does it make sense to do a sleeve and valve replacement in the valve body. on 1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

the reason i ask this i was on here a few days ago and a trans guy was telling somebody with the same problems i am have 1870 code...that loc-up port in the valve body can be fixed to help with a hard shift problem. I have a 1997 4x4 1500 5.7 Chevy truck and i recently made an appt. to get just that done.the trans guy knew exactly what i was talking about, got a price and all good to go.......so i though till i read this...and this is a quote...""The 1870 code usually means bad transmission or valve body, probably better off just replacing transmission."" Now that being said i am really confused now. Can any body shed some light for me, my appt. is on tue.23rd so the sooner the better. Thanks Brad

by in Ephrata, PA on July 19, 2013
1 answer 6 comments
ANSWER by on July 19, 2013
These trans. cats know the latest and greatest updates for your trans! Have this work done if a TRANS. TECH. thinks it will help! Used to do them myself and you can keep on top of the changes and mods. that need to be made. Chances are the new trans. would not have these new fixes!
COMMENT by on July 19, 2013
thanks man....I appreciate it. ill post an update so others will know if this type fix fixes the problem or not.
COMMENT by on July 19, 2013
thanks man....I appreciate it. ill post an update so others will know if this type fix fixes the problem or not.
COMMENT by on July 19, 2013
Sounds good!
COMMENT by on July 23, 2013
just wanted to let ya know that i got the job on the truck done.Valve body repair TCC. bore and valve. the TCC was not holding.Filter,Gasket,and synthetic ATF. and labor and also making sure it was a p1870 code, the total for the job was a little over 5 bills....not bad!! all is well so far...fingers crossed. BRAD
COMMENT by on July 23, 2013
just wanted to let ya know that i got the job on the truck done.Valve body repair TCC. bore and valve. the TCC was not holding.Filter,Gasket,and synthetic ATF. and labor and also making sure it was a p1870 code, the total for the job was a little over 5 bills....not bad!! all is well so far...fingers crossed. BRAD
COMMENT by on July 23, 2013
Not bad. Not bad at all.Think it will do a fine job.
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