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Auto transmission replacement 4L60-E

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Fastcar, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Fastcar

    Fastcar Donating Member

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    Is there anything I should know when swapping my 4L60-E for a replacement one? I have a vgc replacement ready to go in. Any tips tricks or cautions most welcome. :) I'll be doing it on the garage floor!
     
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    Make sure the torque converter is fitted properly into the transmission before fitting the transmission in the car. Put trans fluid into the converter before fitting into the transmission.
     
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    To add to the food for thought when you engage the t/c, rotate it on the shaft noticing it engage further in 2-3 stages. Rule of thumb is place a straight edge accross the mating face of the bell house to engine side and messure to the most centre face of the t/c and should be maybee 20mm of clearance. There is a tool to hold it in place. If not dont tilt the auto with t/c forward or it will disengaged. Fit it as level as possible with the jack supporting the weight. Once it seems to fit snug you may be able to fit a couple of bolts by hand to the engine also the auto to floor crossmember then check the t/c spins. If so continue to bolt up then, bolt the t/c to flexplate tourq bolts , connect all you disconected. If the t/c doesnt spin remove the auto enough keeping it level to spin the t/c by hand and re engage it. Try again. This is not a coppy of a service manual, it is from past experience fitting also reading from manuals. Best to purchase or downlaod a service manual for specifics..Hope all goes well as previose posters have had fitting issues..
     
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    Thanks for those tips. I will be doing the job in about a weeks time.
     

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