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Sonnax introduces input housing forward sleeve kit for GM 4L series

Sonnax has introduced a new input housing forward sleeve kit (part no. 77733-52K), which the company says can increase input housing torque capacity and maintain OE forward piston apply area in GM 4L60, 4L60-E, 4L65-E and 4L70-E transmissions. Sonnax suggests using it combination with a Sonnax overrun sleeve to greatly increase the maximum strength of

Diagnosing an unusual problem: A slow-to-respond solenoid

A 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup came into our shop the other day. This job started with a concern of the engine revving high and not shifting correctly. With the truck being equipped with a 4L60E transmission, I expected to find non-functioning third and fourth gears, which is a common failure for these transmissions. I scanned

An accidental solution: When an issue resolves itself, but you don’t know why

Today I found myself working on a 2008 Chevy Silverado with a 4L60E transmission that wasn’t shifting correctly and whose speedometer was jumping around. After a short drive I was able to confirm the customer’s concern that the transmission had an erratic shift. I have seen faulty alternators that cause erratic speedometers, so I did

Sonnax introduces 4L60-E, 4L65-E heavy-duty remanufactured valve bodies

Sonnax highlights its heavy-duty remanufactured valve bodies for ’96–’08 GM 4L60-E/65-E transmissions. Two part numbers are offered: GM053-HD, which the company says offers improved sprag/clutch durability in D3 first and second gears; or GM054-HD (pictured above), which adds overrun clutch control to those gears plus D4 first, second and third, the company says.

It’s the little things: Double-checking and doing the basics in transmission repair

As transmission technicians, problem-solving is what we do. We see that box that says “customer states” and we already have an idea of what is wrong, and 99% of the time we’re right. After all, it’s the eighth 6L80 we have seen this month. But with an endless list of components and ever-evolving technologies it

Fixing 4L60-E 1-2 shift issues

The complaint A 1993 Chevrolet 1500 with the 5.0-liter engine and 4L60E transmission has a complaint of second gear starts. The truck seemed to start off in first gear on an initial cold start but would stay in second gear at a stop or even when shifted out of Drive to Park or Reverse and