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GM RWD

4L65E
No Lock Up
File: 4L65E
Date: 2/2008

No Lock Up
Paul Dennison from AAMCO #24971
Summerville, SC sent in this tech tip on a
2005 4L65-E Chevy Tahoe with no lock up.
Paul writes that his center had an
Interhops on a 2005 Tahoe where full
converter lock up would not happen. He said
the command was there, but the slip at best
was around 130 rpm.
When researching the pump Paul found
that this unit has an early and late stator. On
the late stator the converter apply hole has
been moved to accomodate a sensor (which
is not used in all models).

The unit Paul had did not use the sensor,


but stilll should have had the later stator. It
appears the center who last repaired this
installed the early design stator that does not
have a hole for the oil to flow through to the
pump cover. This created the no lock -up
problem.
Paul was unable to get the later stator
so he drilled a hole at the side of the the early
stator.

LATE

LATE

EARLY

Late stator has the larger hole to accomodate sensor


(which is not in all late models).

Thanks Paul!
For your tip on modifying the 4L65-E No Lock
Up

Your $50.00 check is on the way.


80A-4396
2008 AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

EARLY

Drill the early stator

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GM RWD

4L65E
No Lock Up

LATE

EARLY

Connect hole so the oil can enter the early stator from the
late pump.

Drilling the hole at the side allows the oil to


enter the early stator. Paul said it works well.
He has done this on two transmissions now
with no problem.

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