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27

Jan

2016

Ford Patents 11-Speed Automatic Transmission

For many decades, automatic transmission appeared limited to three or four gears. Then something shifted and gears started to creep forward. Slowly, the automotive world began to see more gear ratios becoming available. 

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11

Nov

2015

Dodge 48RE Hydraulic Features Revealed

In a previous Transmissions Digest article, a master mechanic examines some of the hydraulic features of the Dodge 48RE. Many owners have found the valve body hydraulics to be a bit of a mystery, especially since it looks very similar to the 46/47RE. Some have even gone to the extent of installing a 48RE transmission in a 46/47RE valve body, which seems like a genius idea until a few miles later when you need to replace the damaged overdrive clutch and torque converter.

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26

Aug

2015

Are Hybrids Reliable?

Common sense suggests that the more components there are, the higher the likelihood for things to fail. If this convention was to be applied to hybrids, which have two powertrains and a bunch of complex electronic components, hybrid should be more troublesome than regular cars. They should not only fail more often, but their problems should also be harder to fix than for other cars
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12

Aug

2015

Why do Today's Transmissions Have so Many Gears?

Just a few years ago, five-speed automatic transmissions were considered a major advancement in the auto industry. Now, automotive manufacturers are working independently or joining up, like Ford and General Motors, to develop new 8, 9, and 10 speed automatics for their vehicles

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29

Jul

2015

5 Most Dangerous Cars of All Time

Naturally, safety is a major concern for all drivers. No one wants to get into a vehicle with faulty design and construction and other known weaknesses. It is for this reason that auto manufacturers have gone to great extents to improve on the safety of their vehicles

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