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Give Your A999 Transmission The Proper Care It Deserves

Posted by on Monday, September 30th, 2013

The A999 is a three speed automatic transmission made by Chrysler. It has three forward speeds and is based on the original light duty A904 transmission. It differs from the A904 in that it’s a slightly heavier duty transmission. It also has a lower first and second gear ratio, which provides for better torque multiplication at takeoff. Because third gear remains the same, gas mileage is unaffected. The A999 was used exclusively behind six cylinder engines.  It was first put into production in 1987 and remained in production through the 2002 model year. It’s odd that these late model cars only had three speed automatic transmissions, while the rest of the industry had by then switched over to four speed automatic transmissions with an overdrive gear that resulted in better gas mileage.  The A999 can be found in Jeep Wranglers and the Jeep Wagoneer.

This is the A999 automatic transmission

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Prepare Your Automatic Transmission For The Cold Months Ahead

Posted by on Friday, September 27th, 2013

It’s getting to be that time of the year again. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. There is a slight chill in the air and it’s a sign of things to come. Within a matter of weeks, parts of the country will start getting the first taste of winter, with snow and freezing rain.  Temperatures will begin falling below freezing, sometime remaining so all day long.

You should start considering preparing your car for the cold weather. In particular, you want to do a couple of things to your automatic transmission to get it ready. Let’s take a look at what you can do to prepare your transmission for the cold weather.

Prepare your automatic transmission for the cold weather

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Add A Layer Of Protection To Your Toyota A442F Transmission

Posted by on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The A442F is a four speed automatic transmission made by Toyota. It was first put into production in 1993 and was phased out of production in 1995. It was used exclusively in the Toyota Land Cruiser.  It comes from a family of transmissions that includes the A440F that preceded it. This is an electronic transmission (unlike the A440F that was fully mechanical) and incorporates a number of solenoids used to control the shifting on the transmission.

This is the A442F automatic transmission

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Protect The 4L80E Transmission In Your Motorhome From Overheating

Posted by on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The 4L80E is a very popular heavy duty four speed automatic transmission made by General Motors. It was used extensively in heavy duty versions on both Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks and vans. In addition, it was sold as part of a rolling chassis package that GM provided to many motorhome manufacturers. The 4L80E is an overdrive version of the equally heavy duty 3 speed TH400 automatic transmission.

The 4L80E automatic transmission can be found in many motorhomes

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How To Protect Your 6L45 Transmission

Posted by on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The 6L45 is a six speed automatic transmission made by General Motors. It is a lighter duty version of the 6L50 transmission. Both transmissions are very similar in design to the 6L80 and 6L90 transmissions. The 6L45 is capable of handling up to 330 foot lbs of torque and a maximum GVWR of 2260 kg. This transmission was first introduced in 2007 and is still in production today.  At the start of production (2007) it was sold only to BMW for use in their 3 series and  1 series vehicles. Starting to 2013, GM started installing it in the Cadillac ATS.

This is the 6L45 automatic transmission

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Extend the Lifespan Of Your 4L60E In Your Motor Home

Posted by on Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The 4L60E is a four-speed automatic transmission made by General Motors. It was in production for a very long time, starting in 1991 and continuing through 2008. This wildly popular transmission was used throughout all of General Motor brands, Including Pontiac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac, GMC  and Holden. It was also sold as part of a chassis package to companies that build motor homes.

Many motor homes came with the 4L60E transmission

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How To Make The Weak TH200 Transmission Stronger

Posted by on Friday, September 20th, 2013

This is the TH200 automatic transmission

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Bad Habits That Can Destroy An Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Thursday, September 19th, 2013

The automatic transmission is a very important module of your vehicle. It allows your vehicle to cruise at highway speed without blowing up the motor. It multiplies the torque of your engine to aid in propelling the weight of your vehicle. It makes driving in traffic less stressful as it eliminates the clutch and shifts itself. While vital to the proper operation of your vehicle, many people take their automatic transmission for granted. Even worse, they contribute to its failure via bad habits. Let’s take a look at some of the bad habits that can destroy your transmission.

Bad habits can destroy your automatic transmission

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Strengthen Your A727 Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The A727 is a three speed automatic transmission make by Chrysler. It is a heavy duty transmission that was used from 1962 all the way through to 1978. It could be found behind just about every V8 engine Chrysler built during this period, including the 426 HEMI and the 440 six-pack. It was used throughout all the Chrysler brands, including Dodge and Plymouth. It could be found in everything from the Dodge Dart to the legendary Plymouth Superbird, to the luxury Chrysler 300.

This is the A727 automatic transmission

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A Couple Of Things To Look Out For With The 6L50 Transmission

Posted by on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The 6L50 is a six speed automatic transmission made by General Motors. It’s designed for longitudinally mounted engines.  It has an extremely low first gear of 4.06:1, which gives it excellent off the line performance, but still retains decent mileage with the 0.67:1 final overdrive gear ratio. The 6L50 was first put into production in 2006 and remains in production today.  This transmission can be found in the Cadillac ATS, STS-V, SRX and CTS, the Holden Commodore and Statesman, and the Chevrolet Camaro, Caprice and Lumina.  General Motors also sells this transmission to BMW in a lighter version called the 6L45 for use in the X3, 1 series and 3 series.

This is the 6L50 transmission

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