Forward control valve is bent or sticking from the stem, smashing into the retainer clip.
Resize the bore with this sizing tool and install the modified valve with multiple improved features.
The front stem of the aluminum OE forward control valve bangs against the steel retaining clip when stroked. The force of this constant banging often causes the valve to warp and seize in the bore, as well as breaking the OE clip. No valve movement can result in a neutralling-out complaint, no 4th gear or a burned forward clutch. The Sonnax forward control valve 96206-07K corrects these problems.
Although this valve does not require a reamer, use of the bore sizing tool is highly recommended. Currently 96206-BST is no longer in production but may be available from distributor inventory.
Sonnax valve body layouts provide a detailed overview of individual units making it quick and easy to determine what’s available for the specific valve body you’re working on. See all Sonnax valve body layouts.
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