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October/November 2013

October/November 2013

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The Pressure's OFF
Ford’s CFT30
Pump’n Iron
Pressure regulation and the problems
that can be traced to reduced flow
EXPO Show Highlights!
The Pressure's OFF
Ford’s CFT30
Pump’n Iron
Pressure regulation and the problems
that can be traced to reduced flow
EXPO Show Highlights!

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FOR THE TRANSMISSION REBUILDING INDUSTRY 
TM
 
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER2013
The Pressure's OFF
Ford’s CFT30
Pump’n Iron
 
Pressure regulation and the problemsthat can be traced to reduced flow
EXPO Show Highlights!
 
PRESSURE TOPERFORM
Large RatioBoost AssemblyStrongerPR SpringBiggerBoost Valve
Line Pressure Booster Kits 
Simple, affordable, drop-in parts require nospecial tools or reaming to install and offer big performance without a big price tag.
Booster kit springs and valves work together creatingprecision line pressure increase under all conditions.
Bigger boost valves increase pressure based on demand.
Stronger springs (by about 10% over OE) generate lessimpact than competitive options.
Learn about all 12 Sonnax line pressure booster kits
www.
 
.com
800.843.2600 • 802.463.9722
Sonnax is an Employee-Owned Company 
Better,
 
Booster Kits
The combination of Sonnax booster kit valves and springs givesyou the best of both worlds: a modest pressure increase at the lowend, with a high-end pressure that is equal to or greater than thatof other aftermarket kit springs.
Electronic Booster Kits
68RFE
44957-LB1
45/545RFE
44957-LB2
 Also available for Chrysler units withcomputer-controlled line pressure:
UnitSonnax Part No.
Hydraulic Booster Kits
E4OD, 4R100
4R100-LB1
6L45, 6L50, 6L80, 6L90
6L80-LB1
 NEW! 
4L60-E, 4L65-E, 4L70-E*
4L60E-LB1
4L60-E, 4L65-E, 4L70-E**
4L60E-LB2
4L60 (700-R4), 200-4R
700R4-LB1
400
400-LB1
4L80-E, 4L85-E
4L80E-LB1
4T65-E
4T65E-LB1
350
350-LB1
 AODE, 4R70W, 4R75W
4R70W-LB1
*Early-style pump **Late-style pump
 
SPECIAL INTEREST& TECHNICAL
 4KEEP THOSE TRANNYS ROLLING: The Pressure's OFFFord’s CFT30
 by Pete Huscher 
 10STREET SMART: Bound by the Bond! 
 by Mike Brown
 14A SHIFTING BUSINESS: Pump’n Iron, Pressure regulationand the problems that can be traced to reduced flow. 
 by Mark Puccinelli 
 20ETE Reman, Building a New Future 24 
TALES FROM THE BENCH
: Don't Guess: Test!Ford's 4F27E, FN4A-EL, FNR5
 by Jarad Warren
 32The Word on the Street: Stop Clanking Around! 
 by Mike Souza
 38UP YOUR BUSINESS: “A Kodak Moment…It’s Not A Pretty Picture”
 by Thom Tschetter 
 42Getting Past Their Listening Filters
 by Jim Cathcart 
46Another Expo for the Books
 by Steve Bodofsky 
 54SHOP PROFILE: Action Transmission Specialists:A Second Chance for Success
 by Steve Bodofsky 
 60ATRA Classics on the Coast Car Show 2013
 by Steve Bodofsky 
DEPARTMENTS
2FROM THE CEO:From the Back of the Class 
 by Dennis Madden
 62Powertrain Industry News 66Shoppers and Classified 72List of Advertisers
 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
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2013PHONE (805) 604-2000 FAX (805) 604-2006
 Action Transmission Specialists: A Second Chance for SuccessPage 54
The Pressure's OFF Ford’s CFT30
Page 4Bound by the Bond!Page 10
Be sure to read our Feature Story,ETE Reman, Building a New Future, page 20,
(Paid Advertisement)
Publications Mail Agreement No. 40031403Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to:Station A, PO Box 54, Windsor, ON N9A 6J5Email: gears@atra.comIssue #179 Printed in U.S.A. Copyright ATRA 2013

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