B4 Relese Valve Kit
B4 RELEASE VALVE KIT 55-50SN
- 2-3 Flare
- 2-3 Neutral
- 3-2 Harsh
- 3-2 Neutral
Cause: Bore wear causes the valve to stick and excessive end plug leakage alters valve timing.
Correction: Valve hang-up is eliminated by reaming the bore and installing the Sonnax oversized valve, spring and end-plug. Valve timing is restored by reducing excess end plug leakage.
The Aisin Warner 55-50SN, 55-51SN transmission commonly has wear at the B4 release valve bore which can allow valuable oil pressure to leak, or cause the valve to stick in the bore. Either results in various 2-3 and 3-2 shift complaints, and can result in a burnt 3rd Gear band. This valve is reacted on by solenoid modulator and 4-5 clutch feed pressures to control the release of the B4 (3rd Gear) band. When the bore is worn, release pressure and/or solenoid modulator pressure can exhaust, resulting in shift complaints. Sonnax oversized B4 release valve kit restores hydraulic integrity to the bore and eliminates wear related complaints and sticking valves. The inboard valve spool has been made considerably longer than the OE design to add greater stability and sealing capability to the valve/bore interface.
- Recalibrated spring restores OE shift quality
- Restores hydraulic integrity
- Hardcoat anodized aluminum valve combats premature wear
- Addresses a multitude of shift concerns
- Salvages valuable core
- Lengthened valve spool adds stability and improves sealing
- End Plug