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4L60E
Hard 1-2 Shift
Concern: Some 4L60E applications may exhibit a hard 1-2 shift condition.
Cause: This concern may be caused by any of the following conditions.
#8 check ball may not be sealing properly on the spacer plate or it
may be missing. This check ball has a tendency to severely peen the
spacer plate.
Several DTCs may result in increased line pressure. These include
slippage, ratio error and several of the solenoid DTCs.
Broken, damaged or incorrectly installed 1-2 accumulator
spring/piston.
Sticking, damaged or incorrectly installed accumulator valve or
spring.
Drill and tap a 2-4 servo cover and note the pressure at the cover
while making a 1-2 shift. If pressure is present, inspect the 4-3
sequence, 3-4 relay valves. Clean and repair the valves as required.
Calibration was released to address this concern on some 4L60E
applications. Check the GM web sight (http://calid.gm.com/vci/) for
possible flash calibrations that may be available. On non-flash
calibrations, refer to GM and ATRA bulletins on the subject.
4-3 sequence, 3-4 relay valve train sticking
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4L60E
Hard 1-2 Shift (continued)
The most common problem is the spacer plate being damaged by the #8 check
ball. Replace or repair the damaged spacer plate.
Check for damage
to the separator
plate
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4L60E
Hard 1-2 Shift (continued)
#1 3-4 Accumulator
#2 3
rd
Accumulator
#3 Reverse Input
#4 3-4 Clutch Exhaust
#5 Overrun Clutch Feed
#6 Overrun Clutch Control
#7 3
rd
Accumulator Exhaust
#8 1-2 Upshift
#9 TCC Apply
#10 Low/Reverse Clutch Apply
#12 Forward Clutch Accumulator