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Technical Bulletin #578

Transmission: 4L60E Subject: No 2nd, 4th and reverse Application: Issue Date: January, 2003

4L60E
No 2nd, 4th and Reverse
Many 1997-99 4L60Es may lose reverse, 2nd and 4th gears. This is caused by a change in the manufacturing process for the sun gear reaction shell. During production, the radius of the area attaching the splines on the shell to the shell housing was reduced. This leads to a fatigue failure of the shell.

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Technical Bulletin #578


GM increased the radius of this area for added strength. To repair this condition, replace the shell. The part number for the updated shell is the same as the old shell. Whats more, GM didnt purge the faulty parts from inventory, so you may not get the updated part when you order it. The best way to tell if your part is the updated one is by checking the ID stamped inside the shell. The ID consists of a letter and three numbers. If your shell begins with the letters A or B, you have the old-style shell. The updated shells begin with the letters T or W. The GM part number for the sun gear shell is 8683439.

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