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New Isn’t Necessarily Better: Re-manufactured Vs. Rebuilt or New Transmissions

Posted by on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Everyone that has ever had to replace a transmission knows that they can get their transmission rebuilt. But how many of you know about re-manufactured transmissions? Do you know how they differ from a rebuilt transmission? Do you know what makes a re-manufactured transmission better than a rebuilt one? Even better than a new one in many cases? I didn’t think so.

preparing to replace a worn out transmission with a re-manufactured one

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It’s Time To Get Your Transmission Ready For The Racing Season

Posted by on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

It’s that time of year. It’s been a long winter and it’s finally coming to an end. Spring is just around the corner and we all know what that means; racing season is almost here!

Your race car has been sitting for the last five months. There are things that you need to do to assure that your race car is ready for the first race of the season.

drag season is almost here!

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Smart TipsTo Extend The Life Of Your Ford 5R110W Transmission

Posted by on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The Ford 5R110W  transmission is a heavy duty five speed automatic. It is primarily use in the F-series heavy duty trucks and their heavy duty chassis program.  Many can be found in re-bodied delivery trucks, buses and motor homes. Because they are used in vehicles that are often abused and used in harsh environments, the 5R110W is often given a rough ride. Here are a couple of things you can do to help extend the life of this transmission.

5R110W cut away

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The Cure for the Chrysler A606 Transmission Headache

Posted by on Monday, February 25th, 2013

The Chrysler A606 transmission comes from a family of transmissions called Ultradrive’s.  It has four speeds and is very similar to the 42LE transmission. The Ultradrive family has a long history of problems and the A606 is no exception.The biggest problem is that the transmission can go into what is called a “limp home” mode. Lets take a look at some of the issues.

A606 internal diagram

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Ingredients For Building a Bullet Proof 4L80E Transmission

Posted by on Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The 4L80E transmission is General Motors heavy duty 4 speed, overdrive automatic transmission. It can be found in some of the biggest and baddest vehicles they make and in many large motor homes.  It has also found a place in the heart of hot rodders looking for a transmission that can take the power their high horse power motors make.  Because these transmissions tend to live very hard lives, anything you can do to make them stronger is a good idea. Let’s take a look at some of the parts you would need to make a bullet proof 4L80E.

4L80E-1

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Expert Tips to Extend the Life of the 4F27E Transmission

Posted by on Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The 4F27E is an automatic trans-axle used by both Ford and Mazda. This transmission replaced the Ford CD4E. Mazda actually refers to the transmission as the FN4A-EL. The transmission has four forward gears, one of which is an overdrive gear. The 4F27E transmission was first put into production in 2000 and is still made today. Although a decent transmission, it still has its fair share of problems.

4f27E transmission diagram

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Common Problems With The Toyota U151E Transmission

Posted by on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The U151E is an automatic trans-axle made by Toyota. It has five forward speeds and is specifically designed for 4×4 applications. It was used in the Sienna, Highlander and RAV4 from 2004 through 2007.  Toyota ‘s Lean manufacturing processes produce some very good products, however, the Toyota U151E transmission is not without problems. If you own one or occasionally work on one, here is some information on common issues that you might find useful.

Ua5a Transmission internal view

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Beefing Up The 4L60E Transmission For Towing

Posted by on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The 4L60E is an automatic transmission built by General Motors for use in cars and trucks throughout their divisions, including Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac. Many of these vehicles are fairly large and are designed for towing. Towing can put maximum stress on your 4L60E transmission and if you are not careful it will leave you stranded on the side of the road awaiting a tow to the nearest transmission repair facility.

 

cut-away view of the 4L60E transmission

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Common Problems for The Ford 5R55E Transmission: Do You Know What They Are?

Posted by on Monday, February 18th, 2013

The 5R55E is an automatic transmission made by Ford. It is the first 5 speed automatic made by any manufacturer, and was commonly used in both 2 and 4 wheel drive vehicles. It was extensively used throughout the different Ford brands, including Lincoln and Mercury. Because this transmission was widely used the changes of you running across a damaged one is pretty high. Here are a few things that every shop owner and vehicle owner should know about the 5R55E transmission.

 

internal components for the Ford 5R55E transmission

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The Ford 5R55W Transmission: Common Problems And a Few Great Accessory Suggestions

Posted by on Friday, February 15th, 2013

The Ford 5R55W transmission is an automatic transmission used primarily in some 2002 and up Ford Explorers and Ranger pickup trucks. It is a 5 speed transmission designed for rear wheel drive vehicles. While very similar in appearance to the Ford 5R55N, they share very few parts.

If you work on transmissions for a living or own a car that is equipped with a  5R55W transmission, there are a couple things you should probably know. Let’s go over a few details and potential problems with this transmission.

 

cut away of the Ford 5R55W transmission

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