An easier way to install the center support in GM transmissions
Whether you are working on a 6L45, 50, 80 or 90, installing the center support that houses the L/R and 2-6 Brake clutches into the case can at times be difficult. In the past, I would grab the inside of the assembly with my fingertips on the friction teeth of the 2-6 clutch pack. I’d
Deciphering the alphabet soup of shift feel
The GM 4L60 and 4L60-E transmissions have been around since 1982, so virtually everybody in the industry is familiar with their designs and how they work. However, one thing that still generates numerous technical calls and confusion is the alphabet soup of different letter codes that are stamped on the accumulator valve. What do they
GM 4L60/65/70-E Front Planet to Reaction Shaft Thrust Bearing
This new Sonnax front planet to reaction shaft thrust bearing (#74238-01) is an OE replacement for GM ’07-later 4L60-E, 4L65-E and 4L70-E units.
All Over the Map
Burnt 3-4 clutch packs are notoriously common in the GM 4L60/E family of transmissions. Tech hotlines and internet bulletin boards are often jammed-up with people pleading for help with this 3-4 roasting. Some technicians get frustrated and throw multiple Hail Mary replacement parts at the transmission when facing this issue. But it doesn’t have to be an exercise in frustration; burnt 3-4 clutches can be transformed from a dreaded problem into a routine moneymaker.