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April 2011

April 2011

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The April issue of GEARS is Online ~ On the Cover: Whatever It Takes Transmission Transmission Parts, Inc.

Whatever it Takes - From its Customers' Viewpoints - WIT's foundation and the driver of its success will always be customer service. No matter what its price points are or what products it offers, the first thing WIT's customers are always quick to talk about is how well they're treated!

Also, inside this issue~ GEARing up for ATRA' Powertrain Expo 2011in Las Vegas, NV October 27-31.

TECH ARTICLES ~ Getting a Firm Grip on the RE5R05A! , Torque Converter Tech - Membership Matters, ATRA news and more.
The April issue of GEARS is Online ~ On the Cover: Whatever It Takes Transmission Transmission Parts, Inc.

Whatever it Takes - From its Customers' Viewpoints - WIT's foundation and the driver of its success will always be customer service. No matter what its price points are or what products it offers, the first thing WIT's customers are always quick to talk about is how well they're treated!

Also, inside this issue~ GEARing up for ATRA' Powertrain Expo 2011in Las Vegas, NV October 27-31.

TECH ARTICLES ~ Getting a Firm Grip on the RE5R05A! , Torque Converter Tech - Membership Matters, ATRA news and more.

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FOR THE TRANSMISSION REBUILDING INDUSTRY 
 
TM
 APRIL 2011
Getting a Firm Gripon the RE5R05A
New Tools for Hybrid
Transaxles
Whatever It Takes… fromIts Customers’ Viewpoints
 
14 Sonnax Solutions for AW55-50SN
 *
!
*Note:
The solutions shown here also fit AW55-51SN, AF 23/33 & RE5F22A units.
PROBLEMSOLUTIO
Tool RequiredPart Numbe
• TCC apply & release problems• Inadequate lubrication
1.
Lockup Relay Control Valve & Sleeve Kit
59947-01K 
• TCC apply & release problems• Converter codes
2.
Lockup Control Valve & Sleeve Kit
59947-03K 
• Harsh downshifts
RPM surging on coast/light acceleration
3.
Oversized Lockup Control Valve& Boost Assembly Kit
F-59947-TL29,F-15741-TL29PL& VB-FIX
59947-29K 
• No TCC apply • Shift concerns
4.
Solenoid Relay Valve & Sleeve Kit
59947-05K 
• Wear at the main PR valve bore• Harsh/Soft shifts
5.
Oversized Pressure Regulator Valve& Boost Valve Kit
F-59947-TL12& VB-FIX
59947-12K 
• Delayed engagements• Harsh/Soft shifts
6.
Main Boost Valve & Sleeve Kit
59947-07K 
• Loss of 3rd, 4th or 5th gear• No TCC apply 
7.
Solenoid Modulator Valve Capsule Kit
59947-09K 
• Low line pressure• Delayed forward
8.
Oversized Solenoid Modulator Valve Kit
F-59947-TL34& VB-FIX
59947-34K 
• Delayed forward engagement• 2-3 Upshift flare/low SLT pressure
9.
O-Ringed End Plug Kit
4 Small & 1 Large 
59947-21K 
• 2-3, 3-2 Shift concerns• 3-2 Neutral
 10.
B4 Release Valve Kit
F-59947-TL26& VB-FIX
59947-26K 
• Delayed forward engagement• Low line, lube & converter pressure
 11.
LPC Accumulator Piston Kit
59947-LPC
• Delayed forward engagement
Increased throttle required for engagement
 12.
Oversized Neutral Relay Valve Kit
F-59947-TL34& VB-FIX
59947-35K 
Overheating of fluid, bushing & converter
• Harsh reverse engagement
 13.
Secondary Regulator Valve & Spring Kit
F-59947-TL16& VB-FIX
59947-16K 
• Incorrect valve body calibration
 14.
B5 Control Spring
5/Bag 
59947-33
5.6.7.4.1. 2.11.10.
Rear Control Valve Body2nd Rear Control Valve BodyMiddle Control Valve BodyFront Control Valve Body
8.9.9.9.9.9.14.13.12. 3. 2.
1 Automatic Drive • P.O. Box 440 • Bellows Falls, VT 05101-0440 USA 800-843-2600 • 802-463-9722 • F: 802-463-4059 • www.sonnax.com
Sonnax is an Employee-Owned Company 
©2011 Sonnax Industries, Inc.
4 Ne w Fi x es!
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SPECIAL INTEREST& TECHNICAL
 
4
 
Technically Speaking: gtt  Frm gr o t Re5R05a! 
 by Lance Wiggins
 12STReeT SMaRT: T e is cus T TrsmssoTo Do Wt?
 by Mike Brown
 18WiT: Wtvr it Ts… from its customrs’ Vwots 22W, it Bd U for M!
 by Mike Souza
 24c po pos b et
 by Bob Cooper 
 26nw Toos for hbrd Trsxs
 by Jack Rosebro
 34WhaT'S WORking: Trsformto T
 by Dennis Madden
 38T Mor Ts c…
 by Steve Bodofsky 
 40Strt p for exo! 45FROM The Tech DiRecTOR: Food Dm c M Mort Just Wtr…
 by Lance Wiggins
48MeMBeRShip MaTTeRS: ar ou t dvt ofour aTRa mmbrs?
 by Kelly Hilmer 
 
DEPARTMENTS
2FROM The ceO: M t Tm
 by Dennis Madden
 52powrtr idustr nws 57Sors d cssfd 64lst of advrtsrs
 The views expressed in this publication should not necessarily be interpretedas the 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, ispublished for the betterment of the transmission industry and is distributed ninetimes 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
incare of ATRA. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume full liability for all content of adver-tisements printed and also assume full responsibility for any claims arising there-from against the publisher. The publisher reserves the unqualified right to reject anyadvertising 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 the welfare of thetransmission industry, and reserves the right to edit all articles it publishes. If youwould like to submit an article to
GEARS
, include background information aboutthe author and a telephone number where he/she may be reached. If you wantsubmissions returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Chief Executive Officer Dennis MaddenManaging Editor 
 
Rodger BlandTechnical Director Lance WigginsAdvertising
Frank Pasley
 
Senior Designer 
 
 Jeanette Troub
 
Contributing Editors:
Steve BodofskyBob Cooper Jack Rosebro 
ATRA Technical Staff:
Bill Brayton 
Mike Brown Steve GarrettPete Huscher Randall Schroeder Mike Souza
Director of Membership & IT Svc
 
Kelly Hilmer 
 
Seminars & Convention Manager 
 
Vanessa Velasquez
 
Bookstore Manager 
 
Shaun Velasquez
pubtos M armt no. 40031403Rtur Udvrb cd addrsss to:Stto a, pO Box 54, Wdsor, On n9a 6J5em: rs@tr.omissu #156 prtd  U.S.a. cort aTRa 2011
Editorial and Business Offices
2400 Latigo Avenue,Oxnard CA 93030Phone (805) 604-2000Fax (805) 604-2006
 www.gearsmagazine.com www.atra.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOR THE TRANSMISSION REBUILDING INDUSTRY 
G
 
EARS
APRIL 2011PHONE (805) 604-2000 FAX (805) 604-2006
On the Cover: WIT Be Sure to Read TheFeature story on page 18.
(Paid Advertisement)
Well, It Backed Up for Me!Page 22
The Engine Is Causing TheTransmission To Do What?
Page 12
New Tools for Hybrid TransaxlesPage 26

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