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Why Is My Allison Transmission In Limp Mode

Why Is My Allison Transmission In Limp Mode

Why Is My Allison Transmission In Limp Mode? Allison Transmission’s are one of the best automatic transmissions made. They are in the Chevy Duramax as well as many Medium and Heavy-Duty truck. If your Allison Transmission goes into to Limp Mode, this is the way the Allison TCM protects the Transmission. If Your Allison Transmission Overheats or starts slipping it will put it in Limp Mode to protect itself from self-destructing. Electrical faults such as Pressure Sensors or a Temperature Sensor that has failed and tells the Allison TCM it’s overheating when its not is another reason for Why Is My Allison Transmission In Limp Mode. What we find most times when a truck comes in and the Allison Transmission is in Limp Mode are wires that are rubbed through or the pins in the connector are corroded and need to be replaced. If you have a truck with an Allison Transmission that you are having problems with, give us a call. We have the Allison Doc Software that we use to diagnose t ... read more

How Often Should You Change Your Oil

How Often Should You Change Your Oil

How Often Should You Change Your Oil? There are many different answers for the question depending on who you ask How Often Should You Change Your Oil. If you are using a conventional non synthetic oil the recommendation is 3,000 miles. Later model cars with a full synthetic oil depending on how you drive and if you are doing a lot of short trips, I would recommend Changing Your Engine Oil as early as 5,000 miles and no more than 7500 miles. There are some manufacturers who are recommending oil changes at 10,000 miles up to 20,000 miles. I don’t recommend doing this, all oil breaks down over time as it does it will form deposits inside your engine and start plugging the small passageways that allow oil to flow to the Variable Valve Timing Phasers as well as the Variable Valve Lift mechanisms inside the engine. My recommendation is to change the engine oil more often and that will help your engine run cleaner and not build up with deposits inside the engine. Changing Your Engine Oi ... read more

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