Put some new transmission fluid on the filter, and install it pressing straight up, twisting slightly if needed. Clean the gasket and mating surfaces, reassemble the accumulator completely, and tighten the bolts up. Although the stock ribbed gasket with the aluminum inner part is reusable. Will this work for the 440t4 trans or the 4t60? Is it snapped level with the other piece? I see why I should also be the first to comment so I can use that space for later. Inside you'll find two cylinders, both with visible springs. Repeat for the other side. Also the pan bolts should always be tightened to 120 inch lbs.
If it isn't a tight fit, replace the seal. Those belong in the 3-4 accumulator which is in a different place in the transmission. Next, check your filter seal to make sure it is still pliable and wipe it clean. The one thing that I would note is to be cautious with a trans flush on these cars. Put some new transmission fluid on the filter, and install it pressing straight up, twisting slightly if needed. What I mean by that is if the old fluid is burned smelling, dark in color, or the transmission is already having issues, changing the fluid always poses some risks at that point.
Your pan looks about as clean as I've seen so I'm guessing someone either took it really easy on the car and it has low miles or the trans has been serviced before. Pan removed: Thank god, no metal flakes or chunks. Since I did this, I also went back a week later and re-torqued them to 80 because the new gasket will compress a little bit. Letting it hang by too few bolts may bend the pan. Once these bolts are removed, the accumulator will want to drop down and spill transmission fluid everywhere. Allow it to nearly fully drain to avoid a huge mess which is going to happen anyway, it's just saving you at least a little bit of a headache.
Other things that would help are: Torque wrench in inch pounds, Gasket Scraper, pocket screwdriver, gloves The things included in the shift kit portion are: Two plain springs, two red springs, two white springs, one yellow spring, two long spacers, and one short spacer. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. If you're using the optional 2-3 spring, and you're working on the 1-2 accumulator, remove the small spring from it's base, and press the new spring onto it. We are here to help and stand behind all of the products we sell. The accumulators have nothing to do with line pressure during shifts, they just absorb the initial pressure burst to make smoother shifts.
The remaining 7 are to separate the two halves of the accumulator. Detailed instructions can be read here:. Convenient drop in valves, No special tooling or machining necessary! Should make this a sticky or something. Global Transmission Parts is not liable for any errors or omissions. Repeat until the fluid coming out is a bright red like the new fluid, and if you can tell that the fluid smells new.
The accumulators have nothing to do with line pressure during shifts, they just absorb the initial pressure burst to make smoother shifts. This kit can be installed in a driveway by any competent shadetree mechanic in about 1 hour with hand tools, jack stands, drip pan for tranny fluid , and a torque wrench. It's definitely not a kit that will make the wheels chirp if you want that, look elsewhere but they are very snappy. Add a short shim in the middle of the spring. I have 7, probably will use that. Rather than piece everything together or place an order not knowing you need the extra items we felt it was for the best to offer a kit with everything in one box. It also includes updated parts to fix common 4T65E issues that require tearing the trans apart to replace not installed as part of the shift kit ; a picture is below of the included items.