Transmission swaps


Asked by Oct 09, 2016 at 11:10 AM about the 1988 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've got a 1995 transmission out of 3500
with a 350 can I put it in my 1988 1500 with
a 350 both are 4x4s

4 Answers


Gaurantee you the one from the 3500 is a 4l80e and a 1500 99% of the time comes with a 4l60e. No they don't interchange. The 4l80 is a better transmission but won't simply plug in and work.


I am assuming they are automatics

no they will not interchange 92,93, 94 96,97and98 will interchange 95 is a stand- alone year as far as Transmissions go 95 has a 12 pin lock up converter rest have a 11pin


95 is a one off year for the 4l60e. But not the 4l80e. However now of this matters as he likely don't have the right transmissions. Now that I'm reading this again, I thought his truck was a 98 not a 88. An 88 comes with a 700r4. Which has no electronic controls. Still won't work

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