In my last trans posting, it was made clear that the trans will either need to be rebuilt or replaced.
This post, I want to focus on exactly what the options are when it comes to rebuild time, such as the right vendors to use for parts, junkyard core searching, etc.
While looking at Bills trans poll, I noticed that a suitable 4t60e-hd core would be a Caddy 4.9 model, which should be alot easier to find than an SSEi casing. Just how compatible is the gearing in these cases compared to the S1 L67 cases?
Clutch packs aside, what else are common hardpart failures?
Valve body updates? Are these even needed, and if so will the PCM need to be reprogrammed? Several transmission shops say that they perform "updates" while rebuilding transmissions...whether or not these updates are just upgraded parts or the inclusion/exclusion of certain parts is unclear to me...hence the question here
2 grand is an awful amount of money to drop on something I have little knowledge on, and shops here in Orlando will capitalize tremendously on that lack of knowledge if one is not careful
So I would like to hear about any insight from guys that have already done rebuilds. If I can locate a cheap enough core, I may very well just do it myself...this way, I can knock "transmissions" out of my "Things I do not understand" mental list.
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