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Old 08-11-2011, 04:46 PM
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Default Replacing Valve Body Gasket

I am replacing the valve body gasket in my transmission this weekend. I have already changed filter and fluid and still have the same symptoms. Car is slow to go into drive or will not but if I shift into first it will go into gear. If I have been driving and stop at a light it almost always takes off in drive no problem. Usually only have this problem when first starting up. Sometimes engagues in gear really hard no matter what gear I start off in. Also pretty consistant that if I shift into drive at startup it will not engage and engine will rev up without moving and if I then let off of gas and wait the car will enague in drive in a few seconds.

Going to try changing the valve body gasket. Is there anything else I should change once in there?
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: Replacing Valve Body Gasket

Along with the valve body gaskets, the EPC and TCC solenoids are recommended replacements. Unfortunately the EPC solenoid is pretty expensive, I think it's around $150 a pop. Many people also add a shift kit to the valve body as well. And definitely check the condition of your solenoid debris screens, as well as the solenoid retaining brackets.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: Replacing Valve Body Gasket

My truck has been doing this for a couple of years. Is it ok to just keep driving it like it is until the transmission fails or should I go ahead and get rebuild?
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