Immediately after overhaul, a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country with a 3.6L engine and a 62TE transmission faults to limp mode. The scan tool reveals trouble codes P0732 “Second Gear Ratio Error,” P0735 “Fifth Gear Ratio Error,” P0792 “Compounder Speed Error,” and P1790 “Fault After Shift” are set. During the overhaul procedure, the direct drum and piston were replaced using aftermarket parts. These parts were thought to be defective and were replaced with OEM parts—but the same complaints remained present.
The direct clutch non-removable captured check balls had fallen out of the valve body transfer plate and had gone unnoticed—refer to Figure 9. Technicians noticed this when they decided to replace the valve body and the technician wished to reuse the new solenoid pack.
The valve body assembly was replaced.
These non-removable captured check balls are used by the factory during testing of the clutch oil circuits. Nozzles are inserted to unseat the check balls and pressure retention is checked, after which the nozzles are retracted and the balls seal the clutch circuit. Make certain that the non-removable check balls are present in their location and that they have the ability to seal. Non-removable check ball clutch oil circuit identification can be found in Figure 10.
Removable check ball identification can be found in Figure 11.
Case passage and accumulator identification can be found in Figure 12.