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    Suggestion for 4l60e

     



    I've come to the point in my build I'd like to bolt in a transmission, I've been using a core so far. Anyone have luck with an online company or an ebay company? Anyone know of a good rebuilder in sacramento area? I just need a stock rebuild with maybe a shift kit.

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    I don’t have any suggestions but personally I think I would concentrate on finding a rebuilder in driving distance. In my mind one of the big problems with doing a mail order transmission for a project is the warranty.

    The warranty on most transmissions starts counting down from the day it’s received. By the time the project is actually ready to move under its own power for the first time and the transmission can be checked for function the warranty is either expired or close to it. Even if you still have warranty left or the rebuilder agrees to at least take a look at it YOU are on the hook for at least the return shipping, if not shipping both ways.

    With a local rebuilder that you can at least talk to them face to face if there are any issues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P View Post
    With a local rebuilder that you can at least talk to them face to face if there are any issues.
    Stop by a local, independent garage and ask them where they take customer transmissions that need to be rebuilt. Explain that you're building a car from scratch, and not looking for help with anything, other than getting a tranny built right. I expect that you'll find that everyone in town, even the new car dealers, use the same tranny shop for their work, and he'll be the best guy in town. Here in Olathe, KS it's Paul's Transmissions, what looks like a hole in the wall building about a hundred years old, but Paul's the best.
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    Info from these two guys is right on about finding a local builder--

    Also if there are some salvage yards nearby you might look for a lower mile takeout along with linkage, driveshaft ( for core to shorten) wiring, tcm----
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    I have been holding off on buying one because of the warranty thing, but now I want to bolt stuff in and leave it in. I could potentially start the engine soon.

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    They gave you the straight scoop imho. Have yours rebuilt locally or find a wrecking yard for a low miles take out.

    At least if you have an issue you can look someone in the eye for potential help.
    Not spend time on hold waiting for someone who may not care.

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    If you were closer the the middle of this country I would hook you up with my BIL. He's been rebuilding transmissions for about 30 yrs or so now. Other than that, I would also look for a local builder if there is any. If your interested in him anyway, it's pretty much $1,200 for a rebuild if I remember right.
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    I was hoping there was someone in northern california who would have a shop they like, it's hard to know who you can trust. I know there's guys just fixing what's broke and putting a coat of paint on and calling it rebuilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    I was hoping there was someone in northern california who would have a shop they like, it's hard to know who you can trust. I know there's guys just fixing what's broke and putting a coat of paint on and calling it rebuilt.
    That's exactly why visiting local mechanics and asking who they use is the key to success! Talk to the guys who have to guarantee someone else's work!
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    In the overdrive computer controlled auto trans world-------you'd be much better off with one that was fixed(repaired) than with many that are REBUILT in various ways----------Your going to have a CORE charge, parts kit ( and of questional quality) and several hundred $$$$$ labor--------

    One better ( as in good, better, best) choice would be find a salvage yard take out of a 2 wheel drive suv/pickup that had the engine that your using---also get the driveshaft, control box and any wiring to it----------

    and in Northern Calli there will now be many after the fires

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