Past Issues

June - 2017

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.



May - 2017

The May issue of GEARS 2017. GEARS is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is distributed with the understanding the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance, is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought from a Declaration of Principles jointly adopted by a Committee of the American Bar Association and Committee of Publishers. GEARS also welcomes articles submitted by members of the industry. GEARS considers all articles for publication that contribute positively to the welfare of the transmission industry, and reserves the right to edit all articles it publishes. If you would like to submit an article to GEARS, include background information about the author and a telephone number where he/she may be reached. If you want submissions returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.



April - 2017

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.



March - 2017

GEARS March 2017. GEARS is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is distributed with the understanding the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance, is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought from a Declaration of Principles jointly adopted by a Committee of the American Bar Association and Committee of Publishers. GEARS also welcomes articles submitted by members of the industry. GEARS considers all articles for publication that contribute positively to the welfare of the transmission industry, and reserves the right to edit all articles it publishes. If you would like to submit an article to GEARS, include background information about the author and a telephone number where he/she may be reached. If you want submissions returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.



January/February - 2017

GEARS January/February 2017. GEARS is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is distributed with the understanding the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance, is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought from a Declaration of Principles jointly adopted by a Committee of the American Bar Association and Committee of Publishers. GEARS also welcomes articles submitted by members of the industry. GEARS considers all articles for publication that contribute positively to the welfare of the transmission industry, and reserves the right to edit all articles it publishes. If you would like to submit an article to GEARS, include background information about the author and a telephone number where he/she may be reached. If you want submissions returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.



December - 2016

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!



October/November - 2016

GEARS October-November 2016. GEARS is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is distributed with the understanding the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance, is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought from a Declaration of Principles jointly adopted by a Committee of the American Bar Association and Committee of Publishers. GEARS also welcomes articles submitted by members of the industry. GEARS considers all articles for publication that contribute positively to the welfare of the transmission industry, and reserves the right to edit all articles it publishes. If you would like to submit an article to GEARS, include background information about the author and a telephone number where he/she may be reached. If you want submissions returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.



September - 2016

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.



August - 2016

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.



July - 2016

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.



June - 2016

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.



May - 2016

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.



April - 2016

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.



March - 2016

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.



January/February - 2016

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.