DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL
DRAIN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID
Remove the drain plug and gasket, and drain ATF.
Install a new gasket and the drain plug.
REMOVE TRANSMISSION OIL FILLER TUBE SUB-ASSEMBLY
Remove the transmission oil level gauge.
Remove the 2 bolts and oil filler tube.
Remove the O-ring from the oil filler tube.
REMOVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PAN SUB-ASSEMBLY
Remove the 19 bolts.
Insert the blade of an oil pan cutter between the transmission case and oil pan. Cut through the seal and remove the oil pan.
Be careful not to damage the oil pan flange.
Some fluid will remain in the oil pan. Carefully remove the 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): bushinging 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.
Remove the 5 gaskets from the oil strainer.
REMOVE TRANSMISSION WIRE
Disconnect the 4 connectors from the 4 shift solenoid valves.
Remove the bolt and stopper plate from the case.
Pull out the transmission wire from the transmission case.
Remove the O-ring from the transmission wire.