17-21. DIRECT CLUT CH ASSEMB LY REPAIR (4L80-E) (C nt'd)
Inspect snapring (1), backing plate snapring (6), spring and retainer assembly (12), and clutch
retainer (2) for distortion or damage. Replace any if distorted or damaged.
Inspect sprag assembly (4) and outer race (3) for scoring, pitting, or damage. Replace any if scored,
pitted, or damaged.
Perform step 4 for 1995-1996 transmissions only.
Inspect piston (13) for distortion or damage. Replace if distorted or damaged.
Inspect spring and retainer assembly (12) for collapsed coils or distortion. Replace all if any are
collapsed or distorted.
Inspect direct clutch housing (5) for damage. Replace if damaged.
Check for freeness of check ball (17) and ensure all oil passages in clutch housing (5) are open.
Replace direct clutch housing (5) if check ball (17) is not free or oil passages are blocked.