In this video I bring you along as I swap out the transmission on a customers 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic 4x4. I am installing a @Jasper Engines & Transmissions reman unit. So come along for this multi part series.
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Hey there viewers! Welcome back to the South Main Auto Channel guys for 2007 Chevrolet It's the 1500. it's the classic. It needs a transmission. I've already completed step one which is unhook the battery because I imagine it's gonna be in here for a while. plus I Wanted to leave it in neutral here so we can rolling over getting the drive chance unhooked. Now this car has been a fluid film for about the past five years, so it's gonna be a little dingy under here. Foreign foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign side. here. you've got to take out this oxygen sensor to get to the manifold bolt or the bolt that holds the pipe on. so let's see if we can't crack it. Loose Here Usually you can crack on loose. If the pipe's cold, you can typically spin them out by hand. We'll find out it just cracked. it just cracked loose. Yep, almost there we go. Spin this one out. Then you can get to all three of these studs. Foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign cable popped off. So weird working on a truck. it's not completely riding out. It's weird man ing back back. Foreign foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign, foreign foreign. Thank you and they don't mess. Thank you. Gonna be a multi-part series, folks. Uh, no way around it. I Get a little busy at the shop I Get sidetracked doing other things. so I'm just fitting this one in between other jobs. I'll do the best I can to not make it super long and boring and stupid. but we were able to get the transfer case out over there. We got both drive shafts laying on the ground of course the Carolina converters cross member and then, uh, you guys seen the video. We drained the transfer case, we drained transmission so we could send that core back without all the fluid in it. Throw all the bolts in the pan, put that on and that's it. Uh, tomorrow? Uh, if time allows, we'll work on getting the transmission rest way out. We're gonna have to unhook the torque converter, pull the starter, uh, what else? take the training lines off and then you know all the bell housing bolts and that should be I would I would like to have in the next video I have the transmission out, have the new one setting up in there and then you know we just got to throw all that crap back on and good to go. So why don't you guys get all good to go? in? that comment section questions the concerns. the NC the Facebook stick around for part two, three, possibly just my viewers. If I can do it, you can do it. Thanks for watching Foreign.

99 thoughts on “Chevy/gmc – 4l60e transmission replacement – part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rhoptry says:

    Ah, the torch. Love the torch.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Tetley says:

    Hi Eric, I don’t know the term “train line’s” being in 🇬🇧, could you please show me particularly what you mean by this?? Thanks for everything you do!!!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Nance says:

    Eric, How about a rear main seal while you are in this deep??

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Landon Tesar says:

    ugh, that fluid!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam L Wackson says:

    Man that’s one clean northern truck for only being applied the last 5 years

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Hill says:

    That atf fluid is toasty.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Craig Goodwin says:

    Eric, love to watch you work. I wish I could do it the way you do it. Thanks for Sharing!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Mizzi says:

    I’ve always wondered why they don’t make exhaust hardware out of something that won’t rust

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane's Trains says:

    The classic… towed in OD

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pandeomonia says:

    The comment of the fluid film made me take a more critical look at the underbelly of this guy, and boy howdy it really is a night and day difference compared to some of the previous cars that've rolled through your shop that were falling apart with rust.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Esman says:

    why dont they put drain plugs in trans pans?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mag1vl says:

    Hello Eric from Australia 🙃
    I have the 4L60E in my 3.8lt V6 powered Holden VY Commodore with rear 2 wheel peel😁 These trans do get around.
    Also proof that the fluid film does work – you don't see rusty sheep do ya😅

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wyldbladze says:

    Don't ya miss the good ole days of having 1 electrical connector , shift cables, and a dozen or so bolts to have the transmission sitting on the ground?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregory Thomas says:

    The only channel where "tranny lubricant" means something very different 🙂

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geof Spavins says:

    I thought I had gone to the Rainmans channel with the clean underside on show here – must really have been different for you not dealing with the R word

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Gamble says:

    Stickin' around for part two.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars InsideOfMyOwnMind says:

    4L60E's never go bad.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimmy Mencer says:

    I know that smell, like Lynyrd Skynyrd says " ohh that smell" Thanks for the video. God bless the O family.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TS says:

    This could be a ad for Fluid Film! Wow. That saved this guy thousands of dollars. I have a 2002 Chevy pickup, but I live far from salted roads. I paid it off in 2005, and I haven't had a car payment since. If I somehow end up in salt country (against my will), I'll be getting my truck sprayed with fluid film before I even contact the power company to get service started!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars itsalltaken says:

    Fluid Film actually works great. The video wasn't boring man.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garth Clark says:

    Good time to also inspect the transfer case for oil pump case damage and/or install an oil pump case saver (if it applies to this T/C).
    It's always a good time working on no rust vehicles. Depending on the transmission source, its a good idea to install a Trans-Go correction kit which corrects factory known flaws. Good transmission BTW…similar to the 700R4.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Barber says:

    Talk to us Eric

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Neal says:

    Truly a highly intelligent and respectable mechanic. Those are rare nowadays. Always a good video being put out regardless what you’re doing. Really appreciate the knowledge transfer! Thanks Mr. O!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Walker says:

    I just did this same job last week , really impressive to see you lift the transfer case out by hand

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andy Bramwell says:

    That truck in mint underneath..!!!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Berg says:

    After seeing the state of that transfer case oil, I can’t imagine why the transmission failed! (not that the 4L60 needs much help).

    I bought my 97 Suburban with 120k miles from my in-laws for $300 a few years ago because…the transmission failed. Had an up-rated transmission built for it and installed, now I use it for occasional towing and hauling, but mostly just as a back-up vehicle. Given the amount of backlash in the grossly undersized rear differential (and the resulting horrible clunk that it makes when going from decel to accel) I’m sure that’s the next item up in the game of “Which drivetrain component from a car that GM fitted to a full-size truck will fail?”

    It’s weird being able to see actual metal on your channel. I’m used to everything be being rust.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Graham Cooper says:

    I, like a lot of people, watch your videos Eric to unwind, take my mind off what I'm doing and just enjoy watching a master at work. I will say this, you patience level absolutely blows my mind. With all the noise and distractions (door dinger, telephone, cellphone), I would go completely bonkers. This video just demonstrates your methods for doing stuff without explaining it. After watching literally every video you've put out (that I'm aware of), I am constantly blown away that you know where all the nuts and bolts and wires and screws all go to go back together… Either that or you've got some wicked video editing skills 🙂 Thanks for bringing us along!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris M says:

    Eric what's your take on electric tools ?? American cars should have tranny drain plugs , less mess

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don R. says:

    This 15 year old Chevy must have come from some alternative universe where DRNY weather is balmy year round and salt is unheard of. Good to see it getting some love

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HE4RT says:

    Mr O I did 2 Chevrolet's rear main plates and oil pan gaskets in the same week and the 2002 torsion bar truck with the big nasty 5.3 starter fought me till I sounded like a sailor. Tranny lines disconnected and after like 10 minutes I finally got it to nose down and the installation was the same mess. I'd love to slap the GM engineer that put the oil dipstick two inches away from that starter. Some models don't fight back but I was wanting to see if you was gonna start sailing. Lol😂

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Bill Malec says:

    Fluid Film coated truck looks like my totally untreated 300,000-mile 2000 Excursion underside here in the South. Transmission still fine also. 😉

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brent Owen says:

    Free tip Tuesday, if you "suck" out the trans fluid before you remove the pan-less fluid leaks, and the pan will be lighter…it's my step 1 as the batt cables get removed and whatever else up top…

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars patrick cowan says:

    I'm waiting to see if you have the four foot extension to get those top bell housing bolts off.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cycleguy666 says:

    Woohoo…..ya had me going there for a while!! No way in a 17 minute video!! 😳
    Worse trans I ever changed was on a w12 VW Phaeton All Wheel Drive. Warranty paid 16.5 hours and I used it all!! Crazy two days!! 😜
    Waiting in much anticipation of the next episode!! Cheers Y'all!!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Flores says:

    I can smell that burnt fluid all the way from Chicago.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Courtenay says:

    Thankyou Eric, great video. Maybe if owners had serviced their trannies more frequently they would have lasted longer. That oil looked quite dark.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dropinbiking92 says:

    By the way, I just pressure washed the frame on a 2002 silverado 1500 that had regular fluid film. Literal silver frame where the bees wax lifted off, beeswax coating where just the film lifted.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars josue Toledo says:

    Good video!! but I didn't see no safety glasses lol

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dropinbiking92 says:

    Got a box of N right now in my 4L60 I just got for 200 that had been sitting. Dripping and rotten trans cooler line. got it replaces and filled fluid. It did a mean peel, but every once and a while wants to be a bag of N's? But yeah if I cycle the gears it'll lock into D hard and take off like a bat out of hell, any ideas?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rafael Marin says:

    That vehicle lift is worth it’s weight in gold!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick's auto repair says:

    love the videos always professional work and quality.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joel Marble says:

    you make it look so easy. when I had to replace mine i didn't have a shop to do it in and had to resort to using jack stands and no jack to lift the transmission in or out of the truck. what an absolute pain it was.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Quast says:

    I see the problem. It appears they put the wrong color fluid in that transmission

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PeteS528 says:

    Excellent video. Currently doing this on my '02 2500 with the 6.0 and 4L80-E. Taking it further though and rebuilding the tranny too. Luckily on the 6.0/4L80 the exhaust doesn't need to come off even though the book says it does.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oscar Jones says:

    Probably one of my favorite YouTube videos. Not only my favorite channel

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The guy next door says:

    Man, I wish I could do it that fast.. 😂

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chico says:

    Dang Hercules just rip out the transfer case why don't ya. 💪

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mel Meter says:

    another asmr video…………still good to go