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FOR THE TRANSMISSION REBUILDING INDUSTRY

AUGUST 2010
TM
The RE5R05A: A Deeper Look
The Aisin Warner 6-Speed
to San Antonio
Quattro and 4Motion:
Volkswagen
Groups Answer to All-Wheel Drive
ATRA's
Powertrain
Expo,
San Antonio
Convention
Center
September 9-12,
San Antonio, TX
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6.
3.
JF010E Main
Valve Body
JF010E Middle
Valve Body
Automatic Drive Bellows Falls, VT 05101-0440 USA 800-843-2600 802-463-9722 F: 802-463-4059 www.sonnax.com
2010 Sonnax Industries, Inc.
PROBLEM SOLUTION Tool Required Part Number

Chatter/Noise on acceleration

1. Solenoid Regulator Valve Kit 113741-01K

Loss of ratio change
Chain slippage & pulley fracture

2. Oversized Secondary Pulley Control Valve Kit

F-113741-TL17

113741-17K
*

RPM surge/chatter on acceleration
& VB-FIX
113741-19K
*
Jerking on coastdown/harsh engagement

3. Lockup Control Sleeve & Plunger Valve Kit 113741-11K

High engine RPM due to no lockup

Chatter on acceleration

4. Oversized Primary Pressure Regulator

F-113741-TL9

113741-09K

High/Low line pressure

Valve Kit

& VB-FIX
Chain slippage & pulley fracture

5. Oversized Secondary Regulator Valve Kit

F-113741-TL13

113741-13K
*

RPM surge/chatter on acceleration

& VB-FIX
113741-15K
*

Engine stalls on engagement

6. Oversized TCC Limit & Lube Valve Kit

F-113741-TL4

113741-04K

Loss of lockup

& VB-FIX
Slippage

7. Pump Flow Control Valve Repair Kit

F-113741-TL7C

113741-07K


Delayed engagement into forward & reverse

& VB-FIX
9 Sonnax Kits for Jatco/Nissan CVT
*
Part numbers 113741-17K & -15K are for JF010E only & part numbers 113741-19K & -13K are for JF011E only.

Part number 113741-07K fits the JF010E pump only.


JF010E Pump
7.
JF011E
Valve Body
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SPECIAL INTEREST & TECHNICAL
6 Fun with transmissions: the aisin warner 6-speed
to san antonio by Bill Brayton
10 Keep those trannys rolling: Quattro and 4motion:
Volkswagen groups answer to all-wheel Drive
by Pete Huscher
16 the re5r05a: a Deeper look by Mike Souza
20 its time to shift gears; the magna powertrain
transfer Case by Steve Garrett
22 a Closer look at Vws 09g by Dave Skora
28 Day one: safety training
by State Compensation Insurance Fund
30 DoCtor DoCtor: understanding the Dodge Family
of CVt units by Randall Schroeder
32 what's worKing: now we have the proof! by Dennis Madden
36 street smart: u660e: Diagnosing the toyota 6-speed
by Mike Brown
42 transtar industries inc. announces winners of
their Best ink promotion
44 atras powertrain eXpo 2010,
San Antonio Convention Center September 9-12, San Antonio, TX
48 memBership matters: atra's local search
Bringing real performance by Dennis Madden
51 atra news: ATRA Groups Now Interactive Online

DEPARTMENTS
2 From the presiDent: expo 2010;
san antonio, texas by Jim Rodd
4 From the teChniCal DireCtor:
the Cream of the Crop
by Lance Wiggins
53 powertrain industry news
57 shoppers and Classified
64 list of advertisers
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Quattro and 4Motion
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FOR THE TRANSMISSION REBUILDING INDUSTRY
The Aisin Warner 6-Speed
Page 6
The RE5R05A: A Deeper Look
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EARS
AUGUST 2010
PHONE (805) 604-2000 FAX (805) 604-2006
A. The Alamo
B. Arneson River Theater (P)
P. The Aztec on the RiverTM
C. Blue Star Arts Complex (P)
D. Buckhorn Saloon & Museum +
E. Casa Navarro State
Historical Park
F. Childrens Museum +
G. HemisFair Park
I Shops & Deli
I Childrens Playground
H. Institute of Texan Cultures +
I. Instituto Cultural Mexicano +
J. King William Historic District (P)
K. La Villita +
L. Market Square/El Mercado +
C. Missions Historic Park
M. Museums +
N. Navarro House
O. San Fernando Cathedral (P)
Q. Southwest School of Art
and Craft +
R. Spanish Governors Palace
S. Steves Homestead
T. St. Paul Square (P)
U. The Texas Adventure +
V. Tower of the Americas +
W. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
S1. Dicks Merchandise Shop
S2. Food Court
S3. Rivercenter Mall +
S4. South Bank +
S6. Alamo Harley-Davidson Boutique
SV1. Alamo Visitors Center
SV1. Alamo Plaza Spa
SV2. Amtrak Station +
SV4. Bexar County Courthouse +
SV5. Bus Station
SV6. Chamber of Commerce +
SV7. City Hall +
SV8. Convention Center +
SV9. Little Church of La Villita
SV10. Main Library +
SV11. Mexican Consulate
SV12. Paseo del Rio Association
SV13. Post Office +
SV14. RiverWalk Street Car Station
SV15. Southern Pacific/Amtrak
SV16. Universidad Nacional
Autonoma de Mexico
SV17. USO Information Center +
SV18. Villita Assembly Hall +
SV19. Visitor Information Center
1. Acenar
2. Biga on the Banks
3. Boudros*
4. Cafe Ole!*
6. Casa Rio +
26. Citrus Restauant
8. County Line Bar-B-Q +*
5. Coyote Ugly +
9. Dicks Last Resort*
10. Durty Nellys Irish Pub*
18. Esquire Tavern
8. Hard Rock Cafe +
7. Hooters +*
11. Hyatt Regency River Walk +
10. Ibiza Mediterranean Patio
Restaurant & Bar +*
9. Joes Crab Shack*
12. La Margarita +
13. Landrys Seafood House
14. Las Canarias
25. Little Rhein / Fig Tree
4. Lone Star Cafe +
28. Mad Dogs
16. Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery +
4. Michelinos Italian Restaurant
5. Original Mexican
17. Paesanos
9. Polly Esthers Dance Club
23. Pico de Gallo +
19. Rio Rio Cantina
20. Schilos Delicatessen +
10. Texs River Walk Sports Bar
21. The Republic of Texas
27. Waxys Pub
15. Zuni Grill
E1. Howl at the Moon
E2. Hyatt Regency
E3. Lila Cockrell Theater +
E4. Majestic Theatre +
E5. Municipal Auditorium +
E6. Rivercenter Comedy Club +
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ATRA's Powertrain Expo, so much to do!
San Antonio Convention Center
September 9-12, San Antonio, TX , pg 44,
http://members.atra.com
2 GEARS August 2010
I
ts time once again to make your
arrangements to attend this years
ATRA Powertrain Expo. I really
believe that this will be one of the
best ever! Itll certainly be the biggest,
because everythings bigger in Texas
or so Ive heard.
The host hotel sits right on the
San Antonio Downtown River Walk; a
quiet, shady walk along a scenic water-
way. And theres a lot to do and see
along the River Walk. The Alamo, the
number one tourist attraction in Texas,
is only a block away from the hotel. Its
well worth the visit, if only so youll
have something to remember.
If its nightlife youre interested
in, no other place can match the attrac-
tions found along the River Walk. Night
clubs, restaurants, shops, and more
all line the Walk, with something for
everyone.
If you have a taste for fine din-
ing, Ruth Christ Steak House is just a
couple blocks away; or, for a real thrill,
head over to the steak house at the top
of the Tower of The Americas. This
750-foot-tall tower features a revolving
restaurant and an observation deck at
the top.
Also along the River Walk youll
find a Hooters, a Hard Rock Caf, and
a Tony Romas ribs, seafood and
steaks. And for those of you who just
like to party, theres Coyote Ugly, Joes
Crab Shack, Mad Dogs, and Dicks
Last Resort.
For your stay weve made special
arrangements with the San Antonio
Marriott River Center, an elegant hotel
located right on the River Walk. Weve
negotiated a
special room
rate of just $149 per night
for Expo attendees. Call
1-800-266-9432 to make
reservations and give the
code ATRA.
Like the previ-
ous Expos, well tee
off on Thursday with
the 7
th
Annual Red
Girdey Memorial Golf
Tournament. Friday evening is the ever-
popular Transtar Reception; a treat for
the senses and an opportunity to visit
with friends you havent seen since
last year.
On Saturday evening, plan on
attending the Discover San Antonio
group tour. This will be very much like
the tour we took during the Washington,
DC Expo back in 1997. We took a bus
tour of DC from the host hotel to the
magnificent and historic Union Station,
and then had dinner in a lovely Italian
restaurant right there in the station.
This year were heading out to
the Rio Cibolo Ranch for a Texas-
style BBQ dinner and an evening of
entertainment, including line dancing
and hay rides. Now this is Texas, so
dress accordingly; make sure youre
decked out in your best Western ware:
Wranglers, Tony Lama boots, cowboy
hats, and extra-large belt buckles. If
you have a problem finding a belt
buckle large enough, you can always
strap on a hub cap!
Theres one issue Id like to touch
on: This year, Expo coincides with
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
The Board of Directors wasnt aware
of this conflict when we agreed to book
San Antonio. It was never our inten-
tion to disregard or insult anyone. The
last time we had this conflict was in
the early nineties, so its certainly not
a common occurrence, and its some-
thing well do our best to avoid in the
future. This was the only date avail-
able in San Antonio where we could
have the Marriott and the San Antonio
Convention Center.
In 2008, my high school class had
its reunion in San Antonio at the River
Walk. Everyone had a terrific time and
said theyd look forward to returning in
the future. Its an inexpensive venue,
and truly a wondrous place to visit. I
look forward to seeing you there!
by Jim Rodd,
ATRA Board President
members.atra.com
www.atra.com
FROM THE PREsidEnT
Expo 2010;
San Antonio, Texas
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Stator
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Input Clutch Hub
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Underdrive Clutch
232 571
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220 884 331
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2nd / 4th Retainer
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4th Clutch
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2nd Clutch
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4 GEARS August 2010
A
s a football coach, I often find
myself repeating a familiar
saying: the cream always rises
to the top. In other words, the best
players will always outshine the more
average players. I consider this a valid
commentary when discussing transmis-
sion technicians and the automotive
industry. Transmission techs are the
cream of the crop the best of the
best and thats the way its always
been.
As long as I can remember, trans-
mission repair has been a specialty,
a job that most technicians wouldnt
touch with a ten-foot pole. Not that
they didnt want to; they were just plain
afraid of those magic boxes between
the engine and the differential.
For the rest of the repair industry,
that part of the car was a question mark;
a blank area that just plain worked or it
didnt. They had no idea of why or how.
Yet you made the decision to dive head-
first into transmission repair. Thats
what makes you the cream of the crop.
I realized long ago that I needed
to be in the automotive industry. I was
five years old, beating on a Tonka
Truck, and as I was wielding the ham-
mer, it smacked me on the head. I dont
think it knocked sense into me, but it
did give me a sense of things to come.
At seventeen I graduated high
school and went to work for Ford. I
started working on transmissions at
nineteen and finished every class Ford
had to offer by the time I was twenty
eight.
There was something that struck
me early in my career besides the
hammer: For a person to learn some-
thing, he needs three things:
1. Kinesthetic (touch and feel)
2. Audio (sounds)
3. Visual (sight)
I was good at the kinesthetic parts
of the job. I was good at the audio
parts, too: Tell me what to do and Ill
do it. But visual had me at a loss. I was
never a very good reader; in fact, when
it came to reading, if I didnt have to
do it, I wouldnt. And in most cases, I
could figure out what I needed to know
from the picture, or by touching the part
enough times to understand it.
All of that changed when I turned
nineteen. I received a wake-up call
and a challenge: Thats when Ford
introduced its new warranty policies.
Suddenly there were categories that
you had to be trained for or you dont
get paid! The categories were:
Electrical
Electronics
Driveability
Engine
Transmission
Brakes/Front End
It took me over nine years, and
about 4200 miles of combined travel,
to finish every class. I did it because
I have the same drive that you have:
the drive to be the best of the best, the
cream of the crop.
I dont think Id have done it on
my own. But I was being pushed I
was challenged. And I rose to that chal-
lenge. Now, some twenty two years
later, were being challenged again.
Were all aware of the new tech-
nologies that are out there today. And
there are a lot more coming down the
pike, soon to find their way into your
shop. This is the time to get a leg up and
prepare for those technologies, before
they start coming after you with a big
hammer.
This is your chance to maintain
that advantage over the other shops, by
signing up for training at the only pro-
gram in the world thats tailored exclu-
sively for you: ATRAs Powertrain
Expo.
This year weve signed with some
of the leading industry trainers to bring
you the understanding and know-how
to handle the transmissions that are
already knocking at your door.
Make your plans for San Antonio,
Texas, September 9
th
through 12
th
.
Come and gain that valuable insight
thatll catapult you to the top of our
industry and keep you there. Theres
no doubt in my mind that youre the
best of the best: nows the time for you
to rise to the top!
I look forward to seeing you there,
reconnecting with you, jockeying sto-
ries back and forth, and catching up
with some old friends. And if you cant
make it, I understand, but do me a
favor: Promise yourself to continue to
face the challenge to be the cream of
the crop the best of the best! Its what
were all about.
by Lance Wiggins
members.atra.com
www.atra.com
FROM THE TEcHnical DiREcTOR
The Cream
of the Crop
get a leg up
and prepare
for those
technologies,
before they
start coming
after you with a
big hammer.
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6 GEARS August 2010
B
ack in 1969, Borg-Warner
formed a joint venture with
Aisin Seiki to form Aisin
Warner. We first got a taste of these
transmissions when we started working
on the early Toyotas.
Fast forward to today: Were
working on lighter, more efficient
transmissions than ever before. Aisin
Warner (AW) produces a 6-speed, front
wheel drive in two basic versions: the
TF-80SC and the TF-60SN.
Now some may ask why the guy
who always talks about Ford transmis-
sions is bringing this foreign unit to his
seminar.
The answer is simple: The
TF-80SC comes in the 2006-and-up
Ford Fusion, and the Mercury Milan
and Montego. The Fusion was named
Car of the Year for 2010 by Motor
Fun with transmissions
The Aisin
Warner 6-Speed
to San Antonio
by Bill Brayton
members.atra.com
www.atra.com
Were working
on lighter, more
efficient trans-
missions than
ever before.
Aisin Warner
(AW) produces
a 6-speed, front
wheel drive...
Figure 1B: Early VW body with Pressure Switches.
Figure 1A: Later style valve body without switches
SPEAKER
8 GEARS August 2010
Trend magazine, so we know this is one
popular automobile.
Besides the Ford model, the
TF-80SC is also used in the Volvo
S60R and the 90 series. Another varia-
tion, the TF-60SN, known as the 09G,
is used by Volkswagen and Audi.
As with any new unit, we go
through the experiences of finding out
exactly where the weak points of the
unit are.
In San Antonio, well discuss one
of the major weak points: the valve
body (figures 1A and 1B). Well look at
where the weak points are and what can
be done about them.
Did you know that the early VW
valve body with the pressure switches
will interchange directly with the later
non-pressure switch valve body? This
may come in handy in a pinch.
The hard parts from the AWF-21
and the 09G arent interchangeable,
so well look at some major hard part
differences and their typical failures
(figures 2A and 2B).
Scanning a Ford product is pretty
straightforward. Most of us already
have that capability. But what about
reprogramming? What about the VW
scan tool? Well explore different
options and different scenarios that
involve these scan tools.
Come to San Antonio for a great
learning experience, and take that
knowledge back to your shop, where
you can use it to have more fun with
transmissions!
Figure 2A: AWF-21B Pump Assembly
Figure 2B: 09G Pump Assembly
Scanning a Ford
product is pretty
straightforward.
Most of us
already have
that capability.
But what about
reprogramming?
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10 GEARS August 2010
by Pete Huscher
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Keep Those Trannys rolling
Quattro and 4Motion:
Volkswagen Groups Answer
to All-Wheel Drive
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The Volkswagen
Group has been
developing
four-wheel drive
vehicles since
before the second
World War, where
they developed
the Kubelwagen,
Schwimmwagen,
Kommandeurwa-
gen (all 4x4 ve-
hicles), and even
a four wheel drive
Volkswagen Beetle.
I
n this issue of Keep Those
Trannys Rolling, were going to
look at the AWD systems offered
by the Volkswagen Group.
One of the most commonly known
AWD systems from Europe is from the
Volkswagen Group, which manufac-
tures Audi and Volkswagen vehicles.
The AWD system used by Audi is
known as the Quattro system and the
AWD system used by Volkswagen is
known as the 4motion system.
The Volkswagen Group has been
developing four-wheel drive vehicles
since before the second World War,
where they developed the Kubelwagen,
Schwimmwagen, Kommandeurwagen
(all 4x4 vehicles), and even a four
wheel drive Volkswagen Beetle.
The Volkswagen Iltis, which was
designed in the 1970s for the German
military, used an early form of four
wheel drive that would later become
known as Volkswagens Quattro sys-
tem.
The Volkswagen Group uses two
different types of AWD systems: the
longitudinal system and the transverse
system, depending upon engine and
transmission orientation.
Longitudinal Systems
The early Quattro systems, starting
with the 1978 Audi 80, were permanent,
four wheel drive systems, equipped
with a manually lockable, open center
differential (more commonly known as
a transfer case or power take-off unit),
a manually lockable, open rear differ-
ential, and a non-locking, open front
differential. These were known as first
generation systems.
In late 1987, Audi replaced the
manually-locking, open center differ-
ential with a Torsen Type 2 (short for
torque sensing) center differential (fig-
ure 1). The Torsen carrier assembly
works basically the same as a limited
slip differential: It distributes the torque
difference between the output shaft
with the least amount of traction avail-
able and the output shaft with the most
traction available.
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Figure 1: Quattros Torsen Centre Differential
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The Torsen coupler supports a stat-
ic torque ratio split of 50% to the front
axle and 50% to the rear axle, and is
capable of a torque ratio split of 33% to
the front axle and 67% to the rear axle
under aggressive driving conditions.
These were permanent four wheel
drive systems, equipped with a Torsen
center differential, a manually lock-
able, open rear differential, and a non-
locking, open front differential. This all
wheel drive system is controlled by the
ABS and is known as a second genera-
tion Quattro system.
In 1990, Audi replaced the locking
rear differential with a Torsen type rear
differential. A planetary set was added
to the Torsen center differential for all
V8 Audi Quattros with automatic trans-
missions. Audi Quattros with manual
transmissions came equipped with a
Torsen center differential and a Torsen-
type rear differential. Both models con-
tinued to use the open front differential.
This version of the Quattro system was
referred to as third generation.
In 1995, Audi replaced the manu-
ally locking, open differentials with a
newly designed Electronic Differential
Lock (EDL) open differential system.
The EDL system detects wheel slip
by monitoring the ABS wheel speed
sensors, and then gradually applies the
brakes to the slipping wheel, allowing
torque to be transferred to the opposite
wheel.
This forth generation system con-
tinued to use the Torsen T2 center
differential. This system was also intro-
duced on the 1995 Volkswagen Passat,
where it was initially referred to as the
syncro system. It was finally renamed
the 4Motion system. Volkswagen con-
tinues to use the 4Motion name for its
all wheel drive systems. This system is
referred to as the fourth generation of
the Quattro system.
Beginning in 1996, Audi replaced
the Torsen T2 center differential with a
new design Torsen T3 center differen-
tial. The Torsen T3 center differential
combines a planetary set with a Torsen
differential. Unlike the Torsen T2 car-
rier, the Torsen T3 carrier torque split is
closer to 40% to the front axle and 60%
to the rear axle. With 60% of the torque
being sent to the rear axle, the Torsen
T3 system provides a rear wheel drive
type feel.
The Torsen T3 system continues
to use an open rear differential with
Electronic Differential Lock, and an
open front differential also equipped
with the EDL system. The Torsen T3
system is referred to as the fifth genera-
tion of the Quattro system.
Audis sixth generation Quattro
system is known as the Quattro Torque
Vectoring System (figure 2). The torque
vectoring system was built by ZF
Manufacturing under the name Vector
Drive, and is being offered on the Audi
A4, A5, A6, Q7, and Q5.
The Quattro Vectoring System still
uses the Torsen T3 carrier in the center
differential. The open rear differential
with the EDL system has been replaced
with an electronically controlled Active
Sport Differential. This new system
continues to use an open front differ-
ential equipped with the EDL system.
Transverse Systems
The Volkswagen Group considered
adding an all wheel drive system to
their A-platform cars back in 1974. But
Figure 2: Quattros Torque Vectoring System
12 GEARS August 2010
Quattro and 4Motion Continued
it didnt seem to materialize until the
second generation of A-platform cars in
the mid-1980s.
The A-platform cars had a trans-
versely mounted engine and transmis-
sion with a power take-off unit (PTU)
mounted to the side of the transmission.
The purpose of the PTU was to deliver
driving torque to the front and rear
axles. The rear drive axle was equipped
with a viscous coupler to minimize
driveline windup or binding.
This viscous coupler type all-wheel
drive system was found on the Golf,
Jetta, Vanagon, Passat, and Eurovan.
The viscous coupler system was only
used on Volkswagens; never on any
Audi vehicles. This early system was
known as the syncro system.
The Haldex System
In 1998, Volkswagen replaced the
viscous coupler system with the Haldex
Traction LSC system, which uses an
electronically controlled, hydraulic,
limited-slip coupler in place of the vis-
cous coupler (figure 3).
The Haldex Traction LSC system
was an option on the Audi A3, S3, and
TT models under the Quattro name. It
Haldex AWD
systems are
currently being
used by several
automotive manu-
facturers such as
the Volkswagen
Group, Volvo,
Saab, Land Rover,
Bugatti, General
Motors, and Ford
Motor Co.
was also available in the Volkswagen
Golf, Golf R35, Jetta, Sharon, Passat,
and Transporter T5 models under the
4Motion name.
Haldex AWD systems are current-
ly being used by several automotive
manufacturers such as the Volkswagen
Group, Volvo, Saab, Land Rover,
Bugatti, General Motors, and Ford
Motor Co.
The Haldex Traction LSC sys-
tem is controlled by the Haldex ECU
(figures 4 and 5). The Haldex ECU
uses information from the ABS control
module to control the AWD system.
This system attempts to engage the rear
drive axle when it detects front wheel
slip.
The Haldex ECU engages and dis-
engages the Haldex clutch as needed to
allow the ABS system to operate prop-
erly, and to prevent driveline binding
during tight turns. The mechanical front
and rear open differentials were replaced
with front and rear, electronically con-
trolled, open differentials (EDL).
This system uses the ABS and sta-
bility ride system to control the AWD
system by applying the brakes to slow
the wheel with the least amount of trac-
tion.
Figure 3: Haldex LSC System Components
14 GEARS August 2010
Figure 4: Haldexs Traction LCS System
Diagnosing the AWD
Systems
Diagnosing the Audi and
Volkswagen AWD system is pretty
straightforward. The AWD systems are
controlled by the ABS control mod-
ule and Haldex ECU (if equipped).
Diagnosing the ABS and Haldex system
will require using a VAG or compatible
scan tool thats capable of accessing the
ABS control module and the Haldex
ECU.
Once you have access to the ABS
control module and the Haldex ECU:
Retrieve and document all
codes stored in the both
modules.
Clear all codes from the ABS
control module and Haldex
ECU, and recheck the AWD
system operation.
IfABSorHaldexsystem
codes return, diagnose and
repair these codes as needed.
Ifnodiagnosticcodesare
present and you continue to
experience AWD system
problems, inspect the AWD
components.
Remember to check the basics:
check and compare tire sizes, circum-
ferences, and tire pressures. If every-
thing looks good, you may have a
mechanical problem with the center,
rear, or front differentials. Inspect and
repair as needed.
Well, there you have it: an inside
look at what makes the Quattro and
4Motion AWD systems operate. With
a better understanding of how these
AWD systems operate, you should have
no problem keeping those trannys and
AWD systems rolling.
Figure 5: The Haldex ECU
Quattro and 4Motion Continued
16 GEARS August 2010
The RE5R05A:
A Deeper Look
by Mike Souza
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I
f it werent for a radiator fail-
ure causing antifreeze to enter
the transmission, the RE5R05A
might have made a quieter entry into
the automotive industry. Reminds me of
a problem Nissan was having with radi-
ators a few years ago: at least theyre
consistent.
In this article were going to touch
base on some of the information thatll
be presented at this years Expo in San
Antonio, Texas, on September 9
th
to
the 12
th
.
The RE5R05A, also referred to as
the JR507E, was first introduced in the
US in 2002 in the Infiniti Q45. Since
then, its made its way into the Nissan
line in 2004 and the Kia Sorento in
2005.
In mid-2004, the Transmission
Control Module (TCM) was moved into
the transmission. If you take in a 2004
RE5R05A with antifreeze contamina-
tion and you dont change the TCM
(figure 2), the vehicle may return in a
couple days or weeks with ghost codes
for solenoids that have nothing wrong
with them.
The female terminals on the sole-
noids can lose tension, which can also
set codes, even on new solenoids. So
always check those terminals when
rebuilding or repairing these units.
In addition to TCM contamina-
tion, the pressure switches on the TCM
(figure 3) can also set ghost codes.
Figure 2
Figure 1
SPEAKER
The RE5R05A,
also referred to
as the JR507E,
was first intro-
duced in the US
in 2002 in the
Infiniti Q45.
Figure 3
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Figure 4
P0731 ratio error in 1
st
has been caused
by a false signal from pressure switch 2
(low coast brake). The pressure switch-
es on the earlier system are part of the
internal harness (figure 4).
Be careful when exchanging valve
bodies: In the earlier valve body (figure
5), the neutral-reverse (N-R) accumula-
tor springs are installed first; then the
pistons. Theres also an empty valve
bore next to the direct clutch piston
switching valve.
In the later valve body (figure 6),
the N-R accumulator pistons install
first, then the springs. They also added
a direct clutch regulating valve in the
bore that was empty on the earlier mod-
els. There are also checkball location
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Figure 5
Figure 6
RE5RO5A Continued
differences, so these valve bodies arent
interchangeable.
There are several pitfalls associated
with this transmission, such as crossing
connectors that may cause blown fuses
and set codes, swapping planets with
the wrong ratio, and differences in input
shafts and converters.
All these subjects plus many more
will be discussed at the Expo in San
Antonio in September; I look forward
to seeing you there!

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20 GEARS August 2010
Its Time to Shift Gears;
The Magna Powertrain
Transfer Case
by Steve Garrett
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W
ell, its that time of year
again; time for your annual
pilgrimage to the ATRA
Powertrain Expo! Whats new for this
year? For one thing, this years Expo is
going to be in San Antonio, Texas.
Ive been to San Antonio many times;
in fact, the last time I was there I took
my wife. You may wonder why Id drag
my wife to central Texas for an ATRA
seminar. The answers simple: San
Antonio and its surrounding area is one
of the neatest places Ive ever been to.
So, if you were wondering whether
you should go or not, I can tell you
that youll regret it if you decide not
to attend this years Expo. And, after
your wife fnds out how terrifc this trip
was from the other wives that attended,
youd better get ready to start sleeping
on that cot in your shop.
So what exciting material will I
be presenting this year? Ill be doing a
presentation on the Magna Powertrain
transfer cases that made their way
into the market starting in 2007. The
MP transfer cases replaced the New
Process/New Venture transfer cases
youve grown so familiar with through
the years.
A number of MP transfer cases
are now on the market, in use by
several manufacturers. The GM family
of transfer cases includes manually
controlled models 1222/1225/1226,
electrically shifted models 1625/1626,
and active transfer case models
3023/3024.

Figure 1
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As you can see there are seven different
transfer cases just for GM applications.
Whats so different about these
units? In a nutshell, the construction
of the units is very similar to the NV
design transfer cases youve worked on
for years. But the internal operation of
the shift mechanism is quite different
from most pervious designs.
MP units use a completely different
design shift motor (fgure 1). In
addition, this new design shift motor
requires a learn process to adapt to
system condition and wear. Youll have
to initialize a relearn process if you
replace the motor.
What about diagnostics? Theyre
different too, because the electronics on
this unit arent the same as they were
on the NV units. In fact, many of the
components that youve become so
accustomed to over the years, such as
the encoder assembly, arent being used
any more.
Are you curious yet? I hope so:
change is good in our industry, and its
always good to have a bit of curiosity
regarding the products entering the
market. Remember, your competitor
who didnt attend this years Expo
probably wont know this change even
occurred, let alone how the diagnostics
and service procedures have changed.
So, while your spouse is having the time
of her (his?) life in San Antonio, you
can be preparing yourself for the future
when it comes to servicing MP transfer
cases. I hope to see yall there!
22 GEARS August 2010
O
nce in a while an opportunity
comes along that compels you
to share your experiences with
others dealing with the same issues. In
this case we had a number of issues
with a late Volkswagen Beetle and
the infamous 09G 6-speed automatic
transmission.
Checking TCC Command
To check the TCC command from
the TCM to the N91 solenoid, youll
need to access the wiring near the
TCM. The TCM is mounted under the
passenger side of the dash. To access it,
you have to release the top center panel
of the dash; push it forward and then
pop it up to release it (fgure 1).
To protect the other dash panels, I
removed the right side dash end cap, the
glovebox assembly, and the passenger
hold-on bar and dash panel that covers
the passenger air bag canister. Then
I unsnapped the A-pillar interior trim
panel and popped out the passenger
side top dash panel (fgure 2) There was
another panel under that one, mounted
with a few more screws and held down
with press-in tabs.
Figure 1: Removing the center dash cap
Figure 2: Removing dash panels to access the TCM
Finally I accessed the TCM (fgure 3) and
connected a Vantage graphing meter to the TCC
command wire. It displayed about 5-10 percent with no
TCC apply. After 3rd gear it started to ramp up to 40-
60 percent at about 30-45 MPH, depending on load. At
highway speeds it commanded a duty cycle of around
75-90 percent.

Figure 3: Locating the TCM
by Dave Skora
Technical Director,
Valve Body Pro
C M Y CM MY CY CMY K
24 GEARS August 2010
Figure 5: Modus Expert Mode on the engine side
Figure 6: Entering block value code 063 for base setting
Pressure Tap Locations
I also connected gauges to the
various taps. The lube tap had about 2-3
PSI at idle and varied between 6-30 PSI
at 40 MPH, again depending on vehicle
load.
The K1 tap for forward engage-
ment measured between 45-55 PSI,
depending on which valve body we
were testing. Reverse pressure at idle in
the B2 tap was about 75-85 PSI. At stall,
reverse pressure went up to 280 PSI.
There are some tap location errors
out there in articles published on this
unit: The K1 tap is located at the forward
lower left side of the case. The B2 tap is
located on the left side, midway up the
case (fgure 4).
Adaptive Strategies
These vehicles have very sensitive
adaptive shifts; after installing a valve
body, you must perform the base
setting before the transmission will
shift properly. First make sure that all
modules are working and no codes are
present. The vehicle should be at normal
operating temperature, and the battery
and vehicle electrical system must be in
good condition.
There should also be at least 3-4
gallons of fuel in the tank. ATRAs Bill
Brayton explained that adding fuel to a
Beetle solved some harsh engagement
issues that one ATRA Member was
having.
Here are some screen shots from
a Modus scan tool with 2009 software.
We were able to perform the base setting
by accessing EXPERT MODE under
the engine side (fgure 5). The scan
tool pretty much prompts you through,
except for a few areas.
To access the base settings, the
scan tool asked us to enter a block value
code. We used code 063 (fgure 6); when
you get to the screen for base setting,
you have to hold the throttle all the way
A Closer Look at VW's Continued
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Figure 7: Base setting screen after holding the throttle to foor for 3 seconds.
Figure 8: Disassembled solenoid with weak coil.
open for 3 seconds (key on, engine off;
fgure 7). When you release the throttle,
the screen should change to OK.
Valvebody Test: Harsh
Engagement
One valve body we tested created
very harsh engagements right away.
Except for that, it always drove and
shifted great, cold or warmed up. After
the base settings were completed,
forward engagement smoothed out
but reverse remained harsh. We drove
it again on city streets and at highway
speeds. The only issue remained was
reverse engagement. This was an
interesting problem because I knew the
vehicle and transmission were good. I
remembered a fx for the 5R55N used
in the old Lincoln LS for a delayed
Reverse.
To fx this one, I moved the gear
selector slowly out of reverse. As soon
as I felt the clutch begin to re-lease, I
dropped it right back into reverse. I did
maneuver this about 3 times. After that,
reverse engagement was perfect.
Valvebody Test: Delay in
Reverse and Flare into 3rd
and 5th
This valve body started acting
up right away. It caused a delay and a
bang in reverse, and a fare-bang into
both 3rd and 5th. We knew this could
only be caused by a bad solenoid or
the valve that controlled the K3 clutch.
We removed the N90 solenoid, which
controls the K3 clutch. N90 is the large
solenoid next to the manual valve. Be
careful; some published information
lists the wrong solenoid controlling the
A Closer Look at VW's Continued
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Figure 9: Filling the pan with fuid. Figure 10: Pumping fuid into the transmission at the harness connector.
K3 clutch.
NOTE: You can remove this
solenoid by either removing the whole
valve body, or by removing most of
the bolts and loosening but not
completely removing the valve
body bolts from the opposite side of the
solenoids.
I disassembled the solenoid
down to the coil (fgure 8). Everything
looked good: the armature was free and
the valve wasnt sticky or worn. The
coil resistance was at 5.4 ohms. But
remember, resistance can only verify
whether something is bad. It cant tell
you whether a device or circuit will
work well under live conditions.
I got another solenoid coil and
installed a special alloy bushing to
replace the suspect one. Guess what?
It worked. The delay in reverse and the
fare-bang shifts completely went away.
We were happy to be able to change one
weak solenoid and help a shop out.
Filling the Transaxle
One last tip were glad to pass
along concerns adding fuid. Theres a
small fll tube on the front of the case,
but its hard to get to and requires a very
small funnel to add any fuid to the unit
(fgure 9).
We discovered that, by removing
the wiring harness pass-through
connector on the front corner of the unit,
there was enough slack in the wiring to
insert a tube and pump fuid into the
transmission (fgure 10).
Until next time, keep your mind
open to new ideas and your bays full.
28 GEARS August 2010
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30 GEARS May/June 2010
T
he 2010 ATRA Expo is right
around the corner. Each year I
look forward to Expo, not only
for the learning experience, but to catch
up with friends and meet new people in
our industry. And this years Expo will
be our first time in San Antonio, Texas.
I cant wait!
Each year I try to focus on the
Chrysler/Dodge line of automatic
transmissions and transaxles. Over the
years weve discussed diagnostic rou-
tines and build information, as well as
updated parts for the RE (42, 44, 46,
47, and 48RE) family of transmissions,
the TE/AE/LE/RLE family of transmis-
sions (40, 41, 42, and 62 series), the full
RFE (45, 5-45, and 68RFE), and the
AS68RC lineup.
This year well continue our
Chrysler/Dodge theme by focusing on
the Continuously Variable Transaxle
(CVT): how it works, as well as diag-
nostic and rebuild procedures when
dealing with this high dollar unit.
The concept of replacing an auto-
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near the end of the 20
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the demands of everyday driving.
Technology and materials have
changed and the durability problem
has been overcome, even when coupled
with todays high-torque engines. There
are many auto manufacturers starting to
use CVTs, and theyre proving to be
both reliable and durable under normal
driving conditions.
That durability has its limits: tow-
ing creates more failures than nor-
mal, and high horsepower applications
(pushing the driving limits) have a
tendency to burn off the belts.
Chrysler/Dodge introduced their
CVT in the Dodge Caliber, Jeep
Compos, and Jeep Patriot, both FWD
and AWD vehicles, with the 2.0L and
2.4L engines.
The CVT unit selects the best drive
ratio based on torque demand and driv-
ing style. This happens by varying the
size of two pulleys that push a steel belt
to achieve the best overall driving ratio.
This includes an extremely low ratio for
acceleration, and a super high overdrive
ratio for fuel economy. Compared to a
unit with stepped gear ratios, such as a
normal shifting transmission, the CVT
typically gets about a 12% increase in
fuel economy. Consumers have recog-
nized the value of this and are generally
sold on this economy.
There are many vehicles with these
CVTs on the road today, and theyre
already beginning to show up in shops
across the country. So its important to
understand how these units work.
Well be covering how the CVT
systems function, and learning impor-
tant techniques for repairing this unit.
It should prove to be an exciting learn-
ing experience as we go through the
mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic
operating principles that allow these
transmissions to work.
I look forward to seeing all of you
at Expo 2010 this year. Until next time,
keep those transmissions in good shift-
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W
hats Working: For the
last four years weve been
studying transmission
shops to see what makes one shop suc-
cessful, while another shop, right down
the road, struggles to make ends meet.
We began by collecting data, to see
what successful shops have in common
that other, less successful shops were
missing. Then we interviewed consum-
ers to discover what they expected from
a repair shop.
The results from these studies were
part of the Whats Working presentation
at ATRAs Powertrain Expo. Each study
provided another piece of the puzzle for
business success; a puzzle that, when
assembled, provided a striking image
of what it takes to be successful in the
transmission repair industry.
So we had an answer. But that
left us with one critical question: Was
it possible for a shop owner to apply
the findings from the Whats Working
study, and actually make a difference in
his business? We didnt know until
now.
Now we have the proof... living,
breathing proof that the information
from What's Working can really make
a difference in today's transmission
repair shops.
People across the country are suc-
cessfully applying the ideas of What's
Working and this year, our panel con-
sists of four past Expo attendees who
took what they learned at Expo and
turned their shops around. Theyll
share their personal experiences for
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Now We Have
the Proof !
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took what they learned at Expo and turned their shops around.
GEARS August 2010 33
applying the principles of Whats
Working into real world practices
and real world results.
Like Mario Jauregui of Express
Transmissions. Think success is all
about location, location, location?
Marios shop sits right in the heart
of what Forbes branded The Most
Miserable City in the US! Hows that
for location? But hes built a business
any shop owner would be proud of, and
he credits much of his success to what
he learned at Expo.
Or how about Gerald and Gary
Vess, of USA Transmissions in Houston,
Texas? They were recently profiled in
the Strategies section of the Houston
Business Journal (page 34). In it, they
cite Whats Working as the inspiration
that turned their business around.
Then theres Zach Evans of Zachs
Transmission and 4X4. Zach started out
at the bench, and he was running his
shop that way until he came to Expo.
There he learned to think like a busi-
ness owner, and it paid off.
This year, Mario, Gerald, Gary,
and Zach will share how they applied
the principles of Whats Working to
make sweeping changes in their busi-
nesses. Like many of you, they were
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36 GEARS August 2010
T
he U660E first appeared
in the Lexus ES350 and
the Toyota Camry in 2007.
Then it showed up in the 2008
Avalon, followed by the Venza in
2009.
To diagnose and repair these
transmissions, youll need some
special tools. One tool youll want
to have is the techstream: Toyotas
dedicated scan tool. But you dont
have to buy the actual techstream:
Techstream lite is a PC-based ver-
sion of the scan tool, providing
you with the same access to the
Toyota/Scion/Lexus computer
system for a fraction of the cost.
Toyotas transmission com-
puter has a learning function to
adapt transmission performance
to vehicle operation. So whether
youre just replacing a solenoid or
the entire valve body, part of your
repair procedure should include
initializing the TCM and then road
testing the vehicle to give the
TCM a chance to relearn.
U660E: Diagnosing
the Toyota 6-Speed
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Toyotas
transmission
computer has
a learning
function
to adapt
transmission
performance
to vehicle
operation.
Figure 1
GEARS August 2010 37
When performing a major repair,
such as replacing the engine or trans-
axle, or even the TCM, youll need to
reset the transaxle compensation code.
This is Toyotas term for reprogram-
ming the TCM. Naturally youll need to
road test the vehicle to allow the TCM
to relearn and adapt after resetting the
compensation code.
To reset the transaxle compensa-
tion code using techstream lite:
1. Move the shift lever to neutral
or park.
2. Key off.
3. Connect your techstream lite
connector to the diagnostic
link connector (DLC3).
4. Key on, engine off.
5. Turn your computer on, and
enter the techstream lite pro-
gram.
6. Enter the menu items in this
order:
Powertrain
ECT
Utility
7. A/T Code Reset.
8. Select Next to proceed.
9. Select Exit.
10. Perform road test to allow the
TCM to adapt to the transaxle
and conditions.
Transaxle Compensation
Code (figure 1).
Transaxle compensation codes are
Figure 2
38 GEARS August 2010
unique, 60-digit alphanumeric values
printed on the QR label on the trans-
axle. The code provides the computer
system with the initialization informa-
tion for that transaxle configuration.
Entering the wrong transaxle com-
pensation code into the TCM will cause
shift shock.
After youve installed the trans-
axle, the QR code label will be out of
position, where you cant read it. So
always record the transaxle compensa-
tion code before installing the transaxle.
The chart (figure 2) shows you
which procedure will be necessary,
depending on which repairs you per-
formed.
Diagnostic Procedures
Toyota and Lexus use a large num-
ber of ECU-controlled systems. These
systems are often very intricate, requir-
ing a high level of technical knowledge
to troubleshoot.
But most diagnostic procedures
only involve inspecting one circuit at a
time. With a basic understanding of the
system and a firm grasp on the prin-
ciples of electricity, you should have no
trouble performing accurate diagnoses
and repairs.
Shift Solenoid Operation
The TCM commands shifts by
turning the shift solenoids on or off in a
specific sequence.
When theres an open or short
circuit in any shift solenoid circuit, the
TCM detects the problem, lights the
MIL, and stores a code. It also stops
sending current to the faulty circuit.
At the same time, the TCM goes
into failsafe operation, controlling the
remaining shift solenoids to provide
basic transmission operation.
Inspection Procedure
Remove the TCM from the trans-
axle and measure the solenoid resis-
tances. (figure 3)
SLT, SLU, SL1, SL2, SL3, and
SL4 ............................... 5.05.6
SL ................................... 1115
Check the solenoids for a short to
ground; connect your meter between
the each solenoid wire and the chassis
ground. Resistance should be 10k or
higher. Below 10k indicates a short
to ground.
If the solenoid resistance is
okay and theres no indication of a short
to ground, youre probably dealing with
a faulty TCM.
If the solenoid resistance is out
of spec, or the resistance between the
solenoid and ground is below 10k,
youll need to replace the solenoid.
...most diagnostic
procedures only involve
inspecting one circuit
at a time. With a basic
understanding of the
system and a firm
grasp on the principles
of electricity, you
should have no trouble
performing accurate
diagnoses and repairs.
Figure 3
U660E: Diagnosing the Toyota 6-Speed
40 GEARS August 2010
Replacing the ATF
The U660E has a special ATF fill-
ing procedure to improve the accuracy
of the ATF level after repairs (figures
4&5).
Because of this, the oil filler tube
and oil level gauge used in convention-
al automatic transmissions have been
discontinued, eliminating the need to
inspect the fluid level as part of routine
maintenance.
Thats going to wrap it up for now.
Keep your eyes open for more about
the U660E as we keep these transmis-
sions street smart.
Figure 4
U660E: Diagnosing the Toyota 6-Speed
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42 GEARS August 2010
C
leveland, Ohio Transtar
Industries, Inc., the premier pro-
vider of world-class driveline
solutions, announces the winners of
their Skin Deep promotion. Derived
from Transtars 2010 advertising cam-
paign, Commitment is More than Skin
Deep, this new and unique promotion
gave Transtar the opportunity to see
real commitment from their customers
and employees, and a whole new side
of the industry.
The Commitment is More than
Skin Deep campaign incorporates vari-
ous advertisements featuring people
with a Transtar Seal of Quality tattoo.
We always try to consider our cus-
tomers when we create any advertise-
ment, said Jim Berry, Vice President
of Marketing. This campaign has real-
ly hit the mark and has created quite the
stir within the industry. We intend to
generate even more interest throughout
the year at the ATRA Powertrain Expo
and upcoming seminars.
Transtars Skin Deep promotion
was held in the spring and consisted of
two separate Best Ink contests; one
for customers and one for employees.
The contests challenged both Transtar
customers and employees to be creative
and send in a picture with the tattoo.
The prizes included a $1,000 gift
card to the Harley Davidson Store and
several leather biker jackets with an
embroidered Transtar logo and Seal
of Quality. The grand prize winner
was Jimmy Martin of AAMCO in
North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Martin
received a day off from work to get per-
manent Transtar Seal of Quality tattoos
on the palms of his hands, winning him
the $1,000 gift card and a jacket.
When I received the Best Ink
contest announcement, I knew I didnt
want to just pose in a muscle shirt I
wanted to go beyond the sticker, said
Martin. My shop has a great rapport
with Transtar and I wanted to show my
commitment to the company and to
my sales representative. Many people
thought I was crazy at first, but to have
Ronnies Tattoo Studio literally tattoo
the Seal of Quality and Thank you
Transtar on me was more of an honor.
Runners-up in the Best Ink
contests included: Rickey Fuller of
Brooksville Transmissions Inc., Paul
Ranck of Cottman Transmission,
Danny Burnsed of Dannys One Stop
Transmission Shop, Rebecca Treece of
the Detroit location, Angela Peterson,
branch manager of the Fort Lauderdale
location and Steve Brickel of the Edison
location.
One of the runners-up in the cus-
tomer contest is Marvin and Laura
Wilson of Advanced Transmission Inc.
in Spanish Fort, Alabama. The picture
they sent in of their grandson Owen
posing on a motorcycle, proud to show
off the Transtar Seal of Quality tattoo,
won them a jacket. Marvin Wilson, also
known as Papa Dude, demonstrated
his good sportsmanlike attitude and
said There is no doubt
that Mr. Martin deserves
to be the Transtar grand
prize winner - wow.
The tattoo/motorcy-
cle idea came at a perfect
time for the Wilsons. The
couple recently coordi-
nated a motorcycle poker
run to benefit the Ronald
McDonald House, which
is a place where the
parents of children that
are in a nearby hospital
can stay at night for a
reduced price or dona-
tion. The ATRA-Gulf
States Chapter sponsored
this event.
Owens mother, Amy, stayed at
the Ronald McDonald House while
Owen was in the hospital, said Marvin
Wilson. Owen was born with gastros-
chisis (babies born with their organs
outside of the body). So, we always feel
like winners when it comes to him he
is truly a miracle.
To view the winners of the Skin
Deep promotion, visit Transtars
Facebook page at www.Facebook.
com/TranstarIndustriesInc or visit
www.Transtar1.com and click on the
Facebook link. If customers would like
to receive a temporary Transtar Seal of
Quality tattoo, they should contact their
Transtar representative.
Transtar Industries Inc.
Announces Winners of
Their Best Ink Promotion
Jimmy Martin- AAMCO (N.
Attleboro, MA)
Jimmy Martin- AAMCO
(N. Attleboro, MA)
Danny Burnsed- Dannys One Stop
Transmission Shop (Lakeland, FL)
Rickey Fuller, Brooksville
Transmissions Inc., (Quinton Fuller
Future owner)
Paul Ranck Cottman
Transmission (Lancaster, PA)
Marvin Wilson Advanced Transmission, Inc.
Pictured, Owen, Marvin's grandson
(Spanish Fort, AL)
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A. The Alamo
B. Arneson River Theater
(P)
P. The Aztec on the River
TM
C. Blue Star Arts Complex
(P)
D. Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
+
E. Casa Navarro State
Historical Park
F. Childrens Museum
+
G. HemisFair Park
I Shops & Deli
I Childrens Playground
H. Institute of Texan Cultures
+
I. Instituto Cultural Mexicano
+
J. King William Historic District
(P)
K. La Villita
+
L. Market Square/El Mercado
+
C. Missions Historic Park
M. Museums
+
N. Navarro House
O. San Fernando Cathedral
(P)
Q. Southwest School of Art
and Craft
+
R. Spanish Governors Palace
S. Steves Homestead
T. St. Paul Square
(P)
U. The Texas Adventure
+
V. Tower of the Americas
+
W. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
S1. Dicks Merchandise Shop
S2. Food Court
S3. Rivercenter Mall
+
S4. South Bank
+
S6. Alamo Harley-Davidson Boutique
SV1. Alamo Visitors Center
SV1. Alamo Plaza Spa
SV2. Amtrak Station
+
SV4. Bexar County Courthouse
+
SV5. Bus Station
SV6. Chamber of Commerce
+
SV7. City Hall
+
SV8. Convention Center
+
SV9. Little Church of La Villita
SV10. Main Library
+
SV11. Mexican Consulate
SV12. Paseo del Rio Association
SV13. Post Office
+
SV14. RiverWalk Street Car Station
SV15. Southern Pacific/Amtrak
SV16. Universidad Nacional
Autonoma de Mexico
SV17. USO Information Center
+
SV18. Villita Assembly Hall
+
SV19. Visitor Information Center
1. Acenar
2. Biga on the Banks
3. Boudros*
4. Cafe Ole!*
6. Casa Rio
+
26. Citrus Restauant
8. County Line Bar-B-Q
+
*
5. Coyote Ugly
+
9. Dicks Last Resort*
10. Durty Nellys Irish Pub*
18. Esquire Tavern
8. Hard Rock Cafe
+
7. Hooters
+
*
11. Hyatt Regency River Walk
+
10. Ibiza Mediterranean Patio
Restaurant & Bar
+
*
9. Joes Crab Shack*
12. La Margarita
+
13. Landrys Seafood House
14. Las Canarias
25. Little Rhein / Fig Tree
4. Lone Star Cafe
+
28. Mad Dogs
16. Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery
+
4. Michelinos Italian Restaurant
5. Original Mexican
17. Paesanos
9. Polly Esthers Dance Club
23. Pico de Gallo
+
19. Rio Rio Cantina
20. Schilos Delicatessen
+
10. Texs River Walk Sports Bar
21. The Republic of Texas
27. Waxys Pub
15. Zuni Grill
E1. Howl at the Moon
E2. Hyatt Regency
E3. Lila Cockrell Theater
+
E4. Majestic Theatre
+
E5. Municipal Auditorium
+
E6. Rivercenter Comedy Club
+
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* Denotes various locations
Handicapped ramp or elevator to the River Walk
Parking Garages Public restrooms P
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A. The Alamo
B. Arneson River Theater
(P)
P. The Aztec on the River
TM
C. Blue Star Arts Complex
(P)
D. Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
+
E. Casa Navarro State
Historical Park
F. Childrens Museum
+
G. HemisFair Park
I Shops & Deli
I Childrens Playground
H. Institute of Texan Cultures
+
I. Instituto Cultural Mexicano
+
J. King William Historic District
(P)
K. La Villita
+
L. Market Square/El Mercado
+
C. Missions Historic Park
M. Museums
+
N. Navarro House
O. San Fernando Cathedral
(P)
Q. Southwest School of Art
and Craft
+
R. Spanish Governors Palace
S. Steves Homestead
T. St. Paul Square
(P)
U. The Texas Adventure
+
V. Tower of the Americas
+
W. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
S1. Dicks Merchandise Shop
S2. Food Court
S3. Rivercenter Mall
+
S4. South Bank
+
S6. Alamo Harley-Davidson Boutique
SV1. Alamo Visitors Center
SV1. Alamo Plaza Spa
SV2. Amtrak Station
+
SV4. Bexar County Courthouse
+
SV5. Bus Station
SV6. Chamber of Commerce
+
SV7. City Hall
+
SV8. Convention Center
+
SV9. Little Church of La Villita
SV10. Main Library
+
SV11. Mexican Consulate
SV12. Paseo del Rio Association
SV13. Post Office
+
SV14. RiverWalk Street Car Station
SV15. Southern Pacific/Amtrak
SV16. Universidad Nacional
Autonoma de Mexico
SV17. USO Information Center
+
SV18. Villita Assembly Hall
+
SV19. Visitor Information Center
1. Acenar
2. Biga on the Banks
3. Boudros*
4. Cafe Ole!*
6. Casa Rio
+
26. Citrus Restauant
8. County Line Bar-B-Q
+
*
5. Coyote Ugly
+
9. Dicks Last Resort*
10. Durty Nellys Irish Pub*
18. Esquire Tavern
8. Hard Rock Cafe
+
7. Hooters
+
*
11. Hyatt Regency River Walk
+
10. Ibiza Mediterranean Patio
Restaurant & Bar
+
*
9. Joes Crab Shack*
12. La Margarita
+
13. Landrys Seafood House
14. Las Canarias
25. Little Rhein / Fig Tree
4. Lone Star Cafe
+
28. Mad Dogs
16. Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery
+
4. Michelinos Italian Restaurant
5. Original Mexican
17. Paesanos
9. Polly Esthers Dance Club
23. Pico de Gallo
+
19. Rio Rio Cantina
20. Schilos Delicatessen
+
10. Texs River Walk Sports Bar
21. The Republic of Texas
27. Waxys Pub
15. Zuni Grill
E1. Howl at the Moon
E2. Hyatt Regency
E3. Lila Cockrell Theater
+
E4. Majestic Theatre
+
E5. Municipal Auditorium
+
E6. Rivercenter Comedy Club
+
SHOPPING
ATTRACTIONS
SERVICES ENTERTAINMENT
FOOD&DRINK
A
M
T
Q
D
10
13
7
15
3
4
8 9
14
5 21
11
19
17
6
12
W
F
E3
E6
E4
E2
E5
U
S4
S2
L N R E
B
K
J
C
G
I
V
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P
P
P
P
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SV13
SV19
SV5
SV7
SV4
SV10
SV11
SV18
SV17
SV14
SV6
SV8
SV16
SV15
SV9
SV1
Paseo del Rio Association, 1997
S1
S
To see your business listed,
please call 227-4262
SV12
Drury
Inn
Amt rak St at i on
West i n Ri verwal k
P
E1
2
1
Homewood Sui t es
Hot el Val enci a
www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
KEY:
ADA compliant places

+
ADA compliant restrooms

(P)
Partially ADA compliant
* Denotes various locations
Handicapped ramp or elevator to the River Walk
Parking Garages Public restrooms P
The Official Map of the
River Walk
Legend to map:
O
SV2
20
16 23
S3
RI O PLAZA
25
26
S6
P
28
27
P
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th
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Before Aug. 30
th
ALL
REGISTRATION FEES Qty Member Non Mem ON-SITE SUBTOTAL

Complete Conference Registrant* _____ $ 345 $ 445 $ 495 $____________
Technical or Management Conference* _____ 295 395 445 $____________
Trade Show _____ 10 10 30 $____________
Discover San Antonio Tour (Saturday, September 11
th
) _____ 79 79 100 $____________
Golf Tournament (Thursday, September 9
th
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Certification Testing (Sunday, September 12
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48 GEARS August 2010
I
n the July issue we looked at
the first months performance of
the atra.com website, specifically
designed for reaching consumers. We
used several methods for tracking the
traffic to the site including Google
Analytics, Alexa, and the built-in
reporting feature of the site itself. A lot
of the traffic ATRA receives is a result
of press releases and other publications
directing readers to the site. The cover-
age has been fantastic and the site has
been receiving more traffic than any
other transmission-related organization
or group in the industry.
But it gets better than that. The
new atra.com site has a local search
feature called "ATRA Local Search."
Its similar to the Shop Finder in terms
of locating ATRA member shops
based on search criteria, however, the
ATRA Local Search feature is stand
alone; working directly with the search
engines rather than through the ATRA
site. This feature provides local search
results when a consumer enters a city
as part of their search query; such
as transmission repair Ventura. The
search engines then return the results
based on that search (Figure 1). Or, if
someone types automatic transmission
Flint MI theyll get this result: #1 on
Google right under the sponsored links
(Figure 2). When someone clicks on
that search result it goes directly to the
Shop Finder page that lists ATRA mem-
ber shops in or near that city. There are
over 300 USA and Canadian cities built
into the feature (with more to come)
that trigger these results.
This feature began to get picked up
by the search engines toward the end of
May and the increased exposure caused
an explosion of traffic to ATRA mem-
bers and their web sites for the month
of June. The cities with less popula-
tion are currently ranking higher since
theres less competition and the results
for a given city vary from one search
engine to another.
by Dennis Madden
members.atra.com
www.atra.com
MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
ATRA's Local Search
Bringing Real Performance
Figure 1
GEARS August 2010 49
Figure 3
For June, the average viewings of
ATRA members contact information
was 124 per member and the total visits
to ATRA member web sites was over
62,000, compared to just over 9,200 for
May. Figure 3 shows a chart of weekly
clicks to ATRA member websites since
the site launched.
As you can see, the traffic has
really increased as the local search
feature has taken hold. This gives you
enormous exposure as an ATRA mem-
ber. Your Web site has the potential
to be a powerful marketing tool that
drives people to your shop especially
if it is receiving large amounts of traf-
fic from ATRAs site. By linking your
site to ATRAs Shop Finder, you will
get one of the most respected names
in transmission repair behind you for
even more credibility, and your sales
will see an increase directly related to
increased visits to your site. Don't have
a website? ATRA offers websites to it's
Members for only $10 per month (plus
a first-time set up fee).
ATRA has become a valuable
resource for consumers to find informa-
tion about their transmission
problems and to find repu-
table shops. The Shop Finder
and ATRA Local Search fea-
tures are more than a simple
list of transmission shops in
or near a city, theyre tied
into ATRA; a name more and
more consumers see as a sign
of trust.
...the total visits to
ATRA member web
sites was over 62,000,
compared to just
over 9,200 for May.
Figure 2
Without Customers...
Where are you?
ATRA helps you...
(866) GO-4-ATRA (866) 464-2872
www.atra.com/join
&
Get em in the Door
Nationwide Warranty Program
Certification Designation
Pre-designed Advertisements
Member Directory on www.atra.com
Commercial Footage
Professional Website Design
Get em out the Door
Technical Seminars
Technical HotLine
ATRAs Tech Knowledge Base
Testing & Certification
ATRAs Powertrain Expo
Technical Training
Apply for ATRA Membership Today
members.atra.com
GEARS August 2010 51
ATRA Groups
Now Interactive
Online
ATRAs member web site was
implemented to further benefit ATRA
members and create a more user-friend-
ly environment. The latest extension of
that support is our Whats Working
group function a fantastic tool for
many shop owners and managers that
is already regularly viewed by its 350
active members.
The member Web site allows mem-
bers to sign in, manage their account,
renew membership, order warranty sup-
plies and have access to all of ATRAs
group discussions including individu-
al groups based on location, groups for
members with Web sites and the new
Whats Working group.
All active members are automati-
cally a part of the Whats Working
management group there is no need to
join. To join and manage all other indi-
vidual groups, visit the member Web
site. There is no fee associated with
joining the groups its all included
with your ATRA membership.
The Whats Working tool
allows group members to:
Search posts
Edit their posts
Delete their posts
Attach a file or image to
your message or group photo
gallery
Paste an embedded code
from YouTube or other video
sharing service
Allow or disallow comments
on a post
Opt in or out of receiving
various email notifications
Features
The group discussion forum has
received several user-friendly enhance-
ments to further support member needs.
After joining a group discussion, you

will be able to see past posts on a vari-
ety of topics made by other participants.
This allows you to review and comment
Figure 1: Where to Request Access to the Whats Working Group
Figure 2: Whats Working Group Home Page
52 GEARS August 2010
on any existing threads, even ones that
were posted before you joined that
group.
The group discussions are not only
good for providing and receiving indus-
try insight, but for meeting and learning
more about individual posters. While
reviewing a post in a group, you can
click on the name of the person who
posted the topic and it will take you
to their profile page. For example, if
someone posts how to run a successful
business in a small town, you can visit
their profile to learn more about them,
send them a message or even visit their
Web site. If that member is currently
logged on to the site, as well, you can
start a chat session with the member.
For added convenience, one of
the premier features is the ability to
manage your own email subscriptions.
Members can now decide which email
notifications you want to receive from
the group, such as new posts, the join-
ing of new members, updated profiles,
uploaded photos and event updates.
If you prefer to not receive any email
notifications and just check the site
yourself, you have that option. For
important news, you can send a mes-
sage to all members of your group.
Of course, you can unsubscribe
from any group at any time, with-
out having to contact ATRA to do so.
Should you decide to become a part
of the group discussion again, you can
request to join just as easily.
Better Business
The new Whats Working group
brings all the great benefits of the
previous Management group forum
while adding many of the familiar func-
tions of such social networking sites as
Facebook, increasing connectivity and
convenience.
You now have control over what
information you want to receive and
how you want to receive it. This is
a true enhancement in ATRA mem-
ber communication and better business
practices.
How to Join a Group
Once youve become an ATRA
member, you are automatically given
access to the Whats Working group
forum. To join other groups, you can
make a simple request through the
ATRA member Web site.
Once youre connected to the
group, you may begin to make posts
and share insights on topics relating to
your business with other members that
share the same experiences. This kind
of interaction at whatever level you
choose to participate can only work
to spread valuable industry knowledge
and experience between ATRA mem-
bers.
ATRA NEWS
Figure 3: My Subscriptions
Last month there were over 60,000 visits to ATRA member websites through ATRAs Shop Finder
Was your site one of them?
(866) GO-4-ATRA or (866) 464-2872 http://members.atra.com/join
Become a Member and Get Customers
GEARS August 2010 53
Sonnax Introduces
Lubricating Pressure
Control Valve for
Mercedes 722.6
The Mercedes 722.6 can experi-
ence severe wear at the lubricating pres-
sure control valve. This often causes
delayed engagements or complaints of
poor performance and higher-than-nor-
mal stall speeds.
The Sonnax Lubricating
Pressure Control Valve
Kit 68942-14K will
reestablish converter
and lube oil
pressure
c o n t r o l .
This kit offers
increased durability,
calibrated pressure
control, and will prevent
converter overheating due to low
pressure or converter damage due to
excess pressure.
For more information, visit Sonnax
on line at www.sonnax.com.
Alto Products Announces
TS 16949:2009
Certification
Alto is pleased to announce its
TS 16949:2009 certification. TS
16949:2009 is an international quality
standard required of most Tier 1 suppli-
ers to on-highway vehicles. Alto is also
ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004
certified.
TS is required to do business
with many OE organizations, said Bill
Busch, COO of Alto Products. As our
OE footprint grew and we became a
supplier to companies such as Volvo
and Ford, this became a necessity.
Alto Products is the oldest and
largest independently owned-and-oper-
ated clutch manufacturer in the world.
Alto has manufactured over a billion
clutches over the last 50 years for auto-
motive, high performance, heavy duty,
marine, and motorcycle applications.
Corporate headquarters are located
in Alabama and the company operates
three US manufacturing plants, four
North American distribution facilities,
and international offices in Mexico,
The Netherlands, UAE, India, China,
Taiwan and Australia.
For more information please visit
www.altoUSA.com.
New Partnership Brings
Solenoid Took Kit to
Seal Aftermarket
Products
Cottingham Engineering of
Kettering Northants, England and Seal
Aftermarket Products of Pembroke
Park, Florida announced their exclu-
sive partnership agreement for North
American distribution of Cottinghams
#1 Aisin SL Solenoid Tool Set.
Alan Smith, managing director of
Cottingham Engineering, is pleased
with the opportunities that this partner-
ship will bring to both companies.
Wendy Ritz, international sales
manager of Seal Aftermarket Products,
said, The exclusive distribution agree-
ment will afford Cottingham time to
develop more solenoid disassemble
and reassemble tools, test plates, and
other needed rebuilder tools. Seal
Aftermarket Products and their Toledo
Trans Kit brand have always been
known for aftermarket fixes; the part-
nership between Cottingham and Seal
Aftermarket Products strengthens that
commitment to engineering entrepre-
neurship.
Because of this partnership, Seal
Aftermarket Products is pleased to
introduce Cottinghams #1 Aisin SL
Solenoid Tool Set for disassembling
and repairing transmission solenoids.
The new kit comes complete with its
own custom carrying case.
The solenoid tool set allows you to
quickly disassemble and assemble sole-
noids for the following 5- and 6-speed
units:
AW55-50
TF60 (09G, 09M, 09K)
TR60 (09D)
TF80 (AF40-6)
And this kit is exclusively avail-
able from Seal Aftermarket Products.
For more information,
call 1-800-582-2760, or email
SAPCustomerservice@TTK-Bryco.
com.
Rancho Performance
Exclusive Distributor
of PBS RD-4 Transaxle
The highly sought after PBS RD-4
is now available exclusively through
Rancho Performance Transaxles.
Designed as a cost effective, high per-
formance transaxle for off-road and
sand cars, each RD-4 is built to order.
The RD-4s unique H-pattern cable
shifter makes them easily adapted to
mid- or rear-engine cars, simply by
selecting the appropriate cable length
and routing.
The RD-4 main case is precision
cast and machined from aircraft qual-
ity A356 aluminum. Shaft centers are
POWERTRAIN INDUSTRY NEWS
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 fpasley@atra.com or send by mail to
GEARS, 2400 Latigo Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030.

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Seal Aftermarket Products LLC
2315 S.W. 32
nd
Ave
Pembroke Park, FL 33023
Ph. 954-364-2400
Fax 954-364-2401
Partnership Announcement
Alan Smith and Wendy Ritz


Cottingham Engineering of Kettering Northants, England and Seal Aftermarket Products of Pembroke Park, Florida
announce their exclusive partnership agreement for North American distribution of Cottinghams #1 Aisin SL Solenoid
Tool Set. Alan Smith, Managing Director of Cottingham Engineering is pleased with the opportunities that this
partnership will bring to both companies. Wendy Ritz, International Sales Manager of Seal Aftermarket Products states
that the exclusive distribution agreement will afford Cottingham the time to develop more solenoid disassemble and
reassemble tools, test plates, as well as other needed rebuilder tools. Seal Aftermarket Products and their Toledo Trans
Kit brand has always been known for aftermarket fixes; the partnership between Cottingham and Seal Aftermarket
Products strengthens that commitment to engineering entrepreneurship.
54 GEARS August 2010
POWER INDUSTRY NEWS
85mm apart, allowing for substantially
larger bearings and gear sets, and the
rugged reverse gears feature a larger
diameter, 3-piece design.
Output flanges are available for
930 and 934/935 CV joints with heavy
duty Dana 60 differential. Gear place-
ment remains standard as are the dura-
ble 9310 chromoly steel, 6-lug dog
rings. 18-spline input shaft is machined
from 300 M steel.
Internal shifter mechanism incor-
porates reverse lockout, which prevents
selecting both reverse and a forward
gears simultaneously. Putting the gear-
box in neutral with the 4-speed selector
allows you to engage reverse with the
separate lever. When you disengage
reverse, you can engage the forward
gears in any order.
Rancho supplies new RD-4s with
a shift handle and a separate, cable-
operated, reverse shift lever assem-
bly. As applications vary, cables are not
included.
Ranchos PBS RD-4 provides
exceptional strength, reliability and
durability for the all-around dirt/sand
enthusiast, and does it for just $7995!
For complete details and order-
ing information, call 714-680-6737. Be
sure to visit the Rancho Site at www.
ranchotransaxles.com
Smart Blend Introduces
New Power Steering
Fluid
You already know the Smart Blend
name for their transmission additives.
Now theyre offering One Formula
Multi-Vehicle Power Steering Fluid; a
new power steering fluid suitable for
use in all power steering services and
fluid exchanges.
The new fluid includes advanced
Synteum technology. It combines
exceptional low temperature fluidity
with outstanding shear stability to meet
and exceed the most stringent perfor-
mance OEM requirements. It also helps
prevent corrosion, wear and oxidation.
Smart Blend Synthetics Multi-
Vehicle Power Steering Fluid is spe-
cially formulated to be used in all
power steering services and exchanges
requiring regular power steering fluid
or specialty high performance lubricat-
ing oils for fluids, such as CHF+.
For more information, visit Smart
Blend on line at www.smartblend.com,
or call, toll free, 1-888-422-9099.
Sun Coast Diesel Builds
Transmission Rebuild Kits
that You Know Will Work
Sun Coast Diesel has just
announced its new line of transmission
rebuild kits.
Each of their rebuild kits, or pacs
as they call them, is prototyped, engi-
neered and tested with high-horsepow-
er trucks before releasing them. They
manufacture many key components in-
house so they can ensure the highest
quality parts.
Sun Coasts pacs come with many
options like hydraulics, gaskets, filters,
and upgrades. And they offer tech sup-
port from the guys who help design,
manufacture, and install these pacs on
a daily basis.
Sun Coast pacs are identifiable
with the vehicle manufacturer; GMax
pac is the GM/Allison line, M3GA
pac is the Dodge line, and Iron pac
is the Ford line.
Their specialty transmissions/parts
are 4L80E, Allison 1000/2000, 47RH,
47RE, 48RE, 68RFE, E4OD, 4R100,
5R110 and theyre working on the
6R140 now.
Sun Coast also designs and CNC
machines their own converter parts,
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converter covers, to match the extra
horsepower your customers will add
to their trucks. For more information,
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Transforce Industries
Now Offers Rear Cases
for NV Transfer Cases
Transforce Industries now has
remanufactured rear cases available for
New Venture 246, 261, 263XHD trans-
fer cases.
These cases are expertly welded
and machined, and include a heavy
duty steel bumper already installed.
The snap ring groove is brought back
to new specifications with a steel shim
and steel bearing retainer.
For more information, call (902)
860-1474, or send an email to transfor-
ceind@eastlink.ca.
Seal Aftermarket Products
Announces Corporate
Organizational Changes
Seal Aftermarket Products has
made the following changes to its cor-
porate structure:
Chris MacLeod is the domestic
sales manager for Seal Aftermarket
Products. Chris is a twenty-four year
veteran in the automotive OE market,
formerly with Parker Hannifin. His
expertise in automotive products and
systems, both in sales and market-
ing, makes Chris an asset to the Seal
Aftermarket Products management
team. Chris will work from his home
in Tampa, Florida and can be reached
at (810) 444-5515 or email at Chris.
MacLeod@ttk-bryco.com.
Chip Carlson, Francisco Lopez,
and Marty Novil are three sales repre-
sentatives who will focus exclusively
on the Mexican market.
Chip has worked in the automotive
industry for more than 15 years. Prior
to founding Cima International, Chip
was employed at ROL Manufacturing
and Freudenberg NOK. Chip brings his
excellent project management skills to
the Seal Aftermarket Products team.
Chip can be reached at 440-398-0108
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or email at Chipc@cimainternational.
biz.
Francisco has worked in the auto-
motive industry in operations and sales
for more than 17 years. Franciscos
expertise in organizational operations is
an asset for Seal Aftermarket Products
and our customers. Francisco lives in
Guadalajara and can be reached at 52
(33) 3666-2936 or email at Franciscol@
cinainternational.biz.
Marty has worked for over thirty
years in sealing systems Technology.
Most recently the director of tech-
nology of sealing products for ROL
Manufacturing, Marty holds several
patents in design engineering. Marty is
ready to help Seal Aftermarket Products
and their customers design new after-
market fixes. Marty can be reached by
email Martyn@cimainternational.biz.
J.P. Transmission
Salvage is Now J.P.
Transmission Recycling
J.P. Transmission Salvage Inc. has
changed its name to J.P. Transmission
Recycling, and theyve moved to a new
facility at 1220 Dowdy Ferry Road in
Hutchins, Texas.
The reason? They outgrew their
Wilmer Texas facility, which was about
2.5 acres, including offices, warehouse,
breakdown assembly, and receiving
area. Their new facility sits on 7.26
acres, including 50,000 sq. ft. of office,
warehouse, shop space, and outdoor
storage.
The company will continue to buy
automatic transmission cores, along
with standards, torque converters, cata-
lytic converters, and various recyclable
metals.
They plan to continue to grow in
the sale and distribution of used hard
parts and cores, selling throughout the
United States and Puerto Rico, Mexico,
Central and South America, Canada,
and parts of Europe and the Middle
East.
J.P. Transmission Recycling is very
proud of its history: They started in a
small, 3000 sq. ft. facility in Wilmer
Texas in 1979; a far cry from its present
50,000 sq. ft. plant!
Theyre now in the process of
updating their web site to include the
new facility and its additional capabili-
ties; visit them on line at www.jptrans-
mission.com.
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Zf Services Opens
Distribution Center
Expansion In Vernon
Hills, Ill
Vernon Hills, Ill. ZF Services,
the strategic aftermarket business unit
of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, recently
celebrated the grand opening of its
expanded distribution center. The cen-
ter was enlarged by nearly 81 percent
to improve efficiencies and customer
service.
With our centralized location,
great people, quality products and com-
mitment to excellence, I know we will
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said Tim Corcoran, President and COO
of ZF Services North America, who
dedicated the expanded facility with
about 300 colleagues. Having all of
our competencies under one roof will
allow our organization to be extreme-
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needs.
ZF Services broke ground on the
expansion in May 2009, about a year
and a half after the merger of ZF Sales
& Service NA, LLC and ZF Trading
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Construction was completed last
October, followed by two months of
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transferring more than 255 truckloads
of products from an Ohio distribution
facility.
The 129,000-square-foot expan-
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facturing, administration and distribu-
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Seal Aftermarket Products LLC
2315 S.W. 32
nd
Ave
Pembroke Park, FL 33023
Ph. 954-364-2400
Fax 954-364-2401
Organizational Announcements

Chris MacLeod Chip Carlson Francisco Lopez Marty Novil
Chris MacLeod is the Domestic Sales Manager for Seal Aftermarket Products. Chris is a twenty-four year veteran of the
Automotive OE market formerly with Parker Hannifin. His expertise in automotive products and systems both in sales and
marketing makes Chris an asset to the Seal Aftermarket Products management team. Chris will work from his home in Tampa,
Florida and can be reached at (810) 444-5515 or email at Chris.MacLeod@ttk-bryco.com.
Chip Carlson is one of three Sales Representatives for Seal Aftermarket Products that will focus exclusively on Mexico. Chip
has worked in the Automotive Industry both OE and Aftermarket for more than 15 years. Prior to founding Cima International,
Chip was employed at ROL Manufacturing, and Freudenberg NOK, Chip brings his excellent project management skills to the
Seal Aftermarket Products team. Chip can be reached at 440-398-0108 or email at Chipc@cimainternational.biz.
Francisco Lopez is one of three Sales Representatives for Seal Aftermarket Products that will focus exclusively in the Mexico
Market. Francisco has worked in the Automotive Industry in operations and in sales for more than 17 years. Franciscos
expertise in organizational operations is an asset for Seal Aftermarket Products and our customers. Francisco lives in
Guadalajara and can be reached at 52 (33) 3666-2936 or email at Franciscol@cinainternational.biz.
Marty Novil is one of three Sales Representatives for Seal Aftermarket Products that will focus exclusively in the Mexico Market.
Marty has worked for over thirty years in Sealing Systems Technology. Most recently, the Director of Technology of Sealing
Products for ROL Manufacturing, Marty holds several patents in design engineering. Marty is ready to help Seal Aftermarket
Products and their customers design new aftermarket fixes. Marty can be reached by email Martyn@cimainternational.biz..

SealAftermarketProductsLLC



Seal Aftermarket Products LLC
2315 S.W. 32
nd
Ave
Pembroke Park, FL 33023
Ph. 954-364-2400
Fax 954-364-2401
Organizational Announcements

Chris MacLeod Chip Carlson Francisco Lopez Marty Novil
Chris MacLeod is the Domestic Sales Manager for Seal Aftermarket Products. Chris is a twenty-four year veteran of the
Automotive OE market formerly with Parker Hannifin. His expertise in automotive products and systems both in sales and
marketing makes Chris an asset to the Seal Aftermarket Products management team. Chris will work from his home in Tampa,
Florida and can be reached at (810) 444-5515 or email at Chris.MacLeod@ttk-bryco.com.
Chip Carlson is one of three Sales Representatives for Seal Aftermarket Products that will focus exclusively on Mexico. Chip
has worked in the Automotive Industry both OE and Aftermarket for more than 15 years. Prior to founding Cima International,
Chip was employed at ROL Manufacturing, and Freudenberg NOK, Chip brings his excellent project management skills to the
Seal Aftermarket Products team. Chip can be reached at 440-398-0108 or email at Chipc@cimainternational.biz.
Francisco Lopez is one of three Sales Representatives for Seal Aftermarket Products that will focus exclusively in the Mexico
Market. Francisco has worked in the Automotive Industry in operations and in sales for more than 17 years. Franciscos
expertise in organizational operations is an asset for Seal Aftermarket Products and our customers. Francisco lives in
Guadalajara and can be reached at 52 (33) 3666-2936 or email at Franciscol@cinainternational.biz.
Marty Novil is one of three Sales Representatives for Seal Aftermarket Products that will focus exclusively in the Mexico Market.
Marty has worked for over thirty years in Sealing Systems Technology. Most recently, the Director of Technology of Sealing
Products for ROL Manufacturing, Marty holds several patents in design engineering. Marty is ready to help Seal Aftermarket
Products and their customers design new aftermarket fixes. Marty can be reached by email Martyn@cimainternational.biz..
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Lory Transmission Parts (305) 642-4621
Miami Transmission Kits (305) 885-7355
ART Auto Sport Unlimited
Remanufactured Transmissions
(616) 748-5725
Weller Auto Trucks
Has many different
shop locations
Instaclean (928) 680-4445
Silver Star Transmission (405) 330-9300
Trans-Pac Motor Parts (310) 637-9156
Transfer Case Express
has multiple
locations
62 GEARS August 2010
BUSINESS FOR SALE: Unique
transmission shop located in the
heart of Montana for sale. This
pristine shop is 40 by 60 foot,
features 2 Rotory hoists and
much more equipment. Also in-
cluded, a 2 story, 2 bath house
with a full unfnished basement.
The backyard has a natural
spring with a pond stock with
fresh trout and 5 acres of prime
Montana land. This property is
7 miles outside of Lewistown,
Montana. Call (406) 538-9085
Serious inquires only please.
BUSINESS FOR SALE: Califor-
nia You need to take a look at
this one! 40 years of excellent
business transmission & general
automotive service. Same great
location, central California, this
is not your ordinary shop. Large
building with latest equipment,
owner ready to retire. Contact
(209) 602-7250. ATRA Mbr
HELP WANTED: Transmission
Technical Director - National re-
manufacturer of transmissions
seeks an experienced technical
director to oversee and direct
quality procedures, remanufac-
turing specifcations and pro-
vide hands on training to re-
builders. Must have a minimum
of 10 years experience, have
experience in GM, Ford, and
Chrysler transmissions, posses
excellent communication skills,
both written and oral, be detail
oriented and have strong lead-
ership skills. Our company of-
fers excellent working environ-
ment with modern equipment.
Pay is based on experience and
we offer full health, life, dental
benefts and more. Please email
your resume to b4everreal@
aol.com, it will be held in the
strictest confdence.
HELP WANTED: Indiana - Ex-
perienced transmission rebuild-
er needed. Must be able to build
front and rear wheel drive trans-
missions, manual and automatic
transfer cases, foreign and do-
mestic. Our shop is clean with
the latest diagnostic equipment.
Opened Monday through Friday,
includes insurance, uniforms,
paid vacations and holidays. Lo-
cated in Osceola, Indiana con-
tact Dave at (574) 651-5000.
ATRA Mbr
HELP WANTED: Alto Products
Corp., R&D Specialist - Join the
Alto research and development
team. Position requires at least
3 years of R & R, Rebuilding,
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ADVERTISERS
Name Page Name Page
AA Midwest .......................................................................... 27
www.aaeq.net
Alto Products Corp. ............................................................. 27
www.altousa.com
Arrow Uniform ..................................................................... 26
www.arrowuniform.com
ATRA .......................................................................50, 52, 56
members.atra.com
Certified Transmission ........................................................... 9
www.certifiedtransmissions.com
ETE Reman ......................................................................... 15
www.enginetrans.com
EVT Parts ............................................................................ 19
www.evtparts.com
Exedy Globalparts Corporation ........................................... 35
www.exedyusa.com
First National Merchant Solutions ....................................... 30
www.fnms.com
G-Cor Automotive Corp ....................................................... 30
www.transmisionshardparts.com
Heffernan Group .................................................................. 32
www.heffgroup.com
International Torque Converters .......................................... 33
Jasper Engines & Transmissions ...................................... IBC
www.jasperengines.com
Life Automotive Products Inc. ........................................ 21, 26
www.smartblend.com
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www.lubegard.com
Precision European Inc. ...................................................... 63
www.peius.com
Precision International ......................................................... 29
www.transmissionkits.com
Raybestos Powertrain ........................................................... 5
www.raybestospowertrain.com
Seal Aftermarket Products-
Parker Hannifin Corporation ............................................ 13
www.parker.com
SEMA................................................................................... 41
www.sema.org
Slauson Transmission Parts ................................................ 31
www.slauson.com
Sonnax Industries .............................................................. IFC
www.sonnax.com
SuperFlow Technologies Group .......................................... 32
www.superflow.com
Superior Transmission Parts .....................................7, 37, 39
www.superior-transmission.com
TCI Automotive .................................................................... 33
www.tciauto.com
Transmission Exchange Co. ............................................... 37
www.txchange.com
Transmission Specialties ..................................................... 17
www.transmission-specialties.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. ................................................. 23, 43
www.transtarindustries.com
TransTec By CORTECO ...................................................... 25
www.transtec.com
Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts, Inc. .......................... 3
www.wittrans.com
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