September 30, 2005
Vehicles with an AXOD transmission 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 sleeve and plunger valve 96201-06K that restore hydraulic integrity and will eliminate these problems.
Place ATF into the retaining clip passage with sleeve installed in valve body. Pressurize this cavity. Leakage at plunger end of sleeve is line pressure loss.