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4l60e transmission repair | charlotte ncDo you have a transmission problem and a 4L60E Transmission? If so, you are not alone. Here is almost everything you need to know about the 4L60E and its transmission problems.

The 4L60E transmission problems can start off small with O/D lights flashing and get as large as loss of gears, grinding noises and more. Typically, there are small repair solutions for your 4L60E Transmission problem, but in most cases, if the problem is severe, then your 4L60E will need a transmission rebuild. As Charlotte’s specialist on 4L60E Transmissions (and all transmission makes and models), we can help you get back on the road should you ever encounter a transmission problem.

First off, what vehicles have a 4L60E Transmission?


• Buick Rainier
• Buick Roadmaster 1994-1996
• Cadillac Escalade
• Cadillac Brougham 1991-1992
• Cadillac Fleetwood 1994-1996
• Chevrolet Astro
• Chevrolet Avalanche 2002-2008
• Chevrolet Blazer
• Chevrolet Camaro 1994-2002 (1990-1993 has the non-electronic model 4L60)
• Chevrolet Caprice 1994-96
• Chevrolet Colorado
• Chevrolet Corvette 1994-2004
• Chevrolet Express
• Chevrolet Impala SS 1994-1996
• Chevrolet S-10
• Chevrolet Silverado 1500-2500
• Chevrolet SSR
• Chevrolet Suburban
• Chevrolet Tahoe
• Chevrolet TrailBlazer
• GMC Canyon
• GMC Envoy
• GMC Safari
• GMC Savana
• GMC Sierra 1500-2500
• GMC Sonoma
• GMC Yukon
• GMC Yukon XL Denali
• Holden Commodore (VR, VS, VT, VX, VY, VZ, VE) 1993-present
• Holden Statesman (VR, VS, WH, WK and WL) 1994-2006
• Hummer H2
• Pontiac Firebird 1994-2002 (1993 has the non-electronic model 4L60)
• Pontiac GTO 2004-2006

What’s with the “e” in 4L60E?

The 4L60E Transmission has an “e” at the end of its name because GM wanted to use a method that could easily tell automatic and “electronic” transmissions apart from earlier models. (The 4L60E Transmission is a newer and more updated version from the Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4 transmission from 1982.)

Common “weak spots” in 4L60E Transmission problems:
Below is a list of the weak points in a 4L60E transmission. These need an upgrade when putting more than ~300 horsepower through a 4L60E:
•Input drum
•Overrun clutch hub
•Output shaft
•Input sprag (for extended high speed/load use in 4th)
•Sun gear shell

And here it is, the short list of common problems with the 4L60E Transmission and repair:

1) Slow, slipping or no reverse
2) Shifting is delayed
3) Loud bang or grinding noises
4) Loss of all gears

To read the extended list of the top 30 4L60E Transmission Problems and Repair information click here.