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Old 06-19-2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default A/T service done... DIY (G1 specific) coming up!

Now I know why most G1 owners do not bother to writing a "DIY" procedures when performing this task; well, NOT me ...draining/filling the tranny is the easy part, but removing them solenoids on the other hand are a handful, let alone documenting every single part that needs to be remove.

I'm gonna give it my best; to lay this one out step by step, with detailed image attachments, in hoping to help explain the process as clearly as possible.

And the lock-up/shift solenoid function test is self explanatory, so I just leave that one alone... but again if needed, I can attach a brief instructions on this as well.

Also got my "battery service" done... pretty straight forward, but can be DIY if needed.


After some elbow grease, these babies look like new
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:33 AM   #2
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This type of service is NOT too difficult; scale from one to ten, oh I'd say a five'r... but the whole process was very time consuming though. So just bear with me, as I edit and add text on some of the photos ...well worth it in the end, I would think!



Here's yet another proof that regular ATF change will help extend the life of your tranny

Not so much; as far as fluid restriction is concern...

Lock-Up Solenoid filter screen; before cleaning... after cleaning!


Shift solenoid filter screen; before cleaning... after cleaning!
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:05 PM   #3
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so just take them off and take out the screens and rings to clean. Than just put back on or what?
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Just wait young jedi, there is more to it before you put everything back together.
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so just take them off and take out the screens and rings to clean. Than just put back on or what?
In a nut shell, you are correct Mike ...but consider this though!

Just to get to the solenoids (in my case), the following had to be removed

-front driver side tire
-splash guards (if you still have them)
-battery + holding tray
-air box (bottom half is very tricky)
-intake air duct (it's a bitch)
-disconnecting solenoid connectors (very brittle) + mounting brackets
-mounting brackets; solenoids harness, ATF feed and return cooling lines
-ground cable to engine chasis

Even then with ALL these out of the way, they (solenoids) are a wee bit challenging to remove from the tranny.

Once removed, there is the solenoid cleaning phase.

After a complete cleaning, there is the solenoid testing phase.


And then... you'd have to put everything back together... very time consuming I know, but well worth it!!!



3 hours total downtime; ONLY because I was documenting every steps of the way
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:48 PM   #6
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i dont know about that lol i got the CAI so its a little easyer But everything else oh boy lol thats a weekend job lol. Maybe you can show me at the meet and greet.
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Why the heck did you need to remove the tire? I remove the air box and hose, MAYBE the battery, and all you gotta do is work around the coolant hoses.
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ya? how do you test them?
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wire up the 12volt, and ground the outside. If it clicks, it's switching. If it doesn't, it's stuck, and needs more WD40, carb cleaner, brake cleaner, whatever you use.
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Shit that sounds easy whats the hard part cause me and workin on the engine freaks me out some times
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