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Understanding

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Ford 5R110:

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FROM THE CEO:


The Secret Word is Mentoring

by Dennis Madden

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FROM THE CEO

ne of the most famous quiz


shows in history was You Bet
Your Life, created especially
for Groucho Marx. At the beginning
of each show, Groucho told his
contestants: Say the secret word and
a duck will come down and give you
$50. It may not sound like much, but
back in the late 40s it was a bundle!
At Expo this year, we had our own
secret word; one that was mentioned
in every management seminar, plus
many of the technical seminars and
the new Transmissions 101. The secret
word was mentoring.
Okay, maybe it wasnt all that
secret and no one received $50 for
saying it but it certainly got a lot
of attention.
The question that was probably
asked the most was How do we
mentor a new technician? That had
me scratching my head because, if you
think about it, virtually every person
in the working world had at least some
form of mentoring to help them learn
their jobs.
Whether youre working as an auto
mechanic, a plumber, an accountant,
or even a CEO of an international
association, someone, somewhere took
the time to help you learn to do your
job today. Its not a secret technique by
any stretch of the imagination.
Why has mentoring become such
a stranger to our business? I think its
more about where we have to begin.
If you talk to any of the older techs,
youll learn that they had someone who
took them under their wing and helped
them learn the business. I know I did.
What seems to be different is that
now were trying to start teaching
our techs from the beginning, instead
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of picking them up after they have


some experience. Heres what I think
happened:
Back when a lot of us got started,
there was a business model called a
gas station. I know, we have gas
stations today, but theyre nothing
like the gas stations from when I was
young. Back then, most car repairs
were done in gas stations.
A young guy without a lot of
experience would take a job at one of
those gas stations. He had to learn to
check under the hood and check the
tires as part of his job.
And, if he was even a little
interested, it wasnt long before he
learned to mount and balance tires and
perform oil changes. If he displayed
some aptitude, one of the mechanics
would start showing him the ropes,
teaching him how to tune an engine or
replace the brakes.
Thats when we got our hands
on them: Theyd been working in the
business for a year or two and wanted
to move up. They already knew basic
repair techniques: Teaching them R&R
was easy. And, if they were motivated,
someone would start showing them
how to rebuild a transmission.
It was a natural progression. No
one had to identify themselves as
mentors or apprentices. It was just how
we did things.
Today, someone who gets a job
at a gas station is more likely to learn
how to sell chewing gum or cigarettes
than fix a car. Very few gas stations fix
cars anymore, so that source for new
technicians has dried up.
That doesnt mean there arent
young people out there looking for
work, and it doesnt mean theres no

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one with the potential to become a


technician. It means that now, youre
going to have to start them from the
beginning.
Maybe that means youll need to
hire someone to sweep floors, empty
the trash, and drive customers home.
And, if they show an interest, you
can let them help with an R&R and
see whether they exhibit an aptitude
for it. Maybe they can help wash
transmission parts, and see if they take
the initiative to learn to check the parts
or rebuild the drums.
Of course, ATRA isnt expecting
you to do it alone. Were working on
a new program the ATRA Virtual
Training Solutions (VTS) designed
to provide technical support and help
you turn an inexperienced hire into a
valuable technician.
The important thing to remember
is that, while mentoring may be the
secret word, it isnt new. Its a matter
of making a commitment and taking
the time to work with young people
to grow your own and create the next
generation of transmission technicians.
And you can be sure, thatll be
worth a lot more than fifty bucks
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THE WORD ON THE STREET

by Mike Souza
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hen a later-than-usual model


arrives at your shop, the first
thing you think of is, are
there any updates we should be aware
of? You check for parts and software
updates online or through past seminar
books and magazine articles, looking
for the slightest parts change to identify
what youre working with.
Then you remove the transmission
for a normal rebuild and you discover
some dramatic changes. Theres no
damage to these new, unusual parts
parts youve never seen in earlier units.
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rebuild and reinstall the transmission


without a hitch.
Sounds simple, right? But what if
the rebuild doesnt go without a hitch?
Lets look at an example:
A typical Ford truck showed up at
a local shop. It was a 2011 Ford F150
Super Crew equipped with a 6.2L
V8 engine and a 6R80 transmission.
The complaint was a torque converter
shudder. No problem; theyd fixed dozens of these.
But once they had the transmission
pan off, they discovered that the TCM
was missing and the solenoids looked

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different. The valve body plate


wasnt the typical silk-screened
type used in earlier models; it had
a bonded gasket.
Then, further along into the
transmission with all the internal
components removed, they discovered the transmission had a
one-way clutch (sprag; figure 1)
located near the low/reverse
clutches (figure 2). None of the
internal hard parts were damaged,
so they figured it was just a routine rebuild. They didnt bother to
look for updates to the hard parts.
Due to the original complaint
and burnt fluid, they took the
converter to one of the better local
converter rebuilders to have it cut
open. There, they discovered the
converter clutch had come apart.
The converter shop installed a
new, aftermarket clutch, just as
they had so many times before on
this particular torque converter.
The shop technicians rebuilt
and reinstalled the transmission
and reset the shift adapts. During
the road test, the transmission
shifted fine, except for a noticeable lockup apply shudder, which
was the original complaint.
Once again they removed the
transmission and rechecked the
valve body and pump; nothing

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Figure 2

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worn or damaged in those areas. So it


had to be a bad converter. Once again,
they had the converter cut open; this
time there was nothing wrong with
the clutch.
So, with nothing better to go
on, they replaced the clutch and reinstalled the transmission. You can
guess the results.

THE PROBLEM

According to Ford, the 6R60/75/80


transmissions are transmission control

module (TCM) driven units. The


TCM is located on the valve body.
They initially released these units
with Bosch solenoids and six dampers, and Ford continued using this
configuration until 2008 as 6R60/75
units; also referred to as J1 units.
In 2008, Ford determined
they only needed two dampers,so
they eliminated four dampersand
feed holes. These were referred to as
J2 units.
This is where the not-so-minor

detail that the rebuilder overlooked


comes in: These transmissions called
for Mercon SP fluid until 2009. In
2009, Ford eliminated the casting
feed to the accumulator in bore 109
and switched to Mercon LV.All these
models are considered 6R80 units.
This is also when Ford switched
from Bosch to Saturn solenoids, along
with a different software strategy
for the 2011 non-TCM transmissions
with a one-way clutch (OWC). They
relocated the TCM to the passenger

Figure 3

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compartment. Look for more about the


addition of the one-way clutch in the
June 2016 issue of Gears.
These Saturn solenoids required
additional dampening, so Ford brought
back the four dampers they eliminated
in 2008.
According to Ford, for a halfyear
between 2010 to 2011, vehicles
were built with a 6.2L V8 engine, a
non-TCM 6R80 transmission with Saturn solenoids, and without a one-way
clutch.
They replaced the silk-screened
separator plate with a bonded plate
(figure 3) for the 2011 model year.
This was a lower cost option than the
silk-screened plate. Look for more
about these valve body, solenoid, and
separator plate changes in the July
2013 issue of Gears.

FIXING
THE PROBLEM

Figure 4

Getting back to the truck with


the converter clutch chatter, the technicians reinstalled the same unit and
converter, this time using Mercon LV
fluid. That took care of the chatter.
So, whether youre working on
a 6R60, 6R75, or 6R80 transmission,
with or without a TCM or one-way
clutch, always check to see if the unit
youre working on requires Mercon SP
(figure 4) or LV fluid (figure 5).
It turns out, using the right oil really does matter. Its a minor detail that
could easily lead to some not-so-minor
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Figure 5

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ts no secret that the parts


margin on some transmissions
is higher than it should be. On
the 5R110, parts can get expensive
real fast, such as the coast clutch
drum, pump, low diode, direct
drum, and solenoids. Some jobs
will need less; others more.
But what if you could take the
solenoids off your parts list and
add labor time for rebuild the
solenoids at the same time? The
5R110 solenoids have issues with
the valves getting stuck in the
solenoid snout. With no special
tools, you should be able to take
them apart, clean them, and get
them working like new.

IDENTIFICATION

The 5R100 solenoids almost


all look the same (figure 1), but
they arent all the same. There are
ID marks that help identify what
type of solenoid it is.
Always check the solenoids
resistances before trying to clean
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Figure 1

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Figure 2

them. All solenoids should be around


4.5 ohms.
To identify the solenoids, check
the snout with the connector at the top
(figure 2). The lines on each side of the
solenoid snout identify the different
types of solenoids.
Pressure control A (PC-A) has ID
marks that are centered on the snout. It
has a stepped back.
PC-A solenoids are inversely
proportional: When the current is low,
the solenoid regulates maximum
pressure. When the current is high,
pressure is low.
The ID marks on the SSPC-A and
SSPC-D solenoids are low, or below
the center of the snout. These solenoids
also have a stepped back.
The SSPC-A and SSPC-D are
inversely proportional. When current
is low, the solenoid regulates maximum
pressure to the clutches.
The marks on the TCC, SSPC-B,
SSPC-C, and SSPC-E solenoids are
high, or above the solenoid snout.
Unlike the others, these solenoids have
flat backs.
The TCC, SSPC-B, SSPC-C, and
SSPC-E are all directly proportional.
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Figure 3

When the current is high, the solenoids


regulate maximum pressure to the circuit. When solenoid current is low,
theres no oil in the circuit.

DISASSEMBLING
THE SOLENOIDS

The process of disassembling the


solenoid is simple:
Remove the plastic cap on the end of
the solenoid with a pair of pliers.
IMPORTANT: Dont touch the
adjustment on the end of the solenoid.

The solenoid is calibrated at the tip of


the snout adjustment. Never remove
the adjuster or the valve unless you
have a valve body or solenoid test
machine to recalibrate them.
Use a screwdriver to bend the four
tabs out (figure 3). You just need to
bend them far enough to get the
solenoid snout off.
Remove the snout that contains the
valve. This is where the problem is.
You should be able to shake the
snout, and hear and feel the valve move
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Figure 4

Figure 5

freely. If you dont feel the valve move,


youve found an issue with the
solenoid.
Most of the time you can free the
valve by cleaning it with solvent and
blowing the valve back and forth
(figure 4). When you can shake back
and forth and the valve is free, youre
good to go.
To finish cleaning the solenoid,
remove the plunger and solenoid coil
from the solenoid can and wash
all parts.

REASSEMBLE
THE SOLENOID

After all parts are clean and the


valve is free, its time to put it back
together (figure 5).
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Install the solenoid coil in the


solenoid can.
Install the plunger with the tapered
end facing into the solenoid can.
Install the snout onto the solenoid
can. It can only go one way; theres
no way of getting it wrong.
Bend the four tabs back over to hold
the snout in place.
Thats all there is to it; the solenoid
is together and ready to go back to
work. Do this to all solenoids and
youll save a lot of money by not
replacing unnecessary solenoids.
I recommend doing one solenoid
at a time to avoid mixing up any of the
plungers and snouts. This will help
prevent any interchange or calibration
problems.

As you can see, cleaning and


repairing these solenoids is simple.
After doing a few sets, you should be
able to clean a full set of solenoids in
about thirty minutes.
You can also find binding or shift
issues by taking these solenoids apart.
If the valve is stuck in the snout,
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hen diagnosing transmission and driveability issues,


its important to understand
the computer systems that control
them. Using multiple control modules
allows vehicle manufacturers to
fine-tune controls for the different
systems.
But all those extra computer
controls add to the vehicles
overall weight. A typical, late
model vehicle can contain up to
two miles of wiring, weighing
up to 150 pounds! Single sensors
have multiple modules requesting
data, which requires extra wiring
and troublesome splices. More
wiring harnesses were added
to carry sensor information to
multiple modules.
To minimize wiring, manufacturers began using a data bus.
So, instead of running individual wires to each module from a
shared sensor, the sensor information travels in a package on
a data bus line. Lets look at how
this system works:
Data bus systems consist
of three major components: the
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modules, the nodes, and the wires


(figure 1). The node is usually part of
the module. The node is basically a
communication center responsible for
sending and receiving data messages.

Heres how the system operates:


Suppose you have a mass airflow
sensor thats wired directly into
the ECM. The TCM also needs
information from this sensor, but it

Figure 1: This is a typical CAN bus system diagram. Each module has its own communication
device called a node, built into it. Also, CAN systems use 120 ohm terminal resistors in parallel with the bus wires. They are needed to reduce signal echos that are produced during high
speed communication. The ALDL connector will give access to test the bus. The measured,
static resistance of the bus without modules connected is 60 ohms. (NOTE: On some applications, the terminal resistors may be located inside the modules). Always refer to the appropriate
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isnt wired to the TCM. The ECM


encodes the MAF sensor information
and sends it to the node, which
forwards it across the network. The
TCM receives this data through the
node and recognizes it whenever its
available on the network.
Of course, theres a time lag with
this process, but its milliseconds; like
the amount of time it takes from when
you flip a light switch and the light
comes on.
This information updates frequently, depending on the program
installed in the modules and the baud
rate (speed) of the bus network.
The automotive industry has used
bus architecture for almost 40 years,
during which time it has undergone
many changes. Early networks were
primarily single-wire systems. As the
systems evolved, manufacturers added
multiple networks and then introduced
two-wire systems.
Today, high-, medium-, and lowspeed networks control virtually all
parts of the vehicle. Critical driveline
control functions always use highspeed networks.
For simplicitys sake, well
discuss the latest, high-speed bus
network. These latest bus networks

are called CAN, or Controller Area


Networks. The CAN system primarily
uses a two-wire, twisted-pair, bus
configuration. Most of these systems
have three or more modules tied to
the bus.
Each module usually has a
node built into it. The node is
responsible for sending and receiving
information on the bus network. Its
programmed to acknowledge only
the information thats necessary for
its module to function correctly and
send information at a predetermined
interval.
On some systems, a node may
be present without a module. In those
cases, the node will act as a gateway,
providing access to the bus through
an interface, such as the diagnostic
link connector (DLC). It may also
control bus traffic by prioritizing data
according to importance.
There are several different types
of bus networks in three different
formats (figure 2):
1. Star System
2. Ring System
3. Bus System
Some manufacturers use a combination of these systems, known as
hybrid CAN systems. Each system

has advantages and disadvantages.


Knowing what system youre diagnosing is important in understanding
how to isolate a problem. Lets take
a general look at these individual
systems.

STAR SYSTEM

The star system uses a central, or


gateway, module to control bus traffic,
by transmitting the most important
messages first and the lesser ones as
space becomes available. The gateway
module will often allow access to the
bus by scan tools and programmers
through the vehicles diagnostic link
connector.
The star system produces a role
call for all modules after startup, to
make sure each module is awake and
communicating properly. If one of the
modules doesnt wake up, the system
will set a U-code, which makes it
easier to pinpoint the problem.
Even if a non-gateway module
fails, the network usually continues
operating. On the flip side, if the
gateway module goes down, itll affect
all of the other modules.
A star-type system will have a
static system resistance of about 100
ohms; maybe slightly more. Each

Figure 2: There are the 3 major bus configurations: Image on the left shows a series, ring configuration. Image on the right shows one
variant of the star configuration. Note that the central control module may be a dedicated module for the sole purpose of controlling network
communication, protocol and internetwork interfacing. It may also be a fully functioning module, like the BCM, with all of these functions built
into it. The bus system is represented in figure 1.

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Figure 3: Always check ground circuits loaded using the voltage drop method. With your negative lead on the battery negative terminal (you
may need a jumper wire to achieve this) and your positive lead on the ground in question, you will be measuring volts. The reading you get
should be below 0.1 volts. Also, identify and check ALL power sources to the module in question. Compare your reading with the battery
voltage. A difference of 1.5 volts or greater indicates a power issue.

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module will have a set, nominal


resistance thats determined by the
manufacturer, the network structure,
and how many modules are in
the system.

RING SYSTEM

The ring system is unique in that,


if a module or wire is disabled, the
other modules can still communicate
on the network. Unfortunately, this
does make it difficult to find a wiringrelated failure in the network.
Performing an OBD-II generic
scan on this type of system is
extremely important. If one of the
modules has a problem, the other
modules will store U-codes pointing
to the problem area. It isnt uncommon
to have a TCM communication code in
the ECM or vice-versa.
Since this system doesnt have
a gateway module, it relies on the
buddy system to ensure modules are
awake and communicating properly.

BUS SYSTEM

The bus system is the most popu


lar system on todays vehicles. It
offers the greatest versatility and

The standardization of CAN systems is a fuzzy


science. While they all have some similarities, there
are differences that can lead you to misdiagnosis
and costly module replacement.
opportunity for expansion without
having to rearrange the network. In a
bus system, all modules are connected
parallel to the bus, and communicate
by labeling the information placed
on the bus so that modules that need
the information can identify it and
retrieve it.
Diagnosing a bus system can be
misleading if you dont understand its
architecture. Lets take a closer look:
A bus system can have almost
an unlimited number of modules
communicating on it. The actual bus,
or communication lines, act much
like the old telephone party line
system. All of the modules on the bus
can hear all of the information sent
on the network, but theyre assigned

to listen only to the messages that


theyre programmed to receive.
For example, if the ECM is
sending a message about MAF
readings, the TCM will listen to this
information, while the BCM and the
ABS modules may not.
With this information in mind, a
module can generate diagnostic codes
when it isnt receiving information
from the bus. Communication codes
that indicate faults for specific
modules are generally found in
companion modules.
For example, if the TCM isnt
communicating, the ECM or the BCM
may store a code, while the TCM may
not store any codes, due to an internal
or wiring fault.

Figure 4: Identifying the location of terminal resistors in a CAN system can be difficult for testing purposes. It may be necessary to purchase
a subscription to an OEM website to obtain this detailed information. This chart shows the location of both the high speed (red) and low
speed (blue) bus terminal resistors.

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When diagnosing these systems,


try using the OBD-II generic or
global mode instead of VIN specific
ID. Sometimes communication codes
wont show up under the VIN specific
protocol on some aftermarket scan
tools.

BASIC DIAGNOSIS

If one of the modules isnt


communicating, first verify power
and ground to the module. Using an
accurate wiring diagram, perform
voltage drop tests on all the ground
terminals KOEO (key on, engine off)
or KOER (key on, engine running),
using the vehicle battery as your
ground reference (figure 3).
Then perform voltage drop
tests to all incoming power sources
during KOEO, cranking (monitoring

the lowest voltage obtained during


cranking), and KOER.
During the cranking test, voltage
should never drop below 9.5 volts.
Youll need to use a quality digital
multimeter: Test lights and power
probes are out of the question. A
graphing voltmeter or oscilloscope is
very useful for monitoring cranking
and KOER voltage, making spikes and
dropouts easier to observe.
Youll
need
to
backprobe
the circuits and make accurate
measurements. Some systems dont
tolerate supply voltages less than 12
volts. Correct all discrepancies, clear
codes, and retest before condemning a
module.
The standardization of CAN
systems is a fuzzy science. While
they all have some similarities, there

are differences that can lead you


to misdiagnosis and costly module
replacement.
While most manufacturers have
gone to the two-wire, twisted-pair
format, bias voltages and terminal
resistor locations have been modified
to fit their own unique systems
(figures 4 and 5). There are only a
few standardized tests that can be
performed on all CAN bus systems
with patterned results.
Now that weve laid the foundation for understanding CAN bus
systems, in the next issue well
deal with diagnosing and repairing
these systems.

The vehicle has 2 module communication networks which are connected to the
Data Link Connector (DLC), located under the instrument panel.
High Speed Controller Area Network (HS-CAN)
Medium Speed Controller Area Network (MS-CAN)

Network Topology

Figure 5: Correct network topography is necessary went diagnosing communication problems. No two networks are the same! This is the
high and medium speed network found on a 2014 Ford, Expedition. Notice the location of the terminal resistors are inside modules.

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torque converter and
stand behind it with a
tremendous amount
of pride.

Mike Cargill

TRANSTARS

By Stephanie Cargill

UNWAVERING RESOLUTION
New Years Resolutions: Theyre made, theyre
broken, and may be renewed the next year. Isnt
that how it usually goes?

Thats not how it works at Transtar. For more


than 40 years, Transtar has been unwavering in
their resolve to deliver only the highest quality
products to their customers every single day.
Ever since Transtars CEO, Ed Orzetti, arrived at
Transtar more than 18 months ago, he has spent
a considerable amount of time engaging with
Transtar customers, employees, and suppliers.
It didnt take him long to establish three major
priorities for the company:
Torque Converter quality and brand reputation
Branch-level fill rate and supplier relationships
Enhanced customer experience
These are not just this years resolutions, Orzetti
clarifies. They have been and will remain the
focus of our business for the foreseeable future.

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We have changed the way we operate internally


and thats a good thing, Orzetti continues. We are
driving a cohesive connection between our teams,
from the leadership team through the manufacturing plant, to sales and category management. It
has been an interactive process that has become a
capability, both operationally and culturally.
This process has been most apparent at the companys remanufacturing plant in Cookeville, Tennessee. At this facility, Transtar remanufactures
torque converters under the brand names of
Recon, Dacco, Performance Plus, Engine Works,
and several private labels. Hard parts and solenoid blocks are also remanufactured in Cookeville.
Our goal is to build a world-class torque converter that no one else in the industry can consistently produce, states Chris Koshinski, President
of Transtars U.S. Distribution. I spend most of
my time on the road visiting customers. They are
very happy with the quality of our torque converters and recognize the strides that we have
made in the past year and a half.

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Significant advancements have been made at the
plant, comments Mike Colyer, Senior Vice President of Operations and Remanufacturing. These
improvements have required substantial investment
from the company.
Old, antiquated machines have been replaced with new,
state-of-the-art equipment often the same machinery
that is in use at the OE manufacturers. This hi-tech equipment requires less maintenance overall and results in a
consistent and repeatable high-quality product.
Jay Peterson, Transtars Director of Remanufacturing,
is particularly excited about the new equipment.
Using the latest technology, like the new welders,
we get almost instantaneous feedback, Peterson
reports. The welder can actually gauge variances
and self-adjust on the fly. This state-of-the-art digital
technology reduces contamination and variation in
the final product.
In addition to the welders, Transtar has added media
blasters, upgraded the parts washer system, and
replaced manual lathes with CNC lathes. This precision equipment provides comparative measurement
data that removes any opportunity for human error
out of the equation.
Kevin Rozsa, Vice President of Marketing and Category Management, has been around Transtar for
a very long time first as a supplier and now as an
employee of Transtar. The first time I visited the
plant was more than 20 years ago when I was with
another company in the industry, Rozsa remembers.
Many of the people that I met on that first visit are
still associates of our company.
Jerry Ward, Transtars Continuous Improvement Specialist, is one of the many long-tenured employees. Ill tell
you what, Ward says emphatically, Ive been working for this company for 34 years and I can say with
confidence that we are building the best product that
has ever come out of Cookeville.
Each time I visit there is a noticeable change and
not just in the facility, Rozsa continues. When I walk
through the plant today there is a pride and enthusiasm
in both the product and the company that is tangible.
If you have someone who is enthusiastic about the
company, theyre going to be more attentive to their
job, Ward concludes.

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MINDSET OF OWNERSHIP
Tom Presutti has been in this business for more
than 30 years, beginning at the Recon facility in
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. To me, our biggest asset is our employees, states Presutti,
Transtars Remanufacturing Technical Specialist.
We can spend all the money we want on
improvements but if we dont have buy in from
employees we will fail. It took a while to convince the manufacturing team that we needed to
do things differently, but now, through diligence,
training, and hard work, we have a team of associates who feel enabled, engaged, and empowered
to do their job. They feel like they can really make
a difference. Now thats what I call success.
At Transtar our training is more like mentoring, says Matthew Roybal, Director of Customer
Quality. We dont just tell our associates what to
do. We describe how to do a task or process and
then explain how that task impacts the finished
product. This changes the way that people look
at their job.
We are setting up a system of expertise,
Colyer concludes. One person becomes a
master at what they do. That master then mentors others, so in the end we have a plant full of
Torque Converter experts. Its a philosophy of
continuous mentorship.

THE FUTURE IS HERE


Where is automotive technology heading? Whats
up with that 10-speed transmission? Which converter do I use in the vehicle thats on my lift?
How in the world am I supposed to keep up?

To me, the exciting thing thats happening


in Cookeville is much bigger than making a quality
torque converter. Its bigger than creating the
best catalog in the industry. The really exciting
thing is the magnitude of exceptional people that
results in one extraordinary team.

Ed Orzetti

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These are just a few of the questions that


transmission specialists around the globe are
asking every day. There was a time when Transtar
depended on customers to answer those questions; when inventory on the shelves was
determined by customer request.
Mike Cargill, Transtars Senior Category Manager for the torque converter product line and
TCRA board member, responds: By necessity,
we have become a forward-looking company.
We are continuously doing research into
late-model vehicle design to determine what
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they will need transmission-related repairs, and


what product we will
need to have for our customers to do those repairs. This is the future
of automotive repair.
Cargill, along with a team of more than a dozen
people, recently completed Transtars new torque
converter catalog, which identifies product and
application information through manufacturing
year 2017. This catalog, a compilation of thousands of hours of work, is by far the most comprehensive guide to torque converter identification
and diagnostics available.
Research and analysis are key to staying on top
of technology. As we prepared for the new
torque converter catalog, we examined more
than 225 OE torque converter units, Roybal reports. We took them apart, carefully measured,
and built specifications for each unit. The end
result is that we not only can build a converter
that matches the OE specs; we can ultimately
improve on the OE design flaws.

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Roybal, whose 25-year career in manufacturing


includes 11 years with Transtar, helped lead the
reman facilities integration of two outstanding
companies: Transtar and Dacco making Transtar the largest torque converter remanufacturer
in the world. What Im excited about is that we
have taken the ingenuity of an entrepreneurial
company and coupled it with the technology
and structure of a legacy manufacturer.
Bringing two companies together is never an
easy thing, Orzetti concludes. Are we perfect?
No. At the end of the day were better together
than we ever were, but weve only scratched the
surface of where we want to be.

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Engine Mechanical:

Go / No-Go

ave you ever had


a misfire where
you wanted to do
a compression test on a cylinder that was buried underneath an intake manifold?
Or worse, gone through all
that effort to perform a compression test, only to discover that
the compression was fine? Theres an
easier way.
In this issue, well cover the use
of a relative compression test to make
a quick Go/No-Go decision on the
mechanical condition of all the engines
cylinders without any disassembly.
The test is very easy to perform and
is non-intrusive. Basically, its a slightly
advanced version of the cranking
current test used when checking a

starting system.
If youve been around for a while,
you may remember the Sun VAT-40.
Yep, were going back a little way. For
this check, youd disable the ignition
system, connect the VAT-40s current
clamp around a battery cable, and then
crank the engine.
Initially the needle on the amperage
gauge would spike at a couple hundred
volts, depending on the starter motor
and the starting circuits condition.
Soon the amperage would drop, due
to counter-electromotive force, and
the current draw would stay at a lower
value for the duration of the test.
The relative compression test of
today uses the same technique, using
some newer tools. This test will allow
you to analyze the cranking current in

by Scott Shotton

The Driveability Guys

greater detail and for different purposes.


The only major difference between the
old test and the new one is that youll
need to disable fuel instead of ignition.
Youll need to keep the ignition active for
synchronization; well see why in a bit.
Heres what youll need to perform
this test:
digital storage oscilloscope
high current probe
ignition sync connection
The ignition connection can be a
sync probe, a secondary ignition pickup,
a low current probe, or a conventional
voltage connection. Your choice will
depend on what you have available and
the vehicle youre working on.
For the first example (figure 1),
we clamped a high current probe
around a battery cable. The waveform

Figure 1

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Figure 2

Figure 3

shows the starter motor current with the


engine cranking.
Just like the old VAT-40 test, you
can see the initial current spike followed
by the lower current during continued
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cranking. But this method provides


detail that would never be visible on an
analog, needle-style gauge. Notice the
repetitive current fluctuations visible
throughout the capture.

The theory behind the fluctuations


goes like this: Work requires current
to be accomplished. As the piston
comes up on its compression stroke,
the starter motor works harder to turn
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the crankshaft against the mechanical


resistance of compression. The result
is higher starter motor current draw
during the compression stroke.
The current draw, or work, required
between compression strokes is lower
because the starter doesnt have to work
as hard to keep the crankshaft spinning.
So each triangulated peak in the scope
capture represents one compression
stroke of the engine.
A quick examination of the
waveform shows that all the cylinders
are requiring the same amount of
work to accomplish their respective
compression strokes.
This particular test the relative
compression test gets its name by
observing that all of the cylinders
compression strokes are equal and
relative to one another. It doesnt tell
us what the actual compression is,
but we can say that a single-cylinder
misfire probably isnt being caused by
a mechanical issue.
If a cylinder had low compression,
its current peak would be lower because
the starter motor wouldnt have to
work as hard during that cylinders
compression stroke.
If we were chasing a misfire on a
car like the one mentioned earlier, we
wouldnt waste the time and effort to
remove the intake manifold to perform
a manual compression test. Our relative
compression test registered a Go, so
its time to move on to other potential
causes for a misfire.
Now that we know what a good
test result looks like, lets examine a
bad vehicle (figure 2). This vehicle had
a four-cylinder engine with a single
cylinder misfire. Weve added the
second channel of the scope to provide
an ignition sync. In this case, we
clamped a sync probe around cylinder
ones spark plug wire.
You can obtain the sync from any
cylinder and with multiple methods, as
long as you know which cylinder youre
connected to. The goal is to synchronize
the waveform with the firing order.
In this waveform, its obvious that
one of the four cylinders has low or no
compression. The addition of the sync
probe allows us to count, in firing order,
and determine which cylinder is the
culprit. The firing order for this vehicle
is 1-3-4-2.
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Figure 4

Next we zoomed in to isolate 720


of crankshaft rotation on the same
vehicle (figure 3). We needed the longer
duration in the initial capture to get a
better handle on a potential intermittent
issue.

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Since we clamped the sync probe


around the number one spark plug wire,
you can see the firing event for cylinder
number one. The event should occur
near top dead center of the compression
stroke. This indicates that the rising

current leading up to the


ignition sync, marked by
the green arrow, identifies
cylinder number ones
compression stroke.
With this information,
you can count across the
screen (numbered in black)
and identify the cylinder
with
poor
mechanical
contribution. In this case,
cylinder number two will
require further testing. The
results of this mechanical
test: No-Go.
I hope you see the
value of this Go/No-Go
test, especially regarding a
misfire on a vehicle where
using a compression gauge
requires additional labor.
But wait! Theres another
valuable piece of this test:
Going back to the VAT-40 days
again, we used to have this octopus
looking thing that had a bunch of
fat wires coming out of it. Yes, Im
referring to a distributor! In those days,

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improper ignition timing could cause


a variety of driveability problems. A
timing light, something most modern
technicians may not even own, was
used to make sure that the base timing
was correct.
Jump forward to today and ignition
timing isnt adjustable. Modern
vehicles dont even have timing marks.
The lack of timing marks renders the
old timing light useless. But can a
vehicle still have an ignition timing
issue? Of course it can. Many
technicians overlook this issue
because we no longer have the
octopus.
Ignition timing was critical on
internal combustion engines when we
had distributors and its still critical
today. Most modern vehicles use the
crankshaft position sensor to control
base ignition timing and the technician
has no way of adjusting it.
If the crankshaft position sensor or
its reluctor were to have an issue, the
ignition timing could be off. The test
we just used for measuring relative
compression is extremely valuable for

determining whether ignition timing is


correct.
The theory is that, especially
during engine cranking, the ignition
should fire very near top dead center
of the compression stroke. If TDC can
be seen in our cranking current, and an
ignition sync indicates when the spark
plug fires, can we determine whether
the ignition timing is close to where it
needs to be?
Figure 4 is from a Dodge Caravan
with a 3.3-liter engine. The sync signal,
in red, is obviously occurring after top
dead center.
For this, consider what well
call the double-R rule: to the Right is
Retarded. In the case of the Dodge
Caravan, the ignition timing is retarded,
due to a very common issue that most
transmission shops are familiar with.
The flywheel breaks and moves, causing
the reluctor for the crankshaft position
sensor, which is part of the flywheel, to
be out of time.
Chrysler products arent the only
vehicles that experience this issue.
Another example are Fords with worn

crankshaft pulleys or improperly


installed crankshaft pulleys with
diamond washers. In fact, any vehicle
thats assembled incorrectly during a
regular service, such as a timing belt or
timing chain, could be identified using
this test.
The relative compression test is a
great way to check engine mechanical
condition and base ignition timing
easily. Play with this test for a while
on vehicles in your shop and become
familiar with what known good looks
like. Then youll be able to find some
diagnostic direction quickly when a
misfire or ignition timing problem rolls
in the door.
More importantly, you may be able
to avoid removing an intake manifold
to perform an old-school compression
test.

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Whats Covered
GENERAL
All

- Remote Reprogramming
- TCM-PCM-TCCM Calibration
Updates

All Hyundai

- Unable to Program the TC/PCM

Subaru J2534

- Reprogramming Not Available on


Factory Website

All Reprogramming

CHRYSLER
42-48RE Units

LCT 1000
Reprogramming

- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD,


2014 GMC Sierra HD

62TE Reprogramming

- 2014 Chrysler Town & Country


Dodge Grand Caravan, 2014
Dodge Journey Reprogramming

- TCC Shuttle, Bucking, Feels Like a


Misfire

48RE

- No Forward or Reverse

845RFE

- 1-2 Neutral Shift

ZF9HP48/948TE

- Dog Clutch Pressure Transducer

845RFE

- Reprogramming

- Unable to Program, No Error


Message

- Delayed Engagement After


Overhaul, DTC 0868

Torqshift, 4R100, E4OD,


4R70W
- Wiring Issues

Torqshift
-

Coast Clutch Drum Repair


Delayed Forward Engagements
Delayed Reverse
Bind Ups
Binds in Reverse
Binds in Drive
Venting

6F35

- Moves Forward in Neutral and


Binds in Reverse After Overhaul
- Reverse Engagement Issues

4R70W

- Locks Up on Top of 2nd Gear


- Pressure Regulator Valve

6R80

- Updates

- Erratic Shifts, Possible P0730 Set

4L80E

- No Lock-Up Command

6T30/35/40/75, 8L45
- No Lock-Up Command

6T30/35/40/75, 8L45

- Hybrid Start/Stop Feature No


Longer Operates After Repairs, No
DTCs Set

6T40

- DTCs Set After TEHCM


Replacement
- Fast Learn Software Changes
- Generation 3 Oil Pump Update
Change

6T40/45/50

- AWD Final Drive Failure


Slipping/Damaged 3-5-R or
4-5-6 Clutch

6T70

- Repeat Burnt 3-5-R Clutches

6T70/75/80

- TCC Slip, Shudder, No Apply After


Service
- Gen 2 Valve Body Identification

6L45

- No Reverse Followed by No
Forward or Reverse, GM and
BMW Applications

6L50, MP1622G,
MP3025G

- Transfer Case Shift Concerns


Colorado and Canyon
Applications

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U150

- Slipping or Binding Shifts, Solenoid


Test
- Slipping or Binding, Solenoid Test
- Air Checks
- Pump Gear Direction
- Anti-Rattle Clip
- Sprag Rotation
- Clutch Application
- Solenoid Identification
- Torque Specifications
- Bolt Removals
- Valve Body Breakdown
- Accumulator Location
- Codes

ZF6HP19A

- Coolant in Transmission

GENERAL MOTORS
4L60E, 4L80E

- Input Shaft/K1 Clutch Update and


Changes
- Stator Support Shaft Updates and
Changes
- Oil Pump Cover Update and
Changes
- Stator Support Pump Body
Updates and Changes
- Pump Body Updates and Changes
- Bind in Park After Rebuild
- Scraping Noise from Flywheel Area

IMPORTS

FORD
CFT

AS68RC

ZF6HP
6L50

- Updated Pendulum Torque


Converter

- Transmission Fluid Contamination

Mercedes 7G DCT
- Introduction

6L50/80/90

JF011E

6L80/90

Nissan/Jatco CVT

- No Reverse After Valve Body


Replacement
- No 4th, 5th, 6th Gears, Possible
DTC P0796
- Burnt 2-6 Clutch
- Delayed Engagement, Slip,
Shudder, Clutch Damage
- Interchange 1-2-3-4/3-5-R Drum
Intermittently Neutrals on Launch

8L45/8L90

- Harsh Shifts
- Delayed Engagement, Drops Out
of Gear at Stop Signs

8L90

- Hard Downshifts, Especially the


3-1 Shift, Possible Flare/Bump on
the Upshift or Downshift
- Applications, Accelerator Pedal
Position Sensor Updated Design,
Shift Point Changes

4T65E

- P0742 Set, Chuggle/Surge During


Deceleration When Coming to a
Stop

LCT1000

- DTC P0847

- DTC P0845, Valve Body


Interchange

Applications
Introduction
Idle Neutral Control
G Sensors (Late Models)
G Sensors Calibration
Speed Sensor Function
Fluid Temperature Sensor
Ratio Change Most Other CVTs
Pulley Assembly Tools

RE0F11A, JF015E,
F1CJB
- Introduction

RE0F10/09/08A/B,
RE0F06A
- Introduction

RE0F11/10A

- Range Sensors

RE0F10D/E/H/J

- Speed Sensor Locations


- Fluid Temperature Sensor

RE0F10/09/08A/B,
RE0F06A/B

- Speed Sensor Locations

RE0F11A,
RE0F10D/E/H/J
-

Primary Speed Sensors


Output Speed Sensors
Ratio Control (Stepper) Motor
External Lube Filter Replacement
Service Information

RE0F10D/E/H/J

- Input Speed Sensors

RE0F11A
-

Speed Sensor Shims


Solenoid Identification and Function
Fluid Temperature Sensor
High Clutch Pressure Sensor/
Switch
Case Connector
Pressure Sensors/Switches
Clutch Apply Chart w/ Ratio
Change
Pressure Tap Locations
Secondary Bearing Failure
Broken Transmission Case

RE0F10A/B

- Solenoid Identification and Function

RE0F06A

- Solenoid Identification and Function

RE0F09A/B, RE0F08A
- Fluid Temperature Sensor

RE0F06A

- Fluid Temperature Sensor

RE0F10/09/08

- Pressure Sensors/Switches

RE0F10A
-

Pressure Tap Locations


Service Information
Secondary Bearing Failure
Pressure Sensor Failures
P0218 Transmission Overheating
Case Air Checks

Nissan/Jatco CVT
- Heater Thermostat
- Push Belt Failure

VT1F

- Belt Failure

RE0F09A

- Pulley Failure
- Bearing Failure

F4A42-F5A51
-

Harsh Engagements
2nd Gear Hold
2-3 Flare
No 3-4 Shift Commanded

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PUMP

by Martin Brooks
President, TCRA

ts hardly earthshaking to say


that todays transmissions are
advancing technologically every
day. But what you may not realize
is that todays torque converters are
changing, too.
When transmissions had two and
three speeds, the torque converter
was a relatively simple part of the
equation. But things have changed and
todays torque converter rebuilders
need to keep up with those changes.
The TCRA Technical Committee
meets every month to examine issues
theyve identified in their shops,
or that have been brought to
their attention by other TCRA
Members.
Here are some examples
of subjects that the committee
has addressed in recent months
that may be of interest to the
transmission rebuilding industry.
The first is about Mercedes
722.9 pumps: Early units had a
bushing in the front pump; in later
units, the bushing was replaced
with a bearing. The issue here is
that the hub for a bushing may be
too soft to work with a bearing.
If you purchase a new pump,
itll probably have a bearing, so
make sure the converter youre
using has a hub thats suitable
for use with a bearing. There are
a number of ways to check the
hub harness, but one of the more
cost-effective solutions is to purchase a file set designed especially
for this purpose (figure 1).
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In fact, having this type of


tool would be useful for gauging
the hardness of a variety of metals,
making it a terrific addition to your
shop tools. Several different manufacturers offer similar hardness files.
Another situation has to do with
the 4L80 in panel vans equipped with
a Cummings 4-cylinder 4BT engine.
There have been cases where the
lockup clutch drags at low speeds. The
problem traces back to a lack of pump
capacity at low engine RPM. The fix
is to install one of the aftermarket

pressure regulator valves that provide


more clutch release oil.
A major failure with a Ford 5R110
converter shows up if someone installs
an aftermarket 4R100 boost valve
during the rebuild. This valve creates
excessively high mainline pressure,
which can deform the lockup piston or
OEM converter cover, and cause the
converter clutch to slip or fail entirely.
The fix is simple: Install the correct
boost valve.
While were discussing the 5R110,
keep in mind that the outer pump gear

Figure 1

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is directional: The identification


mark faces the pump cover
(figure 2), while the chamfered
edge on the OD of the outer gear
faces the pump body. There
have been cases where incorrect
assembly has caused the pump
gears to seize up and damage the
converter impeller hub.
The TCRA technical committee is happy to receive feedback
or input on any converter-related
issues you run into in the shop.
If your converter supplier is a
member of TCRA, theres a forum
they can access to post a question.
If they arent members, encourage
them to join TCRA: Its to their
advantage and yours.
You
can
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Ford Torqshift Delayed Engagements and Bindups

REVERSE
POSITION
(2003-2004
Hydraulics)

Figure 3

Another place for these transmissions to lose line pressure


and cause delayed engagements is the manual valve, which
tends to wear.

Checking for a
Worn Manual Valve

You can use a wet test to check the manual valve for
wear with the transmission still assembled and in the vehicle:

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Drop the pan and the filter.


Block the filter intake hole (a mop handle works great
for this).
Blow air into the mainline pressure tap.
Watch for excess fluid leaking from the front and
back of the manual valve (figure 3). A large leak indicates
a worn manual valve. Replacing the valve may correct
the problem.

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Figure 5

Delayed Reverse Engagement


Delayed reverse is different than a delayed
forward engagement. In reverse, the coast
clutch solenoid provides apply pressure; all
other solenoids prevent flow in reverse.
But the coast clutch only applies in reverse
as a back up for the overdrive sprag. If this
solenoid isnt working, the transmission will
still have reverse: The sprag will hold and drive
the geartrain (figure 4).

Bindups

Bindups occur when one or more applying


components (bands, clutches, one-way
clutches) apply in the wrong gear. Bindups
can be caused by electrical, mechanical, or
hydraulic issues.
Electrical A bindup can be caused
electrically when a solenoid is commanded on
incorrectly or powered up at the wrong time.
This is often due to a wiring problem.
Use a scan tool to monitor the solenoid
commands. Shoot a movie of the event
and scroll though the frames as the bind up
occurs. If the solenoids are being commanded
incorrectly, the most likely cause is a computer
failure (figure 5).
Figure 4

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Ford Torqshift Delayed Engagements and Bindups

PERFORM
A VISUAL
INSPECTION OF
THE WIRING
HARNESS AND
ITS RELATED
CONNECTIONS
TO FIND THE
PROBLEM
Figure 6A

Figure 6B

Another problem can occur if


the wiring harness gets too close to
the exhaust, causing the wires to melt
together. That can be a tough one to
find; even an ohmmeter may indicate
proper resistance with the wires melted
together.
In a perfect world, the computer
would set an electrical code, giving you
somewhere to look. But, when the wires
melt together, that may not happen. In
that case, youll need to perform a
visual inspection of the wiring harness
and its related connections to find the
problem (figure 6).
Hydraulic To check for a
hydraulic problem causing a bind in
reverse, shut the engine off and see
if the vehicle rolls back and forth
freely. If the vehicle rolls freely in both
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directions with the engine off, youre


dealing with a hydraulic problem.
If it doesnt roll freely in one
direction, look for an internal assembly
problem, such as a friction disk out of
place.
Unfortunately, theres really no
way to test solenoid flow without a
very expensive machine. So youll
need to start with something more
basic: Visually inspect the solenoids for
sticking valves.
If the valves look good and the
transmission still has a hydraulic
bind in reverse, the easiest test is to
switch the overdrive (SSPC-B) LP/
LA solenoid with the torque converter
clutch (TCC) LP/LA solenoid. If the
overdrive solenoid is faulty the bind
will be gone, but the engine may die

because the faulty solenoid is now


applying converter clutch too soon
(figure 7, page 46).
Intermittent Bind in Drive
This one is a bit less likely, because
more than one solenoid will have
to allow fluid to flow to create this
condition.
If the bind is intermittent, watch
the solenoid commands. If the signals
are correct, replace the overdrive
(SSPC-B) LP/LA and the coast clutch
(SSPC-C) HP/LA solenoids (figure 8,
page 46). Theyre most likely sticking
occasionally, applying two clutches at
the same time.
The Torqshift is a common unit,
and its one that doesnt have a lot of
problems. But when problems do show
up, a clear understanding of the situation
and a directed diagnostic approach is
the best way to make sure you continue
to have fun with transmissions.
(Continued page 46)

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UP YOUR BUSINESS

This article provides suggestions


for additions to your shops
warranty program, to provide
improved customer satisfaction,
retention, and referral. But the
rules regarding warranties may
vary from state to state. Before
instituting any of the changes
discussed here, always consult
your attorney to make sure your
warranty program adheres to all
legal requirements.

p Your Business is an
exclusive GEARS Magazine
feature in which I share
stories, insights, and reflections about
real business and life challenges.
In over 20 years as an arbitrator
and mediator, Ive observed that most
customer disputes are over unmet
expectations or misunderstandings.
The BBB reports that warranty
disputes
significantly
outnumber
almost all other categories.
You often hear people refer
to living by the Golden Rule.
Its a personal statement of moral
commitment to honoring others
without expectation of reciprocity.
It appears in a variety of formats
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and wordings in nearly every major


religion and culture throughout the
world, with origins that date back
before the advent of the written word.
That simple principle has served
as the foundation for ATRAs ethical
standards of conduct since 1954.
Its no coincidence that the founders
of ATRA named our nationwide
warranty the Golden Rule Warranty.
In this article, Im going to
discuss some little-known facts about
warranties and the regulations that
govern them. Many times, shops face
warranty disputes that challenge their
ethics and sound business practices.
Theyre often blindsided by adverse
court or arbitration rulings involving
out-of-warranty repair work. But
you can protect your shop and your
customers, and Ill show you some
ways to do that.
For a more detailed backdrop to
this discussion, consider referring to
these previous GEARS articles: When
Do You End a Warranty? (December
2016), and Sorry Its Out of
Warranty (August 2012).

The ATRA
Golden Rule Warranty

One of the primary driving forces


behind the creation of ATRA was to

by Thom Tschetter
compete with the national chains with
a nationwide warranty program. The
Golden Rule Warranty Program is
the result.
As our competitive environment
has changed over the years, so has
the Golden Rule Warranty program.
ATRA has responded with Golden
Rule warranties of 1, 2, and 3 years for
up to 50,000 miles.

The Problem with Time


and Mileage Limits

Heres a little-known fact about


warranty time and mileage limits:
If challenged in a competent court
of jurisdiction, the limits arent
necessarily enforceable.
Have you ever wondered why
written warranties, including the
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Golden Rule Warranty, include the


following disclaimer?
All implied warranties are
limited to terms of this written
warranty. Consequential and
cidental damages are not
in
covered by this warranty.
Some states or provinces do
not allow limitations on the
length of an implied warranty,
or the exclusions or limitation
of incidental or consequential
damages; therefore, the above
exclusions or limitations may not
apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, which
can vary from state to state or
province to province.
Legally speaking, a transmission
warranty document is an expressed
warranty. It expresses a beginning and
an end in terms of time or mileage.
But, under the law, an implied
warranty means the lifespan of a
warranty can be whatever a judge or
arbitrator deems reasonable.
So, when a customer thinks a
failed product or service should have
lasted longer than stated in the written
warranty, and they take the dispute
to court. The judge or arbitrator will
usually apply a body of law called the
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
The UCC contains provisions that
deal with whats called an implied
warranty of merchantability.
This implied/unwritten consumer
protection provides that products

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and services are free of substantial


defects and will function properly
for a reasonable period of time: the
reasonable service life expectancy.
Whats reasonable largely depends
on the type of product, the amount you
paid, and, ultimately, what the judge or
arbitrator thinks.
Depending on the judge or
arbitrator, major repairs and major
component replacements or rebuilds
(transmissions, engines, differentials,
and transfer cases, for example)
typically fall into this category.
What
about
the
implied
warranty disclaimer thats stated on
the warranty? The answer is a bit
complicated but bear with me. Most
states allow a company to disclaim the
implied warranty by simply stating
that theres no implied warranty, as
you see on the Golden Rule Warranty.
But, the federal Magnuson-Moss
Warranty Act of 1975 prohibits
companies from disclaiming implied
warranties during the time that their
written warranty or any service
contract is in effect. Plus, there are
eleven states and the District of
Columbia that specifically prohibit
disclaiming the implied warranty.
So the question is whether the
judge chooses to apply federal or
state regulations.
One more complication stems
from the things you say in your
marketing and advertising as well as
verbally in your sales pitch. The claims

you make can, at minimum, expand


the effect of any implied warranty,
and may even expand your written
warranty beyond its respective limits.
For instance, if you make a
statement like, We rebuild our
transmissions with heavy duty
parts and components so theyll
last longer than the original transmission that came in the vehicle,
youve just opened the door to an
implied warranty.
Or, if you state that your units are
built to last longer than your written
warranty, you might just as well have
given them a longer warranty. This
vague statement begs the question,
What does long after the written
warranty expires mean?

What You Can Do About It

Start with the attitude that most


regulations regarding warranties are
protective regulations. That means
theyre intended and designed to
protect the consumer. This stems
from the fact that, while not typically
true of our industry, many businesses
try to use warranties to limit or
even abrogate their responsibility
and liability or make it difficult for
customers to use their warranties.
With rare exception, transmission
shops stand behind their work long
after the written warranty has expired.
They might not cover 100% of the
cost for expired warranty repairs,
but theyll work out a reasonable

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The Golden Rule

solution as long as the customer is also


reasonable.
In essence, as an industry, weve
become our own arbitrators and,
without knowing it, weve honored
implied warranties as a normal cost of
doing business, in the name of keeping
customers happy. If youre a successful
shop owner in todays world, youve
applied the principle of fair and
reasonable to maintain your good
reputation and grow your business.
With that said, how would you
like to protect your business from
occasional unreasonable customers
without damaging your relationship
with your good reasonable customers?
You can do it and actually add even
more value to your already valuable
transmission rebuilds. Whether you
charge more is up to you, but many
shops Ive coached on this idea do.

Dont Put Time and Mileage


Limits on Warranties

No, Im not kidding or crazy. Well


maybe crazy, but if you hang in here
with me and think it through, I think
youll be on board with the idea.
First, lets consider some basic
truths about what happens if a
customer has an expired warranty.
The customer doesnt contact you
because he thinks his warranty is
expired and you wont cover the
problem. He expects an argument
and doesnt want deal with it.
The customer takes it to a competitor. Nothing good comes from one
of your customers going to a competitor with one of your failed units.
Even if the competitor doesnt throw
you under the bus, the customer
isnt happy with you. Youve lost his
future business as well as that of his
friends and relatives.
You lost control of the opportunity
to retain the customer. He didnt
know that you value him and would
have wanted to resolve the problem
and keep him happy. And since
he didnt come back, hell never
know that.
The customer comes in knowing
or not knowing the warranty has
expired. After you explain that
its expired and offer a reasonable
compromise, he becomes irate and
unreasonable. Other than treating
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the job as a 100% covered repair


and renewing his warranty, theres
nothing you can do to satisfy him,
let alone make him happy. At least
you have a choice what you do is
up to you.
Since the warranty has expired,
technically he no longer has to
abide by the provision that he
must contact you before having
another shop perform repairs. If any
contract expires, the parties are no
longer bound. But nothing stops him
from pursuing you for the bill after
he gets the work done elsewhere.
And, if a dispute ends up in court,
you still face the unpredictable
implied warranty situation.

How You Can Do It

Give them a fair and reasonable


warranty that continues after the
basic warranty expires. Because you
cant modify a Golden Rule Warranty,
youll need to create a supplement
that doesnt expire. Its valid as long
as the customer owns the vehicle and
abides by the preventive maintenance
provisions set forth in the supplement.
For the sake of this article, well
call it the Golden Rule Warranty
Plus Program. ATRA has a written
3-year/50,000-mile
Golden
Rule
Warranty Agreement available. The
nice thing about it is that it clearly
states what the customer must do to
maintain the transmission properly.
While ATRA wont allow you
to extend the actual Golden Rule
Warranty, you could simply extend
the other terms and conditions of the
agreement indefinitely.
Make it clear that the extensions
will only be honored at your shop, and
only if the customer gets the required
maintenance services performed at
your shop on a timely basis. By doing
this, you might catch problems while
theyre still minor and prevent a
major warranty repair. In addition, the
customer would pay for the services as
a normal cost of maintenance.
If you want to mitigate your
financial exposure, add a provision that
sets forth a schedule of shared expense
for covered repairs, in which the
customer pays a specific percentage.
This is more or less like a deductible
on health insurance. The customers

share could increase every year or


so many miles, up to a fixed amount
thats still a great deal for him. Keep it
reasonable, so hell have no reason to
go anywhere but back to your shop.
We used to do this with a little
different twist. After the basic Golden
Rule Warranty expired, we offered
a 12-month/18,000-mile warranty
that was renewable every year for
successive years, for as long and
they owned the vehicle, provided
they brought the vehicle in for a
maintenance service.
There was deductible for repairs
that increased on a schedule with each
renewal, and we capped the deductible
at a dollar amount of about 50% of
the original rebuild price. We enjoyed
the ongoing relationship, fees for the
maintenance services, and, since it
was a repair deductible, we charged
up to the deductible for minor repairs
like leaks. When a major problem
occurred, the customers deductible
share was clearly stated.
In conclusion, however you
choose to handle expired warranties,
use a fair and reasonable approach,
and youll likely keep your customers
happy. Perhaps our founders had the
right idea: live by the Golden Rule
by treating others the same way you
would like them to treat you.

About the Author


Thom Tschetter has served our
industry for nearly four decades as a
management and sales educator. He
owned a chain of award-winning transmission centers in Washington State for
over 25 years.
He calls on over 30 years of
experience as a speaker, writer, business
consultant, and certified arbitrator for
topics for this feature column.
Thom is always eager to help
you improve your business and your
life. You can contact him by phone at
(480) 773-3131 or e-mail to
coachthom@gmail.com.

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ow many times do you need to


ask a prospect to authorize you
to rebuild their transmission?
One? Three? Six?
Youve no doubt heard that it
takes a number of no answers to a
sales presentation in order to reach
a yes. Thats been proven true many
times over many years. Recent
estimates are six asks before you get
a yes. But what isnt understood about
this is that these arent the same no
answers, nor should you be asking
the same confirm-the-sale (closing)
questions.
Traditional sales training teaches
people to:
Determine the Need
Describe the Solution
Ask for the Order
Overcome the Objections
Close the Sale
The old advice was ABC: Always
Be Closing. Or, simply, Close, Close,
Close! We were told, If you dont
ask, you dont get. So sales people
would do as they were told, and, in the
process, alienated their prospects and
increased interpersonal tension.
Theres a better way and its
based on:
Telling the Truth
Doing whats Right for
the customer

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Making a Profit on each job


Realizing where you are in the
Decision Process
Note that I didnt say the sales
process. You see, as long as you focus
on making a sale, your energy will
be drawn toward the old model. The
goal shouldnt be making a sale. Yes, I
really said that.
The goal should be helping the
customer get his or her car reliably
back on the road and thereby earning
a profit.
The profit is the fruit. Helping
the customer is the plant. Plants
can produce lots of fruit if cared for
properly. If your goal is always to
help the customer, sales will follow
and youll find that youll experience
less interpersonal tension and youll
feel better about yourself and what
youre doing.

SIX KINDS OF NO

When a prospect says no, you


should analyze just what theyre
saying no to. For example, are they
saying, No I dont trust you, or No
I cant afford this, or No I dont
have the authority to do that, or
what? There are stages in the decision
process you must complete; whichever
one you skip will be the one that
produces the next no.

1. No, Im not interested in talking


with you about this.
2. No, I dont trust you (your
technology, your company, etc.)
3. No, Im not the person who should
make this decision.
4. No, you dont understand my needs
accurately.
5. No, I dont see how the value of this
is greater than the price.
6. No, I dont feel the need to make
this decision right away.
Heres a bonus no: No, I dont
believe that you care about my needs.
If you answer no number one
with a further description of your skill
and knowledge, youll never make the
sale. Likewise with all of the others.
Your response must fit the customers
concern. If they arent interested
yet, then you need to build a case for
why they should be and how theyll
benefit from talking with you about
their needs.
When they dont trust you or
your company or your technology,
your answer needs to be in the form
of proof, not mere reassurance.
Show them how they can rely on
your product or your approach to
helping them.
If they arent the person who
can or should say yes, youre barking
up the wrong tree. Maybe their

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fleet manager, or boss, or spouse, or


technical supervisor, or CEO needs to
be your prospect. Get a referral to the
right person and get their enthusiastic
endorsement of your solution.
Many sales are lost because the
salesperson didnt take the time to
truly understand what the prospect
needed or was most concerned about.
If Im concerned about dependability
and product longevity, then urging
me to buy simply on price wont
complete the sale. Hear them clearly
and confirm that what they care
most about is what youre attempting
to solve.
Once value outweighs price, the
purchase is almost assured. At this
stage, theyre considering buying but
still need to see the numbers or proof
that a yes will bring them more value
than it takes from them in cost or
effort. Make it obvious to them and
easy for them to explain to others.
Urgency is simply a perception
much of the time. If theres no
compelling reason to do the repair
now, then a delay costs them nothing.
Make them aware of all the factors
the potential that the problem might
grow worse, the time-value of money,
the unseen problems that occur from
delay, the missed opportunities and
continuing difficulties or reduced
capacity theyll endure until your
newer, simpler, easier, smoother
solution is applied.
In the end, the no that stops you
is the one you accept. If they say no
early and you keep asking the same
basic question, youll lose the sale.
Urging isnt selling. Come on, just
give me a chance! Please, I promise
youre going to love this. Why not
just give it a try? All of these are
forms of desperation in selling.
Dont simply revert to the old
sales closes. Those are fine structures
for dialog but canned responses dont
convince buyers. Show them that you
really care about helping to get them
back on the road. Salespeople who
tell the truth and genuinely care about
helping people are the ones people are
eager to buy from. I sincerely hope
youre one of them.

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Jim Cathcart is a strategic advisor to ATRA and the author of Relationship


Selling; The Self Motivation Handbook and 16 other books. He has been helping
people succeed for 40 years through over 3000 speeches and seminars around the
world. Connect with him at Cathcart.com or your favorite social media.

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SHOP PROFILE

Brought to you by:

by Steve Bodofsky
members.atra.com

The
Builds New Reputation

As a Solo Act

lot of shop owners worked through


tough times back in 2008 when the
economy collapsed. And many have
had problems finding new technicians in
recent years. But Thom Paget, the owner of
The House of Automatic Transmissions in
Sacramento, California, met those problems
in a different way than most shop owners:
He rebuilt his business himself: Hes the only
fulltime employee in his shop!
I currently have a part-time R&R tech
who works three or four hours a day,
explains Thom. My rebuilder retired
November 1st, and Im currently looking for
a replacement. For now, Thom handles all
the in-house rebuilding and diagnosis.
According to Thom, the arrangement is
working pretty well for now. My R&R tech
comes in and removes the transmissions,
I take care of repairing or replacing them,
and he comes in the next day and reinstalls
them.
Of course, this business plan isnt for
everyone. But for Thom it seems to work.
At one point I had five technicians. But
even doing all that work, I wasnt making
that much more money than I am now.
This gives me the ability to be more
selective about the work I do. With five
employees, you have to take everything that
comes through the door just to pay the bills.
With fewer employees theres less headache,
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Thom Paget, owner of The House of Automatic Transmissions

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Busy in the shop!

theres less hassle, and less overhead. I


dont have to be a psychologist the way
I did when I had five employees; I felt
like Dr. Laura all day long.
I found I was making as much
money or even more by being
more selective in what I take in. And I
have less overhead and a lot less stress.
Thats not to say he wouldnt
consider adding a technician to his staff
if the right one came along.

HOAT History

The House of Automatic


Transmissions first opened in the mid70s by a family named Pidilla. They
built the current site in 1975: a 6-bay
shop designed specifically for use as a
transmission repair shop.
In 1990, they sold the business
to Bill Bowman, who owned a
transmission shop in Walnut Creek.
I was working for Bill at his shop
in Walnut Creek when he bought this
shop, and he brought me over from
there, explains Thom. But he wasnt
happy in Sacramento and his other shop
wasnt going well. He was planning
to close the shop so I offered to buy it
from him. Thom bought the business
in 1991.
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Thom started in the transmission


business in 1968, while he was in
college, working toward a degree in
psychology. I started at a transmission
shop in Concord, sweeping the floor,
emptying the trash whatever needed
doing. One thing led to another and here
I am. He left college after a couple
years and turned his part-time job into
a career.
Thom worked his way through the
shop, first cleaning parts, then learning

R&R, getting into rebuilding, and


finally learning how to run the business.
Id been rebuilding and running shops
for a long time before I bought this
one.
Today, as his shops sole, fulltime
employee, Thom still does whatevers
necessary, including answering phones,
talking to customers, diagnosing cars,
R&R, and rebuilding transmissions. No
doubt about it: He stays pretty busy.
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The House of Automatic Transmissions Builds New Reputation as a Solo Act

customer. Theyll be repeat customers


or will refer other customers.

Marketing HOAT

Transmission Only

The House of Automatic


Transmissions is a transmission-only
business. Sure, they diagnose computer
systems and engine driveability issues,
but they dont repair anything that isnt
directly related to the transmission.
I tried doing general repair twice,
and I found that if youre going to
be competitive, between the markup
on the parts and the labor rate you
cant make any money on it, explains
Thom. Tying up a lift to do a brake job
where youre going to make very little,
compared to a transmission job, it just
wasnt worthwhile.
There are other transmission shops
in the area that have almost completely
switched to general repair, because
they just dont have any transmission
business. Theyre surviving strictly on
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general repair.
And, while he
generally identifies
as a custom rebuild
shop, hes fine using
remans when the
situation warrants.
That
situation
occurs more often
these days, since
he doesnt have
another rebuilder in
house.
When there
are jobs I dont
have time to rebuild
myself, I will use remans, says Thom.
But even when he had another rebuilder
on staff, there were times when hed
order a reman. If it was something that
was going to be too time-consuming, or
something we knew just wasnt going
to be rebuildable because it had too
much damage, wed order a reman.
Thom didnt always think that
way: There was a time when I thought
remans were going to destroy our
industry. Over time, I learned that they
added to our ability to improve our
bottom line.
Its all about taking care of the
customer: If we can get the job done
quickly and efficiently and create a
happy customer with a good product,
it benefits us. Even if we dont make
as much on the job, well make it back
simply by creating a good, satisfied

Even a single-person shop needs


to bring customers in the door. For
the House of Automatic Transmissions,
much of that comes from word-ofmouth referrals and their excellent Yelp
reviews.
But even the best customer referrals
arent enough to keep a shop busy; for
that you need to do a little marketing.
Thoms marketing begins with a web
site www.HouseofTransmissions.
com one of the many ATRA-hosted
web sites.
In addition, Thom does a lot of
radio advertising, which brings them
in the parking lot. From there, its up to
me to get them in the door.
We used to advertise on several
radio stations at once, explains Thom.
That became a little pricey, so I cut
that back to one station.
I discovered I got the best results
from talk radio, rather than music
stations. Music is something that people
tend to hear, but they arent actively
listening to it. People actively listen to
talk radio, so our ads get noticed more.
I also found that 15-second
commercials tend to work better
than 30- or 60-second commercials.
As a typical consumer, when the
commercials come on, a lot of times
I change the station. But if its quick,
theyll put up with it.
I started doing radio back in the
90s, and I knew wed need a hook,
so I came up with the idea of the
Transmission Nerds. It was something
of a comedy routine between the two
transmission nerds: Slip and Slide.
They were 60-second ads, but they
were entertaining.
But after a number of years that got
stale, so we cut back to the 15-second
ads. The new commercials are drier
and quicker, but theyre working well
for Thom.

Free Diagnosis

One thing that gets Thom a lot of


attention is his policy for a free initial
diagnosis. Almost every other shop in
town charges fifty bucks a hundred
bucks a hundred and fifty dollars or
more, says Thom.
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To be clear, were not talking


about an in-depth computer system
diagnosis or tracing down an electrical
problem: This is just to drive the
car, scan the computer, and give the
customer a preliminary diagnosis. I
cant tell you how many people we get
in simply because we advertise that free
diagnosis.
Or well get a cold call, asking
what we charge for diagnosis. Lets
face it: You cant get a job if you cant
get them to come into your parking lot
because they dont want to pay $150 for
you to scan their cars. And you cant
make a living just scanning computers.
You make a living doing transmission
work.
Its amazing how many people
come in for their free diagnosis and it
turns out to have nothing to do with
their transmission. Theyre pleased,
and they put a glowing review on
Google or Facebook or Yelp. In the end
it pays off.
The question of free diagnosis
has been batted about in this industry
for years. Weve discussed it on these
pages many times. But with Thom,
we have a clear answer to the question
from a business point of view: At least
when it comes to the initial road test
and computer check, free diagnosis
brings in more customers.

Always an ATRA
Member

The House of Automatic


Transmissions has been an ATRA
Member since the very beginning. The
original owners were Members and,
when I took over the shop, I continued
the Membership, says Thom.
That Membership has been an
important part of Thoms business
experience: I started working for an
ATRA Member back in 1968, and I try
to attend ATRA seminars whenever I
have the time. I was at Expo this year
and was really happy with the seminar
program.
And this years trade show was
exceptional, with a lot of smaller
vendors who offered their own doodads
or things they figured out that you
could buy right there at the show.

According to Thom, he gets the


most value out of ATRAs bulletins and
the HotLine. And of course, theres the
ATRA Golden Rule Warranty: The
3-year, 50,000-mile warranty is a big
help. Were probably the only shop in
the Sacramento area that offers that
warranty, and when customers see it,
theyre surprised. And Im proud to be
able to offer it to my customers.
Other shops in the area offer as
little as 90 days on their transmission
work. What does that say about their
confidence in their work? And, lets
face it: Whod want to pay for a rebuild
today and risk having to pay the same
thing again a year from now?

Educating
Consumers

One thing that Thom has found


valuable for building his reputation is
his willingness to educate the people
who call or visit his shop. If someone
calls and I think I have a chance to
educate them, I will.
Too many customers call and
all they know to ask about is price.
Sometimes you know thats all they care
about a few years ago, youd hear
the pages rustling in the background as
they called from shop to shop. In that
case, I dont bother.
But if the person sounds lost and
all he can think to ask for is price, then
Ill take some time educating him about
what we do and why we do it, why the
price is what it is, and why the other
guy is willing to do it for half the price.
If theyre educated, Im more
likely to get their business than if I
simply give them a price and they
hang up because my price was higher
than the price from the shop down the
street.
Most importantly, Thom believes
in the importance of treating his
customers the way hed like to be
treated if he were in their shoes. With
that kind of business ethic, its no
wonder he manages to build a terrific
reputation as a solo act.

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Oil Leaks
Always begin with a thorough visual
inspection. In most cases, the leaks
point of origin will be apparent. If a
leak source is not readily identifiable,
you may find it helpful to use a
commercially-available dye and black
light to help locate the source.

Here are a few things to keep in


mind when using this method:
Dont clean or degrease the
transmission at this time. Some
solvents and cleaners may soften
and swell rubbers and elastomers,
temporarily stopping the leak or
slowing it enough to make locating
it difficult.
Lift the drive wheels off the ground,
start the engine, and let the engine
idle to rotate the driveshaft. Allow
the engine to idle for 15 minutes.
Check the transmission dipstick to
make sure the dye is thoroughly
mixed as indicated with a bright
yellow or white color under a black
light.
Using the black light, inspect all
surfaces of the transmission that
are accessible for the fluorescent
dye. If the leak is not readily
identifiable, you may need to drive
the vehicle for 10 or 15 miles at
various speeds and repeat your
inspection.

Bell housing area leaks can prove


difficult. Some points to remember:
If the converter is wet, there is likely
a weld seam joint at the converter
diameter or a converter hub weld
seam that is porous or cracked. Any
more than a few drops of fluid
under the converter hub seal lip
could indicate a leak at the seal.
Oil in the bottom of the bell housing
but nothing under the hub seal may
indicate a pump outer O-ring or
gasket leak or pump/pump cover
porosity.

John Hirschmann
ETE REMAN Product Support Specialist
ATRA Certified Master Technician

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A
A & Reds Transmission Parts *
3737 W. 29th St. S.
Wichita, KS 67217
Contact: William
Toll Free: (800) 835-1007
Phone: (316) 942-5300
Fax: (316) 942-8947
william@areds.com
www.areds.com
A & Reds Transmission Parts *
2000 Indiana Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64127
Toll Free: (866) 780-7337
Phone: (816) 483-7337
www.areds.com

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A&A Midwest *
4050 S. Wentworth Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
Toll Free: (800) 826-7403
Phone: (773) 624-6111
Fax: (773) 624-6660
www.aamidwest.com

AAM Aftermarket
One Dauch Dr.
Detroit, MI 48211
Toll Free: (866) 865-6312
Phone: (313) 758-4176
aftermarket@aam.com
www.demandaam.com

A&A Midwest *
2580 N. Commerce St.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Toll Free: (800) 426-8771
Phone: (702) 649-7776
Fax: (702) 649-6777
www.aamidwest.com

Adapt-A-Case *
3400 Jefferson Ave. S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Contact: Michael Black/ Duane Reister
Phone: (616) 331-0000
Fax: (616) 452-5624
www.Adapt-A-Case.com

A-1 Transmission & Parts Co.


1020 Yuma St.
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 623-1401
Fax: (303) 623-4923
a1transmission@msn.com
www.a1transmissionandparts.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Advanstar Communications *
2501 Colorado Ave., Ste. 280
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 857-7500
Fax: (310) 857-7510
www.ubmadvanstar.com

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Alabama Bands Inc.


202 Industrial Dr.
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Contact: Jimmy Fuller
Toll Free: (800) 805-8126
Phone: (256) 386-0027
Fax: (256) 381-6486
jimmy@alabamabands.net
All Trans Remanufacturing *
1333 N. 21St.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Toll Free: (800) 858-7269
Phone: (602) 233-3835
Fax: (602) 253-1760
www.alltransremanufacturing.com
Allomatic Products
609 East Chaney St.
Sullivan, IN 47882
Contact: Andy Mayfield
Toll Free: (800) 568-0330
Phone: (812) 268-0322
Fax: (812) 268-5406
amayfield@raybestospowertrain.com
www.allomatic.com
Allstar Automotive, LLC
1221 E. 56 Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
Toll Free: (866) 668-0463
Phone: (303) 477-2838
allstarbp@aol.com
www.allstarautomotivedenver.com

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All-Trans, Inc.
134 Transit Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607
Contact: Bruce Dodds
Toll Free: (800) 922-9562
Phone: (864) 297-9913
(864) 297-3020
bruce@alltransparts.com
www.alltransparts.com
ALMA Products Company *
2000 Michigan Ave.
Alma, MI 48801
Toll Free: (877) 427-2624
Phone: (989) 463-1151
Fax: (800) 457-2713
customerservice@almaproducts.com
www.almaproducts.com
Alto Products Corp. - Corporate HQ *
One Alto Way
Atmore, AL 36504
Contact: Robbie Ferguson
Phone: (251) 368-7777
Fax: (251) 368-7774
sales@altousa.com
www.altousa.com
Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants
P.O. Box 191
Kingsville, TX 78363
Contact: David & Eline Haunschild
Toll Free: (800) 631-2240
info@dehoil.com
www.dehoil.com

Anaheim Gear *
1271 S. Talt Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Contact: Pat Massey / Eric Skillman
Phone: (714) 778-1103
Fax: (714) 778-1733
pat@anaheimgear.com
www.anaheimgear.com
Applied Merchant *
26775 Malibu Hills Rd., 2nd FL
Calabasas, CA 91301
Contact: Jeff Gallo
Toll Free: (800) 236-2179X6
Fax: (800) 236-2403
association@appliedmerchant.com
www.appliedmerchant.com
APRA - Automotive Parts
Remanufacturers Association
7250 Heritage Village Plz., ste.201
Gainesville, VA 20155
Phone: (703) 968-2772
info@apra.org
www.apra.org

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

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Arizona Transmission Machine, Inc.


EZ-Driver
16236 N. 41st Place
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Contact: Mike Tilley
Phone: (602) 992-2961
info@ez-driver.com
www.ez-driver.com
Ascension Engineering
6545 Heritage Park Pl.
Lakeland, FL 33813
Phone: (863) 644-1216
sales@bushingfix.com
www.bushingfix.com

ATK and Parts, LLC *


6311 NW 99th Ave.
Doral, FL 33178
Contact: Diego Garcia
Phone: (305) 593-0980
Fax: (305) 593-7494
sales@atkits.com
www.atkits.com
ALLTRANZ Ltd
275A Neilson St., Onehunga
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Phone: +64 9 636 7832
info@alltranz.co.nz
www.alltranz.co.nz

ATI Performance Products


6747 Whitestone Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21207
Contact: JC Beattie Jr.
Toll Free: (877) 298-5003
Phone: (410) 298-4343
Fax: (410) 298-3579
jc@atiracing.com
www.cw3welder.com

ALLTRANZ Ltd (South Island)


3 Elmdale Lane, Linwood
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
Phone: +64 3 379 2064
info@alltranz.co.nz
www.alltranz.co.nz
ALLTRANZ PTY Ltd
11/3 Joule Place
Tuggerah, NSW Australia
Phone: +61 2 4353 4712
info@alltranz.com.au
www.alltranz.com.au

ATI manufactures a multitude of


high performance parts including
Competition Transmissions,
Treemaster Converters,
Torsional Super Dampers,
Compu-Flow Valve Bodies, Flexplates,
and Adapter Kits as well as
the extremely accurate CW3 Converter
Welding & Overhaul System to build
your own high quality converters.

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ALLTRANZ PTY Melbourne


7/28 Lipton Dr.
Thomastown, VIC Australia
info@alltranz.com.au
www.alltranz.com.au
ATP Automotive
1300 Kirk St.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 967-6790
Fax: (847) 967-8686
order@atpautomotive.com
www.atpautomotive.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

ATR Transmission
Remanufacturing, Inc.
1019 Noel Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090
Toll Free: (866) 738-7267
Phone: (847) 566-4488
Fax: (847) 566-5207
sales@atreman.com
www.atreman.com

ATRA - Automatic Transmission


Rebuilders Association *
2400 Latigo Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Contact: Membership
Toll Free: (866) 738-7267
Phone: (805) 604-2000
Fax: (805) 604-2005

ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders


Association) is dedicated to maintaining the
highest standards in the automatic transmission
repair industry for work quality, customers
service and business success.

ATSG *
18635 SW 107th Ave.
Cutler Bay, FL 33157
Contact: Heidi Papworth
Toll Free: (800) 245-7722
Phone: (305) 670-4161
Fax: (305) 670-4162
www.atsg.biz

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Australian
Transmission Components *
152 Hammond Ave.
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650 AUSTRALIA
Phone: 0011 61 2 6933 6888
Fax: 0011 61 2 6921 3511
sales@austtrans.com
www.austtrans.com

Automatic Choice Ltd.*


Unit 1A, Farrington Fields
Farrington Gurney, Bristol BS 39 6UU
UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: 0044 (0) 1761 452255
Fax: 0044 (0) 1761 453049
info@automaticchoice.com
www.automaticchoice.com

Australian Transmission Components is


the leading supplier of Manual Transmission
Components, Overhaul Kits and New and
Reman Assemblies, to suit passenger,
light commercial and 4WD vehicles.

AutoComp Technologies, Inc.


8515 N. Freeway
Houston, TX 77037
Toll Free: (888) 217-4072
Phone: (281) 447-9800
Fax: (281) 847-3635
orders@autocompdirect.com
www.autocompdirect.com

Automatic Choice Europe BV *


De Schutterij 19
Veenendaal, PJ 3905 NETHERLANDS
Phone: 0031 (0) 318 590591
Fax: 0031 (0) 318-590177
ace@automaticchoice.com
www.automaticchoice.com

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Automatic Choice OOD*


23 Nicklay Haytov Street, Floor 1, Office 4
Sofia, 1172 BULGARIA
Phone: 00359 (0) 2816 4343
Fax: 00359 (0) 2816 4343
stelliana@automaticchoice.com
www.automaticchoice.com

Automatic Choice SL*


C/Moscatel 11, Pol. Ind. Arroyo De La Miel
Benalmadena, 29631 SPAIN
Contact: Antonio or Jose Luis Hernandez
Phone: 0034 (0) 95 2577289
Fax: 0034 (0) 95 2440798
info@automaticchoice.es
www.automaticchoice.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Automatic Transmission Exchange


4120 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Toll Free: (800) 352-8604
Phone: (602) 275-9571
Fax: (602) 275-4738
www.autotransexchange.com
Automotive Commodity Exchange
1200 Old 210 Hwy
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: (816) 883-4802
aceteam@acecorebank.com
www.automoticcommodityexchange.com
Automotive Management Institute (AMI)
8209 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills,TX 76182
Contact: Toni Slaton
Phone: (817) 514-2929
tslaton@amionline.org
www.amionline.org
Automotive Video, Inc. *
6280 Arc Way
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Contact: Katie Hallnan
Toll Free: (800) 718-7246
Fax: (239) 561-9111
khallnan@auto-video.com
www.auto-video.com
Automotive Wholesalers, Inc. (AWI)
2224 W. 94th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431
Contact: Jerry Jurkovski
Toll Free: (800) 231-3011
Phone: (952) 884-2336
Fax: (952) 884-8421
awi@tds.net
http://personalpages.uslink.net/~jurkovsj/

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Web Manager, Graphics Designer and Advertiser

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3400
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Ave SE
SE
Grand
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MI 49548
49548
Phone:
(616)
331-0000
Phone: (616) 331-0000
Fax:
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(616) 452-5624
452-5624

www.Adapt-A-Case.com
www.Adapt-A-Case.com
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BorgWarner, Inc.
Transmission Systems
2437 W. North Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Contact: Tom Hardies
Phone: (708) 547-2868
ts.aftermarketinquiry@borgwarner.com
www.ts.aftermarket.borgwarner.com

Autoshop Solutions, Inc.*


942 Windy Rd.
Apex, NC 27502
Toll Free: (877) 847-7036
Phone: (919) 342-6024
Fax: (919) 342-6261
www.autoshopsolutions.com
Autrans Transmission Parts & Service
Industrieterrein De Stroet 19-21
Lunteren, 6741 PT NETHERLANDS
Phone: +31 (0) 318 484144
info@autrans.nl
www.autrans.nl

Bowler Performance Transmissions


10885 May Chapel Rd.
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Phone: (618) 943-4856
Fax: (618) 943-3690
info@bowlertransmissions.com
www.bowlertransmissions.com
Brand One Synthetics
1210 Midas Cove, Ste. 102
Cordova, TN 38018
Toll Free: (855) 880-5823
Phone: (901) 754-7923
info@brand1lube.com
www.brand1lube.com

B
BAAN Powertrain Corp. *
11715-180 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T5S 2H6 CANADA
Contact: Jordan Schlamp
Toll Free: (877) 633-2780
Phone: (780) 633-2780
Fax: (780) 669-5750
sales@baanpowertrain.com
www.baanpowertrain.com

Buffalo Engine Components, Inc.


1824 Fillmore Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 893-2661
Fax: (716) 893-0790
info@buffaloengine.com
www.buffaloengine.com

BASYS Processing *
15423 W. 100th Ter.
Lenexa, KS 66219
Toll Free: (800) 386-0711
info@basyspro.com
www.basyspro.com

Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.


#1, 18771 96 Ave.
Surrey, BC V4N 3P5 CANADA
Toll Free: (877) 560-0287
Phone: (604) 881-0205
Fax: (604) 881-0206
www.canadawideparts.com
Capital Core Inc.*
3790 East 5th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219
Toll Free: (800) 223-1884
Fax: (614) 464-1885
sales@capitalcoreinc.com
www.cctransmissionparts.com
Capital Core Inc.*
1025 N. Keowee St.
Dayton, OH 45404
Toll Free: (800) 223-1884
Fax: (937) 228-0587
dayton.warehouse@captialcoreinc.com
www.cctransmissionparts.com
Capital Core Inc.*
500 Dargan St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Toll Free: (800) 223-1884
Fax: (412) 246-0608
pittsburgh.warehouse@capitalcoreinc.com
www.cctransmissionparts.com
Capital Core Inc.*
33026 Capitol St.
Livonia, MI 48150
Toll Free: (800) 223-1884
Fax: (734) 793-3680
detroit.warehouse@captialcoreinc.com
www.cctransmissionparts.com

Bishop International Inc.


224 N. Corinth St.
Dallas, TX 75203
Toll Free: (800) 843-5068
Phone: (214) 426-6449
www.bishopengine.com

Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.


16740 111 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5M 2S5 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 665-7671
Phone: (780) 454-5115
Fax: (780) 453-3460
www.canadawideparts.com

Cardconnect*
1000 Continental Dr., Ste. 300
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Toll Free: (877) 828-0720
Phone: (484) 581-2200
Fax: (484) 581-2201
info@cardconnect.com
www.cardconnect.com

BlueReach Automation
2, Meado View, Vicarage Rd.
Lover, Salisbury, Wilshire SP5 2PD
UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: 44 (0) 845 519 4471
info@bluereachautomation.com
www.bluereachautomation.com

Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.


Bay #3, 7337 Pacific Cir.
Mississauga, ON L4T IN2 CANADA
Toll Free: (877) 564-3116
Phone: (905) 564-3116
Fax: (905) 564-3119
www.canadawideparts.com

Cascade Component Parts, Inc.


8933 NE Marx Dr., Ste. A
Portland, OR 97220
Toll Free: (855) 972-2230
Phone: (503) 972-2230
Fax: (503) 972-2240

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UK
0044 1761 452 255
info@automaticchoice.com
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NL
0031 318 590 591
ace@automaticchoice.com

SP
0034 952 577 289
info@automaticchoice.es

BG
00359 (0) 2816 4343
acb@automaticchoice.com
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Central Valve Bodies *


15551 S. Hwy. 66
Claremore, OK 74017
Contact: Donny Lester
Toll Free: (877) 341-0266
Phone: (918) 341-0266
Fax: (866) 826-1847
donny@centralvalvebodies.com
www.centralvalvebodies.com
Certified Transmission, Inc. *
1801 S. 54th St.
Omaha, NE 68106
Toll Free: (800) 544-7520
Phone: (402) 558-2117
Fax: (402) 558-0401
www.certifiedtransmission.com
CHA Industries, Inc.
1720 Wallace Ave., Unit B
St. Charles, IL 60174
Toll Free: (877) 432-7738
Phone: (630) 443-4327
Fax: (866) 806-7738
www.proactivegears.com
Cika Automotive Parts Co.
704-190, 306-28, Jang-dong, Dalseo-gu
Daegu, KOREA
Phone: 82 53 593 8756
Fax: 82 53 593 8753
sales@cikaautomotiveparts.com
www.cikaautomotiveparts.com
Cincinnati Gearing Systems, Inc.
5757 Mariemont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Contact: Kenneth Kiehl
Phone: (513) 527-8600
Fax: (513 527-8635
gearsales@cst-c.com
www.cincinnatigearingsystems.com
CK Performance Products, Inc.
1330 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 4
Holbrook, NY 11716
Phone: (631) 218-1989
Fax: (631) 218-1995
www.ckperformance.com

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Clutch & U-Joint Proven Force *


11071 93rd Ave. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Contact: Lance Northrup
Toll Free: (800) 444-0755
Phone: (763) 425-7474
Fax: (763) 424-4722
Info@provenforce.com
www.provenforce.com
Coan Engineering
2277 E. North St.
Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone: (765) 456-3957
Fax: (765) 456-3960
sales@coanracing.com
www.coanracing.com
Consolidated Transmission Parts, Inc.
20467 Hwy. 49
Saucier, MS 39574
Phone: (228) 539-1559
www.consolidatedtrans.com

Consolidated Vehicle
Converters - CVC *
4991 Hempstead Station Dr.
Kettering, OH 45429
Contact: Tim L. Prugh
Toll Free: (800) 727-4461
Phone: (937) 443-0408
Fax: (937) 443-0418
T-L-P@cvcconverters.com
www.cvcconverters.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Converter Man Limited *


246 Brockport Dr. Unit# 21
Etobicoke, ON M9W 6W2 CANADA
Contact: Peter Cifuentes
Toll Free: (800) 265-8923
Phone: (416) 674-7000
Fax: (416) 674-7020
peter@converterman.com
www.converterman.com
Cottingham
Engineering LTD / Hydra-Test *
Unit 8, Express Way, Kettering
Nothants NN16 8TD UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: 44 (0) 1536 511123
info@hydratest.co.uk
www.hydratest.co.uk
Custom Power Play *
640 S. 5th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: (720) 684-7636
info@custompowerplay.com
www.custompowerplay.com
CVT Pushbelt BV *
Tijvoortsebaan 8 W
5051 HJ Goirle THE NETHERLANDS
Contact: Coen Vanbeek
Phone: +31 13-521 74 48
Fax: +31 13-521 17 63
contact@cvtpushbelt.com
www.cvtpushbelt.com

D
Dartco Transmission
4390 Long Rd.
Columbus, IN 47203
Toll Free: (800) 371-7957
Phone: (812) 378-9599
info@dartcotransmission.com
www.dartcotransmission.com

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Autoshop Solutions
942 Windy Road, Apex, NC 27502
Phone: (888) 847-7036 | Fax: (919) 342-6261
www.autoshopsolutions.com
info@autoshopsolutions.com
facebook.com/autoshopsolutions | @autoshopsocial

Company Profile

Products & Services

Website

Autoshop Solutions is the leading internet marketing


company for the automotive aftermarket industry and is a
proud member of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders
Association (ATRA). We are dedicated to creating
impactful websites and engaging marketing solutions
for independent automotive businesses that specialize
in transmissions and general repair, as well as collision
repair, tires, diesel, air conditioning, performance and
restoration. We take pride in working exclusively within
the automotive aftermarket vertical, and our executive
team has over 30 years of combined experience in the
automotive industry. From design to development,
internet marketing to original content creation and worldclass customer service, all of our work is done in-house at
our corporate office in Apex, N.C.

The People

Danny Sanchez: Chief Executive Officer


Margaret Klemmer: Chief Marketing Officer
Bryan Minihan: Chief Technology Officer
Sarah Adams: Marketing Director
Mike Langston: Creative Manager
Tony Mercury: Sales Manager
Teresa Smith: Operations Manager

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AdWords + Social Media +

=
3

SEO

Marketing
Success

Autoshop Solutions is the industry leader in automotive


website design and development. We offer professionalgrade marketing and create custom, responsive websites
that drive business and increase profits. Our deep industry
knowledge and cutting-edge methodologies in content
creation, graphic design and web development, combined
with Google AdWords, social media and search engine
optimization enable your transmission business to stand
out from online competitors, drive customers to your
shop and boost sales! Whether you want to attract more
customers, build customer loyalty, get found on Google or
target your local market via the mobile web, we provide
solutions tailored to fit your needs.

Whats New
Autoshop Solutions is proud to be the
leader for mobile marketing in the
transmission industry, offering both custom
and template websites that are completely
mobile-responsive! We continue to grow
through improving and expanding our
services, including the Autoshop Autobahn.
The Autobahn is an innovative platform where customers
have 24/7 access to see all
of their marketing metrics in
one, unified reporting tool.
Through the development
of the Autobahn, we offer complete transparency into the
performance of our marketing efforts for each customer.
It provides an interactive platform on both desktop and
mobile devices for customers to upload photos and view
current services, as well as monitor website metrics, phone
calls, web form submissions and more. We are committed
to improving and growing our business so that we can
better serve our customers.

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Dartco Transmission
1145 N. Red Gum St.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Toll Free: (800) 327-6888
Phone: (714) 237-0911
info@dartcotransmission.com
www.dartcotransmission.com

Demandforce, Inc.
22 4th St., 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Toll Free: (800) 246-9853
Fax: (415) 532-2800
info@demandforce.com
www.demandforce.com

Dartco Transmission
3601 N. Graham St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Toll Free: (855) 450-3595
Phone: (704) 376-2611
info@dartcotransmission.com
www.dartcotransmission.com

Derale Performance
3901 Medford St.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Toll Free: (800) 421-6288
Phone: (323) 266-3850
Fax: (323) 263-3948
www.derale.com

Dartco Transmission
5620 B State Hwy 276
Royse City, TX 75189
Toll Free: (866) 355-1786
Phone: (972) 722-7390
info@dartcotransmission.com
www.dartcotransmission.com

DJ Products, Inc.
1009 4th St.
Little Falls, MN 56345
Toll Free: (800) 686-2651
Fax: (320) 632-3553
info@djproducts.com
www.djproducts.com

DCM Tech, Corp. *


4455 Theurer Blvd.
Winona, MN 55987
Contact: Randy Taylor
Toll Free: (800) 533-5339
Phone: (507) 452-4043
Fax: (507) 452-7970
randytaylor@dcm-tech.com
www.dcm-tech.com
Dean Transmission Parts *
21 Ramah Cir.
Agawam, MA 01001
Toll Free: (800) 666-8726
Phone: (413) 789-4340
Fax: (413) 789-4662
deantrans123@cs.com
www.deantransmission.com
Defeo Manufacturing
115 Commerce Dr.
Bookfield, CT 06804
Toll Free: (800) 682-1290
Phone: (203) 775-0254
Fax: (203) 775-0816
info@defeomfg.com
www.defeomfg.com

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Dorman Products *
1019 Harvin Way, Ste. 150
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone: (321) 626-7982
Fax: (800) 992-9389
www.dormanproducts.com
Drew Technologies, Inc.
3915 Research Park Dr., Ste. A10
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 222-5228
Fax: (734) 222-5008
sales@drewtech.com
www.drewtech.com
DTP Transmission Parts
1041 University Blvd.
Jackson, MS 39204
Toll Free: (800) 748-9046
contact@dtptransmissionparts.com
www.dtptransmissionparts.com
Dura-Bond Bearing Company *
3200 Arrowhead Dr.
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 883-8998
Fax: (775) 883-9497
www.dura-bondbearing.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc. *


1800 N. 30th Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Contact: Anthony Falco
Phone: (708) 343-5444
Fax: (708) 344-6160
afalco@dmimail.com
www.dynamicmanufacturinginc.com

E
E&U Hetzel Gmbh *
Big Sand 76698 Ubstadt-Pond
SchlstraBe 25, GERMANY
Phone: 011 49 7251 61820
Fax: 011 49 725618229
info@fzth.de
www.fzth.de
Eagle Precision Products
13800 Progress Pkwy
N. Royalton, OH 44133
Contact: Bruce Reger
Phone: (440) 582-9393
bwr@eagleprecisionproducts.com
www.eagleprecisionproducts.com
EasyPay Finance
1910 Palomar Point Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 444-1916
Fax: (946) 300-8157
www.easypayfinance.com
Educational Seminars Institute (ESi)
4615 E. Industrial St., Ste. 1E
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Contact: Maylan Newton
Toll Free: (866) 526-3039
maylan@esiseminars.com
www.esiseminars.com
Elite Worldwide, Inc.
P.O. Box 9630
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Toll Free: (800) 204-3548
contact@eliteworldwide.com
www.eliteworldwide.com

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Endural LLC
1685 Scenic Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Contact: Sue Williams
Toll Free: (800) 854-0553
Phone: (714) 434-6533
Fax: (714) 434-6528
swilliams@endural.com
www.endural.com

European Transmissions & Parts, Inc.


dba Eurotrans
2430 Oak St. E.
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: (770) 888-1499
Fax: (678) 807-1952
eurotrans@mindspring.com
www.europeantransmissions.com

Equipment Manufacturing
Corporation - EMC
14930 S. Marquardt Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Toll Free: (888) 833-9000
Phone: (562) 623-9394
sales@equipmentmanufacturing.com
www.equipmentmanufacturing.com

EVT Parts *
1155 N. McKinley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Toll Free: (866) 338-7278
Phone: (310) 327-2910
Fax: (310) 327-5649
evtpartswalter@yahoo.com
www.evtparts.com

Eriksson Industries
146 Elm St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Toll Free: (800) 388-4418
Phone: (860) 388-4418
eriksson.indust@snet.net
www.erikssonindustries.com
EXEDY Globalparts Corporation *
8601 S. Haggerty Rd.
Belleville, MI 48111
Contact: Kris Platzke
Toll Free: (800) 346-6091
Phone: (734) 397-3333
Fax: (734) 397-7300
amsales@exedyusa.com
www.exedyusa.com

ETE Reman *
8155 N. 76th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Toll Free: (866) 717-9800
Phone: (414) 586-0777
Fax: (414) 586-0778
www.etereman.com

European Exchange, Inc.


240 Lodi St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Contact: Richard Varjan
Phone: (201) 489-7770
Fax: (201) 487-4707
european@europeanexchange.com
www.europeanexchange.com

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Fatsco Transmission Parts *


P.O. Box 635 / 337 Change Bridge Rd.
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
Toll Free: (800) 524-0485
Phone: (973) 227-2487
Fax: (973) 227-5414
fatsco@optimum.net
www.fatsco.net

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

FB Performance Transmission, Inc.


85 Cleveland Ave.
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Toll Free: (800) 769-1118
Phone: (631) 242-0008
Fax: (631) 243-3054
www.fbperformance.com
FCA US LLC - Mopar
1000 Chrysler Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
www.moparrepairconnection.com
www.chrysler.com
Filtran, LLC
875 Seegers Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 635-6670
Fax: (847) 635-7724
filtran.info@filtranllc.com
www.filtranllc.com
Flo-Dynamics, Inc.
2600 Jeanwood Dr.
Elkhart, IN 46514
Contact: Frank Casale
Toll Free: (800) 303-5874
Phone: (574) 262-3400
Fax: (574) 262-0198
fcasale@norcoind.com
www.flodynamics.com
Florida Torque Converter Corp.*
906 S.E. 9th St.
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Contact: Marcin Pilatowski
Toll Free: (800) 790-0039
Phone: (239) 458-9255
Fax: (239) 458-7510
FTC906@comcast.net
www.floridatorque.com
Ford Motor Company
16800 Executive Plaza Dr.
Dearborn MI, 48126
Toll Free: (800) 392-7946
Fax: (866) 318-6448
pac@ford.com
www.fordparts.com
Fresh Path, LLC*
7811 N. Shepherd Dr., Ste. 208
Houston, TX 77088
Phone: (281) 448-3333
Fax: (281) 448-3334
www.thefreshpath.com

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G-Cor Automotive Corp. *


2148 Refugee Rd.
Columbus, OH 43207
Contact: Jonathan Benner
Toll Free: (877) 888-5160
Phone: (614) 444-5160
Fax: (614) 444-5165
jbenner@g-cor.com
www.g-corautomotive.com

Freudenberg-NOK *
11617 State Rte. 13
Milan, OH 44846
Contact: Patty Richards
Phone: (419) 499-2502
Fax: (419) 499-2804
par@fnst.com
www.transtec.com

Gear Centre - Calgary


7170 Blackfoot Trail S.E.
Calgary, AB T2H 2M1 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 661-1378
Phone: (403) 252-3880
www.gearcentre.com

Gear Centre - Edmonton North


14811-116 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 661-8825
Phone: (780) 452-6933
www.gearcentre.com

Gandrud Parts Center


919 Auto Plaza Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54302
Toll Free: (800) 242-2844
parts@gandrud.com
www.gandrudpartscenter.com
Ganzeboom Transmission Parts
Plantofsweg 45
Almelo, 7601 PH NETHERLANDS
Phone: (31) 546-819510
Fax: (31) 546-526516
info@ganzeboom.net
www.ganzeboom.net
GatorTranz Inc.
5120 36th Ave. S.
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: (813) 242-8726
Fax: (813) 241-9308
cassy@gatortranz.com
www.gatortranz.com
G-Auto Co., Ltd
970-30 Wolchul-Gong, Buk-gu
Gwangju, 500-400 KOREA
Contact: Sarah Kim
Phone: 82-62-974-3007
Fax: 82-62-974-3010
sarah@w-car.com
www.gautoprobe.com

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Gear Centre - Edmonton South


6811-50 St.
Edmonton, AB T6B 3B7 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 661-8807
Phone: (780) 466-4646
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Fort McMurray
215 MacDonald Crescent
Ft. McMurray, AB T9H 4B5 CANADA
Toll Free: (866) 714-3570
Phone: (780) 714-3570
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Grande Prairie
11406-96 Ave.
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 5M4 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 661-8806
Phone: (780) 539-9606
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Lethbridge
3912-14 Ave. N.
Lethbridge, AB T1H 5T5 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 483-8952
Phone: (403) 380-6364
www.gearcentre.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Gear Centre - Medicine Hat


111 Southwest Dr. S.W.
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8 CANADA
Toll Free: (866) 504-0635
Phone: (403) 504-0605
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Mississauga
#3, 7337 Pacfic Cir.
Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 CANADA
Toll Free: (844) 564-8998
Phone: (905) 564-8998
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Moncton
#5, 191 Henri Dunant St.
Moncton, NB E1E 1E4 CANADA
Toll Free: (844) 701-4327
Phone: (506) 855-4327
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Red Deer
#8, 7431 Edgar Industrial Dr.
Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 661-1629
Phone: (403) 340-3330
www.gearcentre.com

GEARS Magazine *
2400 Latigo Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Contact: Rodger Bland
Phone: (805) 604-2000
Fax: (805) 604-2006
rbland@atra.com
www.gearsmagazine.com

GEARS magazine is the premiere technical


and management information source for the
transmission rebuilder and powertrain industry.
Gears magazine is loaded with information on
transmission repair, transfer case repair,
transmission and powertrain diagnosis,
transmission parts manufacturers and
distributors as well as service companies aimed
at helping the transmission repair professional.

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GearSpeed *
8727 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Contact: Marcel DeKerpel
Toll Free: (866) 428-7267
Phone: (909) 941-9020
Fax: (909) 941-9460
marcel@hnatrans.com
www.gearspeedpartsstore.com
Genuine GM Parts*
6200 Grand Pointe Dr.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Toll Free: (866) OE-PARTS
Fax: (810) 606-3250
www.genuinegmparts.com
Get It Hard Parts *
2630 E. Bell Rd., Ste. 4
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: (602) 971-0477
james@getithardparts.com
www.getithardparts.com

GFX , Inc. *
4810 N.W. 74 Ave.
Miami, FL 33166
Contact: Dios Garcia
Phone: (305) 499-9789
Fax: (305) 499-9670
dios@gfxcorp.com
www.gfxcorp.com
Global Drive Train Inc.
601 Sidwell Ct.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: (630) 584-2136
Fax: (630) 797-5930
ronald@globaldrivetraininc.com
www.globaldrivetraininc.com

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Goerend Transmission, Inc.


119 N. Main St. / P.O. Box 188
St. Lucas, IA 52166
Phone: (563) 778-2719
Fax: (563) 778-2363
info@goerend.com
www.goerend.com
Goodson Tools & Supplies
156 Galewski Dr./P.O. Box 847
Winona, MN 55987
Toll Free: (800) 533-8010
Phone: (507) 452-2907
Fax: (866)466-3909
orderdesk@goodson.com
www.goodson.com
Graymills Corporation
2601 S. 25th Ave.
Broadview, IL 60155
Contact: Customer Service
Toll Free: (877) 465-7867
Phone: (773) 248-6825
Fax: (773) 477-8673
sales@graymills.com
www.graymills.com
Great Lakes Tool Specialties
885 106th Ave.
Plainwell, MI 49080
Contact: Ben
Phone: (269) 629-9628
sales@greatlakestools.com
www.greatlakestools.com

G-TEC, Inc. *
609 W. Kathryn St. / P.O. Box 1079
Nixa, MO 65714
Contact: Steve Glassinger
Toll Free: (800) 725-6499
Phone: (417) 725-6400
Fax: (417) 725-3577
sales@g-tec.com
www.g-tec.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

H
H & A Transmissions, Inc. *
8727 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Contact: Barbara Scott
Toll Free: (866) 428-7267
Phone: (909) 941-9020
Fax: (909) 941-9460
barbara@hnatrans.com
www.hnatrans.com
H G M Electronics *
2751 Plaza Del Amo #305
Torrance, CA 90503
Toll Free: (877) 744-3887
Phone: (310) 787-9260
sales@hgmelectronics.com
www.hgmelectronics.com

Hayden Automotive *
1801 Waters Ridge Dr.
Lewisville, TX 75057
Toll Free: (888) 505-4567
Phone: (972) 316-8100
Fax: (972) 316-8211
www.haydenauto.com
HECAT, Inc.
2910 Ridge Ct.
Cumming, GA 30041
Toll Free: (800) 380-9501
Phone: (770) 205-5600
Fax: (770) 205-5633
sales@hecatinc.com
www.hecatinc.com
Hot Flush LLC *
511 Bailey Ave./P.O. Box 324
New Hampton, IA 50659
Toll Free: (800) 852-5713
Phone: (641) 843-7358
admin@hotflusher.com
www.hotflusher.com

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1801 Waters Ridge Drive


Lewisville, TX 75067
Phone: 1-800-433-7508
Fax: 972-316-8213

www.haydenauto.com

ABOUT US
For more than 50 years Hayden Automotive has been the leader in automotive cooling products for transmission,
engine & power steering oil cooling. Since the invention of the transmission cooler by Mr. Perry Hayden in
1961, Hayden has continued to add innovative products to meet the needs of its customers while investing in
continuous improvements and maintaining superior quality standards.
Hayden is part of the Temperature Control Division of Standard Motor Products founded in 1917 which is well
known as a world class manufacturer/distributor throughout the automotive industry.

INNOVATING COOLING PERFORMANCE AT ITS BEST


Haydens new patented internal pressure
by-pass coolers allow the vehicles transmission

to reach optimum operating temperature quickly by


routing the fluid through the by-pass channel of the
cooler until fluid temperature increases. This new
design allows vehicles in colder climates to reach
proper operating temps faster which improves
fuel economy and helps reduce friction of internal
components. Haydens internal pressure bypass design incorporates an integrated valve that
eliminates the need for external valves and additional
plumbing at installation.

FEATURING A PATENTED INTERNAL BY-PASS


Bi-Directional Flow <---->
Plate & Fin design is 33% more efficient than traditional coolers
High efficiency louvered fins and special oil turbulators
100% brazed aluminum construction offers superior strength and reliability

Remote Mounted Cooler Combo Assembly

Optional add-on: 3655


Digital Fan Controller

Part No. 527

Optional add-on fitting kits

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Hayden introduces a remote mounted cooler combo


featuring two high performance cooling components in one
part number (#527). The Hayden eight-inch high power
electric fan with a low profile, four pole motor, is combined
with the 37mm heavy duty cooler. With up to 5 gallons per
minute flow rating and over 20,000 BTUs per hour heat
transfer, this cooler combo can handle big jobs in a small
space.
Customize your cooling needs with cooler combo add-ons
such as the 3655 digital fan controller and cooler adapter
fitting kits.

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Hotatech
15348 East Valley Blvd.
City of Industry, CA 91746
Phone: (626) 401-3888
Fax: (626) 387-5453
sales@hotatech.com
www.hotatech.com

Insta-Clean Inc.
955 Kiowa Ave., #E
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Toll Free: (800) 331-6405
email@instaclean.com
www.instaclean.com

Hydra-Test
Unit 8 Express Park, Garrard Way
Kettering, NN168TD UNITED KINGDOM
Contact: Alan Smith
Phone: 0044 153 65111
Fax: 0044 153 64825
info@hydratest.co.uk
www.hydratest.co.uk

Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp. *


3000 Town Center, Ste. #2820
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248) 355-0666
Fax: (248) 355-9337
DTR-SAT@ilacorp.com
www.ilacorp.com
Identifix
2714 Patton Rd.
Roseville, MN 55113
Toll Free: (800) 459-9649
Phone: (651) 633-8007
Fax: (651) 633-2188
cfuerst@identifix.com
www.identifix.com

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J
J.P. Transmission Recycling
1220 Dowdy Ferry Rd.
Hutchins, TX 75141
Toll Free: (800) 443-8135
Phone: (972) 225-5600
Fax: (972) 225-2538
john@jptransmission.com
www.jptransmission.com

Jasper Engines & Transmissions *


815 Wernsing Rd.
Jasper, IN 47546
Toll Free: (800) 827-7455
Phone: (812) 482-1041
Fax: (812) 634-1820
sales@jasperengines.com
www.jasperengines.com

JDS Worldwide Corp. *


9220 N.W. 12th St.
Miami, FL 33172
Phone: (305) 470-1800
Fax: (305) 470-1982
marketing@jdsworldwide.com
www.jdscorp.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

JP (Automatic Transmissions) LTD *


4 a/b Pear Tree Industrial Estate,
Upper Langford
Bristol, B540 5DJ United Kingdom
Contact: Bruce Palmer
Phone: 44(0) 1934 852772
Fax: 44(0) 1934 852211
info@jpat.co.uk
www.jpat.co.uk

K
K B Cores, Inc.
288 W. South Tec Dr.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Toll Free: (800) 822-2673
Fax: (815) 929-1668
kbsales@kbcores.com
www.kbcores.com
KINERGO
Kauno g, 32
Vilnius, 03202 LITHUANIA
Phone: +370 520-344-88
info@kinergo.eu
www.kinergo.eu
King-O-Matic *
955 Pantera Dr.
Mississauga, ON L4W 2T4 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 268-2368
Phone: (905) 624-1956
Fax: (905) 624-4628
info@transtar1.com
www.kingomatic.com
Kormex Trans Parts
2020 S. Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
Toll Free: (800) 429-5464
Phone: (909) 947-0569
Fax: (909) 930-0086
george@karking.com
www.kormextrans.com

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Kotek America, Inc.


17752 Cowan St.
Irvine, CA 92614
Toll Free: (888) 865-6835
Phone: (949) 863-3126
Fax: (949) 752-7706
sales@kotek.com
www.kotek.com
KRS International USA Corp. *
6304 NW 97 Ave.
Doral, FL 33178
Phone: (305) 513-4494
Fax: (305) 513-4495
info@krsinternational.net
www.krsinternational.net
KUHLE
2656 1/4 N. Rosemead Blvd.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Contact: Peter
Toll Free: (877) 584-5387
Phone: (626) 444-4590
Fax: (626) 579-6578
peter@kuhleus.com
www.kuhleus.com

We proudly sell, direct from the factory, name


brands including AAM, Auburn, Dana, Eaton,
Magna, Motive Gear, and NTN Bearing. We
also carry one of North Americas largest stocks
of hard-to-find AAM, Auburn, Magna, and
Motive Gear parts.

KUKUI
2077 Gateway Pl, Ste. 150
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (877) 695-6008
sales@kukui.com
www.kukui.com

LKQ Automotive Core Services *


1102 West North Carrier Pkwy., Ste. 100
Grand Praire, TX 75050
Toll Free: (800) 865-6740
Fax: (281) 820-3634
lkq@lkqcorp.com
www.lkqcorp.com

L
Level Seven *
4807 Rockside Rd., Ste. 700
Cleveland, OH 44131
Contact: Matt Pagni
Phone: (888) 524-9055 x125
reman@lvlsvn.com
www.remanufacturingsoftware.com

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Libson Twin City Auto


& Truck Parts and Services *
1218 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: Parts Department
Toll Free: (888) 521-3537
Phone: (612) 521-3537
Fax: (612) 521-2151
parts@libsontruck.com
www.libsontruck.com

LS Industries
710 E. 17th St.
Wichita, KS 67214
Toll Free: (800) 835-0218
Phone: (316) 265-7997
Fax: (316) 265-0013
info@lsindustries.com
www.lsindustries.com

LUBEGARD
by International Lubricants, Inc. *
7930 Occidental South
Seattle, WA 98108
Contact: Noriko Anderson
Toll Free: (800) 333-LUBE (5823)
Phone: (206) 762-5343
Fax: (206) 762-7989
noriko@lubegard.com
www.lubegard.com

M
Management Feedback Systems, Inc.
412 W. Broadway, Ste. 211
Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 546-5806
sales@easyworks.com
www.easyworks.com

Long Enterprises
2475 Morse Rd.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
shifthappens@longenterprises.com
www.longenterprises.com

Management Success! *
412 W. Broadway, 3rd Floor
Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 500-9631
Fax: (818) 552-1006
wheresthecash@managementsuccess.com
www.managementsuccess.com

Lory Transmission Parts


2414 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
Toll Free: (800) 966-4621
Phone: (305) 642-4621
Fax: (305) 541-1444
sales@transmissionparts.com
www.transmissionparts.com

Marshall Transmissions
10 Grassland Pl. Kahikatea Dr.
Hamilton 3204 NEW ZEALAND
Toll Free: 0 800 22 8000
Phone: (+) 64 07 847 2799
Fax: (+) 64 07 847 0472
info@marshalltrans.co.nz
www.marshalltrans.co.nz

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Martin's Tranmission Service


5016 W. 116 St.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Contact: Martin Trouillon
Phone: (310) 679-5697
crosby693@aol.com
MATECH BTA, Inc.
1570 St. Charles Blvd.
Drummondville, PQ J2C 4Z5 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 567-0929
Phone: (819) 478-4015
Fax: (819) 474-4907
www.matechbta.com
MATECH BTA, Inc.
4500 Sheppard Ave. E., Unit 37
Scarborough, ON M1S 3R6 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 454-0797
Phone: (416) 321-5002
Fax: (416) 321-5421
www.matechbta.com
Meyer Hydraulics Corporation
512-22 W. Burr Oak St.
Centreville, MI 49032
Toll Free: (800) 253-2076
Phone: (269) 467-6302
Fax: (269) 467-6897
info@meyerhydraulics.com
www.meyerhydraulics.com

Mid States Transmission Parts


(MTSP) *
209 W. 76th St.
Davenport, IA 52806
Contact: Mike Donahue
Toll Free: (800) 325-6772
Phone: (563) 386-7166
Fax: (563) 386-7822
info@mstp.net
www.mstp.net

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Midwest Hard Parts Inc. (MHPI)


4930 Hwy 44
Hamlin, IA 50117
Contact: Jeremy Munch / Eddie Mack Jr.
Phone: (712) 563-2313
Fax: (712) 563-2514
jeremy@mhpi.co
www.mhpi.co

Midwest Transmission Center, Inc.*


40312 County 8 Blvd.
Zumbrota, MN 55992
Contact: Leah Bischof
Toll Free: (888) 824-2012
Phone: (507) 824-2012
Fax: (507) 824-2487
leah@midwesttrans.com
www.midwesttrans.com
Milestone Inventions, Ltd.
4128 17th St. S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 3W6 CANADA
Contact: George Alain
Toll Free: (800) 449-8726
Phone: (403) 234-7547
Fax: (403) 234-7546
george@milestoneinventions.com
www.milestoneinventions.com

Mitchell 1
14145 Danielson St.
Poway, CA 92064
Contact: Customer Support
Toll Free: (888) 724-6742
Phone: (858) 391-5000
Fax: (858) 391-5262
customer.support2@mitchell1.com
www.mitchell1.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Mitchell Transmission Supply, Inc.*


2517 N. Liberty
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Phone: (904) 353-5561
Fax: (904) 350-1168
mtspartssupply@gmail.com
Miyasaki & Co., Inc. Ltd. *
2-2-13 Yaesu City
Tokyo, 104-0028 JAPAN
Phone: 011 81 (3) 3275 2771
Fax: 011 81 (3) 3281-5510
hiroya@miyasaki.co.jp
Motive Gear
1001 W. Exchange Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
Toll Free: (800) 934-2727
Phone: (773) 247-3400
Fax: (773) 579-3788
info@motivegear.com
www.motivegear.com

MTS Midwest Transmission Supply *


8625 I St.
Omaha, NE 68127
Contact: Steve Farnsworth
Toll Free: (800) 731-4510
Phone: (402) 731-4500
Fax: (402) 731-1542
midwesttransmission@gmail.com
www.midwesttransmissionsupply.com
Motor Age Training
2901 28th St., Ste 100
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (949) 933-9418
Fax: (310) 857-7510
www.ubm.com
Moveras, LLC
22 Northwestern Dr.
Salem, NH 03079
Toll Free: (877) 866-8372
customerservice@moveras.com
www.moveras.com

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ONE STOP SUPPLIERS OF


TRANSMISSION PARTS AND FLUIDS

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NATPRO - Seattle *
1095 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA 98188
Contact: Aaron Baggiore
Phone: (206) 862-3270
Fax: (206) 574-6679
www.natpronet.com

Mudlick Mail Company


2487 Cedarcrest Rd, Ste. 612
Acworth, GA 30101
Toll Free: (866) 213-3086
Fax: (678) 290-0190
info@mudlickmail.com
www.mudlickmail.com
Muscle Products Corp. *
752 kilgore Rd.
Jackson Center, PA 16133
Contact: Amy Knauer
Toll Free: (800) 227-7049
Phone: (814) 786-0166
Fax: (814) 786-7321
amy@musclelubricants.com
www.musclelubricants.com
Mustang Advanced Engineering
2300 Pinnacle Pkwy.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Toll Free: (888) 468-7826
Phone: (330) 963-5400
Fax: (330) 425-3310
sales@mustangae.com
www.mustangae.com
MZF-Bayer, Inc
dba Peter Schmid Transmissions
1331 Rollins Rd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Toll Free: (800) 372-8726
Phone: (650) 348-3990
Fax: (650) 348-3019
mzfinc@pacbell.net
www.peterschmid.com

Nationwide Torque Converter (NTC)


4256 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
Phone: (773) 292-9262
Fax: (773) 292-0723
ntctorqueconverter@yahoo.com
www.ntctorqueconverter.com

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NATPRO - Southern Nevada *


3744 Meade Ave., #12
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Contact: Kevin Moran
Phone: (702) 247-4150
Fax: (702) 247-4583
www.natpronet.com

NATPRO - Arizona *
1450 N. 26th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Contact: Shawn VanZile
Phone: (602) 415-9509
Fax: (602) 415-1799
www.natpronet.com
NATPRO - Bay Area *
145 Mason Cir., Unit B
Concord, CA 94520
Contact: Ray Warner
Phone: (925) 798-8504
Fax: (925) 798-0548
www.natpronet.com
NATPRO - Sacramento *
4212 Roseville Rd., Ste. A
North Highlands, CA 95660
Contact: Tim Taylor
Phone: (916) 830-4370
Fax: (916) 481-1900
www.natpronet.com

NAN Torque Converters, Inc.


540 Hwy 36
Belford, NJ 07718
Phone: (732) 495-4100
robert@nanconverters.com
www.nanconverters.com

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National Transmission Products Co.
(Corp. Hdqrtrs & LA Warehouse) *
5151 Heliotrope Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Contact: David Jerome
Phone: (323) 562-2111
Fax: (323) 562-9130
dave@natpronet.com
www.natpronet.com

NATPRO - San Diego *


675 Gateway Center Dr., Ste. #B
San Diego, CA 92102
Contact: Bud Nelson
Phone: (619) 281-6600
Fax: (619) 281-6606
www.natpronet.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

For over 40 years, we have been known as


the company with the best parts. We have
always been the quality company. While other
suppliers have made their own parts or looked
for the cheapest parts, NATPRO has always
brought in the best parts, OEM where they are
available. Quality parts, outstanding customer
service, technical support and respect for our
customers business are the cornerstones of
our company and our values.

Nextep Funding *
P.O. Box 11188
Reno, NV 89510
Phone: (844) 619-1400
info@nextepfunding.com
www.nextepfunding.com
Nogalitos Gear Company
433 New Laredo Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78211
Contact: Dennis Smith
Toll Free: (800) 929-5103
Phone: (210) 923-4571
Fax: (210) 923-8205
eugene@ngparts.com
www.ngparts.com

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Omega Machine & Tool continues to be the


automotive transmission industry leader in bronze
bushing kits, individual bronze bushings, steel
sleeves, and transmission tools.
Our years of bushings research, development,
and design endow us with the technical expertise
to produce high quality bushings used in todays
computer-controlled vehicles.

GM 6T30 BUSHING KIT


PART NUMBER 154500
(10) TEN PIECE KIT
FITS THE FOLLOWING:

CHEVROLET COLBALT, CRUSE,


LOVA, SONIC, ORLANDO
DAEWOO: GENTRA, LACETTI
OPEL: MOKKA

NEWEST PRODUCTS

ZF8HP45/50/70
Transmission Bushing Kits
TR-80SD (VW 0C8)
Transmission Bushing Kit
Toyota U151E
Solenoid Opening Tool

U140E AND U660E CASE REPAIR

6L45E/50E
Transmission Bushing Kit

Single shop or major distributor, those looking for the best


solution to a problem, call Omega Machine first.
OMEGA DOES MORE THAN JUST BUSHINGS:
AW55-50SN Case and
Bell Housing Repair

Transmission Tools
Shaft Retipping

www.omegamachine.com | 916-372-6001

2949 Promenade St | West Sacramento CA., USA 95691

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North American
Powertrain Components *
12836-151 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T5V 1G8 CANADA
Contact: Todd Crane
Toll Free: (866) 456-4498
Phone: (780) 456-4498
Fax: (780) 406-6622
todd@napc.ca
www.napc.ca

Oklahoma Transmission
Supply Inc. (OTS) *
1510 E. 3rd St.
Tulsa, OK 74120
Toll Free: (800) 369-7444
www.otsparts.com

Northeastern Transparts Co., Inc.


5727 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14215
Toll Free: (800) 876-0321
Phone: (716) 646-4500
northeasterntransparts@yahoo.com
www.northeasterntransparts.com

Omega Machine & Tool, Inc. *


2949 Promenade St., #100
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Contact: JP Singh
Toll Free: (800) 601-7722
Phone: (916) 372-6001
Fax: (916) 372-6020
jp@omegamachine.com
www.omegamachine.com

Northland Transmission Inc. *


105 E. Poplar Ave.
Cameron, WI 54822
Contact: Bob Newville
Phone: (715) 458-2617
Fax: (715) 458-2611
natstran@chibardun.net
www.servobore.com
Oetiker, Inc.
6317 Euclid St.
Marlette, MI 48453
Phone: (989) 635-3621
Fax: (989) 635-2157
www.oetiker.com

O
Oklahoma Transmission
Supply Inc. (OTS) *
927 N.W. First St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Toll Free: (800) 288-3668
Fax: (405) 236-1176
www.otsparts.com

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Omegasonics
330 E. Easy St., Ste. A
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Toll Free: (888) 989-5560
omegasonics@omegasonics.com
www.omegasonics.com
Omnique Shop Management Software
4800 Van Gordon St.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Toll Free: (866) 435-2100
Fax: (720) 266-6953
support@omnique.com
www.omnique.com

P
Pacargo *
550 Pine Aire Dr.
Bayshore, NY 11706
Contact: Al Geigenberger
Phone: (631) 231-3900
Fax: (631) 231-3627
ageigen@partsauthority.com
www.partsauthority.com
Parts Un-Ltd.
705 S.W. 10th St., Ste. 109
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Contact: David Studer
Toll Free: (800) 397-7491
Phone: (816) 224-9576
davids@partsun-ltd.com
www.partsun-ltd.com
Parts-Link Worldwide, LLC
8516 Fairway Bend Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Contact: Don Greenleaf
Phone: (239) 454-4335
Fax: (877) 845-4811
sales@partslink-worldwide.com
www.partslink-worldwide.com

Ontario Gear and Spline


7496 Bath Rd.
Mississauga, ON L4T 1L2 CANADA
Contact: Par Surray
Phone: (905) 671-1813
Fax: (905) 671-3260
sales@ontariogearandspline.com
www.ontariogearandspline.com

PDQ Automatic Transmission


Parts, Inc. *
8380 Tiogawoods Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95828
Contact: John G. Hicks, Jr.
Toll Free: (800) 852-3351
Phone: (916) 681-7701
Fax: (916) 681-7716
jhicks@pdqparts.com
www.pdqparts.com

Orlando Core Recyclers, Inc. *


10 South Park Dr.
Perkinston, MS 39573
Toll Free: (844) 675-2673
Phone: (601) 928-5315
admin@orlandocorerecyclers.com
www.orlandocorerecyclers.com

PDQ Automatic Transmission


Parts, Inc. *
1709 Rogers Ave.
San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Robert Del Real
Phone: (408) 899-7474
jhicks@pdqparts.com
www.pdqparts.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

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Division of Nu-Star, Inc. www.PowerPusher.com 800-800-9274

Power Pusher, a division of Nu-Star, Inc.


1425 Stagecoach Road
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: 800.800.9274 or 952.445.8295
http://powerpusher.com

Company Profile
For over 40 years, Power Pusher Company, a division of Nu-Star Inc., has specialized in pedestrian-operated,
battery-powered, motorized tugs that are designed to meet safety and productivity initiatives while driving
down maintenance and labor costs. Power Pushers tugs meet the diverse and challenging needs of
our customers, pushing or pulling wheeled or semi-wheeled loads, mobilizing everything from
cars, trolleys, rail cars and roll cages to airplanes and modular buildings.

The People
John D. Adams
National Sales
Ryan Blesi
Vice President, Material Handling Sales

Products
The Automotive Power Pusher is a battery
powered, heavy duty, multi-use device originally
designed to move immobilized vehicles. It is able
to push or pull almost anything on wheels. The Power
Pushers low maintenance and durability are just two of its
many features. The Power Pusher moves equipment more efficiently
and helps to reduce the risk of injury.
The Power Pusher is the most practical tool a service department or fleet can employ. The Power Pusher is not just an extra
piece of equipment, its a working member of your team. Our customers tell us its an absolute necessity and the Power Pusher
is easily maintained.

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Performance Development
& Manufacturing, Inc. PDM
871 Thornton Pkwy., #165
Thornton, CO 80229
Toll Free: (877) 736-2775
Phone: (303) 288-8120
Fax: (303) 288-8140
sales@pdmusa.com
www.pdmusa.com
Performance Products
& Machining, Inc. PPM *
2115 S. Hellman Ave. #D
Ontario, CA 91761
Phone: (909) 923-3011
Fax: (909) 923-3211
info@performanceproductsmachining.com
www.performanceproductsmachining.com
Peterson Wash & Blast Systems
731 S. Industrial Ct.
Rose Hills, KS 67133
Toll Free: (800) 255-6308
Phone: (316) 634-6699
Fax: (316) 634-6658
www.petersonwashandblast.com
Petron Plus Global, Inc.
P.O. Box 1906 / 208 E. 2nd St.
Hutchinson, KS 67504-1906
Contact: Gary Clark
Toll Free: (800) 884-5823
Phone: (620) 663-1800
Fax: (620) 663-8560
gary.clark@petronplus7.com
www.petronplusglobal.com
PML, Inc.
201 W. Beach Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
Phone: (310) 671-4345
Fax: (310) 671-0858
yourcovers@pmli.com
www.yourcovers.com

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Portland Torque Products, Inc. *


3039 NW Yeon Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Contact: David Neville
Toll Free: (800) 640-0970
Phone: (503) 228-2212
Fax: (503) 228-8581
dave@portlandtorque.com
www.portlandtorque.com
Portland Transmission Warehouse
1016 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Contact: Ross Bradshaw
Toll Free: (800) 444-4556
Phone: (503) 233-4966
Fax: (503) 233-2642
sales@portlandtrans.com
www.portlandtrans.com
Posi Lock Puller, Inc.
805 Sunflower Ave.
Cooperstown, ND 58425
Contact: Tamara Somerville
Toll Free: (800) 533-5761
Phone: (701) 797-2600
Fax: (701) 797-2706
t.somerville@posilock.com
www.posilock.com

Power Pusher
Div. of Nu-Star, Inc.
1425 Stagecoach Rd.
Shakopee, MN 55379
Contact: John Adams
Toll Free: (800) 800-9274
Phone: (952) 445-8295
Fax: (952) 445-0231
jadams@nustarinc.com
www.powerpusher.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Power Train Truck and Auto Parts, Inc.


2100 Arctic Ave., Unit 3
Bohemia, NY 11716
Contact: Kevin Redlein
Toll Free: (866) 589-GEAR
Phone: (631) 589-7020
Fax: (631) 589-7048
kevin@libertygearandaxle.com
www.libertygearandaxle.com
Powertrain Control Solutions, LLC *
10511 Old Ridge Rd.
Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: (804) 227-3023
Fax: (804) 227-3005
sales@ptcs.us
www.powertraincontrolsolutions.com
PPX, Inc.
P.O. Box 644
Hutchinson, KS 67504
Contact: Tanner Engweiler
Phone: (620) 663-8559
Fax: (620) 663-8560
tanner.engweiler@ppxformula7.com
www.ppxformula7.com
Precision European, Inc. *
11594 Coley River Cir.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Contact: Sales
Phone: (714) 241-9657
Fax: (714) 241-9659
sales@peius.com
www.peius.com

Precision International *
14 Todd Ct. Ext.
Yaphank, NY 11980
Contact: John Sollazzo
Toll Free: (800) 872-6649
Phone: (631) 567-2000
Fax: (631) 567-2640
jsollazzo@transmissionkits.com
www.transmissionkits.com

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TM

INTERNATIONAL

HEADQUARTERS:
PO Box 540 | 14 Todd Court Extension, Yaphank, New York 11980
Telephone: 631-567-2000 | Toll-Free: 800-872-6649 | Fax: 631-567-2640

The Problem Solvers.

OUR STAFF
PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER

Dennis Marshall
Frank Miller

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE | Cant figure out an installation


issue? Contact us through our toll-free tech line at 1-800-8726649. Our website, www.transmissionkits.com, is also filled with
technical information to make your job easier.
HISTORY | Precision International is the most experienced kit
manufacturer in the business. Our extensive kit coverage and
inventory always allow us to supply our customers with the latest
products when they need them. Our ISO 9001:2008 certification
assures the quality level of our product. We sell on the distributor level with a full range of kits for any automatic transmission
in the field.
OUR PRODUCT LINE | We are a full line manufacturer of
domestic and foreign gasket and seal kits, overhaul kits, banner
and master kits. We also have a full line of transfer-case kits.

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VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING


John Sollazzo
TECHNICAL ENGINEERING MANAGER
Vin Soviero
SALES STAFF
Jim Cioffi, Ken Emmanuelli
Scott Schneider

CUSTOMER SUPPORT | We pride ourselves on updating


rebuilders through our Precision Pointer series of technical sheets.
These sheets can be found in our overhaul kits.
TECHNICAL TRAINING AND SUPPORT | Precision International offers an ongoing series of informative videos featuring
Certified Master Technician John Parmenter available for viewing
at www.transmissionkits.com. You can watch our resident
transmission expert install kits, make repairs, and work through
common transmission rebuild problems. We also provide a series
of Problem Solvers pertaining to overhaul kits and transmission
updates. Plus, we include Precision Pointers that offer a full range
of technical information in many of our overhaul kits.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? VISIT US AT:
www.transmissionkits.com | sales@transmissionkits.com

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Precision of New Hampton, Inc. *


515 Bailey Ave. / P.O. Box 226
New Hampton, IA 50659
Contact: Milt Frese
Toll Free: (800) 654-1220
Fax: (877) 394-5671
sales@gopnh.com
www.gopnh.com
Precision Torque Converters of
Maryland, LLC.
1953 Benhill Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21226
Phone: (410) 350-0011
Fax: (410) 350-0018
Precision Transmission Group Inc. *
3893 E. Loop 820 S.
Fortworth, TX 76119
Phone: (817) 350-6164
Pro UltraSonics, Inc.
P.O. Box 999
Nebo, NC 28761
Phone: (828) 584-1005
Fax: (828) 584-9005
info@proultrasonics.com
www.proultrasonics.com
Professional Transmission &
Converter Corp. *
9562 River Rd.
Marcy, NY 13403
Contact: Rick Morris
Toll Free: (800) 738-1412
Phone: (315) 738-1412
Fax: (315) 738-1467
rick@professionaltran.com
www.professionaltran.com

ProfitBoost Software, LLC *


1060 S. Main St., Bldg. A - Ste. 2
St. George, UT 84770
Toll Free: (888) 274-3776
Fax: (888) 274-3787
office@profitboost.com
www.profitboost.com

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ProTorque
27-C Industrial Way
Medford, NY 11763
Contact: Joe Rivera
Phone: (631) 218-8700
Fax: (631) 448-8007
sales@protorque.com
www.protorque.com

Q
Quality Gear
16744-111 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5M 2S5 CANADA
Phone: (780) 443-1758
sales@qualitygear.com
www.qualitygear.com
Quality Parts Supply, LTD
15844 S. Interstate Hwy. 35
Bruceville, TX 76630
Contact: Carl London
Toll Free: (800) 527-2914
Phone: (254) 857-9098
Fax: (254) 857-3527
carllondon@qualitypartssupply.com
www.qualitypartssupply.com

R
R.O. Writer Shop Management Software
823 Donald Ross Rd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
Toll Free: (888) 928-9769
sales@rowriter.com
www.rowriter.com
RANDY'S Worldwide Automotive
10411 Airport Rd.
Everett, WA 98204
Toll Free: (800) 292-1031
Phone: (425) 347-1199
Fax: (425) 355-4164
www.ringpinion.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

RatioTek-Transcel Inc.
15902-A Halliburton #272
City of Industry, CA 91745
Contact: Steven Younger
Phone: (626) 968-2754
Fax: (626) 961-8563
syounger@ratiotek.com
www.ratiotek.com
Ray Technology Solutions
40465 Coachwood Cir.
Northville, MI 48168
Phone: (248) 255-2798
admin@raymondtech.cn
www.raymondtech.cn
Raybestos Powertrain *
711 Tech Dr.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Contact: Andy Mayfield
Toll Free: (800) 686-4729
rayptint@raybestospowertrain.com
www.raybestospowertrain.com

Ream Man Valve Bodies


1137 Haco, Ste. 2
Lansing, MI 48912
Contact: Cory Henfling
Toll Free: (877) 337-4681
Phone: (517) 337-4681
Fax: (517) 664-1206
corh@reamman.com
www.reamman.com
Revmax Converters *
4520 Westinghouse Blvd., Ste. B
Charolette, NC 26273
Phone: (704) 247-9781
Fax: (704) 247-9784
RMP Powertrain Solutions, Inc.
9040 Burrough Dover Ln.
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Toll Free: (800) 257-7418
Fax: (800) 584-1364
sales@rmpparts.com
www.powertrainsolutions.com

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Rockland Standard Gear, Inc.


150 Rte. 17 / P.O. Box 13
Sloatsburg, NY 10974
Contact: Mike Weinberg
Toll Free: (800) 227-1523
Phone: (845) 753-2005
Fax: (877) 774-3294
info@rsgear.com
www.rsgear.com
Rostra Precision Controls Inc. *
2519 Dana Dr.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
Contact: Tom Eibel
Phone: (910) 291-2500
Fax: (910) 276-1354
teibel@rostra.com
www.rostratransmission.com

S
Schaeffler Group USA *
5370 Wegman Dr.
Valley City, OH 44280
Toll Free: (800) 274-5001
Fax: (330) 273-3522
customer.service@schaeffler.com
www.schaeffler-aftermarket.us
Scribner Plastics
11455 Hydraulics Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Toll Free: (800) 552-5847
Phone: (916) 638-1515
Fax: (916) 638-2278
info@scribnerplastics.com
www.scribnerplastics.com

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Seal Aftermarket Products *


2315 S.W. 32nd Ave
Pembroke Park, FL 33071
Toll Free: (800) 582-2760
Phone: (954) 364-2400
Fax: (954) 364-2401
technicalsupport@sealsap.com
customerservice@sealsap.com
www.sealsap.com
Shenzhen Meridian Parts Company *
Rm.#2809 West Bldg., Qiu Shi Bldg., Fu
Tian Dist.
Shenzhen, CHINA
Phone: 86 755 883 16157
Fax: 86 755 833 16158
meridiansales@masterclutch.net
www.masterclutch.net
Shreves Engines *
3815 N. 21st St.
St. Louis, MO 63107
Phone: (314) 421-5585
Fax: (314) 421-1436
info@shrevesengines.com
www.shrevesengines.com
Shop-Ware
475 9th St.
San Franscisco, CA 94193
Contact: Matt Ellinwood
Phone: (415) 890-0906
contact_us@shop-ware.com
www.shop-ware.com
Shure Manufacturing Corporation
1901 W. Main St.
Washington, MO 63090
Toll Free: (800) 227-4873
Phone: (636) 390-7100
Fax: (636) 390-7171
sales@shureusa.com
www.shureusa.com
Silver Star Transmission
214 W. Edmond Rd.
Edmond, OK 73003
Toll Free: (800) 369-6601
Phone: (405) 330-9300
Fax: (405) 330-9446
susan.sstrans@gmail.com
www.silverstartransmission.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

SKF *
890 N. State St., Ste. 200
Elgin, IL 60123
Toll Free: (800) 882-0008
Phone: (847) 742-7840
Fax: (224) 535-4891
SKFpartsinfo@skf.com
www.vsm.skf.com

Slauson Transmission Parts *


15407 S. Broadway
Gardena, CA 90248
Contact: Chris Wilson
Toll Free: (800) 421-5580
Phone: (310) 768-2099
Fax: (310) 768-8298
cwilson@slauson.com
www.slauson.com
Smart Blend Synthetics
PHILLIPS 66 Spectrum Corporation*
500 Industrial Park Dr.
Selmer, TN 38375
Contact: Steven Farr
Toll Free: (888) 422-9099
Phone: (281) 453-0067
Fax: (281) 631-0460
Steven.E.Farr@P66.com
www.smartblend.com
Softelectronic *
1014 Lincoln Ct.
Atlanta, GA 30329
Contact: George Pantaleev
Phone: (770) 866-7867
info@softelectronic.com
www.softelectronic.com

Sonnax Industries, Inc.*


1 Automatic Dr./ P.O. Box 440
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Toll Free: (800) 843-2600
Phone: (802) 463-9722
Fax: (802) 463-4059
info@sonnax.com
www.sonnax.com

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STK Transmission Parts Co., LTD *


No. 219 Sandong Ave., Huadu District
Guangzhou, CHINA
Phone: 086-20-2297 6901
Fax: 086-20-2297 6910
info@stkat.com
www.stkat.com

Southeast Worldwide
Manufacturers, LLC.
7575 N.W. 74th Ave.
Miami, FL 33166
Toll Free: (800) 888-5489
Phone: (305) 885-8689
customerservice@seauto.com
www.seauto.com

Sun Coast Converters, Inc. *


631 Anchors St. NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 864-2361
Fax: (123) 456-7899
info@suncoastconverters.com
www.suncoastconverters.com

Southern Gear Company


4369 W. Atlanta Rd.
Smyrna, GA 30080
Contact: Jeff Hughes
Toll Free: (800) 289-7432
Phone: (707) 435-1461
Fax: (707) 438-7207
jrhsgc@aol.com

Sunbelt Valve Body Builders


4819 N. Cortez Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
Toll Free: (888) 644-2391
Phone: (813) 961-5560
Fax: (813) 962-1578
info@sunbeltvalvebodies.com
www.sunbeltvalvebodies.com

Sprinter Transmissions
1211 Upland Dr., Ste. A
Houston, TX 77043
Toll Free: (866) 464-1871
www.sprintertransmission.net
STE
(Standard Transmission Exchange) *
1271 S. Talt Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Toll Free: (800) 883-6188
www.stecouplers.com

Stellar Automotive Group *


4935 Enterprise Pkwy.
Seville, OH 44273
Toll Free: (800) 458-5487
Phone: (330) 769-8484
Fax: (330) 769-8483
info@stellargroupinc.com
www.stellargroupinc.com

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SUNEX Tools
100 Roe Rd.
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Toll Free: (800) 833-7869
Phone: (864) 834-8759
Fax: (864) 834-7954
info@sunextools.com
www.sunextools.com

SuperFlow Dynamometers
& Flowbenches *
4060 Dixon St.
Des Moines, IA 50313
Contact: Chris Mann
Toll Free: (888) 442-5546
Phone: (515) 254-1654
Fax: (515) 254-1656
info@superflow.com
www.SuperFlow.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Superior Transmission Parts, Inc. *


3770 Hartsfield Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Contact: Robert Bob White
Toll Free: (800) 451-3115 x207
Phone: (850) 574-2369 x207
Fax: (850) 575-9097
bob.stp@comcast.net
www.superiortransmission.com

WWW.SUPERIORTRANSMISSION.COM

Sussex Auto Parts, LTD *


Units 40. Station Road Industrial Estate
Hailsham, East Sussex
BN27 2EY ENGLAND
Phone: + 44 (0) 1323 848886
Fax: +44 (0) 1323 843487
info@sussexautos.co.uk
www.sussexautos.com
SystemOne Technologies, Inc.
8305 NW 27th St., Ste. 107
Doral, FL 33122
Toll Free: (800) 711-1414
Phone: (305) 593-8015
Fax: (305) 593-8016
info@systemonetechnologies.com
www.systemonetechnologies.com

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TEMCO
4613 NW 61ST St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73122
Toll Free: (800) 245-1869
Phone: (405) 721-4915
temco@washparts.com
www.washparts.com

T
TCI Automotive *
151 Industrial Dr.
Ashland, MS 38603
Toll Free: (888) 776-9824
Phone: (662) 224-8972
Fax: (662) 224-8255
tech@tciauto.com
www.tciauto.com
TCS Transmission Products *
6217 - 205th St.
Langley, BC V2Y 1N7 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 960-1177
Phone: (604) 533-8675
Fax: (604) 533-7874
www.tcsproducts.com
Teal Automotive, Inc.
450 Industrial Dr.
Dunkirk, IN 47336
Contact: Nate
Toll Free: (800) 722-0215
Phone: (765) 768-7726
Fax: (765) 768-1607
nate@tealautomotiveinc.com
www.tealautomotiveinc.com

TeckPak-Fitzall *
3386 S. Westwood Blvd.
Poplar, Bluff MO 63901
Toll Free: (800) 527-2544
Phone: (573) 785-8238
Fax: (573) 785-3303
customerservice@teckpak-fitzall.com
www.teckpak.com
TEKLYNX Americas
409 E. Silver Spring Dr., Ste. U12
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Toll Free: (888) 629-4444
Phone: (414) 837-4800
Fax: (414) 837-4801
customerservice@teklynx.com
www.teklynx.com

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Tenn-Tex Automotive *
1800 Tenntex Dr.
Cookeville, TN 38506
Contact: Duane Cade
Toll Free: (866) 772-9062
Phone: (931) 372-9062
Fax: (931) 372-2023
duane@tenn-tex.com
www.tenn-tex.com
The Lubrizol Corporation. *
29400 Lakeland Blvd.
Wickliffe. OH 44092
Phone: (440) 943-4200
www.lubrizol.com

The Torque Converter


Rebuilders Association *
Box 2546
Reno, NV 89505
Phone: (775) 815-1867
tcratech@gmail.com
www.tcraonline.com

Toledo Driveline, LLC *


1110 Napoleon St.
Fremont, OH 43420
Contact: Cindy Parks or Nathan Harvey
Toll Free: (888) 604-9811
Phone: (419) 355-1200
Fax: (419) 355-1230
info@toledodriveline.com
www.toledodriveline.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

TPI Converters / Trans-Parts Inc.


8443 Wabash Ave.
Berkley, MO 63134
Toll Free: (800) 874-9643
Phone: (314) 521-5811
sales@tpiconverters.com
www.tpiconverters.com
Trans Parts San Diego
2280 Palm Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
Contact: Pat See
Phone: (619) 424-0057
pat@transpartssd.com
www.transpartssd.com

TRANSBRITE/Allen Woods
& Associates, Inc. *
2515 Clearbrook Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Contact: Jack Daul
Phone: (847) 806-4000
Fax: (847) 806-4010
jack@allenwoods.com
www.transbrite.com
Transfer Case Express, Inc.
1285 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94601
Toll Free: (800) 683-7623
www.transfercases.com
Transfer Case Express, Inc.
500 UCCI Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Toll Free: (800) 683-7623
www.transfercases.com
Transfer Case Express, Inc.
4830 Whirlwind Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78217
Toll Free: (800) 683-7623
www.transfercases.com
TransGo *
2621 Merced Ave.
El Monte, CA 91733
Phone: (626) 443-7451
Fax: (626) 401-2715
www.transgo.com

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TRANSFER CASE EXPRESS, INC.

1-800-MUDROAD
www.TransferCases.com
COMPANY PROFILE
In 1995, Transfer Case Express realized that there was
a need for rebuilt transfer cases. The company was a
garage start-up with the thought in mind of producing
a product better than the original and at an affordable
price. Through hard work, perseverance, research and
development, a lot of word of mouth and customer
referrals, Transfer Case Express has grown to three
facilities. Each location is staffed with employees that
take pride in producing a great product. The company
has built its reputation on a quality product and
excellent customer service.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Transfer Case Express was the first to re-engineer and
bring to market a replacement rear case half for the GM
NP1/NP 8 263/246 transfer cases. This is just one of the
products that TCE has introduced to the industry.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Our employees make our customer service stand out.
For over twenty-five years, we have worked on the
principle of finding great people and treating them
right. The result is a nationwide team that loves their
work, enjoys each other and strives to be your best
source supplier for high-quality transfer cases. All of our
locations have a friendly support team, an experienced
technical team and an exacting quality assurance
team. When you call 1-800-MUD-ROAD, you can be
confident that you will get quick, responsive support
and accurate information to help you order the exact
transfer case for your vehicle.

500 UCCI Way | Spartanburg, SC 29303


1285 Embarcadero | Oakland, CA 94606

1-800-MUDROAD

4830 Whirlwind Dr. | San Antonio, TX 78217


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Transmaxx, LLC *
30305 Solon Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44139
Contact: Tom DeMille
Toll Free: (877) 761-MAXX (6299)
Fax: (440) 528-4320
sales@transmaxx.com
www.transmaxx.com
Transmex Transmission & Parts
6721 Salt Lake Ave.
Bell, CA 90201
Contact: Art or Irvin
Toll Free: (866) 876-7639
Phone: (323) 589-4900
parts@transmexonline.com
www.transmaxonline.com
Transmex Transmission & Parts
625 E. Ventura Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Art or Irvin
Phone: (805) 988-6100
service@transmexonline.com
www.transmexonline.com
Transmission Digest
P.O. Box 2210
Springfield, MO 65801
Contact: Bobby Mace
Toll Free: (800) 274-7890
Phone: (417) 866-3917
Fax: (417) 866-2781
publisher@transmissiondigest.com
www.transmissiondigest.com

Transmission Exchange Co. *


1803 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212
Contact: Spencer Hodes
Toll Free: (800) 776-1191
Phone: (503) 284-0768
Fax: (503) 280-1655
mail@txchange.com
www.txchange.com

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Transmission Parts & Cores Inc. *


1981 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94545
Phone: (510) 783-5222
buddybuffone@gmail.com

Transmission Parts Unlimited, Inc. *


4788 Hwy. 42
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Toll Free: (800) 241-3880
Phone: (404) 366-1455
Fax: (404) 366-6428
www.transpartsunlimited.com
Transmission Parts Unlimited, Inc. *
1125 Cobb Pkwy S.
Marietta, GA 30060
Toll Free: (800) 241-3880
Phone: (404) 366-1455
Fax: (404) 366-6428
www.transpartsunlimited.com
Transmission Rebuilders
Network International (TRNi)
4757 E. Greenway Pkwy., Ste.# 107B-54
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Toll Free: (888) 582-8764
Phone: (602) 404-0299
Fax: (602) 404-7650
bill@trannybuilder.com
www.trannybuilder.com
Transmission Rebuilders
Network Worldwide (TRNW)*
2825 Walnut Ter.
Modesto, CA 95355
Contact: Tod Chretien
Phone: (209) 551-0599
Fax: (209) 551-3992
tod@trnw.net
www.trnw.net

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Transmission Remanufacturing
Company, LLC (TRC) *
710 Washington Ave. N.
Kent, WA 98032
Contact:Jared DeMeerLeer
Toll Free: (800) 336-5525
Phone: (253) 872-8200
Fax: (253) 867-1611
info@trctrans.com
www.trctrans.com

Transmission Specialties *
375 Turner Industrial Way
Aston, PA 19014
Contact: Ken Kelly
Phone: (610) 485-9110
Fax: (610) 485-9356
kenktsi@comcast.net
www.transmission-specialties.com
Trans-Pro Transmissions, Inc.
2555 South Park Ave.
Dothan, AL 36301
Contact: Gary Maddox
Toll Free: (888) 395-8726
Phone: (334) 792-6649
gm419@aol.com
www.transproparts.com

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


7350 Young Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44146
Toll Free: (800) 321-8830
Phone: (440) 232-5100
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
1987 Davis St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Toll Free: (800) 275-2588
Phone: (510) 553-0111

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TRANSSMISSION E XCHANGE CO.


OUR PROFILE
TRANSMISSION EXCHANGE CO. has
been a leader in the transmission and
transmission parts industry since 1952.

OUR CREED
The pursuit of quality - that's what we're
all about and it's a creed we live by every
day. It's part of our soul and spirit and the
driving force behind every transmission
we remanufacture and every part we sell

1803 NE MLKing Blvd


Portland OR 97212
800-776-1191
503-284-0768
transmissionsuperstore.com

OUR PRODUCTS
Automatic, Stick and Transfer Case
remanufactured units, new and used
parts, and kits for domestic and import
cars and trucks.
When you order a genuine product from
TRANSMISSION EXCHANGE CO.
you know you have purchased the
VERY BEST.

40,000 square foot


parts warehouse and
remanufacturing facility

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Transtar Industries, Inc. *


2415 Phoenix Ave. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Toll Free: (800) 275-1229
Phone: (505) 889-0014

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


514 W. Merrill St., Unit B
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Toll Free: (866) 244-2032
Phone: (317) 925-5555

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


6110 Merger Dr.
Holland, OH 43528
Toll Free: (866) 463-2633
Phone: (419) 861-3839

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3015 Industrial Ter.
Austin, TX 78758
Toll Free: (888) 263-1544
Phone: (512) 977-8550

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1651 N. Topping Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120
Toll Free: (800) 741-3676
Phone: (816) 241-3676

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


330 Campus Dr.
Edison, NJ 08837
Toll Free: (800) 254-0369
Phone: (732) 225-0202

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


2425 Irving Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
Toll Free: (800) 274-2631
Phone: (214) 583-9100

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


2915 Prairie St. S.W.
Grandville, MI 49418
Toll Free: (800) 326-3314
Phone: (616) 249-9622

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


451 E. Ross St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Toll Free: (800) 445-6700
Phone: (717) 291-1958

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


12330 E. 46th Ave., #700
Denver, CO 80239
Toll Free: (800) 525-9096
Phone: (303) 307-1999

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3899 Produce Rd., Unit 106
Louisville, KY 40218
Toll Free: (800) 289-1487
Phone: (502) 380-9801

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


4840 Brookside Ct.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Toll Free: (800) 622-6997
Phone: (757) 853-1022

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3202 Harrisburg Blvd.
Houston, TX 77003
Toll Free: (800) 456-7925
Phone: (713) 228-7925

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


4605 World Pkwy. Cir.
Berkley, MO 63134
Toll Free: (800) 446-7171
Phone: (314) 428-0335

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


6550 Hamilton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Toll Free: (800) 999-5590
Phone: (412) 441-7353

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1528-30 River Oaks Rd. W.
New Orleans, LA 70123
Toll Free: (800) 525-2512
Phone: (504) 733-0731

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


2689 Longate Dr.
Memphis, TN 38132
Toll Free: (800) 998-5205
Phone: (901) 345-1266

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


125 Newton Rd., Ste. 400
Plainview, NY 11803
Toll Free: (800) 645-2242
Phone: (516) 249-2270

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


654 East 10 Mile Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
Toll Free: (800) 245-9754
Phone: (248) 398-7877

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


5 Marway Cir. #12
Rochester, NY 14624
Toll Free: (800) 999-5590
Phone: (585) 247-6906

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3655 N. 126th St. #F
Brookfield, WI 53005
Toll Free: (855) 872-6782
Phone: (262) 373-0911

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


7 Raymond Ave., Units 1-2
Salem, NH 03079
Toll Free: (800) 446-9888
Phone: (603) 870-8075

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1339 South Brazos St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
Toll Free: (800) 289-1457
Phone: (210) 704-1000
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
780 W. Belden Ave., Ste. G
Addison, IL 60101
Toll Free: (800) 214-8710
Phone: (630) 628-0770
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
1200 Century Cir. N.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Toll Free: (800) 543-2723
Phone: (513) 671-5160
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
3900 Jackson St. N.E., Ste. 150
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Toll Free: (888) 873-4282
Phone: (763) 781-5888

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Transtar Industries, Inc. *


404 S. Eagle Ln.
Oklahoma City, OK 73128
Toll Free: (877) 878-2739
Phone: (405) 603-3636
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
2622 Texas Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37921
Phone: (865) 525-7364

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3 Polito Dr.
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Toll Free: (800) 688-0026
Phone: (508) 795-7889
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
6405 Ammendale Rd.
Beltsville, MD 20705
Toll Free: (800) 878-4249
Phone: (301) 931-2496

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375 TURNER INDUSTRIAL WAY


ASTON, PA 19014
PHONE (610) 485-9110
FAX (610) 485-9356
www.transmission-specialties.com

With over 30 years of hard work and dedication


to excellence, Transmission Specialties has
become one of the premiere manufacturers of
high performance automatic transmissions,
torque converters and related parts in the U.S.A.

Service is where Transmission Specialties


prevails, when you call to place an order, you will
get a person not an automated phone system to
waste your time. We pride ourselves on same
day shipping. We are a company large
enough to serve you and yet, we are
small enough to know you!

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Some of our innovative products, such as the


XLS-Spragless Torque Converters, Pro-Line
Powerglide Transmissions, 1:80 Unbreakable
Gear Sets, Torque Converter Component Kits and
Transmission Related Parts are all manufactured
in-house. Every product is specified to meet or
exceed the toughest industry standards.

HOME OF THE
WORLDS QUICKEST
CONVERTER

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Transtar Industries, Inc. *


2917 3rd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35233
Toll Free: (800) 322-1026
Phone: (205) 324-0615

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


5755 Goshen Springs Rd., Ste. A
Norcross, GA 30071
Toll Free: (800) 241-8524
Phone: (770) 491-6055

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


434 Perrymont Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Toll Free: (800) 275-2113
Phone: (408) 885-0303

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1316 Atando Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Toll Free: (800) 532-6670
Phone: (704) 377-4270

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1112 N. Marshall
El Cajon, CA 92020
Toll Free: (800) 249-9355
Phone: (619) 596-1444

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


314 N. Crestline St.
Spokane, WA 99202
Toll Free: (800) 876-2292
Phone: (509) 535-9704

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


501 County Rd. 30
Florence, AL 35634
Toll Free: (800) 633-3340
Phone: (256) 767-3141

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


5391 E. Home Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
Toll Free: (800) 275-3961
Phone: (559) 268-3961

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


22435 76th Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032
Toll Free: (866) 254-1198
Phone: (253) 437-2001

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


472 W. McNab Rd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Toll Free: (866) 795-6666
Phone: (954) 917-7500

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


5015 208th St S.W., Unit 6
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Toll Free: (800) 872-8051
Phone: (425) 672-6839

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3139 S. Dodge Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85713
Toll Free: (800) 831-1971
Phone: (520) 622-1220

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


600-3 Suemac Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32254
Toll Free: (800) 633-3340
Phone: (904) 693-1900

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1006 W. Hoover Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
Toll Free: (888) 477-6727
Phone: (714) 937-9370

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


15010 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Toll Free: (800) 231-9000
Phone: (818) 785-2000

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


350 Dixon St.
Lexington, NC 27292
Toll Free: (866) 571-2682
Phone: (336) 956-0444

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


4530 North 43rd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85031
Toll Free: (800) 275-9709
Phone: (623) 848-8459

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


2801 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Toll Free: (866) 900-2277
Phone: (208) 424-7780

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


4290 Seaboard Rd.
Orlando, FL 32808
Toll Free: (800) 274-5226
Phone: (407) 299-4400

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1814 N.E. Argyle St.
Portland, OR 97211
Toll Free: (800) 345-7500
Phone: (503) 235-6672

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3913 Nebraska St.
Newportville, PA 19056
Toll Free: (866) 750-8860
Phone: (215) 788-6780

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1029 North West St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Toll Free: (800) 451-5468
Phone: (919) 834-2581

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


12550 East 4th St.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Toll Free: (800) 275-9736
Phone: (909) 481-8200

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


718 South Edisto Ave.
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 799-6111

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


9220 Palm River Rd., Ste. 104
Tampa, FL 33619
Toll Free: (800) 899-9623
Phone: (813) 879-4131

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


4350 Raley Blvd., Ste. 400
Sacramento, CA 95838
Toll Free: (800) 446-2600
Phone: (916) 927-2794

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3006 Franklin Ave.
Waco, TX 76710
Toll Free: (866) 216-7149
Phone: (254) 759-1729

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3710 Vulcan Dr.
Nashville, TN 37211
Toll Free: (877) 413-1952
Phone: (615) 292-9041

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


3472 West 2100 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Toll Free: (800) 275-0651
Phone: (801) 973-0700

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


5016 Byrd Industrial Dr.
Richmond, VA 23231
Toll Free: (877) 724-4196
Phone: (804) 222-3561

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Buy Online @

800.940.0197

www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes (WIT) was founded in 1999 by Kenny Hester, a 40 plus year veteran in the transmission
parts supply business. WIT is the complete source for all its customers transmission parts needs, whether
it is new, used, or remanufactured. Parts are currently distributed by 29 branch locations throughout the
U.S. With the main remanufacturing and distribution located within 10 minutes of UPS major Air Hub,
Whatever It Takes is able to quickly ship parts worldwide. The majority of the sales staff have been in the business for over 25 years. WIT is
an employee owned, customer driven company, there are no stockholders or investors to report to. As owners, the WIT employees only job
is to provide the customer with the things they need to be the most successful shop possible.

Company Profile

Customer Service is the cornerstone that WIT was founded on, and has helped it become a major competitor
in the transmission parts business. Whatever It Takes prides itself on its excellent customer service and
having the parts you need by maintaining a minimum fill rate of 98.8%. WIT prides itself on taking care of its
customers. Service, Experience, Quality, Product Availability, Timely Credits, a dedicated Customer Service
line are just a few of the reasons why Whatever It Takes has become a major competitor in the transmission parts business. WIT is able to ship
its parts overnight to most of the North and South Eastern U.S. With its strategically placed stores, it is possible for WIT to service about 80%
of the country within 2 days. In addition to using UPS & Fed-Ex to ship its packages Whatever It Takes also offers free Night-Box delivery to
many areas. By making this commitment, WIT helps to increase its customers profit margin. With Night-Box delivery, Builders no longer have
to wait around for UPS or FedEx to arrive; their package is delivered overnight so the parts are waiting on them the next morning.

Customer Service

Whatever It Takes carries top-quality products from manufacturers such as Allomatic, ATEC-Transtool, ATSG,
Autocraft Manufacturing, Borg Warner, CVC Torque Converters, DT Components, Hayden Coolers, Life
Automotive, Lubegard, Powertrain Systems, Precision International, Raybestos, Rostra, LUK Clutch Kits,
Sonnax, SPX Filtran, Stellar Group, Superior, Teckpak-Fitzall, ToledoTrans-Kits, Transgo, Transtec, TriComponents, TTXE, Zoom Technology, OE manufacturers and many others. In addition to new O.E. parts, WIT also carries a full line of
remanufactured and used parts for both Automatic & Standard transmission. WIT remanufactures Standard transmissions & transfer cases
that include an 18 month/ 18,000 mile warranty against parts and workmanship.*

Products

The Research & Development team stays current with the latest transmissions & take photos of every part
in these transmissions in order to provide most complete transmission catalog in the industry. They gather
information on common wear issues with each new transmission, and develop text descriptions for all the
catalogs and WITs website (www.wittrans.com). The R&D team was responsible for creating WITs Catalog
CD with point and click technology, The Award winning & most up-to-date Vehicle to Automatic Transmission Guide in the Industry, & now the
most up to date Vehicle to Manual Transmission Guide in the industry!

Research & Development

Management

ALCOFL-

Birmingham
Florence
Denver
Orlando
Ft Lauderdale
Tampa

GAILINKY-

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Atlanta
Chicago
Evansville
Indianapolis
Louisville

Kenny Hester, President..................................... 800-940-0197 ext.1150


Rodney Peters, VP of Sales & Marketing.......... 800-633-3134 ext. 2134
Kelly Hammock, VP of Branch Operations....... 800-940-0197 ext.3911
Kent Houserman, VP of Finance........................ 800-940-0197 ext.1130
Customer Service................................................ 800-940-0197 ext.8560

mdmiMNMOMS-

beltsville
grand rapids
Minneapolis
St. Louis
Jackson

Locations

NC-

Charlotte
Raleigh

OH-

Cincinnati
cleveland
Dayton

OKPATN-

Tulsa
TXScranton
Knoxville
Nashville VA-

Dallas
Ft. Worth
houston
Richmond

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Transtar Industries, Inc. *


145 W. Juanita, Ste. 4
Mesa, AZ 85210
Toll Free: (866) 263-2226
Phone: (480) 649-1560

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


5518 MacCorkle Ave., S.W.
South Charleston, WV 25309
Toll Free: (800) 332-8905
Phone: (304) 766-2255

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1611 N. Market
Shreveport, LA 71107
Toll Free: (866) 618-5050
Phone: (318) 425-1243

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


725 Rivera St.
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 782-0901

Transtar Industries, Inc. *


1713 Milam St.
Texarkana, TX 75501
Toll Free: (800) 527-8782
Phone: (903) 792-1354
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
4523 W. 65th St.
Little Rock, AR 72209
Toll Free: (877) 562-7891
Phone: (501) 562-7891
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
3810 Lake St.
Macon, GA 31204
Toll Free: (877) 405-9397
Phone: (478) 746-4433
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
3316 Refugee Rd.
Columbus, OH 43232
Toll Free: (800) 846-1430
Phone: (614) 237-2322
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
3514 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48503
Toll Free: (800) 637-4515
Phone: (810) 234-3417
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
2504 Weaver St.
Haltom City, TX 76117
Toll Free: (800) 880-1145
Phone: (817) 838-6793
Transtar Industries, Inc. *
9900-D N. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL 32534
Toll Free: (800) 383-9014
Phone: (850) 969-9800

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TransMart *
Av. Lomas Verdes, #1C-30
Bayamn, PR 00956
Toll Free: (787) 778-5577
TransMart *
Carr #1, KM30 Bo Bairoa
Caguas, PR 00725
Toll Free: (787) 286-0171
TransMart *
Mndez Vigo 203 Oeste
Mayagez, PR 00681
Toll Free: (787) 831-0777
TransTeam Employment USA

7457 Alhambra Ct.


Spring Hill, FL 34606
Contact: Art Little
Toll Free: (888) 859-0994
www.transteam.com

TransTec
a brand of Freudenberg-NOK *

11617 State Rte. 13


Milan, OH 44846
Contact: Patty Richards
Phone: (419) 499-2502
Fax: (419) 499-2804
par@fnst.com
www.transtec.com
Trans-Tool, LLC

110 Connelly St.


San Antonio, TX 78203
Contact: Shannon
Toll Free: (800) 531-5978
Phone: (210) 225-6745
Fax: (210) 225-2114
shannon@trans-tool.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Tri Component Products Corp. *


973 Brook Ave.
Bronx, NY 10451
Toll Free: (800) 366-3874
Phone: (718) 402-2400
Fax: (718) 402-2151
sales@tricomponent.com
www.tricomponent.com
Tribco, Inc.
18901 Cranwood Pkwy.
Cleveland, OH 44128
Contact: Nick Bade
Phone: (216) 486-2000
Fax: (216) 486-2099
info@tribco.com
www.tribco.com

U
U.S. Jack Company
1125 Industrial Ct.
Benton Harbor, MI 49085
Contact: Bob Conrad
Toll Free: (800) 535-2257
Phone: (269) 925-7777
Fax: (269) 925-6656
sales@usjack.com
www.usjack.com
United Gasket Corp.
1633 S. 55th Ave.
Cicero, IL 60586
Contact: David
Phone: (708) 656-3700
Fax: (708) 656-6292
davidm@unitedgasket.com
www.unitedgasket.com

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PRODUCTS YOU CAN TRUST.


QUALITY. RELIABLE. EFFICIENT.
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety
technology. The company, which acquired TRW Automotive in 2015, is now one of the top
three automotive suppliers worldwide.
ZF Services ensures that ZF systems expertise is carried forward consistently into the aftermarket. With integrated solutions and the entire ZF product portfolio, the business unit guarantees
performance and efficiency. With its global service network and portfolio tailored to customer
requirements, ZF Services has also become a popular partner in the non-automotive sector.
ZF and your transmission. Genuine ZF transmissions, across industries, are completely remanufactured under strict quality control conditions to ensure like new operation. Every part is
designed to exact factory specifications and tolerances - because even the slightest discrepancy
can cause major complications in todays highly-integrated systems. ZF supplies all the needs
for your transmission whether it be a fully remanufactured transmission, transmission kit or oil.

Find out whats new at www.zf.com/us


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VTP Transmission Parts


1005 E. 46th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Contact: Danny Apice
Toll Free: (800) 798-8268
Phone: (718) 940-9411
Fax: (718) 841-7348
sales@vtptransparts.com
www.vtptransparts.com

Valve Body Pro *


464 Perrymont Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Contact: Bob Sanghera
Toll Free: (877) 611-7767
Phone: (408) 287-4500
Fax: (408) 297-2434
bob@valvebodypros.com
www.valvebodypros.com

Van Norman,
a Division of Kwik-Way Products Inc.
2525 18th St. SW, Ste. D
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Toll Free: (800) 553-5953
Phone: (319) 377-9421
Fax: (319) 377-9101
sales@kwik-way.com
www.van-norman.com

Wade Transmission & Gear Co.


2222 Sylvan Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
Toll Free: (800) 228-6704
Phone: (214) 747-4868
Fax: (214) 745-8947
wadetransmission@sbcglobal.net
www.wadetransmission.com

Vehicle Service Equipment (VSE)


2910 17th Ter.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 484-4444
Fax: (954) 484-8844
info@vsequip.com
www.vsequip.com

Warehouse Transmission
& Automotive Repair
2239 Southwest Rd.
Sanford, FL 32771
Contact: Geraldine Chadwick
Toll Free: (800) 578-8726
Phone: (407) 321-2055
Fax: (407) 321-2433
geraldine@consolidatedtrans.com
www.warehousetransmission.com

VTP South Transmission Parts


7025 Camdon Ave.
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Contact: Dan Mobilia
Toll Free: (800) 873-9770
Phone: (856) 488-4451
Fax: (856) 488-6125
tech@vtpsouth.com
www.vtpsouth.com

Weller Auto Parts


2525 Chicago Dr. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
Contact: David Olin
Toll Free: (800) 822-2375
Phone: (616) 538-5000
Fax: (616) 538-4159
dolin@partsbyweller.com
www.partsbyweller.com

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Wesco Automotive, LLC - America


6301 NW 99 Ave.
Miami, FL 33178
Phone: (305) 677-9211
Fax: (787) 785-7623
info@wescotrans.com
www.wescotrans.com
Wesco Automotive, LLC - P.R.
N24 Ave. Lomas Verdes
Bayamon, PR 00956
Phone: (787) 780-6643
info@wescotrans.com
www.wescotrans.com
West Coast Standards, Inc. *
2989 10th St.
Riverside, CA 92507
Toll Free: (866) 571-4327
Phone: (951) 520-1085
Fax: (951) 520-9251
info@westcoaststandards.com
www.westcoaststandards.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - KY *
P.O. Box 547
Hillview, KY 40129
Phone: (502) 955-6035
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - AL *
4180 Rushton St.
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 383-9181
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - AL *
3825 4th Terrace N.
Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone: (205) 595-2303
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - CO *
5142 E. 39th St.
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: (303) 320-3045
www.wittrans.com

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Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - FL *
4771 Distribution Dr.
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 247-9200
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MD *
6700 Distribution Dr.
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone (301) 937-3912
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - OH *
8515 Freeway Dr., Unit A
Macedonia, OH 44056
Phone: (330) 908-1862
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - FL *
4110 Mercy Industrial Ct.
Orlando, FL 32808
Phone: (407) 522-4417
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MI *
3765 Broadmoor Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: (616) 957-3694
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - OH *
1001 Webster St.
Dayton, OH 45404
Phone: (937) 262-7452
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MN *
3765 Dunlap St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55112
Phone: (651) 484-5080
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - OK *
10877 E. 11th St.
Tulsa, OK 74128
Phone: (918) 437-6444
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MO *
1525 Page Industrial Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: (314) 733-0003
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - PA *
220 Clark Rd.
Duryea, PA 18642
Phone: (570) 655-4200
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Twkes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MS *
618 S. Gallatin St.
Jackson, MS 39204
Phone: (601) 355-0650
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - TN *
1212 Gallatin Rd.
Nashville, TN 37115
Phone: (615) 870-0903
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - IN *
509 North 9th Ave.
Evansville, IN 47712
Toll Free: (800) 423-4199
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - NC *
1238 Amble Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: (704) 716-7272
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - TN *
501 Ambrose St.
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: (865) 687-4990
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - IN *
1508 S. Keystone Ave. #A
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Phone: (317)-471-8790
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - NC *
6316 J. Richard Dr., Ste. B
Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone: (919) 786-2537
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - TX *
9210 King Arthur Dr.
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: (214) 631-1950
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - KY *
4282 E. Blue Lick Rd.
Louisville, KY 40229
Phone: (502) 955-6035
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - OH *
9814 Prince-Glendale Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Phone: (513) 942-1300
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - TX *
6504 Midway, Ste. 130
Haltom City, TX 76117
Phone: (817) 222-9122
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - FL *
450 W. McNab Rd., Ste. 2
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33309
Phone: (954) 941-0671
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - GA *
1700 McCoba Dr., Ste. B
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: (770) 433-8317
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - IL *
2464 Wisconsin Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 963-1739
www.wittrans.com

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Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - VA *
5393 Glen Alden Dr.
Richmond, VA 23231
Phone: (804) 226-7815
www.wittrans.com

Wuxi Lintex Auto Parts Co., Ltd. *


8 Jinma Rd, New District,
Wuxi, Jiangsu, CHINA
Contact: Tommy Liu
Phone: 0086-510-88888866
Fax: 0086-510-88587877
tommy@benhhy.com
www.lintexcn.com

Z
Zamco Tools USA
8603 S. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78221
Toll Free: (877) 826-7497
Fax: (210) 924-1036
www.zamcotoolsusa.com
Whatever It Takes has Electronic Catalogs
available for download on their website:
www.wittrans.com.
Contact your local Whatever It Takes sales
representative for a printed catalog version.

ZF Services, LLC *
777 Hickory Hill Dr.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Contact: Tony Wallerich
Toll Free: (800) 321-0784
Phone: (847) 478-6868
Fax: (847) 478-6843
zfaftermarketmarketing@zf.com
www.zf.com/us

WWW.WITTRANS.COM

Winona Van Norman


710 E. 17th St.
Witchita, KS 67214
Contact: Roger Carvalho
Toll Free: (800) 533-8008
Phone: (316) 219-3500
Fax: (316) 219-3510
info@winonavannorman.com
www.winonavannorman.com

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GEARS Magazine has taken numerous


precautions in the preparation of
this directory in order to ensure its
accuracy, but assumes no liability for
errors or omissions. Publication of
directory information or advertising
does not imply recommendation, or
any form of endorsement by GEARS
Magazine or ATRA.
For more information on the 2017
Buyer's Guide, or to have your
company contact information added
to our online version of the 2017
Buyer's Guide, please contact GEARS
Magazine at (805) 604-2000 or email
us at rbland@atra.com.
The 2017 Buyer's Guide is posted on
the GEARS website. Listings include
convenient links to take you directly
to the companys website where
youll find even more information.
Visit GEARS Magazine online at
www.gearsmagazine.com

Zina Autoparts Co., Ltd.


Rongnan Industrial Zone, Yuqi Town
Wuxi City, Jiangsu 214183 CHINA
Contact: XiBao Zhang
Phone: +86 18661059888
zina@zina-autoparts.com
www.zina-autoparts.com
Zumbrota Bearing and Gear Inc.
622 West 1st St.
Zumbrota, MN 55992
Toll Free: (800) 658-2537
Phone: (507) 732-7994
Fax: (507) 732-5432
www.zbag.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

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A&A Transmission Offers
Wide 2nd Gear Band
for Chryslers

Chrysler quit manufacturing the


727 rigid band in the 70s and, after
more than 35 years, the supply ran out.
But 10 years ago, the folks at A&A
Transmission resurrected the band and
made it even better: A&As band is 10%
wider than the original, and itll work
in all 727/518/618/48RE applications.
Its available in many combinations of
materials and grooving.
And now, A&A has added Kevlar
and Raybestos Pro-Lining material to
the bands. For specific details or part
numbers, check A&As catalog, or visit
them on line at aandatrans.com.

OTC Announces Latest


Bravo 2.8 Encore
Software Update

OTC has released a new update to


its Encore software, which includes
expanded diagnostic capabilities and
even more vehicle coverage. The latest
release, Bravo 2.8, features major
software updates to help technicians fix
faster.
Important highlights of the software
release include special tests to assist
with diagnosing various issues for many
Domestic, Asian and European models.
The update offers an enhanced user
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GEARS does not endorse new products but makes this new information available
to readers. If you have a new product, please email the press release information
with applicable digital photo or drawing to apena@atra.com or send by mail to
GEARS, 2400 Latigo Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030.

experience and an improved interface,


which provides more information on
header bars and the diagnostic trouble
codes (DTC) scan screen.
Technicians also now have the
ability to turn live data on or off during
special tests with the software update.
In total, the release increases coverage
for 192 new systems and 1433 new
vehicle-ECU combinations.
Additional Encore software
enhancements include:
Expanded Ford Passive Anti-Theft
System (PATS) key programming
Zero-point calibration tests for
numerous Nissan models
Automated EVAP tests for numerous
Toyota models
Expanded coverage for ZF steering
systems tests for numerous Audi,
BMW and Mini models
Improved power balance test for
Ford models, featuring an extended
run time and the ability to run backto-back tests
Automatic boot-up in Live Mode
Visit www.OTCTools.com for more
information.

Goerend Releases New


E4OD and 4R100 Pan

Goerend Transmission Inc. has


released their new E4OD and 4R100
Ford transmission pan. The special pan
design has efficient draining capability,
due to the patent-pending sloped-floor
design, yet has a flat bottom on the
outside to be more user friendly, which
results in near 100% drainage.
The pan has a tapped hole for easy
installation of a temperature sender and
also features a convenient magnetic
drain plug with a copper sealing
ring to grab any possible worn gear
material, keeping the fluid at its best

and creating a leak proof seal, and is


designed not to strip.
The pan is constructed of
lightweight cast aluminum for efficient
heat dissipation and durability,
and holds about 4.5 quarts more
transmission fluid than a stock pan,
offering more fluid capacity without
overdoing it.
Dave Goerend, owner of Goerend
Transmission Inc., is well known in
the diesel world and has been in the
transmission business since 1978.
For more, visit www.goerend.com.

Sonnax Smart-Tech 68RFE


Overdrive Clutch
Housing Kit

Dodge trucks pulling heavy loads


or boosted to 400-600HP are at high
risk for transmission overdrive failure
due to insufficient clutch capacity and
fragile OE clutches and thats a
comeback you dont want in your shop.
Keep hardworking Dodge trucks
on the road with Smart-Tech overdrive
clutch housing kit 72960-06K. This
top-of-the-line upgrade overcomes the
leading causes of overdrive burnup
with rock-solid reliability:
Get 20% more clutch capacity
2X thicker clutches increase clutch
pack steel mass by 28% for unrivaled
heat dissipation
Bolt-on anchor plate eliminates
clutch pack flexing and distortion
that contributes to heat build-up
16% more OD apply area for firmer,
more controlled shifts
Combine with Sonnax line pressure
booster kit RFE-LB1 for even higher
levels of performance
Learn more at www.sonnax.com.
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Cottman Launches Six


New Auto Care Videos

Cottman Transmission and Total


Auto Care is releasing six new auto
care tip videos that address a slew of
common problems and best practices.
Cottman has endeared itself in the
communities it serves for the honesty
and integrity that defines every
customer experience and its local
outreach programs, and is committed to
educating its customers before, during,
and after their visit to Cottman.
The new videos include these
topics:
Check Engine Light
Scheduled Maintenance
Tuneups
Fuel System Servicing
Electrical System Checks
Tire Maintenance
Our customers are savvy car
owners who are always looking for
ways to avoid trouble on the road, and
these videos give us the opportunity to
share our expertise with them so they
can travel safely, said Derik Beck,
vice president of digital marketing
for Cottman Transmission and Total
Auto Care. Its a busy time of year,
and we know our customers want to
make sure they can check car issues
off their list. Were here to help people
take the guesswork out of common car
problems.
The video series has earned several
prestigious honors: Earlier this year,
the series won the 2016 International
Advertising Competition Best Other
Online Video.
It also received the Platinum
Award in the 2016 Summit Marketing
Effectiveness Awards (MEA)
competition in the Education Marketing
Category.
To view The Cottman Man
Educational Video Series, visit www.
cottman.com/videos/. For more about
Cottman Transmission and Total Auto
Care, visit www.cottman.com.
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New Impactool Combo


Kits and PowerSocket
from Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand IQV20 Combo Kit

Ingersoll Rand PowerSocket Expansion Line

On the heels of introducing the


most powerful 3/8 Impactool
device on the market, Ingersoll Rand
is launching new combo kits for the
IQV20 series to deliver all-in-one
variety that shops need to get the job
done right, the first time. The combo
kits include multiple tools in one kit, a
20-volt battery platform, and more.
Ingersoll Rand has also expanded
the popular line of PowerSockets to
accommodate more standard bolt and
lug nut variations. New sizes include
18mm, 22mm, 24mm, , 7/8, and
15/16 to accompany the existing line.
Just last week, Ingersoll Rand
also released a series of informational
videos to help mechanics and
technicians understand the variables
in torque testing. The Truth in Torque
videos bust common myths about
torque and talk facts about how its
measured and reported.
Look for the video series on line at
truthintorque.com.

Autologic Enters
Licensing Agreement
with Volvo

Autologic Diagnostics,the provider


of the worlds first and only fully
integrated, cloud-connected, vehicle
diagnostic support solution, announced
that has entered into a licensing
agreement withVolvo Car Corporation.
Under the agreement, Autologic
will have direct access to Volvo
diagnostic data and technical

information, enabling the provision of a


comprehensive repair and maintenance
on models from 2000 to current year
to date, through Autologics Assist
cloud-based, fully integrated diagnostic
solution.
The licensing agreement, which
covers the United Kingdom, North
America, Canada, and the European
Economic Area (EEA), will provide
customers within these territories
the benefit of receiving guaranteed
genuine Volvo data, ensuring improved
aftermarket continuity of safe, accurate,
and effective repair.
Autologic Assists suite of
capabilities uses state-of-art
technology to combine a superior
diagnostic(AssistPlus) devicewith
real-time access to its awardwinningFault 2 Fix Team of dealertrained master technicians,providing
vehicle diagnostic support.
Autologic Assist simultaneously
integrates expert knowledge and
service, innovative software, and a
multi-faceted, touch screen device,
helping ensure vehicle issues are
diagnosed correctly the first time.
For
more
information,
v i s i t w w w. a u t o l o g i c . c o m o r
follow the Company on Twitter@
autologicassistandLinkedIn.

New Kits from TransTec

ZF9HP48 9-Speed Transmission

TransTec has just introduced new


kits for three transmissions:
8L90
ZF9HP48
AS69RC
The 8L90 is a rear wheel drive,
8-speed transmission that fits a variety
of GM vehicles built since 2014.
TransTec kit 2703 comes without
pistons; kit 2704 includes the pistons.
The ZF9HP43 is a 9-speed transaxle
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found in Honda, Acura, Chrysler, Jeep,


and Land Rover vehicles built since
2011. TransTec kit 2705 services these
transmissions.
The AS69RC is a rear wheel drive,
6-speed transmission used in 2013-up
Dodge trucks. TransTec kit DP2706
comes without pistions; DP2707
includes pistons.
All of these kits are available for
immediate delivery.
For more, visit TransTec on line at
www.TransTec.com.

Media a public relations firm


serving corporations, professionals
and celebrities will establish
additional offices in conjunction with
current Marx Group locations around
the country and will also serve as the
Detroit office for the Marx Group.
For more information, phone (415)
453-0844,or visitmarxgrp.com.

Champion Racing Oil


Announces 2017
ELITE RACER Program

Marx Group Names


Frank Buscemi
President/CEO

Marx Group,
a full-service
research, strategy
and marketing
communications
agency for the
automotive
aftermarket,
announced today
the appointment of Frank Buscemi as
president/CEO and creative director,
effective Dec. 1, 2016.
In conjunction with the move, the
agency has formed an alliance with
Near Perfect Media in Birmingham,
Michigan, to establish a full-scale
Detroit-area office. Tom Marx, who
founded Marx Group in 1984, will
remain as chairman and chief strategy
officer.
Devin Hart, currently co-CEO of
Marx Group, will become a member
of the Marx Group board of directors,
while continuing to be managing
partner of Hart Marx Advisors,
focusing on mergers and acquisitions
in the industry. Marx will remain
as a partner of Hart Marx Advisors.
Marx Group and Hart Marx Advisors
will maintain its headquarters and
production facilities in San Rafael,
California.
This move sets the stage for the
next phase of Marx Group, said
Marx. Frank brings a unique level
of knowledge, leadership and global
experience in our industry and gives
us the opportunity to continue the
momentum we have established
during the past 32 years and grow the
company for many years to come.
Through the alliance, Near Perfect
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Offering one of the most


comprehensive racing programs in
the motorsports industry, Champion
Racing Oil has announced the details
for their 2017 ELITE RACER Program,
providing support for participants in
almost every recognized sanctioned
racing event in North America and
Canada.
Karl Dedolph, director of racing
and performance Products for
Champion Oil, announced today,
The Champion 2017 ELITE RACER
Program in conjunction with Lane
Automotive is an all-encompassing
marketing program designed to link
our racing and performance lubricants
directly to regional and national racers
for most sanctioned racing events in
North America, including the National
Hot Rod Association (NHRA), All
Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC),
American Sprint Car Series (ASCS),
World of Outlaws (WoO), and the
United States Auto Club (USAC).
There are many other popular
series such as MOWA, UMP, USCS,
IRA, MLRA, MARA, NDHRA,
USMTS, IMCA, ASCS, Artic Cat
All Star Circuit of Champions, Luca
Oil Late Model Series, Central PA,
NHRDA, and MARS, added Dedolph.
Champions new 2017 ELITE
RACER Program supports race teams
from dirt track to pavement, circle track

to drag racing, tractor pull to diesel


motorsports, with special pricing,
sponsor decals, product support, and
technical advice. Innovation and
technical know-how are at the heart of
Champions Racing and Performance
Division.
For more information regarding
the 2017 Champion ELITE RACER
Program, visit the convenient on-line
registration form at https://form.
jotform.com/60314582661150.

Autologic Diagnostics
Announces Winner in
Great Prize Giveaway

Autologic
Diagnostics,
a
worldwide provider of the first and
only cloud-based, vehicle-connected
aftermarket automotive diagnostic
solution, announced the winner of
its Assist solution in the Great Prize
Giveaway 2016. The award was
sponsored byVehicleServicePros.
com, the official web site for industry
trade publications, Professional
Tool & Equipment NewsandFleet
Maintenancemagazines.
VehicleServicePros.com, in
partnership with various vendors that
supply the vehicle service market with
the latest products, sponsors the annual
Great Prize Giveaway contest, which
offers industry participants the chance
to win a range of prizes valued at $579
or more.
The winner of an Autologic
Assist solution, valued at $15,040,
isCoastland Automotive Services, with
locations in Naples and Bonita Springs,
FL. On Monday, December 19, 2016,
Coastlands President Matt Walker,
was presented with the fully integrated,
cloud-based Autologic Assist solution
by both Allan Heller, national sales
manager and Edwin Centeno, sales
representative for Southern Florida, of
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Autologic. The presentation took place
at the shops Bonita Springs location.
Visitwww.autologic.com for
more information or follow them on
Twitter@autologicassistandLinkedIn.

Rostra Introduces
Brian Sandlin;
New Sales Representative

Rostra is pleased to introduce Brian


Sandlin as its new powertrain sales representative for the new year.
Brian is a 2012 graduate of Western
Carolina University with a degree in
criminology and criminal justice.After
completing the police academy
program, Brian had a change of heart
and decided to delay joining a law
enforcement agency full time.Hes
been managing sales and customer
service for the last couple years; hes
a car guy and he fits right in with the
Rostra organization.
Brian is a life-long North Carolina
guy (UNC fan) currently living in the
Aberdeen/Southern Pines area.
Brian will be working from
Rostras Laurinburg facility and will
be responsible for their two-step
warehouse distribution customers,
as well as several specialty product
accounts.
Yo u
can
contact
Brian
atBSandlin@rostra.comor call him
directly at (910) 291-2575.Hell be
contacting Rostra customers over the
next couple of weeks to introduce
himself.
Visit Rostra at www.Rostra.com for
more information.

Sears Sells Craftsman to


Stanley Black & Decker

For years, the first name that


technicians thought of when it came
to tools was Craftsman. They were
built strong and came with a lifetime
warranty. Any problems and you
just took them back to Sears for a
replacement, no questions asked.
But that history was left in question
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on January 5th when Sears announced


that it had sold the Craftsman name
to Stanley Black & Decker for $900
million to help raise cash to remain in
business.
According to one report, Sears will
continue to sell Craftsman products for
15 years without restriction. After that,
Sears will have to pay a 3% royalty to
Stanley Black & Decker.
How will the change in ownership
affect the lifetime warranty thats been
a hallmark of the Craftsman name? Its
already taken something of a hit, as
many stores started limiting the number
of returns you could make per day.
A new version of the warranty
took effect in 2014, which seems to
have lost a little of its luster. The new
warranty says that the tool must be
returned to the store from which it
was purchased. The new policy also
lets stores decide how to accept the
return, which may mean being subject
to a limitation on the number of items
allowed per exchange.
On the other hand, Tim Perra,
Stanley Black & Deckers VP of
communication, has been quoted as
saying, It is too early to speculate
on the specifics, but we would expect
[the warranty] to continue and we are
always committed to doing the right
thing to support the brand and our
end-users.
We can only hope that the brand
weve come to respect continues to live
up to the name Craftsman.

120 PSI). An added benefit is the


pressure controls move to the front of
the bonder for easier access.
The update is available with any
new TCRS bonder and as a retrofit
for existing 8 and 10 bonders in the
field.
The second update is a new
faceplate design for their torque
converter welder and balancer, that
includes slots for the Ford 8-bolt
pattern.
All new machines now include
this style of faceplate and it can be
retrofitted to machines matching the
current production units. The plates are
also available for use on lathes during
the cut-open phase of the rebuild.
For more information contact
SuperFlow at 888-442-5546 or visit
www.SuperFlow.com.

New Ring Installer and


Resizer Set from
Adapt-A-Case

TCRS Announces Two New


Machine Updates

SuperFlow has announced


two new updates to their Torque
Converter Rebuilding Systems (TCRS)
equipment:
The first update is a low pressure
bonding option for their TCRS
Torque Converter Piston Bonder. It
was designed to allow lower apply
pressures for small clutches, such as
those found in some Hondas, as too
much pressure can actually prevent the
friction material and glue from creating
a proper bond.
The option adds a second pressure
range to the TCRS bonder to reduce
the apply pressure to as little as 25
PSI, while retaining use of the normal
operating range of the machine (70

Adapt-A-Case has just released


their latest "Ring Installer and Resizer
Set". This set (part #T-47768SAC)
works on the solid Teflon rings in a
6L80 and 6L90 for the input shaft.
Available now through your favorite
transmission parts supplier.
For more information call (616)
331-0000 or vist www.adaptacase.com/

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GEARS Shopper advertising costs $325.00 for a one time insertion ad, (2 1/4 X 3) 2.25 X 3. Larger ads can be placed
elsewhere in the magazine and are charged at comparable rates. Check or money order must accompany all orders.
For information on Shopper advertising in GEARS, contact GEARS, 2400 Latigo Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030, or call
(805) 604-2000.

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