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Old 11-11-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default 2002 4L60E rebuild with some issues......

2002 Sierra 4.3 w/ 4L60e trans.

This is my first auto rebuild

I had originally lost 2nd gear and then I lost 4th gear. I rode with 1st and 3rd for a few weeks before I got around to replacing the fluid/filter and shift solenoids only to still have the issue.

I ordered this rebuild kit. Since the research I did on the issue could have been several things (sun shell, sun gear, 2-4 band, servo, ect) I decided to replace everything I could when I was in there.

During the rebuild (and not being a knowlegdable transmission tech) I couldn't seem to see any sign of reason to why I lost 2-4 gears. Well, everything in there looked like it was in excellent shape. No metal in the pan, gears,clutches, seals all looked fairly new (for my first look inside an automatic). I went by the book on the rebuild as well as the installation of the shift kit. Taking my time and double checking every step. (So I thought)

Upon reinstalling the transmission and dumping 10qts in proir to start up, when I did start the truck the motor had a strain on it like it didnt want to stay running. After a minute of running it started to act normal. Then I proceeded to check the fluid and the dip stick was almost full to the top of the tube. The pump was not circulating the fluid (I assumed). I let it run for about 5 minutes longer then I tried to test Reverse and nothing, Drive and nothing, 1st and nothing, ect. I then realized I had broke the rotor in the pump. So I removed the transmission again and yes I broke the rotor:


And the pan after the first removal:


Since I had the transmission out I decided to pull everything back out and inspect it since I had ran it with no circulation of the fluid. Everything seemed to look ok until I found this:


Which is 654c in the skematic in the input clutch housing


So moving along I reassembled everything and reinstalled the transmission for the second time now :pain: I started the truck up and it had a slight strain on the engine causing the headlights to dim due to lower RPM'*. Well that went away after a minute of running and I checked the fluid and well I got the TC right this time. So backing out the garage I had reverse!! So putting it in drive for the first time I took off real easy. First gear then shifted to second gear (slightly harder shift then before the rebuild/shift kit). Second gear rev'd up to 3K rpm and then it just broke, as in it dropped off like it was in neutral or slipping. It never went to 3rd gear. So once it slipped out of 2nd and it went back to first gear it never would shift back to 2nd gear. Just stayed in first gear. I brought the truck back home and called it a night.

The next morning I went out for another test drive, shifted from 1-2 and then the same thing happened. So I proceed to pull the plug on the harness to run the truck in default. In DRIVE there was no 3rd gear, it was in first gear. Manual shifting I could get 1st and 2nd gear and they function well. At WOT it will still not shift from 1-2 with the harness plugged up.

So I pull a code from the CEL and I get the DTC P0741 which is the TCC. But from the research I have done even with the TCC being faulty (could be several reasons why it tripped the PCM) that should not effect me from shifting into 3rd gear/OD

Right now I have reverse and only when the truck is cold I have 1st and 2nd gear until it warms up then I only have 1st and reverse.

I am giving in and finally posting for some help! I am at a loss on what to do, what to check, and really not looking forward to pulling the transmission back off again Maybe someone with more experience than me can chime in. And help me out.
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With the connector unplugged, you should have 2nd in 1+2 and 3rd in OD+D.

If you have a 1st gear start with the plug unplugged, you either have an issue with the valve body or you have a servo failure or a major internal malfunction.

Based on your post, it doesn't seem like you even drove the truck fast or long enough for the TCC to apply, so I would say that it is a false code.

PO741 means that the solenoid is stuck off. So the computer commanded the solenoid on, saw the voltage return but did not see the RPM drop.

Drop the pan, remove the valve body and check to see if you have the correct valve body gaskets in the correct position then air test the clutch packs and servo. Also verify that the check balls are all present and in their proper places.

FYI, you always need to have 3/16"-1/4" of free movement between the converter and flywheel before you bolt the flywheel up. If the converter is butted right up to the flywheel, you have a mis-assembly.
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Thanks for the very useful info and for the past few days I have been continuously working on the transmission. And here is where I am at so far.

I pulled the transmission back off the truck and started to disassemble it again. I noticed the very bottom teflon oil seal on the input shaft was cut in half and missing a very tiny piece once I pulled the pump out. This could be due to be not having the correct tool to install those rings. Then i pulled the input housing out and then air checked it again and it functions but I did not check the clearances because I could not locate the required spacing. I disassembled the housing and did not notice anything else damaged. The stator tube was fine.

Ok, after putting the trans back together and using the input shaft seal tool, also verifying that the 3-4 clutch pack was installed correctly and checked the clearances. As well as air checking everything and recleaning of the transmission.

When I test drove, the transmission was doing the same thing but this time throwing DTC P0757 (solenoid B stuck on). I did some research and found this:

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Some customers may comment on any of the following conditions:
• An illuminated MIL where DTC P0757 is found as a history code in the PCM or TCM;
• No third and fourth gear;
• The transmission does not shift correctly;
• The transmission feels like it shifts to Neutral or a loss of drive occurs; and/or
• The vehicle free wheels above 30 mph. High rpm needed to overcome the free wheeling.
This condition may be caused by any of the following:
• Chips or debris plugging the bleed orifice of the 2-3 shift solenoid (367). This will cause the transmission to stay in second gear when third gear is commanded and return to first gear when fourth gear is commanded.

• A 2-3 shift valve (36 or 2-3 shuttle valve (369) that is stuck, restricted and/or hung-up in its bore.
This condition may also be an indication of a damaged 2-4 band or 3-4 clutches. This clutch damage may generate debris causing the 2-3 shift valve line-up to stick in the valve body bore and set DTC P0757.
1. Inspect the condition of the transmission fluid for signs of overheat or a burnt odor. If either is noted, the transmission should be disassembled for further investigation and repaired as needed.

See Figure 1.
2. Inspect the inside of the oil pan for signs of clutch friction material. A small amount of friction material in the bottom of the pan is normal. If a large amount of clutch material is noted in the fluid or bottom pan, the transmission should be disassembled for further investigation and repaired as needed.
3. Inspect and clean the 2-3 shift valve (36, the 2-3 shuttle valve (369) and the valve bore of debris/ metal chips.
4. Inspect and clean the 2-3 shift solenoid (367B) opening of debris/metal chips. While inspecting the 2-3 shift solenoid (367B), look for a screen over the solenoid opening. If the solenoid does not have a screen, replace the solenoid. All current GMSPO stock shift solenoids have a screen over the solenoid opening.
5. If clutch debris is found, it is also important to inspect the pressure control (PC) solenoid valve fluid screens. Clean or replace the PC solenoid as necessary. It is also important to flush and flow-check the transmission oil cooler using J 45096.

Refer to SI “Automatic Transmission Oil Cooler Flushing and Flow Test” for the procedure.
Just for kicks, I went ahead and replaced the solenoid and pulled the 2-3 shuttle valve out and cleaned the bore. Reinstalled the pan and test drove it only to have the same exact thing happen.

I have gone through the valve body with a tooth pick, the gaskets are the correct gaskets, all 7 check balls are in the correct locations. The forward accumulator is installed correctly.

I dont see how I could have burnt up the clutches on 3-4 with less than 5 miles on them. I also dont know what the hell is going on to stop it from shifting to third.

Video of the test ride after I got it all back together (before the solenoid replacement)
http://www.youtube.c...e&v=0yLup4_xqRA
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PO 757 is a performance code, so either the solenoid has failed mechanically or the function that is supposed to happen after the solenoid is commanded closed didn't/couldn't happen.
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Since I replaced the solenoid, kind of limits it to the 3-4 clutches?
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Could also be a valve body issue. Did you install the gaskets in the right place? In other words, did you put the upper in upper position and lower in the lower position?
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Yes I double checked that the last time I was reinstalling the valve body.
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