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Tales From The Bench: Repairing


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LET'S PLAY BALL: Not Just Another CVT

by Lance Wiggins

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TALES FROM THE BENCH: Repairing Jatcos JF011E CVT

by Jarad Warren

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THE WORD ON THE STREET: Introducing The New General Motors 8L90

by Mike Souza

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Simplifying Solenoid Electrical Codes

by Jesse Zacarias

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FROM THE TECH DIRECTOR


Training Its No Longer a State of Mind; Its a Habit!

by Lance Wiggins

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Training Its No Longer a


State of Mind; Its a Habit!

ast January I wrote an article


called Training Its a State
of Mind. In it, I articulated the
reasoning behind the thought process
that so many of us go through regarding training.
Lets face it: Not everyones excited about training. And no wonder:
You get home from a long days work,
hands hurt, back sore, hungry, and
in need of a shower. But wait, lookie
there, homework! Just what you were
hoping for!
We realize theres much more than
just being tired when you come home.
Theres family, friends, weekend trips,
first day of fishing, hunting, or summer.
These are also very important.
So we decided a couple things
were going to happen last year and we
worked very hard to make them happen. First, we created a way to bring the
training to you, on your terms. Second,
we made it available if you missed it.
Heres what we did
As we finished up 2014, we
expanded and generated more technical material for our industry than ever
before. We inundated the industry with
articles, bulletins, webinars, training
through T&C, seminars, Expo, video
presentations, books, and specialized
training seminars.
We scheduled 20 webinars last year
and were scheduling 20 more for 2015.
Seal Aftermarket Product, TransTec,
and ETE sponsored our webinars last
year. Their support is generally why
those webinars dont cost you a cent.
Our seminar book for 2015 will
be over 270 pages of up-to-date fixes
and includes some of the latest factory
training. Its this type of information
that keeps you in the game and gets
those vehicles out the door.
You may have also noticed an
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this year. Thats right, another first for


ATRA: ten issues of GEARS. My guys
and several outside authors kicked it
into high gear last year and we have
more on the way for this year.
If you went to the 2014 Expo, you
may have seen the ATRA Expo app.
Wow, what a cool tool to have during
the seminars and on the show floor!
Its available for downloaded for the
Android, Windows, or Apple smartphones. This was our first app, but not
our last: We have others in the works.
These apps will make your job easier
and allow you to be more efficient in
the shop.
Were also collaborating with AVI
(Automotive Video Inc) out of Florida,
a company that produces training videos for the auto repair industry. We just
completed the 722.9 rebuild training
video; look for it soon! Were planning
five videos for 2015 to complement our
rebuild books.
We had 18 speakers for the 2014
Expo. And, if you were there, youll no
doubt agree that this was, by far, one of
the best shows ever! It was easily one
of the best lineups weve ever had.
We had three hands-on shows
on Thursday: Bill Brayton and John
Parmenter were tearing transmissions
down for hands-on research. Bob
Warnke did a presentation with John
Parmenter that showed off vacuum testing. We filmed the show and broadcast
it on the big screen. If youd like to get
a taste of what you missed, check out
these web pages:
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review/111848350/dcc3c2bc87
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Here in the Technical department,
we use an inter-departmental chat system between Tech and membership.
This allows us to make sure shops are

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up to date and make modifications if


needed. Our technical database continues to be the best way to report on the
most common failures, which we use
for bulletins, quick fixes, Expo presentations, and our seminar book.
One of the most dramatic changes is from the Knowledgebase (KB)
searches performed. The Search bar we
installed at the end of 2013 has been the
easiest way to find bulletins and information from the repair center.
In January of 2013, we launched
our new testing and certification
program. Since then, weve had about
10 masters certifications completed,
and over 250 other certifications in the
Diagnostician, Rebuilders, and Chassis
technician programs.
How can you start to take advantage of all this training? Its easy!
Consider our online webinars: There
are about 275 shops that sit in on those
webinars every two weeks. That works
out to about 1000 attendees. We have
about 3500 attendees at our annual
seminars and over 600 attendees in our
technical sessions at the annual EXPO.
You can be one of those too all it
takes is desire.
They say if you do something
consistently it becomes a habit. Some
habits, like smoking, are a bad thing;
they cost you money and wreck your
health. But a habit isnt automatically
a problem that you have to eliminate.
Some habits can be valuable assets.
Those are the ones you want to nurture
and develop.
So start off 2015 by embracing
a new habit: Take training out of the
things you think about doing and turn
it into something that you just automatically do. Its the best way to keep
yourself sharp and up to date for the
road ahead.
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Just Another

pair of new transmissions


were introduced in the 2014
Chevrolet Spark (C Body):
The CVT-7 and 1ET35. Well take a
look at the details of each of them.
The CVT-7 (RPO M4M) is manufactured by Jatco Corporation (known
as a model APO by Jatco) and its also
used in some Nissan models (JF015E).
Unlike most other CVTs on the market,
the CVT-7 is a two-step unit, designed
to provide improvements in fuel economy and performance when compared to
a conventional CVT.
The gear ratio of the CVT is
expanded with an auxiliary gearbox,
which is a planetary gearset attached to
the output pulley. The two forward gear
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reverse gear ratio is 1.714:1.


The two-step gear ratio is controlled by the addition of the auxiliary
portion of the transmission. This allows
for using smaller pulleys, reducing the
overall length by 10% and the weight
by 13%. The new pulley size allows
the pulleys and belt to be repositioned
in the case, reducing friction loss by
30% because the oil isnt being agitated
as much.
A dedicated transmission controller
sits under the drivers side of the dash,
near the brake pedal. Like other TCMs,
it must be programmed if replaced.
The inputs to the controller are
carried on the CAN data bus (engine

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RPM, torque, load, ABS, etc.) Sensors


include:
engine
primary, secondary, and output
speeds
line pressure
transmission oil temperature
and an inhibitor switch. Outputs
include pressure control and engine
torque request via CAN.

Fluid Level and Type

The transmission has a stand pipe


for checking fluid level; theres no dipstick even though it has a dipstick tube.
The dipstick tube provides a fill point
for the transmission.
Check the fluid level at 122F
(50C) with the engine running, in park,
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Figure 1

on level ground. Remove the


stand pipe plug and look for ATF
to drip from the stand pipe:
If nothing comes out, youll
need to add fluid.
If fluid rushes out, the unit
is overfilled: Allow the
excess fluid to drain.
When the fluid level is correct the fluid should drip
from the stand pipe.
The fluid is CVTF I Green
Fluid, GM part number 19260800.
Fluid capacity is 6.21 qts (5.88L).

Line Pressure

This unit doesnt have a


pressure tap. The only way to
check line pressure is with a scan
tool. Normal line pressure: 1.2L
engine 72.5 PSI at idle; 652-725
PSI at stall. 1.0L engine 72.5 PSI
at idle; 620-693 PSI at stall.

Pulleys

Each pulley consists of one


fixed sheave and one moveable sheave.
The pressure applied to the primary and
secondary pulley pistons determines
the ratio and torque capacity by varying the size of the two pulleys. Pulley
size and the ratio available from the
auxiliary gear box planetary system
determine the over-operational 7.3 ratio
spread (figure 1).
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Figure 2

Clutches and Brakes

One drive clutch and two brake


clutches are used. The low brake and
high clutch apply in D and M ranges
and are controlled based on the gear
ratio required. The reverse brake only
applies in reverse.

Oil Pump

The CVT-7 uses an off-axis, chaindriven, vane-style pump.

Auxiliary Gear Box

The gear box consists of a planetary gearset, and the high, low, and
reverse clutches/brakes.
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Reduction Gearset
(Counter Gears)

Like other transmissions, the reduction gearset transmits power from the
transmission section to the final drive.
The counter gear ratio varies depending
on the engine. The 1.0L engine uses a
1.178:1 ratio while the 1.2L engine uses
a 0.967:1 ratio. Both applications use a
3.882:1 final drive ratio.

Valve Body, Solenoids,


Sensors, and Valves

The valves, solenoids, and sensors


used by the CVT-7 include (figure 2
and 3):
Control Valve: Controls oil pressure from the pump to feed the
rest of the valve body and control
systems
Pressure Regulator: Controls line
pressure
Torque Converter Regulator:
Controls the pressure within the
torque converter
Torque Converter Clutch Control
Valve: Controls the pressure to
the TCC solenoid
Pilot Valve: Controls pressure
feeding each solenoid
High Clutch/Reverse Brake
Switching Valve: Controls when
pressure goes to the high clutch or
reverse brake
Manual Valve: Determines gear
range based on shifter position
Primary Pressure Control Valve:
Controls pressure to the primary
pulley to control primary pulley
operation

Primary Solenoid: Controls the


primary pressure control valve
(N/H solenoid)
Low Brake Solenoid: Controls the
operation of the Low Brake (N/L
solenoid)
High Clutch and Reverse Brake
Solenoid: Controls the operation
of the high clutch and reverse
brake. (N/H solenoid)
TCC Solenoid: Controls the TCC
control valve (N/L solenoid)
Line Pressure Solenoid: Controls
the pressure regulator valve (N/H
solenoid)
Fluid Temp Sensor: A thermistor that creates a signal based on
transmission fluid temperature

Secondary Pressure Sensor: A


variable pressure sensor that creates a signal based on the pressure
applied to the secondary pulley
piston
High Clutch Oil Pressure Switch:
Signals whether oil pressure is
being fed to the high clutch

ROM

The CVT-7 uses a ROM (Read


Only Memory) box mounted to the
valve body area. It stores baseline calibration comparative data for the solenoids and can only be replaced with the
valve body assembly.

Figure 3

Figure 4

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Adaptive Learning Reset

Like other transmissions, the


CVT-7 uses adaptive learning to
improve transmission operation. The
reset process synchronizes the transmission ROM to the TCM calibration.
Youll need to reset the adaptive learning values during any of these conditions:
TCM was replaced or reprogrammed
Internal repairs that could affect
transmission operation
Transmission was replaced
To reset the adapts, use a scan tool
and select the Transmission Adaptive
Pressure Reset function. This process
will take about 10 seconds (figure 4).
Another transmission available for
the Chevrolet Spark (C Body) is known
as the 1ET35 (RPO MME). Its an electric drive transmission.
The 1ET35 is a fully automatic, front wheel drive, variable-speed,
electronically-controlled transmission.
It consists of one 85kW, 360-volt,
3-phase electric drive motor; one planetary/differential gearset; an internal
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Figure 5

mode switch (IMS); a temperature sensor; a high-voltage electric auxiliary


fluid pump; and the housing (figure 5).
The hydraulic system uses an electric auxiliary fluid pump motor assembly located inside the transmission for
cooling and lubricating rotating components. This system consists of a gerotortype pump; an electric, 3 -phase, 360volt, high voltage pump motor; a wiring
harness; and a control module.
The control module is located
under the hood, inside the drive motor
generator power inverter module. The
transmission fluid pump operates under
low pressure and will only run when the
transmission is out of park or neutral
and the module detects vehicle speed.
The drive motor is a permanent
magnet, 85 kW peak-power AC motor,
and is controlled by the power inverter
module. Drive motor speed is controlled
and monitored by a resolver-type position sensor (like the 2ML70). The drive
motor generator power inverter module
monitors the angular position, speed,
and direction of the drive motor based
on the signals from the position sensor

to the drive motor generator power inverter


module.
The drive motor
position sensor, or
resolver, contains a
drive coil, two driven
coils, and an irregularly
shaped metallic rotor.
The
metallic
rotor is mechanically
attached to the shaft
of the drive motor
generator. When the
vehicle is on, the drive
motor generator power
inverter module outputs a 5 VAC, 10 kHz
excitation signal to the
drive coil. The drive
coil excitation signal
creates a magnetic
field surrounding the
two driven coils and
the irregularly shaped
rotor.
The drive motor
generator power inverter module then monitors the two driven coil
circuits for a return signal. The position
of the irregular shaped metallic rotor
causes the magnetically-induced return
signals of the driven coils to vary in
size and shape. A comparison of the
two driven coils signals allows the
motor control module to determine the
exact angle, speed, and direction of the
drive motor.

Fluid

The 1ET35 uses Dexron VI HP,


GM part number 19300536. The fluid
capacity is 4.4 qts (4.2L).
Lately it seems as though theres
a new transmission being introduced
every day. But a careful examination of
the details shows that these new transmission arent all that different than
those youve already seen. Once you
identify the details, the rest isnt all that
difficult to understand or repair.

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have been reprinted with permission of General
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TALES FROM THE BENCH

Repairing Jatcos

JF011E CVT

by Jarad Warren
members.atra.com

y now, most of you have run into


the Jatco Continuously Variable
Transmission, or CVT. Getting
the parts is becoming less of a problem,
and bearings, solenoids, and stepper
motors are now available.
The Jatco CVT comes in many
different makes and models and it
isnt going anywhere soon. So, if you
havent already started, nows the time
to learn to rebuild this unit.
In this article were going to go
over a few of the issues with the Jatco
CVT including the wear areas to look
for to rebuild this transmission successfully.

Engine Stalls on
Engagement

A car comes into your shop. The


customer says the engine stalls when
you put the transmission in gear. A
code scan reveals that it sometimes
stores code P0744 in memory (TCC
solenoid or valve function).

To keep it simple,
the lockup solenoids
have multiple
functions to control
engagement feel and
lockup operation.
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Figure 2

Figure 3

Nissan has a TSB for this code that


suggests replacing the valve body. But
that isnt always whats needed to fix
this problem.
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Here are the conditions necessary


to set code P0744:
Torque converter cant lock up

even though there doesnt appear


to be any electrical problems in
the circuit.
Transmission Control Module
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Before performing
any further
diagnosis, always
verify the complaint
and check fluid level
and condition.
(TCM) detects irregular values
with slip rotation speeds.
Theres a big difference between
engine speed and primary speed
when TCM lockup signal is on.
The code definition states that
P0744 can be caused by an open or
shorted wire to the lockup select solenoid valve or a mechanical failure,
such as the control valve sticking or
improper solenoid operation. But problems arent limited exclusively to these
areas.
Before performing any further
diagnosis, always verify the complaint
and check fluid level and condition.
And check scan data to make sure the
range switch and speed sensor are operating correctly.
A major trap when diagnosing this
condition is that the scan data can be
wrong. Some scan tools have shown
fluid temperatures around 100F (about
55C) higher than it actually is. Always
try a different scan tool to confirm your
readings.
A second trap is when you put the
transmission in gear: The TCC control
solenoid and lockup select solenoid
will change states on engagement. This
is normal and isnt causing the engine
to stall.
The TCC control solenoid controls
the lockup control valves and also regulates forward and reverse engagements.
The lockup select switch solenoid
controls the select switch valve, which
diverts fluid between the lockup and
select control valves. To keep it simple, the lockup solenoids have multiple
functions to control engagement feel
and lockup operation.
Heres where you need to look for
a problem:
Solenoids (figure 1)
Lockup select switch solenoid
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Vacuum test at
the red shaded
areas.

Figure 4

TCC control solenoid


Valves (figure 2, pg. 14)
Lockup control valve and sleeve
Select switch valve
TCC regulator valve

Checking the Solenoids

The lockup select switch solenoid


should have 15 to 30 ohms resistance

and should operate around half an amp


to one amp. This is a normally-closed,
on/off style solenoid.
The TCC control solenoid should
have 3 to 9 ohms resistance and should
operate around one amp. This is a normally-closed, pulse width modulated
solenoid.
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Vacuum test at the


red shaded areas.

Figure 5

Checking the Valve Body

Check the lockup control valve


and sleeve (figure 2, pg. 14). This is
where most problems occur. The sleeve
tends to wear and the valve sticks in
the sleeve. There are aftermarket solutions available to replace this valve and
sleeve.
The TCC regulator valve is also
is a high wear bore (figure 3, pg. 14).
If this valve is worn, it causes torque
converter clutch to lock up too quickly
and may also cause the converter clutch
to slip or not lock up.
Check the select switch valve for
nicks, burrs, or worn areas. See if the
valve strokes all the way in and out of
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the bore freely.


Assuming the converter and oil
circuits are working properly, checking
these valves and solenoids will usually
reveal the source of the engine stalling
on engagement.

Regulation Issues

The pump in this transmission can


produce up to 1000 PSI. The job of the
pressure regulator valves is to lower
pressure to a usable range for each
circuit. This is where this transmission
operates a little differently than most
other transmissions.
The line pressure regulator valve
provides supply pressure to the ratio
control valve, secondary valve, and

downstream for clutch regulation.


Circuit pressures for the primary and
secondary pulleys range from 72 to
870 PSI.
The clutch pressure regulator valve
provides the supply pressure necessary
for the forward and reverse clutches,
and downstream for TCC regulation.
The circuit pressures for the forward
and reverse clutches range from 15 to
218 PSI.
The TCC regulator valve provides
supply pressure necessary for the TCC
and lube/cooler circuits. Circuit pressures range from 0.0 to 145 PSI.
The solenoid regulator valves job
is to provide supply pressure to the
solenoids to operate the transmission.
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Figure 6

The Jatco JF011E


uses a
high-pressure,
dual-working,
vane-style pump.
See figure 6.
In the middle valve body, you can
vacuum test the solenoid regulator,
clutch regulator, and the lockup control
sleeve for wear (figure 4, pg. 16).
In the lower valve body, you can
vacuum test the TCC regulator, secondary regulator, and the main regulator
valve for wear (figure 5, pg. 18).
Remember, when vacuum testing,
keep a log of your test results so you
become familiar with whats normal
versus whats not. There are aftermarket repair kits for most of these valve
bores.

The Pump

The Jatco JF011E uses a high-pressure, dual-working, vane-style pump


(figure 6). The filter is connected directly into the suction side of the pump.
As the chain drives the pump, it
draws fluid in on each side of the rotor.
The high pressure fluid runs out the
other side of the pump through two
ports into a combined chamber. From
there, oil pressure is routed to the flow
control and pressure regulator valves.
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A good visual
inspection of the
valve and its bore
will usually reveal
any signs of wear.
To change ratio, the stepper motor
moves the ratio control valve. The ratio
control valve controls oil flow to each
pulley. Large volumes of oil are needed
to change the ratio; the greater the ratio
change the more oil needed to move
the pulley.
Why is this important? Keeping
this transmission running properly is all
about volume and pressure. The job of
the flow control valve is to control oil
volume when needed.
When the pulleys change position, the pressure and volume of oil
increases; if the flow control valve isnt
working correctly, the pressure and volume will be low.
The flow control valve has pump
pressure on one end. When theres
enough force on the valve, it opens,
exhausting oil to the suction side. When
the ratio changes and volume is need,
the valve closes and directs more oil to
the pulleys.
You can vacuum test the flow
valve and bore by applying a test plate
to the filter inlet port and plugging off
the other port (figure 7). A good visual
inspection of the valve and its bore will
usually reveal any signs of wear.
When working on the Jatco CVT,
always remember that there are a few
traps in the temperature sensor reading
on some scan tools, and the TCC control and lockup select solenoids change
states on engagement.
Pay attention to the wear in regulation valve bores and the pump flow
control valve.
This transmission is different than
most others, but with a little understanding of common wear areas and
how its controlled, you can rebuild it
with confidence.
Special thanks to Perfection
Plus Transmission Parts, in Portland,
Oregon, for the use of this core to help
make this article possible.
Figure 7

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Introducing The New General Motors 8L90

THE WORD ON THE STREET

INTRODUCING

THE NEW
GENERAL MOTORS
8L90

by Mike Souza
members.atra.com

Figure 1

eneral Motors is introducing


its new, 8L90 RPO code
M5U in the 2015 Corvette
Z06 (Stingray) equipped with a
supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 engine.
This new, 8-speed, automatic
rear wheel drive transmission, with its
squashed torque converter and onepiece, die-cast aluminum case with an
integral bellhousing, was developed in
house (gure 1). The 8L90 transmission
is eight pounds lighter with the same
overall size as its 6-speed predecessor,
allowing it to t in the same space.
Its new overall ratio changes will
place the new Corvette Stingray into
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the EPA-certied, 30-mile-per-gallon


(MPG) highway fuel efciency rating
category. The earlier 2014 Stingray
equipped with a 6L80 transmission has
an EPA rating of 16 MPG in the city
and 28 MPG on the highway, with a
combined rating of 20 MPG. The 8L90
improves the Stingrays efciency up to
5% versus the 6L80, with a steeper rst
gear ratio to improve launch capability.
The transmission controller executes commands at 160 times per
second, providing wide-open-throttle
upshifts up to 0.08 seconds faster than
the Porsche 911 equipped with a Direct
Shift Transmission (DCT).

One of the main


reasons the 8L90 is
much lighter is the
use of magnesium
castings for the
clutch pistons and
valve body.
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Sixth gear is 1:1 direct while


seventh and eighth are overdriven at
0.85:1 and 0.65:1 (figure 2). It has
a five-clutch arrangement and a 738
pound-feet rated torque capacity
capable of handling an estimated 635
pounds of torque.
Built in the GM Toledo, Ohio
plant, the 8L90 will also become
available in the Cadillac and other rearwheel-drive models as an upgrade;
for now the 6L80 transmission is the
standard option. This transmissions
beta hardware, although available in
2014, was delayed during the global
economic recession for one year and
replaced with the Aisin TL-80SN eight
speed in the 2014 Cadillac.
The 8L90 is equipped with four,
close-coupled planetary gearsets, two
braking clutches, and three driving
clutches. The driving clutches are
located in front of the geartrain
to minimize the oil feed distance
(figure 3).

Figure 2

Figure 3

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Introducing The New General Motors 8L90

Figure 4

The
258-millimeter
torque
converter is based on the 6-speed
transmission, modified to use an
off-axis fluid pump. This moves the
pump away from the center of the
bellhousing, where it was on the 6L80
transmission. The 8L90s pump is
located lower in the case, inside the
valve body (figure 4).
The new, small, magnesium,
binary, vane-type pump has two inlets

Figure 5

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with one discharge per revolution,


which serves as two pumps in one small
space. It supplies a high flow rate when
the demand is needed by recirculating
the oil through half the pump at a time.
This reduces pump pressure loss and
improves efficiency.
One of the main reasons the 8L90
is much lighter is the use of magnesium
castings for the clutch pistons and
valve body.

The 2-3-4-6-8 and 4-5-6-7-8-R


clutch drums have the same type blind
spline as the 6L80 transmission (figures
5 and 6). In addition, the solenoid
identification and strategy is similar to
what Ford is doing with the 6R140W,
also known as the Torqueshift 6.
A part unique number (PUN) is
located on the valve body and solenoids
and a transmission unique number
(TUN) is located on the case (figure 7).

Figure 6

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Introducing The New General Motors 8L90

The part numbers identify the solenoid


unique performance characteristic data,
which is stored in the transmission
control module (TCM) as part of
the TIS2 Web Service Programming
System (SPS).
If you change the transmission,
valve body, solenoids, or TCM during
a repair, the unique performance
characteristic data must be downloaded
from the web server and reprogrammed
into the TCM for the system to function
at maximum efciency.
You can reprogram the solenoid
characterization using capable laptop
software to access the TIS2Web Service
Reprogramming System. You can also
reprogram the solenoid characterization
to refresh the unique performance
characteristic data in the TCM.Heres
how:
Document the new part unique
number (PUN) or the transmission
unique number (TUN) as required.
Log into the TIS2Web/SPS web
site and enter the vehicle identication
number (VIN).
Select transmission control module
programming.
Select the applicable service
procedure and provide the TUN or
PUN required.
The system will read the VIN
from the ECM using GMs Multiple
Diagnostic Interface (MDI) and then
retrieve the applicable data tree through
the internet. The data tree accesses the
original characterization data so it can
be updated with the new component
information.
The
system
acquires
the
characterization data for the new
PUN/TUN and updates the genealogy
tree. It then updates the TCM with
the correct solenoid characterization
data and updates the web with the new
genealogy strategy.
Thats about all for now. So stay
tuned because you can be sure that
youll see future articles, bulletins, and
seminar information on this new GM
8L90 transmission in the months ahead.

Portions of materials contained herein have


been reprinted with permission of General
Motors Corporation, Service Technology Group
Agreement # 061O228.

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PUN On Valve Body

PUN On Solenoids

TUN On Case
Figure 7

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Simplifying Solenoid Electrical Codes

by Jesse Zacarias

Valve Body Pro


Research and Development
www.valvebodypros.com

ealing with solenoid electrical


problems sometimes can be
confusing, especially when you
read the possible causes on the factory
diagnostic tree.
For example, on a code P0755 for
a 545RFE, which is described as a 2C
solenoid circuit, the possible causes are
said to be one of these conditions:
2C solenoid control short to
other circuits
2C solenoid control circuit open
2C solenoid short to ground
Transmission solenoid assembly
Power control module (PCM)
The diagnostic procedure provided
isnt very helpful.
Lets simplify things a little. With
this in mind, Ive redrawn the solenoid
electrical circuit (figure 1) to keep it
simple and easy to understand.
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C4

11
LP

10

LR/LU

UD

2C

MS

4C

OD

18

RY1 Transmission Control Relay

Figure 1

When you turn the ignition on or


start the engine, the PCM provides
voltage to the transmission control
relay through pin 18. The transmission
control relay, represented by RY1 in
the drawing, is grounded to the body;
this causes the relay to close, which, in
turn, provides system voltage to all of
the solenoids.
Then the PCM runs a solenoid
integrity test by grounding each shift

solenoid. If all the solenoids circuit


tests are approved, the PCM will
keep the transmission control relay
energized; from there itll run the
integrity test periodically.
If the test fails on any of the
solenoids, the PCM will de-energize
the transmission control relay, which
cuts off the supply voltage to the
shift solenoids and puts the vehicle in
failsafe mode.
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Simplifying Solenoid Electrical Codes

Lets apply this information to a


2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x2 with a
545RFE and code P0755. This truck
was brought in after the technician
replaced the solenoid pack and the
code persisted.
Since this is an electrical
code, youll want to check both
the voltage supply and ground at
the same time. By backprobing the
solenoid in question, in this case
solenoid 2C at the PCM connector
C4 pin 6, and backprobing any other
two solenoids on the solenoid pack
for reference, in this case solenoids
OD and 4C, you can begin the test
Channel 1 (yellow trace) shows the 2C solenoid control
at C4 connector pin 6; channel 2 (green trace) shows the 4C
solenoid at pin 2; and channel 3 (light blue trace) is the OD
solenoid at pin 1.
The scope is grounded to the battery to provide a good
ground source. Figure 2 shows the signal zoomed out 16x to
reveal the whole 16 seconds.

Lets take a closer look using


a one-to-one scale (figure 3). At
cursor 1, both the OD solenoid (light
blue trace) and the 4C solenoid
(green trace) passed the integrity
test, since both dropped to 0.54V
when grounded. But the 2C solenoid
failed the integrity test since the
voltage never dropped; it remained
at 12.29V.
This test proved there were no
open circuits on the 2C solenoid
circuit from the C4 connector to the
transmission control relay, because
system voltage was there when the
relay closed.
And there was a good ground at the PCM because
the solenoids that did pass the integrity test dropped to
0.54V (540mV). That leaves only the driver inside the
PCM, represented by the S4 on the drawing, as never
switching closed.
We replaced the PCM, reprogrammed the Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN) and ran the test again (figure 4);
this time all three solenoids passed the integrity test. Cursor
1 shows the 2C solenoid integrity test and cursor 2 during the
OD and 4C solenoid integrity test.

If the test fails on any of


the solenoids, the PCM will
de-energize the transmission
control relay, which cuts off
the supply voltage to the shift
solenoids and puts the vehicle
in failsafe mode.

Figure 2

Ignition turns on at about two seconds; the engine started


at cursor 1 and you can see the PCM run three integrity
tests on the solenoids before it finally went in failsafe mode
because solenoid 2C failed to pull to ground.

Figure 3

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Figure 4

As you can see, this test procedure can help you


diagnose future solenoid electrical codes easily and without
the confusion of the manufacturers diagnostic tree.

Jesse Zacarias is a consultant for Snap-on and


part of the Research and Development Department
of Valve Body Pro.
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STREET SMART

Pieces

of Eight

by Mike Brown
members.atra.com

Figure 1

ave you ever seen a front


drum blown apart like this
(figure 1)? I hadnt either
until recently.
This transmission had been rebuilt
twice at two different shops before
it showed up at shop number three.
Thats when I got involved with it.
The vehicle was a 2003 Dodge
Ram 3500 5.9 diesel. It had been
chipped, which had nothing to do

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with the transmission, other than


putting more power behind it.
When the truck showed up at
shop three, it had no 3rd or reverse.
The front drum was blown apart, but
everything else in the transmission
looked good. A nice, easy fix, right?
Not so much: It blew the drum
apart again while it was still on the lift!
That type of failure indicated the
problem wasnt due to horsepower or

torque, so, after replacing the drum for


the second time, I asked the technician
to put a gauge on it before shifting
through the gears.
Wow! The transmission built up
200 PSI at idle, and rose over 320 PSI
at stall. Not bad if it were a TH400
with a Trans brake. But on a 48RE it
was a recipe for disaster.
The pressure at the accumulator
tap should only be 50-60 PSI
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This was missing


Figure 2

(3.454.12 Bar) at idle and 95-100


PSI (6.556.90 Bar) max at stall. That
excessive pressure is what blew the
drum apart.
Since there had been at least two
other sets of hands on this unit, we
decided not to try any further valve
body modifications; instead, he ordered
a new valve body right from the dealer.
With the new valve body installed,
the pressure came right down to where
it should be. And, even with the added
horsepower, the transmission worked
terrific. In fact, the owner came
back to the shop to tell them that the
transmission had never worked better!
Once we had the trans fixed, I sent
a call tag to get the old valve body so I
could check it out and figure out what
was wrong with it.
When the valve body showed up
at ATRA, I tore it down to see what
had been done to it. No one had done
anything in the way of updates or
repairs. It was just plain worn out.
And this was one of the worst
valve bodies Id ever seen. Every bore
was worn out. It had a replacement
manual valve and pressure regulator
valve in it. No repairs whatsoever, no
holes drilled, no springs replaced.
So what was wrong with it? For
starters the pressure regulator valve
was severely worn out, compound that
with a missing boost valve plug and
your recipe was complete (figure 2).
Thats what allowed the pressure to go
so high.
Next I decided to perform a
vacuum test to see what kind of wear
we were dealing with. And there was
plenty of wear to go around: Only one
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valve in the entire valve body actually


passed the vacuum test.
Even with a new, aftermarket
pressure regulator valve installed,
the bore was so bad it failed the
vacuum test.
One governor plug wouldnt hold
any vacuum at all (figure 3) and the
other only held about 6 of vacuum. I
installed a governor bore plug kit just
to see if itd make any difference. Not
much: One bore still wouldnt pass the

vacuum test.
Obviously no one in any of
the previous shops had performed a
vacuum test on this valve body. If they
had, theyd never have reinstalled it.
Theyd have known right away that
they needed to replace it.
So, if youre not vacuum testing
your valve bodies, you really should
start. Just because you install a repair
or replace a valve doesnt mean its
fixed. In fact, in some cases like

this one! all the repairs in the


world wouldnt have compensated for
the wear.
This valve body was just flat
worn out and needed to be replaced.
Sometimes theres no fixing a valve
body; your only choice is to replace it.
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WHATS WORKING

by Dennis Madden
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GENERATION IV:

The Next Step


in Business Thinking

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thought as generations. So far, weve


identified three.
Now we believe we've entered
a fourth generation. The important
thing to keep in mind is that, with each
generation, we moved from one to the
next because of a need or problem.
That is, we found ourselves with a
problem that the existing practices
couldnt address, so we had to discover
an approach that could get us back into
business growth.
Before we discuss the makeup of

GENERATION I:
THE PIONEERS

Automatic transmissions started


becoming popular in the early 1940s.
The pioneers of that generation set out
fix those new-fangled contraptions and
formed an industry. The automatic
transmission was a mystery to most
automotive professionals, so the people
that could fix them were sought out.

Generations Timeline

201
5

Generation IV

201
0

20

05

Generation III

19
95

19
75

Generation II

19
8

Generation I

19
45
195
5
19
65

he Whats Working program


star ted in 2006 with one
pur pose: to examine what
successful shops were doing and then
share those success methods with the
rest of the industry.
One thing we discovered is that
most of the improvement in business
has less to do with tactics; rather, it
comes from a change in thinking.
Every meaningful change that weve
observed has been preceded with a
revelation in business thinking.
Over the years weve studied
businesses and consumers in a range
of surveys and focus groups to help
shape our approach. Weve even
studied demographics the location
of businesses to see if there
were city characteristics that either
benefited or detracted from business
success. There werent.
That was an important discovery
because it meant people couldnt
blame the city they were in for their
lack of business. Sure, there may be a
couple of outliers, like Detroit, but for
the most part the city didnt matter.
As the Whats Working study took
shape, we began to characterize the
various phases or business modes of

Generation IV, lets revisit the first


three generations to make sure we
have a firm grasp on their evolution.
Well also examine the challenges that
came about for each generation and
how the industry faced them.

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Generation IV: The Next Step in Business Thinking

T he key to succeed i ng i n
Generation I was simply the ability to
fix the transmission. One challenge
was finding technical information and
practical repair techniques to get the
job done. Another was finding parts.
The dissemination of technical
infor mation is what led to the
formation of ATRA in 1954. It was
shops helping other shops by sharing
information. As information became
more available and the parts supply
chain grew, so did the industry.
The business model was pretty
simple: Get known as the shop
that could fix transmissions and
the business would come to you.
Throughout the 50s and 60s, this
business plan worked pretty well.
But there was a threat on the
horizon: With technical information
and parts so readily available, it became
easier to fix automatic transmissions.
Shops began popping up left and
right. Shops that made their livelihood
from a steady flow of referrals all of
a sudden had competition. And they
werent prepared for it.
As mechanics they were more

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than capable of fixing transmissions,


but running a competitive business
was another story. They knew only
one way to deal with it: compete on
price. As Generation I was coming to
a close, those businesses could fix the
car, but they werent making money.

shop and the industry exploded.


Many consider this the heyday of the
transmission repair industry.
Generation II stretched from
around 1975 to the late 90s.

GENERATION II:
LEARNING TO SELL

Generation III began in the midto late-90s. As with all generations,


there was no finite date, and the
threat that caused the change sort of
sneaked up on everyone.
In this case, the transmission
industry was humming along until two
things emerged: the internet and reman
transmissions. Now the customer was
armed with knowledge (not always
right, but that didnt matter) and they
had more choices. These two entities
were fairly minor in the early 90s, but
grew in scope as time went on.
By the early 2000s, no one could
escape the fact that consumers could
buy a transmission from a range of
sources and they could learn the price
of the transmission without going
through the RDI process. I remember
having conversations with shop

With so many new shops popping


up, including the pressures from
newly-formed franchises, it became a
challenge to make a profit, even if the
bays were full.
Around the early 70s, shop
owners began learning more about
running a business. ATRA began
offering business and sales training.
Ter r y G reen hut, the man who
practically single-handedly steered
this industry into a business-thinking
entity, showed people how to sell at
a profit.
Terry was the associate executive
director for ATRA back then, and
taught thousands of shop owners how
to be profitable. This was a major leap
forward in running a transmission

GENERATION III:
CREATING A CUSTOMER

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owners saying I know how to sell


and I can fix the transmission. But the
phone isnt ringing!
The winning ticket was to let
people know you cared about their
automotive problems that fixing
their transmission was more than just
another sale. This lead to ATRAs
Whats Working study: It consisted of
a range of surveys and focus groups,
all targeted at what customers were
looking for when it came to getting
their car fixed and what successful
shops we re doi ng t o a dd re ss
their needs.
As shops around the country were
reporting better sales and business
growth, little did we know that the
next crisis was right around the corner.
And, like every other problem thats
emerged in the past, this one snuck
up on everyone until it couldnt be
ignored. The problem? Finding good
help to get the work done.

GENERATION IV:
GETTING IT OUT THE DOOR

Talk to shop owners around the


country and the question is the same:

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Where can I find a good builder?


Often, the owner had the same builder
for years and now its time for them
to retire.
The last time they had to look
for a builder was the mid-90s when
all they had to do place an ad in their
local newspaper and in a couple days
theyd have several prospects. Today
thats a distant memory.
To make matters worse, the
transmission industry as a whole has
been reluctant to embrace on-going
training and employee development
and retention.
The expectation is that, when a
prospect comes through the door, they
should be fully capable of building
todays high-tech transmissions. That,
too, is less and less likely. So the pool
of prospects is not only smaller, but its
constituents are less capable, too.
Todays challenge is having a
team of highly skilled and motivated
employees that are eager and capable
of delivering the quality service youve
staked your reputation on. And, unlike
moving from Generation I to II and
then III, it wont happen overnight;

thisll take an investment in time.


S o u n d s d i f f ic u lt , b u t n o t
impossible. To begin, we have to
ask the right questions. Instead of
where can I find a good builder?
lets ask how can we attract talented
people to our industry? What can
you, as a shop owner, do to cultivate
the next generation of talent for
your business?
Thats the next challenge for
the transmission industry and your
trade association, ATRA. As Im
writing this, weve already begun our
next study: to understand what the
younger generation is looking for in
an employer and what those who are
venturing into automotive repair are
looking for in a career.
Well also examine what we, as an
industry, can do to improve our image
to start attracting this new talent. Its a
challenge, sure, but its one that were
happy to accept.
Welcome to Generation IV.

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Ten Reasons
Why the SBA
May Decline
Your Buyers Loan
T

he SBA, or Small Business Administration, is a government


agency thats tasked with helping provide small businesses
with financial support to get off the ground or expand. In many
cases they provide distinct advantages over an industrial bank,
either financially or through relaxed loan requirements.
But before you get the idea that the SBA is just another
name for Santa Claus, think again: The SBA doesnt give out
any presents. Their loan application process isnt quick and
it requires heavy documentation. An application needs to be
prepared carefully, and the buyer needs to be ready to address all
the details theyll require.
Failure to document the application properly wont just
cause delays, it may cause the loan to be denied. As a seller,
youll want to make sure your buyer is prepared and meets
the minimum qualifications and requirements for an SBA
loan approval.
1. Management experience in auto repair In assessing
an application, the SBA will look at whether the applicant
has industry management experience in the type of business
being acquired; in this case, running an automotive repair
shop. If the buyer has extensive management experience but
not in the auto repair business, the loan may be denied.
2. Demonstrate positive cash flow The loan application
needs to include a business plan that shows the buyers cash
flow projection for his business, the price, and the terms
of the deal. Absent unusual circumstances, the buyers
cash flow will be expected to mirror the sellers cash flow.
The SBA will only make a loan to an applicant who can
persuasively show that the business will have a positive cash
flow. If the business hasnt achieved a positive cash flow, the
SBA probably wont want to risk it.
3. Down payment The SBA program requires the buyer
to make a capital investment to buy the business. When
filling out the SBA loan application, the buyer must submit
a personal financial statement. Because the SBA wont
approve a zero-down loan, this document needs to show
how much of a down payment the buyer is providing and
where itll come from.
4. Buyer must have working capital The business
plan and financial cash flow models provided to the SBA
specifically need to show working capital for the buyer, and
where that working capital will come from.
5. Buyer must have 700 minimum credit score The SBA
requires that the buyer have a minimum credit score of 700.
Obviously the higher the score the better. Part of the review
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and approval process for the loan will include checking the
buyers tax returns, credit report, and resume. These will
need to be up to date and consistent with each other.
6. Lease the length of the SBA loan If the business
requires a lease, the SBA loan application needs to show that
the landlord has approved a lease for the buyer thats at least
the length of the loan. So if the SBA loan is for 10 years, the
term of the lease must also be at least 10 years.
7. Clean background The SBA will check the applicant for
a criminal record. If youve had a drunk driving offense and
it goes back a few years, theyll require a full explanation so
they can determine whether they want to underwrite the loan
or not. And they can only approve loans to US citizens or
documented legal aliens.
8. Financial statements less than 90 days old When a
business is listed for sale it can often be six months or more
before a buyer comes along. The SBA requires business
financial statements to be no more than 90 days old. So the
seller needs to keep financial statements completely up to
date if an SBA loan is part of the purchase.
9. Consultant agreement with seller less than a year If
the buyers offer requires the seller to remain as a consultant,
the term of the consulting agreement cant exceed 12 months.
10. Lenders exposure isnt maxed out in the industry
There are many banks that offer loans and service providers
that process and underwrite loans. Many lenders manage a
book of loans, often based on a mix of industries they know
and have researched to help reduce and manage their risk.
If a lender already has too many loans exposed to a
particular industry or has decided to avoid loans in a particular
industry, that lender may decline the buyer's loan even though
another lender might be willing to consider it.
If youre trying to buy an auto repair shop, you may need
to consider applying to the SBA. In some cases the SBA can
be dramatically easier to work with than an industrial bank. But
the SBA is no picnic: Youll have to meet serious requirements
to prove that you have the potential to be successful at least,
successful enough to pay them back!
But if youre having trouble being accepted by the regular,
industrial banks, you might want to consider the SBA. Just
approach them the way you would an industrial bank. If you
meet their requirements, you could become one of the small
businesses that owes at least a part of its success to the SBA.

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SHOP PROFILE

by Steve Bodofsky
members.atra.com

Cottman of Denver and

Wheat Ridge, Colorado

The crew at Broadway Center, L-R: Shane Pejdrup, Dwayne Spanyers, Jim Dietvorst, Mark Andersen, Jacqueline Aggen, Edgar Galvan

eet Jim Dietvorst, owner


of two shops in Colorado:
Cottman of Denver (www.
cottmanofdenver.com) and Cottman of
Wheat Ridge (www.cottmanofwheatridge.com).

History

As with many franchise owners,


Jim isnt a technician. He found the
Cottman franchise through an offer for
a business opportunity.
Im an engineer by trade, says
Jim. I have a Masters in mechanical
engineering. I did mechanical design
for about 5 years, designing turbines
and pumps. After that I went into pneumatics and air regulation. One of my
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Jim Dietvorst, Owner

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jobs was to design a CO2 carbonator


for Coke!
Later, working with a trucking
company, I helped design an air-assisted transmission shifting system, Jim
went on. And then I helped design a
medical breathing apparatus to help
prepare patients for surgery.
Jim was on the board of one company when a new chairman began
replacing board members. I saw the
writing on the wall so I started looking
for something new to do.
I examined a number of different
possibilities, and then I came across
an ad for a Cottman franchise. And I
thought, When times are good, customers will fix a transmission to be able
to pass the car on to their kids; when
times are bad theyll fix the transmission rather than buy a new car. So I
made the decision and bought my first
Cottman center.
Jim bought his Denver shop in
September, 2003; he bought the Wheat
Ridge shop in 2009. And hes been
doing very well almost since opening
his doors.

Wheat Ridge Center crew, L-R: Eric Ramsey, Tim Rohlfs, Jim Dietvorst, Wayne Rambo,
Scott Cooper

Business Model

When Jim bought his first shop,


he was excited to focus exclusively
on transmissions and powertrain. His
reason? He wanted to cultivate his
wholesale business.
If youre doing general repair,
your wholesale customers might be
hesitant to send their customers to
you, explains Jim. They might be
afraid that their customers would be
so happy with the transmission work
you did that theyll ask you to do other
repairs. Thats why I decided to remain
exclusively a transmission shop.
Our business is about 60% to
70% wholesale. Well do work for
fleet businesses, mom-and-pop gas stations, repair chain stores, other garages.
When they send us a car, if we find
a brake problem or worn belts, well
write it up and give it to them to sell to
their customer.
Other times well get customers
calling us to ask for repairs that arent
transmission related. For them, we have
a list of shops we can refer them to.
According to Jim, one of the reasons theyre so popular with their customers is they have no problem letting
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Edgar Galvan works on another install.

them know when they dont need a


transmission. As much as 40% of the
time we find that the cars dont need a
new transmission, including cars from
fleets that have their own garages.
Before they began using us,
every transmission problem seemed to
involve a new transmission. But were
finding that up to 40% of the time
theres really nothing wrong with the
transmission itself. Maybe itll be a
clogged catalytic converter or a crank
sensor or a mass airflow sensor.
Even if its just a couple solenoids
that are bad, if the fluid isnt terrible,
why not just replace the solenoids?

Sure, there could be some wear in the


transmission, but no one can identify
that without taking it apart.
Theyll explain the situation to the
customer and give the customer the
opportunity to decide whether to take
the chance with the repair or go for a
rebuild. In many cases the customer
is happy to take a shot at avoiding the
larger repair bill.
Its about treating the customer
the way wed like to be treated. We try
to be as honest as we can, and weve
found our customers appreciate that.
We have a car dealer wholl buy
a car at auction with a bad transmission
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Cottman of Denver and Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Mark Andersen checks workflow.

Shane Pejdrup

and then bring it to us. Im not sure


thats the best strategy for buying cars,
but we sure appreciate his business!
Jim is quick to recognize that, no
matter how good your shop is, sometimes you make mistakes. Its how
you handle those mistakes that matters. For them, a comeback goes to
the front of the line. Customers dont
want to wait when theyve already paid
for work, and they shouldnt have to,
says Jim.

Outside Sales

A big part of wholesale transmission repairs is bringing customers in.


For that you need an outside sales
program. To help keep his shop busy,
Jim spends a good part of his week on
the road. I dont spend my day sitting
in my office waiting for the phone to
ring. Im out there on the road, going to
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Dwayne Spanyers at the bench.

shops, selling them on using us for their


transmission repairs.
I walk in the door and say, Hi,
my names Jim, heres what we do and
heres what we can do for you. If you
have something thats working, Im not
here to try to take that away from you.
But if youre having an issue, Id love
for you to give us a try.
It may take six, ten, twenty visits you may never get some. But if
youre not out there selling your shop,
someone else is, and theyre going to
get the business.
You cant just approach outside
sales when things are slow; you have
to do it when things are crazy, too. It
has to be a regular thing. People have
to learn that they can depend on you,
and you do that by making sure they see
you on a regular basis. Its not easy, but
its important.

Giving Back

We hear a lot about how many


of the more successful shop owners
try to give back to their communities.
Some sponsor car shows, some try to
help consumers who are less fortunate.
But Jims the first shop owner weve
talked to who picks corn to help his
community!
One year Jim and his wife helped
pick a field of corn for the Food Bank
of the Rockies. It was great to fill up
a semi full of corn to feed the areas
hungry, says Jim. Opportunities to
serve abound; a favorite is Extreme
Community Makeover. ECM focuses on underprivileged neighborhoods

throughout Denver. With homeowners


and renters, ECM volunteers complete
one day projects to improve or maintain
the exteriors of their homes. My family
and I have been blessed to participate.
We have mowed lawns, rototilled a
garden plot, painted a house, trimmed
trees, and cleaned up a trash pile as high
as the top of my head!
Im one of the youth leaders at
Gods Grace Community Church. We
try to schedule an event about once a
month. Ive been part of this church
group for the last 18 years or so, but
Ive been working with youth groups
like this since I was 25.
Theres another group downtown I work with called Open Door
Youth Gang Alternative; its run by
Reverend Kelly to help at-risk kids in
elementary school. We help with their
Christmas party and some of the events
they have in the summer.
The first Monday of every month
theres an event at the Gathering Place;
a facility for women whove been in
abusive situations or are homeless.
They come for the day and they can
get resumes written, work on art projects, get meals or a shower whatever
they need.
Our church hosts bingo for them
and provides gift cards as little prizes,
Its fun for everyone and I enjoy it
when I have the chance to help out.
Why is all this community support
so important to Jim? Ive been given a
lot in life and I just feel its important to
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Tim Rohlfs at the bench.

nity help his business? Thats not why


I do it, says Jim. Most of the people
I work with are lucky just to have food
and clothing; they dont have cars.
Maybe the word gets out, but thats not
what its about. Business is going well
enough that I can choose how to spend
my time, and thats how I choose to
spend it.
How does Jim have time to do all
that and run two shops? Ill credit that
to my center managers, Mark Andersen
and Scott Cooper. Both of them do a
great job of serving our customers and
taking care of the business. And that
gives me the time to do the things in our
community that I want to do.

Life with ATRA

As a Cottman dealer, being an


ATRA Member is fairly new for Jim
and his staff. And they couldnt be
happier with it. They make it a point
to attend the ATRA tech seminar each
year when it comes into their area.
This year he brought the bulk of
his staff to Expo in Las Vegas to
attend the seminar programs. This
years Expo was fantastic! he says.
His technicians attended the technical seminars and Jim and his managers attended the management program,
beginning late Friday and through the
rest of the weekend.
Im seriously thinking about closing my shop next year and bringing out
my entire staff for the whole program,
because we really could have used
the information that we missed on
Thursday and Friday morning.
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Wayne Rambo, Eric Ramsey inspecting another vehicle.

Eric Ramsey checks for codes.

Of course, ATRA isnt just about


Expo and the seminars, and Jim and
his staff are thrilled to be able to
take advantage of the benefits of being
ATRA Members. The HotLine has
been a terrific resource for our technicians, says Jim. And we use ATRA
OnLine all the time.
His technicians have all been taking part in the online webinar training
programs, and at least one of his technicians is studying to become ATRA
certified.
Theres no doubt in Jims mind
that joining ATRA was one of the best
decisions that the Cottman home office
has ever made for its franchisees.

The relationships I have with my community the relationships I have with


my neighbors the relationships I have
with my family those are what feed
me. Those are what keep me happy
those are what keep me going those
are what keep me in a good place. After
that, everything else is gravy.
From the sound of things, its
working well for Jim. And its a terrific
example for the rest of us. All we can
say is thanks, Jim: Were proud to have
you as an ATRA Member!

Jims Philosophy

Heres what Jim had to say when


asked about his business philosophy:
Life for me is about relationships.
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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S

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A & Reds Transmission Parts *


3737 W. 29th St. S.
Wichita, KS 67217
Contact: Kevin Seymore
Toll Free: (800) 835-1007
Phone: (316) 942-5300
Fax: (316) 942-8947
kevin@areds.com
www.areds.com
A & Reds Transmission Parts *
2000 Indiana Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64127
Toll Free: (866) 780-7337
Phone: (816) 483-7337
www.areds.com
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A & Reds Transmission Parts *


2300 N. Westport Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
Toll Free: (888) 215-3639
Phone: (605) 338-3800
www.areds.com
A&A Midwest / Transmission Quest *
4050 S. Wentworth Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
Contact: Brad Heilman
Toll Free: (800) 826-7403
Phone: (773) 624-6111
Fax: (773) 624-6660
bdh@transmissionquest.com
www.transmissionquest.com
www.aamidwest.com
A&A Midwest / Transmission Quest *
2580 N. Commerce St.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Toll Free: (800) 426-8771


Phone: (702) 649-7776
Fax: (702) 649-6777
www.aamidwest.com
AAM Aftermarket *
One Dauch Dr.
Detroit, MI 48211
Contact: Pat Angst
Phone: (313) 758-4176
aftermarket@aam.com
www.demandaam.com
Adapt-A-Case*
3400 Jefferson Ave. S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Contact: Michael Black/ Duane Reister
Phone: (616) 331-0000
Fax: (616) 452-5624
www.Adapt-A-Case.com
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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Advanstar Communications *
2501 Colorado Ave., Ste. 280
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 857-7500
Fax: (310) 857-7510
www.advanstar.com
Airworld Transmission
1211 Upland Dr., Ste. A
Houston, TX 77043
Toll Free: (866) 464-1871
www.sprintertransmission.net
Alabama Bands Inc.
202 Industrial Dr.
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Contact: Jimmy Fuller
Toll Free: (800) 805-8126
Phone: (256) 386-0027
Fax: (256) 381-6486
jimmy@alabamabands.net

All Trans Remanufacturing *


1333 N. 21St.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Toll Free: (800) 858-7269
Phone: (602) 233-3835
Fax: (602) 253-1760
www.alltransremanufacturing.com
Allomatic Products
609 East Chaney St.
Sullivan, IN 47882
Contact: Andy Mayfield
Toll Free: (800) 568-0330
Phone: (812) 268-0322
Fax: (812) 268-5406
amayfield@raybestospowertrain.com
www.raybestospowertrain.com
Allstar Automotive, LLC
1221 E. 56 Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
Toll Free: (866) 668-0463
Phone: (303) 477-2838
parts@allstarautomotivedenver.com
www.allstarautomotivedenver.com

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Alma Products Company *


2000 Michigan Ave.
Alma, MI 48801
Toll Free: (877) 427-2624
Phone: (989) 463-1151
Fax: (800) 457-2719
customerservice@almaproducts.com
www.almaproducts.com

Phone: (602) 992-2961


www.ez-driver.com

ATI Performance Products


6747 Whitestone Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21207
Contact: JC Beattie Jr.
Toll Free: (877) 298-5003
Phone: (410) 298-4343
Fax: (410) 298-3579
msrooney@atiracing.com
www.cw3welder.com

Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants


P.O. Box 191
Kingsville, TX 78364
Contact: David & Eline Haunschild
Toll Free: (800) 631-2240
info@dehoil.com
www.dehoil.com

All-Trans, Inc.
134 Transit Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607
Toll Free: (800) 922-9562
Phone: (864) 297-9913
Fax: On Request
info@alltransparts.com
www.alltransparts.com

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Alto Products Corp.


Corporate HQ *
One Alto Way
Atmore, AL 36504
Contact: Randy Sowers
Toll Free: (866) 872-2586
Phone: (251) 368-7777
Fax: (251) 368-7774
sales@altousa.com
www.altousa.com

Anaheim Gear *
1271 S. Talt Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Contact: Pat Massey / Eric Skillman
Phone: (714) 778-1103
Fax: (714) 778-1733
pat@anaheimgear.com
www.anaheimgear.com
APRA - Automotive Parts
Remanufacturers Association
4460 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Ste. H
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: (703) 968-2772
Fax: (703) 968-2878
www.apra.org
Arizona Transmission Machine, Inc.
- EZ-Driver
16236 N. 41st Place
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Contact: Mike Tilley

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

ATI manufactures a multitude of


high performance parts including
Competition Transmissions,
Treemaster Converters,
Torsional Super Dampers,
Compu-Flow Valve Bodies, Flexplates,
and Adapter Kits as well as
the extremely accurate CW3 converter
Welding & Overhaul System to build
your own high quality converters.

ATK and Parts, LLC *


6311 NW 99th Ave.
Doral, FL 33178
Contact: Diego Garcia
Phone: (305) 593-0980
Fax: (305) 593-7494
sales@atkits.com
www.atkits.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
ATP (New Zealand) LTD *
275A Neilson St., Onehunga
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Toll Free: 011+0800 658 899
Phone: 011+(09) 636 7832
Fax: 011+(09) 636 9710
info@atpnz.co.nz
www.atpnz.co.nz
ATP (South Island) LTD *
3 Elmdale Lane, Linwood
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
Toll Free: 011+0800 658 121
Phone: 011+(03) 379 2065
Fax: 011+(03) 379-2065
info@atpnz.co.nz
www.atpnz.co.nz
ATP Automotive
1300 W. Pratt Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 967-6790
Fax: (847) 967-8686
order@atpautomotive.com
www.atpautomotive.com

ATSG *
18635 S.W. 107th Ave.
Miami, FL 33157
Toll Free: (800) 245-7722
Phone: (305) 670-4161
Fax: (305) 670-4162
www.atsg.biz

Australian Transmission
Components *
152 Hammond Ave.
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650 AUSTRALIA
Contact: Norm McDonough
Phone: 0011 61 2 6933 6888
Fax: 0011 61 2 6921 3511
sales@austtrans.com
www.austtrans.com

ATRA - Automatic Transmission


Rebuilders Association *
2400 Latigo Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Contact: Membership
Toll Free: (866) 738-7267
Phone: (805) 604-2000
Fax: (805) 604-2005
http://members.atra.com

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ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders


Association) is dedicated to maintaining the
highest standards in the automatic
transmission repair industry for work quality,
customers service and business success.

Austling Guangzhou Co., LTD


Rm 1705, No. 19, Dong Hua Nan Rd.
Guangzhou, CHINA
Phone: 011+(86) 20832 92187
Fax: 011+(86) 20832 92617

ATR Transmission
Remanufacturing, Inc.
401 Terrace Dr.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Contact: Deanna Kuempel
Phone: (847) 566-4488
Fax: (847) 566-5207
sales@atreman.com
www.atreman.com

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Auto Matic Kings, Inc.


1773 West Lincoln Ave. #T
Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: (714) 533-2690
sales@automatickings.com
www.automatickings.com
AutoComp Technologies, Inc.
8515 N. Freeway
Houston, TX 77037
Toll Free: (888) 217-4072
Phone: (281) 447-9800
Fax: (281) 847-3635
orders@autocompdirect.com
www.autocompdirect.com

Automatic Choice Ltd.*


Unit 1A, Farrington Fields
Farrington Gurney, Bristol BS 39 6UU
UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: 0044 (0) 1761 452255
Fax: 0044 (0) 1761 453049
info@automaticchoice.com
www.automaticchoice.com

Automatic Choice Europe BV *


De Schutterij 19
Veenendall, PJ 3905 NETHERLANDS
Phone: 0031 (0) 318 590591
Fax: 0031 (0) 318-590177
ace@automaticchoice.com
www.automaticchoice.com

Australian Transmission Components is the


leading supplier of Manual Transmission
Components, Overhaul Kits and New and
Reman Assemblies, to suit passenger,
light commercial and 4WD vehicles.

Auto Matic Kings, Inc.


725 Rivera St.
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 782-0901
sales@automatickings.com
www.automatickings.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Automatic Choice OOD*


23 Nicklay Haytov Street, Floor 1, Office 4
Sofia, 1172 BULGARIA
Phone: 00359 (0) 296 98609
Fax: 00359 (0) 296 34565
stelliana@automaticchoice.com
www.automaticchoice.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Toll Free: (800) 843-5068
Phone: (214) 426-6449
www.bishopengine.com

Automatic Choice SL*


C/Moscatel 11, Pol. Ind.
Arroyo De La Miel
Benalmadena, 29631 SPAIN
Contact: Antonio or Jose Luis Henandez
Phone: 0034 (0) 95 2577289
Fax: 0034 (0) 95 2440798
acs@automaticchoice.com
www.automaticchoice.com
Automatic Transmission Exchange
4120 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Toll Free: (800) 352-8604
Phone: (602) 275-9571
Fax: (602) 275-4738
www.autotransexchange.com
Automotive Management Institute (AMI)
8209 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills,TX 76182
Contact: Toni Slaton
Toll Free: (800) 272-7467 x129
tslaton@amionline.org
www.amionline.org
Automotive Video, Inc.
6280 Arc Way
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Contact: Katie Hallnan
Toll Free: (800) 718-7246
Fax: (239) 561-9111
khallnan@auto-video.com
www.auto-video.com
Automotive Wholesalers, Inc.
2224 W. 94th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431
Contact: Jerry
Toll Free: (800) 231-3011
Phone: (952) 884-2336
Fax: (952) 884-8421
awi@tds.net
http://personalpages.uslink.net/~jurkovsj/

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Autoshop Solutions, Inc.*


942 Windy Rd.
Apex, NC 27502
Toll Free: (877) 847-7036
Phone: (919) 342-6024
Fax: (919) 342-6261
www.autoshopsolutions.com
Autozone Inc.
123 Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Toll Free: (866) 853-6459
www.autozonepro.com
Autrans Transmission Parts
& Service
Industrieterrein De Stroet 19-21
Lunteren, 6741 PT NETHERLANDS
Phone: 31 318 484144
Fax: 31 318 483644
info@autrans.nl
www.autrans.nl

BAAN Powertrain Corp. *


11715-180 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T5S 2H6 CANADA
Contact: Jordan Schlamp
Toll Free: (877) 633-2780
Phone: (780) 633-2780
Fax: (780) 669-5750
sales@baanpowertrain.com
www.baanpowertrain.com
BG Products, Inc.
740 S. Wichita St.
Wichita, KS 67213
www.bgprod.com
Bishop International Inc.
224 N. Corinth St.
Dallas, TX 75203

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

BlueReach Automation
& Control, LTD *
2, Meado View, Vicarage Rd.
Lover, Salisbury, Wilshire SP5 2PD
UNITED KINGDOM
Contact: Andy Henney
Phone: 44 (0) 845 519 4471
info@bluereachautomation.com
www.bluereachautomation.com

BorgWarner, Inc.
Transmission Systems
1350 N. Greenbriar Dr., Unit B
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 261-9980
www.ts.aftermarket.borgwarner.com
Bowler Performance Transmissions
Rt 4 Box 148
Lawrence, IL 62439
Phone: (618) 943-4856
Fax: (618) 943-3690
info@bowlertransmissions.com
www.bowlertransmissions.com

Brand One Synthetics


1210 Midas Cove, Ste. 102
Cordova, TN 38018
Contact: Marty Coleman
Toll Free: (855) 880-5823
Phone: (901) 754-7923
Fax: (901) 257-1409
mcoleman@brand1lube.com
www.brand1lube.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Buffalo Engine Components, Inc. *
1824 Fillmore Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 893-2661
Fax: (716) 893-0790
info@buffaloengine.com
www.buffaloengine.com

Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.


15745-118 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5V 1B7 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 665-7671
Phone: (780) 454-5115
Fax: (780) 453-3460
www.canadawideparts.com
Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.
B#3, 7337 Pacic Cir.
Mississauga, ON L4T IN2 CANADA
Toll Free: (877) 564-3116
Phone: (905) 564-3116
Fax: (905) 564-3119
www.canadawideparts.com
Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.
#1, 18771 96 Ave.
Surrey, BC V4N 3P5 CANADA
Toll Free: (877) 560-0287
Phone: (604) 881-0205
Fax: (604) 881-0206
www.canadawideparts.com
Capital Core Inc.*
3790 East 5th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219
Toll Free: (800) 223-1884
Fax: (614) 464-1885
sales@capitalcoreinc.com
www.capitalcoreinc.com
Capital Core Inc.*
1025 N. Keowee St.
Dayton, OH 45404
Toll Free: (800) 223-1884
Fax: (937) 228-0587
dayton.warehouse@captialcoreinc.com
www.capitalcoreinc.com
Capital Core Inc.*
500 Dargan St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Toll Free: (800) 223-1884
Fax: (412) 246-0608
pittsburgh.warehouse@capitalcoreinc.com
www.capitalcoreinc.com

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Capital Core Inc.*


33026 Capitol St.
Livonia, MI 48150
Toll Free: (800) 223-1884
Fax: (734) 793-3680
detroit.warehouse@captialcoreinc.com
www.capitalcoreinc.com
Cascade Component Parts, Inc.
8933 NE Mar Dr., Ste. A
Portland, OR 97220
Contact: Kevin Shakeshaft
Toll Free: (855) 972-2230
Phone: (503) 972-2230
Fax: (503) 972-2240
kevin@ccpartsinc.com
www.cascadecomponentsparts.com
Casanova Trans Inc.
319 Victoria St.
Laredo, TX 78040
Phone: (956) 727-1044

Central Valve Bodies


15551 S. Hwy. 66
Claremore, OK 74017
Contact: Donny Lester
Toll Free: (877) 341-0266
Phone: (918) 341-0266
Fax: (866) 826-1847
donny@centralvalvebodies.com
www.centralvalvebodies.com
Certied Transmission, Inc. *
1801 S. 54th St.
Omaha, NE 68106
Contact: Rick Van Roy
Toll Free: (800) 544-7520
Phone: (402) 558-2117
Fax: (402) 558-0401
rvanroy@utclan-focr.com
www.certiedtransmission.com
CHA Industries, Inc.
1720 Wallace Ave., Unit B
St. Charles, IL 60174
Contact: Ralph Gehlert
Toll Free: (877) 432-7738
Phone: (630) 443-4327
Fax: (866) 806-7738
sales@chagear.com
www.chagear.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Chrysler - Mopar
1000 Chrysler Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
www.mopar.com
Cika Automotive Parts Co.
58, Noi-1gil, Nogong-eup Dalseo-gun
Daegu, KOREA
Phone: 82 53 593 8756
Fax: 82 53 593 8753
cikaauto@gmail.com
www.cikaautomotiveparts.com
Cincinnati Gearing Systems
5757 Mariemont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Contact: Kenneth Kiehl
Phone: (513) 527-8600
Fax: (513 527-8635
gearsales@cst.com
www.cincinnatigearingsystems.com
Citibank *
2153 Young Ave.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Contact: Franco Fortunato
Phone: (818) 922-4946
Fax: (805) 496-9784
franco.fortunato@rstdata.com
Cleveland Transmission Supply *
5308 Blanche Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44127
Toll Free: (800) 678-0646
Phone: (216) 441-0646
www.clevelandtransmissionsupply.com
Clutch & U-Joint Proven Force
11071 93rd Ave. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Contact: Lance Northup
Toll Free: (800) 444-0755
Phone: (763) 425-7474
Fax: (763) 424-4722
provenforceln@aol.com
www.provenforce.com
Coan Engineering
1602 East Havens St.
Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone: (765) 456-3957
sales@coanracing.com
www.coanracing.com
Consolidated Transmission Parts, Inc.
20467 Hwy. 49
Saucier, MS 39574
Phone: (228) 539-1559
www.consolidatedtrans.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Converter Man Limited*
246 Brockport Dr. Unit# 21, 22, 23
Etobicoke, ON M9W 6W2 CANADA
Contact: Peter Cifuentes
Toll Free: (800) 265-8923
Phone: (416) 674-7000
Fax: (416) 674-7020
peter@converterman.com
www.converterman.com
CVT Pushbelt BV *
De Nedervonder 15a
5061 JP Oisterwijk THE NETHERLANDS
Contact: Coen Vanbeek
Phone: +31 13-521 74 48
Fax: +31 13-521 17 63
contact@cvtpushbelt.com
www.cvtpushbelt.com
Consolidated Vehicle Converters
- CVC *
4991 Hempstead Station Dr.
Kettering, OH 45429
Toll Free: (800) 727-4461
Phone: (937) 443-0408
Fax: (937) 443-0418
info@cvcconverters.com
www.cvcconverters.com
Cottingham
Engineering LTD / Hydra-Test
Unit 8, Express Way, Kettering
Nothants NN16 8TD UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: 44 (0) 1536 511123
info@hydratest.co.uk
www.hydratest.co.uk
Custom Power Play
640 S. 5th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: (720) 684-7636
info@custompowerplay.com
www.custompowerplay.com

Dartco Transmission
4390 Long Rd.
Columbus, IN 47203
Toll Free: (800) 371-7957
Phone: (812) 378-9599
Fax: (812) 378-9939
info@dartcotransmission.com
www.dartcotransmission.com

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Dartco Transmission
2830 E. Gretta Ln.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Toll Free: (800) 327-6888
Phone: (714) 237-0911
Fax: (714) 237-0917
info@dartcotransmission.com
www.dartcotransmission.com
Dartco Transmission
3601 N. Graham St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: (704) 376-2611
Fax: (704) 376-2613
info@dartcotransmission.com
www.dartcotransmission.com
Dartco Transmission
5620 B State Hwy 276
Royse City, TX 75189
Toll Free: (866) 355-1786
Phone: (972) 722-7390
Fax: (972-) 722-2140
info@dartcotransmission.com
www.dartcotransmission.com
DCM Tech, Corp. *
4455 Theurer Blvd.
Winona, MN 55987
Contact: Randy Taylor
Toll Free: (800) 533-5339
Phone: (507) 452-4043
Fax: (507) 452-7970
randytaylor@dcm-tech.com
www.dcm-tech.com
Dean Transmission Parts *
21 Ramah Cir.
Agawam, MA 01001
Toll Free: (800) 666-8726
Phone: (413) 789-4340
Fax: (413) 789-4662
deantrans123@cs.com
www.deantransmission.com
Defeo Manufacturing
115 Commerce Dr.
Bookeld, CT 06804
Toll Free: (800) 682-1290
Phone: (203) 775-0254
Fax: (203) 775-0816
parts@defeomfg.com
www.defeomfg.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Demandforce, Inc.
22 4th St., 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Toll Free: (800) 246-9853
Fax: (415) 532-2800
info@demandforce.com
www.demandforce.com
Derale Performance
3901 Medford St.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Toll Free: (800) 421-6288
Phone: (323) 266-3850
Fax: (323) 263-3948
www.derale.com
DJ Products, Inc.
1009 4th St. N.W.
Little Falls, MN 56345
Toll Free: (800) 686-2651
Fax: (320) 632-3553
info@djproducts.com
www.djproducts.com
DriveTrain Central, Inc.
10131 240th Ave. N.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Toll Free: (888) 444-4734
Phone: (507) 856-1673
Fax: (507) 856-4198
www.drivetraincentral.com
Dura-Bond Bearing Company *
3200 Arrowhead Dr.
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 883-8998
Fax: (775) 883-9497
www.dura-bondbearing.com
DuraBuilt Transmission Parts/DTP
1041 University Blvd.
Jackson, MS 39204
Toll Free: (800) 748-9046
contact@dtptransmissionparts.com
www.dtptransmissionparts.com
DynaFlow Acceptance
2611 Technology Dr., Ste. 203
Orlando, FL 32804
Toll Free: (877) 396-2356
Fax: (407) 745-3400
info@dynaowacceptance.com
www.dynaowacceptance.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc. *
1930 N. Mannheim Rd.
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Phone: (708) 343-8753
Fax: (708) 343-8768
info@dmimail.com
www.dynamicmanufacturinginc.com
Dynamic Racing Transmissions, LLC
104-5 Enterprise Dr., Unit 1
North Branford, CT 06417
Phone: (203) 315-0138
Fax: (203) 315-0352
dynamicracemail@aol.com
www.dynamicracingtrans.com

Eagle Precision Products


13800 Progress Pkwy
N. Royalton, OH 44133
Contact: Bruce Reger
Phone: (440) 582-9393
bwr@eagleprecisionproducts.com
www.eagleprecisionproducts.com
Ease Diagnostics
61456 County Rd. #21
New Ulm, MN 56073
Contact: Bob Sorenson
Phone: (507) 359-1197
www.riversidegarage.com
Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) *
4615 E. Industrial St., Ste. 1E
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Contact: Maylan Newton
Toll Free: (888) 338-7296
Phone: (805) 526-3039
maylan@esiseminars.com
www.esiseminars.com
Elite Worldwide, Inc.
P.O. Box 9630
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Toll Free: (800) 204-3548
contact@eliteworldwidestore.com
www.eliteworldwidestore.com
Endural LLC
1685 Scenic Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Contact: Sue Williams
Toll Free: (800) 854-0553
Phone: (714) 434-6533
Fax: (714) 434-6528
sales@endural.com
www.endural.com

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Equipment Manufacturing Corporation


- EMC
14930 S. Marquardt Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Toll Free: (888) 833-9000
Phone: (562) 623-9394
sales@equipmentmanufacturing.com
www.equipmentmanufacturing.com
Eriksson Industries
146 Elm St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Contact: Nat Wentworth
Toll Free: (800) 388-4418
Phone: (860) 388-4418
Fax: (860) 395-0047
eriksson.indust@snet.net

ETE Reman *
8155 N. 76th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Toll Free: (800) 934-9479
Phone: (414) 586-0777
Fax: (414) 586-0778
www.etereman.com
E&U Hetzel Gmbh *
76698 Ubstadt-Weiher
SchlstraBe 25, GERMANY
Phone: 011 49 7251 61820
Fax: 011 49 725618229
info@fzth.de
www.fzth.de

European Exchange, Inc. *


240 Lodi St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Contact: Richard Varjan
Phone: (201) 880-6633
Fax: (201) 487-4707
european@europeanexchange.com
www.europeanexchange.com
Europeantransmissions & Parts, Inc.
2430 Oak St. E.
Cumming, GA 30041

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Phone: (770) 888-1499


eurotrans@mindspring.com
www.europeantransmissions.com

EVT Parts *
1155 N. McKinley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Contact: Vince Hall
Toll Free: (866) 338-7278
Phone: (323) 758-1302
Fax: (323) 758-9999
evtparts8825@aol.com
www.evtparts.com

EXEDY Globalparts Corp. *


8601 S. Haggerty Rd.
Belleville, MI 48111
Contact: Kyle House
Toll Free: (800) 346-0691
Phone: (734) 397-3333
Fax: (734) 397-7300
amsales@exedyusa.com
www.exedyusa.com

Fatsco Transmission Parts *


P.O. Box 635 / 337 Change Bridge Rd.
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
Toll Free: (800) 524-0485
Phone: (973) 227-2487
Fax: (973) 227-5414
fatsco@optimum.net
www.fatsco.net
FB Performance Transmission, Inc.
85 Cleveland Ave.
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Toll Free: (800) 769-1118
Phone: (631) 242-0008
Fax: (631) 243-3054
www.fbperformance.com

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H & A Transmissions, Inc.


Remanufactured Transmissions
for Honda & Acura Automobiles

Quality is the Cornerstone of Our Company!


8727 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
www.hnatrans.com

Automatic or Manual
Transmissions

Company Profile
H & A Transmissions, Inc. is a leading provider of
quality remanufactured transmissions. We deliver
nationwide to Honda & Acura dealerships, extended
warranty companies, independent transmission and
automotive repair specialists.
At H & A Transmissions, Inc., we care about our
customers. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and
tech support are here to assist you. We have
hundreds of transmissions in stock and ready to
ship from one of our 7 distribution locations.
Also, our subsidiary company, Gear Speed, offers a
complete line of stock and hi-performance manual
transmissions as well as a line of obsolete/vintage
transmissions for those who still have their classic
Honda or Acura on the road. And if you still prefer to
build your own, Gearspeed offers an extensive line of
manual, automatic and hi-performance parts to supply
your transmission needs.

Locations

Nationwide Warranties
Our Tier pricing allows you the flexibility to choose the
level of coverage that best suits your overall needs.
Each Tier level option has coverage available for:
1 Year Unlimited Mileage
2 Year Unlimited Mileage
3 Year Unlimited Mileage

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Units built using OEM/OEM Compatible parts


Price includes torque converter, inline lter &
external ATF cooler (where applicable)
Shipping and core return included
Rental car and towing provisions included with parts
& labor warranties
R & R reimbursement is based on factory Honda/
Acura book times

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Ferguson Corp.
659 E. 25th St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Contact: Andrew Ferguson
Toll Free: (800) 638-7420
Phone: (410) 467-8980

Ganzeboom Transmission Parts


Plantofsweg 45
Almelo, 7601 PH NETHERLANDS
Phone: (31) 546-819510
Fax: (31) 546-526516
info@ganzeboom.net
www.ganzeboom.net

Filtran, LLC *
875 Seegers Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 635-6670
Fax: (847) 635-7724
ltran.info@ltranllc.com
www.ltranllc.com

GatorTranz Inc.
5120 36th Ave. South
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: (813) 242-8926
Fax: (813) 241-9308
cassy@gatortranz.com
www.gatortranz.com

Flo-Dynamics, Inc.
2600 Jeanwood Dr.
Elkhart, IN 46514
Contact: Frank Casale
Toll Free: (800) 303-5874
Phone: (574) 262-3400
Fax: (574) 262-0198
fcasale@norcoind.com
www.odynamics.com

G-Auto Co., Ltd


970-30 Wolchul-Gong, Buk-gu
Gwangju, 500-400 KOREA
Contact: Sarah Kim
Phone: 82-62-974-3007
Fax: 82-62-974-3010
sarah@gauto.net
www.gautoprobe.com

Florida Torque Converter *


906 S.E. 9th St.
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Contact: Marcin Pilatowski
Toll Free: (800) 391-3000
Phone: (239) 458-9255
Fax: (239) 458-7510
marcin@oridatorque.com
www.oridatorque.com
Ford Genuine Parts
16800 Executive Plaza Dr.
Dearborn MI, 48126
Toll Free: (800) 392-7946
www.fordparts.com
Future Transmission Parts
1227 Medical Center Pkwy.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Toll Free: (800) 635-2877
Phone: (615) 895-4405
www.futuretransmissionparts.com

Gandrud Parts Center


919 Auto Plaza Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54302
Toll Free: (800) 242-2844
Phone: (920) 468-3658
Fax: (920) 468-3678
parts@gandrud.com
www.gandrudpartscenter.com

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G-Cor Automotive Corp. *


2148 Refugee Rd.
Columbus, OH 43207
Toll Free: (877) 888-5160
Phone: (614) 444-5160
Fax: (614) 444-5165
wholesaleinfo@g-cor.com
www.g-corautomotive.com
Gear Centre - Calgary
7170 Blackfoot Trail S.E.
Calgary, AB T2H 2M1
CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 661-1378
Phone: (403) 252-3880
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Edmonton North
14811-116 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8
CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 661-8825
Phone: (780) 452-6933
www.gearcentre.com

Toll Free: (800) 661-8807


Phone: (780) 466-4646
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Fort McMurray
215 MacDonald Crescent
Ft. McMurray, AB T9H 4B5
CANADA
Toll Free: (866) 714-3570
Phone: (780) 714-3570
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Grande Prairie
11406-96 Ave.
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 5M4
CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 661-8806
Phone: (780) 539-9606
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Lethbridge
3912-14 Ave. N.
Lethbridge, AB T1H 5T5
CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 483-8952
Phone: (403) 380-6364
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Medicine Hat
111 Southwest Dr. S.W.
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8
CANADA
Toll Free: (866) 504-0635
Phone: (403) 504-0605
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Red Deer
#8, 7431 Edgar Industrial Dr.
Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2
CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 661-1629
Phone: (403) 340-3330
www.gearcentre.com
Gear Centre - Mississauga
#3, 7337 Pacc Cir.
Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1
CANADA
Toll Free: (844) 564-8998
Phone: (905) 564-8998
www.gearcentre.com

Gear Centre - Edmonton South


6811-50 St.
Edmonton, AB T6B 3B7
CANADA

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

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GEARS Magazine *
2400 Latigo Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Contact: Rodger Bland
Phone: (805) 604-2000
Fax: (805) 604-2006
rbland@atra.com
www.gearsmagazine.com

GFX , Inc. *
4810 N.W. 74 Ave.
Miami, FL 33166
Contact: Dios Garcia
Phone: (305) 499-9789
Fax: (305) 499-9670
dios@gfxcorp.com
www.gfxcorp.com

GEARS magazine is the premiere technical


and management information source for the
transmission rebuilder and powertrain industry.
Gears magazine is loaded with information on
transmission repair, transfer case repair,
transmission and powertrain diagnosis,
transmission parts manufacturers and
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at helping the transmission repair professional.

GearSpeed
8727 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: (909) 476-7252
gearspeed@hnatrans.com
www.gearspeedpartsstore.com

Goerend Transmission, Inc.


119 N. Main St.
St. Lucas, IA 52166
Phone: (563) 778-2719
Fax: (563) 778-2363
info@goerend.com
www.goerend.com
Goodson Tools & Supplies
156 Galewski Dr.
Winona, MN 55987
Contact: David Monyhan
Toll Free: (800) 533-8010
Phone: (507) 452-1830
Fax: (866)466-3909
orderdesk@goodson.com
www.goodson.com

Genuine GM Parts
6200 Grand Pointe Dr.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Toll Free: (866) OE-PARTS
Fax: (810) 606-3250
www.genuinegmparts.com

Graymills Corporation
3705 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
Contact: Customer Service
Toll Free: (877) 465-7867
Phone: (773) 248-6825
Fax: (773) 477-8673
info@graymills.com
www.graymills.com

Get It Hard Parts *


2630 E. Bell Rd., Ste. 4
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Contact: James or Dee
Phone: (602) 971-0477
james@getithardparts.com
www.getithardparts.com

Great Lakes Tool Specialties


885 106th Ave.
Plainwell, MI 49080
Contact: Ben
Phone: (269) 629-9628
sales@greatlakestools.com
www.greatlakestools.com

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G-TEC, Inc. *
611 W. Kathryn St.
Nixa, MO 65714
Contact: Steven D Glassinger
Toll Free: (800) 725-6499
Phone: (417) 725-6400
Fax: (417) 725-3577
g-tec@att.net
www.g-tec.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

H & A Transmissions, Inc. *


8727 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Toll Free: (866) 428-7267
Phone: (909) 941-9020
gearspeed@hnatrans.com
www.hnatrans.com
H G M Electronics *
2751 Plaza Del Amo #305
Torrance, CA 90503
Toll Free: (877) 744-3887
Phone: (310) 787-9260
sales@hgmelectronics.com
www.compushift.com
www.hgmelectronics.com

Hayden Automotive *
1801 Waters Ridge Dr.
Lewisville, TX 75057
Toll Free: (888) 505-4567
Phone: (972) 316-8100
Fax: (972) 316-8211
www.haydenauto.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
HECAT, Inc.
2910 Ridge Ct.
Cumming, GA 30041
Contact: Karl Matis
Toll Free: (800) 380-9501
Phone: (770) 205-5600
Fax: (770) 205-5633
karl@hecatinc.com
www.hecatinc.com
Heffernan Insurance Brokers
1350 Carlback Ave. #200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 934-8500
Fax: (925) 934-8278
www.heffgroup.com
Hot Flush LLC *
511 Bailey Ave./P.O. Box 324
New Hampton, IA 50659
Toll Free: (800) 852-5713
Phone: (641) 394-6804
Fax: (641) 394-6224
info@hotusher.com
www.hotusher.com
Hotatech
15348 East Valley Blvd.
City of Industry, CA 91746
Phone: (626) 401-3888
Fax: (626) 387-5453
sales@hotatech.com
www.hotatech.com

Insta-Clean Inc.
955 Kiowa Ave., #E
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Toll Free: (800) 331-6405
email@instaclean.com
www.instaclean.com

J.P. (Automatic Transmissions) LTD *


4 A&B, Pear Tree Industrial Estate,
Upper Langford
Bristol, Somerset B540 5DJ UK

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Toll Free: (800) 268-2368


Phone: (905) 624-1956
Fax: (905) 624-4628
komontsales@transtar1.com
www.kingomatic.com

J.P. Transmission Recycling


1220 Dowdy Ferry Rd.
Hutchins, TX 75141
Toll Free: (800) 443-8135
Phone: (972) 225-5600
Fax: (972) 225-2538
john@jptransmission.com
www.jptransmission.com

Kormex Trans Parts


2020 S. Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
Toll Free: (800) 429-5464
Phone: (909) 947-0569
Fax: (909) 930-0086
george@karking.com
www.kormextrans.com

Jasper Engines & Transmissions *


815 Wernsing Rd.
Jasper, IN 47546
Toll Free: (800) 827-7455
Phone: (812) 482-1041
Fax: (812) 634-1820
sales@jasperengines.com
www.jasperengines.com
JDS Worldwide Corp.
9220 N.W. 12th St.
Miami, FL 33172
Phone: (305) 470-1800
Fax: (305) 470-1982
marketing@jdsworldwide.com
www.jdscorp.com

Identix
2714 Patton Rd.
Roseville, MN 55113
Toll Free: (800) 459-9649
Phone: (651) 633-8007
Fax: (651) 633-2188
www.identix.com

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Phone: 44(0) 1934 852772
Fax: 44(0) 1934 852211
info@jpat.co.uk
www.jpat.co.uk

K B Cores, Inc.
288 W. South Tec Dr.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Contact: Javier Diaz
Toll Free: (800) 822-2673
Fax: (815) 929-1668
javier.diaz@kbcores.com
www.kbcores.com
Karamatic Automotive
702 Fordham Rd.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Contact: Mark Stevens
Phone: (610) 668-1123
Fax: (610) 410-7373
kaparts@comcast.net
King-O-Matic *
955 Pantera Dr.
Mississauga, ON L4W 2T4 CANADA

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Kotek America, Inc.


17752 Cowan St.
Irvine, CA 92614
Toll Free: (888) 865-6835
Phone: (949) 863-3126
Fax: (949) 752-7706
sales@kotek.com
www.kotek.com
KRS International Corp.
6304 NW 97 Ave.
Doral, FL 33178
Phone: (305) 513-4494
Fax: (305) 513-4495
info@krsinternational.net
www.krsinternational.net
KUHLE
2456 1/4 Rosemead Blvd.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Contact: Peter
Toll Free: (877) 584-5387
Phone: (626) 444-4590
Fax: (626) 579-6578
peter@kuhleus.com
www.kuhleus.com
KUKUI
2077 Gateway Pl, Ste. 500
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (877) 695-6008
www.kukui.com

Libson Twin City Auto & Truck Parts


and Services *
1218 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Toll Free: (888-521-3537
Phone: (612) 521-3537
Fax: (612) 521-2151
parts@libsontruck.com
www.libsontruck.com
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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Contact: Marco Randelli
Phone: (809) 549-7081
marco@transmissionparts.com
www.transmissionparts.com
Life Automotive Products, Inc. *
6727 Theall, Ste. B
Houston, TX 77066
Contact: Steve Farr
Toll Free: (888) 422-9099
Fax: (281) 631-0460
Steven.E.Farr@P66.com
www.smartblend.com
Lintex Auto Parts Co., LTD *
Linjia Industrial Park, Jinqing Town,
Luqiao District
Taizhou, Zhejiang, 318056 CHINA
Phone: 0086-579-82386666
Fax: 0086-576-82608056
tommy@benhhy.com
www.lintexcn.com
LKQ Automotive Core Services *
1102 West North Carrier Pkwy., Ste. 100
Grand Praire, TX 75050
Toll Free: (800) 962-2277
Fax: (281) 820-3634
lkq@lkqcorp.com
www.lkqcorp.com
Long Enterprises
2475 Morse Rd.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: (707) 829-1169
shifthappens@longenterprises.com
www.longenterprises.com

Lory Transmission Parts


2414 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
Contact: Carlos Grande
Toll Free: (800) 966-4621
Phone: (305) 642-4621
Fax: (305) 541-1444
cmg@transmissionparts.com
www.transmissionparts.com
Lory Transmission Parts
Dominican Republic
Americo Lugo No 240, Ensanche, La Fe
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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LS Industries
710 E. 17th St.
Wichita, KS 67214
Toll Free: (800) 533-8008
Phone: (316) 265-7997
Fax: (316) 265-0013
info@lsindustries.com
www.lsindustries.com

LUBEGARD
by International Lubricants, Inc. *
7930 Occidental South
Seattle, WA 98108
Contact: Nora Howsare/Jusin Archer
Toll Free: (800) 333-LUBE (5823)
Phone: (330) 769-8484
Fax: (330) 769-8483
nhowsare@lubegard.com
jarcher@lubegard.com
www.lubegard.com

Management Feedback Systems, Inc.


412 W. Broadway, Ste. 211
Glendale, CA 91204
Contact: Lee OHara
Toll Free: (888) 637-3733
Phone: (818) 546-5806
Fax: (818) 546-5811
sales@easyworks.com
www.easyworks.com
Management Success! *
412 W. Broadway, Ste., 300
Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 546-5836
Fax: (818) 863-1063
wheresthecash@managementsuccess.com
www.managementsuccess.com
Marathon Solutions, Inc. *
7300 College Blvd, Ste. 600
Overland Park, KS 66210

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Toll Free: (877) 948-9733


info@marathonsi.com
www.marathonsi.com
Marshall Engines, Inc.
404 W. 8th St.
Kearney, NE 68845
Toll Free: (888) 236-9610
Phone: (308) 234-6788
Fax: (308) 234-1978
engine@marshallengines.com
www.marshallengines.com
Marshall Transmissions
10 Grassland Pl. Kahikatea Dr.
Hamilton 3204 NEW ZEALAND
Toll Free: 0 800 22 8000
Phone: (+) 64 07 847 2799
Fax: (+) 64 07 847 0472
info@marshalltrans.co.nz
www.marshalltrans.co.nz
MATECH BTA, Inc.
1570 St. Charles Blvd.
Drummondville, PQ J2C 4Z5 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 567-0929
Phone: (819) 478-4015
Fax: (819) 474-4907
info@matechbta.com
www.matechbta.com
MATECH BTA, Inc.
4500 Sheppard Ave. East, Unit 37
Scarborough, ON M1S 3R6 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 454-0797
Phone: (416) 321-5002
Fax: (416) 321-5421
info@matechbta.com
www.matechbta.com
Meyer Hydraulics Corporation
512-22 W. Burr Oak St.
Centreville, MI 49032
Toll Free: (800) 253-2076
Phone: (269) 467-6302
Fax: (269) 467-6897
info@meyerhydraulics.com
www.meyerhydraulics.com
MFC Sealing Technology Co., LTD
No. 41, Wu-Chuan-Wu Rd., New Taipei
Industrial Park
New Taipei City, 24888 TAIWAN
Phone: +886-2-2298-8670
Fax: +886-2-2299-2189
mfc@mfc.com.tw
www.mfc.com.tw

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Mid States Transmission Parts


(MTSP) *
209 W. 76th St.
Davenport, IA 52806
Contact: Mike Donahue
Toll Free: (800) 325-6772
Phone: (563) 386-7166
Fax: (563) 386-7822
info@mstp.net
www.mstp.net

Midwest Hard Parts Inc. (MHPI)


4930 Hwy 44
Hamlin, IA 50117
Contact: Jeremy Munch / Eddie Mack Jr.
Toll Free: (877) 799-4783
Phone: (712) 563-2313
Fax: (712) 563-2514
eddiejr@mhpi.co
www.mhpi.co

Midwest Transmission Center, Inc.


40312 Cty 8 Blvd.
Zumbrota, MN 55992
Contact: Leah Schoenfelder
Toll Free: (888) 824-2012
Phone: (507) 824-2012
Fax: (507) 824-2487
info@midwesttrans.com
www.midwesttrans.com
Milestone Inventions, Ltd.
4128 17th St. S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 3W6 CANADA

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Contact: George Alain


Phone: (403) 234-7547
Fax: (403) 234-7546
george@milestoneinventions.com
www.milestoneinventions.com

Mitchell 1
14145 Danielson St.
Poway, CA 92064
Contact: Customer Support
Toll Free: (888) 724-6742
Phone: (858) 391-5000
Fax: (858) 391-5262
customer.support2@mitchell1.com
www.mitchell1.com
Miyasaki & Co., Inc. Ltd. *
2-2-13 Yaesu Chuo-Ku
Tokyo, 104-0028 JAPAN
Phone: 011 81 (3) 3275 2771
Fax: 011 81 (3) 3281-5510
marketing@miyasaki.co.jp
www.miyasaki.co.jp
Motive Gear
1001 W. Exchange Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
Toll Free: (800) 934-2727
Phone: (773) 247-3400
Fax: (773) 579-3788
info@motivegear.com
www.motivegear.com
Moveras, LLC
22 Northwestern Dr.
Salem, NH 03079
Toll Free: (877) 866-8372
customerservice@moveras.com
www.moveras.com

MTS Midwest Transmission Supply *


8625 I St.
Omaha, NE 68127

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Contact: Steve Farnsworth


Toll Free: (800) 731-4510
Phone: (402) 731-4500
Fax: (402) 731-1542
midwesttransmission@gmail.com
www.midwesttransmissionsupply.com
Mudlick Mail
2487 Cedarcrest Rd, Ste. 612
Acworth, GA 30101
Contact: Reed Parker
Toll Free: (866) 213-3086
Fax: (678) 290-0190
info@mudlickmail.com
www.mudlickmail.com
Mustang Advanced Engineering
2300 Pinnacle Pkwy.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Toll Free: (888) 468-7826
Phone: (330) 963-5400
Fax: (330) 425-3310
sales@mustangae.com
www.mustangae.com
MZF-Bayer, Inc
dba Peter Schmid Transmissions
1331 Rollins Rd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Toll Free: (800) 372-8726
Phone: (650) 348-3990
Fax: (650) 348-3019
mznc@pacbell.net
http://peterschmid.com

NAN Torque Converters, Inc.


540 Hwy 36
Belford, NJ 07718
Phone: (732) 495-4100
robert@nanconverters.com
www.nanconverters.com
Nationwide Torque Converter (NTC)
4710 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
Phone: (773) 292-9262
Fax: (773) 292-0723
ntctorqueconverter@yahoo.com
www.ntctorqueconverter.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Contact: Aaron Baggiore
Phone: (206) 862-3270
Fax: (206) 574-6679
www.natpronet.com

NATPRO
National Transmission Products Co.
(Corp. Hdqrtrs & LA Warehouse) *
5151 Heliotrope Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Contact: David Jerome
Phone: (323) 562-2111
Fax: (323) 562-9130
dave@natpronet.com
www.natpronet.com
NATPRO - Arizona *
1450 N. 26th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Contact: Shawn VanZile
Phone: (602) 415-9509
Fax: (602) 415-1799
www.natpronet.com
NATPRO - Bay Area *
145 Mason Cir., Unit B
Concord, CA 94520
Contact: Doug Rohrbach
Phone: (925) 798-8504
Fax: (925) 798-0548
www.natpronet.com
NATPRO - Sacramento *
4212 Roseville Rd., Ste. A
North Highlands, CA 95660
Contact: Tim Taylor
Phone: (916) 830-4370
Fax: (916) 481-1900
www.natpronet.com
NATPRO - San Diego *
6305 Riverdale St.
San Diego, CA 92120
Contact: Bud Nelson
Phone: (619) 281-6600
Fax: (619) 281-6606
www.natpronet.com
NATPRO - Southern Nevada *
3744 Meade Ave., #12
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Contact: Kevin Moran
Phone: (702) 247-4150
Fax: (702) 247-4583
www.natpronet.com
NATPRO - Seattle *
1095 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA 98188

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For over 40 years, we have been known as


the company with the best parts. We have
always been the quality company. While other
suppliers have made their own parts or looked
for the cheapest parts, NATPRO has always
brought in the best parts, OEM where they are
available. Quality parts, outstanding customer
service, technical support and respect for our
customers business are the cornerstones of
our company and our values.

Nogalitos Gear Company


433 New Laredo Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78211
Contact: Uriah Smith
Toll Free: (800) 929-5103
Phone: (210) 923-4571
Fax: (210) 923-8205
dennis@ngparts.com
www.ngparts.com
North American
Powertrain Components *
12836-151 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T5V 1G8 CANADA
Toll Free: (866) 456-4498
Phone: (780) 456-4498
Fax: (780) 406-6622
info@napcltd.ca
www.napcltd.ca
Northeastern Transparts Co., Inc.
5727 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075
Contact: Brian Gutowski
Toll Free: (800) 876-0321
Phone: (716) 646-4500
sales@northeastern.com
www.northeasterntransparts.com
Northland Transmission Inc. *
105 E. Poplar Ave.
Cameron, WI 54822

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Contact: Bob Newville


Phone: (715) 458-2617
Fax: (715) 458-2611
natstran@chibardun.net
www.servobore.com

Oetiker, Inc.
6317 Euclid St.
Marlette, MI 48453
Contact: Christine Lowe
Toll Free: (800) 959-0398
Phone: (989) 635-3621
Fax: (989) 635-2157
clowe@us.oetiker.com
www.oetiker.com
Oklahoma Transmission Supply
(OTS) *
927 N.W. First St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Toll Free: (800) 288-3668
Phone: (405) 236-4391
www.otsparts.com

Omega Machine & Tool, Inc. *


2949 Promenade St., #100
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Contact: J.P. Singh
Toll Free: (800) 601-7722
Phone: (916) 372-6001
Fax: (916) 372-6020
info@omegamachine.com
www.omegamachine.com
Omegasonics
330 E. Easy St., Ste. A
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Toll Free: (888) 989-5560
Phone: (805) 583-0875
Fax: (805) 583-0561
omegasonics@omegasonics.com
www.omegasonics.com
Omnique Shop Management Software
4800 Van Gordon
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Toll Free: (866) 435-2100
Fax: (720) 266-6953
support@omnique.com
www.omnique.com

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Pacargo *
550 Pineaire Dr.
Bayshore, NY 11706
Contact: Al Geigenberger
Toll Free: (800) 305-8839
Phone: (631) 963-8888
Fax: (631) 254-2162
ageigen@partsauthority.com
Parts Un-Ltd
705 S.W. 10th St., Ste. 109
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Toll Free: (800) 332-5331
Phone: (816) 224-9900
Fax: (816) 224-9191
quote@partsun-ltd.com
www.partsun-ltd.com

PDQ Automatic Transmission


Parts, Inc. *
8380 Tiogawoods Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95828
Contact: John G. Hicks, Jr.
Toll Free: (800) 852-3351
Phone: (916) 681-7701
Fax: (916) 681-7716
jhicks@pdqparts.com
www.pdqparts.com
PDQ Automatic Transmission
Parts, Inc. *
1709 Rogers Ave.
San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Robert Del Real
Phone: (408) 899-7474
jhicks@pdqparts.com
www.pdqparts.com
Performance Development
& Manufacturing, Inc. PDM
871 Thornton Pkwy., #165
Thornton, CO 80229

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Performance Products
& Machining, Inc. PPM *
2115 S. Hellman Ave. #D
Ontario, CA 91761
Phone: (909) 923-3011
Fax: (909) 923-3111
info@performanceproductsmachining.com
www.performanceproductsmachining.com
Peterson Wash & Blast Systems
1100 N. Union St.
Council Grove, KS 66846
Toll Free: (800) 835-3528
Phone: (316) 634-6699
Fax: (620) 767-6415
www.petersonmachine.com

Parts-Link Worldwide, LLC


8516 Fairway Bend Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Contact: Don Greenleaf
Phone: (239) 454-4335
Fax: (877) 845-4811
sales@partslink-worldwide.com
www.partslink-worldwide.com

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Phone: (303) 288-8120
Fax: (303) 288-8140
sales@pdmusa.com
www.pdmusa.com

Petron Plus Global, Inc.


P.O. Box 1906
Hutchinson, KS 67504
Contact: Gary Clark
Toll Free: (800) 884-5823
Phone: (620) 663-1800
Fax: (620) 663-8560
gary.clark@petronplus7.com
www.petronplusglobal.com
PML, Inc.
201 W. Beach Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
Contact: David Tolin
Toll Free: (800) 335-4345
Phone: (310) 671-4345
Fax: (310) 671-0858
yourcovers@pmli.com
www.yourcovers.com

Portland Torque Products, Inc. *


3039 NW Yeon Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Contact: David Neville
Toll Free: (800) 640-0970
Phone: (503) 228-2212
Fax: (503) 228-8581
dave@portlandtorque.com
www.portlandtorque.com
Portland Transmission Warehouse
1016 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Contact: Ross Bradshaw


Toll Free: (800) 444-4556
Phone: (503) 233-4966
Fax: (503) 233-2642
sales@portlandtrans.com
www.portlandtrans.com
Posi Lock Puller, Inc.
805 Sunower Ave.
Cooperstown, ND 58425
Contact: Tamara Somerville
Phone: (701) 797-2600
Fax: (701) 797-2706
t.somerville@posilock.com
www.posilock.com

Power Pusher-Div. of Nu-Star, Inc.


1425 Stagecoach Rd.
Shakopee, MN 55379
Contact: Carol Klein / John Adams
Toll Free: (800) 800-9274
Phone: (952) 445-8295
Fax: (952) 445-0231
cklein@nustarinc.com
www.powerpusher.com
Powertrain Control Solutions, LLC *
10511 Old Ridge Rd.
Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: (804) 227-3023
Fax: (804) 227-3005
sales@ptcs.us
www.powertraincontrolsolutions.com
PPX, Inc.
P.O. Box 644
Hutchinson, KS 67504
Contact: Tanner Engweiler
Phone: (620) 663-8559
Fax: (620) 663-8560
tanner.engweiler@ppxformula7.com
www.ppxformula7.com

Precision European, Inc. *


11594 Coley River Cir.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Contact: Sales
Phone: (714) 241-9657
Fax: (714) 241-9659
sales@peius.com
www.peius.com

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Toll Free: (888) 274-3776
Fax: (888) 274-3787
info@protboost.com
www.protboost.com
Precision International *
14 Todd Ct. Ext.
Yaphank, NY 11980
Contact: John Sollazzo
Toll Free: (800) 872-6649
Phone: (631) 567-2000
Fax: (631) 567-2640
jsollazzo@transmissionkits.com
www.transmissionkits.com
Precision of New Hampton, Inc. *
515 Bailey Ave.
New Hampton, IA 50659
Toll Free: (800) 654-1220
Phone: (641) 394-5955
Fax: (877) 394-5671
gopnh@gopnh.com
www.gopnh.com
Precision Torque Converters
of Maryland, LLC. *
1953 Benhill Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21226
Phone: (410) 350-0011
Fax: (410) 350-0018
www.gopnh.com
Pro UltraSonics, Inc.
P.O. Box 999
Nebo, NC 28761
Contact: Dan Kentch
Phone: (828) 584-1005
Fax: (828) 584-9005
info@proultrasonics.com
www.proultrasonics.com
Professional Transmission
& Converter Corp. *
9562 River Rd.
Marcy, NY 13403
Contact: Rick Morris
Toll Free: (800) 738-1412
Phone: (315) 738-1412
Fax: (315) 738-1467
rick@professionaltran.com
www.professionaltran.com

ProtBoost Software, LLC *


1060 S. Main St., Bldg. A - Ste. 3
St. George, UT 84770

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ProTorque
1440 Church St.
Bohemia, NY 11716
Contact: Joe Rivera
Phone: (631) 218-8700
Fax: (631) 218-9782
joe@protorque.com
www.protorque.com

Quality Gear
16742-111 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5M 2S5 CANADA
Toll Free: (888) 452-7979
sales@qualitygear.com
www.qualitygear.com
Quality Parts Supply, LTD
15844 S. Interstate Hwy. 35
Bruceville, TX 76630
Contact: Carl London
Toll Free: (800) 527-2914
Phone: (254) 857-9098
Fax: (254) 857-3527
carllondon@qualitypartssupply.com
www.qualitypartssupply.com

Ream Man Valve Bodies


235 S. Homer St.
Lansing, MI 48912
Contact: Cory Hening
Toll Free: (877) 337-4681
Phone: (517) 337-4681
Fax: (517) 664-1206
corh@reamman.com
www.reamman.com
Reman Industries, Inc. *
951 Fargo Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Toll Free: (800) 729-8726
www.remanindustries.com
Revmax Converters *
4520 Westinghouse Blvd., Ste. B
Charolette, NC 26273
Phone: (704) 247-9781
Fax: (704) 247-9784
RMP Powertrain Solutions, Inc.
9040 Burrough Dover Ln.
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Toll Free: (800) 257-7418
Fax: (800) 584-1364
sales@rmpparts.com
www.powertrainsolutions.com

RANDYS Worldwide Automotive


10411 Airport Rd.
Everett, WA 98204
Toll Free: (800) 292-1031
Phone: (425) 347-1199
Fax: (425) 355-4164
www.ringpinion.com

Rockland Standard Gear, Inc.


150 Rte. 17 / P.O. Box 13
Sloatsburg, NY 10974
Contact: Mike Weinberg
Toll Free: (800) 227-1523
Phone: (845) 753-2005
Fax: (877) 774-3294
info@rsgear.com
www.rsgear.com

Raybestos Powertrain *
711 Tech Dr.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Contact: Andy Mayeld
Toll Free: (800) 729-7763
Phone: (812) 268-0322
Fax: (812) 268-5406
amayeld@raybestospowertrain.com
www.raybestospowertrain.com

RONCO
70 Planchet Rd.
Concord, ON L4K 2C7 CANADA
Contact: Vani Kshattriya
Toll Free: (877) 663-7735
Phone: (905) 660-6700
Fax: (905) 660-6903
marketing@ronco.ca
www.ronco.ca

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

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INTERNATIONAL

HEADQUARTERS:
PO Box 540 | 14 Todd Court Extension, Yaphank, New York 11980
Telephone: 631-567-2000 | Toll-Free: 800-872-6649 | Fax: 631-567-2640
FLORIDA OFFICE:
6790 Hillsdale Point | Boynton Beach, Florida 33437
Telephone: 561-734-2332 | Fax: 561-734-2375

The Problem Solvers.

OUR STAFF
PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER
VICE PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING


John Sollazzo
TECHNICAL ENGINEERING MANAGER
Vin Soviero
SALES STAFF
Jim Cioffi, Ken Emmanuelli
Robert Montano [Export], Scott Schneider

Dennis Marshall
Frank Miller
Michael Glassberg
[Florida Office]

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE | Cant figure out an installation


issue? Contact us through our toll-free tech line at 1-800-8726649. Our website, www.transmissionkits.com, is also filled with
technical information to make your job easier.
HISTORY | Precision International is the most experienced kit
manufacturer in the business. Our extensive kit coverage and
inventory always allow us to supply our customers with the latest
products when they need them. Our ISO 9001:2008 certification
assures the quality level of our product. We sell on the distributor level with a full range of kits for any automatic transmission
in the field.
OUR PRODUCT LINE | We are a full line manufacturer of
domestic and foreign gasket and seal kits, overhaul kits, banner
and master kits. We also have a full line of transfer-case kits.

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CUSTOMER SUPPORT | We pride ourselves on updating


rebuilders through our Precision Pointer series of technical sheets.
These sheets can be found in our overhaul kits.
TECHNICAL TRAINING AND SUPPORT | Precision International offers an ongoing series of informative videos featuring
Certified Master Technician John Parmenter available for viewing
at www.transmissionkits.com. You can watch our resident
transmission expert install kits, make repairs, and work through
common transmission rebuild problems. We also provide a series
of Problem Solvers pertaining to overhaul kits and transmission
updates. Plus, we include Precision Pointers that offer a full range
of technical information in many of our overhaul kits.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? VISIT US AT:
www.transmissionkits.com | sales@transmissionkits.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Rostra Precision Controls Inc. *
2519 Dana Dr.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
Contact: Tom Eibel
Toll Free: (800) 782-3379
Phone: (910) 276-4853
Fax: (910) 276-1354
teibel@rostra.com
www.rostratransmission.com

Silver Star Transmission


214 W. Edmond Rd.
Edmond, OK 73003
Toll Free: (800) 369-6601
Phone: (405) 330-9300
Fax: (405) 330-9446
susan.sstrans@gmail.com
www.silverstartransmission.com

Schaefer Group USA *


5370 Wegman Dr.
Valley City, OH 44280
Toll Free: (800) 274-5001
customer.service@schaefer.com
www.schaefer-aftermarket.us

SKF *
890 N. State St., Ste. 200
Elgin, IL 60123
Contact: Wade Zimostrad
Toll Free: (800) 882-0008
Phone: (847) 742-7840
Fax: (224) 535-4891
SKFpartsinfo@skf.com
www.vsm.skf.com

Scribner Plastics
11455 Hydraulics Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Toll Free: (800) 552-5847
Phone: (916) 638-1515
Fax: (916) 638-2278
info@scribnerplastics.com
www.scribnerplastics.com

Seal Aftermarket Products *


2315 S.W. 32nd Ave
Pembroke Park, FL 33071
Toll Free: (800) 582-2760
Phone: (954) 364-2400
Fax: (954) 364-2401
www.sealsap.com
Shreves Engines *
3815 N. 21st St.
St. Louis, MO 63107
Phone: (314) 421-5585
Fax: (314) 421-1436
info@shrevesengines.com
www.shrevesengines.com
Shure Manufacturing Corporation
1901 W. Main St.
Washington, MO 63090
Toll Free: (800) 227-4873
Phone: (636) 390-7100
Fax: (636) 390-7171
sales@shureusa.com
www.shureusa.com

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Slauson Transmission Parts *


15407 S. Broadway
Gardena, CA 90248
Contact: Chris Wilson
Toll Free: (800) 421-5580
Phone: (310) 768-2099
Fax: (310) 768-8298
cwilson@slauson.com
www.slauson.com

Smart Blend
by Life Automotive Products, Inc.*
6727 Theall, Ste. B
Houston, TX 77066
Contact: Steve Farr
Toll Free: (888) 422-9099
Fax: (281) 631-0460
Steven.E.Farr@P66.com
www.smartblend.com
Softelectronic *
Usta Kolio Ficheto Str. No. 25A, Floor 3
Varna, 9009 BULGARIA

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Contact: Ivan Paykov


Phone: 00 359 52 460 545
support@softelectronic.com
www.softelectronic.com

Sonnax *
1 Automatic Dr./ P.O. Box 440
Bellows Falls, VT 05301
Toll Free: (800) 843-2600
Phone: (802) 463-9722
Fax: (802) 463-4059
www.sonnax.com
Southeast Worldwide Manufacturers,
LLC
7575 N.W. 74th Ave.
Miami, FL 33166
Toll Free: (800) 888-5489
Phone: (305) 885-8689
Fax: (305) 888-8215
customerservice@seauto.com
www.seauto.com
Southern Gear Co.
4369 W. Atlanta Rd.
Smyrna, GA 30080
Contact: Jeff R. Hughes
Toll Free: (800) 289-7432
Phone: (707) 435-1461
Fax: (707) 438-7207
jrhsgc@aol.com
Springleaf Financial Services *
P.O. Box 3121
Evansville, IN 47731
Contact: Deedra Everett
Toll Free: (800) 435-6285
Phone: (812) 492-2312
Fax: (888) 827-0047
referralprogams@springleaf.com
www.springleaf.com
Sprinter Transmissions
1211 Upland Dr., Ste. A
Houston, TX 77043
Toll Free: (866) 464-1871
www.sprintertransmission.net
STE
(Standard Transmission Exchange) *
1271 S. Talt Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Toll Free: (800) 883-6188
www.stecouplers.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Fax: +44 (0) 1323 843487
parts@sussexautos.co.uk
www.sussexautos.co.uk
Stellar Automotive Group *
4935 Panther Pkwy.
Seville, OH 44273
Toll Free: (800) 458-5487
Contact: Nora Howsare
Phone: (330) 769-8484
Fax: (330) 769-8483
nora@stellargroupinc.com
www.stellargroupinc.com
STK Transmission Parts Co., LTD *
6400 Ohio Dr. #1226
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (972) 268-6895
sales@stkat.com
www.stkat.com

Superior Transmission Parts, Inc. *


3770 Hartseld Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Contact: Bob White
Toll Free: (800) 451-3115
Phone: (850) 574-2369
Fax: (850) 575-9097
bob.stp@comcast.net
www.superiortransmission.com

Sun Coast Converters, Inc. *


819 Navy St.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Toll Free: (800) 868-0053
Phone: (850) 864-2361
info@suncoastconverters.com
www.suncoastconverters.com
Sunbelt Valve Body Builders
4819 N. Cortez Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
Contact: Fabian Romo
Phone: (813) 961-5560
info@sunbeltvalvebodies.com
www.sunbeltvalvebodies.com
SuperFlow Dynamometers
& Flowbenches *
4060 Dixon St.
Des Moines, IA 50313
Toll Free: (888) 442-5546
Phone: (515) 254-1654
Fax: (515) 254-1656
info@superow.com
www.SuperFlow.com

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Sussex Auto Parts, LTD *


Units 40. Station Road Industrial Estate
Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 2EY
ENGLAND
Phone: + 44 (0) 1323 848886

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

SystemOne Technologies, Inc.


8305 NW 27th St., Ste. 107
Miami, FL 33122
Toll Free: (800) 711-1414
Phone: (305) 593-8015
Fax: (305) 593-8016
info@systemonetechnologies.com
www.systemonetechnologies.com

Talbros Cork Rubber Products *


Plot 60, Sector6
Faridad, Hayana 121006 INDIA
Phone: +91-127-4067000
Fax: +91-129-2243130
cork@bnt-talbros.com
www.bnt-talbros.com
TCI Automotive *
151 Industrial Dr.
Ashland, MS 38603
Toll Free: (888) 776-9824
Phone: (662) 224-8972
Fax: (662) 224-8255
tech@tciauto.com
www.tciauto.com

TCRA - Torque Converter Rebuilders


Association
Box 2546
Reno, NV 89505
Contact: Chris Horbach
Phone: (765) 376-3048
tcratech@gmail.com
www.tcraonline.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
TCS Transmission Products *
6217 - 205th St.
Langley, BC V2Y 1N7 CANADA
Toll Free: (800) 960-1177
Phone: (604) 533-8675
Fax: (604) 533-7874
www.tcsproducts.com

TEST Research
24 G H Carter Dr.
Danville, NH 03819
Contact: Stevie Lavalle
Phone: (603) 770-8709
testresearch@comcast.net
www.testresearch.com

Teal Automotive, Inc.


450 Industrial Dr.
Dunkirk, IN 47336
Contact: Brad Alspaugh
Toll Free: (800) 722-0215
Phone: (765) 768-7726
Fax: (765) 768-1607
brad@tealautomotiveinc.com
www.tealautomotiveinc.com

The Lubrizol Corporation. *


29400 Lakeland Blvd.
Wickliffe. OH 44092
Phone: (440) 943-4200
www.lubrizol.com

TeckPak-Fitzall *
3386 S. Westwood Blvd.
Poplar, Bluff MO 63901
Toll Free: (800) 527-2544
Phone: (573) 785-8238
Fax: (573) 785-3303
customerservice@teckpak-fitzall.com
www.teckpak.com
TEKLYNX Americas
409 E. Silver Spring Dr., Ste. U12
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Phone: (414) 837-4800
Fax: (414) 837-4801
customerservice@teklynx.com
www.teklynx.com
TEMCO
4613 NW 61ST St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73122
Toll Free: (800) 245-1869
Phone: (405) 721-4915
Fax: (405) 721-0465
temco@washparts.com
www.washparts.com
Tenn-Tex Automotive
1800 Tenntex Dr.
Cookeville, TN 38506
Contact: Ron Simcox
Toll Free: (866) 772-9062
Phone: (931) 372-9062
Fax: (931) 372-2023
rsimcox@tenn-tex.com
www.tenn-tex.com

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Toledo Driveline, LLC *


1110 Napoleon St.
Fremont, OH 43420
Contact: Gail Whalen
Toll Free: (888) 604-9811
Phone: (419) 355-1200
Fax: (419) 355-1230
info@toledodriveline.com
www.toledodriveline.com
TPI Converters
8443 Wabash Ave.
Berkley, MO 63134
Toll Free: (800) 874-9643
Phone: (314) 521-5811
sales@tpiconverters.com
www.tpiconverters.com

TRANSBRITE/Allen Woods
& Associates, Inc. *
2515 Clearbrook Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Contact: Jack Daul
Phone: (847) 806-4000
Fax: (847) 806-4010
jack@transbrite.com
www.transbrite.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Transcel Inc. / RatioTek


15902-A Halliburton #272
City of Industry, CA 91745
Contact: Steven Younger
Phone: (626) 968-2754
Fax: (626) 961-8563
info@ratiotek.com
www.ratiotek.com
Transfer Case Express, Inc.
1285 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94601
Toll Free: (800) MUD-ROAD
or (800) 683-7623
Phone: (510) 533-2273
Fax: (510) 533-2298
www.transfercases.com
Transfer Case Express, Inc.
500 UCCI Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Toll Free: (800) MUD-ROAD
or (800) 683-7623
Phone: (864) 579-1960
Fax: (864) 578-8348
www.transfercases.com
TransGo *
2621 Merced Ave.
El Monte, CA 91733
Phone: (626) 443-7451
Fax: (626) 401-2715
www.transgo.com
Transmission Crafters
2208 Newton Rd.
Albany, GA 31701
Contact: Jay Moore
Toll Free: (800) 535-0414
Phone: (229) 883-8490
Fax: (229) 888-5152
email@transmissioncrafters.com
www.transmissioncrafters.com
Transmission Digest
P.O. Box 2210
Springfield, MO 65801
Contact: Bobby Mace
Toll Free: (800) 274-7890
Phone: (417) 866-3917
Fax: (417) 866-2781
bmace@transmissiondigest.com
www.transmissiondigest.com

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Fax: (253) 867-1611
sales@trctrans.com
www.trctrans.com
Transmission Exchange Co. *
1803 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212
Toll Free: (800) 776-1191
Phone: (503) 284-0768
mail@txchange.com
www.txchange.com
Transmission Parts & Cores Inc. *
1981 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94545
Phone: (510) 783-5222
www.transmissionpartsandcores.com

Transmission Parts Unlimited, Inc.


4788 Hwy. 42
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Toll Free: (800) 241-3880
Phone: (404) 366-1455
Fax: (404) 366-6428
www.transpartsunlimited.com
Transmission Rebuilders
Network International (TRNi)
6501 E. Greenway Pkwy., Ste. 103/298
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Toll Free: (888) 582-8764
info@trannybuilder.com
www.trannybuilder.com
Transmission Rebuilders Network
Worldwide (TRNW)*
2825 Walnut Ter.
Modesto, CA 95355
Contact: Tod Chretien
Phone: (209) 551-0599
Fax: (209) 551-3992
tod@trnw.net
www.trnw.net

Transmission Remanufacturing
Company, LLC (TRC) *
P.O. Box 1021
Kent, WA 98035
Toll Free: (800) 336-5525
Phone: (253) 872-8200

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Transmission Specialties *
375 Turner Industrial Way
Aston, PA 19014
Contact: Ken Kelly
Phone: (610) 485-9110
Fax: (610) 485-9356
kenktsi@comcast.net
www.transmission-specialties.com
Transpartner Transmission Co., Ltd
Rongnan Industrial Zone, Yuqi Town
Wuxi City, Jiangsu 214183 CHINA
Contact: Mr. Ke Tang
Phone: 0086-510-83899620
Fax: 0086-510-83899620
sales@zina-autoparts.com
www.zina-autoparts.com
Trans-Pro Transmissions, Inc.
2555 South Park Ave.
Dothan, AL 36301
Contact: Gary Maddox
Toll Free: (888) 395-8726
Phone: (334) 792-6649
Fax: (334) 673-0669
gm419@aol.com
www.transproparts.com

Transtar Industries, Inc. #101 *


7350 Young Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44146
Contact: Jay Shiltz
Toll Free: (800) 321-8830
Phone: (440) 232-5100
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #204 *
1987 Davis St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Contact: Lee Eastman
Toll Free: (800) 275-2588
Phone: (510) 553-0111
Fax: (510) 553-0777
Transtar Industries, Inc. #214 *
2415 Phoenix Ave. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Contact:Josh Chapin
Toll Free: (800) 275-1229
Phone: (505) 889-0014
Fax: (505) 889-0072
www.transtar1.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Transtar Industries, Inc. #332 *


3015 Industrial Ter.
Austin, TX 78758
Contact: Phillip Pena
Toll Free: (888) 263-1544
Phone: (512) 977-8550
Fax: (512) 977-8556
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #328 *
2425 Irving Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
Contact: Tom Awtry
Toll Free: (800) 274-2631
Phone: (214) 583-9100
Fax: (214) 920-7020
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #420 *
12330 E. 46th Ave., #700
Denver, CO 80239
Contact: Jim Koger
Toll Free: (800) 525-9096
Phone: (303) 307-1999
Fax: (303) 307-0999
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #329 *
3202 Harrisburg Blvd.
Houston, TX 77003
Contact: Oscar Zarate
Toll Free: (800) 456-7925
Phone: (713) 228-7925
Fax: (713) 221-3090
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #322 *
1528-30 River Oaks Rd. W.
New Orleans, LA 70123
Contact: Dan Falcon
Toll Free: (800) 525-2512
Phone: (504) 733-0731
Fax: (504) 734-9792
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #330 *
1339 South Brazos St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
Contact: Wes Beene
Toll Free: (800) 289-1457
Phone: (210) 704-1000
Fax: (210) 704-1040
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #319 *
780 W. Belden Ave., Ste. G
Addison, IL 60101
Contact: Jim Rollins
Toll Free: (800) 214-8710
Phone: (630) 628-0770
Fax: (630) 628-0794
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #343 *
1200 Century Cir. N.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Contact: Chris Lang

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Toll Free: (800) 543-2723
Phone: (513) 671-5160
Fax: (513) 671-2924
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #350 *
3900 Jackson St. N.E., Ste. 150
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Contact: James Deel
Toll Free: (888) 873-4282
Phone: (763) 781-5888
Fax: (763) 781-5870
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #314 *
514 W. Merrill St., Unit B
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Contact: Scott Bryan
Toll Free: (866) 244-2032
Phone: (317) 925-5555
Fax: (317) 925-5275
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #308 *
1651 N. Topping Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120
Contact: Laura Majerus
Toll Free: (800) 741-3676
Phone: (816) 241-3676
Fax: (816) 241-3764
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #384 *
2915 Prairie St. S.W.
Grandville, MI 48418
Contact: Max Gamble
Toll Free: (800) 326-3314
Phone: (616) 249-9622
Fax: (616) 249-9662
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #303 *
4001 Produce Rd.
Louisville, KY 40218
Contact: Ronnie Linville
Toll Free: (800) 289-1487
Phone: (502) 380-9801
Fax: (502) 380-9819
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #339 *
4605 World Pkwy. Cir.
Berkley, MO 63134
Contact: Nick Gregson
Toll Free: (800) 446-7171
Phone: (314) 428-0335
Fax: (314) 428-0391
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #313 *
2689 Longate Dr.
Memphis, TN 38132
Contact: Rick Morris
Phone: (901) 345-1266
www.transtar1.com

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Transtar Industries, Inc. #383 *


654 East 10 Mile Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
Contact: Phillip Fauble
Toll Free: (800) 245-9754
Phone: (248) 398-7877
Fax: (248) 398-1430
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #433 *
3655 N. 126th St. #F
Brookfield, WI 53005
Contact: Brad Closson
Phone: (262) 373-0911
Fax: (262) 373-0912
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #324 *
404 S. Eagle Ln.
Oklahoma City, OK 73128
Contact: DeMorrio Driver
Toll Free: (877) 878-2739
Phone: (405) 603-3636
Fax: (405) 603-3641
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #316 *
2622 Texas Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37921
Contact: Chad Formby
Phone: (865) 525-7364
Fax: (865) 525-7305
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #382 *
6110 Merger Dr.
Holland, OH 43528
Contact: Wayne Jacob
Toll Free: (866) 463-2633
Phone: (419) 861-3839
Fax: (419) 861-1788
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #352 *
330 Campus Dr.
Edison, NJ 08837
Contact: Dave Klotzbach
Toll Free: (800) 254-0369
Phone: (732) 225-0202
Fax: (732) 225-4101
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #353 *
451 E. Ross St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Contact: Barry Phillips
Toll Free: (800) 445-6700
Phone: (717) 291-1958
Fax: (717) 291-5784
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #341 *
1360 Ingleside Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Contact: Paul Labuda
Toll Free: (800) 622-6997

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Phone: (757) 853-7333


Fax: (757) 853-1036
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #438 *
6550 Hamilton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Contact: Scott Challburg
Toll Free: (800) 999-5590
Phone: (412) 441-7353
Fax: (412) 441-4242
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #346 *
125 Newton Rd., Ste. 400
Plainview, NY 11803
Contact: Mike Moore
Toll Free: (800) 645-2242
Phone: (516) 249-2270
Fax: (516) 249-4211
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #162 *
5 Marway Cir. #12
Rochester, NY 14624
Contact: Dave Hayes
Toll Free: (800) 999-5590
Phone: (585) 247-6906
Fax: (585) 247-7009
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #423 *
7 Raymond Ave., Units 1-2
Salem, NH 03079
Contact: Marc Fortier
Toll Free: (800) 446-9888
Phone: (603) 870-8075
Fax: (603) 893-7210
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #422 *
3 Polito Dr.
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Contact: Tom Risk
Toll Free: (800) 688-0026
Phone: (508) 795-7889
Fax: (508) 795-7291
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #431 *
6405 Ammendale Rd.
Beltsville, MD 20705
Contact: Greg Mooradian
Toll Free: (800) 878-4249
Phone: (301) 931-2496
Fax: (301) 931-7011
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #344 *
2917 3rd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Contact: David Hawkins
Toll Free: (800) 322-1026
Phone: (205) 324-0615
Fax: (205) 322-0672
www.transtar1.com

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Transmission
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Company
High Quality Dyno-Tested Transmissions since 1981 - Proudly Made in the U.S.A.

Company Profile

Our Products

TRC is one of the nations largest production rebuilders. We


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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Transtar Industries, Inc. #305 *
1316 Atando Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Contact: Desi Fisher
Toll Free: (800) 532-6670
Phone: (704) 377-4270
Fax: (704) 377-0334
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #336 *
501 County Rd. 30
Florence, AL 35634
Contact: Jamie White
Toll Free: (800) 633-3340
Phone: (256) 767-3141
Fax: (256) 767-7455
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #364 *
472 W. McNab Rd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Contact: Tom Storey
Toll Free: (866) 795-6666
Phone: (954) 917-7500
Fax: (954) 917-7505
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #340 *
600-3 Suemac Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32254
Contact: Jack Southerland
Toll Free: (800) 633-3340
Phone: (904) 693-1900
Fax: (904) 693-4800
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #421 *
350 Dixon St.
Lexington, NC 27292
Contact: Tina Lackey
Toll Free: (866) 571-2682
Phone: (336) 956-0444
Fax: (366) 956-0455
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #331 *
4290 Seaboard Rd.
Orlando, FL 32808
Contact: Rob Brockway
Toll Free: (800) 274-5226
Phone: (407) 299-4400
Fax: (407) 290-6909
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #365 *
1029 North West St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Contact: Dennis Pollard
Toll Free: (800) 451-5468
Phone: (919) 834-2581
Fax: (919) 828-3338
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #366 *
9220 Palm River Rd., Ste. 104
Tampa, FL 33619
Contact: John Ferritto
Toll Free: (800) 899-9623
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Phone: (813) 879-4131


Fax: (813) 872-9225
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #312 *
3710 Vulcan Dr.
Nashville, TN 37211
Contact: Shawn Randall
Toll Free: (877) 413-1952
Phone: (615) 292-9041
Fax: (615) 292-9043
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #367 *
5755 Goshen Springs Rd., Ste. A
Norcross, GA 30071
Toll Free: (800) 241-8524
Phone: (770) 491-6055
Fax: (770) 491-0547
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #411 *
1112 N. Marshall
El Cajon, CA 92020
Contact: Tony Mercante
Toll Free: (800) 249-9355
Phone: (619) 596-1444
Fax: (619) 596-1448
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #209 *
704 G St.
Fresno, CA 93706
Contact: Mike Martinez
Toll Free: (800) 275-3961
Phone: (559) 268-3961
Fax: (559) 268-7159
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #412 *
5015 208th St S.W., Unit 6
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Contact: Ron Fowler
Toll Free: (800) 872-8051
Phone: (425) 672-6839
Fax: (425) 744-2392
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #410 *
1006 W. Hoover Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
Contact: Doug Bullard
Phone: (714) 937-9370
Fax: (714) 937-9374
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #205 *
4530 North 43rd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85031
Contact: James Nichols
Toll Free: (800) 275-9709
Phone: (623) 848-8459
Fax: (623) 848-3164
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #218 *
1814 N.E. Argyle St.
Portland, OR 97211

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Contact: Don Strasburg


Toll Free: (800) 345-7500
Phone: (503) 235-6672
Fax: (503) 235-6673
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #224 *
12550 East 4th St.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Contact: Fred Arocha
Toll Free: (800) 275-9736
Phone: (909) 481-8200
Fax: (909) 481-8335
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #208 *
4350 Raley Blvd., Ste. 400
Sacramento, CA 95838
Contact: Lee Eastman
Toll Free: (800) 446-2600
Phone: (916) 927-2794
Fax: (916) 927-3396
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #206*
3472 West 2100 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Toll Free: (800) 275-0651
Phone: (801) 973-0700
Fax: (801) 973-0750
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #207 *
434 Perrymont Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Contact: Robert Delatorre
Toll Free: (800) 275-2113
Phone: (408) 885-0303
Fax: (408) 885-0310
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #204 *
1987 Davis St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Contact: Lee Eastman
Toll Free: (800) 275-2588
Phone: (510) 553-0111
Fax: (510) 553-0777
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #213 *
314 N. Crestline St.
Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Skip Ostrander
Toll Free: (800) 876-2292
Phone: (509) 535-9704
Fax: (509) 535-0822
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #226 *
22435 76th Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032
Contact: Ron Fowler
Toll Free: (866) 254-1198
Phone: (253) 437-2001
Fax: (253) 437-2002
www.transtar1.com
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ASTON, PA 19014
PHONE (610) 485-9110
FAX (610) 485-9356
www.transmission-specialties.com

With over 30 years of hard work and dedication


to excellence, Transmission Specialties has
become one of the premiere manufacturers of
high performance automatic transmissions,
torque converters and related parts in the U.S.A.

Service is where Transmission Specialties


prevails, when you call to place an order, you will
get a person not an automated phone system to
waste your time. We pride ourselves on same
day shipping. We are a company large
enough to serve you and yet, we are
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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Transtar Industries, Inc. #212 *
3139 S. Dodge Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85713
Contact: Ray Forman
Toll Free: (800) 831-1971
Phone: (520) 622-1220
Fax: (520) 792-9745
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #418 *
15010 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Contact: Jaime Robles
Toll Free: (800) 231-9000
Phone: (818) 785-2000
Fax: (818) 785-4758
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #227 *
2801 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Contact: Scott Christianson
Toll Free: (866) 900-2277
Phone: (208) 424-7780
Fax: (208) 424-7782
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #348 *
3913 Nebraska St.
Newportville, PA 19056
Contact: Ken Albinowski
Toll Free: (866) 750-8860
Phone: (215) 788-6780
Fax: (215) 788-7818
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #368 *
718 South Edisto Ave.
Columbia, SC 29205
Contact: Billy Cash
Phone: (803) 799-6111
Fax: (803) 799-7210
www.transtar1.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. #358 *
3006 Franklin Ave.
Waco, TX 76710
Contact: Bobby Motley
Toll Free: (866) 216-7149
Phone: (254) 759-1738
Fax: (254) 759-1738
Transtar Industries, Inc. #702 *
5016 Byrd Industrial Dr.
Richmond, VA 23231
Contact: Donald Day
Toll Free: (877) 724-4196
Phone: (804) 222-3561
Fax: (804) 222-3564
Transtar Industries, Inc. #703 *
145 W. Juanita, Ste. 4
Mesa, AZ 85210
Contact: Ruth Espinoza
Toll Free: (866) 263-2226
Phone: (480) 649-1560
Fax: (480) 649-1642
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Transtar Industries, Inc. #354 *


1611 N. Market
Shreveport, LA 71107
Contact: Susie Bowden
Toll Free: (866) 618-5050
Phone: (318) 425-1243
Fax: (318) 425-1243
Transtar Industries, Inc. #356 *
1713 Milam St.
Texarkana, TX 75501
Contact: Buddy Scott
Toll Free: (800) 527-8782
Phone: (903) 792-1354
Fax: (903) 792-1052
Transtar Industries, Inc. #357 *
4523 W. 65th St.
Little Rock, AR 72209
Contact: Allan Riner
Toll Free: (877) 562-7891
Phone: (501) 562-7891
Fax: (501) 562-1567
Transtar Industries, Inc. #705 *
3810 Lake St.
Macon, GA 31204
Contact: Steven Cook
Toll Free: (877) 405-9397
Phone: (478) 746-4433
Fax: (478) 746-8991
Transtar Industries, Inc. #707 *
3316 Refugee Rd.
Columbus, OH 43232
Contact: Matt Owen
Toll Free: (800) 846-1430
Phone: (614) 237-2322
Fax: (614) 237-2323
Transtar Industries, Inc. #717 *
3514 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48503
Contact: Justin Witt
Toll Free: (800) 637-4515
Phone: (810) 234-3417
Fax: (810) 234-3550
Transtar Industries, Inc. #727 *
2504 Weaver St.
Haltom City, TX 76117
Contact: Alan Cookson
Toll Free: (800) 880-1145
Phone: (817) 838-6793
Fax: (817) 838-6795
Transtar Industries, Inc. #730 *
9900-D N. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL 32534
Contact: Richard Orlando
Toll Free: (800) 383-9014
Phone: (850) 969-9800
Fax: (850) 969-0340
Transtar Industries, Inc. #732 *
5518 MacCorkle Ave., S.W.
South Charleston, WV 25309

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Contact: Scott Wigal


Toll Free: (800) 332-8905
Phone: (304) 766-2255
Fax: (304) 766-2257
Transtar Industries, Inc. #757 *
725 Rivera St.
Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Matt Crockwell
Phone: (951) 782-0901
TransMart *
Carr #1, KM30 Bo Bairoa
Caguas, PR 00725
Contact: Segi Quinones
Phone: (787) 286-0171
Fax: (787) 286-0174
TransMart *
Mendez Vigo, Num 203 Oeste
Mayaguez, PR 00681
Contact: Segi Quinones
Phone: (787) 831-0777
Fax: (787) 832-0171
TransTeam Employment USA
7457 Alhambra Ct.
Spring Hill, FL 34606
Contact: Art Little
Toll Free: (888) 859-0994
www.transteam.com

TransTec by CORTECO *
11617 State Rte. 13
Milan, OH 44846
Contact: Patty Richards
Phone: (419) 499-2502
Fax: (419) 499-2804
par@fnst.com
www.transtec.com
Trans-Tool, LLC
110 Connelly St.
San Antonio, TX 78203
Contact: Shannon
Toll Free: (800) 531-5978
Phone: (210) 225-6745
Fax: (210) 225-2114
shannon@trans-tool.com
www.trans-tool.com
Tri Component Products Corp.
973 Brook Ave.
Bronx, NY 10451
Toll Free: (800) 366-3874
Phone: (718) 402-2400
Fax: (718) 402-2151
sales@tricomponent.com
www.tricomponent.com
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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Tribco, Inc.
18901 Cranwood Pkwy.
Cleveland, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 486-2000
Fax: (216) 486-2099
sales@tribco.com
www.tribco.com

Van Norman, a Division of Kwik-Way


Products Inc.
500 57th St.
Marion, IA 52302
Toll Free: (800) 553-5953
Phone: (319) 377-9421
Fax: (319) 377-9101
sales@kwik-way.com
www.van-norman.com

U.S. Jack Company


1125 Industrial Ct.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: Bob Conrad
Toll Free: (800) 535-2257
Phone: (269) 925-7777
Fax: (269) 925-6656
sales@usjack.com
www.usjack.com

VBX - ValveBody Xpress, Inc.*


150 Mid-Atlantic Pkwy.
Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Contact: Julie Tees
Toll Free: (866) 2GET-VBX
Phone: (856) 848-0908
Fax: (856) 848-1080
jtees@vbxus.com
www.vbxus.com

United Gasket Corp.


1633 S. 55th Ave.
Cicero, IL 60586
Contact: David
Phone: (708) 656-3700
Fax: (708) 656-6292
davidm@unitedgasket.com
www.unitedgasket.com

Vehicle Service Equipment (VSE)


2910 N.W. 17th Ter.
Oakland Park, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 484-4444
Fax: (954) 484-8844
info@vsequip.com
www.vsequip.com

Valeo Service USA


301 West Park Ln.
Hampton, VA 23666
Toll Free: (888) 718-2536
Phone: (757) 827-0310
Fax: (757) 826-2120
VS-CustomerService@Valeo.com
www.valeoserviceusa.com

Valve Body Pro *


464 Perrymont Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Contact: Bob Sanghera
Toll Free: (877) 611-7767
Phone: (408) 287-4500
Fax: (408) 297-2434
sales@valvebodypros.com
www.valvebodypros.com
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VTP South Transmission Parts


7025 Camdon Ave.
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Toll Free: (800) 873-9770
Phone: (856) 488-4451
Fax: (856) 488-6125
info@vtpsouth.com
www.vtpsouth.com

Wade Transmission & Gear Co.


2222 Sylvan Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
Toll Free: (800) 228-6704
Phone: (214) 747-4868
Fax: (214) 745-8947
wadetransmission@sbcglobal.net
www.wadetransmission.com
Weller Auto Parts
2525 Chicago Dr. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Contact: David Olin
Toll Free: (800) 822-2375
Phone: (616) 538-5000
Fax: (616) 538-4159
Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

dolin@partsbyweller.com
www.wellerauto.com
Wesco Automotive, LLC
6301 NW 99 Ave.
Miami, FL 33178
Phone: (305) 677-9211
Fax: (787) 785-7623
info@wescotrans.com
www.wescotrans.com
Westside Transmission
2050 Cotner Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 692-7208
www.westsidetransmission.com
West Coast Standards, Inc. *
255 Jason Ct.
Corona, CA 92879
Toll Free: (866) 571-4327
Phone: (951) 520-1085
Fax: (951) 520-9251
info@westcoaststandards.com
www.westcoaststandards.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - KY *
P.O. Box 547
Hillview, KY 40129
Phone: (502) 955-6035
Fax: (502) 955-6077
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - KY *
4282 E. Blue Lick Rd.
Louisville, KY 40229
Phone: (502) 955-6035
Fax: (502) 955-6077
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - NC *
1238 Amble Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: (704) 716-7272
Fax: (704) 716-7265
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - CA *
3043 Tanager Ave.
Commerce, CA 90040
Phone: (323) 838-6600
www.wittrans.com
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464 Perrymont Ave. San Jose, CA 95125


Phone: 408-287-4500 | Fax: 408-297-2434
ValveBodyPros.com | SolenoidPro.com
FB: @ValveBodyPro

Company Profile
Valve Body Pro is customer driven. Our path to
success is not driven by the bottom line. Our path may be
called process, partnership, stewardship. Valve Body Pro
is a team of individuals who strive to fill the customers
needs. That is our success.

Bob Sanghera ..CEO


Gerson Reyes .. Office Manager/Sales

Category
Rebuilt valve bodies and related products for most domestic and import vehicles currently in production. The
company offers valve bodies, pressure-control solenoids
and repair kits with ProProven parts and
cutting-edge solutions.

The Products

Administration

Customer Support Services


We help you before, during and after the sale. With resources and almost 60 years of combined experience, our
technical staff can offer unparalleled advice. The valvebodypros.com web site includes TECH TIPS, which provide
solutions to many valve body related issues.
Sales Hotline: 408-287-4500
Tech Hotline: 408-287-4503
Sales: sales@valvebodypros.com
Tech: bob@valvebodypros.com

Domestic, European, & Asian Rebuilt Valve Bodies


SOLPRO Solenoids & ProProven Reapir Kits
Solenoid Blocks & Repair Kit with Maxx Fluxx Bushings
Ready to install Plug & Play TEHCMS for GM 6L80/6L90

Featured Products
l90
The Industrys Highest Quality Rebuilt
Valve Bodies

PRO-Proven BEST In The Industry


PRO-Proven Best Warranty
PRO-Proven Best Unparalleled
Product Support

AND KNOW FIRST TO OFFER:


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Ready to install
Plug & Play

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Solenoid Blocks
or Repair Kit With
Maxx Fluxx Bushings

A Patented Solution Addresses Most


of the Common Vehicle Complaints
that are Linked to VFS Solenoid
Functional Failures:

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Harsh Reverse Engagement


Harsh Forward Engagement
Flared or Slipping Up-Shifts
Bind-up on Shifts
Downshift Clunk

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
0Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - CA *
8130 Berry Ave., Ste. 130
Sacramento, CA 95828
Phone (916) 388-1142
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - OH *
8515 Freeway Dr., Unit A
Macedonia, OH 44056
Phone: (330) 908-1862
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - CA *
7648 Lemon Ave.
San Ddiego, CA 91945
Phone (619-460-4100
Fax: (619) 460-4110
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - FL *
4771 Distribution Dr.
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 247-9200
Fax: (813) 247-9205
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - TN *
1212 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37115
Phone: (615) 870-0903
Fax: (615) 870-0942
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - AL *
4180 Rushton St.
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 383-9181
Fax: (256) 383-9143
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - GA *
1700 McCoba Dr., Ste. B
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: (770) 433-8317
Fax: (770) 433-8931
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MO *
1525 Page Industrial Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: (314) 733-0003
Fax: (314) 733-0006
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - TX *
9210 King Arthur Dr.
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: (214) 631-1950
Fax: (214) 631-1951
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - PA *
220 Clark Rd.
Duryea, PA 18642
Phone: (570) 655-4200
Fax: (513) 655-0900
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - OH *
9814 Princeton-Glendale Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Phone: (513) 942-1300
Fax: (513) 942-1334
www.wittrans.com

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Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - TN *
501 Ambrose St.
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: (865) 687-4990
Fax: (865) 687-3745
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MS *
618 S. Gallatin St.
Jackson, MS 39204
Phone: (601) 355-0650
Fax: (601) 352-5510
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - TX *
6504 Midway Suite 130
Haltom City, TX 76117
Phone: (817) 222-9122
Fax: (817) 222-9709
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - FL *
4122 Mercy Industrial Ct.
Orlando, FL 32808
Phone: (407) 522-4417
Fax: (407) 522-4603
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MN *
3765 Dunlap St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55112
Phone: (651) 484-5080
Fax: (651) 484-5099
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - AL *
3825 4th Terrace N.
Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone: (205) 595-2309
Fax: (205) 592-2171
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - IN *
509 North 9th Ave.
Evansville, IN 47712
Toll Free: (800) 423-4199
Fax: (812) 426-7382
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - OK *
10877 E. 11th St.
Tulsa, OK 74128
Phone: (918) 437-6444
Fax: (918) 437-6446
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - FL *
450 W. McNab Rd., Ste. 2
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33309
Phone: (954) 941-0671
Fax: (954) 971-0675
www.wittrans.com

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MN *
1508 S. Keyston Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Phone: (317) 471-8790
Fax: (317) 780-1271
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - MI *
3765 Broadmoor Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: (616) 957-3694
www.wittrans.com

Company names with * are proud ATRA Supplier Members

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - OH *
1001 Webster St.
Dayton, OH 45404
Phone: (937) 262-7452
Fax: (937) 262-7476
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - CO *
5142 E. 39th St.
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: (303) 320-3030
Fax: (303) 320-3360
www.wittrans.com

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AL- Birmingham
Florence
CA-Los Angeles
San Diego
Sacramento
CO- Denver
FL - Orlando
Tampa

FL - Ft. Lauderdale
GA - Atlanta
IL - Chicago
IN - Evansville
Indianapolis
KY - Louisville
MS - Jackson

Company Profile
Whatever It Takes (WIT) was
founded in 1999 by Kenny
Hester, a 30 plus year veteran
in the Transmission parts
supply business. WIT is the
complete source for all its
customers transmission parts
needs, whether it is new, used, or remanufactured. Parts
are currently distributed by 29 branch locations
throughout the U.S. With the main remanufacturing and
distribution located within 10 minutes of U.P.S. major Air
Hub, Whatever It Takes is able to quickly ship parts
worldwide. The majority of the sales staff have been in
the business for over 20 years. WIT is an employee owned,
customer driven company, there are no stockholders or
investors to report to. As owners, the WIT employees only
job is to provide the customer with the things they need
to be the most successful shop possible.

Customer Service
Customer Service is the cornerstone that W.I.T. was
founded on, and has helped it become a major competitor
in the transmission parts business. Whatever It Takes
prides itself on its excellent customer service and having
the parts you need by maintaining a minimum fill rate of
98.8%. W.I.T. prides itself on taking care of its customers.
Service, Experience, Quality, Product Availability, Timely
Credits, a dedicated Customer Service line are just a few of
the reasons why Whatever It Takes has become a major
competitor in the transmission parts business. WIT is able
to ship its parts overnight to most of the North and South
Eastern U.S. With its strategically placed stores, it is
possible for WIT to service about 80 % of the country
within 2 days. In addition to using UPS & Fed-Ex to ship its
packages Whatever It Takes also offers free Night-Box
delivery to many areas. By
making this commitment, WIT
helps to increase its customers
profit margin. With Night-Box
delivery, Builders no longer have
to wait around for UPS or FedEx
to arrive; their package is
delivered overnight so the parts
are waiting on them the next
morning.

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MN - Minneapolis
MO - St. Louis
NC - Charlotte
Raleigh
OH-Cincinnati
Dayton
Cleveland
OK - Tulsa

PA - Scranton
TN - Knoxville
Nashville
TX - Dallas
Fort Worth
VA - Richmond

800-940-0197
Buy on Line @ witt
wittrans.com
wittr
rans.com
ran

Products
Whatever It Ta
TTakes
kes carries
top-qualit
top-quality products
odu ts ffrom
manufacturers such as
Raybestos, Toledo
Trans-Kits, Allomatic,
ATEC-Transtool, ATSG,
Autocraft Manufacturing,
Borg Warner, CVC Torque Converters, DT Components,
Hayden Coolers, Life Automotive, Lubegard, Powertrain
Systems, Precision International, Rostra, Sachs Clutch Kits,
Sonnax, SPX Filtran, Stellar Group, Superior, Teckpak-Fitzall,
Transgo, Tri- Components, TTXE, Valeo Clutch Kits,
Zoom Technology, OE manufacturers and many others.
In addition to new O.E. parts, W.I.T. also carries a full line
of remanufactured and used parts for both Automatic &
Standard transmission. W.I.T. remanufactures Standard
transmissions & transfer cases that include a 12 month/
unlimited mile warranty against parts and workmanship.*

Research & Development


The Research & Development team stays current with the
latest transmissions & take photos of every part in these
transmissions in order to
provide most complete
transmission catalog in the
industry. They gather
information on common
wear issues with each new
transmission, and develop text descriptions for all the
Catalogs and WITs website (www.wittrans.com). The R & D
team was responsible for creating W.I.T.s Catalog CD with
point and click technology, The Award winning & most
up-to-date Vehicle to Automatic Transmission Guide in the
Industry, & now the most up to date Vehicle to Manual
Transmission Guide in the industry!

Management
Kenny Hester, President.......................800-940-0197 ext.1150
Rick Skaggs, VP of Operations....................800-940-0197 ext.1166
Rodney Peters, VP of Sales & Marketing..800-633-3134 ext. 2134
John Huff, VP of Finance.......800-940-0197 ext.1151
Customer Service800-940-0197 ext.8560

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C O M PA N Y L I S T I N G S
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - NC *
6316 J. Richard Dr., Ste. B
Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone: (919) 786-2537
Fax: (919) 786-2538
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - IL *
2464 Wisconsin Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 963-1739
Fax: (630) 963-4841
www.wittrans.com
Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts, Inc. - VA *
5393 Glen Alden Dr.
Richmond, VA 23231
Phone: (804) 226-7812
Fax: (804) 226-7816
www.wittrans.com

Winona Van Norman


710 E. 17th St.
Witchita, KS 67214
Contact: Darryl Wilson
Toll Free: (800) 533-8008
Phone: (316) 219-3500
Fax: (316) 219-3510
info@winonavannorman.com
www.winonavannorman.com

ZAMCO Tools USA


8603 S. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78221
Toll Free: (877) 826-7497
Fax: (210) 924-1036
www.zamcotoolsusa.com

ZF Services, LLC *
777 Hickory Hill Dr.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Contact: Tony Wallerich
Toll Free: (800) 321-00784
Phone: (847) 478-6868
Fax: (847) 478-6843
meagan.moody-jensen@zf.com
www.zf.com/us

Whatever It Takes has Electronic Catalogs


available for download on their website:
www.wittrans.com.
Contact your local Whatever It Takes sales
representative for a printed catalog version.

GEARS Magazine has taken numerous


precautions in the preparation of this
directory in order to ensure its accuracy,
but assumes no liability for errors or
omissions. Publication of directory
information or advertising does not
imply recommendation, or any form of
endorsement by GEARS Magazine
or ATRA.
For more information on the 2015
Buyers Guide, or to have your company
contact information added to our online
version of the 2015 Buyers Guide,
please contact GEARS Magazine
at (805) 604-2000 or email us at
rbland@atra.com.
The 2015 GEARS Buyers Guide
is posted on the GEARS website.
Listings include convenient links to take
you directly to the companys website
where youll find even more information.
Visit GEARS Magazine online at
www.gearsmagazine.com

Zumbrota Bearing and Gear Inc.


622 West 1st St.
Zumbrota, MN 55992
Toll Free: (800) 658-2537
Phone: (507) 732-7994
Fax: (507) 732-5432
www.zbag.com

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POWER INDUSTRY NEWS

POWERTRAIN INDUSTRY NEWS


Steve Navarro

April 27, 1953 December 2, 2014


Were saddened to report the
passing of Steve Navarro, owner and
operator of Steves Transmissions in
Oxnard, CA. Steve was 61 years old.
Hes survived by his wife Sheila, his
son Stevie, and daughter Rachel.
Steve got his start in the automotive
industry right out of high school,
working in a gas station with his older
brother, Morey. In 1972, he went to
work at a local AAMCO Center where
he learned how to diagnose and repair
automatic transmissions. Thats where
he got to know ATRA CEO Dennis
Madden, who was working at the time
for AAMCOs technical department.
Steve was a guy you couldnt help
but like, says Dennis. I got to know
him some 30 years ago, back when I
was doing shop visits for AAMCO.
He was working at an AAMCO back
then and Id make it a point to stop by
whenever I came to the area.
He was one of those guys youd
see from across the room and youd
have to go over to see what was going
on with him. Just a terrific guy and he
will be missed.
Steve opened his first shop with
another technician, a shop they
operated for several years until the
partnership dissolved. He then opened
Steves Transmissions about 18 years
ago, and continued to work there until
his passing.
His son, Stevie, followed in his
fathers footsteps, learning the trade
and taking a leadership role in the
business. Today Stevie continues to run
the business his father started.
He was honest and he was there
for everyone, says Stevie. He was
quick to take care of customers, even
if they didnt have enough money to
cover the bill. He was the first to greet
people with open arms.
ATRA Technical Specialist Bill
Brayton was a longtime friend of
Steves. According to Bill, Steve was
a great friend to ATRAs home office.
He was quick to let us use any car
that came through his doors to gather
technical information or research, and
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GEARS does not endorse new products but makes this new information available
to readers. If you have a new product, please email the press release information
with applicable digital photo or drawing to fpasley@atra.com or send by mail to
GEARS, 2400 Latigo Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030.

many of the cars and parts that have


appeared in GEARS over the years
came from his shop.
One of Steves great joys in life was
his dogs; he had a Golden Retriever
named Bartholomew (named after
Bart Simpson!), and two Yellow Labs
named Hailey and Peanut. I think
there are more pictures of him with his
dogs than there are with me and my
sister! says Stevie.
Steve will be remembered as a
good husband, a good father, and a
good friend to ATRA and the entire
transmission industry.

which is on track to challenge the Land


Speed Record later this year in the
Kalahari Desert, South Africa.
A
fly-through
of
the
BLOODHOUND SSC model kit can be
seen at http://youtu.be/4H3et2ZSea0.

Goerend Introduces
New Ford E4OD and
4R100 Pan

1000 MPH Model Kit


Building BLOODHOUND

Like many people, we got a model


kit this Christmas
The BLOODHOUND Supersonic
Car kit contains over 3500 components,
many custom-made, including:
a state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce
EJ200 jet engine normally
found in the Eurofighter Typhoon
a cluster of Nammo hybrid
rockets developed to power the
next generation of space launchers
a 550bhp Supercharged Jaguar
V8 used to pump the oxidizer
into the rocket
two unique Rolex instruments specially made for BLOODHOUND
SSC
a titanium skinned upper chassis
a carbon fiber monocoque and canopy with 50mm thick windscreen
22,500 aerospace-grade rivets,
each hand-fixed
One hundred and ten man-years
have been invested in the design,
build, and manufacture of the
BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car,

Goerend Transmission has


branched out into the Ford market with
the release of their newly designed
E4OD and 4R100 transmission pan.
The heavy duty transmission pan
features:
Lightweight cast aluminum construction for efficient heat dissipation
Patented sloped floor designed for
nearly 100% drainage
Flat bottom on the outside to be
more user friendly
Tapped hole for easy installation of
a temperature sensor
Convenient magnetic drain plug
with copper ring for a leak-proof
seal, and strong threads that wont
strip out
Magnetic drain plug attracts any
worn gear material to protect the
transmission
Increased fluid capacity of about
4.5 quarts
Goerend is no stranger to the
automotive world, having been in the
business since 1978, and is well known
in the Dodge diesel world.
Whatever your vehicle use
requirements, providing increased fluid
capacity can improve the life of your
transmission.
Learn more and see pictures of the
new Ford pan at www.goerend.com.
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Omega Introduces
Toyota Bushing Kit

Omega Machine & Tool Inc.


is pleased to announce bushing kit
AB60E/F for the Toyota AB60E/F
transmission.

This kit fits the following vehicles:


Land Cruiser 2008-14, 6SP, V8
Sequoia 2008-14,
6SP, V8
Tundra 2007-14,
6SP, V6
Volvo RWD LX 570,
2009
Lexus GX 460,
2009-14
Lexus LX,
2012-14
Each kit includes the following
bushings:
Qty Bushing
P/N
2 Forward Drum
152417
1 Stator Bushing
153428
2 Direct Hub
153531
1 Front Sun Shell, Rear

153600R
1 Front Sun Shell, Front

153600F
1 Front Pump
153423
1 Center Ring Gear
153521
1 Front Planet
153557
All of these bushings are available
separately.
Omega not only makes automotive
transmission tools, bushings, bushing
kits, and steel sleeves; they also offer
a wide range of machining operations
to extend the life of your cases, drums,
housings, etc.
For more information, visit
Omega Machine & Tool Inc. at
www.omegamachine.com.

Whatever It Takes
Transmission Parts
Rejects Buyout

An Investment Group, well known


to the transmission powertrain industry,
recently made an offer to purchase the
Employee Owned, Whatever It Takes
Holdings Company. The Holding
Company consists of, WIT - Whatever
It Takes Transmission Parts, Advanced
Print Solutions and At Your Service
Courier Service.
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On November 13, 2014 Employee


Owners of Whatever It Takes
Transmission Holdings Company
voted the Purchase Offer down,
retaining ownership of their Company.
A majority of the Owner Employees
felt that it was in the best interest of
themselves, the transmission industry
and WIT to reject the offer. As one long
time employee said: As Employee
Owners, WIT is really an Independent
Owner Operator and were staying
that way. The vote to decline was the
best choice for my customers and my
family.
To learn more about WIT, please
visit www.wittrans.com or call 800
940-0197.

in the industry. It's easy to Make The


Shift To Superior Transmission Parts!
To get a free Pock-O-Log
please call: 800-451-3115 Ext. 207
International: 850-574-2369 Ext 207 or
visit: www.superior-transmission.com

Larson Electronics
Reveals a 144-Watt
Work Area Flood Light

Free Pock-O-Log Flip


Chart from Superior

The Pock-O-Log Flip Chart with


over 100 Shift Correction, Superior
Solutions, Super Servos, TransLab
Valve Body Upgrades and Fixes that
work for the Transmission Rebuilder
is now available from Superior
Transmission Parts.
This easy to use chart, designed
for the rebuilders bench, is faster to
use then your computer. Check the
index by Transmission Type, then flip
to the correct page to see the Superior
Product for the unit your working on.
Superior Products are well
researched, tested on the bench,
then field tested by some of the most
knowledgeable transmission builders

Larson Electronics has added to


its extensive range of industrial grade
lighting equipment with the release of
a 144-watt, LED, quadpod-mounted
worklight.
Built to provide high-power
lighting that requires minimal
setup time or effort, the WAL-QP4X12ET-25-480 provides operators
with an ideal lighting solution that
features a quadpod with solid wheels
for portability, and four, thirty-six watt
LED lamps.
The WAL-QP-4X12ET-25-480
from Larson Electronics produces
8640 lumens of light. This portable
light tower has four adjustable LED
light heads mounted on top of a fourleg aluminum quadpod, equipped with
wheels for easy positioning from one
work space to another. This quadpod
can be extended to twelve feet and
collapsed to seven feet.
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The light head assembly contains
four, 36-watt LED lamps that produce
2,160 lumens each. These lamps are
independently adjustable, allowing for
maximum lighting coverage. These
LED light bars are IP68-rated and
waterproof to three meters; sealed
against intrusion by dust and dirt; and
ruggedly constructed to withstand
the most demanding environments,
conditions, and applications.
This work light includes 25 feet of
SOOW cord equipped with a L24-20P
plug for 347 volts and a L8-20P plug
for 480 volts.
Larson Electronics carries an
extensive line of explosion-proof
lights, hazardous location lights,
intrinsically safe lights, oil rig lights,
and explosion-proof tank lights. View
Larson Electronics entire line at
Larsonelectronics.com.
Larson Electronics can be reached
directly by calling 1-800-369-6671
or 1-214-616-6180 for international
inquiries.

Mister Transmission
Announces an Addition
to Its Growing Team

Mister Transmission, Canadas


largest chain of transmission and
technology experts, is proud to
announce the appointment of David
Lemon as regional business manager,
effective January 1, 2015.
Lemon joins Mister Transmission
with a degree in business administration
and extensive experience in the
automotive industry and related
management sector.
Weve been looking to fill this
role for quite some time, explained
Randall Moore, president and CEO,
Mister Transmission. We are happy
to have Lemon join the team, and look
forward to strengthening our presence
in the west.
David will be based out of
Vancouver, BC, and will be responsible
for the development of Western
Canada, including the development of
new franchisees and growth of same
store sales.
Lemon can be reached at
david@mistertransmission.com. For
more, visit Mister Transmission on line
at www.mistertransmission.com.
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in South Bend, Indiana

Jasper Engines and Transmissions


has opened a new branch in South
Bend, Indiana, at 3303 Williamson
Richardson Ct, Suite 200. The
branch will receive four factory truck
deliveries per week, which will allow
JASPER to increase customer service
in this area.
The territories within the South
Bend branch were initially serviced
by our Indianapolis, Chicago, and
Grand Rapids, Michigan, locations,
said Kevin Powell, JASPER national
operations manager. We found a
need to open a branch in South Bend
because it will allow us to better serve
our customers in that market with more
days of service, earlier deliveries, and
faster core pickups.
I am excited for the opportunity
to offer the increased customer service
and the additional delivery days for
our northern Indiana and southern
Michigan customers, said Mike Smith,
JASPER regional vice president.
The South Bend branch gives
JASPER a total of 43 branch locations
throughout the United States.

LUBEGARD Announces
the Addition of Mark
Roach to their Sales
Management Team

LUBEGARD, a
leading manufacturer
and distributor of
automotive chemicals,
is pleased to announce
the addition of Mark
Roach to their sales
team. With more than 28 years in the
Automotive Aftermarket business,
Mark comes prepared to help
LUBEGARD expand their customer
base. Previously, Mark held principal
positions at Amster-Heiser Co. and
Roach-Sabo & Associates. Additionally
he spent 10 years with Bowdoin
Marketing. Marks hands on approach
to sales and marketing have allowed
him to forge strong relationships with
customers throughout the industry,
explained Justin Archer, President
of Stellar Automotive, the owners of
LUBEGARD. We look forward to
leveraging Marks industry experience

to benefit both LUBEGARD and


our customers.
For more information on
LUBEGARD, Inc., contact: ILI,
7930 Occidental South, Seattle, WA
98108. Call Toll Free (800) 3335823 (LUBE) or visit the website at
www.Lubegard.com

TransTec Introduces
New Kits to Its
Product Lineup

TransTec GM 6T70 Gen II

TransTec DQ200

TransTec has just introduced new


kits for two more transmission lines:
GM 6T70 Gen II 2013-up and the
DQ200 7-speed dry dual clutch.
For the GM 6T70, TransTec
overhaul kits 2637 comes without
pistons and 2638 includes pistons.
These kits service the 2013-up GM
6T70 Gen II 6 speed transmission in
the following vehicles:
Make Model

Engines

Years

Buick
2.0L V6
Lacrosse L4
3.0L 3.6L

2013-up

Cadillac
SRX

V6 3.0L
3.6L

2013-up

XTS

L4 2.0L V6
3.6L

2013-up

Captiva

L4 2.2L V6
3.0L 3.6L

2013

Equinox

V6 3.0L
3.6L

Chevrolet

Impala

L4 2.0L V6
3.5L 3.6L
3.9L

2013-up
2013-up

V6 3.0L
2013-up
3.6L
And here are the components
included in the kits:
Terrain

Transtec
Number

Description

4450

Valve Body Gasket Kit

Year
2013-up

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B33373

Molded Rubber
Pan Gasket

2007-up

3583

Sealing Ring Kit

2013-up

B37109

Converter Hub
Seal

2007-up

B37275

Axle Seal, Left

2013-up

B37276

Axle Seal, Right

2013-up

B37277

Manual Lever
Seal

2013-up

For the 2007-up DQ200 7-speed dry


dual clutch transmission, TransTec
introduces overhaul kit 2641, which
services the following models:
Make
Audi

Model

Engines

Years

A1

L4 1.4L
1.6L
L4 1.2L
1.4L
1.6L
1.8L
L4 1.8L

2010-14

L4 1.6l
1.8l
L4 1.2L
1.6L
1.8L
L4 1.2L
1.4L
1.6L
L4 1.4L

2009-14

A3

Seat

TT
Altea/XL
Ibiza
Leon

Skoda

Toledo

L4 1.2L
Fabia
1.4L
L4 1.2L
1.4L
Octavia
1.6L
1.8L
2.0L
L4 1.2L
Rapid/
Spaceback 1.4L
1.6L
Roomster L4 1.2L
L4 1.4L
Superb
1.8L
L4 1.2L
Yeti
1.4L
1.8L
Volkswagen
L4 1.2L
1.4L
Beetle
1.6L
1.8L

2008-14
2012-14

2009-14
2007-14
2012-14
2010-14
2010-14

2012-14
2010-14
2008-14
08-14

2011-14

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L4 1.4L
1.6L
Caddy Van L4 1.6L
L4 1.2L
Golf/Golf 1.4L
1.6L
Plus
1.9L L5
2.5L
L4 1.4L
Jetta/Jetta 1.6L
1.9L
Wagon
1.8L
2.0L
L4 1.4L
Magotan
1.8L
Lavida/
L4 1.4L
Gran
1.6L
Lavida
Bora

2010-14
2010-14
2007-14

2008-14
2012-14
2010-13

Passat/Pas- L4 1.4L
2008-14
sat CC
1.8L
L4 1.2L
Polo/EM
1.4L
2007-14
1.6L
L4 1.4L 2009-14
Sagitar
1.8L
Scirocco
L4 1.4L 2008-14
L4 1.4L 2010-11
Sharan
1.8L
L4 1.4L 2011-12
Tiguan
1.8L
L4 1.4L
Touran
1.6L
2010-14
1.8L
UP
L3 1.0L 2013-14
XL1
L2 0.8L 2013-14
And kit 2641 includes the following
components:
TransTec
Number
4453

Description

Years

Valve Body
Gasket Set

2007-up

Pan Gasket

2007-up

Manual Lever
Seal

2007-up

Left Axle Seal

2007-up

B37263

Right Axle Seal

2007-up

B37264

Input Shaft Seal,


Outer

2007-up

B34476
B82567
B37035

B37265
B82566

Input Shaft Seal,


Inner

Kukui Corporation
Appoints Mike Giblin
to President of U.S.
Operations

Kukui Corporation, a developer


of marketing software solutions for
the automotive repair industry, has
appointed Mike Giblin President of
the companys U.S. Operations. An
automotive industry veteran, Giblin
joined Kukui as a vice president of
business development and previously
served as vice president of U.S.
Operations.
In his new role, Giblin will
work with shop owners to ensure
that the Kukui platform meets their
marketing needs and will continue
to build alliances with management
coaches and industry associations. The
appointment also improves Kukuis
management structure, allowing CEO
Todd Westerlund to focus on setting the
companys strategy and vision.
Mike is the perfect person to lead
our efforts to build relationships in
the automotive repair industry, said
Westerlund. As a former shop owner,
Mike brings unparalleled insight to
Kukui and is keenly aware of what our
clients need to achieve their goals.
Kukui provides businesses with a
custom website platform and software
solution that integrates with each
organizations Point of Sale (POS)
system. This empowers each of Kukuis
clients with quantitative data showing
their monetary return on investment,
the number of new clients based on
their POS system, statistics revealing
their customer retention rate, and
areas to improve business through the
tracking of phone calls, appointment
forms, and feedback from customer
reviews.
For more information about Kukui,
visit www.kukui.com.

2007-up

End Cap, Case


2007-up
Shaft
Both sets of kits are available for
immediate delivery.
For more, visit TransTec on line at
www.TransTec.com
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