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Get the Job Done: DIY Steps For Changing Your Transmission

Posted by on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

If you want to watch your car last a long time, make sure to change your transmission when it starts to fail. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

If you want to save money in the long run, remember to rebuild your transmission rather than replace the entire car.
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When your transmission stops working, it’s usually because there’s a single, interior component that has gone bad. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, spotting what’s wrong is always that difficult. But not all of us are experienced mechanics, so in the following sections, we’ll provide you with some helpful DIY tips for changing your transmission.

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Extend The Life Of Your Dodge Dart A727 Transmission With These Tips

Posted by on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The A727 is a 3-speed automatic transmission designed and built by the Chrysler Corporation. It is an older model automatic transmission that lacks the overdrive gear(s) found in all modern-day automatic transmissions. The A727 originated for the A488 transmission, which was formed from a very heavy cast-iron case and removable torque converter housing. The A727 differs from the A488 in that it uses a one piece case / torque converter housing and is made of lightweight, but very strong aluminum. The first A727 Torqueflite transmission went into production in 1962, and was eventually phased out of production in 1991, when it was replaced by the A518—basically an A727 transmission with an added overdrive gear. The A727 transmission is the bigger, stronger brother to the A904 transmission, and was used in most heavy-duty and high-performance applications. It could be found in almost every vehicle Chrysler produced during that time period, including the Plymouth Fury, the Dodge Coronet, the Dodge Charger, the Ram series of pickup trucks, the Plymouth Duster, and the Dodge Challenger. It could also be found in the Dodge Dart GTS.

The Dodge Dart GTS came equipped with the A727 automatic transmission

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Getting the Job Done: The Tools You Need For a Transmission Rebuild

Posted by on Friday, January 16th, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Learn about the various tools that you’ll need for a transmission repair or rebuild.
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As one of the more important components of a vehicle, you need to promptly repair transmission damage to ensure that it doesn’t build up to a dangerous level. There are specialized tools that you’ll need to get the job done. Even if you’re very experienced with working on vehicles, there’s no way to undergo a transmission repair without the proper tools. With that being said, here are a handful of tools that you should definitely consider having before starting on any transmission replacement or repair.

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Consumer Advice Corner: Are You Overpaying For Transmission Repairs?

Posted by on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Find out if you’re overpaying for transmission repairs.
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There’s no part of an engine that is arguably more complex than a transmission. Transmissions are often considered the heart and soul of any vehicle. They are responsible for shifting gears, delivering power to the wheels, and achieving an ideal speed-torque ratio while the vehicle is in motion.

But just as with all components of a vehicle, transmissions do go bad. The important question is: are you paying too much for having them repaired? In the following sections, we’ll talk more about how much transmission repairs cost so that you can get a better idea of how much to pay.

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How to Safely and Responsibly Dispose of Transmission Fluid

Posted by on Monday, January 12th, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Disposing of transmission fluid the RIGHT way helps protect the environment and potentially your health.
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There’s a right way to dispose of transmission fluid, and there’s a wrong way. We hope that after you read this article, you’ll be provided with enough knowledge to safely and responsibly dispose of it the right way.

To begin, transmission fluid is something that circulates through engines and is designed to lubricate the gears in your transmission. As a general rule of thumb, you should consider having it changed out every 30,000 miles or so. If you take the DIY approach and change out your own transmission fluid, you’ll need to follow strict disposal rules so that you don’t damage the environment or health.

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Understanding The Individual Parts of an Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Friday, December 19th, 2014

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

In this article, we’ll show you how the different parts of a transmission work.
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To truly become the most fluent automotive DIY enthusiast possible, you need to have a thorough understanding of the individual parts of an automatic transmission. Today’s modern automatic transmissions are composed of a variety of systems and components that are designed to work together seamlessly.

Although transmission technology has evolved over the years, electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical principles still drive them. In the following sections, we’ll help you understand the individual parts of an automatic transmission as well as how each part works with each other.

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DIY Auto Maintenance: How To Take Apart and Reassemble a Driveshaft

Posted by on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

An automatic transmission is important, so choose carefully. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Read this article to learn more about how to install a new driveshaft DIY style.
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Drive shafts are an essential component of any vehicle. In order to ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly for a long time to come, it’s important that you learn how to take apart and reassemble your vehicle’s driveshaft. Not only will this save you money in the long run (since you won’t need to hire a mechanic to do it), but you’ll also increase the overall longevity of your vehicle. So let’s get started!

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Built to Last? Figuring out The Average Transmission Lifespan For Your Vehicle

Posted by on Thursday, December 4th, 2014

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

If you want to get more out of your transmission, treat it well.
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How long does the average transmission last for? It seems to be a universal question among all vehicle owners. Like most things in life, there are many factors to consider for determining the answer. For example, an owner’s ability to maintain the transmission is very important. Factors like heat and lubrication also play a crucial role in its lifespan. While it might be impossible to come up with a sure answer, analyzing these factors can help car owners, to some extent, determine how long their transmission will last.

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Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions: How to Determine Which is Right For You

Posted by on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

An automatic transmission is better for a host of reasons. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

If you wana better driving experience, make sure to get an automatic.
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It’s the constant debate – are manual transmissions better than automatic ones? Or do the automatic versions prevail over their manual counterparts? Why is answer this question important? Well for one, it allows the consumer (you) to make a better decision when purchasing a vehicle. In the following sections, we’ll talk about some of the advantages and disadvantages of each one, so that you can make a better decision as to which one is right for you.

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Five Tips to Improve Transmission Quality Today

Posted by on Thursday, November 27th, 2014

If you take care of your transmission, your car will last a long time. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

With a few basic tips, you can keep your transmission running strong for a long time.
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If you have a car with an automatic transmission, you’ll want to keep that transmission running smoothly for as long as possible. Luckily, with some basic awareness and key practices, you can learn how to best drive and maintain your car to avoid transmission damage. With this in mind, here are five tips to improve transmission quality today:

1) Drive intelligently. First and foremost, when driving, you can help your cause greatly if you drive cautiously and avoid putting unnecessary wear on your vehicle. To do so, don’t floor your engine and take it easy while on the road. Furthermore, when you are at a stop light or sign, make sure you accelerate at a normal pace. While it’s not as fun, it can help you keep your transmission lasting a lot longer. Otherwise, you are going to have to replace it sooner, as you’ll put a lot of wear and tear on this vital car part.

2) Check the owner’s manual. If you have a car, you will need to know how to drive it and take care of it. For example, if you need to take your car in at certain intervals, you will want to know this ahead of time. Think about your car, and you will realize that you probably haven’t taken it in for an inspection in a long time. To avoid problems, you should check out the manual and make sure you don’t have to change the fluid or have anything inspected.

3) Avoid short trips. If you are going to drive your car, you should try to take it on longer trips. Simply put, if you go down the street to grab a bag of chips, you are putting a lot of wear and tear on the transmission. Instead, you should walk or ride a bike. Then you will use less fuel and put less wear on your transmission.

4) Listen to it. If you are a mechanic, you probably can understand when a car is acting up and causing problems. While true, if you are not a mechanical person, you can still listen for minor things and take the car in to check for issues. Yes, if you hear grinding noises or any noises that are not normal, you should take your car in and have it inspected by a professional.

5) Consider an overhaul or rebuild. If you are not getting the most out of your transmission and it’s causing problems, you should consider an overhaul or replacement. If you don’t, you may end up getting poor gas mileage, and you may damage other parts. At the same time, you can end up in a bad situation if your transmission fails while you are in the middle of nowhere. Either way, you must consider your options when you think about your car and its transmission.

If you have an automatic transmission in your car, you need to treat it with care. Otherwise, if you fail to do so, it’s not going to last a long time. But, if this is the case, you should consider getting a rebuild kit as you can fix the problem and get back on the road, all without spending a lot of money.

If you’re looking for a quality remanufactured transmission, then you won’t do better than ETE REMAN. That’s why we offer a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty on all our products. Browse our online catalog and contact us today.