Can't fully get servo out

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  1. MrBalll

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    ****Solved initial issue****
    **New issue. I can't get the pin out of the 2nd apply piston. I have taken out the spring, washer and clip, but it will not come out. Seems to just get stuck.**


    I have an 04 Tahoe. I've gotten most of the servo assembly out, but I can't get this last bit out. The 2nd apply I believe? It just won't slide out. I know I'm replacing this part, but I'm afraid of messing up the pin or the cover of the transmission somehow. Am I missing something here?
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    This is where I'm stuck. It is end to end and no way to slide up or down.


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    I already pulled the ring, washer and spring off.
     
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    Could is possibly be from this tiny lip that overhangs? It seems like if I was able to move it there is a small chance I can squeeze the assembly out. If that is the case can anyone recommend a way to get it out of te way. Would hammer it, but there is no room down there.


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    Fixed it by dropping the rear of the transmission and pushing it a little towards the driver side.
    Should anyone come across this issue that is a way around it.
     
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    Could be. I remember having to wiggle it a bit to get it out, but nothing serious.

    You could put a pry bar on that lip and hit the other end of the pry bar with a hammer...
     
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    I have a new issue now. Was able to drop the transmission a little to get the assembly all the way out. However now I can't get the pin out of the 2nd apply piston. I have taken out the spring, washer and clip, but it will not come out. Seems to just get stuck. Any ideas why this is happening?
     
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    Grab this part of the heat shield and bend it down a bit. It's pretty soft and will move by hand.

    I ran into the same issue you were, tweaking that out of the way gave me just enough clearance to sneak the whole assembly out minus the 4th gear piston, which I pulled off earlier

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    Reading>me

    My pin was a fairly tight fit. I lightly tapped mine out with a plastic face hammer. Similar story going back in too. Make absolutely sure you clean off any little aluminum bits that are sure to dislodge as you do this
     
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    Appreciate that info. I was about ready to go to a transmission shop and just ask to swap mine out. I will try and just wrap the top in a rag then hit it was a hammer. Noticed from my initial 'shoving' of the pin through the top that it made some bits around it. So I'm sure there will be quite a bit once I actually hammer it through. But I will try that on Monday.
    Thanks for the suggestion, SnowDrifter.
     

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