Basically there is more than one approach to do the installation
- Remove the upper and lower heat shield and work around everything in place. The upper heat shield needs to be bent in order to get it out completely but can also be slid out of the way to access each cap individually. This does work well with the new directions and the right tools. A long handle right angle needle nose pliers is a must here. We have gotten quite good at this and we can do both in about 2 hours. The needle nose is sold on our site. This is our recommended method.
- Remove the upper and lower heat shield and disconnect the y-pipe and rotate it out of the way. This is how the instructions are written and if you have it on a lift this will be the quickest way to do the work. Experience mechanics can do this approach in less than two hours.
- Cut the y-pipe, remove it for installation, and then splice it back together. This has also been done by a couple customers.
- Remove the transmission cross member, remove the y-pipe and heat shields. This has been done by multiple customers, and we have done this also. You will more than likely break off one or two bolts on the cross member, but this does give you the most room. However, the transmission moves around a bit more when you are pressing the servos in.
Servo Replacement Written Instructions
Here are the detailed instructions
This video does not include a band adjustment. For that, refer the the detailed instructions. Please fully read the directions before your attempt the install.
Other Installation Files
Here are directions on how to take the Ohm readings for the solenoids at the PCM Connector
Here are the directions on how to properly check the fluid level
Here are the directions on how to chamfer the bores on the 5R55E and 4R44 Series
Here is a list of potential installers who have used our product in the past. If there is not anyone in your area, your best bet is to contact a general automotive repair shop in your area.