Salvage title cars:
First of all, we checked out Abe’s 2014 Base Mustang at our transmission shop. Secondly, the lack of power is considered a drive-ability problem. Thirdly, there are no transmission related trouble codes from our scan tool. And finally no leaks or damage to the external casing are found. Transmission fluid is added by the Ford dealer. The fluid in the sump was clean and there are no signs of metal or any other type friction material. Honestly it is funny that Abe thought there is a transmission problem. There is none to be found.
Import Transmission Repairs:
Super Premium Transmission has partnered with Wilson Imports and Domestics. We offer the best of both worlds. Unequaled transmission repairs, expert automotive diagnostics and precision repairs. Though known for Import Transmission Repairs we work on domestic vehicles as well. Furthermore we are proficient at repairing standard transmissions and offer clutch installation. (more…)
Inspecting the 1973 Mustang C-4 Transmission
Jim’s Mustangs and Customs (our partner) sent the drive line repairs to us. In this blog the mechanical driveline restoration was the repair contribution from Super Premium Transmission. This is referred to as the 1973 Mustang C-4 Transmission. The trans came in missing third gear and the shifter was misaligned. Here proper repairs are especially relevant to this project. First of all, we had to remove and inspect the 1973 Mustang C-4 Transmission. We disassembled the unit, most noteworthy was discovery that it had a worn out, used transmission. While non matching numbers differing from those stamped on the original engine appeared, it was not a major issue. Our rebuilder changed the worn out clutches, reconditioned the valve body, added a shift kit, changed the torque converter, replaced seals, gaskets and sealing rings as well as the fluid and filter.
transmission repairs matter:
I’ve been in the transmission repair industry for nearly three decades. One fantastic benefit that has been reported by customers time after time is that transmission repairs matter. To many consumers making a big car payment and paying additional insurance is a financial hardship. Perfectly good vehicles are being traded in or sold at auction in order to avoid an often costly rebuild. At Super Premium Transmission we repair transmission problems. Customers keep a paid for vehicle on the road for many years to come. Take for example this 1999 Corvette pictured on the right. A long paid for vehicle for which we created and installed a performance transmission built to withstand the 650 plus horsepower. The customer plans to keep his Corvette forever. (more…)
stripped drain plug thread fix
Vehicles are staying on the road longer. The reason is that customers are taking better care of their vehicles. Drain Plugs come in stripped, so we offer a stripped drain plug thread fix.We also see this at our partner company Wilson Imports and Domestics. We often discover these leaks when routine maintenance is performed on a customer’s vehicle. (more…)
transmission vs engine miss
Diagnosing transmission vs engine miss has become a more common occurrence. At both Wilson Imports and Domestics and Super Premium transmission customers bring in vehicles with drivability issues. These are some of the issues we encounter: (more…)
Clutch concerns big savings
Recently one of our jimsmustangsandcustoms.com customers brought his 2005 Ford Mustang GT in for a transmission noise. We test drove the vehicle noticing a noise at the higher revolution per minute (RPM). The clutch was not slipping but seemed difficult to shift into gears. There were no visible leaks from the master and slave clutch cylinders or transmission. We noticed that the trans fluid was very burned and broken down. The customer told us to go ahead and inspect both the transmission and clutch assembly.
After the transmission was removed from the Mustang we noted the clutch disc was worn down all the way to the rivets. The pressure plate fingers were worn and had lost tinsel strength. The throw out bearing (part of the slave clutch cylinder) was noisy. The flywheel was hot spotted and needed to be resurfaced. The pilot bearing was rough on the inside and also needed to be replaced. We also replaced the rear main engine oil seal since it was leaking and we were already there. Although the stock clutch set was well made and had lasted over 100,000 miles we suggested an improved application. Our customer agreed opting for our recommended parts manufacturer. We also drained out the old transmission fluid and refilled it with BG Synthetic fluid.
There was no damage to the transmission because the customer brought in the Mustang when he first heard the noise. Had it been driven beyond the stopping point the input shaft may have become damaged by the pilot bearing and the internal bearings also may have failed spreading metal throughout the transmission. So clutch concerns big savings came about by avoiding transmission internal damage. The customer told us that “Justang” felt lighter,quieter and more powerful with the drivetrain updates and transmission services performed.
Making transmissions better:
Auto manufactures set the standard for repairs by providing a more than reliable product. Let’s face it most major components with proper maintenance can last 100-150,000 miles or more. Neglect, abuse and extreme weather conditions may shorten the life of a component. Preventative maintenance and proper repairs using the best parts possible can extend a mechanical item’s duty cycle beyond that.
Recently a customer brought in a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. Harsh and late shifting was the driving symptom. There was a check engine light on also. The codes, PO 1757 and PO 1762 indicated trouble in the valve body ( hydraulic, mechanical and electronic) control center. Even after a recent trans fluid change there was metal and friction material present in the fluid. Inspecting the transmission for internal wear and damage called for removal from the Dodge Ram 2500. The transmission once removed was inspected. A list of bad parts and recommended improvements were made. The case and good reusable “hard parts” were chemically cleaned. The key was and is cleaning the transmission thoroughly and adding all the parts that would specifically address the cause of failure. Adding inner seals, outer seals, sealing rings and valve body gaskets components like thrust bushings , bearings and washers when needed would make the transmission more reliable. Clutches, steel plates, servos, bands, struts and needed gear train components, sensors and solenoids were replaced and upgraded as needed. A fresh valve body was upgraded with a shift improvement kit. The transmission fluid cooler return lines were flushed to remove debris from the prior failures.The rebuilt transmission was reinstalled in the vehicle with BG synthetic transmission used. The vehicle was road tested and leak checked before returning it to the customer.
Making transmissions better began with knowing what conditions caused the problem. In our opinion a prior repair changed only a bare minimum of clutches, used lesser quality seals and a questionable torque converter. No valve body upgrade or replacement contributed to the most recent failure.
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Much controversy surrounds changing parts to other than original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Transmission repairs should include proven improvement technology. Our experience with what parts work with a particular application makes Super Premium Transmission a good option for rebuilding/repairing yours.
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Custom rebuilt transmission
Custom rebuilt transmission – recently a customer came in with a transmission problem. The trans would neutralize when stopped and take off in high gear. After several road tests, visual inspection (on the lift) and a scan check the problem was confirmed. The transmission sits behind a 7.3 liter turbo diesel engine that creates a lot of torque, heat and some vibration. The black, broken down (ATF) fluid and code indicating a problem in the lock-up circuit showed indications of excessive wear. A pan examination showed clumps of metal and friction material. We removed and inspected the transmission with the customer’s permission. The 3rd and 4th gear clutch packs were badly burned and coming apart. There was metal from the original torque converter present throughout the pump and valve body. We recommended a Custom rebuilt transmission and torque converter to address the stress from towing heavy loads. Premium clutch packs and bonded pistons, shift improvement kit, pump update, bushings and improved filtration and solenoid pack were opted for.
The addition of a billet covered, upgraded torque converter would improve reliability and performance. In concert with BG synthetic transmission fluid and proper cooler line flushing the installation would be a success. The customer picked up his truck and went back to his landscaping business. He contacted us several times indicating just how pleased with the pulling power, lack of noise and smooth shifting the transmission delivered.
So if you need a major or minor repair,transmission electronic diagnosis, flush, leak fixed or a Custom rebuilt transmission, keep us in mind. 281-858-1052