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Category Archives: Transmission Tech

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Record High Vehicle Age Leads to Increased Transmission Repair

To start 2022, the average age of domestic vehicles on the road increased to 15.2 years.  This is an increase from a fleet age under 13 years only a decade ago.  This trend of older vehicles on the road is expected to continue … Read More…

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Transmission Leaks

Why is my transmission leaking? Automatic transmissions use transmission fluid to cool internal parts, lubricate bearing surfaces, and to hydraulically operate switches and solenoids inside of the transmission.  Like anything that is full of fluid, an automatic transmission can start leaking over time.  … Read More…

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Is Transmission Repair Worth It?

Normally, it depends.  Today, yes. Transmission repair is often the second most expensive repair on a vehicle, behind an engine replacement.  Customers contemplating a transmission replacement typically research what their vehicle is worth.  They do this from sources such as Kelly Blue Book … Read More…

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The New Ford 8F35 8-speed Transmission

The two most iconic American vehicle manufacturers are competitors and yet still partners. As economic instability motivated companies to find ways to increase efficiency and meet new governmental fuel economy standards, Ford and General Motors have found it beneficial to work together. This has occurred a few … Read More…

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General Motors / Chevrolet Transfer Case Problems

In 1999, General Motors introduced the GMT800 full sized truck platform.  This platform was used through the 2007 model years and included the Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra pickups, the Chevy Tahoe / GMC Yukon SUV’s, and the Chevy Suburban / GMC Yukon … Read More…

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How Does a Torque Converter Work?

History of the Torque Converter Early transmissions required some “manual” operation in order to work.  The engine was directly connected to the gearbox and the rest of the driveline, the vehicle would stall any time that the vehicle came to a stop.  In … Read More…

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Electronic Control Unit

Originally, automobiles depended on basic mechanical and hydraulic systems to operate.  However, the demand for better fuel economy in the ’70s and the need for increased emission controls of the ’80s saw the development of onboard computer systems to monitor and control the … Read More…

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What is a Transmission Valve Body?

The valve body and its solenoids serve as the heart and brain of the automatic transmission.  Why are they so important and unfortunately SO costly to repair or replace?  Since the invention of the automatic transmission in 1921 and the first hydraulic transmission … Read More…

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GM 8 Speed Transmissions

General Motors has been a leader in pushing for additional gears in automatic transmissions and there has been both success and failure.  How did we go from 3 and 4-speed transmissions from the 1960s through 2000s to 11+ speeds in units today?  The … Read More…

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How to Estimate Transmission Repair Cost

While this question is tough to answer, it helps to get a broad estimate of what a transmission repair might cost before blindly trusting a shop! Read More…

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