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most life out of the TH700R4

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big GMC truck, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Big GMC truck

    Big GMC truck Registered Member

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    My stock 22 year old TH700R4 has 180,000 miles on it and still performs flawlessly:D . Anyone else have similar experiences with the 4 speed?
     
  2. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Keep the TV cable properly adjusted! Use a big cooler, for heat is the enemy. Change the fluid and filter on a schedule that corresponds with your use.
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i got 270,000 miles out of a 4L60E before, it didn't need a rebuild, but the pump housing cracked from a backfire causeing the converter bushing to spin which took out the front seal. figured if im gonna take it out, may as well rebuild it.

    i got 160,000 on a 700r4 before i rebuilt it, didn't need it but everything else was new so i figured why not.
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    170,000 on mine and it was as sweet as a nut. Only rebuilt it now because i was doing the engine etc.
     
  5. Jagged

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    174k on a 4L60E. Just recently the shift solenoids took a crap.
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    No, I have definitely not had a similar experience with my 700r4. Mine crapped out at around 90,000 miles.

    I had it rebuilt, put on a cooler, an additional filter, and have changed the fluid once a year since. I now have over 50,000 on the rebuild and everything is going smooth.
     
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    Mine made it about 200,000 miles before it lost OD and started shifting bad.
     
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    135k and bone stock.

    shifts hard under full throttle, no slips, smooth and easy.
     
  9. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I got 160000 out of my last 700r4. I rebuilt it about 60000 miles ago and still good.
     
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    I got about 175,000 on my original 700r4. I just installed a 40,000 gvrw cooler so she should stay nice and kewl. All shifts are hard and there is no slippage that I can feel. We will see how she holds up to 1 tons and 37s. Knowing my luck I will lose a pump or 3-4 on my cross country trip:doah: .

    Ira
     
  11. badfish4tail

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    185,000 Miles and I just lost 3rd and 4th on my 700r. I did the reg. maintnance on it and have a cooler. Now I will have it rebuilt and add a fan to my cooler and install a B&M gauge:D
     
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    Holy crap... I was getting ready to have mine rebuilt just because it had 140 ,000 on it, but now im beginning to think maby Ill try to squeeze another 40K out of it.

    As an aside I used to be a diehard sm465 guy, but im really lovin the 700r4 in my new K5. Now Im all confused about my feelings towards transmissions. :haha:
     
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    lrazer 1/2 ton status

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    196k on mine

    my parents got an astro with a 700r4 with 280k on it
     
  14. George_Pimpdaddy

    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    yea my 89 blazer just crapped out the tranny at 320,000KM putting in another rebuilt 700r4
     
  15. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    89's has slipped since the day I put it in there.

    I hate people who rip you off.
     
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    hey sierra classic your local to me
     
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    My 91 k-5 has 302.850 miles on both motor and tranny without a rebuild. Motor runs like a top and doesn't burn or drip any oil and the tranny still shifts like butter,
     
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    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, about 45 minutes East of the city center
     

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