Project Carbon® 62TE Valve Body DIY Upgrade Kit - V3.0

Next Gen Drivetrain, Inc.

A Must for EVERY 62TE Transmission:

     Yet another installment in our must-have Project Carbon® Valve Body Upgrade series is the 62TE Project Carbon® Valve Body DIY Upgrade Kit, designed for your 6 Speed Automatic Promaster Wagon, Dart, Town & Country, Grand Caravan or similar! The 62TE valve body is responsible for controlling virtually all functions of the transmission. The accumulation system is plastic and incredibly leaky from the factory, along with it's separator plate that deprives the converter of adequate oil.

     Our ultimate sealing billet aluminum Project Carbon® accumulator piston set for the 68RFE has been pro-fitted to the 62TE application via this DIY shift kit, yielding crisper, safer and cooler gear shifts; a MUST whether you drive a frequently weighed down van, high performance application or are just simply invested in your vehicle and want a permanent solution to the grossly problematic 62TE.

     Below, we will assess and analyze the benefits of the Next Gen Drivetrain™ proprietary 62TE Project Carbon® Valve Body DIY Upgrade Kit and take a deeper look into each of it's components. Whether you're carrying cargo, commuting or just rebuilding, this kit is a MUST as well as a difference you can immediately feel!


Difficulty Level: 3 out of 10

Install Time: 1 hour*

 *This kit comes with very easy to follow instructions and visuals to help you install the product as efficiently as possible. If you run into any questions or hang-ups, just call in and ask to speak to an expert!*

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Does the Project Carbon® 62TE DIY Valve Body Upgrade Kit require a quick-learn or TCM Tuning to be done after install?

A: Absolutely not, just plug and play! You can use a TCM tune to increase line pressure, allowing you to get the most out of the kit, but it is not necessary to run the kit.

Q: Will this kit cause aggressive or banging shifts?

A: Nope! This kit will tighten shifts up slightly, but not to the point of being unsavory or aggressive. You will be pleased to notice quick, crisp, seemless shifts that you wish you would have gotten from the factory. We do this by closing the crossleaks found in even brand new OEM valve bodies, allowing clutches to turn on immediately when commanded.

Q: How does this product compare to other 62TE valve body upgrades on the market?

A: There is simply no comparison to other valve body upgrade kits on the market. Unlike other kits comprised of cheap, foreign-made parts that leave most problems unresolved, and worse, could have been pieced together yourself for less, this kit is 100% engineered AND manufactured in-house by Next Gen Drivetrain. Aside from seals and fasteners, all of these parts are designed by, and made by us. No expense was spared in the development of the best 62TE valve body upgrade kit on the market.

Q: I have low miles, should I wait until the vehicle has more mileage to run this kit?

A: No! This kit prevents the degradation and decay of countless internal parts that cause expensive failure. The best time to install this kit is when the vehicle is newer, before damage and decay has taken place.

Q: I have high miles, is it too late to benefit from this kit?

A: Also no! High mileage vehicles will benefit even more from this kit because they often have significant wear to internal components such as clutches and valves. This kit will restore and enhance hydraulic integrity to all of these functions, breathing new life into the transmission and adding to it's lifespan.

Q: I may rebuild my transmission in the future. Would that make this kit a waste?

A: Absolutely not! These parts are dramatically over-engineered and can be reused until the end of time. If you need to rebuild the transmission, you can reuse all of these parts. Even the seals generally do not need changed. If purchasing a Next Gen Drivetrain transmission, we can remove 100% of the cost of the kit from the price of a transmission. This kit can only help you.

Q: How easy is this product to install?

A: This product is very easy to install. Anyone who can follow basic instructions and has access to a relatively clean workplace can install this product right at home. Best of all, ALL Next Gen Drivetrain valve body upgrade kits install WITHOUT dropping the transmission. These kits include detailed instructions, but if you get stuck, we will personally walk you through the installation by phone.

Q: Is there any downside to installing this kit in my vehicle?

A: None. This kit provides a huge reliability AND drivability improvement for the price of a basic tune-up. Best of all, if installed in a vehicle that is currently in good working order, our valve body upgrade kits can often prevent the need for a transmission rebuild in the future for the average person altogether.

You can expect:

- Much better shifting

- Tremendously increased longevity, resolving the dreaded manual valve issue unlike other kits!

- Better clutch control

- Fixes crossleakage better than any other DIY kit on the market 

*For those who are not in the market for our complete and ready to install valve bodies or transmissions, this is the perfect DIY solution that ANYONE can do, and is designed to address the major failure points of the 62TE once and for all.*

This kit consists of:

- 3X Thicker Than OEM CNC Laser Cut Project Carbon® Separator Plate w/ Enlarged TCC Feed Upgrade

- CNC Ground NeverLeak Billet Switch Valve End Plug Kit

- (6) Billet Project Carbon® Steel Accumulator Pistons

- (30) Teflon Seals (5 Per Piston)


Solenoid Switch Valve:

     The Solenoid Switch Valve is a little known yet massive failure point in the 62TE valve body. It tends to seize in place and cause the truck to have trouble in it's overdriven gears amongst other things. Unfortunately, this is not a part any known shift kits offer an inclusive solution for.

     Other kits available on the market offer an upgraded separator plate, or paper gaskets. This is partially helpful but fails to resolve many of the main failures of the 62TE, especially the Solenoid Switch Valve. The SSV is a massive failure point in the 62TE and is actually where most crossleakage tends to occur, not just the separator plate.

     To resolve this, we offer a package of drop-in axially supported and precision machined end plugs that are designed not to wear the bore of the switch valve, and also not become stuck resulting in P0871 and overdrive clutch failure. This is an extreme upgrade in reliability that will save most 62TE owners from overdrive failure completely in stock or close to stock applications. Best of all, it's 100% drop-in!


The Project Carbon® Separator Plate:

     Think of your separator plate as the head gasket of your transmission. It’s exposed to tremendous pressure and frequently begins to leak causing catastrophic failure. Our proprietary CNC Laser-Cut Separator plate is designed both 3x thicker to maximize sealing potential and negate this concern, but also is designed to torque to a near perfect seal on its third torque.

     This is also a single piece plate, rather than multiple paper gaskets that are to be laid together, providing ease and precision during install with the thickest and best sealing separator plate on the market. CNC Lasering also enables us to maintain the most stringent tolerances while also offering a hand finish to both mating surfaces. This separator plate puts shame to all others and is a MUST for longevity OR power!


Project Carbon® Billet Accumulator Pistons:

     You can think of accumulator pistons as the shock absorbers of the Valve Body. They’re designed to help regulate pressure during clutch application. The factory units are hunks of plastic Chinese horse-shit that lead to catastrophic failure of the transmission along with abysmal shift quality. We designed our Project Carbon® Accumulator pistons here in-house to present a perfect seal and make bore wear a thing of the past.

     These pistons feature an industry leading FIVE seals per piston. Further, the tolerances are set to 0.001” of piston clearance on each side after the rings have sized in, making them a truly flawless fit. These pistons (and frankly all of the parts in this kit) are what enable us to offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY on our Project Carbon® Valve Body. These pistons are a change you can feel!



     If you’re looking for a DIY solution to your 62TE that does not require a transmission drop, tremendous shop labor costs or going broke, there’s is no better product than our 62TE Project Carbon® Valve Body DIY Upgrade Kit. This bestselling product is easy to install, affordable and delivers huge improvements to the 62TE at any mileage or rebuild. If you still have questions, we encourage to call in and speak to one of our experts!