Used Transmission Warranty Requirements
Thank you for purchasing a used/recycled automatic transmission. We take pride in what we do and every effort at our disposal has been taken to ensure that you received a quality part. Today’s transmissions are a very delicate and intricate piece of machinery. They require expert knowledge to be properly installed. Our warranty requires the following pre-installation measures are taken.
1. Compare the replacement transmissions to the original. When interchanging between years and models it may be necessary to change wiring. Linkage, and speedometer gears or sensors. If it’s not the correct one do not put it in.
2. Flush and inspect the cooling lines. If they are not completely flushed, shavings and debris from your bad transmission will contaminate the replacement causing malfunctions and damage. A new transmission oil cooler must be used!! You must bypass any existing cooler/s in order to ensure validation of warranty.
3. Typically, not installing a new cooler when this is the case, the replacement transmission will function normally for a short period of time, possibly a month, and then fail. This scenario almost always points to failure to flush the lines and replace the cooler. In the event of a warranty claim, we reserve the right to test fluid sample for debris. If the lines haven’t been flushed, and the cooler replaced, the warranty is void.
4. Add the correct type and amount of fluid. Operating the transmission with the wrong type of fluid and /or below or above manufacturer’s specifications will quickly cause damage and void your warranty immediately. The fluid level must be checked periodically after the initial filling because the fluid will flow to different components of the transmission system. We can assist you in determining the correct type of fluid for your application. Again, in the event of a warranty claim we reserve the right to test a fluid sample.
5. Properly align the torque converter. Operating the transmission with a misaligned converter will cause instant damage. We recommend you consult an installation manual or transmission shop for the correct procedure. In the event of a warranty claim we will inspect for this problem. Do not use your old torque converter as it is likely to have debris from the bad transmission that cannot be successfully flushed.
6. Adjust throttle position sensor cable, when required. Proper adjustment is critical for correct functioning of the transmission. If you are unfamiliar with the correct procedure for this, you can consult an automotive repair manual, such as “Mitchell” or a reputable transmission repair shop.
7. Replace front and rear seals or drive axle seals. If these items are not replaced with new ones, they may leak and cause the transmission to become low on fluid. Proper filtration is obviously critical to the proper flow of fluid and longevity of the transmission
8. A new transmission filter kit and gasket must also be installed in order to ensure validation of warranty.