Tag Archives: ATF

Seriously? Filled-for-Life Transmission? John Baker|Jan 04, 2019 9:10 AM Casual motorists generally take no interest in crawling under their vehicles on a Saturday afternoon. And, when was the last time you heard someone express excitement over dropping their car off at the dealership for maintenance? The automakers know this, which explains the proliferation of sealed, […]

Common Fixes for a Transmission that Jerks or Hesitates John Baker|Jun 05, 2017 8:52 AM Here are a few common reasons why your transmission may shift erratically, jerk or hesitate. • Low fluid level • Depleted fluid frictional properties • Poor cold-temperature fluidity Start with the easiest fix There’s an old adage when troubleshooting: start […]

Remember This When Trying to Find Which Transmission Fluid You Need John Baker|Jun 26, 2017 8:43 AM   Take a look at just a few of the dozens of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) specifications on the market: ATF+4 Mercon V Mercon LV Dexron VI ATF DW-1 ATF T-IV SP-IV Toyota ATF-WS Honda DW (ZF Diamond […]

Common Fixes for a Transmission that Jerks or Hesitates John Baker|Dec 19, 2016 9:06 AM   Here are a few common reasons why your transmission may shift erratically, jerk or hesitate. • Low fluid level • Depleted fluid frictional properties • Poor cold-temperature fluidity Start with the easiest fix There’s an old adage when troubleshooting: […]