Thanks for the reply. I just found a single spring in a package that came with my seal kit. (I didnt buy a rebuild kit because I only planed on replacing the sun shell.) The diagram on the package showed my valve train and pointed to the valve in question! It said only use this "torque converter clutch regulator valve spring" with non PWM units. The spring is twice as long as the one in my first pic above. I replaced the old spring with this one, and now the parts are no longer able to slide loose in the bore as before, but the valve is extremely hard to depress with my finger now. Should I use this new spring or should I go back to the little spring that allows the other parts to slide around in the bore?
Well I just noticed the large PWM on the front of my pump which means I should NOT use the new spring.
I guess these parts are supposed to be able to slide freely inside the bore?
Last edited by Micaletti; 04-21-2009 at 10:43 PM.