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Keep An Eye Open For These Two Potential Problems With The A43DE Transmission

Posted by on Friday, June 28th, 2013

The A43DE is a four speed automatic transmission made by Toyota. It differs from the A43 and A43D that came before it in that it has both a lock up torque converter and electronic controls. The A43DE transmission was first put into production back in 1982 and remained in production through the 1998 model year. Besides being used in the Toyota Cressida and Celica Supra, the transmission was also shared with Suzuki for use in the Sidekick and with Volvo for use in the 960/S90. While not a bad transmission, the A43DE did have its fair share of problems. Let’s take a look at a couple of the problems this transmission may experience.

The Toyota A43DE transmission

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Upgrade Your General Motors 700R4 Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The 700R4 is one of General Motors first four speed overdrive transmissions. It was introduced in 1982 and remained in production through the end of the 1992 model year, when it was eventually replaced by the 4L60 transmission. General Motors used this transmission extensively throughout all of its brands; include Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, GMC and Cadillac. It was used in everything from the popular Corvette and Camaro to full size pickup trucks. GM built millions of these transmissions over ten years and there are a ton of them still in use or sitting in junk yards waiting to be rescued.  This transmission was plagued with problems anytime someone tried to use it in a performance application or off-road. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to ensure your 700R4 has a long, health life span.

The very popular 700R4 transmission

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Three Possible Problems You May Experience With The A650E Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The A650E is a five speed automatic transmission made by Toyota and used exclusively in Lexus vehicles.  It has a very steep first gear ratio of 3.357:1 and is designed to handle a maximum of 325 horsepower, which makes it a medium duty transmission. It was first used in 1998 and remained in production through the 2005 model year. It was used in the GS300, GS400, LS 400, GS 430, IS300, RS200, SC 400 and the SC430. Although Toyota makes excellent products, here are a couple of areas where the A650E that may suffer problems.

The A650E transmission

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Prepare Your Ford 5R110W Transmission For Towing A Camping Trailer

Posted by on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The Ford 5R110W transmission is a heavy duty five speed made by Ford. It is a transmission that supersedes the 4R100 that came before it. The 5R110W was used in many of Ford’s heavy duty line of pickup trucks, including the F250, F350, F450 and F550 built between the model years 2004 and 2010.  It features an optional Tow / Haul mode, but if you’re towing a heavy camping trailer or toy hauler you will want to take additional steps to keep the transmission from failing. Here are a few accessories I recommend you add to your 5R110W transmission.

Towing a camper can be hard on your 5R110W transmission

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Accessories To Make Your Customers’ 46RE Transmission More Durable

Posted by on Monday, June 24th, 2013

The 46RE is an automatic transmission made by Dodge.  It has four forward speeds and is very similar in design to the 46RH, which uses a hydraulically controlled governor. The 46RE differs in that it uses an electronically controlled governor.  The 46RE is a heavy duty transmission based on the older heavy duty three speed A727 transmissions. It was used exclusively in Dodge trucks and Jeeps, including the Ram pickup truck, The Ramcharger, the Dakota, the Durango and the Jeep Cherokee. While the 46RE is a heavy duty transmission, there are accessories that you can add to your customer’s transmission to make it more durable. Here are a few of my recommendations.

The Dodge / Jeep 46RE transmission

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How To Get The Longest Life Out Of Your Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Friday, June 21st, 2013

Did you know that an astonishing 91% of cars built in 2009 came with an automatic transmission? It’s pretty obvious that most new car buyers prefer cars with automatic transmissions over those that are equipped with manual transmissions.  When the first automatic transmissions were produced by General Motors in the 1930s, they were fairly simple devices. Over the years, the automatic transmission has become more complex. Today’s automatic transmissions are full of electronics, they have as many as eight forward gears and are designed to handle the stress and strain of stop and go traffic that seems to get worse every passing year.  With the complexity of the modern automatic comes a steep price to pay if you abuse them or don’t take care of them. Let’s take a look at what you can do to get the maximum life span from your automatic transmission.

The modern automatic is very complex

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Modify Your E4OD For Off-Road Fun

Posted by on Thursday, June 20th, 2013

The E4OD is a heavy duty four speed automatic transmission made by Ford. It is based off the equally heavy duty 3 speed C6 transmission. The E4OD was used in both light and heavy duty applications, including the Bronco, E-Series, Expedition and F-Series.  It was first put into production back in 1989 and was phased out at the end of the 1998 model year. The trucks that were originally equipped with this transmission are getting old, and with age they become more affordable. Owners are picking them up cheap and taking them off road. While this is a fairly heavy duty transmission, in its stock form, it is not well equipped for the stress of off road use. Let’s take a look at two items you can add to your E4OD transmission to make it more durable for off-road use.

breakdown of the Ford E4OD transmission

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Potential Problems To Look For In Your Customer’s A241E Transmission

Posted by on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The A241E is an automatic trans-axle made by Toyota.  It has four forward gears. It had a very long production lifespan, first being put into production in 1988 and remaining in production all the way up through 2005. Keeping a transmission in production for 17 years is almost unheard of in this day and age.  It was used extensively in the Celica GTS, in both the regular and S/C version of the MR2, and the RAV 4.  Because this transmission was produced for such a long time, you can count on one ending up in your shop for repairs sooner or later. Let’s take a look at a few common problems with this Toyota transmission.

The 2005 Cleica came with the A241E transmission

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Build A Powerglide Transmission For Your Drag Race Car

Posted by on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The Powerglide transmission is a two speed automatic made by General Motors. There are two versions of this transmission; one with a Chevy bell housing bolt pattern and another with a Pontiac / Buick / Oldsmobile bell housing bolt pattern.  This transmission was first put into production in 1950 as a cast iron transmission. In the early 1960’s they came out with an aluminum version of the transmission that stayed in production until 1973. The aluminum version is the one all racers use. The Powerglide transmission was used extensively throughout the General Motors line up and they ended up making millions of them.  Over the years, the Powerglide has become a very popular choice as the automatic transmission of choice for drag racing.

The Powerglide transmission is very popular in drag racing

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Tips for Servicing The U760E Transmission

Posted by on Monday, June 17th, 2013

The U760E transmission is a light duty six speed automatic made by Toyota. It is used exclusively in front-wheel drive vehicles with small in-line 4 cylinder engines. It was first put into production back in 2009 and is still in use today,  in such popular vehicles as the Camry, Venza, Sienna, Highlander and the Scion tC. Although Toyota is known for making well built cars and components, there are a few potential issues with the U760E that you should be aware of next time one rolls through your repair shop.

The U760E was used in the Toyota Highlander

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