Highlights from my recent rebuild of a 4L60E transmission from my 1999 GMC Sierra 4.3 V6. Feel free to post if you have any questions!
Here is the link I mention in the video with better information about rebuilding the clutch packs, including a couple very good diagrams:
Also here is a link to some common break/fixes that may require a rebuild:
If you have any questions just post a comment and I'll try to help. If you find the video helpful feel free to like/subscribe!
Here are all of the common 4l60e applications:
Buick Rainier, Cadilac Escalade,
Chevy Astro, Avalanche, s-10, blazer, Camaro, caprice, colorado, corvette, express, imapala, silverado ssr, suburban, tahoe, trailblazer,
GMC canyon, envoy, safari savana, sierra Sonoma, Yukon,
GM 4L60-E Transmission Re-Assembly (Rebuild) - Transmission Repair
On this video we go through the re assembly of a 4L60E Transmission. I
tried to make this video shorter for you so I skipped the bushing
installation and installing the bolts on the valve body. But you can go to
the teardown video for reference on where each bolt goes, since they're
different sizes. I will make a follow up video on bushing installation.
4L60E Transmission Teardown Inspection - Transmission Repair
On this video we can see the disassembly of a 2006 4L60E transmission. The
most common failure on these units is 3rd. clutch burn up, the reaction sun
shell and the 2-4 band. Failure on these transmissions is not necessary the
way it is treated, rather is these common or pattern failures. Valve body
ware is also another issue and can be corrected installing a correction kit
of your choice.
About the 4l60e
Novak Conversions shares our knowledge about the history, capabilities and
possible jeep conversions with the 4L60E
6L80-E Transmission Introduction. Bilingual, English/Spanish - Transmission Repair
This is a tear-down of a 6L90-E transmission of a 2009 Chevy Avalanche.
What I explain here is what I have seen so far with these
transmissions.Besides what you see here is is also very important that you
perform a Fast Relearn Adaptation. Otherwise you will have unpleasant
shifting and drive-ability issues. The part number for the piston is
4L60E Transmission - Valve Body Installation
I have a complete rebuild of one o this units, but I think is a little
vauge since I explain to refer to the teardown video to do the "Reverse of
Removal" which is not always plausible. So here I make this video to
supplement on the assembly video and the teardown as well.
Torque Converters Explained -EricTheCarGuy
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In this video I cover the purpose and operation of the turbine, stator,
impeller, and torque converter clutch. I hope the explanation and
practical give you some insight into how these parts work to not only
transfer power from the engine to the transmission, but also how it drives
the transmission pump and doubles the torque output of the engine when you
take off from a dead stop. I've wanted to make this video for some time.
In fact I've had the fans sitting in the back of the shop for almost a
year. Now that I have the Automatic Transmission Dissection video under my
belt I thought I would add a torque converter dissection into the mix. I
hope you enjoy this video and that it gets you a better understanding of
torque converter operation. Especially since I killed my air compressor
cutting this one in half.
Link to compressor repair video:
Yes this is indeed 'take 2' of this video. I changed a few things to make
the information more accurate. I am going to be posting the old video for
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Other useful links
Automatic Transmission Dissection (Part 1):
Automatic Transmission Dissection (Part 2):
Discussion about this video:
Why I Pulled the first video:
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How to adjust bands and change automatic transmission fluid
This is a demonstration of how I tightened the bands of my automatic
transmission and changed the transmission fluid and filter. The vehicle is
a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 with a 46RE transmission. This repair was done
after a transfer case repair which required removal of the propeller
shafts. With the front shaft out of the way, access to the front band
adjustment screw was better than normal. It is possible to do this with the
shaft in place, but access for demonstration is not as good. For details of
how the propeller shaft is removed, see my other videos on repairing a
Dodge transfer case oil leak.
Note that the details of how this is done, especially the torque settings
and the number of rotations backward after ideal torque, are very specific
to the 46RE transmission. Be sure the locknut is backed off enough that it
doesn't bottom out when the adjustment screw is tightened. Before ever
doing this type of procedure yourself, you should consult the dealers
repair manual and verify the specific procedure in your car.
This is an amateur demonstration done for entertainment purposes only. The
information offered here is given in good faith but with no guarantees of
accuracy or safety. Any misadventure you encounter if you decide to do
maintenance on your own vehicle is your responsibility.
Short clip of music midway through is royalty free music "The Messenger",
from Youtube creation tools, author unknown. Thunderclap sound used under
Creative Commons 3.0 license, done by RHumphries at
4L60E Rebuild Part 2
Part 2 of the rebuild process. We find the problem clutch, and install new
Automatic Transmission Rebuild Tool - Spring Compressor
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Comes with your choice of a automatic transmission rebuilding DVD.
GM 4L60E Transmission Rebuild DVD: 2 - Universal Spring Compressor Tool
Here Rick Metzing shows you how to use the universal spring compressor.
It's a must have tool for rebuilding your transmission, and will pay for
itself very quickly.
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Fixing A Transmission That Slips And Clunks
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how you can fix your
own automatic transmission. If it's slipping or clunking, check out this
video. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk
show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car
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How to install Torque Converter and Automatic Transmission
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How NOT to remove your engine.
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About this video, I know this is a bad idea. There were some idiots on the
turboDodge.com forums suggesting that
this was a good idea. I needed to get a blown motor out of my car, so I
setup the camera and demonstrated exactly what can go wrong with this
method. Honestly, I tried to get it down gracefully, in the end I guess I
was lucky it didn't knock the car over in the process. Let this be a lesson
to all, use an engine crane. At least in cars where it's not designed to
come out the bottom.