GM RWD

4L30-E
Binds 1-2
File: 4L30-E
Date: 3/24/06

Binds 1-2
Research by Jeff Parlee, International Technical Consultant
An improperly installed or spun center support bushing could cause a bind on the 1-2 shift.
The bushing feeds oil to the 3rd clutch and overdrive lube. It has one large hole and 180°
degrees away there are two small holes. The bushing must be installed with the large hole
facing the 6 o’clock position or toward the valve body. If the bushing were to be installed with
the two small holes at the 6 o’clock position, overdrive lube oil will cross leak and apply the 3rd
clutch. With the 3rd clutch applied the unit will still start in 1st gear, but bind on the 1-2 shift.
It is always a good idea to carefully inspect the exact location and positioning of any
bushing before removing it for replacement.

12 o’clock
# 6 = overdrive lube
# 24 = 3rd clutch feed

6

24

6

24

6 o’clock (Pan Side)
80A-4348
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