David Chalker
Bypass the TIPM to Test Code P0882
The transmission business can be exhausting, not only physically but also emotionally and financially. ATRA is here to help provide answers and find creative fixes for the problems you encounter during the day-to-day grind. One problem we hear quite frequently on the Hotline involves Chrysler/Dodge vehicles with DTC P0882. This often shows up on trucks with the 45/545/65/66/68RFE, 42RLE, and 41...

From the Ground Up
It's difficult trying to keep up with all the technology in today's cars and trucks. So much so that sometimes it can feel overwhelming. And when a problem shows up after a repair, it can complicate things even more. We’ve all had our nightmare vehicles that never seem to make it out of the shop… the jobs that never die. Check this, check that, change the solenoid, change the valve body. He...

Diagnosing Pressure Trouble Codes
A look at the pressure control system on Chrysler’s RFE transmissions, with an in-depth view of the solenoids they use. Covers the trouble codes associated with these systems and the basic diagnostic steps for isolating problems.

Correcting Toyota U150/U250 Shift Troubles
The ATRA Tech HotLine still receives calls on Toyota/Lexus U140/U240 and U150/U250 transmissions with shifting issues. These vehicles exhibit a number of conditions, including slipping or binding shifts. Often these problem transmissions have already been rebuilt, with new gaskets, seals, O-rings, and sometimes new solenoids. But they still have problems: That’s usually when we get the call. ...

Correcting Toyota U140/U240 Shift Troubles
The ATRA Tech HotLine still receives calls on Toyota/Lexus U140/U240 and U150/U250 transmissions with shifting issues. These vehicles exhibit a number of conditions, including slipping or binding shifts. Often these problem transmissions have already been rebuilt, with new gaskets, seals, O-rings, and sometimes even new solenoids.But they still have problems: That’s usually when we get the ca...

Updates to the Ford 6R80 Part 2
In the June 2016 issue of GEARS, we looked at some of the updates to the 6R80 transmission. We covered why the one-way clutch was added and some of the dimensional changes that were required to get it to fit, along with the strategy changes in clutch and solenoid operation. This month we’re going to look at the rest of the dimensional changes, along with the hydraulic and electronic changes. ...

Updates to the Ford 6R80
In this issue of GEARS, we’re going to delve into the Ford 6R80 transmission and discuss some of the more recent and major changes that have taken place. Ford began using the ZF6HP26 transmission in the 2005 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator with the 5.4L engine. In subsequent years, this transmission, known as the 6R60/75/80, began showing up in Explorer, Mountaineer, F150, and Mustang v...