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Automatic Transmissions

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
 Identify the components of a 4L60-E and 4L80-E transmission

 Describe hydraulic control devices of the 4L60-E and 4L80-E transmission

 Identify powerflow as it relates to the 4L60-E and 4L80-E automatic transmissions

Identification Methods
GM Numeric-Alpha Characters:
 “4” indicates number of forward gears in transmission

 “L” indicates transmission is longitudinally mounted in a vehicle uses rear wheel drive

 “60” or “80” indicates series of transmission and relative torque capacity

 “E” indicates transmission has electronic controls

Identification Methods
Methods of Identification:
 RPO tag on vehicle

 Identification tag on transmission

 Physical characteristics

RPO Codes:

e. January 1st = 001 and June 26th = 177) Identification tag may be easiest form of identification .4L60-E Includes:  M30  M32  M33 4L80-E Includes:  MT1 Please refer to Service Information for additional listed codes. Identification Tag: Location:  4L60-E: top of transmission housing  4L80-E: right side of transmission Information includes:  Model number  Production date  Build location Production date shown as Julian date (i.

Technician must also be aware of any:  Production modifications  Recall campaign in effect  Possible Technical Service Bulletins issued for transmission .Proper transmission identification is required to ensure correct replacement parts are installed.

625:1 in Second gear  1.482:1 in First gear  1.Specifications Planetary Gear Sets: 4L60-E Include:  3.294:1 in Reverse 4L80-E Include:  2.750:1 in Fourth gear  2.000:1 in Third gear  0.059:1 in First gear  1.482:1 in Second gear  1.000:1 in Third gear  0.696:1 in Fourth gear  2.077:1 in Reverse .

7L)  Completely disassembled: 12. Automatic Transmissions  Made of die cast aluminum  4L60-E weighs: o Dry: 192.3kg) o Filled with fluid: 218 lbs.5 qts (12.8L) Important: Dexron III is recommended fluid type for all GM Hydramatic transmissions.5 lbs.1qts (11.0 qts (4.9kg)  4L80-E weighs: .3L)  Completely disassembled: 13. (98.7 qts (7.Fluid Capacity: 4L60-E:  Bottom pan removed: 5.5L) 4L80-E :  Bottom pan removed: 7. (87.

900kg)  Total payload: 13. 6. (107 kg) o Filled with fluid: 260 lbs.3.2 .123kg) 4L80-E Weight:  Maximum gross vehicle weight is 16.4 Liter engines  Used On: o C/K .1 liter range  4.600 lbs (3.500 lbs (6. 5.3. 6. o Dry: 236 lbs. and 7.484kg)  Total payload: 21.0.5. (118kg) 4L60-E Weight :  Maximum gross vehicle weight: 8.000 lbs (9.500 lbs (7.8.525kg) 4L60-E and 4L80-E Transmissions Available On:  Chevrolet Silverado  Chassis Cab  Suburban  Express  GMC Sierra  GMC Savana  Y-car Transmissions Available In:  Vortec engines in 2.

6.1 liter range  4.8.0.3.4 Liter engines  Used On: o C/K o C/K 800 o GMC Express o Chevrolet Savanna o Y-car .5. 5. o C/K 800 o GMC Express o Chevrolet Savanna o Y-car Transmissions Available In:  Vortec engines in 2.2 . and 7.3. 6.