Auto Trans Matic, Inc. warranties to the purchaser that it will replace or repair, during usual working hours, our remanufactured transmission found to be defective in workmanship (365 days or 12,000 miles) from the date of purchase, which ever occurs first. All transmissions are warrantied in the same form in which they are sold and to the original purchaser. All carryout transmissions must come back as a carryout for warranty work or the proper labor will be charged to purchaser. Remanufactured transfer cases are warrantied for 90 days only, from the date of purchase.
This limited warranty does NOT cover:
Repair work is to be done by Auto Trans Matic, Inc. unless otherwise specified by Auto Trans Matic, Inc. Any work repair done with our consent, by another authorized transmission shop, will not exceed $50.00. Auto Trans Matic, Inc. reserves the right to refuse any claim if it does not apply to our limited warranty procedures.
Basic Installation Instructions
Scan Tool use is a Requirement for Electronic Automatic Transmission replacement-
- Transmissions damaged by abuse, neglect or accident. b) Transmissions built for high performance use -these transmissions are warrantied for 30 days only. c) Transmissions for vehicles with oversized tires, pushing snow or heavy towing -these transmissions are warrantied for 90 days only. d) Inconvenience, loss of time or expense in getting the transmission to Auto Trans Matic, Inc. for repair. e) Improper installation by parties other than Auto Trans Matic, Inc. including items 1 thru 4. 1) It is the responsibility of the installer to make sure any linkage, speedometer drive gears, bell housing, etc. are corrected on the new unit. If not, they must be changed over from the core before installation. 2) Any damage from debris from improperly flushed cooling lines or improperly installed converters. 3) Fluid leaks not originating from the bell housing area. 4) Band and modulator adjustments. f) Damage due to loss of fluid. g) Towing, fluids, calls, freight, loss of time or vehicle, or consequential damages.
All vehicles must be properly scanned for diagnostic trouble codes before as well as after installation. Not only will this check all the electrical components, but it will also tell you if the components that make the automatic transmission function are in good working order.
Some units require T.V. Adjustment/Setup to be done with a Pressure Gauge - Units that use a cable/mechanical linkage must be set-up with a pressure gauge. Check for proper mechanical operation, and check for specific instructions supplied with this unit. "Seat of the pants" adjustments will cause premature failure of your transmission.
Carefully inspect all Wiring Harnesses and Connectors - Loose terminals and corrosion can cause your remanufactured transmission to fail. Carefully inspect all connectors for loose or bent pins, use an electrical contact cleaner to clean all connections. Make sure all retainer clips are not broken and are holding properly.
Transmission Oil Coolers must be flushed according to OEM specifications - Your remanufactured transmission will fail if all contaminants from the previous failure are not flushed from the system. All transmission coolers must be forward and reverse flushed. Any debris left in the cooling system will cause premature transmission failure that is not covered under your warranty. Some coolers are not flushable and must be replaced; check your installation packet for any further applicable information.
Check your Universal Joints, Driveshaft Yokes and Axle Shafts - Bad universal joints can cause driveline vibrations and premature bearing/bushing failure to the transmission. FWD transaxles that have any differential failure will damage the axle shaft in most cases, inspect very carefully the ends that go into the transaxle.
Check Fluid Levels and for Proper Fluid Types - Make sure you are filling your unit with proper type of fluid. On manual transmissions or transfer-cases check for a white tag that will tell you what type of lube to use. For automatics check the furnished installation sheets for any requirements on fluid type or filling/checking procedures. Caution: Automatics are dyno tested and will contain a certain amount of fluid. Therefore filling capacities will be less than OE specifications. Also be certain to clean off any excess fluid before installing, as when the unit gets hot it may appear to look like a leak.
Check your Accessories - Your remanufactured transmission does not come with any accessories, check all those cooler lines, engine/trans mounts, TPS, VSS, Throttle Cables, etc. These accessories can have a big influence on how your transmission works, so give them a look. All needed o-rings & seals for any accessories are furnished with your unit, make sure and change them to prevent any leaks. Use some type of petroleum (Vaseline) on them before installing.
Flex Plates, Dowel Pins & Crank Pilots - Check your flex plate to make sure it is not crack3ed or the converter mounting pads are not worn out. Crank pilot holes must be free from debris, put a small amount of grease in the pilot to insure the converter slides into place properly. Every automatic transmission must have 2 dowel pins in the back of the engine for proper centerline alignment. If the dowel pins are not in perfect condition or are missing, the unit will fail before the car drives home.
Torque Converters - You should have 1/8" to 3/16" clearance between converter pads and flywheel. GM: You should not be able to get 1 finger between the torque converter and the bottom of the transmission bellhousing. Chrysler: Stand transmission upright, line up notches on torque converter hub with notches on the pump of the transmission. You should be able to lift converter up and down until it falls into place. A518/A618 transmissions need to have popit valve in cooler line removed -if not removed…no warranty. Ford: Spin torque converter into transmission. You should be able to feel converter go into the transmission's three separate splines.