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Take Your Shop to the Top!
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FOR THE TRANSMISSION REBUILDING INDUSTRY 
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JULY 2013
ATRA DC
POWERTRAIN
 
2013
SEPTEMBER 19-22
Hosted by 
Take Your Shop to the Top!
Don Hutson –expert onsellingvalue!
A housebuilt onAmericanRock!
Jim Cathcart –wrote thebook onrelationshipselling!
 
 Visit www.sonnax.com for details. • 800-843-2600 • 802-463-9722
Sonnax is an Employee-Owned Company 
It’s never been easier to test & diagnosevalve body areas most prone to wear!
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T
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g
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View, Print or Download at Sonnax.com! 
 
Bore Locations to Vacuum TestCommon Associated Transmission Problems
Recommended Sonnax Parts for Quality Repairs
LearnIdentify Select
Moe guides added all he ime!
 
Scan code withsmartphone toview guides!
 
SPECIAL INTEREST& TECHNICAL
 3T Loss o a Lg: Gl Yogr, Jaary 28, 1930 – J 7, 2013 
 by Dennis Madden
 4A ShifTinG BuSineSS: A Bttr Volvo wt a Swt-s eg 
 by Mark Puccinelli 
 8Pt t Moy  Yor Pockt: Rprogrammg a GM Vcl
 by Steve Garrett 
 
14
TALeS fROM The BenCh:
Cryslr Re Srs Valv Boyevalato; Part 2
 by Jarad Warren
 24Raybstos Powrtra, A hos Blt o Amrca Rock! 28Jo Btz Rtrs? not Jst Yt!
 by Steve Bodofsky 
 30STReeT SMART: Toyota’s u660e: Gog Byo t Valv Boy,Part 2 (T frot hal)
 by Mike Brown
 38The WORd On The STReeT: Jmpg i wt Bot ft!
 
 by Mike Souza
 44La wt Tr n i Yo Wat to Scc
 by Jim Cathcart 
46ShOP PROfiLe: Atk Trasmssos; harla, iowa 
 by Steve Bodofsky 
 50uP YOuR BuSineSS: Warrats o Warraty Rpars
 
 by Thom Tschetter 
 52Tak Yor Sop to t Top!... at epo!
 by Dennis Madden
54ATRA’S 2013 POWeRTRAin exPO a dC Travl Tps 60Gt Ray or Classcs o t Coast: 3r Aal Cstom Car ahotro Sow!
 by Steve Bodofsky 
DEPARTMENTS
2fROM The CeO:Tat O, dg Momt…
 by Dennis Madden
 62Powrtra istry nws 66Sopprs a Class 72Lst o Av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 soughtfrom 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.
Publisher Dennis MaddenManaging Editor 
 
Rodger BlandOnline Editor 
 
Ron BrattinTechnical Director Lance WigginsAdvertising
Frank Pasley
 
Senior Designer 
 
 Jeanette Troub
 
Contributing Editors:
Steve BodofskyJim Cathcart Thom Tschetter  
ATRA Technical Staff:
 
Rolly Alvarez
 Kevin Pryor Bill Brayton
Mike Brown Steve GarrettPete Huscher Mark PuccinelliMike Souza Jarad Warren
Director of Membership & IT Svc
 
Kelly Hilmer 
 
Seminars & Convention Manager 
 
Vanessa Velasquez
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
JULY 2013PHONE (805) 604-2000 FAX (805) 604-2006
The Loss of a Legend:Gil Younger,
January 28, 1930 – June 7, 2013
Page 3
Toyota’s U660E: Going Beyond theValve Body, Part 2 (The Front Half)
Page 30Meet the staff at Autek TransmissionsPage 46
Be sure to read our Feature Story,Raybestos Powertrain, A House Built on American Rock! page 24,
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