9-Speed Automatic Transmission Confirmed by ZF

9-Speed Automatic Transmission Confirmed by ZF Transmissions seem to be adding gears faster than razors are adding blades, with ZF announcing today at the Detroit Auto Show a new 9-speed automatic unit. Described as a “major step for front-wheel drive cars in terms of fuel consumption ” by ZF executive vice president Michael Paul, the new unit will be offered in future Chrysler vehicles. Little in the way of details were provided, but ZF says it should will provide as much as a 10-mpg improvement in fuel economy over current models (likely those running a 6-speed unit). ZF already makes an 8-speed automatic transmission and this new 9-speed unit is touted to be roughly the same size and weight. Production...

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When should I have my Automatic Transmission serviced?

Transmission Fluid - The “Forgotten Fluid” Having an automatic transmission service is very important for the health of your vehicle, but transmission fluid seems to be the "Forgotten Fluid." You may be asking yourself: “When should I have my Automatic Transmission serviced?” The answer varies: Mileage for servicing an Automatic Transmission varies from every 25,000 miles to “Never” depending on the manufacturers guide lines. If the transmission fluid isn’t changed within the schedule mileage, you'll be lubricating your transmission with a dirty fluid that is full of contaminants, and it WILL shorten the life of your Automatic Transmission. “Eagle Transmission” is offering the following options: If your Automatic Transmission is in need of a fluid change, Eagle Transmission is offering...

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Shift Gear Problem And Automatic Transmission Troubleshooting

Shift Gear Problem and Automatic Transmission Troubleshooting Automatic transmission is probably the most complicated part of a car. Only a technician can fully understand automatic transmission because of its complexity. But having to diagnose the transmission for problems do not require technical background. All you have to understand is the symptoms for the transmission problem. One of the problems that often encounter is the automatic gear shift problem of the automatic transmission. The causes of this problem is plenty and the most worst of all is the damage transmission, however the most easy to fix is cause for the problem is an insufficient amount of transmission fluid since this can also cause the gear shift not to work properly. Also,...

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A Service Can Extend The Life of Your Transmission And Save You Money

Transmission Service Saving You Money And Extending The Life Of Your Transmission Servicing your car’s automatic transmission regularly can dramatically extend its life, saving you money in the long run. That’s because the transmission fluid — or ATF — does more than just lubricate: It also helps drive the transmission. Damage to the fluid, such as oxidation and shear, will reduce the holding power of the clutches. This allows the clutches to slip and overheat, and quickly causes them to fail. New fluid restores the holding power between the clutches, reducing slip and heat production. At the same time, flushing the old fluid washes away tiny particles of clutch material and metal shavings. Those particles clog passages and wedge between...

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