I've worked on everything automotive that I've ever owned, but there
are 2 things I've stayed away from, automatic transmissions, and
differentials. I think the reason I've stayed away from them is
because of the standard belief that they are too complex and are best
left to the professionals with experience in that area. Over the past
year I've spent nearly $2500 on labour alone for differential
setup/repair, and now I've blown up a 700R4. I've got a 700R4 core to
work on, and I've read generic info, so in theory I know how automatic
transmissions work, but there is still that "fear factor" around their
complexity. I'm going to buy some books/manuals/videos to help myself
through a rebuild.
I've been surfing the web for videos and books on how to re-build
transmissions, and was hoping to find one resource that covers both the
700R4 and the 4L60E together. No such luck, it seems they are always
sold seperately. I thought that they were pretty much the same except
for the electronics. I have 2 trucks, a 92 with the 700R4 and a 96
with the 4L60E, and I'm trying to make an educated decision on which
manuals/videos to purchase.
If the 4L60E is exactly the same as the 700R4 with some added
electronics, then I can probably get away with only buying for the
4L60E and the data will be valid enough to get me through a 700R4 as
well. Can someone give me an idea of just how different these
transmissions are from one another?
Any input is appreciated.