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Warning: Watch Out for These Common Ford AX4N Automatic Transmission Problems

Posted by on Friday, November 30th, 2012

Ford began using the AX4N in 1994 and continued its use through 2007. The transmission came in the Ford SHO, Taurus, Continental, Sable, Windstar, Freestar and Monterey.  Millions of these transmissions were built over that time period. The AX4N is an improved version of the original AXOD transmission. One should use the term “improvement” lightly in this case as the AX4N still has many, many problems. The AX4N is an automatic 4 speed transmission designed to be used in front wheel drive vehicles.

Ford SHO with AX4N transmission

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How Can You Protect Your Transmission from the Effects of Cold Weather?

Posted by on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Most people understand that too much heat can have negative effects on a transmission, but very few think about the opposite end of the temperature spectrum. What are the risks and potential problems caused by cold weather?

transmission in cold weather

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Automatic Transmission Pumps: The Heart Of Your Transmission

Posted by on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Just as the heart is critical to the human body, so to is the pump in an automatic transmission. Without a properly working pump, your transmission will not function as it was designed to, or worse, it won’t function at all.

Front Pump for an Automatic Transmission

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Having Problems With Your A604 Automatic Transmission? You’re Not Alone!

Posted by on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Chrysler Corporation first came out with the A604 transmission in the 1989 Dodge Voyagers and it is still made to this day. It is also referred to as the 41TE or the Ultradrive.  The A604 is a 4 speed automatic transmission that, while revolutionary for it time, was plagued with problems.

It was one of the first automatic transmissions that were electronically controlled. It was also one of the first transmissions that used adaptive shifting. Adaptive shifting is the process where the transmission “learns” how you drive and adapts its shift specs based on what the computer thinks is best for your type of driving. Adaptive shifting is now widely used in almost all newer automatic transmissions.

Voyager with A604 Automatic Transmission

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Everything You Need To Know About Automatic Transmission Clutch Disks

Posted by on Monday, November 26th, 2012

Ever wonder what the main difference between a non-working and working automatic transmission is? More times than not it has something to do with the clutch plates. But what is a clutch plate? How does it work? How do you tell the difference between a good clutch plate and one that is not up to specs or is failing? We have the answers for you! Sit back and let us entertain you.

clutch disk for automatic transmission

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Avoiding Common Problems with the Toyota A750F Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The A750F is a 5 speed automatic transmission made for Toyota four wheel drive vehicles. It made its debut in the 2003 4Runner, Land Cruiser, GX 470 and LX 470. These are heavy vehicles and as such are often subject to abuse, such as towing over the manufacturers towing limit. Let’s take a look at some of the common problems associated with this transmission.

Toyota 4runner with A750F Transmission

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How to Avoid Expensive Transmission Failures

Posted by on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

An automatic transmission is like any other component in your vehicle. They have a limited life span that can be shortened by a number of problems. Most people don’t think twice about their transmissions until they stop working.  There are things to look for and things you can do to prevent premature problems and expensive transmission failures.  Let take a look at some of the most commons problems.

Leaking Automatic Transmission

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Common Transmission Problems That all Automatic Transmission Share

Posted by on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Automatic transmissions are made by many different manufacturers based all over the world and come in any number of different speeds, from 2 speeds all the way up to eight. They perform their job behind everything from a single cylinder engine to twelve cylinder engines and larger. Although the differences between these transmissions can be night and day, they share the same types of problems across the board. Here is a list of a few of them.

Ferrari with Automatic Transmission

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Dyno Testing a Re-Manufactured Automatic Transmission And Why It’s Important

Posted by on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Everyone knows that replacing an automatic transmission can be labor intensive and a general pain in the you-know-what. Modern vehicle manufactures try to fit as many items in the cavity of a car as possible, and as cars get smaller they get more crowded. This makes replacing an automatic transmission difficult. The last thing you want to do is replace a defective transmission with another defective transmission. Hence importance of dyno testing.

Transmission Dyno

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Manually Controlled Automatic Transmissions: Myth or Fact?

Posted by on Monday, November 19th, 2012

Does this question even make sense?  “Automatic transmission” sounds like the transmission is automatic, as in it shifts gears automatically with no manual control required by the driver. The truth is that manually controlled automatic transmissions do in fact exist.

Manually Controlled Automatic Transmissions

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