A strategy within the PCM, the “Torque Monitor” looks for certain PCM computer faults as well as monitoring to see if the overall powertrain torque delivered to the drive wheels exceeds what the driver is requesting. There are 3 gross errors the torque monitor is looking for, they are:
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The Ford Escape Hybrid was offered for sale as a 2005 model. At the start of production for the 2006 model year the Mercury mariner was added. At the start of production for the 2008 model year Mazda acquired this same vehicle as the Tribute. The hybrid systems used in all three of these vehicles are identical.
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Is It A Bad Computer?

5/4/17 12:06 PM

What causes problems today might surprise you. Let’s look at a couple of different examples.

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While DTC signal trouble, they do give you a good deal of information on your problem-solving journey.

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A call came in last week on a 2001 Dodge Durango with a 4.7L engine and a 44RE transmission.  The only information given by the technician stated that the indicator light was...

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A 6-Speed From Korea?

8/8/16 12:14 PM

Hyundai and Kia manufacturers use a front-wheel drive 6-speed transmission in many of their vehicles. This blog post will briefly cover what was written back in a post in 2014 and we will continue it here with a couple of issues that could be encountered. 

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The majority of calls we receive on our technical help line are with vehicles 15 years old and newer. With the complexity of newer vehicles, these calls have become increasingly more difficult to do. Suffice it to say that when a call comes in for a vehicle that is from the ’90s or the early 2000s, it usually becomes a break against the brain bumrners we normally receive. 

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Nixing NAG 1 Problems

6/27/16 10:45 AM

Learn how to tackle some issues you may see with the New Automatic Gearbox Generation One. Click on "Read More" to read the full article.

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In this last and final article of this series, we will be looking at the Transmission Adaptive Values Learn. As most know by now, this is a series of tests that are run to allow the transmission control module (TCM) to learn individual clutch characteristics. Click below to read more.

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A Look at the CVT-7

10/20/15 11:37 AM

This compact, easy-to-work-on system may change your mind on transmission work.

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With many of today’s vehicles, the engine compartment is so jammed packed the battery needs to be relocated to other areas of the car. In some cases their relocation makes access to them difficult. In an effort to provide a reachable battery jump point, a remote jump stud is connected to the positive battery cable. These jump studs can be in close proximity to the vehicles Transmission Control Module (TCM).

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A 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x2 with a 5.7L engine and a 545RFE transmission comes into the shop in failsafe.

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