Higher Education

Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, 4th Edition

  • Mathias Brejcha Professor Emeritus, Ferris State University
  • Ronald Tuuri Ferris State University
  • ISBN-10: 0827380380  |  ISBN-13: 9780827380387
  • 704 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $178.50



This comprehensive, revised text continues its tradition of providing the student an up-to-date guide to automatic transmission/transaxle powertrain systems, in an easy-to-understand format. Fundamentals of operation, diagnosis procedures, and service practices develop from the basic/introductory level to an in-depth and comprehensive level. The essentials for achieving ASE and NATEF certification, as well as SAE J 1930 terminology and OBD II procedures are presented throughout to aid the student in relating to real-world application of the material. Current 5-speed, electronically controlled automatic transmissions, CVT powertrains, and the "parallel shift" automatic transmissions used by Honda and Saturn are covered thoroughly.

Features and Benefits

  • excellent coverage of electronic controls and powertrain designs of transmissions/transaxles used in the 1990s used by the three domestic and over 25 foreign car and light truck manufacturers
  • over 1,000 photographs, illustrations
  • clear explanation on how to accurately diagnose various DTCs, with emphasis on troubleshooting charts, scanners, and DVOMs

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction to Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles, the Powertrain, and Safety. Torque Converts. Planetary Gears in Transmissions/Transaxles. Planetary Gear Systems in Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles. Hydraulic Fundamentals. Hydraulic System Fundamentals: Pumps & Valves. Hydraulic Control System: Fundamentals of Operation. Fluids and Seals. Principles of Electronification. Converter Clutch Circuit Controls. Electronic Shift Control Circuits: Principles of Operation. Diagnostic Procedures. Torque Converter Clutch Diagnosis. Electronic Shift Diagnosis. Transmission/Transaxle Removal & Installation. Torque Converter Evaluation. Transmission/Transaxle Disassembly. Transmissions/Transaxle Overhaul Practices. Subassembly Reconditioning. Transmissions/Transaxle Assembly Practices. External Fluid Leaks. Chrysler Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Summaries. Ford Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Summaries. General Motors Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Summaries. Import & Foreign Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Summaries. Appendix A. Glossary of Technical Terms. Index.

What's New

  • summarizes import and new transmissions, reviewing over 25 European and Asian vehicle manufacturers, the inter-relationships of manufacturers, and cross-usage of transmission s/transaxles
  • the most up-to-date technical information available including transmission summaries for recently introduced Chrysler2RE, 46RE and 42LE Auto-Stick models, Ford4R70W, 4R44E, 4R55E, X4s, AX4N, and CD4E models, and GM Hydra-Matic 4L60-E, 4T40-E, and T80-ER models