transmission swap ?

Asked by May 03, 2010 at 10:52 AM about the 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Extended Cab Stepside SB

Question type: Car Customization

i have a 2000 gmc z71 sierra 1500 with 236000 miles and a 4L60E trans the truck shifts trough 1st 2nd and 3rd just fine but wont go any higher. is this a big expensive fix or something simple ,and i have a friend that has a 4L60E transmission for a two wheel drive truck will it work on my 4x4

5 Answers

30

repoman, First off, if you not a mechanic, go to a local shop that you trust and just talk to them and see if they'll give you some advice. As far as "I know" this transmission's 4th gear is electronically controlled... I may be wrong. If it is it could be just a control module in the tranny. And to answer your second ?: A 2 wheel drive auto or manual tranny have a differ output or "tail shaft" because a 4-wheel drive has a transfer case maited to it, it will have a shorter tail shaft. This is not as simple as replacing the shaft. When a transmission is put together the tail shaft is one of the first parts put in. So basically your friends transmission will have to be tour apart. And if your going to do that, me personally I'd just have mine rebuilt. either way it has to come apart, and putting old parts back in makes no sense to me. So I would tear my 4-wheel drive one apart "or find a transmission store" and have it rebuilt. But also salvage yards will sell tranny's anywhere from $600-2800 a rebuilt will be in the high 1000's usually. Do a little research, but the easiest way will not be the 2-whee; drive option, nor the cheapest. Good luck. I have changed out a few on my own vehicles, so if you have any questions just repost. :)

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

in 99 and 2000 they have problems with th torc conver ter not letting the tranny shit in to 4th gear

Your problem is the 4th clutch gear its in your valve body it has springs behind it. Now be carfule these valve bodys arent as great as the 400 so they burr real easy keep all removed parts frome the valve body soaked in tranny fluid. Check how too videos on rebuilds thell explain the 4th clutch in the valve body. If this aint the problem then it your 4th gear clutch pack its in the tranny also look at how too videos.

So you can swap out the transfer case from the four wheel drive and put it in a two wheel drive

10

Can an S 10 transfer case fit in a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Sierra 1500

Looking for a Used Sierra 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 65,552 nationwide Sierra 1500 listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:

GMC Sierra 1500 Experts

  • #1
    dragonflyoffshore
    Reputation
    5,360
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    3,700
  • #3
    Glenn Clingenpeel
    Reputation
    3,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,112 Great Deals out of 167,056 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford F-150
2,320 Great Deals out of 184,577 listings starting at $699
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
110 Great Deals out of 13,514 listings starting at $2,999
Used Toyota Tundra
459 Great Deals out of 32,469 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Ram 1500
356 Great Deals out of 10,908 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
320 Great Deals out of 29,118 listings starting at $3,750
Used Toyota Tacoma
630 Great Deals out of 43,329 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Yukon
414 Great Deals out of 21,570 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
652 Great Deals out of 39,643 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
362 Great Deals out of 44,820 listings starting at $1,799
Used Chevrolet Camaro
417 Great Deals out of 30,920 listings starting at $3,550

Used Cars For Sale

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 29,751 listings starting at $18,033
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
107 Great Deals out of 3,829 listings starting at $15,681
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
143 Great Deals out of 4,922 listings starting at $16,900
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
134 Great Deals out of 4,948 listings starting at $14,204
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 2,044 listings starting at $8,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.