The technology came along at a propitious time in American history. The United States, rife with victory from World War II and building up steam for the post-war boom, produced scads of babies and cars (not necessarily in that order). Into those cars they dropped thousands of automatic transmissions.
It could be fairly argued that the automatic transmission, with its simplicity and ease of use, offered up the automobile to the masses, fulfilling the promise of President Herbert Hoover, whom a generation earlier had promised "a car in every garage and a chicken in every pot." At the very least it widened the vistas of an increasingly mobile workforce, fed the flow of migration to the suburbs, and welcomed women back into the economy following the war effort.
Designers spent decades perfecting the modern automatic transmission. This was followed in close succession by Chrysler which in 1941 introduced "Fluid Drive" -- a semi-automatic transmission that still had a clutch pedal. Although Fluid Drive allowed you to start out without using the clutch and the electric overdrive kicked in automatically, you still had to employ the clutch to change between "low" and "high" gears.
The automatic transmission did this by offering a "no-muss, no-fuss" form of shifting. No more missed shift gates. No engine lugging or racing. No torn-stocking, high-heel clutch-pedaling dramas. None of that. Just press the gas and go.
For a limited time we are offering the Solenoid Kit for the Volkswagen 09A 5 Speed automatic transmission at a great price.
Works with VW, Freelander, Jaguar X Type. Does not work with Mazda.
This kit comes with all 9 solenoids and a free pan gasket when ordered online for only:
In 2003 Mercedes Benz switched from the BW4409 to the (ITC) Intergrated Transfer Case model seen in the picutre above for the ML Seires and other MB SUVs.
This unit is a brand new part and requires no core to be shipped back or core charge.
When rebuilding a unit the right tools is essential. One tool that should always be in your tool box is assembly lube.
Assembly lube will help in the rebuilding and once all toghether in the initial lubrication of the parts to help avoid damage from a dry start.
We carry Smart Blend, Transjel, Lube Gard and Dr. Tranny/'s. Click here for more info.