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Old 07-22-2005, 08:50 PM   #1
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I have a 92 Supercharged SSE. I haven't decided whether or not I'm going to try and repair my current tranny or just get another one. I believe that I have the 4t60e tranny. Will ANY 4t60e tranny bolt right in? Such as a 4t60e from a 98 Buick or any other GM car with a 4t60e? How hard would it be for a very mechanically inclined person with a manual to rebuild this tranny? Getting it out of the car is no sweat for me. I've never rebuilt one though. Thanks for any thoughts! Matt
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Hi Matt.

For replacing the trans with another, the safest way is to check the model no of your trans on the aluminum tag that is riveted to it. You will find it on the passenger side on the rear of the case. Get under the car with a rag and some light oil to wipe off the tag. You should be able to see a row of numbers on the left side of the tag arranged vertically and two big characters repeated on the right side. If you get the same model, you will have no problems with compatibility with your PCM . I'll try to dig up some old posts that explain in more detail.

SC'* cars use a heavier duty trans. Best to stay with that.

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OK, found this in an old post to explain a bit better:

Check the ID tag on your trans. It will have a bunch of numbers on the left side arranged vertically. Mine reads (from top to bottom) 615BXW W40T4 On the right side of the tag will be two big characters, on mine: BX. The important characters to match for your car are: "5BXW" 5 is the model year, 1995, BX is the model of the transmission and W is the type. If you match those numbers, you should have no compatibility problems.

[edit: Your numbers will not be the same as mine as your trans is a different year and has a different gear ratio. There may also be differences for other trans-related features like traction control.]

Be careful! People may try to sell you a trans that does not match. It happened to me.

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A quick way to learn what will swap and work OK is to do a search on Car-part.com and see what comes up.

Hope this helps.

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you will have to find a 92-93 only....one thing that we have learned is that most years are not compatable. You will have to get a 4t60-e HD. you also need to check what gear ratio you have mostlikely 2.97
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He will need a 92 ONLY. 4T60-E HD from a 92 to be exact.
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