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6HP26 Transmission parts

6R60, GA6HP26Z

Transmission general data

Number of gears Transmission Type Drive Torque (Nm) ATF (full capacity) L ATF (change) L ATF type (recommended)
6 AT FWD/RWD/AWD 420 10,4-12 6 Shell M-1375.4

This 6-speed automatic transmission was designed by ZF jointly with BMW. Since 2001 this transmission has been used for all high priced vehicles with rear-wheel drive and engines with the capacity of up to 6 litres. The list of brands using this transmission includes Bentley, Aston Martin and Maserati. Since 2006 this transmission has been used in Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover.The 6HP26A modification found application on FWD Audi and VW models. It has the torque capacity of up to 600Nm.This 1-st 6-speed automatic transmission from ZF triggered the start of production for next generations of this family - 6HP19 -21 intended for engines with lower torque (up to 420 Nm) and 6HP32 – for max torque (up to 750 Nm).

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Overhaul Kit | Friction Kit | Friction | Steel Plate | Steel Kit | Band | Solenoid Kit | Solenoid EPC | Solenoid TCC | Pump | Shaft | Drum | Valve body | Torque converter | Hub | Piston | Piston Kit | Planetary Gear | Filter | Gasket | Bushing | Seal | Bearing | Pressure Plate | Stator | Differential | Retainer | Inhibitor Switch | Instruction manual | TOOLS & ACCESORIES | Sensor

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Technical issues and repair guidelines

Typical problems for this transmission family includes: vibrations which lead to wear of bushings and drum Е resulting in problems with 4-5-6 gears shifting; issues with other speeds caused by wear of solenoids and torque converter lock-up result in problems with the pump and seal leakage, slippage of frictions (slow acceleration) which leads to overheating, burnt oil and necessity for automatic transmission reassembly with the use of repair kits.

The mechatronics unit is similar to the one used in 6HP19 and they have the same problems. There are two generations of valve bodies.VFS (Variable Force) solenoids frequently become the source of numerous issues. Intensive operation on cross-section in the environment of contaminated fluid and high temperature leads to premature wear and abnormal operation. Mechatronics in these ZF automatic transmissions are sensitive to static electricity, even when touching contacts with your hands.


Worn pump bearing and pump stator are frequently replaced during maintenance services. Problems of both abovementioned parts are related to worn components of torque converters and related vibrations.Typical replacement operation of the first priority is related to the overheating and aging of the rubber: - Separator plate of the valve body, 6HP26/ 6HP19.Overdrive Е package with frictions, steel and thrust discs gets burned first from clutch packs. The same problem is typical for structurally similar 6HP19.The problem in winter time – replacement of the adapter to the solenoid assembly.


The torque converter is a common problem for powerful vehicles equipped with this transmission. If repair specialists order bushings, then it means the torque converter repair as well.After the overhaul it is required to reset computer settings. This family of ZF6HP transmissions is in great demand in the repair business and at the same time is considered to be as repairable as its predecessor - 5HP19. The service life of this transmission can reach 1 “million” kilometers under the condition of timely and accurate overhaul of the transmission (as well as maintenance).

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