Archive for the ‘Repairs’ Category

Isle Of Man TT, Always An Exciting Motorcycle Race

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

There are few sporting events with as glorious a history as the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race. This is easily one of the most prestigious motorcycle races in the world.

The event is often simply referred to as "the TT." The TT was first run in 1904, but only cars were allowed to participate. The next year, motorcycles ran the course to determine who would compete in the International Motor-Cycle Cup for Great Britain. In 1907, it became an official part in the prestigious motorcycle racing series.

In the 20's and again in the 40's, the event was canceled due to the world being at war. The TT always returned, however. From 1949 until 1990 the event was part of a world championship motorcycle racing series. First with the FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship and later the TT Formula 1 Championship.

During the last week of March and first week of June, the Isle of Man is practically shut down in order to host this event. Road closures make it difficult to get around the island. Still, because the race is run in a time trial format, there is always great racing action to witness. The Isle of Man TT is sponsored by the island's department of Community, Culture and Leisure. The race is the centerpiece of the TT Festival, an important part of the island's tourism income.

One aspect of this event that makes it unique is the ability of the public to participate on what is called, “Mad Sunday.” On Mad Sunday, anyone can get on their bike and ride the section of the course from Ramsey to Douglas. This is a mountainous section so get online and make sure your insurance is up to date at before you embark on this awesome and invigorating ride.

Because the Isle of Man TT is run on a true road course, it has had its share of safety concerns. Between 1907 and 2009, 237 racers have lost their lives riding in the TT. This includes practice and racing incidents. The race organizers do their best to make the course as safe as possible. The winding, narrow roads flanked by buildings and stone walls present a very different motorcycle racing experience. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is always one of the most exciting races of the year for both spectators and participants.

How to Change Transmission Fluid

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Here we show you how to change your transmission fluid.

Drain as much fluid as you can before pan removal. Learn how to crack the seal on the transmission oil pan when changing transmission fluid in this free auto maintenance video from a car repair professional. Nathan McCullough graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College and received their Craftsmanship Award and Honor Seal

Audi Automatic Transmission Repair

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Stripping down an Audi Automatic Transmission for Repair.

The problem with this transmission was the pump, but the transmission gets inspect as it comes apart, when it gets cleaned, and when it is assembled again.

How to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The transmission fluid lubricates, cools, and operates transmission components. Here we will show you how to change your automatic transmission fluid and filter.

Our Do It Yourself and auto expert community has you covered with this Repair-apedia of easy step-by-step instructions. In this Video, AutoMD shows how to replace the automatic transmission fluid and filter.

UTI Automatic Transmission Drum Rebuild

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The modern automatic transmission is by far, the most complicated mechanical component in today’s automobile. Automatic transmissions contain mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and computer controls, all working together in perfect harmony which goes virtually unnoticed until there is a problem.

Trying to beat my record at tearing down and rebuilding a clutchpack assembly for a 41TE transmission….. my friend taping accidentally deleted his whole card with my best 33 second run on it!!!! I was trying to beat or meet that time again on this video but couldnt quite do it….. A new world record anyone suppose?

Rebuilding Dodge A670 Automatic Transmission

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The A670 automatic transmissions is from a front wheel drive 3 speed automatic vehicle. Common symptoms are early soft, late hard shifts or no shifts at all.

Dodge A413, A470, A670, 31TH Transmission Rebuild. If your vehicle feels like it wants to keep going when you come to a stop, and your engine dies when hot, check your lock-up solenoid on the valve body in the transmission pan. The majority of the time it sticks when the transmission becomes hot.

Honda Civic Transmission Output Shaft Seal Replacement

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

This video shows how to replace a leaking transmission output shaft seal on a 1997 Honda Civic, but should also work for Civic manufactured during 1996-2000.

You will also learn how to replace a drive axle, because it is taken out when the seal is replaced. Remember you do not have to take the rubber boot off, it was easier for me to so I was able to get a good grip. Also, make sure when installing the seal it is flush with the transmission case, you do not want to force it and push it back too far or it will be ruined by other moving parts inside the transmission. I received estimates from 3 different transmission shops to do this transmission seal replacement ranging from $120-$170. The seal only cost $16, and it took my 1 hour to replace. Tools Needed: 17mm Socket 32mm Socket Seal Torque Wrench Screwdriver (flathead) Pliers Jack stand Car Used: 1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe 5 Speed Manual.

Servicing an Automatic Transmission

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The Fluid change in an automatic transmission in your vehicle promotes proper operation and helps your automatic transmission last longer without failure. All vehicle manufacturers have different service intervals for their particular transmission. In a typical automatic transmission service, the fluid is completely flushed, a filter is changed, the transmission pan is cleaned and a new pan gasket installed. When refilling, use manufacturer specified fluids.

Regularly check your parking space for leaks. Doesn’t matter, is it the engine oil leak, power steering fluid or transmission fluid; if you discover any, get it fixed before it caused something serious. Change the fluid as often as it said in your owner’s manual or when it becomes too dark (rather brown than red) or dirty.

How a Automatic Transmission is Made

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The remanufacturing process of a BOSS Transmission starts with the proper identification of the transmission. The used transmission core is then disassembled, washed thoroughly using biodegradable cleaning solutions, in an industrial, high-temperature transmission parts washing machine. Each internal part is inspected thoroughly for OEM specifications. All parts not meeting OEM specifications are discarded and replaced using a variety of quality new OEM and aftermarket parts, such as Honda, GM, Chrysler, and Ford OEM and other parts providers.

We use aftermarket new parts, such as Borg Warner, Transtec, Sonnax, Raybestos, Precision, and Rostra, just to name a few. Each transmission unit is carefully re-assembled and updated using the latest technical service specifications, such as, valve body re-programming, super-ceded parts replacement, bushing updates, electronic updates, torque converter bearing and lining updates, all of which are required to meet BOSS Transmissions building standards. Each of our transmissions are built by a knowledgeable and experienced transmission technician from start to finish, ensuring a quality tested rebuild remanufactured transmission. It is then ready for you to replace that old and non-working transmission with a quality tested rebuild or remanufactured BOSS Transmission.

How to Replace Transmission Axle Shaft Seal GM 4T65E

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

The 4T65-E is a series of automatic transmissions from General Motors. Designed for transverse engine configurations, the series includes 4 forward gears. The 4Txx family is an evolution of the original Turbo-Hydramatic 125 transverse automatic introduced in the late 1970s. The “-E” transmission is electronically controlled and features an automatic overdrive transaxle with an electronically controlled torque converter clutch.

Removing and installation for the GM 4T65E Automatic Transmission LEFT-SIDE output/axle shaft Seals. RIGHT-SIDE input/axle shaft seal is different in design and can be install and remove the same way.