DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL
Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal to prevent airbag and seat belt pretensioner activation.
DRAIN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID
Remove the drain plug and gasket, and drain ATF.
Install a new gasket and the drain plug.
REMOVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PAN SUB-ASSEMBLY
Some fluid will remain in the oil pan.
Remove the 20 bolts and oil pan.
Examine the particles in the oil pan.
Remove all the magnets and use them to collect steel particles. Carefully look at the foreign matter and particles in the pan and on the magnets to determine the type of wear you will find in the transmission.
Steel (magnetic): bearing, gear and clutch plate wear
Brass (non-magnetic): bushing wear
REMOVE VALVE BODY OIL STRAINER ASSEMBLY
Remove the 4 bolts and oil strainer.
Be careful as some fluid may leak out of the oil strainer.
DISCONNECT TRANSMISSION WIRE
Remove the 2 bolts and clamp.
Disconnect the ATF temperature sensor.
Disconnect the 7 connectors from the solenoid valves.
REMOVE TRANSMISSION VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY
Remove the 19 bolts and valve body.
Remove the 3 drum seal gaskets.