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GEARS June 2017

GEARS June 2017
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The June issue of GEARS features a Shop Equipment and Tools section showcasing some of the most essential tools from some of the biggest names in our industry.

This month’s issue also features a special editorial from Lubegard on how they’ve positioned themselves for growth.

Plus, technical articles on Toyota’s U150 and U250vShift Troubles, GM’s 6T40 Solenoids, and Tackling a 4ET50 hybrid.

Our Smart Exit series continues in the management section. Along with more informative and motivational articles from Jim Cathcart and Nancy Friedman and Thom Tschetter.

In this Issue:

You Can’t Take It With You!

You Can’t Take It With You!

Nancy Friedman made quite a splash when she spoke at Expo a few years ago. This year she’s back, with plenty of advice on how to prepare to spend less time working and more time on what you’d like to do with your life.
SMART EXIT: Who Might Buy My Shop?

SMART EXIT: Who Might Buy My Shop?

The third article in a series designed to help you prepare for the day when you decide it’s time to move on. Covers specific points you need to understand when trying to find a buyer and set a value for your shop.
SHOP PROFILE:  Aus-Tex Transmission

SHOP PROFILE: Aus-Tex Transmission

Pepe Torres has built a business model around a clearly defined set of processes and procedures, and it’s working well for him in his new shop in Round Rock, Texas
Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds

Sometimes you can search the world for your pot of gold, only to discover it’s always been right in your backyard. Maybe you have a diamond-in-the-rough already in your shop, just waiting to give it a polish.
IT CAN MAKE FOR A BAD DAY:  Tackling a 4ET50 Hybrid

IT CAN MAKE FOR A BAD DAY: Tackling a 4ET50 Hybrid

Hybrid vehicles are starting to show up more and more at shops all across the country. So it’s becoming more important than ever to understand how they work, so you can diagnose and repair these vehicles effectively and safely.
TALES FROM THE BENCH:  Understanding GM 6T40 Solenoids

TALES FROM THE BENCH: Understanding GM 6T40 Solenoids

An overview of the solenoids and pressure switches used to control GM’s 6T40 solenoids, with a detailed explanation of how each solenoid works and how to analyze common problems in these very common transaxles.