September 2022 - 39
Trans Fix, No. 1415
Reviewed by Lou Fort, lead technician at K.A.R.S. Inc.
in Huntingburg, Ind.
Q: What types of jobs/repairs
did you use this tool for?
A: To date, I have used Bar's Leaks Trans
Fix during a transmission service on a
high mileage Silverado as a precaution/
preventative benefit. Next came a 2008
Cruze experiencing mild TCC slip.
Most of the testing showed board line
code enabling slippage. After adding
the Trans Fix the TCC slippage stopped
completely in under 50 miles. My last use
was on a 1998 Corolla that was experiencing
slow engagement, harsh shifts. The
Trans Fix didn't 100 percent cure this
monster in our follow-up testing but did
Bar's Leaks Trans Fix, No. 1415, is an
advanced, synthetic-blend treatment
for transmission fluid, seals, metal surfaces,
bands, and clutch plates. Global
domestic/import formulation can be
used in all automatics, manuals, CVTs
(continuously variable transmissions),
and DCTs (dual-clutch transmissions).
The formula includes seal conditioners
to stop current leaks and prevent
future ones; pressure/anti-wear agents
to provide better metal-to-metal friction
properties to stop slipping, jerking,
hard shifting, and shutter/shudder;
cleaning detergents; and a performance
additive booster that renews
worn bands, controls fluid degradation
caused by high temperatures, reduces
noise, and prolongs the useful life of
Circle 63 on card or click " PTEN e-inquiry "
greatly improve both the engagement and
shift feel. The owner has not called back
despite suggesting a second application
with full service.
Q: What kind of setup was involved
before using the product?
A: Shake, shake, shake the bottle well.
Then find out how much fluid is required
for the application.
Q: How was its packaging? Did it
come with any accessories?
A: Trans Fix is in an 11.5 oz. plastic bottle
with a spout lid for easier/cleaner pouring.
Q: Was there a manual included?
A: No manual but usage instructions on
the back of the bottle.
Q: What features did you like?
A: Universal application. The Bar's Leaks
Trans Fix works with all transmissions
including manual. It may prolong the life
of a transmission, and it stops or slows
Q: Is there any way you could think
to improve or add to the product?
A: It would be nice to have a measured
viewing window on the side of the bottle
which would be very helpful when only
using a portion of the product.
Also, it doesn't recommend exchanging
the fluid at first application, but I believe
it should. Out with the old and in with the
new. Though, it does recommend changing
the fluid and filter if a second application
Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would
you rate this tool overall? Why?
A: I have to award Bar's Leaks a 10 for their
Trans Fix offering. It seems to be working
as well as, if not better than, the other
products we have been using for years.
LOU FORT has worked in the
automotive industry for 47
years and is the lead technician
at K.A.R.S. Inc. in Huntingburg,
Indiana. Throughout his career,
he has worked for Ford, GM,
and Chrysler dealerships, but the majority of
his time has been spent on the independent
side. Fort holds an associate's degree in applied
science, along with a year spent studying
This product was given to the reviewer free of charge from the manufacturer.
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