Q: How can I identify which automatic transmission
is in my car?
A: Located on the transmission is an I.D. plate
with a Manufacturers logo. The first line of numbers is the serial number
of that transmission. The second line of numbers is the
specification number of that transmission. There is also a type
of transmission inked onto the I.D. plate (i.e.. 4HP22 4HP18,
Q: Where can I purchase a remanufactured automatic transmission?
A: factory remanufactured transmissions
are available either through automotive dealerships or through
your preferred europeantransmissions passenger car transmission
Q: Where can I purchase parts to repair my
A: Parts for automatic passenger
car transmissions are available in North America through your
preferred passenger car transmission distributor or on
line at: europeantransmissions.com
Q: Are repair manuals available for automatic
A: Repair manuals (based on a complete teardown
and re-assembly) and functional descriptions (strictly technical
information) are available for most passenger car automatic
transmissions. For a complete list of technical literature,
please check out our Current Literature section.
Q: Are special tools available for repairs?
A: Some automatic transmissions require
special tools. These tools are available through our special
order on line at: europeantransmissions.com
Q: What type of oil do I need to use in my automatic
A: Each transmission needs a specific type of
transmission fluid to operate properly. The use of incorrect
transmission fluid may cause extensive damage to internal parts
of the transmission and may bring the transmission right back to
your shop. For a complete list of recommended lubricants
please refer to the lubrication list at tech-help.
Q: Can I fill my 5HP30 transmission with ATF Dexron II
instead of the oil specified? Why?
A: It is not recommended by ZF to use any
lubricant other that those specified (see lubrication list). Use
of any lubricant other than those specified by ZF may cause
extensive damage to the clutch (friction) plates inside the
transmission and the torque converter.
Q: What can I do if I am experiencing a condition with
my transmission that feels as if the parking brake is on,
or is as if I am starting off in two gears at once and then the
transmission suddenly "breaks loose"?
A: This type of problem is generally a valve
body problem. eurotrans has made a reconditioning kit available to the
aftermarket. If this condition is not rectified it
can cause more serious problems and more costly repairs.
Q: Is there technical assistance available to help me
diagnose problems with my automatic transmission not listed
A: For technical assistance, please contact
us at 770-888-1499 or visit our tech-talk on line at
www.europeantransmissions.com You can also email your
Sales and Service at: email@example.com