Rebuild was a Piece of Cake!
Drained Trans, Removed all the sensors, then the pan
and left the rear section on, since we don't need access the low/reverse sprag
Valve Body out
1st drum assembly out that houses the OD and UD frictions/steels
Cracked the drum open to pull out the frictions and steels
Burned up Over Drive frictions/steels came out first.
These are the ones responsible for throwing incorrect gear ratio codes for 4th and 5th.
Going in for the Under Drive Frictions
Under Drive frictions and steels were flawless, and will be re-installed
No huge surprise that these were okay because my truck never slip while launching it, even with a 3400 stall speed.
Next drum to come out holds the 2c frictions and steels,
But first we swapped the replacement OD frictions/steels Mike sent,
Re-installed my good UD frictions/steels and closed up the first drum.
(to minimize the amount of frictions,steels,bearings and snap rings sitting around loose.)
I sent a quick text to Mike to ask if it was still necessary to go onto the next set,
because the U/D frictions looked so clean, He replied right away, Yes 2C can often be the worst
...he was right.
Pulled the 2C frictions/steels, steels were burned up pretty bad, chunks missing out the frictions
Swapped the ones Mike sent me and re-installed the housing and snap rings
Everything went back in just about as easy as it came out,
Pretty much impossible to do incorrectly because the snap rings wont line up
with the grooves if you got something in the wrong order/position.
Total bench time, not counting a pizza break was probably an hour and a half.
...and most of that was mopping up fluid and cleaning the old RTV off the pan.
Within the next week or two we'll drop the L&M trans out of my truck
and replace the OD frictions in the first drum assembly.
Anyone with basic mechanical skills can do this in no time,
Just don't go a dealership parts counter for rebuild parts, they will rape you!
much better source here: http://www.transmissionsone.com/45rf...s_from_pat.htm
Filters and Fluid ready to go for the next one
just waiting on my header collector flange/reducers so I can pull my shorty headers/cats along with the trans
and make room for the new JBA Catless Long Tube headers