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Old 06-10-2021, 08:07 AM   #1
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My sonís transmission is his Ď04 Z71 is giving him fits AGAIN. That has to be the worst transmission in the history of transmissions.........

Anyway if anyone has any recommendations for a shop that can fix it that will last longer than 6 months please let me know.


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Old 06-10-2021, 08:09 AM   #2
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I used Phoenix Transmission a couple of years ago and they did a good job. They were recommended by a freight in the auto industry that sales parts to all the stores.
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:20 AM   #3
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Precision Transmissions out of Amarillo is the answer. Look them up on YouTube. They do very good work.

I realize they aren’t near your location but their reputation is such that people in other states bring their vehicles there.
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:27 AM   #4
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I have a Guy, he manages one of the Eagle Transmissions, in Wylie /Sachse area
he just gave me a great deal, he just sent me a price to rebuild mine for a 2006 Chevy 4x4, under $1800 18 month /unlimited mileage warranty
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:30 AM   #5
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Precision Transmissions out of Amarillo is the answer. Look them up on YouTube. They do very good work.

I realize they arenít near your location but their reputation is such that people in other states bring their vehicles there.

Thanks for the recommendation but this is a 17 year old truck with 330k miles on it plus right now itís recommended not to be driven so Amarillo isnít even a consideration. We are trying to find a reputable place closer to home.


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Old 06-10-2021, 08:44 AM   #6
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I used Phoenix also. I was pleased with their work.
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:58 AM   #7
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Is the truck stock or is it lifted or has added power or both? If it is stock find a place that is a certified GM transmission installer. These shops can get the transmission from GM but you pay cheaper install labor and you dont have the OH&P of the dealer. Since they are certified by GM I believe the warranty is 3 year 100k miles. If he is lifted you might want to look at an aftermarket company, I have been out of the game too long to see who makes a good 4l60E these days to know who makes a good one but one thing is for certain........ NO ONE makes a "bullet proof" 4l60E. If he has added power (Turbo/supercharger) I strongly suggest upgrading to the 3/4 & 1 ton 4L80E. It is pretty straight forward swap on that year range of truck. Two years ago I would have said the issue with the last two options is that you are in the danger range of spending more money on the fix than the truck is worth but with used prices these days that statement might not be accurate anymore.
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:18 AM   #8
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X3 on Phoenix. They did a good job at a reasonable price on my son's high school ride.
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:36 AM   #9
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What is the issue the transmission is having? Could it be failing prematurely due to driver abuse? Alot of failures in the 4l60e (or any trans) come from people backing out of the driveway, not coming to a complete stop. Dropping into drive and hitting the gas. Eats up sprag gears, sunshells you name it. Seeing it is 4wheel drive, does he go offroad quite a bit? Getting stuck in the mud? Trying to "rock" it out of being stuck? Overheating the torque convertor and fluid from hammering down on it when stuck?
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:48 AM   #10
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I would also recommend an aftermarket transmission cooler. Years ago the Tru Cool 40k tans cooler is what everyone was using.
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:48 AM   #11
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4a transmission on 28th street in fort worth is who i would recomend.i've known the owner for forty seven years and he's as honest as the day is long. he stands behind his workunless someone is hotrodding it.if you want his name call me at 81seven 312 4724.ill be happy to talk to you.
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:55 AM   #12
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What is the issue the transmission is having? Could it be failing prematurely due to driver abuse? Alot of failures in the 4l60e (or any trans) come from people backing out of the driveway, not coming to a complete stop. Dropping into drive and hitting the gas. Eats up sprag gears, sunshells you name it. Seeing it is 4wheel drive, does he go offroad quite a bit? Getting stuck in the mud? Trying to "rock" it out of being stuck? Overheating the torque convertor and fluid from hammering down on it when stuck?

Currently it will not shift any higher than 2nd gear. It takes off in 1st like it supposed to, shifts to 2nd and wonít go any higher. Reverse works fine.

He doesnít go off road that I know of.

The frustrating thing is when I had it, the original trans got 225k on it before it went out. Had it rebuilt by a recommended shop in Arlington, had a couple of issues with leaks and erratic shifting which they took care of but it grenades again after 85k miles. Rebuilt it again last year, again had to take it back 2-3 times for various issues and not after 32k miles itís doing this.

The truck has slightly larger tires 285/70/17 vs 265/70/17 but is otherwise bone stock.


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Old 06-10-2021, 10:01 AM   #13
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Couple of things. Make sure they swap out the torque converter and make sure they get all the old fluid out of all the lines and the cooler. This should be VERY minimal amount of fluid but if it has metal shavings in it then it can tear us the new transmission. Also as mentioned before I would go with an aftermarket cooler.
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:18 AM   #14
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Currently it will not shift any higher than 2nd gear. It takes off in 1st like it supposed to, shifts to 2nd and wonít go any higher. Reverse works fine.

He doesnít go off road that I know of.

The frustrating thing is when I had it, the original trans got 225k on it before it went out. Had it rebuilt by a recommended shop in Arlington, had a couple of issues with leaks and erratic shifting which they took care of but it grenades again after 85k miles. Rebuilt it again last year, again had to take it back 2-3 times for various issues and not after 32k miles itís doing this.

The truck has slightly larger tires 285/70/17 vs 265/70/17 but is otherwise bone stock.


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wow, that is exactly what mine is doing, sorry i mentioned Wylie area, forgot you was farter out... Good luck
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:03 AM   #15
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Sounds like you need a better shop. Yes, issues arise from time to time. But 2 visits and multiple issues following is poor workmanship in my opinion.

The GM Serta units are good. With 100k mile warranty. Jasper offers similar warranty, but are hit and miss.

A good transmission shop will have decent warranty and supports the local guy.
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:29 AM   #16
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ill give you my 02 cents

i had a 95z and an 03 Z
by far the worst trans out there were the chevys.... After my 3rd rebuild I finally broke down and paid to have a factory gm trans installed with the stock torque converter. It was waaay better and longer lasting than any of these mom n pop shops. You get what you pay for
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:51 AM   #17
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Couple of things. Make sure they swap out the torque converter and make sure they get all the old fluid out of all the lines and the cooler. This should be VERY minimal amount of fluid but if it has metal shavings in it then it can tear us the new transmission. Also as mentioned before I would go with an aftermarket cooler.

I appreciate all of your feedback. This truck is not worked hard in any way. He does not tow, no off roading, he does have a bit of a heavy foot but didnít we all at 21 years old? The truck sees 90% highway between Weatherford and fort worth as a daily driver and the rest just running around town.

There is no reason at 32k miles it should be doing this. I also see no need for an external cooler.

And lastly Iím not sinking a lot of $$ or modifications into a truck this old with 330k miles on it. Im sure shortly after he gets his student loans paid off this summer he will be looking to sell this one and upgrade to a newer model with less miles.


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Old 06-10-2021, 11:53 AM   #18
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Sounds like you need a better shop. Yes, issues arise from time to time. But 2 visits and multiple issues following is poor workmanship in my opinion.

The GM Serta units are good. With 100k mile warranty. Jasper offers similar warranty, but are hit and miss.

A good transmission shop will have decent warranty and supports the local guy.

No doubt. The transmission shop was recommended by my personal
mechanic whom has done nothing but good for me.

But yes I am done with them. We used to live in Arlington so thatís why we used that transmission shop but now that we are in the Weatherford area Iím looking for someone local.


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Old 06-10-2021, 01:26 PM   #19
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I would use Phoenix

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Old 06-10-2021, 01:56 PM   #20
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I appreciate all of your feedback. This truck is not worked hard in any way. He does not tow, no off roading, he does have a bit of a heavy foot but didnít we all at 21 years old? The truck sees 90% highway between Weatherford and fort worth as a daily driver and the rest just running around town.

There is no reason at 32k miles it should be doing this. I also see no need for an external cooler.

And lastly Iím not sinking a lot of $$ or modifications into a truck this old with 330k miles on it. Im sure shortly after he gets his student loans paid off this summer he will be looking to sell this one and upgrade to a newer model with less miles.


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Agreed that an external cooler is NOT needed for a stock aplication IF the factory cooler working properly.
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:49 PM   #21
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Mike's trick shift will get it done and build it the way you want it.

I used to live in cleburne and had a couple rebuilt down their by johnsons transmission that were just stock rebuilds

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