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These recommendations do not cover all possibilities. They are some things to check before you have your transmission rebuilt. Always check transmission fluid level first. Always run a scanner on any computer controlled transmission. On modulated transmissions make sure they have enough vacuum.  

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AURA/HYBRID   2007-2008   2.4 3.5L 4SPEED FRONT WHEEL DRIVE   4T45E
S-SERIES    1995-2001 4SPEED FRONT WHEEL DRIVE   TAAT
L-SERIES    2000-2004 4SPEED FRONT WHEEL DRIVE   4T40E
L-SERIES     2000-2004 4SPEED FRONT WHEEL DRIVE   4T45E
ION SEDAN  2003-2004 5SPEED FRONT WHEEL DRIVE AW55-50SN
RELAY         2005-2007 4 SPEED FRONT WHEEL DRIVE 4T65E
VUE              2002-2003 5SPEED FRONT WHEEL DRIVE AW55-50SN
VUE              2005-2008  2.2 - 2.4 L 4SPEED FRONT WHEEL DRIVE   4T45E

















4T40E / 4T45E
The transmissions above are 4 speed automatics that are computer controlled.  The most common problems are: Your check engine light comes on. The transmission starts shifting erratically or not at all.

Make sure you or a shop runs a scanner on the vehicle. You want to see if a sensor has gone bad causing your problem.







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TAAT
The transmissions above are 4 speed front wheel drive automatics that are all computer controlled. If your transmission starts shifting erratic, then make sure you or a shop run a scanner on the vehicle.  You want to see if you have a sensor that has gone bad causing your problems.

This transmission has a common problem with the valve body wearing out causing  many different reverse symptoms ( no reverse, harsh reverse or reverse slipping ). I recommend replacing the valve body from the dealer on every rebuild.








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4T40E / 4T45E
The transmissions above are 4 speed automatics that are computer controlled.  The most common problems are: Your check engine light comes on. The transmission starts shifting erratically or not at all.

Make sure you or a shop runs a scanner on the vehicle. You want to see if a sensor has gone bad causing your problem.







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TAAT
The transmissions above are 4 speed front wheel drive automatics that are all computer controlled. If your transmission starts shifting erratic, then make sure you or a shop run a scanner on the vehicle.  You want to see if you have a sensor that has gone bad causing your problems.

This transmission has a common problem with the valve body wearing out causing  many different reverse symptoms ( no reverse, harsh reverse or reverse slipping ). I recommend replacing the valve body from the dealer on every rebuild.








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AW55-50SN

The transmission above is a front wheel drive 5 speed automatic transmission. They are computer controlled.  Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, harsh or erratic reverse. Also the check engine light can come on.

External sensors like the throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor, inhibitor switch can go bad, causing these symptoms. Always run a self diagnostic check first to see if a sensor is causing your problem.
This transmission has severe valve body wear, along with common solenoid problems, the shift solenoids that attach to the valve body, sometimes they can go bad between 65.000 and 100.000 miles. I have found that many times the only fix for some of the valve body problems is to purchase one from the dealership. sorry cause they are expensive.


 

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4T65E

The transmissions above are 4 speed automatics that are computer controlled.  The most common problems are: Your check engine light comes on. The transmission starts shifting erratically or not at all. 

Make sure you or a shop runs a scanner on the vehicle.  You want to see if a sensor has gone bad causing your problem.  Always check your modulator line on the 4T60E transmission to see if there is fluid inside. If fluid is inside the line, then the modulator is no good. Always replace the EPC solenoid when rebuilding a 4T65E.

 

 

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