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Signs of a Bad Transmission Control Module & TCM Replacement Cost

Signs of a Bad Transmission Control Module TCMs and Replacement Cost Any signs of a bad transmission control module warrant a trip to your local mechanic. Your vehicle’s transmission control module (TCM) is like a tiny computer. It has the important job of interpreting electrical sensor output of components in an engine with an automatic transmission.  The TCM processor helps understand various signals transmitted by the drivetrain’s engine control module (ECM), and outputs signals to [...]


Cars That Still Provide a Manual Transmission

In today’s auto industry, it is understandable that many people feel the manual transmission has gone by the wayside. After all, the vast majority of the cars today rely on an automatic transmission which many people believe is both easier and convenient. On the other hand, there is nothing that compares to the exhilaration and adrenaline of the manual transmission. The ability to meticulously control the speed of the car and the sound of the [...]


Recently Released New Transmission Technology from Hyundai

Hyundai Active Shift Control Hybrid Transmission It's not often that completely new transmission technology is released; however, Hyundai may have done just that. Hyundai has been exploring hybrids recently with a number of different models including the Hyundai Ioniq and the Hyundai Sonata but their transmissions have come under fire in the past. One of the hardest parts of putting together a hybrid system is the efficiency of the entire system. If the car can find a way [...]


Ford Focus and Fiesta Owners Having Problems Getting Expanded Warranty Transmission Repairs

Ford Refusing Transmission Warranty Repair Owners of Ford's Focus and Fiesta models have been fighting not only with faulty transmissions, but the automaker's refusal to repair them under a warranty or recall program. These owners have fought for years to get the repairs, reports the Detroit Free Press, and for a while, they thought the company would finally make things right. Instead, it turned out that Ford was only willing to do the fixes [...]


ZF’s New Two-Speed Transmission Could Bring Big Benefits To EVs

German supplier ZF has cooked up a two-speed transmission for electric vehicles that could have a big impact on the industry. Current EV motors already have a wide rev range; they produce massive torque at zero or low RPMs and maintain efficient operation. That's why most EVs do just fine with a single-speed transmission with the gear ratios set in stone during the manufacturing process. However, ZF is betting that it can do better by moving [...]


Transmission Problems – Rebuild or Replace?

Some of the most dreaded words any car owner can hear is that their vehicle needs a new transmission.  Replacing a transmission is quite possibly one of the most expensive services that your car will ever require because working with the transmission is incredibly complex and can be quite time-consuming too.  In most cases, when you replace the transmission on any vehicle, you have two choices. You can rebuild the transmission or install a new [...]

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