Booxt GOES 300S Service manual

ATX 300 Plus Boost
Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchanger
Operation Manual
035 81843 00
3 | Main Chapter
Warning
Do not pour anything except new transmission fluid into the fill port. Serious damage
will result. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST must be connected to a fully charged 12 volt
battery. This should be the battery in the vehicle being serviced. Do not use a battery
charger to power the ATX 300 Plus Boost. Use of undercharged batteries and battery
chargers will damage the ATX 300 Plus Boost and void the warranty.
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Table of Contents | 1
Table of Contents
2
Component Description
Calibration —
A Good Practice
3
Safety Precautions
The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST
4
Keypad Functions
is the most accurate of all
transmission fluid exchange
equipment due to the
advanced load cell technology
Cooler Mode
6
Connecting to the Transmission System
8
Flush
8
Drain Pan
simple calibration procedure.
9
Fluid Exchange
A good practice is to
9
-1/2 Quart
periodically calibrate the ATX
10
+1/2 Quart
10
Disconnecting from the Transmission System
Dipstick Mode
11
Connecting to the Transmission System
12
Drain Pan
12
Fluid Exchange
13
-1/2 Quart
13
+1/2 Quart
14
Empty Used
14
Empty New
15
Maintenance
15
Trouble Shooting
16
Calibration
17
Calibration of a Load Cell
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Warranty
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designed into the unit.
Most operating problems are
usually fixed by performing a
300 PLUS BOOST to ensure
optimum performance.
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Component Description
Unpack all components. Use laminated placard to verify fitting adapter quantities.
Contact Bosch if any items are missing or damaged.
The ATX 300 includes
three different
diameter dip tubes,
always use the largest
dip tube possible for
best performance.
Adapter Kit (Not Shown)
Pressure Gauge
New/Used Sight
Glasses
Keypad
Fill Port
10 Foot Red Hose
Used Fluid
Sight Indicator
10 Foot Black Hose
8 Foot Black Hose
(Not Shown)
New Fluid
Sight Indicator
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Safety Precautions
Warning
Failure to follow these precautions can result in serious injury or death.
ff Read and understand the Operation Manual completely before operating this unit.
ff Always wear proper eye and skin protection when operating and maintaining this equipment.
ff Take precautions to keep clothing, hair, hands, hoses etc. away from all moving parts of the vehicle.
ff Many Automatic Transmission systems can be extremely hot and operate at high pressures. Always use extreme
caution when connecting and dis-connecting hoses and adapters.
ff Always keep a fire extinguishing device nearby when working with flammable liquids.
ff Choose a well ventilated work area and avoid breathing any harmful fumes when performing a transmission
fluid exchange.
ff Check engine oil level and coolant level. Refill if low. Do not perform the exchange if either is low.
ff Flush solutions are combustible and are harmful or fatal if swallowed. If swallowed call doctor immediately and do
not induce vomiting. If flush solution gets in eyes flush with water immediately. For contact with skin wash with soap
and water. Apply skin lotion if necessary to sooth irritation.
ff Immediately clean up any transmission fluid spills and use proper container for disposal.
ff Comply with local, state, and federal regulations for fluid disposal.
ff Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) must be obtained on all chemicals and placed in a shop file for reference.
Important
Check transmission fluid level according to manufacturer’s instructions before connecting the
ATX 300 PLUS BOOST. Adjust fluid level if required.
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Keypad Functions
The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is an automatic transmission fluid exchanger featuring state-of-the-art electronic controls
with digital weight scales measuring the automatic transmission fluid coming into and going out of the machine.
Operation of the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is intuitive and very easy to master.
Transmission fluid is removed from vehicle and filtered before collecting in the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST
used fluid tank. When the procedure is complete, the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST buzzer will sound
continuously until the stop button is pressed. Refer to page 8 for cooler mode and page 12 for
dipstick mode for complete instructions.
Filters and exchanges the used transmission fluid in the vehicle for new from the ATX 300 PLUS
BOOST. The procedure is complete when the buzzer sounds continuously until the stop button is
pressed. Refer to page 9 for cooler mode and page 12 for dipstick mode for complete instructions.
Transmission fluid is emptied completely from the new fluid tank inside the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST.
It can be stored in a bulk container for later use. This procedure is performed if a change in
transmission fluid types is required. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST buzzer will sound continuously until
the stop button is pushed when procedure is complete. Refer to page 14 for complete instructions.
Transmission fluid is emptied completely from the used fluid tank inside the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST
into a bulk used tank for proper disposal. This procedure is performed when the used fluid tank is
full or the used fluid tank capacity is not sufficient to perform selected exchange. The ATX 300 PLUS
BOOST buzzer will sound continuously until the stop button is pushed when procedure is complete.
Refer to page 14 for complete instructions.
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Used after the exchange process if fluid level is too high on the transmission dipstick. Removes
½ quart of fluid from the transmission. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST buzzer will sound continuously
until the stop button is pushed when procedure is complete. Refer to page 9 for cooler mode and
page 13 for dipstick mode for complete instructions.
Used after the exchange process if fluid level is too low on the transmission dipstick. Adds ½
quart of transmission fluid to the transmission from the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST new fluid tank.
The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST buzzer will sound continuously until the stop button is pushed when
procedure is complete. Refer to page 9 for cooler mode and page 13 for dipstick mode for
complete instructions.
Stops any procedure the moment it is pushed, also used at the end of a procedure to
acknowledge completion of process and turn buzzer off.
Illuminates when battery connection is backwards.
Illuminates when the used tank is too full or flashes when the capacity remaining is less than
exchange amount selected. The EMPTY Used procedure must be run to continue operation of the
ATX 300 PLUS BOOST.
Illuminates when the new fluid tank is empty or flashes when the new fluid level is less than the
selected exchange amount. The operator must add fluid to the new fluid tank of the ATX 300
PLUS BOOST through the fill port.
Illuminates when the vehicle engine is running and connected properly to the ATX 300
PLUS BOOST.
Illuminates when the selected process is complete. The buzzer will sound continuously when this
is illuminated.
The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST provides two modes of fluid exchange - Cooler or dipstick mode. The
mode is selected using these buttons when the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is powered up. During
dipstick mode, the start engine button is pressed at a specified step.
Two LED readouts display the amount of fluid in the New and Used fluid tanks and give real-time
readouts as the different procedures run.
Caution
Always use fingers to operate keypad. Use of sharp objects will cause damage and void
the warranty.
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Connecting to the Transmission System — Cooler Mode
Important
Check transmission fluid level according to manufacturer’s instructions before connecting the
ATX 300 PLUS BOOST. Adjust fluid level if required.
1. Add desired amount of transmission fluid to the new fluid tank through the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST fill port. Monitor
fluid level in the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST with the LED readouts or with fluid sight indicators. Do not pour more than
25 quarts of new transmission fluid to the new fluid tank.
2. Locate and disconnect the transmission cooler lines at the most convenient location:
A. At cooler line connecting to radiator usually most accessible if vehicle is not on lift.
B. At clamped rubber hose connection to transmission cooler usually most accessible if vehicle is on a lift. Cooler
is most often in front of the radiator.
C. At cooler line connecting to the transmission usually requires vehicle to be on a lift.
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3. Select and install proper fitting adapters to disconnect points. Use closest matching adapter and o-ring to seal any
leaks if exact matching adapter can not be found. In some cases it may be easier to use one of the open end rubber
hose adapters on the disconnected male fitting on the cooler line then to select the matching adapter.
4. Connect 12 inch adapter hoses to fitting adapters.
5. Connect 10 ft black and red hoses (right side of ATX 300 PLUS BOOST) to the 12 inch adapter hoses.
Important
Attempt to pull hoses apart to ensure couplers are attached properly.
6. Connect red (positive) clamp on power cable to red (positive) terminal on vehicle battery. Connect the black
(negative) clamp to a ground on vehicle frame. All lights on keypad should illuminate for 1 second and buzzer
should pulse. If not, check connections and make sure REVERSE POLARITY light is not illuminated.
Warning
Handle battery connection cable with extreme caution. Batteries generate explosive gases during
normal operation. Working in the vicinity of a lead-acid or other automotive battery is dangerous.
Wear eye protection. Never smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of the battery. Do not
connect the black power clip to the negative post of the battery to avoid a spark.
7. Set the park brake and turn engine on, listen for the buzzer to sound once loudly and for the READY light on the
keypad to stay illuminated. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST pressure gauge on the control panel will indicate a positive
pressure if the connection to the transmission is correct.
If buzzer does not sound and light does not illuminate IMMEDIATELY TURN ENGINE OFF and switch the black and
red 10 ft hoses and repeat the above.
Note: For most Chrysler and Mitsubishi vehicles the transmission pump will function when the vehicle is in
“Neutral” instead of “Park”. Perform the service in Neutral gear on these vehicles.
8. Press the COOLER MODE button. The light on the button will illuminate.
9. Once the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is connected properly (READY light stays illuminated) the machine automatically
goes into circulate mode. Check hoses for heat, if circulate is working correctly both hoses should be warm to
the touch.
10. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST pressure gauge will indicate the transmission operating pressure. Refer to the
manufacturer’s recommended pressure to determine if the transmission system is functioning correctly.
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Flush — Cooler Mode
1. Vehicle engine is running and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is connected as previously described, READY light
is illuminated.
2. Slowly add Flush Solution as recommended by the supplier into the vehicle through the transmission system
dipstick port.
3. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST will now circulate the solution through the transmission system until a procedure is
selected. The Flush Solution will be removed from the system during the exchange procedure.
Drain Pan
Note
If transmission filter is to be replaced, perform the following procedure before removing the
transmission pan. If not, skip to the next procedure.
1. Vehicle engine is running and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is connected as previously described, READY light
is illuminated.
2. Light on COOLER MODE button should be illuminated. Press the DRAIN PAN button on the keypad.
3. Buzzer will sound once and DRAIN PAN light will stay illuminated. If an error occurs the buzzer will sound three
times and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST will not proceed with the procedure, check all connections.
4. The vehicle transmission pump will empty contents of the transmission system into the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST
used fluid tank. Liquid level can be viewed through the Used Fluid Level Indicator on the left side of the ATX 300
PLUS BOOST.
5. When vehicle pan is emptied of transmission fluid the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST will automatically switch to the
circulate mode, the buzzer will sound continuously and the PROCESS COMPLETE light will stay illuminated until
the STOP button is pressed.
6. Turn the vehicle off IMMEDIATELY after ATX 300 PLUS BOOST buzzer sounds. The vehicle is now ready to have the
transmission pan removed.
7. After the pan is replaced, refill the pan using the +1/2 Quart button (refer to the +1/2 QUART section). Check the
transmission dipstick periodically while refilling to reach proper level.
Note
If the ATX will not add +1/2 quart, there may not be enough fluid remaining in the transmission to
satisfy the minimum pressure requirement. To correct this situation, stop engine. Press Empty New
Fluid and manually monitor the level of fluid in the new fluid tank. Press the Stop button after two
quarts have been added to the transmission. Restart vehicle and verify the Ready LED is illuminated.
Check fluid level in the transmission. The +1/2 Quart and -1/2 Quart procedures can be used to
adjust the level.
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Caution
Do not let the engine run for more than one minute after the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST buzzer
sounds. Letting the transmission run with an empty pan for an extended amount of time can
cause serious damage to the transmission system.
Fluid Exchange (4, 8, 12, 16, 20 Quarts) — Cooler Mode
1. Vehicle engine is running and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is connected as previously described, READY light
is illuminated.
2. Determine vehicle transmission fluid capacity from the vehicle operator or service manual.
3. Light on COOLER MODE button should be illuminated. Press the corresponding QUART button, always round up
(for example if vehicle capacity is 6.5 quarts, an 8 quart exchange would be selected).
4. The exchange of fluid can be monitored through the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST Old-New Sight Bowls. These bowls
display the new bright red fluid leaving the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST and the dirty brown to black fluid coming from
the vehicle transmission system. The color of the used should become almost equal to the new as the exchange
ends. The liquid levels can be viewed through the Level Indicators on either side of the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST (left
side for used, right side for new).
5. When the exchange of transmission fluid is complete, the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST will automatically switch to the
bypass loop, the buzzer will sound continuously, and the PROCESS COMPLETE light will stay illuminated until the
STOP button is pressed.
6. Check transmission dipstick for level. Use +1/2, -1/2 QUART buttons as required to correct fluid level.
Note
Some transmission pumps may have a flow rate so low that the ATX will briefly pause (or even stop)
during the exchange process. A series of two long beeps will indicate this condition. Accelerating
the engine will usually overcome this situation and decrease the overall time required for the
exchange process.
-1/2 Quart
1. Vehicle engine is running and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is connected as previously described, READY light
is illuminated.
2. Check transmission dipstick. Light on COOLER MODE button should be illuminated. Press the - 1/2 QUART
button to lower the fluid level if the transmission system is overfilled.
3. When process is complete the buzzer will sound continuously and the PROCESS COMPLETE light will stay
illuminated until the STOP button is pressed.
4. Check transmission dipstick for appropriate level.
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+1/2 Quart
1. Vehicle engine is running and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is connected as previously described, READY light
is illuminated.
2. Check transmission dipstick. Light on COOLER MODE button should be illuminated. Press the +1/2 QUART
button to raise the fluid level if the transmission system is under filled.
3. When process is complete the buzzer will sound continuously and the PROCESS COMPLETE light will stay
illuminated until the STOP button is pressed.
4. Check transmission dipstick for appropriate level.
Disconnecting from the Transmission System
Caution
Hoses, fitting adapters and the engine may be extremely hot.
Use extreme caution when disconnecting.
1. Turn vehicle engine off. READY light should go off. Make sure READY light is OFF before proceeding.
2. Disconnect ATX 300 PLUS BOOST from the vehicle battery.
3. Disconnect 10 ft black and red hoses from the 12 inch adapter hoses.
4. Disconnect 12 inch adapter hoses from fitting adapters connected to the transmission system.
5. Disconnect fitting adapters from the transmission system connection points.
6. Reconnect cooler lines. Do not cross-thread cooler line fittings when reconnecting to the transmission system.
7. Start vehicle engine and check for leaks at cooler line connection points, tighten if necessary. Vehicle transmission
service is complete once transmission system is leak free.
Good Practice
Empty used fluid tank after every exchange procedure.
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Connecting to the Transmission System — Dipstick Mode
Important
Check transmission fluid level according to manufacturer’s instructions before connecting the
ATX 300 PLUS BOOST. Adjust fluid level if required.
Do not use small dip tube hose unless absolutely necessary for small dipstick port.
1. Remove transmission dipstick.
2. Hold notched end of Dip Tube Hose even with the end of the dipstick as shown above.
3. Position Slide Indicator so that Dip Tube Hose will insert one inch deeper into the transmission.
4. Insert notched end of Dip Tube Hose into transmission so that the Slide Indicator is even with the top of the
dipstick port as shown above.
5. Attach Quick Coupler to other end of Dip Tube Hose.
6. Insert Quick Coupler into fitting on end of the black hose on the left side of the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST.
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7. Connect red (positive) clamp on power cable to red (positive) terminal on vehicle battery. Connect the black
(negative) clamp to a ground on vehicle frame. All lights on keypad should illuminate for one second and buzzer
should pulse. If not, check connections and make sure REVERSE POLARITY light is not illuminated.
Warning
Handle battery connection cable with extreme caution. Batteries generate explosive gases during
normal operation. Working in the vicinity of a lead-acid or other automotive battery is dangerous.
Wear eye protection. Never smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of the battery. Do not
connect the black power clip to the negative post of the battery to avoid a spark.
8. Press the DIPSTICK MODE button. The light on the button will illuminate.
Drain Pan
Note
If transmission filter is to be replaced, perform the following procedure before removing the
transmission pan. If not, skip to the next procedure.
1. Light on DIPSTICK MODE button should be illuminated. Press the DRAIN PAN button on the keypad.
2. Buzzer will sound once and DRAIN PAN light will illuminate. If an error occurs the buzzer will sound three times and
the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST will not proceed with the procedure, check all connections.
3. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST will withdraw used transmission fluid into the used fluid tank. The amount can be
viewed on the used LED readout and on Used Fluid Level Indicator on the left side of the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST.
4. When all possible fluid has been withdrawn, the buzzer will sound continuously.
Fluid Exchange (4, 8, 12, 16, 20 Quarts) — Dipstick Mode
1. Determine vehicle transmission fluid capacity from the vehicle operator or service manual.
2. Light on DIPSTICK MODE button should be illuminated. Press the corresponding QUART button, always round up
(for example if vehicle capacity is 6.5 quarts, an 8 quart exchange would be selected).
3. If the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is unable to remove any fluid from the pan within first 30 seconds FloErr (Flow Error)
message will be displayed and process will be aborted. Check if dipstick tube is inserted properly, to appropriate
depth (see Page 11). Another reason for this message is an insufficient amount of transmission fluid in the vehicle
transmission pan.
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4. The change of fluid can be monitored through the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST dip tube hose. This hose displays the
new bright red fluid leaving the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST and the dirty brown to black fluid coming from the vehicle
transmission system. The color of the used should become almost equal to the new as the exchange ends.
5. The process will start, removing and then replacing as much fluid as possible. The START ENGINE light will
then illuminate.
6. Start the engine and then press the START ENGINE button. There will be 10 second delay after START ENGINE
button is pressed to allow the new fluid to intermix with fluid in transmission system. After 10 seconds, the
exchange will continue.
7. There is a 10 second pause after each refill.
8. If machine is unable to retrieve more than 0.4 of a quart from the pan while engine is running, the Flo Err (Flow
Error) message will be displayed and process needs to be aborted. Stop the process and refill fluid to match
required level.
9. When the exchange of transmission fluid is complete the buzzer will sound continuously and the PROCESS
COMPLETE light will stay illuminated until the STOP button is pressed.
10. Remove Dip Tube Hose and check dipstick for level. If necessary, the Dip Tube Hose can be re-inserted and the
+1/2, -1/2 QUART buttons pressed as required to correct fluid level.
-1/2 Quart
1. Vehicle engine is running and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST dip tube hose installed into transmission.
2. Light on DIPSTICK MODE button should be illuminated. Press the -1/2 QUART button to lower the fluid level if
the transmission system is overfilled.
3. When process is complete the buzzer will sound continuously and the PROCESS COMPLETE light will stay
illuminated until the STOP button is pressed.
4. Remove dip tube hose from transmission.
5. Insert transmission dipstick and check for appropriate level.
+1/2 Quart
1. Vehicle engine is running and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST dip tube hose installed into transmission.
2. Light on DIPSTICK MODE button should be illuminated. Press the +1/2 QUART button to raise the fluid level if
the transmission system is under filled.
3. When process is complete the buzzer will sound continuously and the PROCESS COMPLETE light will stay
illuminated until the STOP button is pressed.
4. Remove dip tube hose from transmission.
5. Insert transmission dipstick and check for appropriate level.
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Empty Used — Common for both modes
1. Connect red (positive) clamp on ATX power cable to red (positive) terminal on vehicle battery. Connect the black
(negative) clamp to a ground on vehicle frame. Vehicle engine is turned OFF. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST 10 ft
black and red hoses must be disconnected from the transmission. READY light is off.
2. Place end of 8 ft black hose (left side of ATX 300 PLUS BOOST) in bulk used fluid container. Attach short black
adapter hose with open end to coupler on end of 8 ft black hose.
3. Press the EMPTY USED button on the keypad.
4. Buzzer will sound and used transmission fluid will empty from the used tank inside the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST to
the bulk container. Level can be viewed on used LED readout or through the Level Indicator on the left side of the
ATX 300 PLUS BOOST.
5. Procedure will run until used tank is completely emptied or the STOP button is pressed. If process is allowed
to run until completion (30 seconds after used fluid tank is empty), the buzzer will sound continuously and the
PROCESS COMPLETE light will stay illuminated until the STOP button is pressed.
6. Remove short black adapter hose on the 8 ft black hose and remove it from the bulk used fluid container.
Empty New — Common for both modes
1. Connect red (positive) clamp on ATX power cable to red (positive) terminal on vehicle battery. Connect the black
(negative) clamp to a ground on vehicle frame. Vehicle engine is turned OFF. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST 10 ft black
and red hoses must be disconnected from the transmission. READY light is off.
2. Couple any fitting adapter to the end of the 10 ft red hose (right side of ATX 300 PLUS BOOST). Place end of hose
in bulk storage container.
3. Press the EMPTY NEW button on the keypad.
4. Buzzer will sound and new transmission fluid will empty from the new tank inside the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST
to the bulk storage container. Level can be viewed through the Level Indicator on the right side of the ATX 300
PLUS BOOST.
5. Procedure will run until new tank is completely emptied or the STOP button is pressed. If process is allowed to run
until completion (30 seconds after new fluid tank is empty), the buzzer will sound continuously and the PROCESS
COMPLETE light will stay illuminated until the STOP button is pressed.
6. Disconnect fitting adapter from end of the 10 ft red hose.
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Maintenance
The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST will provide many years of reliable service if properly maintained. The following checklist
will ensure that the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST will run at peak efficiency and present an image to your customers that your
shop performs high tech transmission services.
1. Use tool tray for storage of tools and adapters only.
2. Keep the exterior surface clean. Use a mild all purpose cleaner to wipe transmission fluid and dirt off the cabinet.
3. Do not allow the unit to sit outside in direct sunlight or inclement weather. Excessive exposure to sunlight or
moisture will cause serious damage and will void the warranty.
4. The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is not intended for mobile use where the unit is transported to customer sites. Excessive
vibration will shorten component life, affect accuracy of performance and void the warranty. If the ATX 300 PLUS
BOOST needs to be transported by vehicle, remove all fluid, in both the new and used tanks, prior to transport.
5. Be gentle when moving the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST around the shop. Tip the unit and ease the front casters over any
obstacles such as door jams, air hoses and floor irregularities.
6. Periodically check all internal (by lifting out the tool tray) and external hoses for leaks or excessive wear. Any weak
hoses should be replaced immediately to avoid possible injury.
7. Check the five filter screens (Items 4 and 5 on Page 18) often to avoid any blockage that may occur. Clean out
debris or replace the filter screen if necessary.
8. Check air pressure in rear tires periodically (should be 30 psi), add air if needed.
Calibration — A Good Practice
The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is the most accurate of all transmission fluid exchange equipment
due to the advanced load cell technology designed into the unit.
Most operating problems are usually fixed by performing a simple calibration procedure.
A good practice is to periodically calibrate the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST to ensure
optimum performance.
The following pages describe the reasons for calibration and the actual calibration procedure.
Troubleshooting
If in Dipstick Mode and the READY light is on and the ATX 300 is unresponsive to a button being pressed to initiate a
process - do the following:
1. Press COOLER MODE
2. Press DRAIN PAN
3. Press STOP after pressure on gauge reaches 0 PSI or after 3 to 4 seconds
The READY light should go off. If not, repeat above steps a second time.
If the new fluid tank is full and Add New Fluid light is flashing while selecting an exchange service, lower the volume of
new transmission fluid to 25 quarts, using Empty New Fluid Feature.
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ATX 300 PLUS BOOST Calibration
The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is a high-tech, electronically controlled machine for exchanging transmission fluid.
The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is connected in series with the transmission fluid flow at the cooler hose. The vehicle
transmission pump, aided by the units’ boost pump, then pumps used fluid into the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST used
fluid tank and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST pumps new fluid to the transmission from the new fluid tank in the ATX
300 PLUS BOOST. Transmission pumps vary in their flow rate from vehicle manufacturer to manufacturer. This
requires that the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST monitor the old fluid coming from the transmission and then pump new
fluid back to the transmission at the same rate.
The used and new fluid tanks in the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST each sit on a weight scale (load cell). The increasing
weight of used fluid is monitored by the electronic controller which in turn controls the speed of the ATX 300
PLUS BOOST pump which is pumping new fluid to the transmission.
The function of the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is to pump new fluid into the transmission as the transmission, aided by
the ATX 300 boost pump, pumps out used fluid at a rate that will keep the transmission fluid level consistent. Not
too much and not too little. This occurs with the design of the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST in a near-perfect world. So,
what is the real world?
Real world conditions must be considered:
1. Not all new transmission fluids weigh exactly the same. They are very close.
2. Old transmission fluids can have different weights. Very old fluid can have a lot of solids suspended in the
fluid and be very heavy.
3. Not all transmissions pump or control the flow of fluid in the same way. Some are very slow. Others cycle
the flow of fluid off and on to the cooling lines dependent on the temperature of the fluid. Both of these
examples might make the technician think the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST is not operating correctly because it
takes so long to do the exchange. The procedure can be speeded up by accelerating the engine to 2000 RPM
during the exchange.
These real world inconsistencies are expected and therefore the add or remove ½ quart feature was built into the
ATX 300 PLUS BOOST.
Slots are provided on the sides of the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST so that the technician can see the fluid levels in the
tanks. The scales next to the slots approximately indicate the number of quarts in the tanks. The only purpose of
these slots is to give the technician an idea of when the used fluid tank might need to be emptied or how many
bottles of new fluid to bring from the supply room to fill the new fluid tank.
Calibration of BOTH load cells is required when:
1. REMOVE USED FLUID flashes and three beeps are heard when trying to select amount of fluid to be
exchanged. The level of fluid in the used fluid tank is observed to be such that the tank is not full or would not
fill to capacity during an exchange procedure. For example, 8 QUARTS is pressed and there is obviously room
in the used fluid tank to accept 10 or more quarts.
2. ADD NEW FLUID flashes and three beeps are heard when trying to select amount of fluid to be exchanged.
For example, 8 QUARTS is pressed and more than 10 quarts of fluid can be seen in the new fluid tank.
3. REMOVE USED FLUID flashes continuously.
4. ADD NEW FLUID flashes continuously.
5. The control board is replaced for any reason.
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Calibration of Load Cells
The ATX 300 PLUS BOOST has two tanks, each mounted on a load cell. One tank is for new fluid and one is for used
fluid. Each tank is permanently bolted to a load cell platform which can not be removed from the unit. The calibration
procedure below must be performed for both load cells.
Never calibrate only one load cell as an imbalance may occur and the ATX 300 PLUS BOOST will not operate
correctly.
1. Remove the rear panel.
2. Place end of 8 ft black hose (left side of ATX 300 PLUS BOOST) in bulk used fluid container. Open ball valve on
the end of the hose.
3. Press and hold 4 QUARTS and 20 QUARTS buttons until a long beep is heard.
4. Select which load cell is to be calibrated.
A. Press -1/2 QUART to calibrate the used fluid load cell. REMOVE USED FLUID will be flashing throughout
the remaining steps. A short beep will be heard.
B. Press +1/2 QUART to calibrate the new fluid load cell. ADD NEW FLUID will be flashing throughout the
remaining steps. A short beep will be heard.
C. The pump will run and empty the contents of the selected tank through the 8 ft black hose into the
collection container.
5. Press the STOP button when fluid is no
longer leaving the machine through the
black hose and the selected tank is empty.
The pump will stop running. The 4 QUARTS
will be flashing. A short beep will be heard.
Check that the tank is empty.
6. Press the STOP button again. The 12
QUARTS will be flashing. A short beep
will be heard. This programs the minimum
weight.
7. Place two 5 kg or one 10 kg calibration
weight on the top of the selected tank.
(10 kg = 22 lbs)
8. Press the STOP button. The 12 QUARTS will
be illuminated. A short beep will be heard.
This programs the maximum weight.
9. Remove calibration weight(s) and replace
rear cover.
10. Press the STOP button again. A short beep
will be heard. The machine returns to regular
operating mode.
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Warranty
Bosch Diagnostics Limited Warranty
Robert Bosch LLC (“Bosch”) warrants the ATX 300 to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period
of one year from the date of purchase. Bosch shall, at its option, repair or replace, at no charge, such products
which, under normal conditions of use and service, prove to be defective in materials and/or workmanship. This
warranty covers the cost of parts and labor. To be eligible for warranty coverage, the defect must be reported within
five days of discovery. This warranty is limited to the original consumer purchaser and is not transferable. This
warranty applies only to those products purchased and operated in the United States. Repaired and replacement
products shall assume the identity of the original for purpose of this warranty and this warranty shall not be
extended with respect to such products.
For technical assistance and warranty repairs call: 1-855-BOSCHTECH (1-855-267-2483)
Specifically excluded from this warranty are failures caused by misuse, neglect, abuse, improper operation
or installation, unauthorized service or parts, or failure to follow maintenance instructions or perform normal
maintenance activities. This warranty does not apply to any components or parts which are consumed, used or
experience wear during the products ordinary operation. This warranty sets forth your exclusive remedies with
respect to the products covered by it. Bosch shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential, special or punitive
damages arising from the sale or use of any products, whether such claim is in contract or tort. No attempt to alter,
modify, or amend this warranty shall be effective unless authorized in writing by an officer of Robert Bosch LLC.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, WHETHER FOR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE AND SHALL BE EFFECTIVE ONLY FOR THE PERIOD THAT THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY IS
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ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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