Symtech ATF1 Transmission Fluid Exchanger Manual

Symtech ATF1 Transmission Fluid Exchanger Manual
Safety by Design
OPERATION MANUAL
Automatic Transmission
Fluid Exchanger
Rev. 1/2009
Table of Contents
Introduction .......................................................................................................... 2
Safety Precautions ................................................................................................ 3
Before Starting ..................................................................................................... 3
Control Panel Descriptions and Functions ........................................................ 5
MODES of OPERATION
Cooler Line Exchange………………………………………………………… 8
Cooler Line Exchange Process, Easy Reference…………………….. 10
Dipstick Exchange ............................................................................................. 11
Dipstick Exchange Process, Easy Reference……………………..….. 12
Drain Pan, Filter Changes, or Other Services ............................................... 13
Empty Used and Empty New Tanks ............................................................... 13
Empty Hose and Dipstick Wand Drippage / System Filter Service ............. 13
Adapter List ....................................................................................................... 15
Warranty Statement / Commitment ............................................................... 16
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing Symtech Corporations AT F1 Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchange
System. The ATF1 is state of the art and incorporates the latest technology and techniques to
quickly perform all required periodic maintenance services for automatic transmissions. It is
extremely easy to operate, environmentally safe, and designed for the highest efficiency.
The Operations Manual is a MUST to be read and COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD in order to
properly operate the unit and experience the highest return on investment. Refer to the manual in
the future for continued safe operation. If you encounter difficulties in the operation,
understanding of procedures, or have general service questions, please do not hesitate to call us at
888-884-8182.
Please record the purchase date, serial number and distributor purchased from below for future
reference and assistance in technical issues.
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Serial Number: _______________________
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW PRECAUTIONS CAN RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH
 Always use extreme caution and forethought when servicing automotive systems!
Automotive systems are extremely hot and contain high pressure.
 Always read and understand the entire Operations Manual before operating!
 Always wear proper eye and skin protection when operating equipment!
 Always keep fire extinguisher nearby for flammable conditions!
 Always keep hair, loose clothing, hoses, etc. securely away from moving parts!
 Always keep work area well ventilated to prevent carbon monoxide build up!
 Always comply with local, state, and federal regulations concerning fluid!
 Always clean up and report spill in a proper manner!
 Always read and understand the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for particular
fluids!
 Always seek emergency medical attention for ingestion of, or eye contact with fluid!
BATTERY SAFETY
Lead-acid batteries commonly used in vehicles, and in the AT F1 unit , can be highly
dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken while working in the vicinity of the battery.
Batteries generate explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation that may ignite in the
presence of sparks, flames, or smoking!
Always have the Main Power switch of the unit in the off position when making connections to
avoid sparks. Connecting the negative (black) power clip to a suitable system ground away
from the battery and never to the negative post of the battery provides additional protection
from explosive hazard.
Before Starting
1. Adjust the transmission fluid level according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Be
aware that some vehicles require the fluid level to be checked in “PARK” and some in
“NEUTRAL.” The COOLER LINE mode of service will also be done in the same
manner as checking transmission fluid levels.
WARNING: TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO SECURE THE
VEHICLE WHEN CHECKING TRANSMISSION FLUID
LEVELS OR PERFORMING SERVICES!!
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2. NEVER put anything but automatic transmission fluid in the NEW tank of the ATF1 .
If transmission Flush Additive is to be used, it should be added and circulated in the
transmission prior to exchange or drain pan functions being performed.
3. Always use the proper type of automatic transmission fluid for the vehicle being
serviced. Refer to the vehicle’s Service Manual or dipstick for information on the type
of fluid to be used.
NOTE: Refer to the EMPTY NEW tank procedures on page 13 for information on
how to change fluid types in the unit.
4. The ATF1 is designed to operate on regulated 12V DC power ONLY from either the
vehicle’s battery or the unit’s on-board battery. Use of battery chargers and other
power sources are not recommended.
5. Pull on all of the connections after being made in order to verify that the connections
are complete and secure.
6. Only use fingertips to depress control panel buttons, sharp, or pointed metal objects
will ultimately destroy the control panel.
7. Always keep the ATF1 unit in the upright position and as level as possible during
operation. Inverting or lying the unit down will allow fluids to escape the internal
tanks. Operating the unit on a level surface will insure precise operation.
8. Some transmission pumps do not create enough flow or pressure at idle to properly, or
efficiently, perform the COOLER LINE transmission services. Examples are Ford
Explorers and Dodge Caravans. Accelerating the vehicles engine above idle will
remedy this problem.
9. Turn the ATF1 Main Power switch OFF when not in use to conserve power and
prevent accidental start up.
10. Always connect power cables of A TF1 to 12V DC battery of vehicle to be serviced.
Although the fully-charged on-board battery will power the ATF1 exchanger, the
primary purpose of the on-board power is for the resume-refill procedure, drain used
tank procedure, and emergency power back-up to avoid service interruptions. The
power leads should always be connected to the vehicle’s 12V DC battery during each
service to keep on board battery fully charged and ready for intended purposes.
11. NEVER overfill the NEW fluid tank over 31.5 quarts. The ATF1 will lock all keypad
functions out except EMPTY NEW function as level sensing only occurs 0-32 quarts.
This protects against improper operation due to overfilling of unit
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CONTROL PANEL LAYOUT
1. NEW Fluid Tank Readings
2.
USED Fluid Tank Readings
3.
INCREASE Fluid Amount
4.
DECREASE Fluid Amount
5.
POWER ON LED
6.
STOP System Button
7.
QUARTS / LITERS Mode
8.
COOLER Line Mode
9.
FLUID EXCHANGE Start
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10. Reverse Polarity Warning
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11. Process READY Indicator
12. DIPSTICK Mode
13. EMPTY NEW Tank Function
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14. LOW Fluid Level Warning
15. DRAIN PAN Function
16. RESUME REFILL Function
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17. REMOVE FLUID Function
18. ADD FLUID Function
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19. EMPTY USED Tank Fluid
Function
20. HIGH Fluid Level Warning
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On Board Battery
Power Saving Mode
The ATF1 on board battery is very similar to any
other cordless tool with a battery. The more it is
slowly charged at a low rate the better the charge
and longer the battery life. Charging the on board
battery quickly and at a high rate will shorten the
life of the battery.
The ATF1 has a power saving mode that protects
and prevents operation of the unit under 11volts DC.
LCD readouts will display “LO BAt” and the
keypad will be non-functional until the unit is
connected to a 12volt DC supply and main power is
switched off and then back on.
The MAIN POWER switch must be in the ON
Position while charging the on board battery.
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Control Panel Descriptions and Functions
The following information is intended to familiarize the ATF1 operator with the control panel and its
functions. It is not designed to replace the guidelines and safety warnings found in the remainder of
this document. The complete Operations Manual and Warnings must be read and understood before
operating the machine.
Failure to follow these instructions could endanger the operator and risk damage
to the vehicle.
The NEW tank values and functions are displayed and performed on the top left of the panel, while the
USED tank values and functions are displayed and performed on the top right of the panel. (See page 5)
There are two modes of service that can be performed, COOLER LINE mode on the left side of the
control panel and DIPSTICK mode on the right side. The exclusive EXCHANGE START function is
also on the left, while the shared functions between both modes of operation are located down the
middle of the control panel.
Exchanges
Decide which mode of exchange will be performed, either the traditional COOLER
LINE mode or the DIPSTICK mode. This unit allows the service technician or the
customer to decide what mode of service will be performed and it is fully capable of
performing the various functions required in either mode.
The operator starts at the top and works down the control panel. Look at the display upon power up to
view tank levels, to select mode of operation (COOLER LINE or DIPSTICK), to adjust Quart/Liter
amounts of fluid as required, to start functions to be performed, to verify function completed, and to
continue to the next function if needed.
1. NEW Fluid digital display – Displays the amount of NEW transmission fluid in the NEW
tank when no modes are selected. It also displays the amount of fluid to be exchanged,
added, removed, or the decreasing amount of NEW fluid being pumped from the unit.
Amounts are displayed to the nearest tenth in quarts or liters dependent upon unit of measure
selected.
The display decreases in value for the NEW fluid being pumped out of the unit and
increases in value as the desired fluid amounts are keyed in or set for the various functions.
2. USED Fluid digital display – Displays the amount of USED transmission fluid in the
USED tank when no modes are selected. In all modes and functions, the USED fluid
display indicates increasing amounts of fluid being extracted from the vehicle during the
process selected. Amounts are displayed to the nearest tenth in quarts or liters dependent
upon unit of measure selected.
The display decreases in value for the USED fluid being pumped out of the unit and
increases in value as the desired fluid amounts are keyed in or set for the various functions.
3. “ + “ Increase Button – Adjustment button used to increase the amount of fluid, in tenths,
of a quart/liter to be transferred in each applicable mode and function.
4. “ - “ Decrease Button – Adjustment button used to decrease the amount of fluid, in tenths,
of a quart/liter to be transferred in each applicable mode and function.
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5. POWER – Indicates that 12V DC power with a negative ground, either internally via
onboard battery, or externally via power cables, has been supplied to the unit through the
Main Power switch.
6. STOP – Button used to stop all modes and functions at any time. NOTE: If unit is stopped
during an exchange, all exchange amounts will be lost.
7. “ Q/L ” QUARTS / LITERS – Selection button and indication LED’s used to select and
depict the required unit of measure for volume measurements. Can only be utilized before
mode selection.
8. COOLER LINE – Mode selection button and indicator LED used to select and depict the
COOLER LINE mode of operation. This mode is selected when intercepting transmission
cooler lines to exchange, extract, and replenish fluid through the vehicle’s transmission
cooler lines. (COOLER LINE can only be selected when pressure from the vehicle is
detected)
9. EXCHANGE START – Function selection button and indicator LED used only in the
COOLER LINE mode in order to start the exchange of new transmission fluid for old
transmission fluid through the vehicle’s transmission cooler lines.
10. REVERSE POLARITY – Light that indicates that the battery connections to the vehicle
are reversed and that they need to be corrected before the unit will receive external power.
A continuous alarm accompanies the light as long as the incorrect connection exists.
11. READY – Illumination of the READY light indicates that the unit has completed the
selected function and will require attention or input from the operator in order to continue.
The READY light is accompanied by short beeps or continuous alarms, depending upon the
function completed, in order to further alert the operator.
12. DIPSTICK - Mode selection button and indicator LED used to select and show the
DIPSTICK mode of operation. This mode is selected when using the vehicle’s dipstick tube
to exchange, extract, add transmission fluid with the A TF1 unit. The transmission filter can
be serviced at this time as well.
13. EMPTY NEW – Function selection button and indicator LED used to start and shows when
NEW transmission fluid is being pumped from the unit. Selection of this function empties
the new fluid out through the RED hose, and stops when the tank level nears zero. See page
13 for complete instructions.
14. LOW TANK LEVEL – LED that indicates when the NEW tank fluid quantity is
inadequate to perform the selected function, or that the NEW tank level is below one quart.
The appropriate amount of new fluid must be added to the NEW tank when this LED is lit.
15. DRAIN PAN – Function selection button and indicator LED used to start and depict when
draining the vehicle’s transmission sump via the DIPSTICK mode.
The LED lights and remains lit in DIPSTICK mode until function is complete.
16. RESUME REFILL – Function selection button and indicator LED used to start and depict
the refilling of the vehicle’s transmission sump after a DRAIN PAN procedure has been
performed. The LED lights to prompt operator and remains lit until the process is complete
in DIPSTICK mode.
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17. REMOVE FLUID – Function selection button and indicator LED used to select the
function and to start the removal of used fluid process after amount input via the COOLER
LINE or DIPSTICK mode.
18. ADD FLUID - Function selection button and indicator LED used to select the function and
to start the addition of new fluid process after amount input via the COOLER LINE or
DIPSTICK mode.
19. EMPTY USED - Function selection button and indicator LED used to start and depict
USED transmission fluid being pumped from the USED FLUID tank Selection of this
function empties the old fluid out through the large hose with the ball valve. This process
stops when the USED FLUID tank level indicates zero. See page 13 for complete
instructions.
20. HIGH TANK LEVEL – Lit LED indicates when the USED tank fluid quantity is
inadequate to perform the selected function, or that the USED tank level is above 31 quarts.
The USED fluid tank level must be lowered or the tank emptied when this LED is lit.
MODES of OPERATION
Cooler Line Exchange
**NOTE: VEHICLE TRANSMISSION FLUID SHOULD BE AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE PRIOR
TO PERFORMING ANY SERVICE WITH THE ATF1.
1) Identify the correct cooler line adapters from the vehicle application chart located in the
operations manual. Properly connect the adapters to the most convenient and accessible cooler
line on the vehicle. The ATF1 requires just one cooler line to perform the exchange, it does
not matter which line is selected.
2) Connect the adapters to the most convenient intermediate hose. Included are one straight and
one ninety-degree intermediate hose. Connect the red new fluid line from the unit to one of the
transmission intermediate hoses. Connect the black used fluid line from the unit to the
remaining intermediate hose of the transmission. It does not matter at this time if the new or
used line is connected to the wrong side of the transmission coolant line as it will be corrected
in step #4.
3) Connect the ATF1 to the vehicle’s 12v battery, making sure to observe all applicable safety
precautions. Should the connection inadvertently be reversed, REVERSE POLARITY light
will be lit, along with a steady audible alarm, until the correct connection is made.
Once correct battery connection is made, turn Main Power switch to the ON position. Alarm
will sound for two seconds, all of the LED’s will momentarily turn on, the POWER and
READY lights will turn on and the NEW and USED readouts will display quantities of
corresponding fluid in each tank. If fluid in the NEW tank is low or the fluid in the USED tank
is high, take the appropriate steps at this time to add NEW, or empty USED fluid(s). See page
13 for instructions.
Note: The unit defaults to QUARTS measurement upon start up. LITERS may be selected by
depressing the “Q/L” button. The LED indicates which unit of measure is being
utilized.
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4) Start vehicle. Fluid pressure should now increase on the pressure gauge located on the front
panel of the unit, the READY light will remain on, and a continuous alert indication will
sound.
WARNING: If zero pressure is displayed on the pressure gauge and the continuous alert
does not sound upon vehicle start up, then IMMEDIATELY turn the vehicle
off and switch the new and used hose connections at intermediate hose
locations.
Once the hoses have been switched, repeat the above procedure and verify that READY light
comes on and alert indication sounds. This indicates that the proper connections have been
made and the fluid is flowing in the right direction. Unit is now in bypass mode with fluid
simply flowing through the unit and returning to vehicle.
Alert buzzer indication will continuously sound until COOLER LINE mode is selected. To
silence alert, select COOLER LINE mode or turn off the vehicle.
5) Select COOLER LINE mode. LED will turn on and remain lit, the continuous alert will stop,
READY light will remain lit, NEW tank readout defaults to 12 quarts.
6) Set the amount of fluid to be exchanged in one-tenth quart or liter increments, increasing or
decreasing the volume by depressing “+” or “-“ buttons until the desired quantity to be
exchanged is reached. This amount will be displayed in the NEW fluid readout on the top left
of the control panel.
7) Press EXCHANGE START. READY light will go out and the value on the NEW fluid readout
will begin to decrease as new fluid is being pumped into the vehicle. Amount shown in the
NEW fluid readout also represents the remaining amount of new fluid left to exchange.
USED fluid readout will begin to increase from zero as the USED fluid from the vehicle enters
the USED fluid tank of the unit. The USED fluid readout depicts amount of USED fluid
removed from the vehicle during exchange.
NOTE: If NEW fluid tank does not have enough fluid to perform the exchange or USED fluid
tank does not have enough capacity to perform the exchange, appropriate LED will
light and beep indicating LOW TANK LEVEL in NEW tank and/or HIGH TANK
LEVEL in USED tank. Take the appropriate actions to correct fluid levels and repeat
Steps 3-7. The STOP button must be pushed to reboot system. See page 13 for
instructions.
NOTE: Should pressure drop below 4 psi during exchange for any reason, the ATF1
defaults to a bypass circuit and a continuous alarm will sound to alert that the
exchange has stopped. Upon correction of the problem, process will require restating
from step #4.
8) Upon completion of the fluid exchange, alarm will sound, READY light will turn on, and unit
will automatically go into bypass mode.
9) Check vehicle’s transmission fluid level. Add or extract fluid to obtain the proper fluid level by
selecting COOLER LINE mode. Select appropriate ADD FLUID or REMOVE FLUID button
on the control panel. READY light will turn on when either function is selected while awaiting
an amount to be entered on the corresponding display using the “+” or “- “ buttons of the
control panel.
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READY light will turn off and the proper amount of fluid will be added or removed after
pressing the ADD FLUID or REMOVE FLUID button the second time. The unit resetting
signals the completion of fluid additions and removals and continuous alert will sound until
vehicle is turned off or COOLER LINE mode is selected.
Repeat procedure if necessary by selecting the COOLER LINE function again and performing
this step as required in order to obtain proper fluid level.
NOTE: If NEW fluid tank does not have enough fluid to perform the ADD FLUID function or
USED fluid tank does not have enough capacity to perform the REMOVE FLUID
function, the appropriate LED will light and beep indicating LOW TANK LEVEL in
NEW tank and/or HIGH TANK LEVEL in USED tank. Take appropriate actions to
correct fluid levels and then repeat step 9. See page 13 for instructions.
10) Shut off vehicle. Disconnect hoses and adapters, reattach transmission cooler lines to original
connections, start vehicle to check for leaks, and recheck the transmission fluid level.
COOLER LINE exchange is now complete.
Cooler Line Exchange Process, Easy Reference
**NOTE: VEHICLE TRANSMISSION FLUID SHOULD BE AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE PRIOR
TO PERFORMING ANY SERVICE WITH THE ATF1.
Preparation:
1. Identify correct adapters, one male ,one female.
2. Located most convenient transmission cooler line, disconnect cooler line, connect adapters.
3. Connect adapters to intermediate hoses and connect ATF1 RED hose to one intermediate hose
and BLACK hose to other.
Operation:
1. Connect ATF1 to vehicle battery.
2.
Turn on Main Power.
3.
Start Vehicle, fluid pressure should register on meter.
IF no pressure is observed on meter, turn vehicle off and switch RED and BLACK
hoses – Start Vehicle.
4.
Select Cooler Line Mode.
5.
Enter total amount of fluid to be exchanged.
6.
Press Exchange Start.
7.
At completion of exchange, Ready Light will turn on and Alarm sounds.
8.
Check fluid level, add or extract fluid if necessary.
9.
Turn off vehicle – Disconnect RED and Black hoses – Disconnect adapters – Reconnect
cooler line.
10. Start vehicle to check for leaks and recheck fluid level .
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Dipstick Exchange
**NOTE: VEHICLE TRANSMISSION FLUID SHOULD BE AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE PRIOR
TO PERFORMING ANY SERVICE WITH THE ATF1.
1) Connect red and black hoses from unit to the matching colored male connectors on the dipstick
flow control valve. Connect the dipstick extraction/addition wand attachment to the female
coupler on the dipstick flow control valve. Insert the dipstick wand into the transmission fluid
fill tube as far as it will reach without excessively forcing wand.
2) Connect the ATF1 batt er y t er mina ls to the vehicle’s 12v battery, making sure to observe
all applicable safety precautions. Should the connection inadvertently be reversed, REVERSE
POLARITY light will be lit, along with a steady audible alarm, until the correct connection is
made.
Once correct battery connection is made, turn Main Power switch to the ON position. Alarm
will sound for two seconds, all of the LED’s will momentarily turn on, the POWER and
READY lights will turn on and the NEW and USED readouts will display quantities of
corresponding fluid in each tank. If fluid in the NEW tank is low or the fluid in the USED tank
is high, take the appropriate steps at this time to add NEW, or empty USED fluid(s). See page
13 for instructions.
3) Select DIPSTICK mode. LED light will remain on during the entire process until it is
complete. Displays default to 12.0 quarts.
4) Enter the total amount of fluid to be exchanged using the increase (+), or decrease (-) buttons
until desired amount of fluid to be exchanged is displayed in NEW fluid display.
5) Select DRAIN PAN function. USED fluid will now be removed from vehicle. USED fluid
display will increase as USED fluid is removed from the vehicle. NEW fluid display will
indicate the remaining amount to be exchanged between each cycle or NEW fluid to be added.
Unit will sense when all of USED fluid has been removed from vehicle when USED fluid
levels cease to change for a period of twenty seconds. This step is complete when DRAIN PAN
LED turns off, READY light turns on, and Alarm sounds.
NOTE: If NEW fluid tank does not have enough fluid to perform the exchange amount
selected or USED fluid tank does not have enough capacity to perform the exchange
amount selected, the appropriate LED will flash and beep indicating LOW TANK
LEVEL in NEW tank and/or HIGH TANK LEVEL in USED tank. Take the
appropriate action to correct and then repeat Step 7. See page 13 for instructions.
6) The RESUME REFILL LED will light, at this time step “a” or “b” listed below, can be
performed:
a) The exchange process is momentarily stopped here and the transmission pan is
removed to change transmission filter/screen or perform other transmission services.
Upon completion of filter change or other services, continue with step “b” below.
OR,
b) Exchange can continue by depressing RESUME REFILL button and NEW fluid, equal
to the amount extracted, is pumped into vehicle. NEW fluid display will decrease from
the amount extracted down to 0 and the USED fluid display is blanked. This step is
complete when RESUME REFILL LED turns off, READY light turns on, and Alarm
sounds.
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7) DIPSTICK LED will begin flashing, indicating that vehicle must be started at this time. After
starting vehicle, press DIPSTICK button, a twenty (20) second timer will begin to allow new
and used fluid in transmission to intermix.
After twenty second time has elapsed, a repeated process will begin where 1.6 quarts is
extracted and automatically replaced until total amount of fluid selected for exchange has been
achieved. After each extraction and addition, a ten (10) second delay will occur to inter mix
new and used fluid for most efficient exchange. Exchange is complete when alarm sounds and
DIPSTICK LED is off. (The vehicle will remain running throughout this entire process)
9) After exchange has been completed, Check vehicle’s transmission fluid level. Add or extract
fluid to achieve proper fluid level by selecting DIPSTICK mode then depressing the
appropriate ADD FLUID or REMOVE FLUID buttons on the control panel. Additions
displayed in NEW fluid display while removals are displayed in USED fluid display. This
amount can be increased or decreased using the “ + ” or “ - “ buttons on the control panel. The
desired amount will be extracted or added upon depressing ADD FLUID or REMOVE FLUID
button the second time. Repeat this procedure until the proper level is maintained.
NOTE: If NEW fluid tank does not have enough fluid to perform the ADD FLUID function or
USED fluid tank does not have enough capacity to perform the REMOVE FLUID
function, the appropriate LED will flash and beep indicating LOW TANK LEVEL in
NEW tank and/or HIGH TANK LEVEL in USED tank. Take the appropriate action
to correct and then repeat Step 9. See page 13 for instructions.
Dipstick Exchange Process, Easy Reference
**NOTE: VEHICLE TRANSMISSION FLUID SHOULD BE AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE PRIOR
TO PERFORMING ANY SERVICE WITH THE ATF1.
Preparation:
1. Connect red and black hoses of unit to matching color male connectors of dipstick flow control
valve.
2. Connect dipstick extraction wand to female coupler of control valve.
Operation:
3. Insert Dipstick wand into transmission fluid fill tube.
4. Connect ATF1 to vehicle battery. Turn on Main Power.
5. Select Dipstick Mode
6. Enter total amount of fluid to be exchange
7. Select Drain Pan mode, Extract fluid
8. When resume REFILL light comes on, press RESUME REFILL mode, process will replace
fluid extracted
9. DISTICK Mode LED will flash, START VEHICLE, after starting vehicle, Press DIPSTICK
button to begin automatic fluid exchange. A twenty (20) second timer will begin to inter mix
new fluid with used fluid. After timer delay, a repeated cycle will begin where 1.6 quarts of
fluid will be extracted and replaced until total amount of fluid selected in Step 4 has been
exchanged. After each extraction and addition, a ten (10) second delay will occur to inter mix
new and used fluid for most efficient exchange.
10. After exchange has been completed, CHECK FLUID LEVEL. If Addition, or Removal of
fluid is required, press DIPSTICK button, then ADD FLUID or REMOVE FLUID button.
“Default ADD / REMOVE is .5 quart.” Toggle the Plus (+) or Minus (-) buttons to desired
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amount, then press appropriate ADD FLUID or REMOVE FLUID button to begin process to
bring fluid level to correct operating level.
Drain Pan, Filter Changes, or Other Services
The DRAIN PAN feature allows the operator to perform filter changes or other service work on the
transmission. This feature should be performed in DIPSTICK mode only for safest performance of
service. The DIPSTICK mode is described above on pages 10~12 as part of the DIPSTICK exchange
process.
System Filter Service should be performed every 20 to 25 services. The steps for cleaning and
maintaining the filter are as follows…
1. Power off unit.
2. Ensure that no pressure from the vehicle is present in the system.
3. Locate the filter on back of ATF1 just below the cord caddy.
4. Unscrew the filter bowl and remove.
5. Remove filter screen.
6. Clean filter screen using evaporative solvent.
7. Replace filter screen and bowl.
8. Resume normal operation
Empty Used Tank
The EMPTY USED function is used to empty used transmission fluid into a bulk waste fluid storage
tank for proper disposal. Depressing the EMPTY USED button on the control panel starts the process
and the flow can be controlled with the manual ball valve at the end of the yellow hose. The internal
pump is equipped with an internal pressure switch that shuts off the pump should blockage or “deadheading” occur.
The USED TANK level sensor will end the process automatically when tank level nears zero in tank.
Also, depressing the STOP button on control panel will stop the process.
Empty New Tank
The EMPTY NEW function is used to empty new transmission fluid contained in the NEW TANK into
an appropriate storage container. This allows the use of other types of transmission fluid in the unit
while minimizing cross contamination of fluid types. **See note below
Connect any adapter to the intermediate adapter hose assembly. Connect the intermediate adapter hose
assembly to the RED new fluid line. Insert and secure the open adapter end into the storage container.
Depress the EMPTY NEW button on the control panel and the new fluid will begin to pump out of the
unit into storage container. The fluid will continue to flow until the level sensor in the NEW TANK
nears zero quarts in the tank. Also, depressing the STOP button on the control panel will stop this
procedure.
Upon completion of this process, disassemble the adapter and the intermediate hose assembly and
return them to their storage positions on the unit. Now add the desired new fluid type to the NEW
TANK via the fill cap located on the front panel of the unit. The unit is now ready to perform services
again.
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NOTE; After filling system with new fluid type, empty approximately 1 quart of new fluid
into a receptacle to assure that all previous fluid type has been purged from system
and lines are now filled with new fluid type. Process below;
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect straight hose attachment to RED (New Fluid) hose and insert hose into receptacle.
Press DIPSTICK button
Press ADD FLUID button, and toggle the + button to show 1 quart.
Press ADD FLUID button, 1 quart of fluid will be cycled through system into receptacle.
Empty Hose and Dipstick Wand Drippage
The NEW and USED coupler and the DIPSTICK extraction wand drippings are collected in a small
reservoir inside the unit. To periodically empty the waste fluid (check for high fluid level on dipstick
wand), connect black USED fluid hose to dipstick control valve. Connect dipstick wand to dipstick
control valve. Insert DIPSTICK extraction wand all the way into the rear storage hole, select
DIPSTICK mode, press REMOVE FLUID button and select 2.0 quarts. When all fluid has been
removed, press STOP button to reset unit.
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Transmission Cooler Line
Adapter & Hose
Application Guide
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WARRANTY STATEMENT
All Symtech Corporation Transmission Service products are warranted to be free from defects in
material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one year after the sale of
product to service facility. Items including filters, service hoses, adapters and fittings are warranted
for a period of ninety (90) days. Exception to this policy will be individually evaluated and must
be approved by Symtech Corporate. The sole obligation under this warranty shall be to repair, or
replace any defective product, or components thereof which upon examination are deemed to the
manufacturer’s satisfaction to be defective.
Warranty shall not apply to any product which has been subject to misuse, negligence, or accident.
Manufacturer shall not be responsible for any special of consequential damages and the warranty as
set forth is in lieu of all other warranties, either expressed or implied. However, the manufacturer
makes no warranty of merchantability in respect to any products for any purpose other than that
stated in literature and any applicable manufacturers shop or service manuals referred to therein,
including subsequent service bulletins.
Proof of purchase MUST accompany all warranty claims.
SERVICE STATEMENT / COMMITMENT
Symtech Corporation prides itself on personal, in-depth, service communication, if you encounter
difficulties in the operation, understanding of procedures or have general service questions we urge
you to contact us at 1-888-884-8182 in order that we can be of be of assistance. This is not an
empty statement as our reputation is directly dependent upon your overall satisfaction.
Symtech Corporation designs, builds and markets within North America. It is our commitment to
you that your satisfaction and favorable equipment experience is foremost to us; we will endeavor
to meet the high standard that you expect and deserve.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
1-888-884-8182
Central Standard Time.
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