Now that the hydraulic circuitry of the main valve body is assembled, we have a few more things to attach.
The range sensor bolts down to the valve body in a fixed position. The plate at the bottom of the manual shaft rotates with the shaft,which is turned by the vehicle’s shifter linkage. As the shaft turns, several things happen at once.
The spring near the 2-4 piston housing clicks against the “rooster comb” to define each shifter position. The spring-loaded range sensor pins ride across the metal & plastic tracks to make or break certain connections. And a groove in the plate moves the manual valve back and forth through its bore in the valve body to open & close different hydraulic circuits.
Getting close now! Just a few odds & ends to go before it can be wrestled back into the vehicle... 41TE Assembly, Pt. IX