarket has announced Ben Smart as the new vice president of aftermarket for region North America. Smart has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing managerial roles across the financial, business and commerce sectors. He has been with the ZF Group since 2015, and was with TRW Automotive since 2010, prior
Sonnax highlights its thermal bypass eliminator kits, which the company says can prevent transmission overheat in several popular Chrysler, Jatco/Nissan, ZF and Mercedes transmissions. These kits allow reuse of the OE cooler bypass valve by removing the OE thermal bypass valve and replacing it with either a plug or valve assembly that permanently allows flow
The units are utilized in the Acura TLX and MDX, Chrysler 200 Fiat, Honda CR-V, Jeep Cherokee KL and Renegade, Range Rover, and Land Rover, to name a few.