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March 2009

March 2009

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Inside the March issue of GEARS - read about the Stategic Alliance with TCRA and ATRA

Ford 6F50N Rebuilding Techniques - page 16

How Much? There's More to It than You Think - page 26

The Converter You Just Did - page 28

Mercedes 722.9 * Chrysler's New All-Wheel Drive System * Fluid Matters: The Wrong ATF Can Ruin Your Rebuild * Taking Advantage of Murphy's Law * Shop Profile: Santa Rosa Transmissions
Inside the March issue of GEARS - read about the Stategic Alliance with TCRA and ATRA

Ford 6F50N Rebuilding Techniques - page 16

How Much? There's More to It than You Think - page 26

The Converter You Just Did - page 28

Mercedes 722.9 * Chrysler's New All-Wheel Drive System * Fluid Matters: The Wrong ATF Can Ruin Your Rebuild * Taking Advantage of Murphy's Law * Shop Profile: Santa Rosa Transmissions

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Computer • DiagnostiCs • eleCtroniCs • reprogramming
TM
MARCH 2009
Ford 6F50N RebuildingTechniques
Mercedes 722.9 PreliminaryInformation
 
Computer • DiagnostiCs • eleCtroniCs • reprogramming
TM
 
 
TCRA and ATRA,A Strategic Alliance
 
 Automatic Drive • P.O. Box 440 • Bellows Falls, VT 05101-0440 USA 
©2009 Sonnax Industries, Inc.
More information on all ourproducts is available at
 www.sonnax.com
• Poor shift quality EPC & Engagement Control Kit
37947-11K 
Delayed forward or no reverseF
37947-TL11 Tool Kit Required
• Low TCC apply pressureTCC Regulator Valve Spring Kit
37947-46K 
• TCC slip code, P0741• Scratched OEM valveStandard TCC Regulator Valve
37947-38
• Converter apply issues• No 4th gear
4R
Oversized Coast Clutch Valve Kit
37947-33K 
• No 2nd or 5th gear
5R
37947-TL33 Tool Kit Required
• Converter apply issuesTCC Regulator Sleeve Kit
37947-09K 
• High TCC slip RPM
37947-TL9 Tool Kit Required
• No TCC apply TCC Modulator Valve Sleeve Kit
37947-07K 
• Code P1741
37947-TL5 Tool Kit Required
Flare upshifts, Low EPC pressure
EPC & TCC Relief Valve Kit
37947-40K 
• TCC slips, P0741
37947-TL40 Tool Kit Required
• Loss of 3rd & 4th gear, HotEnd Plug Kit
37947-13K 
• Erratic shifting• Delayed engagementPressure Regulator Sleeve Kit
37947-05K 
• High or low line pressure
37947-TL5 Tool Kit Required
• Low baseline pressure“Elevated Pressure” Main PR Springs
56947-17
• Soft shiftsBoost Valve & Sleeve Kits
37947-01K 
• Delayed reverse
37947-03K 
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION 
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 A.B.C.D.
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Note:
Sonnax
37947-EZ
containsmany of these solutions in oneeasy-to-use kit. More informationis available at
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SPECIAL INTEREST& TECHNICAL
4
TCRAandATRA,AStrategicAlliance
by Joe Rivera and Bill Brayton 
16Ford6F50NRebuildingTechniques—
by Lance Wiggins 
26HowMuch?There’sMoretoItthanYouThink
by Thom Tschetter 
28ThatConverterYouJustDid!
by Martin Brooks 
30
Mercedes722.9PreliminaryInformation,Part1
by Mike Souza 
36
WritingYourOperationsManual:HowIRunMyBusiness
by Paul Mathewson 
38KeepThoseTrannysRolling:Chrysler’sNewAll-wheelDriveSystem—
by Pete Huscher 
44FluidMatters:TheWrongATFCanRuinYourRebuild
by Mark Mustard 
46TakingAdvantageofMurphy’sLaw:AnswerthePhoneAllDay,EveryDay
by Steve Bodofsky 
48ShopProfile:SantaRosaTransmissionsSamBurrage;Owner
by Steve Bodofsky 
DEPARTMENTS
2FROMTHECEO:AvoidingtheRatHole
by Dennis Madden 
52ATRANews57PowertrainIndustryNews61ShoppersandClassified68ListofAdvertisers
G
EARS
The views expressed in this publication should not necessarily be interpreted asthe official policy of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA).Publication of product information or any advertising does not imply recommenda-tion by ATRA.
GEARS 
, a publication of ATRA, 2400 Latigo Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030,is published for the betterment of the transmission industry and is distributednine times per year. No part of this issue may be reproduced without prior writtenpermission of the publisher.
GEARS 
is distributed to members of the transmis-sion industry in the United States, Canada, ATRA Members in Mexico & Europe,and related automotive industry firms and individually. Send changes of addressto
GEARS 
in care of ATRA. Subscriptions are available by contacting
GEARS 
 in care of ATRA.Advertisers and advertising agencies assume full liability for all content ofadvertisements printed and also assume full responsibility for any claims arisingtherefrom against the publisher. The publisher reserves the unqualified right toreject any advertising copy as it deems appropriate, with or without cause.
GEARS 
is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regardto the subject matter covered. It is distributed with the understanding the publisheris not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional service. If legaladvice or other expert assistance, is required, the services of a competent profes-sional person should be sought— from a Declaration of Principles jointly adoptedby 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 thewelfare of the transmission industry, and reserves the right to edit all articles itpublishes. If you would like to submit an article to
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ChiefExecutiveOfficer
Dennis Madden
ManagingEditor
Rodger Bland
TechnicalDirector
Lance Wiggins
Advertising
Frank Pasley
SeniorDesigner
 Jeanette Troub
 
ContributingEditors
Steve BodofskyMartin Brooks Mark MustardPaul Mathewson Thom Tschetter  
ATRATechnicalStaff
Bill Brayton 
Mike Brown Steve GarrettPete Huscher Jon RodriguezRandall Schroeder Dave SkoraMike Souza
 
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Kelly Hilmer  
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Editorial and Business Offices
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Mercedes 722.9 PreliminaryInformation,
Page 30
Computer • DiagnostiCs • eleCtroniCs • reprogramming
Ford 6F50N Rebuilding Techniques
Page 16
Chrysler’s New All-wheel DriveSystem,
Page 38
 
G
EARS
On the Cover: Joe Rivera and Bill Braytonpresent TCRA and ATRA, A Strategic AlliancePage 4

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