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Installing the Thermostatic Valve in an Aston Martin DB9 (12/1/2020) - The Thermostatic Valve is an integral part of the Automatic Transmission Fluid cooling system. It regulates the flow of fluid from the transmission at the rear of the car to the transmission oil cooler at the very front. You may have removed your Thermostatic Valve as part of doing a full transmission service including changing …

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OBDII P Codes for an Aston Martin DB7 (11/25/2020) - I’m no expert at all on the DB7, but while I was crawling around on the Internet I came across the official OBDII Diagnostic Manual for the DB7.   This is the pre-Ford era of Aston, and all the stuff for the Gaydon era cars might be similar, but not the exact same.  All cars sold …

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Installing the Automatic Transmission Oil Pan/Sump in an Aston Martin DB9 (11/24/2020) - I had the Transmission Oil Pan/Sump off my 2005 DB9 to change the fluid, filters and seals of the Touchtronic II 6-speed Automatic Transmission.  This is the ZF 6HP26 fitted to most Aston Martin DB9, DBS and Rapide between 2004 and 2014.  I’ve been doing an entire series on these tasks (check it out here) and …

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Installing the Electronics Sleeve in the Automatic Transmission of an Aston Martin DB9 (11/9/2020) - Most Aston Martin DB9s, DBS and Rapides from 2004 to 2014 were fitted with a Shift By Wire magic ZF 6HP26 6-speed Automatic Transmission. I’ve written about this great transmission in detail here. As ‘Shift by Wire’ suggests, there is a substantial number of wires that interconnect with the the Transmissions Mechatronics unit. These need …

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