Dodge Journey: Accumulator

DESCRIPTION

Automatic Transmission 41TE
Fig. 238: Identifying Underdrive & Overdrive Accumulators

  1. - RETURN SPRING
  2. - UNDERDRIVE CLUTCH ACCUMULATOR
  3. - SEAL RING (2)
  4. - OVERDRIVE CLUTCH ACCUMULATOR

The 41TE underdrive, overdrive, low/reverse, and 2/4 clutch hydraulic circuits each contain an accumulator. An accumulator typically consists of a piston (2), seal rings (3) return spring(s) (1) and a cover or plug. The overdrive and underdrive accumulators are located within the transaxle case, and are retained by the valve body.

Automatic Transmission 41TE
Fig. 239: Removing/Installing Low/Reverse Accumulator Return Springs

  1. - ACCUMULATOR PISTON
  2. - SEAL RINGS
  3. - RETURN SPRINGS
  4. - (NOTE NOTCH)

The low reverse accumulator (1) is also located within the transaxle case, but the assembly is retained by a cover and a snap-ring.

Automatic Transmission 41TE
Fig. 240: Identifying 2/4 Accumulator Assembly

  1. - VALVE BODY
  2. - RETAINER PLATE
  3. - DETENT SPRING
  4. - VALVE BODY
  5. - RETAINER PLATE
  6. - DETENT SPRING

The 2/4 accumulator is located in the valve body (1) . It is retained by a cover and retaining screws.

OPERATION

The function of an accumulator is to cushion the application of a frictional clutch element. When pressurized fluid is applied to a clutch circuit, the application force is dampened by fluid collecting in the respective accumulator chamber against the piston and spring(s). The intended result is a smooth, firm clutch application

    Schematics and diagrams
    40/41TE - WITH VARIABLE LINE PRESSURE Fig. 181: Identifying Line Pressure - Park & Neutral Fig. 182: Identifying Line Pressure - Reverse Fig. 183: Identifying Line Pressure - First Gear ( ...

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    Specifications
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