It doesn’t matter what they call it...the Monterey Historics, the Rolex Motorsports Reunion, the Laguna Seca Monster Jam or the Bay Area Histrionics — this is the ultimate car show. It starts with the dirt parking lot, that is this ridiculous collection of million dollar exotics and classics parked on mole hits, and…
I learned something new.
The 41TE is one of those computer-controlled transmissions. It has a mind of its own.
Say, is that light at the end of the tunnel?
Now that the hydraulic circuitry of the main valve body is assembled, we have a few more things to attach.
Don’t ya just hate it when a repair has to be done twice?
Prepare your body...
Because this is a FWD transaxle, we have the additional task of putting together a transfer geartrain and differential.
I WANT TO PAHMP... YOO UP
Stack ’em up!
Time to start filling up the input drum with parts.
Now that the rear planetary carrier is installed, we can start building up the core of the transmission. Let’s start stacking clutches!
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men...
This is what the transmission looked like before being taken apart. Not too bad up top, but you can see a gradual buildup of grime on the lower half.
Time to get that valve body apart. Are you ready?
The front pump doesn’t have many parts to it. This’ll be a short post. Consider this a calm before the storm, when we get into the valve body.
This input drum came out of the case in one piece, but let’s see what’s inside...
Time to finish gutting the case.
Now that the transmission was up on a stand, I decided to take a break from gutting the central housing, and start taking apart the geartrain.