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Old 05-26-2018, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default Just picked up a 2002 SC2

Hey everybody, I just bought a nice looking blue SC2. The paint looks like the previous owner kept it garaged. It has grey leather seats and a sunroof. I've had it for a week now, it runs nice and smooth, and is fun to drive as it handles well and has some decent power.

I just started getting the reverse slam so I added half a can of Seafoam Trans Tune and ran it for about 50 miles before changing the fluid and filter. I added the other half can of Seafoam TT with the fresh fluid and tried the "reverse slam cure" by keeping it in reverse for 30 min backed up against my porch. It's definitely shifting smoother but the reverse slam and delayed engagement is still there. Guess it's time for a new valve body. Which brings me to my question:

Can I get any TAAT valve body 1992 & newer? I see some listed for SL models. Are those compatible with my SC2?

Also, has anybody ever tried repairing their valve body instead of replacing it? On the Ford 4R70W transmission there is what's called a J-MOD which involves drilling a few holes in the separator plate bigger to allow more fluid through, speeding up the shifts/gear engagement. I remember the hole for reverse being tiny and after this mod reverse engagement was instant.

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Old 05-28-2018, 02:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to the family. If you are rebuilding your valve body, you're braver than most.

But not all
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157551

This thread suggest it's cheaper to buy a rebuilt, than the tools to rebuild
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=160147

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=172035

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Old 05-28-2018, 08:39 PM   #3
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Contact Special Forces, a forum member here, via private message. He rebuilds them and has been rebuilding them for over 10 years.

The tools required to rebuild the Saturn TAAT VB are far more expensive than the cost of buying a rebuilt valve body.

If you are planning on rebuilding, Sonnax males detailed instructions on how to do it at their website. Just make sure you get the "Sure Cure" kit and this is provided you already have the tools you will need to embark on this journey.

My VB from Special Forces works flawlessly and has survived multiple trips to the drag strip, and he provided me with very easy instructions for the swap.

And I had never replaced a valve body or done anything with transmissions, other than periodic fluid/filter changes.

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