4L80E Transmission The 4L80E transmission is another General Motors transmission that was designed for longitudinal engine configurations. This particular series included four forward gears and is an evolution of the turbo-hydramatic 400. This transmission was optioned only in vans, commercial vehicles, the Hummer H1, and Chevrolet or GMC pickups. The 4L80E was later adopted by…

transmission quote

Why can’t I get a transmission quote over the phone? We get calls on a daily basis for quotes on rebuilding transmissions. It is our policy to provide as much information as possible over the phone so you can make an informed decision. Unfortunately, the complexities involved with transmissions make it impossible to pinpoint the…

transmission fluid

Fluid: Recommended vs. Generic Generics seem to be everywhere these days. You can find generic fluids almost anywhere. Generics are always cheaper and appear to be the same, but there are some differences. It is also the case with transmission fluid and other  fluids your vehicle needs to function properly. The major difference between generics…

miles

Get More Miles Out of Your Car! In today’s world it is not uncommon for vehicles to be driven by the original owner for well over 100,000 miles. Even when vehicles change hands they can last for a very long time if they are maintained correctly. Most owners understand the importance of changing engine oil,…

transmission service

Is Transmission Service Necessary? We have received multiple questions lately about the importance of servicing a vehicle’s transmission. Eagle Transmission of North Austin recommends that you have your transmission serviced every 12 months or 30,000 miles. Even if you don’t drive 30,000 miles in a year, the heat that is produced from stop and go…

cold weather

The Transmission System and Cold Weather Cold weather can wreak havoc on a vehicle’s transmission system, such as transmission slipping. In these cold weather conditions, the transmission system freezes and contracts and the line fluid begins to leak from the seals, resulting in a low line pressure. If the vehicle faces low line pressure or…

transmission stronger

Want a Tough Transmission? At Eagle Transmission of Dallas, we can rebuild your transmission to be stronger than before. We can achieve this in several ways: Torque Converter: We can put in a new Torque Converter that includes a stronger billet steel back cover which will not flex. Clutches: We can add clutches or use…

What is a Hot Flush Machine and why is it important? This machine uses hot oil to flush the transmission cooler. When a transmission on a vehicle fails or goes out, usually we find debris in the transmission fluid and transmission pan. The same debris will also reside in the transmission cooler. After we rebuild…

diagnostic

Vehicle Diagnostics Transmissions today are part of an intricate computer-controlled piece of high-tech machinery. Two, sometimes three, computers constantly gather data which controls fluid pressures, shift timing and transmission performance. Often our customers come to us with what appears to be a major transmission failure. Many times, the problem can be fixed with minor repairs or…

repair or replace

To Buy or Not To Buy? Making the decision to buy a new vehicle can be a stressful task. According to Consumer Reports magazine, keeping your car for 15 years, or 225,000 miles, may save you up to $31,000 when compared to the cost of buying a similar model every five years, which is the…