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Take Proper Care Of The E4OD Automatic Transmission In Your E-Series Ford Van

Posted by on Friday, November 29th, 2013

The E4OD is a four speed overdrive automatic transmission built by Ford Motor Company. It is heavily based on the stout C6 three-speed transmission. The E04D is Ford’s first attempt at building an electronic controlled automatic transmission. It was first put into production in 1989 and was eventually phased out of production at the end of the 1998 model year. It was used primarily in heavy Ford trucks, including the Ford Bronco, the Ford Expedition and the F-Series pickup trucks. It was also used extensively throughout the E-Series line of heavy duty full size Ford vans.

Many E-Series Ford vans came equipped with the E4OD automatic transmission

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Extend The Life Of The A604 Automatic Transmission In Your Chrysler PT Cruiser

Posted by on Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The A604 is a four-speed automatic transmission made by Chrysler. It was first put into production in 1989 and remained in production through the end of the 2010 model year. That is a very long lifespan for a modern automatic transmission, especially considering the way technology advances so quickly. Chrysler used this transmission in a wide variety of vehicles, including the Dodge Neon, the Avenger and Spirit, the Chrysler Imperial and New York Fifth Avenue, and the Plymouth Duster and Voyager, among others.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser came equipped with the A604 automatic transmisison

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Turn Up The Performance Of The W5A580 Transmission In Your Late Model Dodge Challenger

Posted by on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

The W5A580 is a five speed automatic transmission build by Mercedes and used in many Dodge vehicles with a rear wheel drive layout. It also goes by the name 5G-Tronic or 722.6. It was used in the Mercedes-Benz SLR and the B-Class, the Jaguar X308 and the XK, the Maybach 57 and 62, and the Dodge Charger, Magnum and Chrysler 300.  It was also used in the very popular late model Dodge Challenger.

The W5A580 automatic transmissions can be found in the late model Dodge Challenger

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Extend The Life Of The 5R110W Transmission In Your 2004 – 2010 F350 Pickup

Posted by on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The 5R110W is a heavy duty five speed automatic transmission designed and produced by Ford Motor Corp.  It was used in most heavy duty 2004 – 2010 F-series pickup trucks, including the F250, the F350, F450 and the F550. It was used primarily behind the 6.0 diesel engine and the V10 gasoline engine.

Many F350 trucks are equipped with the 5R110W automatic transmission

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Turn Up the Performance Of The 4L60E Automatic Transmission In Your Firebird

Posted by on Monday, November 25th, 2013

The 4L60E is a four-speed automatic transmission designed and produced by General Motors. It first went into production in 1992 and was finally phased out after the 2008 model year.  It saw wide spread use in the entire GM lineup, including a few modern muscle cars. Among those were the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird.

The late model Trans Am came equipped with the 4L60E automatic transmission

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Prepare Your 46RH Automatic Transmission For Towing

Posted by on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The 46RH is a heavy duty four speed automatic transmission designed and built by Chrysler.  It was first put into use in 1992 and remained in production through the end of the 2003 model year. The 46RH was only used in truck based models, including the Dodge Ram, the Ramcharger, the Dakota and the Durango, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The 46RH automatic transmission can be found in the Dodge Ram

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Instill Confidence In Your Customers By Selling Them A Re-manufactured Transmission

Posted by on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

If you own your own automotive repair business, you know it is necessary to build your customer base over time. It simple will not happen overnight. One of the best ways to build a solid customer base is to sell and install products that you truly believe in. This will instill confidence in your customers, leading them to spread the good word about your repair business.

Everyone knows a re-manufactured transmission is better than a rebuilt one

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When it comes to replacing your customer’s automatic transmission, it is a well known fact that a  re-manufactured transmission is a much better option than a rebuilt transmission. Many shops know this, but they don’t know exactly why it is better or how to let their customers know it is in their best interest to purchase a re-manufactured transmission over a rebuilt one. Let’s go into a little more detail on how you can explain this to your customer.

Friction material and seals:

  • Rebuilt transmission: A rebuilt transmission won’t include all new bands and clutches, along with new seals. They will usually only meet minimum specs and are not designed to last a long time.
  • Re-manufactured transmission: a re-manufactured transmission will only include top quality bands, clutches and seals. This is because a re-manufactured transmission comes with a much longer warranty than a rebuilt transmission, and the company that re-manufactures transmissions designs their transmissions to be as good, if not better, than a new transmission.

Hard parts:

  • Rebuilt transmission: A rebuilt transmission will not include new hard parts or machining of the worn parts. Companies that rebuild transmissions simply don’t have the expensive machinery required to machine hard parts. They will only replace hard parts that are completely worn out, and when they do they will only take used parts from another donor transmission.
  • Re-manufactured transmission: All hard parts in a re-manufactured transmission must meet strict guidelines and tolerances. If a worn part can’t be re-machined to a better condition, it will be replaced with a new part.

    Only companies that re-manufacture transmissions can afford expensive test dynos

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Dyno testing

  • Rebuilt transmission: Most places that rebuild transmissions can’t afford a test dyno and therefore do not pre-test their transmissions before you invest your labor. If there is a problem after the installation is completed, the transmission must be removed at your cost and returned to the rebuilder.
  • Re-manufactured transmission: All re-manufactured transmissions are thoroughly tested on state-of-the-art computerized dynos that simulate real-world conditions. In the rare event that a problem arises, it can be fixed before it ships to your shop. You’re basically guaranteed that the transmission will work correctly if you install it properly.

Warranty

  • Rebuilt transmission: On average a rebuilt transmission comes with a 90 day warranty. This allows the companies that rebuild transmissions to use lower quality, inexpensive parts because they know the transmission will be out of the warranty period by the time it fails.
  • Re-manufactured transmission: Re-manufactured transmissions, such as those built by ETE Reman come with a three year warranty. That’s 12 times longer than the average rebuild. Companies that re-manufacture transmissions feel comfortable offering a warranty of this length because they only use top quality parts and components and rely on the best transmission personnel in the industry to assembly their transmissions. In the rare event that a re-manufactured transmission fails, they will pay you, the repair shop, to R&R the defective transmission. They will also cover any shipping costs associated with getting the old transmission shipped back and a new replacement transmission shipped out to you.

Extras:

  • Rebuilt transmission:  None
  • Re-manufactured transmission:  Re-manufactured transmissions include modifications designed to make your transmission stronger, more durable and last longer. Companies like ETE Reman have a hotline in the rare event you run into any issues with your transmission, or simple have a question before placing your order. They are always there to support you.

    ETE Reman makes the best re-manufacuted automative transmission available

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You now are better equipped to teach your customer why investing in re-manufactured transmission over a rebuilt one is a good decision and in their best interest. They should feel confident in knowing they are getting the best possible product.

Sooner or later, due to high mileage or abuse, you will be faced with a decision to replace your customer’s transmission. I highly recommend doing so with a re-manufactured transmission over one that was simply rebuilt. A re-manufactured transmission comes with a much better warranty; three years compared to an average 90 days for a rebuilt transmission. In the rare event that you need to contact the company that re-manufactures transmissions, they are just a quick phone call or email away!

Prepare the 4L65E Transmission In Your Chevrolet Tahoe For Off-Road Use

Posted by on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The 4L65E is a four speed automatic transmission produced by General Motors. It is based on one of GM’s first automatic overdrive transmissions; the 700R4, and comes from a family that includes the 4L60 and 4L60E transmissions. Improvements over the transmission it replaced (the 4L60E) include a stronger output shaft and a strong planetary gear set that used five pinions instead of only four. The 4L65E transmission was first put into use in 2001 and remained in use through the 2010 model year.

General Motors used this transmission in many truck based vehicles, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Avalanche, the Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon. It was also used in the Chevy Tahoe.

The Chevy Tahoe came equipped with the 4L65E automatic transmission

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Extend The Life Of Your 5HP19 Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The 5HP19 is a five speed automatic transmission manufactured by ZF Friedrichshafen AG. It was first put into production in 1996 and was finally phased out of use at the end of the 2003 model year. It was originally designed for use in BMW vehicles, including the 2000 – 2003 320i, 323Ci, 525i, 530i and 728i.

This is the 5HP19 automatic transmission

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Great Performance Enhancers For The 4L60E Transmission In Your Impala SS

Posted by on Monday, November 18th, 2013

The 4L60E is a four speed automatic transmission made by General Motors. It is heavily based on one of GM’s first automatic overdrive transmissions, the 700R4. The main difference between the two are that the 4L60E is fully electronic and the 700R4 is not. The 4L60E was used in just about every full size car in the GM multiple brand lineup, including the Impala SS.

The Chevrolet Impala SS came equipped with the 4L60E automatic transmission

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