Gears Past Issues

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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.

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GEARS May 2017

GEARS May 2017
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The May issue of GEARS 2017.

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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.

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GEARS March 2017

GEARS March 2017
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GEARS March 2017

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GEARS January/February 2017

GEARS January/February 2017
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GEARS December 2016

GEARS December 2016
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Inside the December2016 issue of GEARS magazine!
Great new tech:
• Mystery Behind the Nissan/Jatco CVT pulleys
• A Logical Approach to Solenoid Circuit Testing
• Graphing Meters Make Diagnosing Easier!
Plus, this issue’s shop profile features Chip’s Transmissions in Sevierville, TN
Profit building management articles and a complete
wrap of the 2016 Powertrain Expo.
All inside this issue of GEARS magazine!

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GEARS October-November 2016

GEARS October-November 2016
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GEARS October-November 2016

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GEARS September 2016

GEARS September 2016
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Ready, set, go! It’s time for expo. In this issue, Steve Bodofsky touts the benefits of bringing your whole shop to this year’s Powertrain Expo (see complete program coverage at www.powertrainexpo.com).
Technical articles on the Ford Torqshift 5R110, updates to the Ford 6R80, fuel system diagnosing and understanding pressure switch operations. This month’s shop profile features Driveline & Gears Service of Fallon. Plus, up-to-date management articles and the Powertrain Industry News section all inside the September issue of GEARS magazine.

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GEARS August 2016

GEARS August 2016
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The August issue of GEARS Magazine brings first-hand, detailed explanation of the Subaru 5AT Valve Body. Plus more first-class tech info and how-to articles on the Jatco CVT and the 6F35N, and more computer communication troubleshooting techniques.
The key to creating effective advertising for your shop, a point-by-point explanation of how valuable you are to your customers and why it is important for you to keep up with technology. All this, in the August issue of GEARS magazine.

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GEARS July 2016

GEARS July 2016
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Inside this issue of GEARS magazine: The Future of Automatic Transmissions, Computer Communication Troubles and When a Service isn’t just a Service Anymore.
The best tech in the industry plus timely shop management articles and this month’s shop profile featuring, Dave Wilkes, the Transmission Detective!
Welcome to the  July issue of GEARS magazine.

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GEARS June 2016

GEARS June 2016
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The June issue of GEARS Magazine comes loaded with more award-winning technical articles detailing problems and fixes for those transmissions that could already be on your bench. From sensors and reprogramming to fluid and clutches, this issue has you covered. 
Plus motivating management articles, and Power Industry News to keep you updated with what's happening in the automatic transmission rebuilding industry.

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GEARS May 2016

GEARS May 2016
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Inside this issue of GEARS Magazine,
A Look at Common Sensor Failures in today's transmissions with Keith Clark in Sensing Problems.

What’s the difference between long and short term fuel trim? Find out in Fuel Trim: Your Crystal Ball.

Continue to improve the durability of your rebuild of the 400 and 4L80 Transmissions with Cristoforos Kokkonis as he looks at ways of Correcting Carrier Float.

Plus, great management articles, Shop Profile featuring Dusty’s Transmission in Central Point Oregon and a complete Program Guide to this year’s Powertrain Expo.

All inside the May issue of GEARS Magazine.

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GEARS April 2016

GEARS April 2016
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The April 2016 issue of GEARS Magazine comes loaded with enlightening management articles for any shop or any business looking to grow sales, acquire and retain customers as well as earning the respect from those customers.   

In the tech side, GEARS takes A look Inside Subaru CVT Generation 2 in Tales From The Bench with Jarad Warren. Also, Word on the Street is Mercedes Benz with their new DSG transmission, the 7G DCT. Mike Souza has the intel.  

All this plus more informative articles on the 6L90E, O2 codes and things that happen When Science Meets the Transmission Bench.

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GEARS March 2016

GEARS March 2016
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The March issue of GEARS magazine is online.
Inside this issue complete coverage of the annual TCRA seminar with torque converter technical articles begins on page 40.
Shop Profile features Baker’s Transmission of Grand Junction Colorado
Plus timely tech and management articles all inside the March issue of GEARS magazine.

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GEARS January-February 2016

GEARS January-February 2016
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The January/February B2B directory is your one stop source for contacting your favorite supplier. A great  resource that is available all year long through the GEARS online Buyers’ Guide (B2B Directory).

Plus great technical and management articles, Powertrain Industry News and more. All inside this issue of GEARS magazine.

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GEARS December 2015

GEARS December 2015
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Inside the December 2015 issue of GEARS
Chrysler’s 948TE – Toyota/Lexus 8-Speed Transmission review – 6R60E/6R80E  bulkhead connector problems
Plus profit building management articles: How to Add New Customers through Powerful Marketing!
A complete recap of ATRA’s Powertrain Expo and a closer look at ETE Reman in our supplier spotlight.
All this and more inside our December issue!

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GEARS October-November 2015

GEARS October-November 2015
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GEARS Magazine is the Official publication
of ATRA’s Powertrain Expo
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Industry leading technical articles: 
Just a Little Too Much – A bolt just 2mm too long created a problem that nearly cost a customer the price of a new 6L80 transmission
Engine or Transmission Part II
Range Rover Transfer Case Problem puts Transmission into Failsafe
This month’s shop Profile: AA Quality Transmission, Stuart Fl
And our Supplier spotlight- Raybestos Powertrain From Concept to Customer
All inside this issue of GEARS Magazine

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GEARS September 2015

GEARS September 2015
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Inside the GEARS September 2015 issue:

Getting ready for ATRAs’ Powertrain Expo; with tech and management preview articles.

Steve Bodofsky sits down with John Ratezenberger to preview his keynote address at this year’s expo.

Plus, timely technical articles: Diagnosing today’s powertrain is it the Engine or Transmission? (part 1)

Addressing the age old problem of Converter Drain back; 6L Series giving you a headache? Pete Husher has your cure. 

Also, business management articles and this month’s Shop Profile featuring the Leroux Brothers Transmission in Barton Vt.

All inside this issue of GEARS magazine!

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GEARS August 2015

GEARS August 2015
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Inside the August issue of GEARS
Updates and information on the 6R60/80 and ZF6HP transmissions; more on the Subaru CVT Gen 2. The science behind keeping transmissions cool.
Plus,
This month’s Shop Profile: Mister Transmissions, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Joe Rivera takes a look at some of our industry’s Living Legends.
Timely management articles from Expo Speakers Mark Sanborn and Jim Cathcart
Complete schedule of events for the upcoming ATRA Powertrain Expo, Powertrain Industry News and more.

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GEARS July 2015

GEARS July 2015
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GEARS July 2015

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GEARS June 2015

GEARS June 2015
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Inside the June 2015 issue of GEARS:

GM’s 8L90 8-speed, 68RFE Valve body, From the bench – Build Your own Vacuum Test Stand

Plus part two of When Enough is Enough (retirement from your shop series).

This month’s featured Shop Profile, J&G Transmissions in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Powertrain Industry News from the automatic transmission repair industry.

John Ratzenberg to speak at this year’s ATRA Powertrain Expo as the keynote speaker during the luncheon sponsored by Raybestos Powertrain.

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GEARS May 2015

GEARS May 2015
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Inside this issue of GEARS magazine:

ZF9HP48 -dog clutch, 01M 3-4 Bind, 3 Generations of the Honda CVT - plus complete program details on ATRA's Powertrain Expo 2015! 

Ready for your next step? Thom Tschetter begins his series on retirement from the industry. 

Plus, Powertrain Industry News, Social Media, and this month's shop profile on Victoria Transmissions

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GEARS April 2015

GEARS April 2015
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Inside the April issue of GEARS
Timely and informative technical artilces:
We ask, Do I Need to Reprogram the Computer?
Retrieve and Clear Codes on a Nissan UD 450-43IE; Even a Dead Battery Can Sometimes Start the Engine.
Plus, great insight and management articles like: How Many People Work for You?; Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business.
Our Shop Profile this month features Expert Transmission and Auto Repair in Decatur, IN.
Preview  ATRA’s Powertrain Expo, Powertrain Industry News and more all inside the April 2015 issue of GEARS magazine.

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GEARS March 2015 - Annual Torque Converter Issue

GEARS March 2015 - Annual Torque Converter Issue
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March is the GEARS annual torque converter issue. It’s  when we focus on a critical – and often misunderstood – area of today’s automatic transmission.

Inside this issue, ATRA CEO, Dennis Madden takes a fresh look at torque converter ballooning and the conditions it’s likely to cause.  We are also covering the TCRA Seminar event being held in Greenville, South Carolina, April 24 and 25. Finally, this issue’s shop profile presents Team Ramco Tranmissions and Torque Converters; and ATRA and TCRA Member in Yuma, Arizona.

It’s March, and here at GEARS, that means Torque Converters! Enjoy.

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GEARS Buyer's Guide 2015 Issue

GEARS Buyer's Guide 2015 Issue
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GEARS Magazine takes a sneak peak at the New General Motors 8-speed, automatic rear wheel drive transmission in the 2015 Corvette Z06 Stingray, the 8L90. Plus a look at the details of the CVT-7 and 1ET35, a pair of new transmissions introduced in the 2014 Chevrolet Spark (C Body). And Get started repairing Jatco’s JF011E CVT in Tales From The Bench.
In management, this issue provides Ten Reasons Why the SBA May Decline Your Buyer’s Loan and takes you into Generation IV: The Next Step in Business Thinking.
Plus shop and customer’s stories to help your industry.
And of course, our 2015 Buyer’s Guide.

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December 2014

December 2014
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The December issue of GEARS is online. Inside this issue: 
It's a Wrap! details of this year's ATRA Powertrain Expo -page 52.

Plus great technical artilcles_ AW55-50N/AF33-23/RE5F22a: no Third after Servicing - CFT-30: Rebuild highlights and Must-Hae Tools - Taking a Mini Look at Mini 

Shop Profile - Do It Right Transmission and Auto Repair 

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Oct/Nov 2014

Oct/Nov 2014
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In this exciting issue of GEARS magazine -

IT'S SHOW TIME! ATRA's 2014 Powertrain Expo Exhibitor Directoy

Less Is More: A Look at the ZF 8-Speed Transmission

North American Powertrain Components (NAPC) ON THE RISE...

SHOP PROFILE: A&A Transmissions, Yukon, OK

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September 2014

September 2014
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Inside this issue: A fresh take on the Nissan RE7R01A;

Honda CRV- plus

Fixes from the ATRA Hotline,

Data Link Connectors and what you need to know before diagnosis. 

This issue's Shop Profile is Dirks Automotive and Transmission Repair in Oroville, CA.

Forecast calls for the Perfect Expo 

You Need a Vacation 

Four Myths of Revenue Growth -

What is Customer Engagement?

Shopping Habits of the Millennial Generation 

From the CEO

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August 2014

August 2014
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In this issue: Automatic Transmission News From Across the Pond

Updates to the Magna Powertrain Transfer Cases

Precision International - When Transmission Rebuilder Have Questions, Precision Has Answers Freature Story on page 21

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July 2014

July 2014
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In this issue of GEARS - Hot Flashes: A Look at the New Dodge Cooling System Controls

Valve Body Problems

Playing With Pulleys: Jatco CVT

Shop Profile - Lee's Automatic Transmissions, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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June 2014

June 2014
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On the Cover: The Crew from Certified Transmission and Total Car Care in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Also check out - Tackling toyota Communication Issues by Bill Brayton

The Value of Qualifying Your Customers by Rodger Bland

ATRA's Powertrain Expo! And much, much more in this issue of GEARS...

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May 2014

May 2014
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GEARS Magazine for the Transmission Rebuild Industry

On the cover - Chris Gramelspacher (L), Transtar Regional Sales Manager with Sean Avner, owner of A-Team Transmissions in Columbus, Ohio. Transtar & DACCO Join Forces; The Real Winner is You.

Plus - Summer Prep - Keeping Cool: A Cooling System Primer, Toyota's U660E: The Mystery of the Rotating Bearing! 

Shop Profile - Monroe Transmission - Yuba City, CA

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April 2014

April 2014
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GEARS Magazine for the Transmission Rebuilding Industry! 

On the cover - Owner Ray Seiler (right) passes over the keys to his business to former manager and new owner Kris Virdo -read complete story inside page 54. Plus: technical articles on the LCT 1000; Subaru Lineatronic CVT; New 8-speed rear wheel drive transmission from Aisin Warner.
Business insights: Selling the Value that Nobody can Compete with - 
Facing Uncertainty in Today's Business Environment. 
Powertrain Industry News, From the CEO and more all inside this issue of GEARS

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March 2014

March 2014
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GEARS Magazine's Torque Converter issue featuring technical articles on the 68RFE: Flexing its Muscle, How to properly diagnose converter shudder. A look at GM Grade Braking systems. 
Plus our feature supplier profile on WIT Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts, Inc, - The Partnership the Pledge. 
Complete program information on the upcoming TCRA (Torque Converter Rebuilders Assoc.) annual seminar. 
Management articles and the latest news from around the industry. All in this issue of GEARS March 2014.

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Jan/Feb 2014 Buyers Guide

Jan/Feb 2014 Buyers Guide
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2014 GEARS Buyers Guide Issue 

More Buyers Guide information throughout the year at www.gearsmagazine.com 

Tech: Resetting Shift Adapts ~ Subaru Lineartronic CVT ~ 68RFE Overdrive Clutch Failure ~ When a Mount isn't just a Mount ~Where's the Dipstick? 

Management: The Secret Recipe for Growing Your Business in 2014 ~ Virtual Management training is here! ~ Up Your Business - What a Soap Opera! ~ I Have a Dream Too - for Your Business

From the CEO- Powertrain Industry News - remembering Ewell Dickerson, Shopper and Classifeds - all inside this issue of GEARS magazine. 

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December 2013

December 2013
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Inside this Issue:

Bigger Is Better! the New Honda 6-Speed Transmission

6T70/6T75 Changing Times in 2013 

Another CVT; Subaru Lineartronic-CVT 

Shop Profile: Transmission Technicians, Massapequa, NY

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October/November 2013

October/November 2013
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The Pressure's OFF
Ford’s CFT30
Pump’n Iron
Pressure regulation and the problems
that can be traced to reduced flow
EXPO Show Highlights!

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GEARS Show Floor issue

GEARS Show Floor issue
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GEARS Show Floor issue 

Complete listing of exhibitting companies at the largest gathering of transmission rebuilding professionals in the world! 


Also, inside this issue: Ford's Dual Clutch is Shifting into the Future 

Reprogramming a Ford Computer 
A message from the President of ATRA, Jim Rodd

Trans-King Transmission and Auto Care - Shop Profile and more. 

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August 2013

August 2013
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Time is Running Out! Register today for this year's Powertrain Expo in Washington D.C. 

Inside this issue complete show previews on this year's technical sessions. plus, Meet Gorgen Zargarian, his "Shift It" Youtube video has gone viral with over 3 million hits!

Great Technical, A Sneak Peek into the Kia A6LF1 * VW 09G * Chrysler's CVT* 6F35N

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July 2013

July 2013
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Take Your Shop to the Top!

The Loss of a Legend: Gil Younger, January 28, 1930 – June 7, 2013 

More inside.

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MAY / JUNE 2013

MAY / JUNE 2013
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Expo brochure 2013

Expo brochure 2013
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Celebrate your pride in America by visiting our dynamic capitol and attending ATRA’s Powertrain Expo all at the same time! Like every year, ATRA has pulled out all the stops. From a management program that’ll change the way you do business to a technical program that has compiled nearly 30 hours of the very best information and training. You don’t want to miss ATRA’s Powertrain Expo in Washington DC September 19-22!

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April 2013

April 2013
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March 2013

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Jan/Feb 2013

Jan/Feb 2013
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Online Buyers Guide

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December 2012

December 2012
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The December issue of GEARS is online - Inside this issue

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October/November 2012

October/November 2012
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The October/November issue of GEARS is online - Inside this issue

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September 2012

September 2012
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The September issue of GEARS is online - Inside this issue

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August 2012

August 2012
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The August issue of GEARS is online! 

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July 2012

July 2012
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The July issue is online! ATRA's 2012 Powertrain Expo - The Push is on....

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May/Jun 2012

May/Jun 2012
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 Inside the May-June issue: The Strategy of the 722.9 (NAG2) - page 4

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April 2012

April 2012
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March 2012

March 2012
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Inside this GEARS March issue: WIT - Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts - A Unique name for a Unique Business...Proving they've got What It Takes - Page 16

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Jan/Feb 2012

Jan/Feb 2012
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GEARS Jan/Feb issue plus Online Buyer's Guide with category listings

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December 2011

December 2011
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The December issue of GEARS is online - Inside this issue

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October/November 2011

October/November 2011
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September 2011

September 2011
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The September issue of GEARS is online - Inside this issue

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August 2011

August 2011
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The August issue of GEARS is Online!

Inside: So what will cars - and transmissions- look like in 30 years? Precision International  takes A Glimpse Into The Future  in this issue's cover story.

Plus: Why You Need a Scope ~ A Quick Look at Honda 5 Speeds~ 722.6 binds on the 3-4 shift...~ Like a Switch on the Phone to Make it Ring-What's Working in Draper Utah.

From the CEO * ATRA NEWS and Powertrain Industry News

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July 2011

July 2011
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The July issue of GEARS is online!

Inside this issue:Sonnax - A Smarter Approach  Sonnax has always taken a smarter approach to automatic transmission componets - read how in this issue of GEARS.

Plus.. Problems with MP Transfer Case by Steve Garrett ~ AX4S Cooler Flow Info by Mike Souza ~ Hybrid and Electic Vehicle Transmision Motor Diagnostics by Dr. Mark Quatro

Barbara Moran of Moran Indsutries is now the sole owner of the franschise company her father built over 40 years ago. Read her story from receptionist to owner in Flight of the Bumblebee

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May/June

May/June
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The May/June issue of GEARS is online!

In this issue: Mission: POSSIBLE Transtar Industries. The Mission Possible Force at Transtar is busy working on tomorrow's technology today, to solve problems you don't even know you will have!

Plus, Hybrid Electrical Safety: Because Your Life May Depend on It! - page 4 A Look at the New MP Transfer Case - page 34; When Electricity Goes Bad - page 8

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April 2011

April 2011
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The April issue of GEARS is Online ~ On the Cover: Whatever It Takes Transmission Transmission Parts, Inc.

Whatever it Takes  - From its Customers' Viewpoints - WIT's foundation and the driver of its success will always be customer service. No matter what its price points are or what products it offers, the first thing WIT's customers are always quick to talk about is how well they're treated!

Also, inside this issue~ GEARing up for ATRA' Powertrain Expo 2011in Las Vegas, NV October 27-31. 

TECH ARTICLES ~ Getting a Firm Grip on the RE5R05A! , Torque Converter Tech - Membership Matters, ATRA news and more.

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March 2011

March 2011
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The March issue of GEARS is Online ~ On the Cover: Just Ask G-Cor Automtovie Corp.

G-Cor Automotive is a full line core supplier based in Columbus, Ohio - read how this growing company is meeting the needs of our industry in providing hardparts by processing over 10,000 transmissions per month!

Also, inside this issue~ Get ready for the annual TCRA seminar May 13-14 Chicago, IL 

TECH ARTICLES ~ TCC Test on the Operating Table, When All Eles Fails, Check the Wiring,  Shop Profile - Summit Transmissions, La Mesa, CA

Torque Converter Tech - Membership Matters,ATRA news and more.

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Jan/Feb 2011

Jan/Feb 2011
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2011 Buyer's Guide edition - plus bonus NEW ONLINE BUYER'S GUIDE (see link to the left in Quick Links section).

Inside this issue of GEARS ~ Precision International - Technically Ahead

Tri-City Transmission - Setting the Bar for Processes and Procedures

Ford F150 with EPC Code * Phantom Oil Leaks 4AT (H4DOTC) by Subaru * RE5R05A... Again?

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December 2010

December 2010
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Inside the December issue of GEARS ~

Peter Fink of Certified Transmission explains the importance of "The Job Done Right at the Right Price"   Fink, Certified Transmissions' hands-on leader has guided his company to another Better Business Bureau Integrity Award for 2010.

Technical artilces ~ Asin AF-17; Toyota's A750E;  - Simple tool ideas and the Mecedes 722.6 NAG1 Dipstick tube mystery.

Management ~ Bob Cooper explores the question of: How Much is Your Business Worth?

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Oct/Nov GEARS 2010

Oct/Nov GEARS 2010
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Seal Aftermarket Products - When it comes to customer relations SAP is lucky to have employees who know the customers and their busineses.

A Step toward  Breakthrough: Selling What Your Customers Need

Complete Powertrain Expo coverage ~ From Golfing to Line Dancing - we cover this year's Powertrain Expo starting on page 40

Plus great tech articles, ATRA News and news from the Powertrain Industry all inside this issue of GEARS!

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September 2010

September 2010
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Annual Show Floor Issue featuring Lubegard by International Lubricants (page 22)

ATRA's Powertrain Expo 2010 ~ San Antonio, Texas

plus great technical and management articles inside this issue

LCT 1000 with a Flashing Shift Indicator * RE5R01A/5A Slide 1-2 shifts * In Search of a Good Technician * Membership Matters * From the CEO and more!!

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August 2010

August 2010
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 Inside the Latest Exciting Issue ~

Excellent Tech and Management Articles
 
Tech: Fun with Transmissions: The Aisin Warner 6-Speed, Keep Those Tranny's Rolling: Quattro and 4Motion, The RE5R05A: A Deeper Look, The Magna Powertrain Transfer Case, A Closer Look at VW's 09G, Doctor Doctor: Understanding the Dodge Family of CVT Units, Street Smart: U660E
 
Management: What's Working: Now We Have the Proof!

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July 2010

July 2010
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 Inside this exciting issue ~

Great Tech and Management Articles
 
Tech: identifying whether or not a sound is normal, checkballs and their functions, and electronic fretting...
 
Management: How Bret Plue of Allstar Automotive is filling the needs of the transmission rebuilders industry, Cooling System Services, Cost of Consumer Complaints, and Employee Handbooks.

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May/June 2010

May/June 2010
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ATRAs Powertrain Expo is coming to San Antonio, TX September 9th - 12th     Great Tech and Management Sessions ~ Tradeshow ~ Golf ~ and special events! Complete details on this year's show inside this issue of GEARS
 
Plus - Find out how Zach Evans of Zach's Transmissions and 4x4 of Longmont, CO is Making it Work! and how Expo changed his business forever.
 
tech: The New 68RFE ~ Computer Flash ~ NV233 Transfercase ~ 6-Speed 6F35 ~Acura's SH-AWD system ~ Diagnosing PCI communications and more! All inside this issue of GEARS
 

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April 2010

April 2010
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Inside this issue  the April Issue of GEARS

A Decade of Service - Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts celebrates a decade of service to the transmission rebuilding industry.

plus... The Vess brothers of USA Transmissions are Making It Work in a big way -Texas Style

Great tech too -

A Closer Look at the Toyota A750E Valve Body  * Building a 5 Volt Signal Generator *

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March 2010

March 2010
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Cover Story -Team Transtar - THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PARTS -page 16

Torque Converter Tech - Can't See the Converter for the Trees -page 4 ** Do you have a nagging TCC Shudder? -page 12 ** Shudder Symptoms - not always the converter - page 32 **

Plus -  Express Transmission in Stockton, CA Making it Work -page 44 **From the CEO ** Membership Matters ** Powertrain Industry News and more!!

TCRA 13th Annual Seminar hosted by  Consolidate Vehicle Converters CVC -details begin on page 29

 

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Jan/Feb 2010 Buyers Guide

Jan/Feb 2010 Buyers Guide
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The 2010 GEARS Indsutry Buyer's Guide and Directory!

Find the suppliers and their products and services in the all inclusive directory

websites, address, and information by categories - If you need information on an industry supplier; you'll find it here in the 2010 GEARS Buyer's Guide and Directory.

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December 2009

December 2009
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Cover Story:  There is an "I" in TEAM - A look into the business philosophy of Peter Fink and Certified Transmission -page 16. (pictured on the cover - Peter Fink and his daughter, Amanda)

ATRA's Powertrain Expo in Review - From the annual Red Girdley golf outting sponsored by Toledo Trans kit  to Transtar Industries, Inc. annual reception, we look back on our industry's annual garthering - coverage begins on page 32.

2004 Maxima in Failsafe (page 4)  * Nailing Down Driveability Problems (page 20)* 

From the CEO - Membership Matters - Powertrain Industry News

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October/November 2009

October/November 2009
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ATRA's Powertrain EXPO 2009 Show Floor issue. Complete Schedule at a Glance and Exhibitor listings starting on page 60!

Our Cover Story features Lubegard's ALL-STAR Collect & Cash Blowout.   This is the last chance to turn in ALL STAR stickers for cash. Lubegard will accept any sticker, from any previous contest, until February 14, 2010. Read more starting on page 20.

Also in this issue...Honda/Acura 5-Speed * Increase your Business by 10% (page 24) *  A message from the President of ATRA * ATRA News * 6T70/6T75 (part 5 of 5)  * Discovering the Need, page 44 * and more!

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September 2009

September 2009
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Inside this issue of GEARS - Seal Aftermarket Products - A Company You Can Count on - Page 16

A Fast Fix for the Allison LCT 1000 - Page 4

A Flash From the Past 4F50N Slips in 2nd or 3rd - Page 14

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August 2009

August 2009
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Inside the August issue of GEARS - read about how Precision International is Keeping Ahead of an Ever-Changing Market - page 20

20 Steps to Successful Transmission Repair - page 24

A New Technique for Selling Transmission Repair - page 30

ATRA's Powertrain Expo is just around the corner - page 58

GM PTO System * Mercedes 722.9 * 48RE Torque Converters* 6T70/6T75

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July 2009

July 2009
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Inside the June issue of GEARS - read about Sonnax: Defining Performance in the Transmisssion Industry...for Over 30 Years - Page 18

Toyota Hybrid Transaxle Cooling Systems - Page 22

A4BF2/A4AF3 Problems Before and After Rebuild - Page 12

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May/June 2009

May/June 2009
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Inside the May/June issue of Gears - read about Whatever It Takes: Raising the Bar in the Transmission Industry - page 16

A New Kid on the Block: 2ML70 (RPO M99) 2-Mode - Page 4

Making an Already Heay Duty Allison LCT 1000...Really Heavy Duty! - Page 32

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April 2009

April 2009
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Inside the April Issue of GEARS - Computer Reprograming: Making Good Money without Getting Your Hands Dirty

42/47RE Transmissions Won't Shift Without the Alternator - page 4

Memebership MATTERS - Driving Yourself Back into Business During the Recession -page 50

Don't Spill Your Jelly Beans - page 20

Code P2123 * AW55-50SN Bushing Failure * Toyota Harsh Shifts * 2ML70 (RPO M99) 2-Mode  plus more features and tech artilces

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Mar 2009

Mar 2009
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Inside the March issue of GEARS - read about the Stategic Alliance with TCRA and ATRA

Ford 6F50N Rebuilding Techniques - page 16

How Much? There's More to It than You Think - page 26

The Converter You Just Did - page 28

Mercedes 722.9 * Chrysler's New All-Wheel Drive System * Fluid Matters: The Wrong ATF Can Ruin Your Rebuild * Taking Advantage of Murphy's Law * Shop Profile: Santa Rosa Transmissions

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2009 Buyers Guide

2009 Buyers Guide
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The 2009 GEARS Indsutry Buyers Guide and Directory!

Find the suppliers and their products and services in the all inclusive directory

websites, address, and information by categories - If you need information on an industry supplier; you'll ifnd it here in the 2009 GEARS Buyers Guide and Directory.


Jan/Feb 2009

Jan/Feb 2009
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Inside the January/February issue of GEARS - read about Quick Takes: Information Resource Covering the Newest Tranmissions - Page 44

A Closer Look at the Toyota U25OE - Page18

Some Days Can Be a Real Drag - Page 4

4L30OE Pump Interchange - Page 12

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Dec 2008

Dec 2008
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In this issue of GEARS - Expo 2008: An Outstanding Gathering - Page 49

What's New in Four-Wheel Drive? - Page 8

Ford's 6F50N: Introducing Another 6-Speed - Page 18

GM PTO Sytems - Page 12

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