After a rebuild, an Audi 01J CVT exhibits a gear ratio error code 17114 only after the transmission has...

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It’s not unusual to see an influx of people heading to the gym to knock off a few extra pounds acquired by holiday festivities. But after a few weeks, the attendance settles back down to the yearlong regulars.
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In this blog post, we will be examining 6R140 Torqshift 6 valve body differences.

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Things are heating up in the transmission as technology continues to roll along...

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Besides shift feel, shift scheduling and converter clutch control, the TFT sensor plays a role in a variety of failsafe controls which too is manufacturer dependant.


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Things are heating up in the transmission as technology continues to roll along.
If you have lived life for any reasonable length of time, you have come to learn that technology in general waits for no one...


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Ever Have a Difficult to Operate Gear Selector? Of course you have or else you wouldn't be wanting to read this blog post. Click below to see all the info.

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A new spacer plate is available for the 6L80 series transmission due to an 8th ball being added to the upper valve body. This ball is in what GM designates as the CBR1 hydraulic circuit.

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Many years ago I had experienced climbing vertical rocks out in the Capitan Mountains of Tinnie New Mexico. After doing my first top rope climb, I had to rappel down. Well, if you can imagine, as you stand on the edge of a three-story high cliff with rock ledges on the way down and a pile of jagged boulders waiting for you at the bottom, stepping off didn’t seem to be the right thing to do. 

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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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One aspect to the repair business is doing work on a car that is on its way to being sold or traded in. Such was the case with a shop that received a 2010 Volkswagen CC 2.0L using the dual clutch direct shift gear box called the DSG 02E transmission. 

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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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A 2002 Tacoma come into the shop with an intermittent no reverse, second gear starts and no shift to fourth gear.  May or may not store code P0755. In this case the truck was scanned and a DTC P0755 for S2 solenoid performance was stored in memory. The code was recorded, then cleared and did not return even when the reverse and second gear start no fourth gear problem occurred during a road test. 

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Having an updated and the right comprehensive overview to most effectively determine the problem and what actions to take is very important to have in your transmission business.

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A 2009 BAS (Belted Alternator Starter) equipped vehicle may have a complaint of the engine stop/start system being inactive and the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) is illuminated.

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During an overhaul of a U140E transmission, it was determined that the original valve body needed replacement. After installation the vehicle had no reverse engagement unless the selector lever was moved around. When drive was selected, a severe delayed engagement was present.

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The vehicle exhibits shift feel and driveability complaints after the transmission has been overhauled or replaced. There have been several occasions where harsh shifts, shudder shifts and/or sliding shifts is due to a fluid to friction compatibility problem.  If the adapts have been reset, power and ground health has been verified, valve body and solenoids are known to be good, the transmission fluid should be considered if the fluid being used is not O.E. Click on the "read more" link below to get on the inside!


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We have had may folks asking about the FNR5/5NR5 transmission. We decided to write up a short article about this. Click on the "read more" link below to get on the inside!

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Get Familiar with the DCT 450/470 Transmission

Produced by Motor Age | PowerTrain Pro

Presented by:  Wayne Colonna, President of the Automatic Transmission Group (ATSG)

Moderated by:  Pete Meier, Motor Age technical editor

Supported by Transtar and TransTec







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Continued from Part 1 article...

 

One way to determine if the wrong OD planetary ratio has been used is to first erase the Keep Alive Memory with a scanner. Then perform the following relearn procedure:

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Close But No Cigar!

8/7/12 2:49 PM

You may have heard the phrase “Close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.” Yet at other times you may have heard “Close but no cigar.” Each of these phrases suggests entirely different outcomes. And such is the case with interchanging overdrive planetary assemblies in 5R55W/S/N series transmissions. When the OD planetary system needs to be replaced, the question that often arises on our technical hotline is: “Are the ratio differences close enough to work?” or “Are the ratio differences between these models significant enough to not work?”

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We really appreciate this great testimonial that Anthony and Peter from Delta Transmissions provided us.  They have been long time members of ATSG and we appreciate their loyalty and dedication to ATSG.  Take a minute to read this faxed over testimonial that was sent to Wayne Colonna, President of ATSG.

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More Sales Help with Terry Greenhut - Delving further into the objections callers have to bringing their cars in without first knowing a price; we understand that it’s all about their fear of the unknown. We have to make them comfortable enough with us that they can put that fear aside long enough for us to get a look at their real problem and see how we can best save them some money while we make our profit.

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Here is a personal memoir from Wayne Colonna, President of ATSG honoring Nick Diamond from Diamond Automatic Transmissions!

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ATSG's Blog features it's latest article with Terry Greenhut - Sales & Management Corner - Learn the rule in selling about quoting a price to a customer when they call or walk-in.

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