Pete Huscher
Hyundai's A4CF2 No Forward Engagement
Late-model vehicles can present unique problems. With electronics controlling so many functions inside transmissions, we are forced to verify solenoids, sensors, and other seemingly unrelated systems to ensure we don’t miss a serviceable component or an external source for a transmission problem. In this issue of “Keep Those Trannys Rolling,” we will look at a […]

The Teen Driver
While working on the ATRA technical Hotline, we get to encounter some pretty interesting problems. Recently, we received a call from a member shop encountering a 2017 Chevrolet K2500 truck that would not exceed 84 mph. According to the shop foremen, the vehicle had come into the shop with a major transmission failure. Due to […]

A Ford Escape Act! An 8F24 With Park Control Issues
There are enough things that happen with late-model vehicles that cause us to scratch our heads and wonder. Some of them border on the definition of a magic act! So, in this issue of “Keep Those Trannys Rolling,” we will take a look at a 2020 Ford Escape equipped with a 1.5L turbo engine and […]

Would You Like Some Whine with That 10R80?
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In this issue of “Keep Those Trannys Rolling,” we’ll take a look at a 2019 Ford Ranger equipped with a 2.3 L engine and a 10R80 transmission. The 2019 Ford Ranger arrived at our shop with the customer complaining about a low-speed whining noise while driving. The customer described the noise as a “high pitched” […]

The Navigator GRIND
In this issue of Keep Those Trannys Rolling, we’re going to take a look at a 2016 Lincoln Navigator Sport. It’s equipped with a 3.5L engine, a 6R80 transmission, and an AWD system. The complaint was an intermittent grinding noise while driving. Initial Inspection and Test Drive: Perform your initial inspection by checking under the […]

To Infinity & Beyond, The Leak That Won't Quit!
In this issue of Keep Those Trannys Rolling, we’ll take a look at a 2014 Infinity QX60 with a RE0F10E CVT transmission experiencing a never-ending transfer assembly leak. This vehicle had been taken to several automotive shops to repair the leak. According to the local dealership, the replacement cost of the transfer assembly would be […]

The "Service 4WD" Wiggle
In this issue of “Keep Those Trannys Rolling,” we are going to take a look at a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado K2500 that was experiencing a Service 4WD message intermittently being displayed in the Drivers Information Center (DIC). We first encountered this vehicle when the customer came by the shop because the Service 4WD message would […]

Quick Fix Tips from the Hotline
In this issue of “keep those trannys rolling,” we are going to look at several “quick fix” tips that should make your day a little bit easier. Quick Fix Tip #1: Our first quick fix tip involves the 2018 and later Ford Expeditions equipped with the 10R80 transmission. While working on one of these vehicles, […]

LCT1000- No Move. Duplicate to Diagnose
In this issue of “Keep Those Trannys Rolling,” we are going to take a look at a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado K3500 that was having an intermittent “no move at times” concern. History Review: This concern had been going on for some time. The customer had taken the vehicle to multiple dealerships. The first shop found […]

I Have a Tool for That
In this issue of Keep Those Trannys Rolling we are going to take a look at a special tool that enabled me to easily locate and isolate a clank type noise on a 2010 Isuzu NQR. I’m using this as an example but consider that same approach, no matter what you’re working on. Our story […]

66RFE, Are Your Plugs in Place?
In this issue of Keep Those Trannys Rolling, we’re going to take a look at a 2013 Dodge/Ram R2500 that was towed into the shop with a “no move” condition. Our 2013 Dodge/Ram R2500 is equipped with a 5.7L engine and a 66RFE transmission. According to the customer, he had taken his vehicle to a […]

ZF8, Just in Case
In this issue of “Keep Those Trannys Rolling”, we are going to take a look at a 2016 Land Rover Range Rover with a 3.0L engine and a ZF8HP70 transmission that has a persistent transmission leak. According to the customer, his Range Rover had been to several shops for a persistent transmission oil leak, but […]

Conquering the Ghosts of an AS68RC
In this issue of “Keep Those Trannys Rolling”, we’re going to take a look at a 2010 Ram 5500 Cab and Chassis truck that was having erratic transmission operation and turning on the malfunction indicator light (MIL) at times. This 2010 Ram 5500 Cab and Chassis truck is equipped with a 6.7D and an AS68RC […]

Raptor with a Rumble
In this issue of “Keep Those Trannys Rolling”, we’re going to take a look at a 2017 Ford F150 Raptor that was experiencing a “rumble” sensation at times while driving. Our 2017 Ford F150 Raptor is four wheel drive and is equipped with a 3.5l twin-turbo Eco-boost engine and a 10R80 transmission. We first encountered […]

8HP70 Lack of Power and No Upshift
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In this issue of Keep Those Tranny’s Rolling, we’re looking at a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee that’s experiencing a lack of power and no upshift concern at times. Our 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is All Wheel Drive and is equipped with a 5.7L engine and a ZF8HP70 transmission. We first encountered this vehicle when a […]

Diagnosing Subaru's Shift Lock System
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In this issue of “Keep Those Trannys Rolling”, we are going to take a look at a “Key Stuck in Ignition” problem on a 2015 Subaru Outback. This 2015 Subaru Outback was at a shop and is equipped with a 2.5l engine, a TR580 CVT transmission, a floor shifter assembly and does not have the […]

Ford's Park Detect System
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In this issue of Keep Those Trannys Rolling, we’re going to take a look at a 2015 Ford Explorer with a “Transmission Not in Park” message displayed in the Message Center of the Instrument Panel Center (IPC), and the Shift to Park light is on. Our 2015 Ford Explorer is equipped with a 3.5 L […]

Diagnosing Ford's Intelligent AWD System
Understanding and diagnosing today’s domestic all-wheel drive systems can be quite intimidating. They’re designed to operate in conjunction with many of today’s on-board systems, such as the engine performance system, the transmission control system, and the antilock brake system, which may also include the vehicle ride and stability control systems. In this issue of Keep […]

Getting to Know Today's Domestic AWD Systems
Today’s domestic all-wheel drive (AWD) systems are designed to operate in conjunction with many of today’s vehicles’ on-board systems, such as the engine performance system; transmission control system; antilock brake system, which may also include the vehicle ride and stability control systems; and other systems throughout the vehicle. In this article, we’ll look at the […]

Honda's 2015 CRV All-Wheel Drive Systems
In this issue of Keep Those Trannys Rolling, we’re going to look at the 2015 Honda CRV all-wheel drive systems and what it takes to keep them rolling down the road. The 2015 Honda CRV is equipped with a 2.4L engine, a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a power transfer unit, and either a dual pump […]