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Spare Some Change? We Take Plastic!

Carl C. Magee of Oklahoma City, OK is credited with inventing the parking meter in May of 1935. Mr. Magee was with the traffic committee of the Oklahoma City “Chamber of Commerce”. It was his job to find a solution to downtown parking problems. Th e parking meter solved the problem of cars parked all…

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Stuck on you!

Probably one of the most recognizable logos is the STP insignia. Any kid who grew up in the late 60’s had a STP sticker stuck on their notebook or bicycle seat. Th e STP sticker was born out of a marketing phenomenon called “Contingency Sponsorship”. Common in all forms of automobile racing, this is a…

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Who’ll stop the rain?

With the heavy rains this season, some of you may have noticed a flood (no pun intended) of late 90’s, early 2000 Volkswagen Passat, Jetta, & Golf transmission problems. Be careful in your diagnosis! Many of these cars have problems beyond just the transmission. At Leon’s we have seen cars come in with the computers…

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So many codes…so little time!

1993-2005 Ford Taurus models with the AX4S & AX4N Transmissions, check engine lights are pretty common in these vehicles, but when you see these codes don’t freak out! P0743 TCC System Electrical Fault P0750 Shift Solenoid “A” Fault P0755 Shift Solenoid “B” Fault P0760 Shift Solenoid “C” Fault P1760 Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Short P1760…

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Car Culture – Out to Lunch

Think back! What was the best thing about starting the new school year? For many, it was getting a new lunch box! Each year kids put a lot of thought into what box they would get. Just as what car we drive defines us, a lunch box made the statement of what one was about.…

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Leon’s Transmissions Sponsors Cruisin’ for a Cure at the OC Fairground

As a family owned and operated business for close to 60 years, Leon’s Transmissions is committed to more than just excellent work on cars – we are also honored to be a trusted member of our supportive and passionate Southern California community. We actively support numerous nonprofit organizations with in-kind and monetary contributions, and we…

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Tip of the Month – May 2019

“Misdiagnosis of the year award!” Each year we see a few common mistakes repair facilities make in transmission repair. This year one in particular stands out over the others. The problem is with the Chrysler/Mercedes 722.6 transmission. Here is the scenario. The customer comes in complaining of a transmission leak. You raise the car and…

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Tip of the Month – April 2019

Ford® vehicles with electronically controlled automatic transmissions can have a variety of transmission shifting and engagement problems when there is actually nothing wrong with the transmission itself. The cause for these types of problems is typically one or more of the following: contaminated Mass Air Flow Sensor shift adapt memory has not been cleared “Re-flash”,…

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Car Culture

Welcome to Leon’s Transmission’s Car Culture column! This month we will look at Drive-in theatres. The first drive-in theatre was opened Tuesday, June 6th, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey. The price of admission was $.25 cents per car plus $.25 cents per person. The Drive-in was the creation of Richard Hollingshead. He worked at his…

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