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NHTSA Top 5 Complaint Analysis

NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) receives complaints when a dealer or manufacturer resolution for their vehicle has not been reached.  In the past, vehicle improvements have been based on production and warranty data, and not a huge focus on the “Customer Voice.”  Why would a manufacturer not want to hear the customer voice? 

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Voltage Loss or Voltage Drop, That Is The Question?

We hear the terms “Voltage Loss” and “Voltage Drop” test frequently in the Automotive industry.  But most refer to it as what’s is really a Voltage “Drop” test.  This is incorrect, these are two separate test with two separate purposes – however, many-times the same failure result can be determined with both test.  So what is the difference between the two test, and why do we perform them?

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That Amazing Planetary Gear Set!

How many people really understand a Planetary Gear set, how it works, it’s use, and versatility in the market place?  The planetary gear set is one of the most amazing inventions used in our industrial society!  It’s use is all around us and we don’t even realize it.  Without it, we wouldn’t have all the luxuries and manufacturing processes that we have today…

Well, what is the darn thing?

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Powdered Metal Use In Automatic Transmissions

OK Transmission Techies, remember the old days when you disassembled a clutch pack or planetary gear set and sliced up your hands on a clutch pack housing, disc, or planetary carrier assembly?  Many of these components were stamped, cast or machined steel and commonly lacked the deburing and finishing processes needed in order to reduce process costs.  Well those days are diminishing…  Why? Continue reading

Is It Leather?

How many times have you got into a vehicle and looked at the shift boot and said to yourself “is it leather?”  There have been many design and process changes from real sewn leather, to Rubber.  This article will explain why many manufacturers are going to rubber Shift Boots as well as many other components.

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Welcome To Applied Auto!

Welcome to Applied Auto.  I will be bringing you Various Automotive articles, repair tips, new technology, news, resource links and much more.  Visit often to see what’s new in the world of automotive…

– Jack Miller (Click to View Business Card)