following guidelines apply to all automatic and standard transmissions where
Be sure the torque converter is all the way into the pump gear-don't assume its in place when you receive the transmission. After you
are sure it is in place, always keep tail end of transmission low so it cannot
slip out. This is the #1 cause of failure at time of installation, or soon
thereafter. See torque converter installation instructions for
COOLER AND COOLER LINES: - Cooler
must be replaced or THOROUGHLY flushed.
Do not flush with air. Keep
contaminates out of the newly replaced transmission
- FLEX PLATE: - Inspect for cracks where plate bolts to engine and out of round
holes where converter bolts to flex plate.
- MANUAL CONTROL LINKAGE: - Must be re-adjusted to assure proper settings
for unit being installed. Adjust linkage with car in actual road
- MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION MOUNTS: - Their condition will affect linkage adjustment
and cause excessive wear to internal transmission parts if worn. Broken worn or oil-soaked mounts must be
- U-JOINTS, DRIVE SHAFT YOKE, CV SHAFTS: - Rough and worn u-joints may cause vibration in
drive line and failure of bushings and seal in tail casting. Rough or worn
yoke will quickly damage seal and bushing.
- Be sure ECM and all sensors are functioning properly. Some transmissions depend on engine
vacuum for proper shifting. Insure
- DO: -
Be sure the transmission or transfer case is filled properly and always
CHECK FOR LEAKS. In 4WD and AWD
vehicles all tires must be uniform size.
- DO NOT:
- Check out transmissions operation with the drive wheels off the ground.
- DO NOT:
- Re-use old oil.
- SHIFT COVER AND SHIFTER FORKS: - In transmissions not supplied with shift cover
check the shift forks, if they are worn they must
be replaced. Shift arms must be same as the original. Be sure the cover is functioning properly.
- CLUTCH UNIT AND PILOT BEARING/BUSHING: - The clutch must completely disengage to allow
the synchros to work properly. A clutch that fails to completely
disengage will lead to grinding, difficult shifting and worn synchros. The
condition of the pilot bearing/bushing will determine how well the
transmissions front shaft is supported and how freely the clutch disc will
DO NOT ASSUME THE ABOVE
ITEMS ARE GOOD. CHECK EACH ONE THOROUGHLY.
THE OPERATION AND
DURABILITY OF A TRANSMISSION DEPENDS ON THE ABILITY AND EFFORT OF THE
INSTALLER. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE
IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING PROPER FLUID LEVELS AND PREVENTING THE
TRANSMISSION FROM OVERHEATING. OVERHEATING CAN BE
CAUSED BY RADIATOR CONDITION, TRAILER PULLING, OVERLOADING, SPINNING REAR WHEELS, RUNNING LOW ON TRANSMISSION FLUID, TOWING OR HAULING LOADS IN OVERDRIVE .
DO NOT: Tow or haul
loads in overdrive
TRANSMISSION EXCHANGE CO is located at 1803 NE MLKing Blvd., Portland, OR 97212. Ph. 503-284-0768,
800-776-1191 Fax 503-280-1655 E-mail
THE TRANSMISSION SUPERSTORE