Common questions

When did the 4L60 come out?

When did the 4L60 come out?

The 4L60 was manufactured by General Motor’s Corporation and was available from 1990 to 1992. The 4L60 was the first automatic overdrive transmission specifically designed for rear-wheel high performance applications.

Do I have a 4L60 or 4L60E?

The biggest difference between the 4L60 and 4L60E is how they are controlled. The 4L60E is controlled by a computer, while the 4L60 is controlled by a TV cable. If you were to try to put a 4L60E where a 4L60 once was you’d have to buy an aftermarket transmission controller for it.

Can you run a 4l60e without a computer?

Externally, all it needs is a 12-volt source and an engine-vacuum reference. However, if your trans is, in fact, a 4L60E, running it off a computer is mandatory. Never mind TCC lockup; without a computer, the trans won’t shift at all.

What kind of engine does a Chevy 4L60E have?

The 4L60E was utilized in cars and light duty trucks. The 4L80E was used for heavier duty trucks. When it was introduced, the original small-block Chevy was still in production, and it was retained for the LS Gen III line of engines. The 4L60E bellhousing can bolt to either engine, although you may need an adapter…

When did the GM 4L60-E transmission come out?

Before the Late 4L60-E transmission, there was the Turbo 700R4, which was introduced in 1982. The 4L60-E is GM’s successful continuation of the ever-improving 700R4 – a.k.a. “4L60” since 1990. The 4L60-E is the “E”lectronically shift controlled version of the 4L60.

What’s the difference between a 4L60E and a 96-99?

These have the classic 6 bolt bellhousing like the other classic transmissions that came before it. This version, as well as the 96-99 4L60E use a 298mm input shaft /torque converter. The major difference between the two-piece case 4L60E versions, is that the bellhousing bolts have slightly different patterns.

How much torque can a 4L60E transmission handle?

The 4l60e transmission can handle a max torque of around 350nm, while the 4l80e can handle 450nm~ or even more. These numbers can differ a lot and you will get a lot of different answers about how much these can handle. We have to remember that there is a big difference in the durability between a 30-year-old transmission and a new one.

When did the GM 4L60 E transmission come out?

The 4L60-E is the “E”lectronically shift controlled version of the 4L60. The Late 4L60-E was released in 1997 in and fully phased into wide use through GM by 1998 in both RWD car platforms (including the C6 Corvette) and trucks in both 2wd and 4wd configurations.

Can a 4L60E be converted to a 90 degree engine?

The front face 4L60-E is natively compatible with either the Chevrolet 90 degree “Small Block” & “Big Block” patterned engines (image, left), including the V6, V8 & I6. Because the transmission is electronically controlled by the PCM and its requisite wiring, it is usually simplest to join the 4L60-E to the engine it came with from the factory.

How much fluid does a GM 4L60E need?

The 4L60E transmission weighs 146 pounds dry, and 162 wet. It requires 8.4 quarts (9.64″ torque converter) or 11.4 quarts (11.81″ torque converter) of transmission fluid, Below is a list of common transmission problems with the GM 4L60E Transmission and possible solutions to repair.

Do you need return pump on GMC 4L60E?

So now that your 4L60E is working, lets carry onto Fuel. I sent up my fuel system a little different then Mykk, Here is what i used. It is VERY Important that if you are keeping the stock pump, you HAVE to have a return, i dont care what anyone else says, just capping off the return is gonna kill the pump, THE RETURN IS THERE TO COOL THE PUMP!.

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