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Old 10-07-2005, 04:11 PM   #11
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Hey, I say go for it. I know it'* looked down upon around here, but I strongly suggest doing it if you have the courage, time and desire the learning experience.

I look at it like this...

Everyone has to start out somewhere. So, why can't a guy that'* mechanically inclined with the desire and money be successful at it? The guys at the transmission shop had to learn FWD transmissions. If they had to and are now good at the rebuilds, why can't anyone else?!?!

IMO, it can't be rocket science. Anything is possible.

Go fer it!
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jr'*, if I do go through with it I will be taking MANY pictures especially during teardown. That way I'll have a refrence when I put it back together. And anything I learn along the way, I'd be happy to pass on.
vital, thanks for the encouragement.[/b]
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Well i'm sure they 4T60-E is more complicated than the 440-T4, but i rebuilt my transmission with my boss, just the two of us, neither of which had ever done a FWD rebuild before. Of course, my boss has been in the business for 35+ years, and can rebuild any RWD chevrolet with his eyes closed. It took us about two weeks including remove and replace to do the transmission, and i wish to hell i'd had a camera. The OD clutch was in 3 or 4 pieces, there were several chunks of thrust washers laying around, the 2nd gear clutches were down to the metal. I paid, like you said, $150 for the new kit, which included the gaskets, updated 1-2 shift spring (common early 440 problem) and all the clutches/pressure plates. I will say there were several parts that had up stumped for a while but with the good manual i ordered, before i got my FSM, we got it all up and running again. Only problem was a human error as we decided not to replace the TCC solenoid (bad idea) so that doesn't work. But everything else worked perfectly. So the basic overview of my ranting here is that if you WANT to, shoot for 150 go ahead. Is your going to buy another tranny anyways might as well give it a shot. But mark everything and don't lose track of your stuff for a second. OH and clean everything to chemical test lab specs.
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im not a gearhead by any means but do you feel that a fully built tranny is necessary? just sounds a little overkill to me. sorry for the n00b remark.
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95, from what I've seen of you, you're deff. competent enough to do this. Just take your time, and you'll do just fine. THere might be a clutch or two that you'll need the assistance of a local tranny place to take apart, but I don't imagine they'd charge you too much (if at all) to do it.

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alec_b, I'll be sure to make sure everything is clean and I'll be extra organized.

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im not a gearhead by any means but do you feel that a fully built tranny is necessary? just sounds a little overkill to me. sorry for the n00b remark.
Well, like jr'* has said in the past the 4t60 dosen't like to be reved too high. Part of the reason I've read is that when reved past 5800, the pump is way out of it'* efficiency range. I would like to be able to rev up to 6800 without a problem, not worry about my little 4t60 diff exploding when trying to launch, have a higher gear ratio(at least 3.29 or 3.33), and I might possibly go turbo when I've maxed out being n/a. So, I've got to do something to keep my current condition from happening agian. The trans only has 35-40k on a GM reman and I did a fluid change 15-20k ago. I've never done a bunout, dumped it into drive, and I generally don't beat on it. But reving up to 6400 for a year has taken it'* toll.

mkaake, thanks for your input.
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Getting that line pressure up for the shifts is critical for you. Get an adjustable modulator like Matt and I have.
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Getting that line pressure up for the shifts is critical for you. Get an adjustable modulator like Matt and I have.
Yeah, That was the first thing I got when my trans wasn't shifting at 6400.
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Vital; "Everyone has to start out somewhere. So, why can't a guy that'* mechanically inclined with the desire and money be successful at it? The guys at the transmission shop had to learn FWD transmissions. If they had to and are now good at the rebuilds, why can't anyone else?!?!"

I certainly agree, Mark. Granted you may screw it up, but if you don't try, you never learn anything.
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Vital; "Everyone has to start out somewhere. So, why can't a guy that'* mechanically inclined with the desire and money be successful at it? The guys at the transmission shop had to learn FWD transmissions. If they had to and are now good at the rebuilds, why can't anyone else?!?!"

I certainly agree, Mark. Granted you may screw it up, but if you don't try, you never learn anything.


I'm with you here. and while I don't think that tranny rebuilding is for everyone, I personally think there are a few people here who would do just fine at it. Maybe 10 peeps here. And 95naSTA is deff. one of them -
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