Any one ever heard of checking the tc this way? its got some pics to just cant get them to load but heres the link to it http://www.atraonline.com/gears/2007...2007_03_08.pdf
Here’s a quick method for testing the pump and converter
at the same time, using a tool you can build in 3 easy steps,
from an old TCC solenoid:
Step 1: Bend the 4 tabs back with a screwdriver (figure 4).
Step 2: Remove the solenoid parts (figure 5). It isn’t
Figure 4 necessary to remove the allen screw and spring from the tipof the solenoid.
Step 3: Secure the solenoid plunger
to the solenoid snout with a small hose
clamp (figure 6). Be sure to align the
hose clamp screw with the flat on the
solenoid snout (figure 7). If it isn’t
aligned properly, it won’t fit into the
solenoid body.Now you’re ready to put your new
tool to work on the transmission:
• Drop the pan down and replace
the TCC solenoid with the tool
• Replace the pan and the
fluid.…and you’re ready to
I’ve done this procedure and it
takes only 20 minutes, if that.
CAUTION: This will engage the
TCC all the time, and in all ranges. If
the torque converter and pump are operating
properly, the transmission will
kill the engine as soon as you put it in
gear. Engaging the transmission with
the TCC applied will be very hard on
the TCC lining, so keep your testing toa minimum.
If the engine stalls with the test
tool in place, the converter clutch and
lockup valve are working properly. We
already know the computer signals are