What Transmission Do I Have? Here’s What Nobody Told You Before

Asking yourself, What are the types of transmission? How to find what transmission I have? or How to determine my transmission code? Check it out NOW!!

Unless you are a mechanic or like to know your vehicle’s ins-and-outs (car, truck, light truck, etc.), there’s a chance that you don’t know what transmission exactly you have in your vehicle. You would be doing yourself a favor to learn a little more about your transmission when you have to get some repair work done, or something just doesn’t seem right with your vehicle. Let’s go over the main ways to find out what transmission you have.

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The White card on the driver’s side door is a good place to find your vehicle’s transmission type.

How can I find what transmission I have?

Since more than 200 types of transmissions are made in vehicles today, it can be challenging for the average person to determine their type. Luckily, there are pretty simple ways to help you determine yours.

Even people with experiences choose to use the simplest methods of identifying the transmission. You can essentially find out your transmission type in a matter of minutes. Stop spending more time than necessary. Identify your transmission type with the quick methods below:

Look at the placard on driver’s side door

The vehicle’s transmission on the placard on driver’s side door
Look at the placard on the driver’s side door, you can find your vehicle’s transmission type on the white tag just inside the driver’s door.

You can easily find your vehicle’s transmission type on the white tag just inside the driver’s door. This label also has such information as tire sizes and pressures, gross axle weights, and total vehicle weight beside the vehicle’s manufactured date. This comes in handy when trying to determine what year it was classified as. It also has the vehicle identification number, more commonly known as the VIN.

Use the owner’s manual

Car users can check the vehicle's transmission in the owner's manual
The owner’s manuals contain the vehicle’s transmission and any other information car owners need.
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Another place to find your vehicle’s transmission is the oft-overlooked (and usually still in its original wrapper) owner’s manual. You can most often find any other information you need, including the transmissions that came with your vehicle and the fluid each one requires. It will also have the maintenance schedules to see how often you should be changing the fluid and filter (when possible). If you can’t find the owner’s manual in the glove box, you can find them online, either at the manufacturer’s website or from a website that stores them. If you are still having issues locating your transmission model/type and service info, there are a few more ways we can discuss it.

Find under the hood or transmission oil pan

how to identify your transmission by the transmission pan
The transmission can be identified by the shape of pan, the original gasket, and/or the number of pan bolts.

Yet another way is to either look under the hood or the oil pan.

Crawl under the vehicle and start looking for part numbers stamped on the transmission or bottom pan’s side. Your local part store or your vehicle’s dealer will be able to cross-reference the numbers to determine the kind of transmission to which the part belongs. Or:

Look under your car hood to see if there’s any tags attached to the radiator cover’s top, the shock towers, and in some cases, the back of the engine compartment, on what is called the bulkhead or firewall. Take a good flashlight, too, because some of the figures may be difficult to read.

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Decode the VIN number 

You can find the VIN on either the driver’s side door or the dashboard. It will be on a white sticker with black lettering that also includes other information about your vehicle. It will be a 17-digit code that comprises a combination of letters and numbers. Each of the numbers means something specific to your car.

You should use an OBD2 scanner to retrieve the VIN and find all information about your vehicle, including transmission type. If you haven’t got an OBD2 AutoVIN scanner, I recommend you buying one now. Beside VIN decoding, a suitable scan tool lets you perform a number of necessary diagnostic functions on your vehicle.

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Find Transmission By VIN Number.
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Another way is to find the transmission identification by VIN using VIN decoder like https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/decoder/.

Also, you can take that VIN to an auto dealership or repair shop. They would use their special computer or scan tool to tell you what transmission type you have precisely.

Find your transmission code by vehicle’s model, year, or engine

Vehicle ModelYearEngineTransmission
BUICK CENTURY
00-04 2.5L 3.0L 3.1L 4T65E
BUICK ENCLAVE
07-12 3.6L 6T75
BUICK LACROSSE
04-09 2.4L 3.0L 3.6L 3.8L 5.3L 4T65E
BUICK LACROSSE
06-09 2.4L 3.0L 4T65E
BUICK LACROSSE
08-12 2.4L 3.0L 6T40 /45
BUICK LACROSSE
09-12 3.0L 3.6L 6T70
BUICK LACROSSE
10-12 2.0L 6T70
BUICK LACROSSE
10-12 2.4L6T45
BUICK LESABRE
95-97 3.8L4T60E
BUICK LESABRE
98-05 3.8L 4T65E
BUICK LUCERNE
05-11 3.8L 3.9L 4T65E
BUICK LUCERNE
05-11 4.6L4T80E
BUICK PARK AVENUE
97-04 3.8L 3.8L SC 4T65E
BUICK PARK AVENUE
07-09 2.8L 3.6L 5L40E
BUICK PARK AVENUE
10-11 2.0L 2.8L 3.6L 6L50
BUICK RAINIER
03-07 4.2L 5.3L 4L60E
BUICK REGAL
95-97 3.1L 3.8L 4T60E
BUICK REGAL
97-04 3.8L 3.8L SC 4T65E
BUICK REGAL
03-08 2.4L 2.5L 3.0L 4T65E
BUICK REGAL
08-12 2.0L 2.4L 2.5L 6T40 /45
BUICK REGAL
12 2.0LAF40-6
BUICK RENDEZVOUS
01-06 3.4L 3.5L 3.6L 4T65E
BUICK RIVIERA
97-99 3.8L4T65E
BUICK RIVIERA
95-96 3.8L 4T60E
BUICK ROADMASTER
94-96 5.7L 4L60E
BUICK SKYLARK
952.3L3T40
BUICK SKYLARK
972.4L 4T40E
BUICK SKYLARK
95-98 2.3L 2.4L 3.1L 4T60E
BUICK TERRAZA
05-07 3.5L 3.9L 4T65E
BUICK VERANO
12 1.4L 2.5L 6T40
CADILLAC ATS
12 2.0L 3.6L 6L45 /6L50
CADILLAC BLS
06-08 2.0L AW55-50SN
CADILLAC BLS
06-09 1.9L 2.8L AF40-6
CADILLAC CATERA
98-01
3.0L 4L30E
CADILLAC CONCOURS/SEVILLE
95 4.6L 4T80E
CADILLAC CTS
01-07 2.6L 2.8L 3.2L 3.6L 5L40E
CADILLAC CTS
07-09 2.8L 6.0L 6L80
CADILLAC CTS
07-12 2.8L 3.0L 3.6L 6L45 /6L50
CADILLAC CTS
08-09 6.0L 6L80
CADILLAC CTS
08-12 6.2L6L90
CADILLAC DEVILLE
954.9L 4T60E
CADILLAC DEVILLE/SEVILLE/ CONCOURS
96-05 4.6L 4T80E
CADILLAC DTS
05-11 4.6L4T80E
CADILLAC E-CUV
12 3.6L 6T75
CADILLAC ELDORADO
95-02 4.6L4T80E
CADILLAC ESCALADE HYBRID
07-12 6.0L AHS-T
CADILLAC ESCALADE/ESV/EXT
99-06 5.3L 5.7L 6.0L 4L60E /4L65E
CADILLAC ESCALADE/ESV/EXT
05-12 6.2L 6L80
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD/BROUGHAM/ LIMO
95-96 5.7L 4L60E
CADILLAC LIVERY/HEARSE/LIMO
97-01 4.6L 4T80E
CADILLAC SRX
03-10 3.6L 4.6L 5L40E /5L50E
CADILLAC SRX
06-09 4.6L 6L50
CADILLAC SRX
09-12 2.8L AF40-6
CADILLAC SRX
09-12 3.0L 6T70
CADILLAC STS
04-09 2.8L 3.6L 4.6L 5L40E /5L50E
CADILLAC STS
05-11 4.4L 6L80
CADILLAC STS
06-12 3.0L 3.6L 4.6L 6L50
CADILLAC XLR
03-06 4.6L 5L50E
CADILLAC XLR
06-09 4.6L 6L50
CADILLAC XLR/XLR-V
05-09 4.4L 4.6L 6L80
CADILLAC XTS
12 3.6L 6T70
Chevy ASTRO
95-05 95-05 4L60E
Chevy AVALANCHE
01-08 5.3L 8.1L 4L60E
Chevy AVALANCHE
06-08 6.0L 4L70E
Chevy AVALANCHE
08-12 5.3L 6.0L 6L80
Chevy AVEO
04-10 1.6L ZF4HP14
Chevy AVEO
05-08 1.4L 1.6L AW60-41SN
Chevy AVEO
06-12 1.4L 80-40LS /81-40LE U440
Chevy AVEO
07-12 1.5L 1.6L AW60-40LE
Chevy AVEO
09-12 1.4L 1.6L 6T30
Chevy BERETTA/CORSICA
95-96 2.2L 3T40
Chevy BERETTA/CORSICA
95-96 3.1L 4T60E
Chevy BLAZER
95-05 2.2L 2.3L 3.0L 4.3L 5.3L 4L60E
Chevy C/K, PICK-UP 1500-2500
95-00 5.0L 5.3L 5.7L 6.0L 7.4L 6.5L DIESEL 4L80E
Chevy C/K, PICK-UP 1500-2500-3500(95)
95-97 4.3L 4.8L 5.0L 5.3L 5.7L 6.0L 4L60E
Chevy C/K, PICK-UP 2500-3500
01-03 8.1L 6.6L DIESEL LCT 1000
Chevy CAMARO
95-02 3.4L 3.8L 5.7L 4L60E
Chevy CAMARO
09-12 3.6L 6L50
Chevy CAMARO SS
09-12 6.2L6L80
Chevy CAPRICE SEDAN/WAGON
95-96 4.3L 5.7L 4L60E
Chevy CAPTIVA
06-12 2.0L 2.4L 3.2L AW55-50SN
Chevy CAPTIVA/SPORT
08-10 2.4L4T45E
Chevy CAPTIVA/SPORT
07-12 2.0L 2.4L 3.0L 3.2L 6T40 /6T45
Chevy CAPTIVA/SPORT
08-12 2.2L 3.6L 6T70
Chevy CASSIA
00-02 1.6L AW60-41SN
Chevy CAVALIER
95-01 2.2L 3T40
Chevy CAVALIER
95-05 2.2L 2.3L 2.4L 4T40E
Chevy COBALT
05-10 2.2L 2.4L 4T45E
Chevy COLORADO
03-12 2.8L 2.9L 3.5L 3.7L 3.6L 5.3L 4L60E
Chevy COLORADO
04-12 2.4L 2.8L 3.0L JR405E
Chevy CORVETTE
95-05
5.7L 6.0L 4L60E /4L65E
Chevy CORVETTE
05-12 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
Chevy CRUZE
01-05 1.5L AW60-40LE
Chevy CRUZE
01-08 1.3L 81-40LS
Chevy CRUZE
09-12 1.4L 1.6L 1.8L 2.5L 6T40 /6T45
Chevy CRUZE
09-12 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L 6T30
Chevy EQUINOX
04-09 3.4L AF33-5
Chevy EQUINOX
07-12 3.0L 3.6L 6T70
Chevy EQUINOX
09-12 2.4L 6T40 /6T45
Chevy EQUINOX
11-12 3.6L AHS-F
Chevy GRAND VITARA
05-12 2.0L 03-72LE
Chevy GRAND VITARA
06-07 2.5L 4L60E
Chevy GRAND VITARA
08-12 2.7L TB-50LS
Chevy HHR
06-10 2.0L 2.2L 2.4L 4T45E
Chevy IMPALA
00-10 3.4L 3.5L 3.8L 3.9L 3.8L SC 5.3L 4T65E
Chevy IMPALA
95-96 5.7L 4L60E
Chevy IMPALA
11-12 2.0L 3.5L 3.6L 3.9L 6T70
Chevy LUMINA
95
3.1L 3T40
Chevy LUMINA
95-01 3.1L 3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
Chevy LUMINA
97-01 3.1L 3.4L 3.8L 3.8L SC 4T65E
Chevy MALIBU
97 3.1L 4T60E
Chevy MALIBU
07-12 3.6L 6T70
Chevy MALIBU
08-12 2.4L 2.5L 6T40
Chevy MALIBU
12 3.0L6T50
Chevy MALIBU/MALIBU HYBRID
97-10 2.2L 2.4L 3.1L 3.5L 3.6L 3.9L 4T40E /4T45E
Chevy MONTE CARLO
95-99 3.1L 3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
Chevy MONTE CARLO
97-07 3.1L 3.4L 3.5L 3.8L 3.9L 3.8L SC 5.3L 4T65E
Chevy SPARK
03-09 L3 0.8L JF400E
Chevy SSR
03-06 5.3L 6.0L 4L65E
Chevy SUBURBAN 1500
95-08 6.0L 6.5L DIESEL 7.4L 4L80E
Chevy SUBURBAN 1500
95-08 4.8L 5.0L 5.3L 5.7L 6.0L 4L60E /4L70E
Chevy SUBURBAN 1500
09-12 5.3L 6.0L 6L80
Chevy SUBURBAN 2500
96-07 8.1L4L85E
Chevy SUBURBAN 2500
06-12 6.0L 6L90
Chevy TAHOE
95-03 6.0L 8.1L 6.5L DIESEL 4L80E
Chevy TAHOE
95-11 4.8L 5.3L 5.7L 4L60E
Chevy TAHOE
06-12 5.3L 6.2L 6L80
Chevy TAHOE HYBRID
07-12 6.0L AHS-T
Chevy TAVERA
02-05 2.2L AW30-43LE
Chevy TRACKER
981.6L3L30
Chevy TRACKER
98-04 1.6L 2.0L 4L60E
Chevy TRACKER
98-04 1.6L 2.0L 2.5L 03-72LE
Chevy TRAILBLAZER
99-09 4.2L 5.3L 6.0L 4L60E /4L70E
Chevy TRAVERSE
09-12 3.6L 6T75
Chevy UPLANDER
03-08 3.5L 3.9L 4T65E
Chevy VAN FULL SIZE 1500-2500
95-12 4.3L 4.8L 5.0L 5.3L 5.7L 6.5L DIESEL 4L60E
Chevy VAN FULL SIZE 2500
96-09
4.3L 4.8L 5.7L 6.0L 7.4L 8.1L 6.5L 6.6L DIESEL 4L80E /4L85E
Chevy VAN FULL SIZE 2500
09-12 4.8L 5.3L 6L80
Chevy VAN FULL SIZE 3500
95-99 4.3L 4L60E
Chevy VAN FULL SIZE 3500
95-09 4.3L 4.8L 5.7L 6.0L 7.4L 8.1L 6.5L 6.6L DIESEL 4L80E /4L85E
Chevy VAN FULL SIZE 3500
10-12 4.8L 6.0L 6.6L DIESEL 6L90
Chevy VECTRA/VECTRA GT
00-11 2.0L 2.2L 2.4L AW50-40LE
Chevy VENTURE APV
97-98 3.4L 4T60E
Chevy VENTURE APV
99-05 3.4L4T65E
Chevy VOLT
11-12 1.4L X30F
CHRYSLER 300 SERIES
04-10 2.7L 3.5L 42RLE
CHRYSLER 300 SERIES
04-12 3.0L 3.5L 3.6L 5.7L 6.1L 6.4L W5A580
CHRYSLER 300 SERIES
11-12 3.6L ZF8HP45
CHRYSLER 300M
11-12 3.6L ZF8HP45
CHRYSLER ASPEN
07-09 4.7L 5.7L 545RFE
CHRYSLER ASPEN HYBRID
095.7L HEMI AHS-T
CHRYSLER CIRRUS
95-00 2.4L 2.5L 41TE
CHRYSLER CONCORDE
95-04 2.7L 3.2L 3.3L 3.5L 42LE
CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE
04-08 3.2L 3.2L *SC W5A380/W5A580
CHRYSLER LEBARON
95 3.0L 41TE
CHRYSLER LHS
95-01 3.5L 42LE
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
95-96 3.5L 42LE
CHRYSLER PACIFICA
04-07 3.5L 3.8L 41TE
CHRYSLER PACIFICA
07-08 4.0L 62TE
CHRYSLER PROWLER
01-02 3.5L 42LE
CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
01-09 2.0L 2.4L 41TE
CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
002.4L 31TH
CHRYSLER SEBRING
01-05 2.4L SOHC F4A42-2
CHRYSLER SEBRING
01-05 3.0L F4A51-2
CHRYSLER SEBRING
07-10 2.0L 2.2L MPS6(6DCT450) WD CLUTCH
CHRYSLER SEBRING/SEBRING
00-10 2.4L 2.5L 41TE
CHRYSLER SEBRING/SEBRING CONVERTIBLE
06-12 2.4L 2.7L 3.5L 62TE
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
95-10 3.3L 3.8L 41TE
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
07-12 2.8L 3.6L 3.8L 4.0L 62TE
CHRYSLER VOYAGER
01 2.4L 3.0L 31TH
CHRYSLER VOYAGER
01-11 2.4L 2.8L 3.0L 3.3L 3.8L 41TE
CHRYSLER VOYAGER
07-08 2.8L62TE
DODGE AVENGER
95-00 2.0L 2.5L 41TE
DODGE AVENGER
08-12 2.4L 2.7L 41TE
DODGE AVENGER
08-12 2.4L 2.7L 3.5L 3.6L 62TE
DODGE CALIBER
06-12 2.0L 2.4L JF011E
DODGE CARAVAN/GRAND CARAVAN
95-00 2.4L 31TH
DODGE CARAVAN/GRAND CARAVAN
07-12 2.8L 3.3L 3.6L 3.8L 4.0L 62TE
DODGE COLT
92-94 1.8L F4A22-2
DODGE COLT
92-94 2.4L F4A23-2
DODGE COLT
92-94 1.8L 2.4L W4A32-1
DODGE COLT/COLT VISTA
90-92 1.5L F3A21-2
DODGE COLT/COLT VISTA
90-92 1.5L 1.6L F4A21-2
DODGE CHALLENGER
08-11 3.5L 42RLE
DODGE CHALLENGER
08-12 5.7L 6.1L W5A580
DODGE CHALLENGER
12 6.4L ZF8HP45
DODGE CHARGER
05-10 2.7L 3.5L 42RLE
DODGE CHARGER
05-12 3.5L 3.6L 5.7L 6.1L 6.4L W5A580
DODGE CHARGER
12 3.6L ZF8HP45
DODGE DURANGO
98-02 3.9L42 /44RE
DODGE DURANGO
98-03 5.9L 46RE
DODGE DURANGO
00-01 5.2L 44RE
DODGE DURANGO
00-02 4.7L 45RFE
DODGE DURANGO
02-12 4.7L 5.7L 545RFE
DODGE DURANGO HYBRID
09 5.7L HEMI AHS-T
DODGE INTREPID
95-04 2.7L 3.2L 3.3L 3.5L 42LE
DODGE JOURNEY
08-10 2.4L 2.7L 41TE
DODGE JOURNEY
09-12 2.0L 2.2L MPS6(6DCT450) WD CLUTCH
DODGE JOURNEY
09-12 2.7L 3.5L 3.6L 62TE
DODGE MAGNUM
04-08 2.7L 42RLE
DODGE MAGNUM
04-08 3.5L 5.7L 6.1L W5A580
DODGE MONACO
90-92 3.0L ZF4HP18
DODGE NEON
95-01 2.0L 31TH
DODGE NEON
01-06 .2.0L 41TE
DODGE NITRO
07-11 2.8L 4.0L W5A580
DODGE PICKUP/D50
90-94 2.4L 3.0L A500
DODGE PICKUP/DAKOTA
95 5.2L 46RH
DODGE PICKUP/DAKOTA
95-03 3.9L 42RE
DODGE PICKUP/DAKOTA
96-99 5.2L44RE
DODGE PICKUP/DAKOTA
98-00 5.9L46RE
DODGE PICKUP/DAKOTA
00-02 4.7L45RFE
DODGE PICKUP/DAKOTA
03-11 3.7L 42RLE
DODGE PICKUP/DAKOTA
01-11 4.7L 545RFE
DODGE PICKUP/RAM
00-02 3.9L32RH
DODGE PICKUP/RAM 1500
95-02 3.9L42RE
DODGE PICKUP/RAM 1500
02-05 3.7L 4.7L 45RFE
DODGE PICKUP/RAM 1500-3500
02-12 3.7L 4.7L 5.7L 545RFE
DODGE PICKUP/RAM 1500-3500
95-02 5.2L 5.9L 46RE
DODGE PICKUP/RAM 2500-3500
95-02 V10 8.0L 5.9L DIESEL 47RE
DODGE PICKUP/RAM 2500-3500
06-12 5.9L 6.7L DIESEL 68RFE
DODGE PICKUP/RAM 3500
07-12 6.7L DIESEL A45X
DODGE RAM 3500 / 4500 / 5500 CHASSIS CAB
03-14 6.7L DIESEL AS68RC / AS69RC
DODGE SPRINTER
03-10 2.7L 3.5L W5A330
DODGE SPRINTER
07-10 3.0L W5J400
DODGE STEALTH
91-96 3.0L F4A33-1
DODGE STRATUS
95-06 2.0L 2.4L 2.5L 2.7L 3.0L 41TE
DODGE STRATUS
01-05 2.4L SOHC F4A42-2
DODGE STRATUS
01-05 3.0L F4A51-2
DODGE VAN/WAGON 1500-2500
95-03 3.9L 32RH
DODGE VAN/WAGON 1500-2500
95-96 3.9L 42RE
DODGE VAN/WAGON 1500-3500
95-03 5.2L 46RE
FORD AEROSTAR
95 3.0L 4.0L A4LD
FORD AEROSTAR
96 4.0L 4R55E
FORD AEROSTAR
96-97 3.0L 4R44E
FORD AEROSTAR
97 4.0L5R55E
FORD ASPIRE
94-97 1.3LF3A
FORD B-MAX
123 CYL 1.0L 1.4L 1.6L 6DCT250
FORD BRONCO
95-96 5.0L 5.8L E4OD
FORD C-COUPE
121.6L6DCT250
FORD C-COUPE
122.0L MPS6(6DCT450) WD CLUTCH
FORD C-MAX
10-12 2.0L MPS6(6DCT450)
FORD C-MAX
12 1.6L 6DCT250
FORD CONTOUR
95-00 2.0L 2.5L CD4E
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
95-11 4.6L 4R75E
FORD ECONOLINE 150
95-96 4.9L 5.8L C6
FORD ECONOLINE 150
95-12/97 4.9L 5.4L 5.8L E4OD
FORD ECONOLINE 150
95-08 4.2L 4.6L 5.0L 5.4L 4R70W
FORD ECONOLINE 150
1/98-04 5.4L 4R100
FORD ECONOLINE 150
04-12 4.6L 5.4L 4R75W
FORD ECONOLINE 250
95 5.8L C6
FORD ECONOLINE 250
97-03 4.2L 5.4L 4R70W
FORD ECONOLINE 250/250
1/98-04 5.4L 7.3L DIESEL 4R100
FORD ECONOLINE 250/250
95- 5.4L 5.8L 7.3L DIESEL E4OD
FORD ECONOLINE 350
95-96 7.5L C6
FORD ECONOLINE 350
03-12 4.6L 5.4L 4R75E
GMC ACADIA
07-12 3.6L6T75
GMC ASTRA
04-11 2.0LAW50-40LE
GMC B-CUV
12 1.8L 6T30
GMC CANYON
03-12 2.8L 2.9L 3.5L 3.7L 5.3L 4L60E
GMC ENVOY
99-09 4.2L 5.3L 4L60E
GMC S10 / SONOMA
95-05 2.2L 4.2L 4.3L 4L60E
GMC SAFARI
95-05 4.3L 4L60E
GMC SIERRA 2500/2500HD/3500
07-12 6.0L
6L90
GMC SIERRA 1500
98-12
4.3L 4.8L 5.3L 6.0L
4.3L 4.8L 5.3L 6.0L
GMC SIERRA DENALI
08 6.2L 6L80

GMC SIERRA HYBRID
09-126.0L
AHS-T
GMC SILVERADO 1500HD/1500SS98-07 6.0L 6.5L 4L80E
GMC SIERRA 2500/2500HD/3500
01-07 6.0L
4L80E
GMC SIERRA 2500HD/3500
00-12
8.1L 6.6L DIESEL
LCT 1000
GMC XFE/SIERRA 1500/SIERRA DENALI
08-12 4.8L 5.3L 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
GMC TERRAIN
09-12 2.4L 6T40 /6T45
GMC TERRAIN
09-12 3.0L 6T70
GMC YUKON /YUKON XL
00-12 4.8L 5.3L 6.0L 4L60E /4L65E
GMC YUKON /YUKON XL
09-12 5.3L 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
GMC YUKON HYBRID
08-12 6.0L AHS-T
GMC YUKON XL
00-06 6.0L 8.1L 4L80E /4L85E
GMC YUKON XL
07-08 6.0L 4L70E
GMC YUKON XL
06-12 6.0L 6L90
HUMMER H1 92 6.2L 3L80
HUMMER H1
93-05 5.7L 6.5L DIESEL 4L80E
HUMMER H1
06-07 6.6L DIESEL 1000
HUMMER H2
02-07 6.0L 4L65E
HUMMER H2
06-10 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
HUMMER H3 / H3T
06-11 3.7L 3.9L 5.3L 4L60E
HUMMER H3 / H3T
08-11 5.3L 6L80
JEEP COMANCHE
90-93 4.0L 30-40LE
JEEP COMMANDER
05-10 3.7L W5A580
JEEP COMMANDER
06-10 3.7L 4.7L 5.7L 545RFE
JEEP COMPASS
07-12 2.0L 2.4L JF011E CVT
JEEP CHEROKEE
95-00 2.5L 30RH
JEEP CHEROKEE
87-01 4.0L( 2.5L TO 93) 30-40LE
JEEP CHEROKEE
00-03 4.0L 42RE
JEEP CHEROKEE
00-11 2.4L 2.5L 3.6L 3.7L 4.0L 42RLE
JEEP CHEROKEE
02-12 3.6L 3.7L 545RFE
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
91-93 4.0L 30-40LE
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
94-04 4.0L 42RE
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
94-95 5.2L 46RH
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
96-00 5.2L 3.1L DIESEL 44RE
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
985.9L 46RE
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
99-00 4.7L 45RFE
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
01-09 4.7L 5.7L 545RFE
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
02-05 2.7L W5J400
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
05-12 3.0L 3.6L 3.7L 5.7L 6.1L 6.4L W5A580
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
11-12 3.0L ZF8HP45
JEEP LIBERTY
02-12 2.4L 2.5L 3.7L 42RLE
JEEP LIBERTY
05-07 2.8L DIESEL 545RFE
JEEP LIBERTY
08-12 2.8L DIESEL W5A580
JEEP PATRIOT
07-12 2.0L 2.4L JF011E CVT
JEEP WRANGLER
95-02 2.5L 30RH
JEEP WRANGLER
95-02 4.0L 32RH
JEEP WRANGLER
10-12 2.2L W5A580
JEEP WRANGLER
02-12 2.4L 2.8L 3.8L 4.0L 42RLE
JEEP WRANGLER
08-12 2.2L 2.8L 545RFE
LINCOLN MARK LT
06-12 5.4L 4R75E
LINCOLN MARK VIII
95-98 4.6L 4R70W
LINCOLN MKT
09-12 3.5L 6F50
LINCOLN MKX
10-12 2.0L 6F35
LINCOLN MKX
07-12 2.0L 3.5L 6F50
LINCOLN MKZ
06-11 3.0L 3.5L AF21
LINCOLN MKZ
10-12 2.5L HD-10
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
97 5.4L E4OD
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
98 5.4L 4R100
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
04-06 5.4LZF6HP26
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
06-08 5.4L6R75
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
09-12 5.0L 5.4L 6R80
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
125.0L 6R140
LINCOLN TOWN CAR
95-11 4.6L 4R75E
LINCOLN TOWN CAR
05-07 4.6L ZF6HP26
LTI TX1
00-03 2.7L RE4R01A
LTI TX2
05-07 2.4LRE4R01A
LTI TX4
07-12 2.5L 545RFE
MAZDA 2
07-12 1.3L 1.5L FN4A-EL
MAZDA 3
04-12 1.6L 2.0L FN4A-EL
MAZDA 3
10-12 1.6L 2.0L FS5A-EL
MAZDA 323
90-94 1.6L 1.8L F4A-EL
MAZDA 323
90-01 1.6L GF4A-EL
MAZDA 323
00-07 1.3L 1.5L 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L FN4A-EL
MAZDA 5
05-11 2.0L FN4A-EL
MAZDA 5
12 1.8L 2.0L FS5A-EL
MAZDA 6
02-08 2.0L 2.3L FN4A-EL
MAZDA 6
02-06 2.3L 3.0L JA5A-EL
MAZDA 6
06-12 2.0L 2.3L 2.5L FS5A-EL
MAZDA 6
05-12 3.0L 3.7L AW6A-EL
MAZDA 626
86-93 2.0L 2.5L G4A-EL
MAZDA 626
94-02 2.0L 2.5L CD4E
MAZDA 626
00-06 2.0L GF4A-EL
MAZDA 8
11-12 2.3L FN4A-EL
MAZDA 8
09-12 2.3L FS5A-EL
MAZDA CX5
122.0LFZ
MAZDA CX7
122.3L FN4A-EL
MAZDA CX7
09-12 2.5L FS5A-EL
MAZDA CX7
07-11 2.2L 2.3L AW6A-EL
MAZDA CX7
11-12 2.5L FZ
MAZDA CX9
07-12 3.5L 3.7L AW6A-EL
MAZDA MIATA
91-97 1.8L 1.8L
MAZDA MIATA/MX5
98-05 1.8L A44DE
MAZDA MIATA/MX5
06-12 2.0L SJ6A-EL
MAZDA MILLENIA
95-02 2.3L LJ4A-EL
MAZDA MILLENIA
95-03 2.3L 2.5L GF4A-EL
MAZDA MPV
89-95 2.6L L4N71B
MAZDA MPV
89-99 3.0L R4A-EL
MAZDA MPV
00-02 2.0L 2.5L GF4A-EL

MAZDA MPV
00-02 2.5L 2.9L JF403E
MAZDA MPV
01-07 2.3L FN4A-EL
MAZDA MPV
02-06 3.0L JA5A-EL
MAZDA MPV
08-12 2.3L FS5A-EL
MAZDA MPV
06-12 2.2L 2.3L AW6A-EL
MAZDA MPV
10-11 2.5L FZ
MAZDA MX3
92-95 1.6L 1.8L F4A-EL
MAZDA MX6
87-93 2.0L 2.5L G4A-EL
MAZDA MX6
94-97 2.0L 2.5L CD4E
MAZDA MX6
94-97 2.0L 2.5L GF4A-EL
MAZDA NAVAJO
91-94 4.0L A4LD
MAZDA PICKUP
90-93 2.6LR4A-EL
MAZDA PICKUP
90-93 2.2L 2.6L L4N71B
MAZDA PICKUP
94 2.3L 3.0L 4.0L A4LD
MAZDA PICKUP B SERIES
95-02 2.3L 2.5L 3.0L 4R44E /4R55E
MAZDA PICKUP B SERIES
97-10 4.0L 5R55E
MAZDA PICKUP B SERIES
00-08 2.3L 2.5L 3.0L 5R44E
MAZDA PICKUP B SERIES
00-11 2.5L 3.0L 5R55S
MAZDA PICKUP BT50
11 2.2L 3.2L 6R80
MAZDA PREMACY
00-10 1.8L 2.0L 2.3L FN4A-EL
MAZDA PREMACY
07-12 2.0L 2.3L FS5A-EL
MAZDA PROTEGE
90-98 1.5L 1.8L F4A-EL
MAZDA PROTEGE
99-04 4.0L1.6L 1.8L 2.0L FN4A-EL
MAZDA ROADSTER
00-02 1.6L 1.8L 03-70LE
MAZDA ROADSTER
02-05 1.6L 1.8L 03-71LE
MAZDA ROADSTER
05-12 2.0L TB-65SN
MAZDA RX7
89-92 89-92 89-92
MAZDA RX7
93-02 1.3L ROTARY R4A-EL
MAZDA RX8
04-06 1.3L ROTARY RC4A-EL
MAZDA RX8
06-12 1.3L ROTARY SJ6A-EL
MAZDA SENTIA
00 2.9L JR400E
MAZDA TRIBUTE
00-08 2.0L 2.3L 3.0L CD4E
MAZDA TRIBUTE
03-08 2.3L FN4A-EL
MAZDA TRIBUTE
08-12 2.3L 2.5L 3.0L 6F35

MAZDA TRIBUTE
07-11 2.3L 2.5L HD-10
MAZDA VERISA
04-09 1.5L FN4A-EL
MERCURY CAPRI
91-94 1.6L 4EAT-G
MERCURY COUGAR
95-97 3.8L 4.6L 4R70W
MERCURY COUGAR
99-02 2.0L 2.5L CD4E
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
95-10 4.6L 4R75E
MERCURY MARAUDER
03-04 4.6L 4R75W
MERCURY MARINER
05-08 2.3L 3.0L CD4E
MERCURY MARINER
09-10 1.6L 2.0L 2.5L 3.0L 6F35
MERCURY MARINER HYBRID
05-06 2.3L P310
MERCURY MARINER HYBRID
07-10 2.3L 2.5L HD-10
MERCURY MILAN
05-08 2.3L FNR5
MERCURY MILAN
06-09 3.0L AF21
MERCURY MILAN
09-10 2.5L 3.0L 6F35
MERCURY MILAN
09-10 2.5L HD-10
MERCURY MONTEGO
05-07 3.0L AF21
MERCURY MONTEGO
05-07 3.0LCFT30
MERCURY MONTEREY
03-06 4.2L 4F50N
MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
97-01 5.0L 4R70W
MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
98-00 4.0L5R55E
MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
01-10 4.0L 4.6L 5R55S
MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
06-10 4.6L 6R60
MERCURY MYSTIQUE
95-00 2.0L 2.5L CD4E
MERCURY SABLE
95-03 3.0L AX4S
MERCURY SABLE
95-05 3.0L AX4N
MERCURY SABLE
04-07 3.0L CFT30
MERCURY SABLE
04-07 3.0LAF21
MERCURY SABLE
08-09 3.5L 6F50
MERCURY TRACER
90-99 1.8L 1.9L 2.0L 4EAT-F
MERCURY VILLAGER
93-02 3.3L 4F20E
OLDSMOBILE 88 ROYALE
95-97 3.8L4T60E
OLDSMOBILE 88 ROYALE
973.8L SC 4T65E
RANGEROLDSMOBILE 88 ROYALE
98-99 3.8L 3.8L SC 4T65E
OLDSMOBILE 98 REGENCY
95-96 3.8L 4T60E
OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA
95 2.3L 3T40
OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA
95-98 2.3L 2.4L 3.1L 4T60E
OLDSMOBILE ALERO
99-04 2.2L 2.4L 4T40E
OLDSMOBILE ALERO
99-04 3.4L 4T45E
OLDSMOBILE AURORA
95-03 4.0L 4T80E
OLDSMOBILE AURORA
01-03 3.5L 4T65E
OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA
95-04 4.2L 4.3L 4L60E
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
97-99 3.1L 4T40E
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA
95-96 2.2L 3T40
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA
95-96 3.1L 4T60E
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME
95-97 3.1L 3.4L 4T60E
OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
98-02 3.5L 3.8L 4.5L 4T65E
OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE
95 3.1L 3T40
OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE
95-98 3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE
99-04 3.4L 4T65E
PONTIAC AZTEK
01-05 3.4L 4T65E
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
95-97 3.8L 4T60E/4T65E
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
98-05 3.8L 4.6L 4T65E
PONTIAC FIREBIRD
95-02 3.8L 5.7L 4L60E
PONTIAC G3
08-10 1.6L 60-40LE
PONTIAC G5
04-09 2.2L 4T45E
PONTIAC G6
05-09 2.4L 4T45E
PONTIAC G6
06-09 3.9L 4T65E
PONTIAC G6
07-09 3.6L 6T70
PONTIAC G6
08-09 2.4L 6T40
PONTIAC G8
08-09 3.6L 5L40E
PONTIAC G8
07-10 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
PONTIAC G8
08-10 3.6L 6L50
PONTIAC GRAND AM
95 2.3L3T40
PONTIAC GRAND AM
95-98 2.4L 3.1L 4T60E
PONTIAC GRAND AM
99-05 2.2L 2.4L 3.4L 4T40E /4T45E
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
95-99 3.1L 3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
97-08
3.1L 3.8L 5.3L 4T65E

PONTIAC GTO
04-06 5.7L 6.0L 4L65E
PONTIAC MONTANA / SV6
99-08 3.5L 3.9L 4T65E
PONTIAC SOLSTICE
05-09 2.0L 2.4L 5L40E
PONTIAC SUNFIRE
95-02 2.2L3T40
PONTIAC SUNFIRE
95-05 2.2L 2.4L 4T40E
PONTIAC TORRENT
04-09 3.4L AF33-5
PONTIAC TORRENT
07-09 3.6L 6T70
PONTIAC TRANS SPORT
95 3.1L 3T40
PONTIAC TRANS SPORT
95-98 3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
PONTIAC TRANS SPORT
00-04 3.4L 4T65E
PONTIAC VIBE
03-07 1.8L U341F
PONTIAC VIBE
03-09 1.8L 72-41LE /73-41LS
PONTIAC VIBE
08-09 1.8L 2.4L U250E /F
SATURN ASTRA
08-09 1.8L AF17
SATURN AURA
06-09 2.4L 3.5L 4T45E
SATURN AURA
09 2.4L 6T40
SATURN AURA XR
07-09 3.6L 6T70
SATURN ION
04-07 2.2L 2.4L 4T45E
SATURN ION
03-04 2.2L AF33-5
SATURN ION
03 2.2L VT25-E
SATURN L-SERIES
00-04 2.2L 3.0L 4T40E /4T45E
SATURN OUTLOOK
07-09 3.6L 6T75
SATURN RELAY
05-07 3.5L 3.9L
4T65E
SATURN SKY/SKY REDLINE
07-09 2.0L 2.4L 5L40E
SATURN S-SERIES
95-03 1.9L TAAT
SATURN VUE
04-10 2.2L 2.4L 4T45E
SATURN VUE
02-03 3.0L AF33-5
SATURN VUE
04-07 3.5L MDRA /MDPA
SATURN VUE
07-10 3.0L 3.5L 3.6L 6T70
SATURN VUE
02-04 2.2L VT25-E
SATURN VUE HYBRID
09 3.6L AHS-F
SUPERDUTY ECONOLINE 350
04-12 V10 6.8L 5R110W
SUPERDUTY ECONOLINE 350/350
95- 5.4L 7.5L 7.3L DIESEL E4OD
SUPERDUTY ECONOLINE 350/350
1/98-05 5.4L 7.3L DIESEL 4R100
SUPERDUTY ECOSPORT
121.6L 2.0L 6DCT250
SUPERDUTY ECOSPORT
07-12 2.0L 4F27E
SUPERDUTY EDGE
07-12 3.5L 3.7L 6F50
SUPERDUTY EDGE
11-12 2.0L 6F35
SUPERDUTY ESCAPE
01-08 2.0L 2.3L 3.0L CD4E
SUPERDUTY ESCAPE
08-12 2.0L 2.3L 2.5L 3.0L 6F35
SUPERDUTY ESCAPE HYBRID
04-06 2.3L P310
SUPERDUTY ESCAPE HYBRID
07-11 2.3L 2.5L HD-10
SUPERDUTY ESCAPE HYBRID
11-12 2.0L HF35
SUPERDUTY ESCORT/ZX2
90-03 1.8L 1.9L 2.0L F4E
SUPERDUTY EVEREST
04-11 2.5L 3.0L RE4R01A
SUPERDUTY EVEREST
04-10 3.0L 5R55S
SUPERDUTY EVEREST
11 3.0L 6R60
SUPERDUTY EVEREST
11-12 2.4L 3.2L 6R80
SUPERDUTY EXCURSION
00-05 5.4L 7.3L DIESEL V10 6.8L 4R100
SUPERDUTY EXCURSION
03-05 5.4L 6.0L DIESEL V10 6.8L 5R110W
SUPERDUTY EXPEDITION
9/96-12/97 5.4L E4OD
SUPERDUTY EXPEDITION
97-06 4.6L 5.4L 4R75E
SUPERDUTY EXPEDITION
1/98-02 4 SP RWD/4X4 5.4L 4R100
SUPERDUTY EXPEDITION
07-08 5.4L 6R75
SUPERDUTY EXPEDITION
09-12 3.5L 5.0L 5.4L 6R80
SUPERDUTY EXPLORER
95-96 4.0L 4R55E
SUPERDUTY EXPLORER
96-01 5.0L 4R70W
SUPERDUTY EXPLORER
02-03 4.0L 4.6L 5R55W
SUPERDUTY EXPLORER
10-12 2.0L 6F35
SUPERDUTY EXPLORER
10-12 3.5L 6F50
SUPERDUTY EXPLORER/SPORT TRAC
97-08 4.0L 5R55E
SUPERDUTY EXPLORER/SPORT TRAC
00-10 4.0L 4.6L 5R55S
SUPERDUTY EXPLORER/SPORT TRAC
05-10 4.6L 6R60
SUPERDUTY F-150
08-09 4.6L 6R60
SUPERDUTY F-150
08-12 3.5L 3.7L 4.6L 5.0L 5.4L 6.2L 6R80
SUPERDUTY F-150 /F-250
95-10 4.2L 4.6L 5.0L 5.4L 4R75E
SUPERDUTY F-150 /F-250
95-97 4.9L 5.0L 5.4L 5.8L 7.3L 7.5L E4OD
SUPERDUTY F-150 /F-250
1/98-07 4 SP RWD/4X4 5.4L 7.3L DIESEL V10 6.8L 4R100
SUPERDUTY F-250 F-350
95-96 4.9L 5.8L 7.5L C6
SUPERDUTY F-250 F-350 SD
03-10 5.4L 6.0L 6.4L 6.8L 5R110W
SUPERDUTY F-250 F-350 SD
10-12 6.2L 6.7L 6R140
SUPERDUTY F-450 SD
95-3/98 4 SP RWD/4X4 7.5L 7.3L DIESEL E4OD
SUPERDUTY F-450/550 SD
3/98-04 7.3L DIESEL V10 6.8L 4R100
SUPERDUTY F-450/550 SD
03-08 6.0L DIESEL 5R110W
SUPERDUTY FESTIVA
90-93 1.6L JATCO F3A
SUPERDUTY FESTIVA
00 1.3L 4F27E
SUPERDUTY FIESTA
00-12 1.6L 80-40LS
SUPERDUTY FIESTA
08-12 1.3L 1.4L 1.5L 4F27E
SUPERDUTY FIESTA
10-12 L31.0L 1.4L 1.6L 2.0L 6DCT250
SUPERDUTY FIVE HUNDRED
05-07 3.0L AF21
SUPERDUTY FIVE HUNDRED
05-07 3.0L CFT30
SUPERDUTY FLEX
08-12 3.5L 6F50
SUPERDUTY FOCUS
00-12 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L 2.3L 4F27E
SUPERDUTY FOCUS
08-12 1.6L 2.0L 2.5L MPS6
SUPERDUTY FOCUS
04-08 1.6L 1.8L CFT23
SUPERDUTY FOCUS
00-11 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L 2.3L 4F27E
SUPERDUTY FOCUS
10-12 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L 6DCT250
SUPERDUTY FOCUS
04-08 1.6L 1.8L CFT23
SUPERDUTY FREESTAR
04-07 3.9L 4.2L 4F50N
SUPERDUTY FREESTYLE
05-07 3.0L CFT30
SUPERDUTY FUSION
06-11 1.6L 80-40LS
SUPERDUTY FUSION
06-08 2.3L FNR5
SUPERDUTY FUSION
FNR5
3.0LAF21
SUPERDUTY FUSION
09-12 2.0L 2.5L 3.0L 6F35
SUPERDUTY FUSION
09-12 3.5L6F50
SUPERDUTY FUSION
10-11 L31.0L 1.4L 1.6L 6DCT250
SUPERDUTY FUSION
09-12 2.5L HD-10
SUPERDUTY MUSTANG
95 3.8L 5.0L AODE
SUPERDUTY MUSTANG
96-04 3.8L 3.9L 4.6L 4R70W
SUPERDUTY MUSTANG
05-10 4.0L 4.6L 5R55S
SUPERDUTY MUSTANG
10-12 3.7L 5.0L 6R80
SUPERDUTY PROBE
90-93 2.2L 3.0L 4EAT-G
SUPERDUTY PROBE
94-97 2.0L CD4E
SUPERDUTY PROBE GT
94-97 2.5L 4EAT-GF
SUPERDUTY PRONTO
00-07 L31.0L TW-40E
SUPERDUTY RANGER
95-01 2.3L 2.5L 3.0L 4R44E
SUPERDUTY RANGER
95-96 4.0L4R55E
SUPERDUTY RANGER
00-06 2.5L JR400E
SUPERDUTY RANGER
00-07 2.5L RE4R01A
SUPERDUTY RANGER
97-11 2.3L 3.0L 4.0L 5R55E
SUPERDUTY RANGER
00-09 2.5L 3.0L 5R55S
SUPERDUTY RANGER
01-12 2.3L 3.0L 5R44E
SUPERDUTY RANGER
10-12 2.2L 2.5L 3.0L 3.2L 6R80
SUPERDUTY TAURUS
95-02 3.0L 3.2L 3.8L AX4S
SUPERDUTY TAURUS
95-04 3.0L 3.4L AX4N
SUPERDUTY TAURUS
01-07 3.0L 4F50N
SUPERDUTY TAURUS
04-07 3.0LAF21
SUPERDUTY TAURUS
07-12 3.5L 6F50
SUPERDUTY TAURUS
04-07 3.0L CFT30
SUPERDUTY TERRITORY SX
04-05 4.0L DSI M93LE
SUPERDUTY TERRITORY SY
05-11 4.0L DSI M93LE
SUPERDUTY TERRITORY SY
05-12 4.0L ZF6HP26
SUPERDUTY TIERRA
00-07 1.6L 4F27E
SUPERDUTY THUNDERBIRD
95-97 3.8L 4.6L 4R70W
SUPERDUTY THUNDERBIRD
023.9L5R55N
SUPERDUTY THUNDERBIRD
03-05 3.9L 5R55S
SUPERDUTY TRANSIT
00 2.5LA4LD
SUPERDUTY TRANSIT CONNECT
09-12 2.0L 4F27E
SUPERDUTY WINDSTAR
95-02 3.0L 3.8L AX4S
SUPERDUTY WINDSTAR
01-03 3.8L4F50N

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Today’s transmissions are varied. In the past, all automatic transmissions had three speeds, meaning that they would start in first gear and shift up into second, then into third or direct drive. In third or Drive, the engine was turning at the same speed as the driveshaft. Those transmissions would not provide the best fuel efficiency, nor would they provide the shift quality we have come to know and expect. Today, 6-speed, 8-speed, even 10-speed automatic transmissions are the norm.

In past years, automatic transmissions were relatively easy to service and required service usually once a year/every other year. The fluids that were used were very simple to keep up with. Dexron for GM and Chrysler, Type F fluids for Fords, TES 295 approved ATF for Allison Transmissions. Type A fluid was available but typically relegated to tractor use and very early automatic transmissions. But now?

Since the early 1970s, vehicle manufacturers have been looking for a way to increase fuel efficiency. Engines were modified/number of cylinders reduced while removing weight from the vehicles. The “lead sleds” were fast becoming a thing of the past. As this trend continued into the 1980s, the next logical way to reduce fuel consumption was to reduce the amount of power it took to operate all the accessories. This also included the transmissions. If operating pressures were reduced inside the transmission, the engine didn’t have to work as hard to turn the pump inside the transmission. Unfortunately, lower pressures = a higher chance of clutch failures. More changes, along with the advent of computer-controlled engines AND transmissions was the only thing that would work.

In fact, most people think that there are only two types of transmission: manual and automatic. While these are the two main types, there is more to each type than just that distinction.

popular transmission types
Four most popular types of transmission – check this out to know about your transmission

1. Automatic Transmission

Automatic transmission
Automatic transmission is the most common type of transmission on the road today. Credit: flickr.com

A vehicle with an automatic transmission is one of the most complicated factors in how it actually works. But from a usability standpoint, it is the simplest, so it is the most common type of transmission on the road today.

The learning curve for an automatic transmission is one of the lowest since it’s effortless to learn.

If all you have to do is to press the brake pedal and move your gear shifter into reverse or drive, you have the luxury of an automatic transmission.

It will automatically shift gears for you as you drive, making for a much simpler driving experience.

Of course, there is a mechanical complexity to it behind the scenes. But you don’t have to worry about that unless something goes wrong.

When you open your vehicle’s hood, you may see a code stamped on the transmission or even a tag hanging on it. This will help you identify whether you indeed do have an automatic transmission or not.

The transmission’s pan shape is probably the quickest and easiest way to tell which type it is. Most of the automatic transmissions are either square or shaped oddly.

If you still don’t know whether you have an automatic transmission, you can measure it and find a chart with a quick online search to match the dimensions to yours and identify it.

2. Manual Transmission

The manual transmission of car
The manual transmission is one of the oldest and most trustworthy types of transmissions that they still make today.

The manual transmission is one of the oldest and most trustworthy types of transmissions that they still make today.

You may have heard it referred to as a standard or a stick shift as well.

As the driver, you have to manually operate the clutch with your foot and shift into different gears accordingly.

The learning curve for a manual transmission vehicle is much greater than the other counterparts. But there are some advantages to having one.

Since the transmission is much less complex, repairs will not be as costly or difficult to fix. Drivers still enjoy a manual transmission because they have more control over how the vehicle runs. Besides, you will generally get better fuel economy than with automatic transmissions.

Identifying manual transmissions can be difficult. The 3-speed, 4-speed, and 5-and-6-speed transmissions all have different characteristics. You can find them in diagrams online if you are unsure about what they look like.

Things to consider when looking at the manual transmission include the position of the selector’s arms and whether the mounting studs protrude from the side case or if the selector’s arms are secured with a bolt.

Knowing this information, combined with a diagram or chart of common characteristics of manual transmissions, you should be able to positively identify the type of manual transmission you have.

3. Dual-Clutch and Semi-Automatic Transmission

Dual-clutch transmissions
The dual-clutch transmission has separate clutches for even and odd gears.

These types of transmissions aren’t prevalent for a variety of reasons.

It is essentially a hybrid between a manual and automatic transmission. A semi-automatic transmission has a similar design as an automatic transmission, while dual-clutch transmissions have separate clutches for even and odd gears.

This may not seem very easy, but once you get the hang of it, you will see how fast you can shift gears.

Since they can rapidly shift gears, you can find these types of transmissions in sports cars built for speed.

As a result, they are very costly due to the complex nature when it comes to repairs.

4. Continuously Variable Transmission

Continuously variable transmission
CVT gives the vehicle a much better fuel economy than any other transmission available.

You won’t notice much of the difference between a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and an automatic transmission from a driving standpoint.

From a mechanical standpoint, the CVT uses a belt and pulley system, operated by the vehicle’s computer, instead of gears to create the perfect ratio for the driving conditions.

This is beneficial because it gives the vehicle a much better fuel economy than any other transmission available.

They won’t break down as much or be as costly as an automatic transmission, but they also aren’t as efficient as a manual transmission.

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