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Overdrive is out in my car.

With 185,000 miles on it, my I am without ovredrive in it. It does shift nice in all the other gears. It is a 4t65e transmission. What could it be?

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  • abclives Mar 01, 2009

    Ok now it looks as if the whole transmission needs to come out,can you roughly tell me how to take it out myself. Meaning does it come out from the bottom with the engine supported with a jack, or cherry picker. Do I need any special tools pullers,presses etc. etc. I have a lot of tools and I don't plan to rebuild it if thats what it needs, just removing and replacing it.Anyway I really appreciate the help your all giving me. Thank You again..

  • abclives Mar 08, 2009

    Hey I appreciate the help on the removal of the transmission, thank you..


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You need to drive it with a scanner on it to see if the pcm is commanding 4th. If it is then it likely has a broken driveshaft to the 4th clutch. This is common on both the 4t60 and 4t65. You don't have to rebuild the whole trans to fix it but you do have to remove it from the car and remove the side cover, pump, valve body, and channel plate.

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    Clint Smock Mar 01, 2009

    It comes out the bottom. You haft to support the engine from the top with engine support bars, or anything else you can come up with to hold it. Then you haft to remove the cradle from the bottom of the car. If you decide to tackle it, I can tell you step by step how to remove it, let me know. Good luck.


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Hello, it can be several things.It could be your brake light switch, next solenoid in the transmission,or the gear selector switch(inhibitor switch) technical term. The automatic transmission can be very hard to diagnose.

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    suterman Mar 02, 2009

    Hello, the project you are attempting to take on is going to take you through alot more trouble than you may realize. I myself being in the field for 10 years plus have only taken afew out, but if you want to know I will tell you you will need a good impact wrench.Disconnect the battery. You will have to remove both drive axles, the lower sub frame, you will have to separate the steering rack from the subframe and don't let it come out with the frame, but you need a brace to support both side of the motor. The trans comes out the bottom. Remove the converter bolts, then remove all electrical connections,shifter cable,breather box and pipe, then remove any additional brackets on the transmission.Now you should be ready to remove the bell housing bolts starting withe the ones in back first, look for the hidden bellhousing bolt from the passenger side look just above where the axle came out of the passenger side but near the block just look its there .Its the only one facing the opposite direction than the other bellhousing bolts after you get that one out supporrt the transmission and remove the other 5 I believe. Then you are done. BE CAREFUL! thank you


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