What You Should Know About Purchasing a New Transmission

Posted by on Friday, December 5th, 2014

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

If you want to buy a new automatic transmission, choose wisely.
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For most people, purchasing a new transmission is a completely foreign experience. For this reason, we’re going to be spending the next few sections dissecting exactly what you should know when purchasing a new one. This way, you can save money, as well as be more confident in your purchase.

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Signs of Transmission Problems: Look Out for These In Your ’99 VW Cabrio Automatic

Posted by on Friday, November 21st, 2014

The 99 VW Cabrio has plenty of transmission problems. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

While the Volkswagen Cabrio is a great car, look out for these signs of transmission problems.
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If you own a 1999 VW Cabrio, the chances are that no matter how well you took care of it, you’re starting to run into at least a few problems, especially with the transmission. There are a number of issues this particular automobile is known for, which, unfortunately, only get worse with time. While there isn’t much you can do about most of these issues, if you know these signs of transmission problems you’ll be prepared and ready to handle them when the pop up. Continue reading…

Don’t Let the ZF 8HP Transmission in Your Audi A5 Leave You Stranded

Posted by on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The 8HP is an eight-speed automatic transmission built by the ZF Friedrichshafen Company. The 8HP comes in a number of varieties, including the 8HP30, the 8HP45, the 8HP55, the 8HP70 and the 8HP90. The weakest of the varieties, the 8HP30, can handle up to 300 N-m of torque. The strongest–the 8HP90– can handle an unbelievable 900 N-m of torque.  The 8HP was designed to replace the 6HP transmission–a six-speed automatic– mainly to obtain better gas mileage in the vehicles it was used in. This transmission first went into production in 2008 and remains in production today.  The 8HP has a very steep 4.69:1 ratio first gear (excellent for quick take-offs), and a very generous overdrive ratio of 0.66:1 (great for maximizing gas mileage). A different version of the 8HP can be found in a wide variety of vehicles, including the Audi A4, the Bentley Mulsanne, the BMW 3 series, the Chrysler 300, the Dodge Durango, the Jaguar XF, the Lancia Thema, and the stellar Audi A5.


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A Single Tip to Keep the 62TE Transmission in Your VW Routan Running

Posted by on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The 62TE is a modern six-speed transmission designed and built by Chrysler. It’s based on the earlier 41TE automatic transmission. It was mainly used in front wheel drive vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. It was first used in vehicles starting in 2007 and it remains an optional transmission today. It was used in many Chrysler products, including the Pacifica, the Sebring, the Town and Country, and the Grand Voyager. It could also be found in the Dodge Avenger, the Grand Caravan, and the Journey. Oddly enough, it could be found in the Volkswagen Routan.

The VW Routan is a great family car, but make sure you service it often to keep it running dependably!

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How to Properly Maintain the Volkswagen 01M Transmission

Posted by on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The new generation Beatle featured the 01M automatic transmission.

The 01M is a four speed automatic transmission designed and built by Volkswagen. It precedes the 096 four speed, and shares some common parts with this transmission. The 01M was first put into product in 1995 and remained in use through the end of the 2005 model year. This transmission was used in a number of VW vehicles including the Jetta, the Golf, the GTI, and the very popular new generation Beatle. It was also used in a transverse engine position (with a unique transmission case) in the Passat.

VW makes excellent cars and components. You can expect a long and useful life from the 01M transmission in your Volkswagens – that is, as long as you maintain it correctly. For some reason, most vehicles owners never give much thought to maintaining their transmissions. Everyone is taught form a young age to keep the maintenance up on your vehicle’s motor. The same should apply to the transmission.

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The DSG Transmission: Giving VW Jetta Drivers the Best of Both Worlds

Posted by on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

DSG transmission

The Volkswagen DSG transmission.
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One thing is for sure about Americans: we want it all. That’s certainly the case when it comes to our automobiles. In the city we’re all about convenience: getting where we need to go with as few hassles as possible. That explains our fondness for the automatic transmission – more than 75% of new car sales come with this all-important feature.

On the other hand, when it comes to the open road, many drivers want the thrill of shifting into overdrive and flooring the gas. That’s where drivers of the Volkswagen Jetta and other German models can have their cake and eat it too, thanks to VW’s DSG transmission.

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Let Your Loved One Know That You Want A Re-manufactured Transmission For Christmas

Posted by on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

It’s that time of year again. Have you been naughty or nice? How much does your wife or girlfriend really love you? They can prove their love for you with the ultimate car-guy gift: a re-manufactured transmission for your latest automotive project, be it a sports car, a muscle car, an exotic car or an off road pickup truck.

So how do you let that special person in your life know that you want a transmission this year? Sometimes that is not an easy thing to do. Let’s discuss a number of ways to accomplish this.

Hoping you get a re-manufactured automatic transmission for Christmas


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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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