Sorry I don't have a lot of pictures, my hands has tranny fluid on them during the install of the manual valve body.
To me the most important thing I learned today was the correct Orientation of parts.
For instance, after the removal of the pump there are a number of baskets that hold the friction disc in place, some are retained by snap rings. One of the first rings to go in is shortly after the main shaft is reinstalled. One side of this ring has a bevel. Remember the way it goes in.
This is just after removing the pan. At this point the kick down wire can be removed. And then the valve body. I would remember what bolt goes where, they are different lengths. The small box can also be removed, don't remember if thats necessary.
On to the pump, after removing the bolts my guy did some tapping with a brass mallet and wiggled the shaft to remove the pump. A "O" ring is used to seal the pump to the housing.
One thing I would do at this point is to use a long table, so the parts can be laid out as you remove them. Your going to see snap rings, clutch packs. Sun gears, a couple of thrust washers, among other things.
Valve body removed along with one gasket, I believe you can see the bottom gasket. At least in one of the 2 pics. In the center of the picture 1/3 from the bottom you will see either a "V" or "VB" , or a "C" cut out of the gasket, C = case side, VB is valve body side, there is a difference in the gasket. Once both gaskets and the metal plate are removed yo will see the check balls. You will also want the tranny upside down before starting
The dome shaped cover can also be removed at this point, along with whats under it. IIRC this has to do with force/pressure on the reverse band.
Sorry I don't remember if the modulator valve needs removed.
Most of the internals removed, the next pic includes the main shaft,
That's it for the pictures.
There are some tips I can offer, but it's hard to describe them.
If you have questions ask! I'll try to help.
Most if not all of the work was done with the tranny upside down as seen in the first pictures. Reinstalling everything under the pump was done with the tail of the tranny pointed straight down.
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It took us 4 hours to dissemble and reassemble the tranny, and install the valve body.
On the torque converter. My guy said its next to impossible to clean it out. Meaning clean completely. He said do not use a solvent, only something like brake clean that dries.
He always changes the TC on a rebuild. Only if your Confident there's nothing wrong with what you have, should you use it. That being said, for between $75 and $150 it cheap insurance. IMHO. I would rather spend the money now, than have to pull the tranny again .
O, when you remove the filter, look at the top side to see how dirty it is.
Take your time, study how and what the part does when you remove it. I would go so far as to put the part in and out a couple times. And move to the next part.
Take lots of pictures, and make notes.
Worst case, if the pump doesn't seat when reinstalling it, something isn't correct.
I all honestly I would be a little Intimidated doing this myself the first time, this was a awesome learning. Experiance for me, I would now have the Confidence to attempt a rebuild,