jeff pk wrote:
"Are you saying that there IS some section in these manuals that warns the mechanic not to loosen the band adjusting screws too much, or a strut will drop? If so, I'd like to see that---I must have missed it."
Ya got me there. There're no warnings because none are needed. The manual deals with the band adjusting screws twice:
First, it tells how to adjust the bands. Follow the instructions and there's no possibility of error.
Second, in the overhaul section, it says to remove the screws (by screwing them down into the case). At that point, the photos show the trans sitting on a stand with half the parts removed on the way to a empty case (bereft of struts plus everything else).