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Old 04-06-2007, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1996 aw4 check ball location??

The valve body I am working on has 9 checkballs. The manual says for that year it uses 8. All the check balls are viton rubber balls, 1 being .250 the other 8 .218. The gasket was stuck and when it popped the balls rolled on to the bench . Any good tech info would be awesome and very appreciated, as this trans sits idle and the customer not happy. Bill vista's PDF file is gone.

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I have a valve body for an AW4 that has 9 check balls in it. The problem is all my manuals (All Data and ATSG) say this year should have only 8. The valve body that does hold 9 is a late 80 valve body and the plates don't match. The old gaskets are for a 97 an newer valve body that were in originally. I have checked the supra sites and the have 9 as well but are in locations that don't have holes in my separator plate So if any of you chrysler guru's have specific hi security clearance to this unknown knowledge. I will be greatly thankful for I am SOL at this point.
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The ATSG manual I have (Jeep AW-4 TechTran Manual 1999 printing) says that there should be 9 - does not give any sort of year breakdown.

It says that there is:
1 rubber ball .250
7 steel balls .2189
1 steel ball .2811
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thanks for the reply... my separater plate doesn't even have the provision for the .280 steel check ball. and like mentioned mine are all viton rubber. I know someone could have changed them. I do believe someone else was in this trans or VB as it has the square plastic solenoids versus the round metal ones. I believe they started to use the plastic on the 99 and newer VB's. I thought maybe they put in a 99 and newer VB due to issues, and it calls for the same 8 CB location. I will have to get a trans tech manual and see why all the differences between the manuals.
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