Transmission Diagnostics for the Non-Trans Techs

Transmissions have been controlled by computers for a long time. As a result, transmission issues can be electrical or hydraulic/mechnical in nature. When a vehicle with a transmission issue rolls into a shop it is often “shipped” to a transmission shop. Why? A perfectly capable technician who can accurately diagnose an engine issue could tackle the transmission issue. Why lose the customer?

This course outlines a logical process for attacking transmission failures. Using tools and techniques that driveability technicians already possess, we will discuss how to draw the line between an electrical problem or an internal transmission issue. Basic knowledge of automatic transmissions is a plus, but this course is geared towards the non-transmission technicians.