Hello, this job will involve pulling out the passenger axle and then removing the trans side cover to access the valve body. I will send axle info next
Torque Converter Clutch Pulse Width Modulation (TCC PWM) Solenoid Replacement Replacement Procedure
Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement Tools Required
This article has been updated with TSB 03-04-18-001. NEW FRONT DRIVE AXLE NUT Use the new nut, P/N 10289657, whenever the front drive axle nut is removed. This new nut is a torque prevailing nut and is silver in color. The old nut is black in color and has a sheet metal cage around the nut (shown below). Using the new nut will provide a more consistent clamp load on the wheel bearing and should help prolong the bearing life.NOTICE: Use the correct tightening specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
i was told that the TCC solenoid is inside the tranny for the 2003 malibu which is the reason they want to drop the tranny... is that correct? from what i understood in your post that it does not involve dropping the transmission at all..
in the process of taking the axle off to get to the tranny.. would i have to replace any parts?? or would they all go back on?
also, the images you posted, are they for the 2003 malibu?? or are they generic images??
My error sorry. The side cover will not come off with trans in the car. Some of them you can sneak out but this one requires pulling trans. the problem on my end is all steps involved are locted in several different places on the program. yes, 100%% the info is provided by Alldata, and is manufacturer repair info. i have copied the full page so you can see at the top./
the labor time is posted as well by the book. for the solenoid
1. if the trans is going to be pulled to get the side panel off, is there still need to remove the axles and wheel assembly?
2. will pulling the tranny and opening the side cover affect the gears in any way?? is there a need to do a rebuild or will the cover come off and solenoid be changed without the need to change anything else??
ok take your time.
some more information i think you might want to know. I had the transmission checked by the dealer here and they said the transmission on its own was ok. they did not even pick up the TCC stuck on code. even though that was the reason i took the car in to get checked..
it is very important for me to know what ramification on the tranny i will face if i pull it just to change the solenoid and how much of the tranny will be taken apart. also if you can provide me diagrams for the tranny itself and how the panel/cover will be taken off, etc. i would be grateful
furthermore, due to time difference between where i am and the states its night time here and so im in no hurry.. i will have to check back on whatever you reply in about 7 hours...i hope that is ok with you . thanks in advance
Below are directions for pulling the trans. The axles will come out so that will not be an issue. Once trans is out, the side cover will unbolt and the the valve body will be in front of you. Thew solenoid clips ito side of valve body per prior directions. There is also an exploded diaghram in which you are doing 1-8 in the pic with 8 being the valve body which hold solenoid.
the images are not showing for me.
i would like to make one last clarification before accepting the answer..
in pulling the trans and changing the solenoid will the whole tranny be opened up and will any of the gears or any other part for that matter be affected? in other words is it possible to minimize the breaking down of the tranny to change the solenoid and put it back together avoiding a complete rebuild.?
The pix time out after awhile. No, once trans in front of you, the side cover will come off exposing the valve body in which the solenoid clips into. You will need the side cover gasket. You will only be doing steps 1-7 in pic below with 8 being the valve body that holds the solenoid. All the gearing etc is much farther inside
final question.. i just got back from the workshop..
is it possible that i will have to change the clutch?? or does the error only involve the solenoid??