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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I don't know where you can get a free diagram, but there is a pretty good video on youtube of a guy disassembling the valve body of a 4l60e. Just go to youtube and search for 4l60e.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
Diagnostic trouble code P1870 (Transmission Component Slippage) is a
General Motors-specific code whose set parameters are determined by
transmission type and engine size. The PCM monitors and compares engine
speed to vehicle speed after the converter clutch has been commanded ON
in either high gear or Overdrive. Should the expected rpm ratio exceed
predetermined parameters, DTC 1870 sets. And upon doing so, the PCM
elevates the transmission main line pressure and stops converter clutch
Once the vehicle has made it to a cruise state, the PCM then begins to monitor the vehicle's cruise ratio. If at some point the transmission begins to slip, P1870 sets and line pressure is elevated in an attempt to stop any further slippage and prevent further damage. This would explain why DTC 1870 Ls often accompanied by a complaint of a hard 1-2 up shift.
When this code sets, it could have any number of causes, ranging from the sump running low of fluid to a malfunctioning torque converter. Take a GM 4L60-E transmission, for example. When it's in Overdrive, the forward clutch and the 3-4 clutches are applied, as well as the 2-4 band. Now add the converter clutch. This is what the PCM monitors at cruise. If the ratio breaks away, the cause could be any of three components, the hydraulics that operate them or the electronics that control them. Fortunately, experience has shown that in most cases, the cause can be traced to some form of converter clutch failure as a result of valve body concerns. With GMs 4L80-E transmission, this code has usually been the result of a cracked converter clutch piston.
Put a line pressure gauge ($55 shipped on Ebay, or visit a local trans shop) on the pressure test port and go for a drive to verify proper line pressure. Base pressure at idle in P,N,OD should be around 70psi and around 140psi in R. Max line pressure should be at least 190psi at WOT in 1st or 2nd, 225psi is optimum. If base pressure is low, trans or pump is worn out. If max pressure is low, check EPC solenoid. If reverse is slow to engage, and line pressure does not come up to at least 130psi in reverse, replace the boost valve with a Transgo 0.049" - 0.500" boost valve (easy fix in pan), and replace the servo with an upgrade servo from a Corvette 4L60E. This will give you a more firm shift and address the DTC 1870 which is common to a weaken Boost valve or faulty EPC valve.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
the way i figured which 4l60e works with my truck was to get the service number off of the ecm. Then I took that ecm service number and searched for it on ebay. People selling that same ecm will usually list what other vehicles that ecm works on. Then I went to the u-pull&pay and got a tranny out of one of those vehicles. I do know that after 95 there is an extra pin in the main wiring harness that goes to the PWM. My 94 tranny didn't have that pin. Also try pulling the main wiring harness out of your tranny and with a mirror look down into the tranny and get the pin configuration. Make sure the one you get also has that same pin layout.
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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