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2004 - 2009 Cadillac XLR: 5L50-E Transmission Specifications

Fastener Specifications

Description of UsageRef No.*QtySizeSpecification
MetricEnglish
Accumulator Housing to Valve Body 318 12 M6x1.0x30.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Channel Plate to Valve Body 300 7 M6x1.0x38.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Converter Housing to Case 2 7 M8x1.25x35.0 mm 22 Y 16 lb ft
Drain Plug to Fluid Pan 63 1 M14x1.5x10.0 mm 20 Y 15 lb ft
Extension Housing to Case 35 7 M8x1.25x35.0 mm 22 Y 16 lb ft
Fluid Pan to Case 65 20 M6x1.0x16.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Front Control Valve Body to Top Channel Plate 50 2 M6x1.0x38.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Input Speed Sensor to Case 45 1 M6x1.0x20.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Output Speed Sensor to Case 43 1 M6x1.0x30.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Parking Pawl Actuator Bracket to Case 609 2 M8x1.25x25.0 mm 22 Y 16 lb ft
Prop Shaft Flange to Output Shaft 34 1 M22x1.5x10.0 mm 57 Y 42 lb ft
Torque Converter Housing Seal Bolt 228 2 M4x0.7x10.0 mm 3.6 Y 31.86 lb in
Transmission Fluid Pump Cover to Torque Converter Housing 240 6 M6x1.0x40.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Transmission Fluid Pump Cover to Torque Converter Housing 241 5 M8x1.25x40.0 mm 22 Y 16 lb ft
Transmission Level Hole Plug to Case 36 1 M18x1.5x12.0 mm 20 Y 15 lb ft
Transmission Pressure Test Plug to Case 40 1 M10x1.0x8.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Valve Body to Case 49 2 M6x1.0x50.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Valve Body to Case 51 6 M6x1.0x50.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Valve Body to Case 53 1 M6x1.0x68.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
Valve Body to Channel Plate 53 1 M6x1.0x68.0 mm 11 Y 8 lb ft
* Reference Number refers to the callout number on the disassembled view.

Fluid Capacity Specifications

ApplicationSpecification
MetricEnglish
Transmission Fluid Capacity – Dry 8.5 liters 9.0 quarts
(measurements are approximate)

End Play Specifications (5L50-E)

Dimention BWasher Thickness (mm)Washer Thickness (in)
4.43 mm –4.68 mm (0.174 in – 0.184 in) 1.55–1.70 0.061–0.066
4.68 mm –4.93 mm (0.184 in – 0.194 in) 1.80–1.95 0.070–0.076
4.93 mm –5.18 mm (0.194 in – 0.203 in) 2.05–2.20 0.080–0.086
5.18 mm –5.43 mm (0.203 in – 0.213 in) 2.30–2.45 0.090–0.096
5.43 mm –5.68 mm (0.213 in – 0.223 in) 2.55–2.70 0.100–0.106
5.68 mm –5.93 mm (0.223 in – 0.233 in) 2.80–2.95 0.110–0.116

Clutch Piston Travel Specifications

ComponentProductNumber Of ClutchsSpecification
MetricEnglish
Reverse Clutch (404) 5L40-E/5L50-E 6 0.98–1.43 mm 0.039–0.056 in
Direct Clutch (406) 5L40-E 8 1.41–1.86 mm 0.056–0.073 in
Direct Clutch (406) 5L50-E 10 1.67–2.12 mm 0.066–0.083 in
Low and Reverse Clutch (517) 5L40-E 10 1.72–2.17 mm 0.068–0.085 in
Low and Reverse Clutch (517) 5L50-E 12 1.93–2.38 mm 0.076–0.094 in
2nd Clutch (520) 5L40-E 10 1.47–1.92 mm 0.056–0.076 in
2nd Clutch (520) 5L50-E 12 1.64–2.09 mm 0.065–0.082 in
2nd Coast Clutch (528) 5L40-E 4 0.94–1.39 mm 0.037–0.055 in
2nd Coast Clutch (528) 5L50-E 6 1.15–1.60 mm 0.045–0.063 in
Intermediate Clutch (495) 5L40-E 6 1.13–1.58 mm 0.044–0.062 in
Intermediate Clutch (495) 5L50-E 8 1.39–1.84 mm 0.055–0.072 in
Overdrive Clutch (487) 5L40-E/5L50-E 6 1.60–2.05 mm 0.063–0.081 in
Forward Clutch (436) 5L40-E 6 1.20–1.65 mm 0.047–0.065 in
Forward Clutch (436) 5L50-E 8 1.41–1.86 mm 0.056–0.073 in
Coast Clutch (438) 5L40-E 6 1.17–1.67 mm 0.046–0.066 in
Coast Clutch (438) 5L50-E 8 1.43–1.93 mm 0.056–0.076 in

Clutch Plate Selection Specifications

ClutchNumber of Clutch Plates
All Models – except GBGGBG
5L40-E5L50-E5L40-E
Reverse Clutch (404) 6 6 6
Direct Clutch (406) 10 10 8
Low and Reverse Clutch (517) 10 12 10
2nd Clutch (520) 10 12 10
2nd Coast Clutch (528) 6 6 4
Intermediate Clutch (495) 8 8 6
Overdrive Clutch (487) 6 6 6
Forward Clutch (436) 8 8 6
Coast Clutch (438) 6 8 6

Reverse Clutch Housing Selective Thrust Washer Specifications

Dimention XWasher Thickness (mm)Washer Thickness (in)
50.18 mm –50.36 mm (1.975 in – 1.982 in) 2.53–2.68 0.099–0.105
50.36 mm –50.54 mm (1.982 in – 1.989 in) 2.71–2.86 0.106–0.112
50.54 mm –50.72 mm (1.989 in – 1.996 in) 2.89–3.04 0.113–0.119
50.72 mm –50.90 mm (1.996 in – 2.003 in) 3.05–3.20 0.120–0.125
50.90 mm –51.08 mm (2.003 in – 2.011 in) 3.25–3.40 0.127–0.133
51.08 mm –51.26 mm (2.011 in – 2.018 in) 3.43–3.58 0.135–0.140
51.26 mm –51.44 mm (2.018 in – 2.025 in) 3.61–3.76 0.142–0.148
51.44 mm –51.62 mm (2.025 in – 2.032 in) 3.79–3.94 0.149–0.155

Intermediate and Overdrive Clutch Housing Retaining Ring Specifications

Dimention MRetainer Ring Thickness (mm)Retainer Ring Thickness (in)
0.85 mm –0.95 mm (0.033 in – 0.037 in) 3.80–3.90 0.149–0.153
0.95 mm –1.05 mm (0.037 in – 0.041 in) 3.70–3.80 0.145–0.149
1.05 mm –1.15 mm (0.041 in – 0.045 in) 3.60–3.70 0.141–0.145
1.15 mm –1.25 mm (0.045 in – 0.049 in) 3.50–3.60 0.137–0.141

Transmission Fluid Pump Specifications

Size ClassificationThickness (mm)Thickness (in)

Important:

  • Rotor and slide must be chosen from the same size classification as the oil pump body.
  • Allowable rotor and slide to fluid pump body end play is as follows:
    Specification
    • Slide to fluid Pump Body End Play — 0.030–0.051 mm (0.0012–0.0020 in)
    • Rotor to fluid Pump Body End Play — 0.030–0.051 mm (0.0012–0.0020 in)

The fluid pump assembly has a selective rotor and slide components. These components are chosen based on pump body dimensions. Fluid pump rotor and slide components are available in five size classifications (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) with the following tolerances:

Rotor Selection
1 17.948–17.961 0.7066–0.7071
2 17.961–17.974 0.7071–0.7076
3 17.974–17.987 0.7076–0.7081
4 17.987–18.000 0.7081–0.7086
5 18.000–18.013 0.7086–0.7091
Slide Selection
1 17.948–17.961 0.7066–0.7071
2 17.991–17.974 0.7071–0.7076
3 17.974–17.987 0.7076–0.7081
4 17.987–18.000 0.7081–0.7086
5 18.000–18.013 0.7086–0.7091
Fluid Pump Body Depth
1 17.978–18.012 0.7077–0.7091
2 17.978–18.025 0.7083–0.7096
3 18.004–18.038 0.7088–0.7101
4 18.017–18.051 0.7093–0.7106
5 18.030–18.064 0.7098–0.7111

Transmission General Specifications

Name5L40-E/5L50-E
RPO Codes MV3 AWD, M82, MX5 AWD, M22
Production Location Strasbourg, France
Vehicle Platform (Engine/Transmission) Usage D, E, Y
Tranmission Drive Rear Wheel Drive
1st Gear Ratio 3.42:1
2nd Gear Ratio 2.21:1
3rd Gear Ratio 1.60:1
4th Gear Ratio 1.00:1
5th Gear Ratio 0.75:1
Reverse Ratio 3.03:1
Torque Converter Size (Diameter of Torque Converter Turbine) 245 mm / 258 mm
Pressure Taps Line Pressure
Transmission Fluid Type Dexron™ III
Transmission Fluid Capacity (Approximate)

Bottom Pan Removal

Complete Overhaul: Dry 8.5 L (9.0 qt)

Transmission Type: 5 Five Forward Gears
Transmission Type: L Longitude Mount
Transmission Type: 40 Product Series
Transmission Type: E Electronic Controls
Position Quadrant P, R, N, D, 4, 3, 2
Case Material Die Cast Aluminum
Transmission Weight Dry (161.0 lb) 73 kg
Transmission Net Weight (177.0 lb) 80.5 kg
Maximum Trailer Towing Capacity

Domestic: 454 kg

Export: 1815 kg

Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight 3,500 kg (7,716 lbs)

 

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