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#16 DougT ONLINE  

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Posted August 16, 2016 - 07:15 AM

I'll bet on the planetary set going south from your descriptions.


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 08:10 AM

Usually on those 4L60E's, if you hear a bang, you broke a band, and he's right, the planetary gears will go away especially if the sun shell breaks and lets everything move around. At any rate if you rebuild using the Transgo kit, it will shift so sweet you can't stand it, and it won't break again, great for towing!


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 08:41 AM

toppop52 I'm not sure what brand kits they use but I will mention it once he gets it and calls with an estimate . Is that kit meant for HD use and towing ?
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Posted August 16, 2016 - 09:20 AM

The transgo kit is for the valve body. It's more of a shift improver than anything. It changes the Pulse width modulated TCC back to on-off and corrects some other common problems. I use a lot of them. they do work good. Every rebuild gets one automatically.


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 12:23 PM

What he said. I'd never rebuild one without the Transgo kit. I did one in my 1997 bravado with an LT1 swap, it would hold gears and avoid a bunch of unneeded downshifting and the convertor lockup felt like a 5th gear shifting in. Cuts way down on heat from slippage.

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 08:36 PM

I know all about issues getting ready for show or heading to one, lucky I fixed mine an made it to the show an lucky for you it happened close to home.
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Posted August 18, 2016 - 03:09 PM

The transmission shop called and suggested rebuilding it instead of trying to just change the fluid & filter . My feeling is if there was enough crap to plug the filter it had to come from somewhere and even if it didn't slip after changing it I wouldn't trust it . I asked about the upgrade kit and he didn't mention a brand he did say it will be an approvement over stock . He gave me a price of $2k which I didn't think was too bad since it cost $1700 to get the trans rebuilt in the 1991 Chevy K1500 back in 2000 .
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