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1997 chevy k1500 transmission

I'm trying to find out what size transmission i have. 1997 k1500 extended cab with a 5.7 v8 automatic transmission. is it a 4L60-E or 4L80-E ?

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    WHAT KIND OF TRANSMISSION DO I HAVE IN A 1997 CHEVY K1500 5.7L V8

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    Krysta Willey Jan 30, 2014

    ALL 1/2 TONS (1500) HAVE THE 4L60E

  • Angie Pihl-Parks
    Angie Pihl-Parks Aug 01, 2014

    Not all 1/2 tons have the 4L60E transmission, you have to get under the truck and count the bolts. 16 bolts is the 4L60E and 17 bolts is the 4L80E.

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A 4L60E has 16 pan bolts and a 4L80E has 17 pan bolts

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First off the difference in a c and a k series truck is that the c is 4x2 and the k is a 4x4. You will have a 4l60e in your c/k1500. When you get into the c/k2500 or c./k3500 you will start to get into the 4l80e. It is like this because the 2500 and the 3500 are bigger trucks. I am 99.99% sure that you will have a 4l60e, because that is what i have in my truck and i have a 1997 chevy k1500 5.7 l v8.

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It should be the 4l60e , i believe the c-series were the heavy duty models with the larger rear axle and the 4l80e tranny. but to be certain , it's stamped on the passenger side i believe , towards the front (on the bell-housing or right behind on the gear box but definately on the pass. side. note: you may have to remove the heat shield in order to see it . it's that little cover ( held by 2 small 10mm bolts ) that reflect the heat from the catylitic convertor but its simple...

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Hi my four wheel drive engages but dont seem to be in 4 wheel drive the axles turn but i could stop the wheels by hand when vehicle is lifted?

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