Removal and installation
If after receiving a diagnosis, you are told that transmission removal is required for repair, an understanding of this
procedure is important. A quality rebuilt or repaired transmission is only as good as its installation. R&I procedures
are dictated by the type of transmission and vehicle being worked on (RWD) rear wheel drive. (FWD) Front wheel
drive, and (4WD) 4 wheel drive cars and trucks as well as Hybrid vehicles with (CVT) continuously variable
transmissions each need special considerations when working on them.
RWD vehicles have a transmission. The differential is at the rear of the vehicle driven by a drive shaft.
FWD vehicles have a trans axle. The transmission and differential are integral. Two drive axles turn the wheels at
the front of the vehicle.
4WD vehicles have a transmission coupled to a transfer case. The transfer case transfers power to the front and
rear differentials using two drive shafts. Most 4WD vehicles are capable of running in a 2WD mode.
HYBRID vehicles use a combination electric motors and gas engine usually coupled to a CVT transmission. Extra
care must be taken when working on these vehicles due to the risk of electrical shock.
CVT vehicles and some ultra low emissions vehicles such as Hybrids usually have FWD Continuously variable
transmission that can seamlessly change gear ratios according to demand.
There are several different options when deciding what to do when
faced with major repairs to a vehicle. Obviously the cost of repair,
down time, personal finances, age and service life of the vehicle
should be considered when making these decisions.
CUSTOM REBUILT TRANSMISSIONS, rebuilt in our shop are the
most common, cost effective way of bringing your vehicle back in
service. We use only name brand trusted parts and have the ability
to adjust the performance of the transmission to prevent repeat
failures. Most of our custom rebuilt transmissions come with a 1 year
unlimited mile “ATSG” warranty. In most cases extended warranties
can be purchased for 2/24 and 3/36 periods.
RE MANUFACTURED TRANSMISSIONS. We can purchase
transmissions from many different sources. Dealers and vendors
that offer various warranties for their product. The performance of
these warranties vary and should be considered when making a
decision. Re manufactured transmissions usually cost around 30-
50% higher than rebuilt.
USED TRANSMISSIONS. We can purchase used transmissions and
install them but warranties vary greatly. Most used transmissions
only have a 90 day part only warranty. Labor is not covered if the
transmission fails for any reason. We strongly recommend replacing
all the external oil seal and servicing the filter before installing a
bushings, filter, internal electronics and factory recommended or equivalent transmission fluid standard. For most
vehicles this is all that is necessary to bring the transmission back to factory specification. After we disassemble and
inspect all the components of the transmission any other parts needed such as; pumps, gears, drums and shafts
are then purchased. The transmission is then thoroughly cleaned and reassembled. All vehicles are road tested
and adjusted for proper operation. The vehicles on board computer is checked and cleared for any transmission
Most new car warranty work must be performed at the dealer. If you’re warranty states that you can take it
to a garage of your choice we can help. Please be aware, not all extended warranties perform the same.
Most warranties will not pay for fluids, filters, external seals, tax, shop supplies or hazard materials
handling charges, or any thing maintenance related. Please read and understand your warranty and have
any maintenance records available should they be required.
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ATSG Advantage Warranty Program
The ATSG "ADVANTAGE" Warranty will allow
customers whose transmissions have been
rebuilt by ATSG Warranty Members, to have
any problems encountered with the original
rebuild, corrected free of charge to the
customer, and billed to the originating
* Whichever occurs first
**Our standard warranty