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Trans dropped a pump... 1994 4L60E

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by brian79z, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. brian79z

    brian79z Junior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 13

    At least it puked a pump after all the plowing on Sunday was done. I was coming home from my mother-in-law's house with my boy, when the truck just lost all gears. Pump noise from the trans. Dipstick level was low, oil was a little silvery. Oil was drooling from the pump housing. Cracked pump.

    AAAplus membership came in handy. Flatbed tow up to 100 miles anywhere. My 9yr old LOVED the tow truck ride. I had my mind on other things. I had it taken to a shop that an old friend runs in Toledo, Ohio.

    The next morning, a friend of mine had the trans out of the truck within 1.5 hrs. (book claims 4 hrs to remove) I ran to Walbridge, Ohio to a fella names Schramm, who has been rebuilding transmissions for years in his garage (he retired from GM Powertrain Toledo several years ago). $600/exchange for a rebuilt 4L60E and a new converter... and he had one on the shelf. A 1994 4L60E can only be replaced with a 1993 or 1994 4L60E.

    Back in business for less than $1000. Other shops quoted me over $1700.
  2. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    well, glad yer back on the raod...
    the 4l60e in my 96 S-10 crapped out this summer. lost OD and 3rd. limped home on 2nd okay. shops all quoted $1600-$1800 to do a basic rebuild if I brought it in.
    I finally found a guy who'd rebuild it with parts to handle a V8, new convertor, plus he improved the valve body so it wouldn't shift so squishy...for $1000. w/ a 2 year warranty. not too bad.
    It took me about 3 hours to get it out, layin on my back on a snow covered driveway, no manual, and had never done it before.

    did you flush your coolant lines before you put it back in?