Rebuilt Allison Transmission Safety Tips

We’ve been providing rebuilt Allison Transmissions for the past forty years to the Energy, Construction, Farming, Marine, and Material Handling industries. We’ve valued our customer relationships and are dedicated to customer satisfaction by providing quality products that perform. We also want to guide our customers to handle their rebuilt Allison transmissions with safety in mind. 

Have you recently purchased a rebuilt Allison transmission? Here are a few tips to keep operations running safe and smooth.

What are the Safety Guidelines for Handling Your Rebuilt Allison Transmission?

Rebuilt Allison transmissions have become a preferred choice for consumers due to their reliability and ease of use. All of the transmissions that we provide have been Dyno Tested with Load. This ensures the functionality and durability of your rebuilt transmission for years to come. Furthermore, the cooler core, transmission filter (when used) transmission to filter and filter to transmission hoses must be changed out simultaneously with the installation of the transmission.

While our transmissions are always tested for performance, it’s important to remember to check the following to keep your equipment operating safely:

  1. Oil Cooler
  2. Main Pressure Filter
  3. Flywheel Housing
  4. Driveline Inspection

1) Oil Cooler

Before installing your remanufactured Allison transmission, you have to make sure your oil cooler is prepared. The oil cooler must be detached and cleaned to remove any debris from the previous failure. When reinstalling the oil cooler, an inline oil filter may be installed in the inlet side of the cooler to catch any debris from future automatic transmission failures.

Pro Tip: Make sure your oil cooler has been thoroughly cleaned. Any metal contamination to the rebuilt transmission will result in a premature failure.

2) Main Pressure Filter

Another occupational safety tip to avoid future transmission problems is to check the main pressure filter. The external oil filter should be changed prior to the installation of your remanufactured transmission.

3) Flywheel Housing

The engine flywheel housing and adaptation group should be checked to ensure your Allison transmission will not fail prematurely.

Check for the following:

  • Clean surfaces
  • Bent flex plates
  • Flywheel or flex plate run out

When installing an Allison transmission that uses a gasket between the engine and transmission, no silicone is to be used.

4) Driveline Inspection

Another critical component to check is the driveline inspection, also known as the drivetrain. The drivetrain is composed of the driveshaft, wheels, axles, differentials, and joints. While these are not directly connected to the transmission, they can affect the overall performance and safety of your transmission.

Safe & Secure Operations!

It’s critical to check all aspects of your equipment and vehicles before using them with your rebuilt Allison transmission. Failure to do so is not only unsafe but can result in premature failure of your transmission. If the components aren’t properly inspected, you won’t be eligible for the warranty.

Do you want to learn more workplace safety tips for your rebuilt Allison transmissions? Join the conversation to speak with our safety experts, today!