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GEARS Aprll 2017

GEARS Aprll 2017
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The April issue of GEARS features tech articles on CAN systems diagnostics, Mazda’s SRS module calibration, correcting Toyota’s U140/U240 shift troubles and checking crankshaft and camshaft sensors.


In our management section, learn how to diagnose and fix your shop’s profit leaks and learn about creating and Exit Strategy when the time comes.

Plus, other informative articles on everything you need to know about torque, and the one tool you will be needing soon to check fluid levels of the 948TE 9-Speed transmission.

Also included in this issue, Sonnax’s 4L60/E Performance and Heavy-Duty Product Guide.


In this Issue:

A Life Well-Lived

A Life Well-Lived

One day, you’ll be gone. When that day comes, the things that others will say about you and the life you’ve lived will depend on how you lived it. What will people be saying about you?
TALES FROM THE BENCH: 948TE Checking Fluid Levels

TALES FROM THE BENCH: 948TE Checking Fluid Levels

The 948TE is going to be a common occurrence in your shop in the years ahead. Learn how to build your own fluid dipstick and the procedures for checking the fluid level in these soon-to-be-common units.
FROM THE CEO:  Imagine Your Image

FROM THE CEO: Imagine Your Image

If you’ve been trying — unsuccessfully — to create a mission statement for your business, maybe it’s time to start thinking about how the motoring public views your image.
Everything You Need to Know About Torque

Everything You Need to Know About Torque

Once, not so long ago, torquing a bolt was as simple as waiting for the click. These days, there’s a lot more to it, and sometimes it requires replacing the bolts every time you torque them down to specs.
ON THE ROAD: Correcting Toyota U140/U240 Shift Troubles

ON THE ROAD: Correcting Toyota U140/U240 Shift Troubles

The first in a series of two articles covering common shift problems on these very familiar transmissions. This first article looks at flares, slips, and bindups — problems that have been keeping ATRA’s HotLine busy.
SMART EXIT: The Best Way Out

SMART EXIT: The Best Way Out

If you’ve started looking at creating an exit strategy for your business, your first step is to determine exactly what you have to sell. From there, you can figure out what it’s worth and who might be interested.