September 30, 2005
Vehicles with Ford AXOD transmissions may exhibit TCC apply and release problems and reduced cooler/lube flow. These complaints can be caused by severe wear of the bypass clutch control plunger valve sleeve. Line pressure entering the sleeve will be allowed to exhaust without properly stoking the converter bypass control valve. Sonnax has developed a tightly toleranced bypass clutch control plunger valve kit 96201-06K that restores hydraulic integrity and will eliminate these problems.
Vacuum testing at the port(s) indicated fails to hold the recommended minimum in-Hg, or if wear is visually detected.