Can the valve body (main control) be removed and replaced/rebuilt
without removing the transaxle?
1999 Mercury Sable 3.0L 24V engine
Harsh 1-2 shift
Other shifts are smooth
Have changed fluid and filter
I have researched this problem and it seems common. "Simple" fixes
appear to be to replace valves and springs in the valve body. There
is also a 1-2 Sonnax accumulator upgrade. All designed to fix harsh
1-2 shift. I bought the ATSG manual.
My question is, has anyone tried this before? Do these fixes improve
anything? Can they be made without removing the transaxle for the
car? I am researching only at this stage.