The magazine for the professionals.
Reviews, instructions, councils and spare parts.
Transmission business in Russia and all over the world.
Sign in personal account

Index of articles of all AKPPro issues.

Aisin AW TF-81SC: A vigorous veteran Aisin AW TF-81SC: A vigorous veteran
Aisin AW TF-81SC: A vigorous veteran

The Japanese company Aisin AW created the TF-80SC almost 15 years ago. The unit is intended for front-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles with an east-west engine mounting. That is why the transmission is quite space effective – its length is a mere 358 mm. In order to have six gears in such limited space, the designers used the Lepelletier-type gearset (see “AKPPro” #3, p. 18). This transmission designed for the transfer of quite a high torque is installed in models of various vehicle classes – С (OpelAstra, Chevrolet Cruze), Е (Volvo S80), as well as CUVs (Mazda CX-7 and CX-9) and minivans, or multi-purpose vehicles (Renault Espace). These transmissions work with engines from 1.9 to 4.4 L, the torque limitation being 450 Nm.

page 46 Разборка
Causes of reverse gear failure in DQ250 Causes of reverse gear failure in DQ250
Causes of reverse gear failure in DQ250

The absence of the reverse gear is often accompanied by kicks and jerks when downshifting during forward motion or at stops. Sometimes the situation is as follows: the reverse gear is present, but it engages with an effort, as well as the first gear. From our experience, there are two likely causes of this trouble – the clutch failure or the wear of the synchronizers. Let us consider both possibilities.

page 36 Разборка
Magneti Marelli Selespeed CFC328 (DUALOGIC): Italian robot Magneti Marelli Selespeed CFC328 (DUALOGIC): Italian robot
Magneti Marelli Selespeed CFC328 (DUALOGIC): Italian robot

Electro-hydraulic robotic transmissions are installed on all models produced by the FCA group – Fiat Crysler Automobiles: Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and even Jeep. Today we’ll have a closer look at the Selespeed CFC328 (trade name - Dualogic); in Russia it can be found in such cars as Fiat Grande Punto (all three generations since 2005), Panda (2003–2011), Fiat 500 (since 2007) – that is, compact Fiat models that were officially imported into the country from 2006 to 2015.

page 45
Diligence company “Professionalism in every detail” Diligence company “Professionalism in every detail”
Diligence company “Professionalism in every detail”

This October, the company Diligence celebrates its 24th anniversary. Being among the pioneers of auto business in Russia, it is now one of the biggest independent car service centers in Saint-Petersburg. So, what’s the secret of such success?

page 53
Jatco JF015E: a CVT That Is Crazy About Cleanliness Jatco JF015E: a CVT That Is Crazy About Cleanliness
Jatco JF015E: a CVT That Is Crazy About Cleanliness

Nissan is known for its broad use of CVTs rather than ordinary "automatic transmissions." It uses CVT-based Jatco JF015E transmission in its compact Qashqai and Juke cross-overs.

page 44
Subaru Lineartronic TR690: no major problems! Subaru Lineartronic TR690: no major problems!
Subaru Lineartronic TR690: no major problems!

Producer of Subaru vehicles Fuji Heavy Industries Co. has been applying the own-made CVTs as automatic transmissions for a long period of time. Lineartronic is the current generation of CVTs.

page 40
Lineartronic TR-580: Subaru’s most popular CVT Lineartronic TR-580: Subaru’s most popular CVT
Lineartronic TR-580: Subaru’s most popular CVT

Lineartronic is a transmission designed by Fuji Heavy Industries, a company that produces Subaru. The Lineartronic TR580 is used in the overwhelming majority of new Subaru vehicles. This transmission has a lot in common with the TR690, which was covered in our previous issue, but there are some differences between the two designs.

page 48
Tri Component Product Corporation: Wide Range of High Quality Parts and Materials Tri Component Product Corporation: Wide Range of High Quality Parts and Materials
Tri Component Product Corporation: Wide Range of High Quality Parts and Materials

This year Tri Component celebrate his 50th Anniversary. During this time the company managed to become one of leaders among suppliers of materials and parts for rebuilding of torque converters and transmissions.

page 42
They Began Our Industry: Centre of AT They Began Our Industry: Centre of AT
They Began Our Industry: Centre of AT

The Centre of Automatic Transmissions, a company which stood at the origins of the transmission rebuilding industry in Russia, is one of the oldest enterprises working in this field. The history of its foundation is amazing, because this common goal united motorists and aviators – both academicians and practitioners. This indicates once again that the fundamental education of Russian engineers allows them to solve any kinds of tasks.

page 40
Automatic transmission GM 6T: A Rebuilder’s Joy Automatic transmission GM 6T: A Rebuilder’s Joy
Automatic transmission GM 6T: A Rebuilder’s Joy

General Motors 6-speed automatic transmissions of the 6T series are installed on a variety of vehicles. In Russia you can mostly encounter them in the Chevrolet Cruze, Aveo, Malibu, Captiva, Orlando and the Opel Astra, Antara, Insignia. These transmissions have a very simple design, but, to the owner’s displeasure and the repairman’s joy, cause a lot of problems while in operation.

page 44
AutoTrancTech: 15 years on the rise AutoTrancTech: 15 years on the rise
AutoTrancTech: 15 years on the rise

Henry Ford used to say: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.” The founders of the “AutoTransTech” company thought they could. It turned out that Henry Ford was right.

page 44 АвтоТрансТех