Tools For The Trade & The Right Tools For The Job

The right tools can make all the difference when rebuilding a transmission. Sometimes the difference between finishing a job or not could be one tool.

This fact could not be more true with newer transmissions with closer tolerances when it comes to the clutch pistons like the ones found in the GM 4L40E and 5L40E series of automatic transmissions.

Kentmore makes specific tools for different transmission including the 5 speed from General Motors mentioned above. Below are a few pictures of tools used for installation of different parts for this unit.

J39068, J42133, J44764, J45130-2, J45130-3, J45132, J45134, J45135, J45136, J45140

New Shiny Brass For The AX15 Rebuild Kit

For the AX15, a five speed manual rear wheel speed gear box, we carry rebuild kits like the synchro, bearing, gasket and seal kit and many other parts like the forks, retainers, synchronizer components, gears, bushings and other parts.

The AX15 was used in the Dodge Dakota, Isuzu 4 wheel drive Trooper and some Jeep models.

This unit is a medium duty aluminum box first used with the Wrangler and Cherokee in mid 1988. It is also know as the AN5, AR5, MA5 and AX-15RWD (GL-5). It is used as a 2WD or 4WD depending on application.

ExTrA, eXtRa Read All About It! New Rebuild Kits Just Released

We are proud to announce the following rebuild kit release to the market:

Overhaul, Banner, Master Kits and Filter available for the following:

Mercedes Benz 722.9 (7 speed automtaic) used in various models.

Ford 6R80 (6 speed automatic) used in:
- Ford Explorer, Expedition, F-150
- Mercury Mountaineer
- Lincoln Navigator

Jaguar ZF6HP26:
- S Type, ZF, XK, XJ8, XJ8L, XJR, Vanden Plas, XK8, XKR

- Land Rover LR3, Ranger Rover HSE and Sport
- BMW X5
- Audi A3 Quattro, A4 Avant, Cabriolet and Quattro, A5, S6, TT Quatro
- Volkswagen Phaeton and Touareg

Enemy of Wear and Tear -> Quality Replacement Parts for the A540E

When repairing a transmission the first step is to acquire quality parts for a longer lasting repair. No exception to this rule when replacing the transmission oil pump and bushings for the Toyota A540-E.

The pump is available as a complete re-manufactured part and good for all A540Es from 1988 and up. The pictures below show the same pump on both sides.

Bushings are available a as a kit (see pic) or individually as follows:

Pump Body
Front Stator Support
Rear Stator Support
Overdrive Sun Gear - Front
Overdrive Sun Gear - Rear
Direct Drum
Input Hub
Sun Gear

Todays Topic - 4L30E Parts For a Proper Rebuild

The 4L30E is a 4 speed automatic by General Motors. It is used in Chevrolet, Cadillac, BMW and Honda. The most common parts sold to rebuild or repair this unit are the Master Kit, Brake Band and Filter. It is suggested the Valve Body Kit, Thrust Washer Kit and Bushing Kit also be purchased and installed for a more complete rebuild.

Here is some more information on the parts mentioned in this posting.

The filter and filter kits are different for BMW and the same for the rest of the vehicles. The brake band, bushing kit, thrust washer kit and valve body kit are the same for all years and vehicle makes.

For the most part all parts are compatible across the line for most commonly parts sold for a rebuild. There are some exceptions such as the filter and there are some variations on hard parts.