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    Remanufactured units, rebuild kits and anything else needed for powertrain in a Ford manufactured vehicle is available from local Ford and Lincoln dealerships throughout North America. (From left) Al Kin Jr., Transmission Digest Editor Ed Peaco and Jeff Kaut examine the contents of a Motorcraft master kit at the Campbell Ford parts counter.
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  • This article is the final segment of our exploration of the dual-clutch transmission, or direct shift gear box (VW and Audi) or DualTronic in BorgWarner’s brand. We have included several schematics from a VW Touran model, as VW has the largest amount of these transmissions in use.
  • Transtar/Transmaxx Merge; Ahuja to Lead Company
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:45 PM
    Transtar Industries Inc. announced the return of founder Monte Ahuja as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Ahuja, in partnership with a “well-regarded financial institution,” recently acquired a significant share in Transtar.
  • Genuine! - Ford Powertrain throughout North America
    Thursday, July 6, 2017 2:34 PM
    Remanufactured units, rebuild kits and anything else needed for powertrain in a Ford manufactured vehicle is available from local Ford and Lincoln dealerships throughout North America. (From left) Al Kin Jr., Transmission Digest Editor Ed Peaco and Jeff Kaut examine the contents of a Motorcraft master kit at the Campbell Ford parts counter.
  • Hayden: Cool Stuff
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 2:10 PM
    Engineering Manager Archibald Pinto and Marketing and Product Manager Ron Miller for Hayden brand products show off the current assortment of coolers, fan clutches and cooling accessories made and marketed by their division of Standard Motor Products.
  • Raybestos: Extending the Brand
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:53 AM
    A few years ago Transmission Digest reported on the acquisition of Raybestos Powertrain and sister company, Allomatic Products, by the Monomoy Capital Partners Group. Since that time a management team has been assembled and a company with long history in both OE and aftermarket segments of the powertrain industry has continued to develop and bring to market friction clutch plates and related product lines.
  • Dartco: Big Units - Big Business
    Friday, March 31, 2017 4:40 PM

    Dartco CEO J.R. Sellars with freshly cleaned Allison hard parts that will be sold as used, or after further processing, as remanufactured components.

    “Dartco serves about 2,500 different customers over the course of a year. Of that we have 300-400 who are consistent customers; those who are ordering on a daily or weekly basis from us,” explains the company’s CEO, J.R. Sellars.

  • Updated 6L80/90 Output Shaft Assembly
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:38 PM
    During model year 2012, Chevrolet and GMC trucks equipped with the 6L80/90 transmission received an updated output-shaft assembly. The previous output-shaft assembly was comprised of a separate output shaft, output carrier ring gear, ring-gear spacer, output carrier internal front gear and snap rings as seen on the left in figures 1 through 3. This required the use of a specific style output transmission speed sensor also shown on the left in figures 4 and 5.
  • An ASE Quiz (Not an Official ASE Test Question)
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:22 PM
     A 1998 Mustang GT shifts good through all gears and has converter lockup, but the speedometer is dropping out after driving a short distance. The scan tool shows that there is a VSS signal and reads correct speed when the speedometer drops out. There was a code in history for the VSS but after clearing it did not return.
  • Identifying Converter Components
    Monday, July 10, 2017 10:50 AM
    Whether you are searching through a core pile or looking for a specific part to complete a rebuild, sorting out the various identifying features of Ford E4OD, 4R100 and 5R110W converters can drive you crazy. A six-stud version of each converter that happens to have the same K factor (impeller blade angle) will look almost identical. If you have not educated yourself on the subtle contour differences where the impellers mate to the impeller hubs, or cannot recognize the 0.200" difference in the relationship of the pilot to mounting pad difference in the 5R110W compared to the E4OD and 4R100, you can become easily frustrated. The following are part-by-part differences, as well as some hints for identifying each one.
  • Electronics In Dual Clutch Units
    Monday, July 10, 2017 9:33 AM
    This article is the final segment of our exploration of the dual-clutch transmission, or direct shift gear box (VW and Audi) or DualTronic in BorgWarner’s brand. We have included several schematics from a VW Touran model, as VW has the largest amount of these transmissions in use.
  • Best & Brightest: Questions & Assessment
    Monday, July 10, 2017 9:56 AM
    In the previous installment we discussed the hiring interview. I mentioned that it would be best to have a set routine and agenda for the interview with questions that will paint a general picture of the prospect for you and more specific questions tuned to the position for which you are hiring.
  • Recruiting: Attracting the Best Candidates
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 2:41 PM
    Recruiting new employees has a whole lot in common with finding new customers, which is something we, as owners and managers, do every day. We are continually selling people on why they should use our services. We advertise, ask for referrals, market by getting involved in the community and generally try to show that we are a good, honest and trustworthy business, that it’s safe for people to use when they need help.
  • Finding & Developing Your Personal Management Style
    Friday, March 10, 2017 10:19 AM
    You are a unique individual. There is no one else exactly like you in the entire world. The way you look and act, the way you think and feel, they are all yours. You have certain strengths and weaknesses that have helped and or hindered you your whole life. One of the keys to being a successful manager of people and business is to recognize and build on those strengths and work toward eliminating as many weaknesses as possible.
  • Keep work fun, challenging: Hire team players
    Friday, March 10, 2017 9:20 AM
    Groundhog Day
    Remember the movie Groundhog Day where everyday was the same? You know, we work long hours and spend a lot of our time in the shop. After a while it can seem like we are living the movie. Working in a transmission shop can get boring when you do it day after day, year after year. So, what can we do to break up the monotony?
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