Tool Required VB-FIX Required

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Symptoms:
  • Burnt clutches
  • Erratic line pressure
  • Low converter & lube flow
  • Overheating
  • Poor shift quality
  • TCC apply & release concerns
Cause:

Continuous oscillation of pressure regulator valve results in excess bore wear, allowing line pressure to exhaust and/or blocking converter feed oil.

Correction:

Restore line pressure performance and renew converter feed by reconditioning the bore and installing Sonnax oversized pressure regulator valve kit.

Tool Required VB-FIX Required

6T40 (Gen. 1), 6T45 (Gen.1), 6T50 (Gen. 1)

Oversized Pressure Regulator Valve Kit

Part No.

144510-01K

Oversized Pressure Regulator Valve Kit
  • 144510-01k_combo

  • Oversized Pressure Regulator Valve Kit

Small_144510-01k_combo Small_144510-01k

6T40 (Gen. 1), 6T45 (Gen.1), 6T50 (Gen. 1)

Oversized Pressure Regulator Valve Kit

Part No. 144510-01K

  • Valve
  • Spring
  • End Plug

Complaint:

  • Burnt clutches
  • Erratic line pressure
  • Low converter & lube flow
  • Overheating
  • Poor shift quality
  • TCC apply & release concerns

Cause:

Continuous oscillation of pressure regulator valve results in excess bore wear, allowing line pressure to exhaust and/or blocking converter feed oil.


Correction:

Restore line pressure performance and renew converter feed by reconditioning the bore and installing Sonnax oversized pressure regulator valve kit.

GM 6T40, 6T45 and 6T50 first generation transmissions may exhibit multiple line pressure and converter-related problems due to high wear in the main pressure regulator bore. Wear at the balance spool end allows critical fluid loss, resulting in excess line pressure, harsh shifts, and reduced cooler/converter flow. Wear at the outboard spool robs converter feed pressure and lowers line pressure, resulting in soft shifts and burnt clutches. Reconditioning the bore and installing Sonnax oversized pressure regulator valve kit 144510-01K restores hydraulic integrity for proper line pressure control in all ranges.

  • Oversized pressure regulator valve and matched spring restore OE function
  • Hardcoat anodized aluminum valve combats premature wear
  • Annular grooves help center valve in bore to reduce future side-load wear
NOTE:

Must use 1/2" or thicker spacer plate between pump body and VB-FIX; see instructions for details.

Required Tools

You need this if...

Vacuum testing at the port(s) indicated fails to hold the recommended minimum in-Hg, or if wear is visually detected.

  • Test Locations

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Valve Body Layouts

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Valve Body Layout GM 6T40 (Gen. 1), 6T45 (Gen.1), 6T50 (Gen.1)

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