The boost valve assembly is designed to increase line pressure in Drive and Reverse. When the AW 450-43LE sleeve is worn on the inside or loose within the valve body, boost or EPC fluids can leak to exhaust or cross leak and increase forces on the valve. Leakage to exhaust reduces line rise, while the cross leaks can result in broken clutch drums or cases. Sonnax main boost valve and sleeve kit 94987-09K has upgraded materials to prevent wear and restore proper hydraulic control.
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Vacuum tests at the ports indicated (Figure 1) fail to hold at least 16 in-Hg of vacuum. Using a small vacuum tip (found in Sonnax vacuum test stand kit [VACTEST-01K]) attached to the vacuum line, test the three feed holes in the OE main boost valve sleeve.
Note: The pressure regulator bore also is subject to extreme wear and should be vacuum tested at the port indicated (Figure 2). If the port fails to hold at least 14 in-Hg of vacuum, do not install this kit. Order and install Sonnax oversized PR valve and boost valve and sleeve kit [94987-11K] to repair this valve body.