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Transmission Line

Transmission line, no it’s not like the grocery line or the bank line. Rather, it is a piece of metal tubing line, which transfers the automatic transmissions fluid from the transmission to the radiator cooler and an auxiliary cooler should your vehicle have one, an auxiliary cooler, that is. Transmission [...]

Uh, No I Never Towed a Trailer!!!! Why Do You Ask?

Towing transmissions for sale

What the heck is the salesman thinking, or, for that what was the customer thinking? Why would anyone buy a 1/2 ton pickup truck brand new and not get a truck that is suitable for towing a trailer? Is that the salesman’s fault or the buyers fault? More [...]

Fast food is Bad for your Automatic Transmission.

Clean it up-Buy Transmissions Cheap

I passed by McDonald’s the other day, the line for the drive through was about 20 cars long. Well I was going to Subway to get a $5.00 foot-long. What struck me was here, all these folks are sitting in line for 15 to 20 minutes waiting [...]

Automotive Transmissions: Transmission Recalls

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Auto manufacturers don’t like to conduct recalls. They are very expensive and don’t exactly do wonders for marketing efforts. Most problems never get to the recall stage; that doesn’t mean they’re not problems, it just means the manufacturer has managed to wriggle out of conducting a full-scale recall. Much [...]

Automatic Transmission Problems: Start with a Professional Diagnosis..

There are a few words in the language of auto repair that make car owners want to crawl back into bed. “Transmissions” are at the top of the list. There’s something about that mysterious case underneath your car that incites fear. Unfortunately, most repair shops know this, and will take advantage of the situation by [...]

Transmission Tips: Check your transmission fluid hot.

Let me go over a basic transmission procedure, one as simple as checking the fluid in your transmission. This simple advise may prevent you from having to buy a rebuilt transmission prematurely. The automatic transmission fluid has to be checked when the transmission is hot. It takes about 15 minutes to heat up an automatic transmission [...]

Free Transmission Tips and Advise from a Professional….

Reading the blog with any regularity, you probably know I’m a retired transmission shop owner. I have been a transmission rebuilder since about 1976. I opened my shop in 1981 and sold it right before the economy crashed in February 2006. Just because I transmissions does not mean I am engine illiterate. In fact, [...]

Transmission News & Tips: Avoid Buying a Flood-Damaged Car

Automobile consumers may want to add hurricane and water damage to the list of things to look for when purchasing a used car. Of the approximately 2 million vehicles in the Gulf Coast region, it’s estimated that 250,000 to 500,000 automobiles were severely damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It’s unclear how many of these [...]

Transmission TSB and Factory recalls…

If you want to continue our conversation on factory recalls for cars and trucks, get a load of this. The amount of recalls is overwhelming when you look at the statistics. For those interested in buying a new car instead of replacing a bad transmission in your older car, maybe this short article on recalls [...]

Transmission Technical Service Bullietins: TSBs

Here is an apparent nugget of good hope for consumers, especially with mysterious problems such as a transmission problem. Technical Service Bulletins are actually an advisory issued by a manufacturer for use by dealership service departments. Most TSBs are released during the first year that a vehicle is offered or the year following a redesign, [...]