4L60E No Reverse Bulletin


FVM
03-20-2007, 10:50 AM
Has GM ever recalled this 4L60E for repair of the "No Reverse" issue? Through Net searching I found this problem has occured since day 1, 1994.

IF not are there enough customers to issue an ultimatum to GM to repair there trans free of charge, since this is a known OEM failure.

I'm amaized, all I did was make a normal left turn forward & the trans went out. :eek7:

maxwedge
03-20-2007, 01:20 PM
Welcome to AF. The component responsible for those failures have been strengthened and updated around 2001, good article in the latest Hot Rod addressing this.

Blue Bowtie
03-20-2007, 01:29 PM
If you think you have lost the hub for the reaction sun shell, you can see exactly what's involved:

4L60-E Repairs (http://www.wwdsltd.com/4L60/4L60ERepairs.html)

comp
03-31-2007, 10:22 AM
If you think you have lost the hub for the reaction sun shell, you can see exactly what's involved:

4L60-E Repairs (http://72.19.213.157/files/4L60ERepairs.html)
good link :smokin:

FVM
03-31-2007, 05:46 PM
THANKS ALL:
Trans is rebuilt. Found the USUAL Sun gear stripped out. Luckily I didn't force it to get home otherwise there'd been more damage.

Just not sure why GM hasn't been sued big time for this, I've found that "high TENS of thousands" :eek: of customers have had this one part go out.:nono: It's little wonder why GM is having financial difficulties, I'm not interested in buying GM again... unless they can pay back this trans cost loss. Doubt it though. :rolleyes:

Odd thing, I got a GM Warrentee Extention application... 3 days after the it had expired.:screwy: Heard GM does this also on a regular basis, they send the notice ON or the DAY before it's due, just to get the postmark validated. :headshake

Again thanks all. :p

Blue Bowtie
04-01-2007, 11:26 PM
That has been a failure point of the TH700-R4/4L60/4L60-E since the '80s. It has happened to tens of thousands, but compared to the ten of millions of those transmissions in use, the percentage is relatively small. The sad part is that it has been a known weak point for years and although maybe only a half of a percent of them fail that way, the numbers are high due to the market penetration.

If you think that's bad, check out the problems on some of the transmissions which HAVE been forced into recall or settlement, like the Chrysler "Golden Shaft" FWD automatics, or the Subaru, Mitsubishi, and Ford FMX transmissions for example.

The other known weak points are the 3-4 clutch, the input planetary, and the pump bushings which tend to take a lot of wear from the converter.

silicon212
04-02-2007, 11:42 AM
It even happens to the best of us!

http://www.silicon212.org/rss1.JPG

tabernacle tranz
07-24-2007, 01:05 AM
WELL :2cents: NO REVERSE AND 3-4-CLUCH PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS TRANS AROUND FOR YEAR'S:banghead: ..WHEN THE FIRST 700R4 TO THE 4L60E THE SHELL BROKE, I REPLACED LOT'SSS OF THEM :grinyes: BUT IT CAN BE FIXED :smokin: AN AFTERMARKED CO, MADE WHAT THAY CALL THE BEAST AND IT WORK'S. YA THAY SAY IN 2001 THAT THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED:nono: NOW THAY DON'T BRAKE , NOOOO NOW THAY STRIP THE SPLINES OUT . I INSTALL THE BEAST IN EVERY 700-4L60-4L60E I REBUILD GOOD OR NOT BECAUSE I NO IT WILL BRAKE !!!!!! SO THE NEXT TIME YOU HAVE NO BACK-ER-UP-ERS TELL THE TRANY SHOP TO INSTALL THE BEAST :smokin: AND THE 3-4 CLUTCH PROBLEM WELL THATS ANOTHER STORY

comp
07-24-2007, 07:57 AM
WELL :2cents: NO REVERSE AND 3-4-CLUCH PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS TRANS AROUND FOR YEAR'S:banghead: ..WHEN THE FIRST 700R4 TO THE 4L60E THE SHELL BROKE, I REPLACED LOT'SSS OF THEM :grinyes: BUT IT CAN BE FIXED :smokin: AN AFTERMARKED CO, MADE WHAT THAY CALL THE BEAST AND IT WORK'S. YA THAY SAY IN 2001 THAT THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED:nono: NOW THAY DON'T BRAKE , NOOOO NOW THAY STRIP THE SPLINES OUT . I INSTALL THE BEAST IN EVERY 700-4L60-4L60E I REBUILD GOOD OR NOT BECAUSE I NO IT WILL BRAKE !!!!!! SO THE NEXT TIME YOU HAVE NO BACK-ER-UP-ERS TELL THE TRANY SHOP TO INSTALL THE BEAST :smokin: AND THE 3-4 CLUTCH PROBLEM WELL THATS ANOTHER STORY
is that a HP part ? what company ?

Bootsgamer
07-25-2007, 01:24 AM
Well now when somone asks you if you have ever had any problems with it you can say yeah i did too.

tabernacle tranz
07-25-2007, 01:33 AM
TCI Auto: 4L60E/700-R4 Beast Sunshell 82-later (http://www.compperformancegroupstores.com/store/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TC&Product_Code=373900&Category_Code=TRNCOMP) here is a link check it out and yes it is HP but installs like O E M, i installed it in my 95 S10 383 stroker with 714HP at the weels and never broke. you can get the same part from www.axiom.com (http://www.axiom.com) cheeper so try it and good luck:smokin: :smokin: :smokin: :smokin:

silicon212
07-25-2007, 04:03 PM
$108 is a bit high - you should be able to get this for around $60. It's made by SPX/Filtran, but marketed also by TCi. If you have a 700R4, 4L60, 4L60E or 4L65E, then it is most definitely a recommended upgrade part for all.

Blue Bowtie
07-26-2007, 10:38 PM
More like $44 a couple months ago. They are now made in China (that is not meant to be a joke - They are made in China).

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