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,
Transmission Repair - GM 4L60-E Transmission Re-Assembly (Rebuild)
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.
Transmission Repair - 4L60E Transmission Teardown Inspection
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
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Transmission Repair - 6L80-E transmission introduction. Bilingual, English/Spanish
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 1-2 SHIFT SOLENOID
THIS IS A VIDEO THAT I PUT TOGETHER to show people how easy LOL it is to
replace the 1-2 shift Solenoid. Thanks to Yayington
this was relativley easy to do took 3 hours total and it fixed my issues.
GM Automatic Transmission 2-4 Servo Install-Rebuild Video
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GM 4L60E Transmission Rebuild DVD: 2 - 4 Servo Install
Continuing rebuilding, in this section Rick will show you the proper
install of the 2-4 servo. Number one is replacing the O-rings on the cover
and the inner housing.
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4L60E Rebuild Part 2
Part 2 of the rebuild process. We find the problem clutch, and install new
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.
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.
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from Youtube creation tools, author unknown. Thunderclap sound used under
Creative Commons 3.0 license, done by RHumphries at
The Basic Parts of an Automatic Transmission (Part 1)
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This is part one of my front wheel drive (FWD) automatic transmission
dissection video. In this video I cover the operation of clutches, bands,
accumulators, clutch drums, the oil pump, the valve body, valves, check
balls, seals and 'o' rings, as well as the construction and function of
many of the internal hard parts of an automatic transmission. To be honest
a rear wheel drive transmission isn't much different as many of the basic
components are the same. I guess what I'm saying is that you could use the
information in this video to have a basic understanding of a rear wheel
drive automatic transmission also. It is just a basic overview of the main
components. I don't get into theory and operation so much. Just the
general operation and identification of the parts. I may make more videos
on this topic based on the comments I get so feel free to ask questions and
perhaps I'll answer them in a future video on this topic. There will also
be a separate video on the parts and operation of the torque converter as
well. When that is posted I'll post links below to that video.
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qf6O0oAs7U
Torque converter dissection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U_d_tBn-HQ
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4L60E Rebuild In your Driveway: Car Truck Van Automatic Transmission 700R4
I completely rebuild and R&R the 4L60E in my Camaro Z-28 4th. Gen, LT-1 with
minimal tools! Right in my driveway. Can it be done? DIY
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I suppose I should mention what led up to the rebuilding of this unit. I
entered a burnout contest with the car, Not so smart of a thing to do.
Anyway something changed then. And a while later on a trip to Tacoma, she
gave out on I-5. I nursed her another 300 or so miles back home, slipping
badly. Fortunately I didn't have to climb any hills.
See the burnout vid here: http://youtu.be/Vgo-LVotuS4