April 06, 2022
Later design valve bodies have updated the S4 valve to a single .531" diameter size. The Sonnax valve cannot be used in this location or shift complaints will occur.
Burnt clutches, poor shift quality, overheated converters and TCC apply or release issues are common complaints with GM 8L45 and 8L90 transmissions. These issues can be caused by worn clutch control valves bores allowing valuable clutch apply fluid pressure to leak, reducing the force needed to apply the clutches. Sonnax S2/S3/S4/TCC Clutch Control Valve Kit 154740-11K is a drop-in valve with an added seal at the signal apply end and lengthened inboard spool at the clutch apply end that seals worn bores and restores proper function.
Sonnax bore sizing tool 154740-BST11 may be needed to ensure proper clearance between the valve and bore.
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.
Vacuum testing at the port(s) indicated fails to hold the recommended minimum in-Hg, or if wear is visually detected. Outboard ports should be checked with solenoid installed. Inboard ports require solenoid removal and [154740-TL11] tool and can only check the OE valve.