Automotive Posts Relating to ‘repair’

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.

4L60E Automatic Transmission Shift Kit

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Before you rebuild your 4L60E Transmission you will need a rebuild kit. Most higher end rebuild kits will include a new shift kit as well. An automatic transmission shift kit is only needed if you want the gears to shift sooner, but it can also reduce transmission wear by reducing or eliminating shift overlap

GM 4L60E Transmission Rebuild Teardown Working thru the valve body webbing, Rick goes over a proper tear down of the valve body, including the forward accumulator and solenoids. This is key to preparing for the repair or adding a shift kit to your 4L60E Transmission.

4L60E Automatic Transmission Servo Removal

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Removing the Servo on a 4L60E Automatic Transmission. Removing the 2 – 4 servo is not that hard on your GM 4L60E Transmission.

First remove the snap ring, then pull up on the 2-4 servo with pliers to expose the o-ring. Now you can cut the o-ring and pull it out with some pliers. Then you’ll carefully remove all of the internal parts.

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.

How to Clean a Transmission

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

During this part of the rebuild I will show you how to clean your transmission with chemicals, and steer clear of using sandblasting, which you can never get all the grains of sand out of the casting.

Here we have a 67 VW Bus transmission. To remove the drum we use a 356 porsche tool. It will remove any drum with out much damage. These drums were used on a dune buggy and showed a ridge on the outer edge of the brake drum contact area. I would say the sand did a good job of keeping the drum clean. Once the drum was removed I could get to the backing plate and have it removed. This allows you full access the the drop gear housing. Putting as many parts as possible in a solution of caustic degreaser for soaking. Malco products potent purple is just such a caustic degreaser.

While soaking I welded a washer on the access plug and used a monkey stick to pull the cover off. A monkey stick is a long round rod with a scissor jack attached to go up and down the rod with a hook designed to attach a chain to pull with.

Most body men will have such a tool, they use it to straighten radiator core supports and is quick work by an expert. After I did my first access cover I can tell you if you weld a 1″ square tube on one end a weld a big 3″ round washer on the other end you can with some effort gripping the big washer and giving it a wiggle from side to side that plug will come off. tThe monkey stick will pull it off straight and true with a couple of jack handle cranks. If you go to Harbor Freight and Salvage, you can buy a set of blind bearing pullers for 39 dollars, a total bargain.

You will also need an axle bearing puller kit, or you will destroy stuff by being stupid. Clean all the bearing and lube with some light oil. Spin them by hand to feel for rough noise then look at all the rollers for rust or pitting. These german bearings are very high quality and will last forever with care.

Automatic Transmission Spring Compressor Tool

Monday, September 5th, 2011

The Rear Clutch Spring Compressor Tool helps to remove the rear clutch springs on the back of the case. Works on most all GM transmissions, including the TH350, 700R4, and 4L60E automatic transmissions.

Automatic transmission rebuilding spring compressor tool for all GM 4L60E Transmission Rebuilds. Universal Spring Compressor Tool. Here we show you how to use the universal spring compressor. It’s a must have tool for rebuilding your transmission, and will pay for itself very quickly. We are a community and resource designed for automotive enthusiasts.

GM Automatic Transmission Servo Install

Monday, September 5th, 2011

The 4L60-E Automatic Transmission is capable of transmitting impressive power for both truck and performance car applications. The 4L60-E transmission is an automatic shift, four-speed overdrive, longitudinally positioned transmission. It is now considered to be the best rendition of the finest overdrive automatic transmission ever produced. The strength of the 4L60-E has turned out to be remarkable transmission.

The GM 4L60E Transmission Rebuild involves the servo Install. In this section we will show you the proper install of the 2-4 servo. Number one is replacing the O-rings on the cover and the inner housing. We are a community and resource designed for automotive enthusiasts. New Transmission and Differential Rebuilding are our speciality. Educating the Automotive Enthusiast

5 Speed Transmission Teardown, Repair, Rebuild

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Michael takes you step by step in tearing down and rebuilding a stock 5 speed transmission. PLEASE NOTE! SPECIAL TOOLS ARE REQUIRED! Please check the website write-up for a list of tools other than stock hand tools.

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.