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Where do the check balls get placed in the valve body of transmission?

I have the valve body apart and need to know where these little steel balls get placed inside the valve body to make sure it is put back together properly. They call them check balls.

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Look on spacer plate if you look close you will see where thy go

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

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    Eric Phillips Apr 16, 2015

    is that the plate between the upper half and lower flat plate?

  • milton graham Apr 16, 2015

    yes the check balls make markes on the spacer plate make suer that all vales move in valve body us a pick to move them by hand by prying them do not scratch them

  • milton graham Apr 16, 2015

    that is the plate between the top and bottem

  • Eric Phillips
    Eric Phillips Apr 16, 2015

    thank you! wish me luck!

  • milton graham Apr 16, 2015

    yes good luck will check back latter



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Those are valve body check balls and they must be put back in the proper place for the transmission to function properly. Try not to panic. If you look closely at the passages in the valve body, you will probably notice that some of the them have small indentations beside them. If you find passages with this difference in the same number as the check balls, then install them and then install the valve body by lifting it straight up and carefully aligning it with the transmission housing before making contact with it. Good luck with your effort. I hope this information has been helpful and thank you for trying

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