Automotive Posts Relating to ‘car’

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

AOD Transmission Oil Pump and Piston Assembly

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The AOD (for automatic overdrive) is a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Introduced in 1980, it was Ford’s first four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. The 4R70W stands for 4 gears, Rearwheeldrive, 70 stands for the 4th gear ratio, and Wide gear ratio. It has lower 1st and 2nd gear ratios for better take-off acceleration and improved gearset strength.

The AOD was used originally on ’80s and early-’90s Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury products and in the F-series pickups and E-series vans as well. Because the AOD is basically a retooled C-4, many classic car owners have discovered they can substitute this overdrive transmission into their ’60s and ’70s production vehicles relatively easily and reap the benefits of a lower final gear ratio and decreased wear and tear on their vintage small-block V-8 engine. Theres more parts to take off of this but I will do that when the rebuild kit gets here, just to make sure I get the right parts.

Auto Repair: Symptoms of a Transmission Problem

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

A number of symptoms can indicate a problem with a transmission, including grinding in gear changes, excessive gear noise, difficulty shifting or a burnt smell from the fluid. Check to see if a transmission is dealing with excessive friction with help from an auto mechanic in this free video on troubleshooting car problems. Bio: JB Hebert is a machinist, metal fabricator, and auto mechanic who has been fixing and modifying all things mechanical for over 20 years.