How can you tell the difference between a 700R4 and a 4L60?
You can’t tell the difference between a 700R4 and a 4L60E by the oil pan as they are nearly the same. If the transmission has a large 18-pin electronic connector above the passenger side pan rail, it’s a 4L60E, as seen here. If it has a cable connection near the cooler lines on the passenger’s side, that’s a 700R4.
What is the difference between a 4L60 and 4L60E?
What Is the Difference Between A 4l60 And A 4l60e Transmission? The biggest difference between the 4L60 and 4L60E is how both are controlled. For 4L60E control comes from a computer. For the 4L60, control comes form a TV cable.
Can I put a 4L60E in place of a 700R4?
No 700R4 transmissions were ever controlled by the ecm. The lockup function is grounded with the ecm, but not the shift points like the 4L60E that replaced it. Any 700R4 will work in any application.
When did GM switch from 700R4 to 4L60E?
4L60. GM renamed the 700R4 to 4L60 (4-speed Longitudinal 6,000 lb GVWR) in 1990, even though it was the same transmission without any significant changes.
Is the 4L60 a good transmission?
In short, the 4L60E is an excellent transmission that continues to be improved. It’s one of the most popular automatic transmissions in America, and there are still millions of them in use. Gearstar builds high performance transmissions that are handbuilt in our shop.
What’s the difference between the 700R4 and 4L60-E?
The key distinction of the 700R4 / 4L60 / Early 4L60-E (from the Later 4L60-E) is the four bolt rear output or tailhousing / adapter pattern. The Later 4L60-E has a six bolt “hex” rear bolt pattern and a removable bellhousing. There are three main castings of the 700R case.
What kind of transmission does a 700R4 have?
These units feature a hookup to a TV cable on the passenger side, which controls the transmission. 700R4 transmissions were produced from 1982-1993. Early 700R4 transmissions had mechanical speedometer gears versus the later VSS. Between 1982 and 1985, the 700R4 had a 27 spline input shaft.
How much does a 4L60 transmission kit cost?
The kit he was talking about is for the 4l60e. The kit allows you to use the 4l60e without the computer. It probably does not matter becuase the kit itself cost between $700-$1000, not counting the transmission. If you have the money go with the newest 4l60e you can afford.
What kind of tailhousing does the GM 700R4 have?
The key distinction of the 700R4 / 4L60 / Early 4L60-E (from the Later 4L60-E) is the four bolt rear output or tailhousing / adapter pattern. The Later 4L60-E has a six bolt “hex” rear bolt pattern and a removable bellhousing. There are three main castings of the 700R case. One is the standard car version.