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TOPIC : Transmission


Honda Trans MTF

You may encounter Hondas equipped with manual transmissions where the trans pops out of gear and/or shifts stiffly.


Shift-Popping Hondas

If a customer with a manual-transmission equipped Honda vehicle (2013 Fit is an example) complains about stiff shifting or popping out of gear, chances are the transmission has old Honda MTF or aftermarket MTF.


Shake, Rattle and Roll

Some 2010-2013 Ford Transit Connect vehicles may exhibit am excessive engine vibration at idle, most noted when the transmission is in reverse.


Caddy Whine Normal?

This bulletin applies to 2010-2011 Cadillac DTS models equipped with the 4T80E automatic transmission and built after Feb. 1, 2010. A final gear whine noise at speeds between 15-30 mph may be heard. This condition may be caused by the transaxle final gear drive.


VW Screams for Help

This bulletin applies to 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon models equipped with a 2.0L engine and 6-speed manual transmission that exhibit a groan or screech noise from the transmission during high load clutch operation (such as when starting on a steep incline with low engine rpm).


Funny Shifting Ford Vic

Some 2011 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles equipped with a 4R75E transmission may exhibit an un-commanded torque converter clutch (TCC) apply or partial apply immediately after the 1-2 shift. This may result in the perception that the vehicle lacks power or the transmission is up-shifting too early.


Humming Ram

This bulletin applies to 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks equipped with the 5.7L engine. A whine, howl and/or humming noise at speeds below 30 mph and with engine speed between 1200 – 1500 rpm may be heard. This applies to vehicles built before May 10, 2013.


Shifter Roll Pin Issue

Some owners of 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt vehicles have complained about hop-out or blocked shift of 1st, 3rd and 5th gears or difficulty shifting the Getrag manual transmission. The shift lever roll pin can back out and contact the shift cover during a shift event. This can cause an incomplete or blocked shift or shifting difficulty.


Ticking Express

This bulletin applies to 2012-2013 Chevy Express vans equipped with the 4L60E automatic transmission. On vehicles manufactured prior to Jan. 15, 2013, some customers may comment about a ticking noise when driving above 30 mph in third and fourth gear.


Glitch May Slow Your Mustang Down

Some 2011-2014 Ford Mustangs equipped with a 6R80 transmission and built on or before 4-8-2013 may exhibit a transmission engagement in 5th gear when starting. The “wrench” indicator and/or the seat belt minder may be illuminated, and the speedometer may read zero and the odometer may display dashes when driving.

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