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Great Transmission Upgrades To Sell To Your Customers

Posted by on Friday, March 29th, 2013

As a shop owner you know there is always money to be made selling upgrades. The most popular ones are wheel upgrades, motor upgrades and suspension upgrades. But did you know you can also sell them transmission upgrades? Let’s take a look at some of the possible upgrades available, broken down by performance and towing, and between automatic and manual transmissions.

Good money can be made selling transmission upgrades

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5 Must have Performance Accessories For The 4R70W Transmission

Posted by on Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The 4R70W is a four speed automatic made by Ford. It was extensively used throughout the Ford model line, including in the F150 and the Mustang. Both of these vehicles are subject to abuse. In the F150, towing is a primary source of abuse, while in the Mustang, drag racing is a common source of abuse. Here is a list of five performance accessories I recommend you buy if you own a vehicle equipped with the 4R70W transmission.

The 4R70W transmission

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A Couple Of Good Reasons To Visit A Shop That Specializes In Transmissions

Posted by on Thursday, March 28th, 2013

All cars and trucks eventually break down. Nothing is designed to last forever and automobiles are no exception.  Some of us fix our own cars while others take them to a shop to have them fixed.  Where we take them varies widely.  Some feel the most comfortable taking them to the local dealership, while others tend to prefer taking them to their corner garage.

There are many good reasons to bring your vehicle to a shop that specializes in transmission service

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Signs Your Automatic Transmission Is About To Fail

Posted by on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The general public doesn’t know much about automatic transmissions. I could take that statement a step further and say the same thing applies to many mechanics.  There is something about automatic transmissions that scares people away. While we can’t expect everyone to be an automatic transmission expert, we do expect you to recognize the signs your automatic transmission is about to fail. Here are some easy to recognize symptoms.

Something you never want to see! A broken transmission.

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Towing A Camping Trailer? 4 Ways To Protect Your Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Monday, March 25th, 2013

Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner. As you start planning your summer vacation, don’t forget to include your vehicle in those plans. There is nothing worse than planning for a nice summer trip only to have it destroyed by car problems.  I’m in the midst of planning our family vacation that will center on a trip going across country and pulling our family camping trailer. This is a great opportunity for me to share my plans to protect the automatic transmission in my pickup truck from the stresses of towing. Here are a few things that you can do to protect your transmission, too.

Take care to protect your transmission when towing a camper

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Beef Up The 5R55S Automatic Transmission In Your 05’-2010 Mustang GT

Posted by on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

The 5R55S is the name of the automatic transmission that came as an option in the 2005 through 2010 Ford Mustang GT’s. The Mustang GT is a very affordable all American muscle car.  Affordable and muscle car usually don’t go together when you’re talking about an automatic transmission. Ford also had problems with the Mustang manual transmission. These cars were abused when new, and the abuse only gets worse with age, as the value of the cars decline.  You may have tricked out your Mustang with a fancy paint job that you keep covered, but you also have to take care of what’s under the hood. So let’s take a look at a few ways to beef up your 5R55S automatic transmission.

Ford Mustang GT

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Tips for Treating Problems With The Toyota U151F Transmission

Posted by on Thursday, March 21st, 2013

The U151F is an automatic transmission made by Toyota.  It is a 5 speed trans-axle and was used in vehicles produced between model years 2004 and 2007, including the Sienna, Highlander and RAV4. While overall a decent transmission, the Toyota U151F Transmission does have its share of issues. Let’s take a closer look the U151F transmission and common problems associated with them.

The U151F transmission

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Common Problems Found In The Toyota A340E Transmission

Posted by on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The A340E is an automatic transmission made by Toyota. It was used extensively throughout their lineup, from 1986 all the way through the 2007 model years. It was used behind both gas and diesel applications. While this is a fairly decent transmission, it does have its fair share of issues. Let’s take a closer look at a few common problems with the Toyota A340E transmission.

Toyota A340 Transmission

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Meet Your Automatic Transmission’s Number One Enemy: Overheating

Posted by on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

There is one thing that all automatic transmissions share in common and it’s their number one enemy; overheating. Nothing destroys more automatic transmissions, nor destroys them quicker. The sad thing is that overheating a transmission is preventable.

don't overheat your automatic transmission!

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Prevent Common Problems With The Toyota A140E Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Monday, March 18th, 2013

The A140E is a four speed automatic trans-axle made by Toyota. It had a very long life cycle; being first built in 1983 and remaining in production all the way up through the 2001 model year. In today’s rapidly changing technology it is very rare to see an automotive component in production for such a long time. The A140E can be found in select Celica’s, Camary’s and Solara’s. It is not a very beef transmission and as such spent its entire life behind small, low powered 4 cylinder engines.  Because of the extensive use of this transmission over such a long time period, it is important for both the shop owners and individual owners alike to be aware of issues. Let’s take a closer look at the Toyota A140E automatic transmission.

A140E transmission

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