after I removed all the electrics, solenoids and stuff I then had access to the main filter housing
See in pic 2 the little clips in place to hold all the electronic solenoids in situ so the ecu knows their positioning, once the main connector is unplugged and the whole board is separated then they can be moved as long as they are put back in same position.
Anyway this is what lied beneath once everything was out the way
As you can see there's a lot of debris sticking to the electro magnetic solenoids and im hoping this is the cause of the issues with the gear selection as the metal particles on the solenoids and magnets can play havoc with the gearbox ecu and give all types of troubles. Plus o9n top of that the pan filter and main filter were completely blocked which will give issues with hydraulic pressure which is paramount to an eloctro hydraulic box which relies on info and pressure (same as a modern engine) ion order that it can perform its job.
only just finished cleaning all the parts so finish it off tomorrow and assemble everything and hope and prey that it all works correctly or