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How To Replace Your Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid (GM)
How to repair a very common failure.
More of this Feature
Part 1: Before You Start
Part 2: Why Change It?
Part 3: Disassembly
Part 4: More Disassembly
Part 5: TCC Disassembly
� Part 6: Reassembly
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Reassembly: Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) Solenoid

  1. 1. Reinstall the second clutch switch, if applicable. TIGHTEN Switch to 11 Nm (97 lbs. in.).
  2. 2. Reinstall the 3rd clutch pressure switch. TIGHTEN Switch to 11 Nm (97 lbs. in.).
  3. 3. Reinstall the torque converter clutch bolt to the auxiliary valve body. Install a new O-ring.
  4. 4. Reinstall the wire harness to the case and switches.
  5. 5. Reinstall the valve body cover with a new gasket.

Reassembly: Valve Body Cover

  1. Reinstall the valve body cover and gasket. TIGHTEN Bolts to 14 Nm (124 lb. in.).
  2. Reinstall the transaxle mount bracket; refer to "Transaxle Support Assembly."

Reassembly: Transaxle Support Assembly (Bracket)

  1. Position the transaxle support assembly in the vehicle and tighten the fasteners.
  2. Reinstall the transaxle mount to transaxle support assembly.
  3. Raise the engine/transaxle assembly.
  4. Reinstall the transaxle mount to body bolts.
  5. Reinstall the transaxle pipe expansion bolt to the transaxle support assembly.
  6. Reconnect the P/S lines to the P/S gear.
  7. Reinstall the transaxle cooler lines.
  8. Reinstall the drive axle to transaxle.
  9. Reinstall the left suspension support.
  10. Reinstall the stabilizer shaft to the left lower control arm.
  11. Reinstall the left stabilizer bushing nuts.
  12. Reinstall the left front ball joint.
  13. Route and connect left front ABS wheel speed sensor.
  14. Reinstall the cross member.
  15. Reinstall the left splash shield.
  16. Reinstall the left front wheel and tire assembly.
  17. Reinstall the engine mount strut.
  18. Lower vehicle.
  19. Remove engine support fixture J 28467-360.
  20. Reinstall the power brake booster line and hose.
  21. Reinstall the TV cable.
  22. Reinstall the air intake duct.
  23. Reinstall the negative battery cable.

Inspect And Adjust

  • P/S oil level.
  • TV cable.
  • Oil level.
  • Suspension alignment.
  • For oil leaks.

That's it! You're done! Let me repeat, this is a job for a moderate to advanced DIY. If you do something wrong or lose a spring or check ball you could seriously compromise transmission operation. If, after reading the procedure, you don't feel confident in your ability to do the job, take it to the dealer or a transmission shop.

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