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I just put a 4L60E transmission in my 1999 SS Camaro. The tranny came out of a wrecked 2000 Z28 and had been sitting in a shop for approximately 5 years. The motor and tranny had been rebuilt but not sure how many miles it had on it when it was wrecked. I had it installed and it seems to shift fine but when I checked the fluid it has a nasty strong smell?? Not sure what it is but it is strong and I think I can smell it when the car is running also??? Not sure. It doesn't smell burnt but need some ideas. I know without smelling it, it could be hard to figure out. I just noticed it today as I had some noise I think come from the tranny like a clunking but I couldn't get it to do it again. I will probably take it in Friday or Saturday as I am gettng a powerbrake booster put in this weekend. Please advise, Thanks JT

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That trans is gone. Period. Burnt. Pull it and break it down,to find issues

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

  • jim thompson Oct 01, 2010

    I had the transmission fluid changed and also the filter replaced after the tranny was installed and it run good and shifted good and just noticed the smell a couple of days ago. Had the tranny installed 9/21/2010. Thanks JT

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2010

    Sorry,but it sounds by the smell, that you lost a clutch pack or burnt a drum up.
    I used to own a trans shop,so I hope I'am wrong once in awhile, for your sake



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