Originally Posted by chipset
There is NO pressure on that spring unless you try to take it apart while driving in 1st
gear. there is a very good chance you will find that spring broken if you open it up.
EEk! I was just reflecting back on a valve body drop my buddy and I did, and on one of those servos, that cap flew off once the snap ring was removed. This is different though I guess. That was a different tranny, different different car, and maybe a different servo. The spring was compressed on the one we removed, that's all I know.
Maybe this car is different, but here is cut and pasted from another site regarding a Lincoln LS. Same concept I would think:
17. WARNING: The upper and lower servo covers are under spring tension. Use care when removing the piston and cover assembly. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
I'll go back to my corner now.