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What Makes a Subaru a Subaru- Free ASE Webinar

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 4:00 p.m. ET entitled “Subaru CVT Transmissions – What Makes a Subaru a Subaru.”


Mark Lambrecht with Subaru of America will provide insight into CVT operation and diagnosis, including:

  • Transmission types and applications
  • Identification and nomenclature – TR580 and TR690
  • Maintenance intervals – fluid application
  • Ratio coverage and shift strategy
  • Subaru Chain technology vs. belt technology
  • Layout and power flow
  • Differences between TR580 and TR690 transfer gears
  • Forward/reverse clutch mechanism differences between TR580 and TR690
  • Location of the control valve body in both the TR580 and TR690 CVT
  • The difference in power flow between a TR580 and TR690
  • Operation of the transfer clutch
  • Location of the CVT automatic transmission sensors/switches
  • Operation of solenoids, clutches and ratio change
  • Failsafe states of each solenoid
  • General diagnosis

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the webinar. Those who are not sure if they can attend are encouraged to register as they will receive a follow-up email with details on how to attend a recorded session, if available.


For more information or to register, click here.

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