There’s a reason why transmission professionals install more TransTec® kits than all other kits combined. Since 1978 when the brand was founded, the objective has been to provide the independent aftermarket with the most comprehensive, highest quality kits available. In an industry that has seen significant change and many challenges, the original brand promise that made it the preferred brand has been maintained and has stood the test of time.
With all of this activity at the OEM level, it is only natural that this collective experience as the world leader in seal manufacturing translates into expertise in the aftermarket. In every case, advances in sealing technology learned from not only past research but also feedback from the field are considered.
When you're putting your hard-earned money back into your shop, you want to be sure you're getting the best value from your investments. When it comes to buying transmission seals in particular, however, it can be challenging to figure out which kit will not only make for a successful rebuild but also reflect well on your business. How can you tell which overhaul kit is the best?
It's no surprise that you always want to make the best choices when it comes to your transmission shop. It's always best to consider what's in the best interest of your customers, your employees, and your business. One of the most important choices you have to make is what parts you'll use in your rebuilds--that includes what kind of parts, and where you'll get them. And on top of that, all the parts you use are important, from larger mechanical parts and new technology all the way down to the transmission seals.
One of the most important parts that protects the inner components that drive a power steering system is the input shaft seal. In order for a power steering system to operate, it must connect with a steering shaft. The steering shaft runs from the steering wheel and provides driver input to the power steering system. There are two seals that are used to make sure that dust does not enter while the power steering fluid is retained. The first seal is, quite literally, a dust cover. The second seal is the input shaft seal. This seal is responsible for preventing power steering fluid from leaking. If the seal is damaged, hydraulic fluid can leak from the power steering input shaft and eventually overheat the system or break down all together. So you can see why protecting these units is vital in order to keep your customers' vehicles in tip-top condition. So today, we're going to look at the most foolproof method used to install hydraulic power steering seals.