The Basic Parts of an Automatic Transmission (Part 1)
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This is part one of my front wheel drive (FWD) automatic transmission
dissection video. In this video I cover the operation of clutches, bands,
accumulators, clutch drums, the oil pump, the valve body, valves, check
balls, seals and 'o' rings, as well as the construction and function of
many of the internal hard parts of an automatic transmission. To be honest
a rear wheel drive transmission isn't much different as many of the basic
components are the same. I guess what I'm saying is that you could use the
information in this video to have a basic understanding of a rear wheel
drive automatic transmission also. It is just a basic overview of the main
components. I don't get into theory and operation so much. Just the
general operation and identification of the parts. I may make more videos
on this topic based on the comments I get so feel free to ask questions and
perhaps I'll answer them in a future video on this topic. There will also
be a separate video on the parts and operation of the torque converter as
well. When that is posted I'll post links below to that video.
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qf6O0oAs7U
Torque converter dissection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U_d_tBn-HQ
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Some cool clips and pictures of my 2000 Saturn SL.
Regular Car Reviews: 2000 Saturn L-Series
Take me back to 1999's cherry topping. The year 2000 was perfect. The music
was payola-fueled and I had a 56k PCI modem. The Saturn L-Series was the
last bare-palmed handy before it was time to go to work forever.
Thank you to powerofktulu for bringing his Saturn wagon out on a beautiful
Sunday. I hope your indie film goes well. Here is his youtube page.
Take me back to the 90's. I want to wait thirty minuets to burn a cd. I
want to wait for mom and dad to go to sleep so I can go online without
tying up the phone. My Game Gear doesn't work anymore.
Saturn SL2 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement (DOHC)
This is a long one, Sorry, but it pretty much goes through the step by step
and shows some of my mistakes so you don't make them.
Also, verify that the gasket fits. If you have the time then I would
suggest bringing the valve cover in with you(assuming you bought it from a
local parts store) and make sure it fits before leaving. I must have gotten
one from a bad batch because the first one was too big. You will see that
in the video. The second try was the right(ish) one. apparently it is a
known problem that the molding process is incorrect for these gaskets but
luckily they are rubber so you can just remold it to fit.
Also a word of caution: at some point you may see me use carburetor cleaner
on the plastic valve cover. DO NOT use carburetor cleaner on the plastic.
The main ingredient is Acetone(which I also use to clean) and it has the
ability to melt the plastic. Use another solvent that is friendly to
plastics like mineral spirits.
Good Luck and Hope this helps you save some money. Spent about $60 total
doing this in tools and parts.
Note: I am not a mechanic, these videos are meant to be for informational
purposes only. Should you follow the steps shown you do so at your own
SATURN SL2 HID Day
Having fun with my new HIDs and Led lights.
I had notice that i had a flickering problem till i did some reserch
I needed a wire harness for my high beams. So i went out to my local auto
parts store, picked up a relay switch wire harness for the relay,tape,
wire, and some elbow grease. Picked a set of HID light kit from EBAY for a
good price and went with it.
Here the Addy http://stores.ebay.ca/JAEDARAUTOMOTIVE?_trksid=p4340.l2563
I don't think you should go any hotter tho.. looks like you melt the
plastics around your headlights.
Thanks for watching.