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Today is the day. Check that out pile of concrete in the back of the Silverado That pile came from over here in the third door floor. Remember that strip or whatever of the blocks that I had left over. the plywood wall is down, the poster up, and the door is outside on a trailer? Check it out! Today is finally the day long time coming.

Uh anyway I wanted to touch base and I wanted to personally loud noises Give a huge thank you to the commenter who let me know that I had one of the snap rings misaligned on the drum inside of this 4l60 transmission that I was working on yesterday. I ended up seeing that video or seeing that comment rather before I put the new torque converter on and I noticed uh, what the gentleman had said. So I went ahead and pulled the valve body back out, pulled the pan back off, pulled the valve. The words I pulled the bell housing back off and then I removed that drum.

Sure enough, the thing was misaligned I didn't have it seated properly. so thank you again! You saved the day and you saved this transmission and you saved me a bunch of money and you saved the customer a lot of time. So you are the hero of the channel for the day anyway. I am I'm done jaw jacking for the day I need to get back on this Tahoe I'd like to have this thing running by end of day I have all the parts I've got a replacement turbine shaft seal I think I'm waiting on some exhaust.

Oh yeah, no, hang on I'm waiting on the filter also. I ordered it yesterday morning and Advance Auto Parts has yet to deliver my filter assembly so I'm waiting on that. However, I can still reinstall that trans without the filter because I'll just pull that pan back down one more time. Pop it in there and we'll be good to go.

Incidentally, I'm also waiting on a replacement thermostatic valve for the cooler Line Assembly that's coming from a dealership in New Mexico so I may not have that today. Actually, it probably hasn't even shipped yet. but I can always go back in and just pop this unit out and replace it with a new thermostatic valve so that won't be an issue either. So thank you guys for watching this short little video.

See you guys later on the full length version of the reassembly. Have a good day! And by the way, if you missed the disassembly video of this particular Tahoe Just checking the links down inside of this video's description and it will take you to the current running long form video video of this transmission removal. See you guys later! Inner Transmission:.

98 thoughts on “Mechanic mistake comment saved the day!!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 29 auto says:

    Bypass the thermostat in the trans. TransGo makes a bypass for that well worth it, keeps trans temp about 20 plus deg. cooler

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Christopher says:

    Give him the warm POTB. Good job, Pat, Good job, Pat, Good job, Pat. U saved more than that. It would've been a unhappy owner, another in and out with trans, rays $$ to do that and parts to repair, and then wasted time. Idk what vehicle that goes in but I just had a 2015 Ram 6.4 Auto trans go out. I found 1 used for $3800.00 with 288k miles. No new at all anywhere even Chrysler. Only option is rebuild by a company that builds pulling truck type gear box. So it's tweaked and tough as nails but cost almost 8 grand when all said and done. My 07 town car with less than 100k miles cost less than that. I could've bought it 2 times for what a auto trans rebuild and in and out job cost. Idk about this trans but if it's anything like that it would've been a HUGE mistake. We know alot about alot but nobody knows it all. Always better to ask a pro, research, etc when any doubt is there. No shame in admitting Hey Idk about this cause the commenter did. We need more of this helping 1 another out and less negative BS. Good on u both. I like to see this cause it gives me hope that not all ppl are Aholes.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Onaopemipo Odetunde says:


  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stan Brown says:

    What about what "the commenter" said about the pump damage?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billy the Earthworm says:

    😜👉 Git Er Done…

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jesse wynne says:

    Hero for just the day? That was a nice catch that saved some A$$e$$ 😂

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dashing Dave says:

    May have been an end of transmission for today, but won't be for the Tahoe!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Kap says:

    Why didn't you show what snap ring was miss aligned when you fixed your mistake?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KPAKPATO JOURNAL says:

    The humble guy! nice

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ZGDX_Smiling says:

    skutahuniai4830 is a transmission technician.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chap Sinclair says:

    I think it's just cool that Ray takes time to read through the comments.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Terry Eustice says:

    Very cool 😎

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John McHardy says:

    Yes I never touch an Automatic trans. Glad that person helped out. Cheers from Aus

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave O says:


  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Nottellingyou says:

    RAY, you are SO GENUINE

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Manuel Perez says:

    All part of the "customer" service, good to see the community pull together to help ray.😊

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike charlton says:

    Glad to know you are a fake

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike charlton says:

    really dont plasy with us

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hugh Jass says:

    Bypass the thermostatic valve. A cooler running transmission doesn't hurt anything unless you live in Alaska or Siberia.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LightcapMath says:

    Wow! such respect to you from the advisor. You Ray are blessed.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars muffntheB says:

    florida man destroys transmission

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Link says:

    In an attempt to resolve a Small Evap leak P0442 on my 2008 Forester, I changed out the Purge Valve – why not, right? The gas cap is a new OEM and the filler neck is clean. Is there some sort of re-learn required? If so, how could I do it.
    Also, I shut the Check Engine / Cruise Control lights by disconnecting the battery terminals. Is this adequate or does it need to be cleared with a scan tool?
    Thanks much.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars some dude says:

    You must be Canadian since You say Silver-ray-do vs. Silver-rah-do which is the proper pronunciation since it is an American Vehicle.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Flies2FLL says:

    Who was the commenter? That person's getting a 6 pack of Stella Artois from me!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Guiggey says:

    Great community..

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrArtVendelay says:

    Wow. So cool that your suscribers are so knowledgeable. I watch and to me its all magic.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Courcy says:

    I know I am a field with the current discusion but I have a question.
    What is your opinion/experience with 6.5 duramax engines? Are they any good? Longevity? Mpg? Performance modifications? I am considering a few motorhomes that have the 6.5 duramax engine. Thanks Ron

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Hohmann says:

    I love the fact that there are other professionals watching your videos. And that one caught the snap ring misalignment and wrote to you about it. What a great thing to do, helping each other like that. I am encouraged that good people are still out there!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eddie Murphy says:

    well done Ray for admitting a mistake it takes a man to do that ,thanks for the video

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Burroughs says:

    More research/preparation=fewer mistakes with customer's vehicle.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Boot in Nj says:

    Good on ya for looking through comments for that one key piece of info that saves the day and good on the guy who left said comment!!! overall great interactions leading to progress.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Christofilos says:

    Yea! To crowdsourcing problem solving.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Dresch says:

    Just when was feeling confident about tearing into a transmission Ray almost grenades one. 😢 I'm terrified once again. 😂

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevo says:

    great result,,thankyou Ray,,looking forward to the rebuild/reinstall..👌👍

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bobbg says:

    I want to see the door going in!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Warren Puckett says:

    Usta was you got a truck. Got a truck transmission. Got a truck engine.
    But this is a Tahoe. Mom might want to drive. Also the 3 pedal thing might scuff her Birkenstock, in fashion, hoof protectors.
    But since then we also got to have a hand free for the cell phone at all times. Besides a who has time to shift.
    Truck engine? Maybe if it meets CARB specs. Truck transmission? Not really. Hey most of them are for the old lady to drive the new one.
    I never had a problem with a C series with a manual. No need for a tranny cooler. So when the original puked put in a rebuilt auto majic tranny radiator. Happy engine, no over heating.
    But every once in a while had to crawl under it and adjust the clutch. Clutch change was took longer to go get one and bring it back.
    Rebuild it ?
    Never. Felt real sad when the frame just wore out. Happens when you just change the oil early and often.
    Flush and replace the coolant the same way. Also makes the radiator last longer.
    But it is a good thing for the manufacturer to have all that conveniences. And those barely adequate service intervals?
    Good enough to get past the warranty periods.
    It breaks and you buy what broke wrapped with all new parts and shiny new paint.
    It also makes California happy even if you are a long way downwind of Forney.
    But it is OK for them send their mind pollution to me.
    But the good news. The economy is slowing. Interest is climbing.
    For those good with math. Repair just may be a bit cheaper than $71,000. Rainman Ray makes money.
    But GM has a better idea lets see if we can make it un-repairable.(Not the only manufacturer that does it)

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bobbg says:

    Well Raymond, now you have the the pipes off, you should inspect and replace the muffler berrings. Very important parts. Ask your customer if he'd like to save some and do it now wile you can get to them, labor and parts free on this one but some people do not want you messing with blinker fulids or muffler berrings without approval first.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andy Bush says:

    I was just getting into the video and it stopped. Looking forward now to the rest of it please.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Fayetteville says:

    Ray working on transmissions is like looking into the nether word. To be an expert is a whole different breed of mechanics. I was a mechanic for 20 yrs at the time I started working stern drives (inboard outboards) man it was intimidating but like anything else (transmissions) once you know the mechanic of it– well it's just another trannie.
    I am shocked at how the BRAVO man saw the ring was incorrect– now that's 20/20. I looked at the video twice and still couldn't tell. He knows his stuff.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris connors says:

    Honest mechanic

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Angelo Sun says:

    Here I am in Bradenton, all the way from Western Pennsylvania on vacation. We had an issue with our van, and I immediately thought of trying to reach out to you and see if you would take a look at it (fat chance, I know). It ended up being a simple coil replacement, so no biggie, but I would've loved to meet you! Keep up the great work!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mick Rose says:

    Well done that man 👌🏻

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Imbel 45 says:

    Ray you are the Best…. Every Day you learn something New!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dale Vackar says:

    That is not a 4L60E that is a 6L80E.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Nice work Giving a shout out and Admitting of a mistake Makes you a better tech brother Learning from mistakes always helps us be stronger 💪 keep up the great work @Rainman Ray's Repairs