Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby Chaletaway [OP] » March 22nd 2010, 7:43pm

Just about all the posts I am reading and you guys have hit all the buttons. 2004, 83000 miles, has pulled a lot of weight up and been pushed down hills. I use the tow as much as possible, yeh, the but. The darn tranny seems to jerk and bump when the trailer now weighs around 3,200 and when in tow, or out it will bump and jerk in 1-2 shift.

Then now at a stop light with out trailer it will seem to go slip clunk.( Cannot say it out loud here) Any way, Last fall I took it to a rebuild guy, well noted at that, he said 1800.00 US. I just priced a new from Chev 2695.00 to my door.

Back to you.
Thanks for being nice to me. I also have crappy back that really limits my desire to change it my self.
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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby sufferee » March 22nd 2010, 11:39pm

$2700. front porch ornament. yikes.
i'm voting for rebuild and hang the sun shell in front porch.
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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby jeff's93astro » March 23rd 2010, 12:27am

rebuilt is just as good as new if its rebuilt right
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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby Big_kid » March 23rd 2010, 1:33am

I'd go rebuilt. You say he's reputable, you won't have to do it, and it's $900 cheaper. Have him put in a cooler too if you don't already have one.
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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby Astroplane » March 23rd 2010, 3:26am

Rebuild. Tell the builder how you plan to use the van.
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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby Jasen » March 23rd 2010, 3:31am

Here the shops wanted $2,300 to rebuild, except one shop, they called at 8 PM and said if they do it that night they'd knock $500 off. I had the wrecker there when they opened to get it out of there. Nothing wrong with a rebuilt from a reputable shop.
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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby Gary » March 23rd 2010, 3:58am

One thing you want to consider here is a ability to tailor what kind of rebuild you want vs just getting another just like what you have.With this link you can see the possibilities in kit rebuilds.

http://www.TCIAUTO.Com

Now I know there are guys who have used a vett servo and Trans-Go-shift kits.The thing is if you just look at the TCI sun gear replacement and how heavy duty it is,you get a sense of why maybe paying a little more is worth it.
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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby ihatemybike » March 23rd 2010, 12:28pm

Where are you located? There is a rebuilder near me that has rebuilts for $650, extra $125 for new torque converter for the 6 month warranty. $125-250 core charge if you don't have your old trans to drop off.
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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby Woodweasel » March 23rd 2010, 4:59pm

Rebuilt from reputable trans guy. 1500.00 in LA. I would strongly recommend a shift kit , nothing wild, just a basic kit, if your going to rebuild it, they are about 75-80. My guy put in a Transgo. He said for the newer GM trans, he likes to use the Transgo, but for the older GM trans, the BM kit. If your towing... a remote cooler would be a good thing too.
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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby Chaletaway [OP] » March 24th 2010, 10:05pm

I made the decision to take mine into the shop, recommended by my GM Cert, Son. They will completely rebuild, all dolls and dishes and 3 year 36k guarantee . $1,795.00 two days.
But he said he would call me to make sure this is what I wanted after they inspect. They also do all the work for the local sheriff and police depts around Portland.
I just might have found a :bouncy: here. And I did tell them I tow a trailer 4,000 pds and hills.

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Re: Deciding between rebuild and new 4l60E

Postby Mr_Roboto » March 26th 2010, 6:38pm

If it's a sun shell get a Beast one as a replacement. They are significantly better. Besides this, if you really wanted to go cheap drop the tranny yourself and if everything else looks good you can put in a new sun shell. Not really what I'd recommend but hey if you're broke you're broke.
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