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Old 06-04-2018, 04:35 PM   #1
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4l60E question

If my 5 speed swap doesn't pan out in my 97 GMC shorty, I was curious about newer year 4L60E's. Mine still has the 1 piece case design, but would any of the two piece case versions work for me? Are the plugs the same shape and design? I see a lot of the new design cases vs. one piece. Thanks in advance
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:29 PM   #2
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2pc case is the same just detachable bellhousing.
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:53 PM   #3
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So cannon plugs are the same? No electrical differences internally?
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The input shafts are different:
On the 97 4L60E they have the pilot type of input shaft where the later 2 piece bell housing 5.3L has a solid input shaft with no pilot...so research your flexplate/TC as well...Good Luck..

What exactly are you calling cannon plugs ?
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Input shafts from 4l60es
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:03 AM   #6
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The input shafts are different:
On the 97 4L60E they have the pilot type of input shaft where the later 2 piece bell housing 5.3L has a solid input shaft with no pilot...so research your flexplate/TC as well...Good Luck..

What exactly are you calling cannon plugs ?
Sorry, my brain reverting back to my aircraft maintenance days. Electrical connector plug.
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Re: 4l60E question

Not all years of the 4L60E have the same electrical plug pinout locations, so you may need to research that area for what you plan on doing with the later year 4L60E.
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1999+ 4L60's have a TCC that is meant to slip under light load. Shouldn't be an issue going to one that just locks the TCC. 96 and later all use PWM TCC control.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:08 PM   #9
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The input shafts are different:
On the 97 4L60E they have the pilot type of input shaft where the later 2 piece bell housing 5.3L has a solid input shaft with no pilot...so research your flexplate/TC as well...Good Luck..
So what about 98? I know my 5.7L has a 2pc 4L60e......
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So what about 98? I know my 5.7L has a 2pc 4L60e......
Thats great TOM, your 98 is in the transition time frame of going from one piece case to 2 piece case (bell housing is removable) ....and most likely it has a pilot type of input shaft....not every thing is black and white in life....so when your 3/4 goes out you will know for sure what type of input shaft you have with your 2 piece case...please let us know...
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Thats great TOM, your 98 is in the transition time frame of going from one piece case to 2 piece case (bell housing is removable) ....and most likely it has a pilot type of input shaft....not every thing is black and white in life....so when your 3/4 goes out you will know for sure what type of input shaft you have with your 2 piece case...please let us know...
You seem offended by something, you mad bro? All caps my name, pointing out things are not black and white. Do you get this way every time someone asks a question or am I special? I like being special so its ok to admit.
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Lol !!!! I didn’t notice, thanks for paying attention to detail. I am to old to be offended by you Tom. Is every thing better now..... No harm here tom. And you already know you are special. You don’t need anyone to tell you that tom. My goodness.....

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If my 5 speed swap doesn't pan out in my 97 GMC shorty, I was curious about newer year 4L60E's. Mine still has the 1 piece case design, but would any of the two piece case versions work for me? Are the plugs the same shape and design? I see a lot of the new design cases vs. one piece. Thanks in advance
So back on the question,

I would keep the one piece case, no advantage of installing the 2 piece case IMO.....the one piece case can be built the same internally as the two piece case.

Beware of the Safety neutral switches are different that are on the linkage...
In 1998 the release of the LS engine, which flexplate was redsigned to fit the 2 piece case, TC hub that fits into the crank maybe different as well, no expert here but just listing items to be aware of before spending money on something that may cost more than its worth, Thanks......
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Thank you all for your responses...appreciated!
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