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4L60E won't shift past 2nd Justin 5-12-06  
I have a 4L60E transmission in my 94 silverado 1/2 ton 2wd it's got 263,000 miles on it. It won't shift past 2nd gear it just revs up after 2nd. It never slipped or anything I realize it a lot of miles, but I don't have the money to buy a rebuilt one and not entirely sure if I need one. I was told it was a shift solenoid I bought a 3-4 solenoid from a dealership but there are two and I wasn't sure which one to replace I called a mechanic who after looking through a book told me the one on the drivers side. I replaced it and nothing happened. Anyone who has any ideas please let me know.

Justin (jabe2000@hotmail.com)
4L60E no 2nd,OD,or reverse jeff 4-3-09  
97chev.2x4 shifts from 1st to 3rd and has no OD and wont go into reverse.
worked perfectly,backed out of my driveway, gave someone a jumpstart, wouldn't work after that...
any thoughts?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd scott mcnair 4-2-09  
I replaced my 4l60e in my 2000 silverado with a 5.3 with a 4l60e that had a 4.3v6. i only got 557mi before i lost 3and4 gears. the whole time it has shifted like it has a high stall converter or was slipping so i changeed the fluid and filter after first 100mi with no help. it shifts fine until it starts to go into 3rd, then neutral. with it in overdrive, i can manually shift down and can feel it downshift into 3rd but nuthin when i gas it. is it the clutch bands or sumthing else? the check engine is NOT on. and the fluid smells and looks fine. Thanks for any and all help!! this thing has bout sucked me dry already.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd (SOLUTIONS) Sabol 4-1-09  
1. Slow, slipping or no reverse: “lo-reverse” clutches are worn out, fluid leak in the reverse apply circuit, or broken sunshell. It is possible to remedy a fluid problem by removing the checkball from its cage in the case in the rear of the trans may help (must remove valvebody), or adding a high-viscosity additive such as Lucas Transmission additive or other seal restorer product.

2. No 3rd or 4th gear: “3-4” clutches are worn out. Remove & Replace.

3. Sudden grinding noise with no prior warning primarily in 2nd gear, behavior in reverse may be abnormal; sunshell is fractured. R&R. Try not to run or drive the car or further damage could result.

4. No 2nd or 4th gear. 2-4 band is slipping. Servo seals may be damaged (can be fixed without removing trans. Otherwise, 2-4 band is worn out. R&R.

5. Trans shifts into gear harshly, 3rd gear starts, manual 2nd available but no 1st, no 4th, and no TCC lockup: No power to transmission, or trans is in limp-home mode. Check trans fuse underhood, and make sure transmission electrical connector is plugged in. Easy fix.

6. No 1st or 4th available: shift A solenoid failed. Easy fix in the pan.

7. No 2nd or 3rd available: shift B solenoid failed: Easy fix in the pan.

8. No TCC lockup: Brake pedal switches improperly adjusted (always on), TCC solenoid failed (easy fix in the pan), TCC clutch worn out (must remove trans and replace TC).

9. TCC always locked: TCC apply solenoid circuit shorted to ground, TCC solenoid blockage (easy fix in pan), or TC broken (must remove trans and replace TC).

10. 1-2 Shift shudder at WOT; delayed or abnormal 1-2 shift: 1-2 accumulator piston cracked or stuck cocked in the bore. Easy fix in the pan.
11. Horrible noise in 4th and feels like the brakes are on: overrun clutches are applying due to a cracked or leaking forward piston. Overrun clutches will be worn out after 30 seconds of this behavior. Car can be safely driven in D. R&R.

12. Soft shifting, gradual performance degradation: Leaking boost valve; clogged EPC filter screen, leaky seals. Transgo HD2-C kit fixes first two without removing trans. Seal restorer may fix last problem, but probably R&R.

13. No forward movement in OD or D, but L2, L1 and R work: Forward sprag is broken. R&R. Try not to run or drive the car or further damage could result.

14. Extremely harsh shifts from P or N, normal shifts at WOT: EPC (Electronic Pressure Control) solenoid failed. Easy fix in pan.

15. Loud bang, grinding sound, loss of all gears, and a binding driveshaft: snapped output shaft. R&R.

16. Trans seems noisy when moving in 1st and Reverse, noise goes away instantly if you shift to N: Reaction planetary is worn out due to high miles or insufficient lubrication. Not a critical failure, but not a good sign either. R&R.

17. No movement in any gear: pump failure, or total loss of fluid. R&R, or refill pan and find the leak. If out of fluid, avoid running the engine until the trans is refilled to avoid pump damage. To check for pump failure, check fluid level with the engine off, then start the engine and recheck fluid level. If level does not go down when engine is running, the pump is broken.

18. Trans does not upshift out of first, speedometer reads zero at all times: VSS failure. Easy fix on rear of transmission.

19. Transmission does not shift automatically, only manually. Swap in a known-good PCM, check wiring, check other sensors.

20. 1-2 shift is delayed and harsh, may not shift into OD: Check TPS for smooth and linear electrical response over the entire range of motion. If not, replace.

Credit for this information goes to Sherlock9C1 from the Impala SS forum
Re: 4L60E won't shift into 2nd or Reverse Jeff Bolger 4-19-09  
When in Drive it goes right around 2nd and won't even go into Reverse. This is all a result of a big bang while accelerating from a stop sign and right after I changed the fluid and filter 4.0 qts. dextronIII and that Lucas stop slip stuff. Fluid Level is or seems adequate. This is a '99 Tahoe. Please Help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd devin 10-9-14  
I got a 2002 Chevy 1500 4x4 well I just put another trans in it and it shifts from first to 2 good then gotta rib up rpms to 4 thousands then let off gas to let it shift to 3 red gear and it want shift to forth none anyideas please
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Bill 6-18-09  
No 3-4 after 50 miles of a complete O/H. New internals and upgrades. Removed trans again and tore down. No problems found. I was making my third pass in 1/4 mile. It launched hard, shifted into 2nd ok, then made a loud bang and no more go. I got it to shift manually into 3rd and 4th only after starting in 1st. In 1st and 2nd it will pop and quit after hard acceleration and will quit in 3rd and 4th with little effort. Once into OD manually it will go and run at highway speeds O/K if light throttle is used only. I had the convertor cut open to find no problems either. Line pressures are normal, speedo works. What voltage should the VSS be recieving? I have 4.25 with KOEO. Should the VSS show open when ohmed? Even though the speedo works, could it still be a problem? I don't understand why the trans made a violent bang then quit under load as if there was a hard part failure, but none exsists?
Any help? It's a 1994 SLP Firehawk LT1.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd michaelZ71 5-24-09  
Ok,this may have already been said but i didnt feel like reading all the coments to see if someone solved the problem. I have a 00 silverado pushin around 415hp and this is what i did

1- Problem. you have burnt up the bands. And the 2nd and 3rd gear are on the same band on the 4l60e's.
2-Solution. turn up the epc 1/4 turn.purchace a double intermediate accumulater sprind, z-pak,kevlar powerband wider than the original,beast sunshell,and 098 vet servo. And if i were u i would replace the converter with something a lil better.

I did this to mine and believe me take-off, stopping, tacking it out all is unbelieveable...
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd ryan 3-28-09  
1995 gmc trnamy will not shift into 3 or od never had a problem befor i dont think the tranny is bad becouse it never sliped, always shifted worked fine the day befor
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd malcomb polk 3-20-09  
I need to know how adjust shifter so park and drive will aline with what on the dash had to replace the shift rod coming out the transmisson and got all the gears out of wack any help will be appreciated thanks
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd p wesolowski 2-2-09  
Same problem in my vr commodore 1st and 2nd are good then it just redlines. pulling it apart tonight and swapping the solinoids from a good box i pulled apart for fun a year or two ago. will post what happens
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd MARVIN 2-1-09  
IT GET HOT AND WONT SHIFT
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd buster 1-15-09  
2002 gmc yukon wont shift pass 2nd mac mentor says front left wheel speed sensor no signal could this cause trans to not shift pass 2nd ?
Re: 4L60E no response in reverse or drive nothing happens Morris LeClerc 2-17-09  
Changed 4L60E from 98 into 97. was working fine made it 2 blocks then quit. Acts like in neutral no response in either directions. Help!
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Nick 3-5-09  
I read all the post and wanted to clairify some questions. My 4l60e was rebuilt about 40k miles back and was updated with the new 3-4 piston, forward piston and housing, and "the Beast". Worked great for two years then I lost drive and overdrive. When attempting to shift to drive the truck responds like it has been thrown to netrual. Spedo works good and no stored codes in pcm. Trans fluid still looks and smells good!
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Mike 7-15-09  
To the original poster,fzbqn ANY 4L60E that starts reving up when it shoud have shifted to third has burnt up 3-4 clutchs.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd tim 3-20-09  
I have a 95 z28 lt1 with 4l60e wont shift into 3-4. Driving normal just stopped working. Speed sensor leaking fluid is this the problem
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Josh 3-25-09  
My 4l60e fresh rebuild has reverse first and third. although it will not shift untill i let off the gas and as long as i have the gear selector in 3rd it will jump ahead to it. second gear will engage but when you try to accelerate it jumps out of gear any ideas please feel free contact me. Pacololo01@aol.com
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd pat 7-29-09  
Shifts to 1st 2nd and no 3rd or 4th not even maually trans has 400 miles on it we tore it down again and nothing was wrong with anything i changed solinoids to another used set what else could it be please help iam about ready to make my own trans brake and let it off towards a wall
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd jr gonzalez 12-29-09  
I have 2004 silverado fully built bullet proof transmission recently i swaped to a bigger stall drove 350 miles and now it won't shift into 3rd or 4th gears? what could the promblem be!!
Re: 4L60E won't shift out of drive even in park and no reverse dreamer 12-17-09  
94 4l60e sat for a few months and tried to drive and the damn thing is stuck in drive even if you put it in park it has no reverse or neutral motor will not free rev even in park it will shift out all gears in OD what can i do
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd cedric 12-10-09  
I have a 2004 chevy surburban 1st and 2nd gear fine but won't go into 3rd but if I manually shift it it will go in 3rd but I have to let the rpm build up to 5000 rpm tranmission ran find until out the blue one morning its a 4L60E any help anyone thanks
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd mike 1-6-10  
99 gmcyukon wont shift into 3rd
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd jose 1-11-10  
Have a 1995 silverado ext/cab bought a new engine and installed it sounds great...then installed a transmission(97 astro van) but the "neutral switch" didnt fit so it was not installed when i shift it dosnt state what gear its in.... but still shifts fine when its cold...once the truck warms upthe speedometer goes crazy and doesnt go out of first gear?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 3rd nate 1-20-10  
I was in the process of moving, I had driven 4oo miles or so and stopped to get gas. I got back in and it only shifts into 3rd. 1st and 2nd shift fine and then I have to rev it up and let off to get it into 3rd. While I was driving a couple times when the rpms were really high my gauges died and so did the motor for like s tenth of a second. I have talked to some people and they think it is a ground problem since I have most of the gears. Any ideas or does anyone know the location of the ground for the trany?
Re: 4L60E won't shift into od chris vacco 1-13-10  
Need help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd edmattauch 10-30-09  
4L60e 06 Silverado 1/2ton 2wd w/cruise no OD wont shift out of 2nd w/gear selector in drive or manually. While in drive 1st & 2nd work fine no shift to 3rd. Manual shift 1st to 2nd ok but again no 3rd or 4th. Start in 2nd manually and it stays in 2nd w/no up or down shift. Also Cruise control no longer functions at all, I mean the cruise indicator on the dash wont even light up. Fuses all seem good, at least I can't locate any bad ones. This truck has Electronic Thotle Control if that helps. Does anyone have any Ideas before I rip this thing out of my truck & through it off a cliff??? Thanks
4L60E tim 10-15-09  
I have a 94 4l60 and want to put it in my 95 truck but the 94 has no room for speed control on the shifter shaft any solutions?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd james sawatzky 8-29-09  
Hey. 2002 chevy Z 71 4x4 4l60e started by loosing 2nd gear, would skip it completely 1 3rd and 4th worked fine, then i lost thirds and 4th and got 2nd back almost 100% sure its not a mechanical issue any ideas. speedo works fine, hooked up a comp no codes, checked wiring no luck there. just ran out of ideas tryed some things suggested on here no luck........plz help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd blake 8-16-09  
My 95 formula will not shift out of first. will not shift automaticaly or manualy. speedo reads. car pulls hard and revs normal just wont shift out. have reverse. what could be the problem
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd 45 Mike 9-2-09  
95 Blazer, 4x4, ran fine, parked overnight, next morning no speedo, would not shift into 2nd, unless manual shift from L1 to L2. Manual shift to Drive felt like neutral, no power. Replaced VSS at trans rear driver side, no change. Noticed exhaust sensor wires rubbed through, grounded out on frame, ignored that as it did not seem possible to be related. Got the codes checked, cleared. Code indicated the VSS was bad. Sat, drank and cried, (blazer was a gift), finally decided to fix the exhaust sensor wires, as that was something I *could* do while I waited to find out what the tranny was going to cost to fix. After fixing the exhaust sensor wires, 95 Blazer ran fine, speedo works, tranny shifts just fine. Note to self. CHECK and FIX all wiring when working with computer controlled systems, they are ALL related!
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Paul 9-17-09  
Don't seem to find an answer here!! 2000 blazer 4x4, 4L60e trans worked fine, then no drive or OD. I've read many solutions that didn't seem to work! Isn't there a real solution? I read speed sensor may be the problem, is that the sensor for the ABS? My ABS light is on, but had been on over 6 months before trans problem. Or is there a speed sensor just for trans and if so, where is it hiding? Thanks.. Who knows the answer??
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd jonathan 9-28-09  
I took a 4l60e out of a 96 blazer and put it in a 98 it want shift out of second and spped odometer not working.any ideas please e-mail me at jonandjess@live.com
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Kjell 9-21-09  
I have a 1999 chev silverado wont go past second just acts like neutral. i replaces the shift sensor on the transfer case but is there one on the actual transmission? if so where the hell is it?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Rob 1-9-09  
Same thing,94 chevy 4x4 truck with turbo diesel motor trans just lost 3rd going down the road normal driving even.
nada,nothing.

will smolder tires from stop too.
seems like somethings not letting it shift up???

any help would be great,thanks.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Roger 12-24-08  
My '96 chevy 1500 was running fine I stopped at the store can back out started truck to go home and then the truck would not shift past 2nd gear. I have been told it may be the sun gear and needs rebuilt.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd shawn 12-17-07  
My 4l60e have to go to 20mph before it shift out but once it goes past that i can drive it any where but i would like to know why it is not shifting to second gear
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Johnny 12-4-07  
I have a 94 Chevy WT and it shifts hard and wont shift into overdrive. It just happened one day all of a sudden. Any ideas on what it may be?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Kallie 10-24-07  
I have a 4L60E transmission in my 2000 Blazer 4x4. Replase transmission 10000 km ago(totaly burnd and planity gears cesed) Now it won't shift past 2nd gear it just revs up after 2nd. Electric work fine, tested and sift to 3 and 4, replase falve body stil same problem,My guest is the 3-4 clutch but the oil and pan is cleen "like new" Anyone who has any ideas please let me know.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd joe 3-3-08  
My 97 4x4 Tahoe had transfer case problems, (jumping out of reverse),I failed to properly diagnose the problem and overhauled the transmission before I replaced the synchronizers on the transfer case. After 600 miles of excellent performance the 4l60e transmission is not shifting to hi gear. I have replaced the tcc valve and wire harness, installed a trans co kit, both solenoids. I went back in it and check all the clutches. However I did not replaced the torque converter. A transmission specialist is telling me the the torque converter is the problem. I don't understand why he is saying this because the stall rpm is occurring at the right torque. I have ordered a trouble-shooting book to help me with the problem. It not a money issue I am a senior and have mechanic all my life. I will be going back into it until I get the problem fix. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Scott 3-25-08  
My 93 chevy s10 with a 4l60e wont shift past 2nd. I got it to shift into 3rd once or twice so its there. other wise it just slips. The speedo works fine so i dont think its the sensor. the fluid is fine.
Re: 4L60E hard shifting from 1 to 2 jorge busto 5-15-08  
On my automatic transmission shifting from firts to second it shifts very hard.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Shawn 5-14-08  
I always have 2nd & reverse but lose 1st and 3rd shortly after I get down the road. My speedometer also goes haywire back and forth once I lose my gears.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd wild bill 10-11-07  
ITS THE SPEED SENSOR! I SEEN TRANSMISSION CHANGED OVER THIS PROBLEM I DROVE AROUND THE BLOCK WITH NO SPEEDO AND GRABBED THE WIRES AND THEY BROKE IN TWO! GETS HOT BACK THERE! TWISTED THE WIRES TOGETHER AND IT QUIT! THIS IS THE #1 REASON FOR NOT GETTING PAST SECOND
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd pete 6-6-07  
I bought the same 94 Silverado truck with the same problem. I had the trans rebuilt by a Chevy mechanic. After installing the trans it shifted ok 3 or 4 times and went back to the same problem. I sent it back to the mechanic and he said I needed a new valve body. Same problem. Sent back third time SAME problem. Maybe I have an electrical issue with the wiring harness. I need help.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd abe 7-22-06  
Probably your 3-4 clutch pack burnt.Is the fluid smell burnt? could be sol. try switching the two around to see if it changes shift to being a no 1to2problem.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd lost pioneer 6-22-06  
Your clutch plates are worn out
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd brandon 6-11-06  
I have one with the exact same problem. So if you figure something out before I do please let me know. I will do the same if I figure it out. Thank you.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd B 8-31-06  
I had mine apart and nothing was wrong, the computer controlls the shifting with solenoids, something electronic I thing.
:4L60E has a slipping shift on all up shifts dan 1-27-07  
I have a 1996 chevy z71 with the 4l60e tranny. i just rebuilt the tranny and hve only put about 30 miles on it since. from the start it has not shifted firmly only while up shifting. it down shifts fine and once in gear, wether it be 1 2 3 or 4 or reverse it works fine, it just has that slipping feel right when it tries to shift. i think its the shift solenoids,but not sure since i did not replace them. any input would be greatly appriciated
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd nathan 4-29-07  
I have had this problem come to me alot on high milege vehicles basicly i can tell you this, cruise control can help you greatly with this problem if you can go to second gear set the cruse control and the engine does not just keep increasing in rpm then it is more likely to be a solonoid but if it does increase then it is more likely to be that the 3-4 clutch pack is out of your trans.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd yaqoob 3-22-07  
1. I have Lumina ss 2002 shifting from 2nd to 3rd

I change 2/3 solenoid but still same problem and not sifting 4th shift
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd mike verdetto 5-19-08  
I am a rebuilder for 35 yrs if you can't get past 2and gear it is usually the speed sensor or broken wires from the sensor. the sensor puts a signal from the sensor to a buffer behind the dash then to the computer to make it shift. the buffer can be bad too.4l60's 94 chevys were great for the buffer going bad
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd dawn sloatermen 5-26-08  
I have 1997 yukon same issue wont shift out of 2nd. i have to let off the gas to get it to shift into 2nd.speedo works any ideas??
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd GilKill 11-5-08  
SAME BOAT. 94 GMC wont shift smooth after its hot. Its fine for the first five mins. but after it runs for a bit it, it wont shift. Whats kinda scary is it starts to make a funky sound and starts to smell.. I havent drove it since that hoping i saved the clutch plates.. Took it to aamco for a free est. and they quoted me 1600! They said it needed to be rebuilt. Im Gonna start with the wire harness from the dash to the tranny. If that dont work gonna replace silenoids and internal harness. And if that dont work whats the next step? Rebuild? Please Post. Gilkill..
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd kenny 10-15-08  
1996 t/a wont go in first gear. shifts smooth and fine threw 2,3&4. any ideas?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Jim Delp 10-8-08  
My 1999 Yukon is also slipping. I tried driving in second in manual, about 30 mph, holding the rpm steady, and manually shifting into third. I could see the rpm drop slightly, that tells me it is shifting, but is slipping. Anyone know if thats a band
adjustment or what that might be? Fluid level is right and not bright pink, but doesn't look burnt. Had the filter replaced and flushed at 55K, now has 101k miles. No warning light also. Thanks will keep in touch. Hope this helps someone.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd hmmm mine too 11-20-08  
My '97 chevy blazer just started doing the same thing, won't shift past second. 3-4 days prior, for no obvious reason, a fuse blew in my truck that controlled the inside lighting. Do you think all this maybe related?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd T.B 11-23-08  
Hey um wow there seems to be alot of problems with these transmissions...i just bought a 94 chevy cheyenne step side. it came with a 4.3l v6 and the guy said he believes it is a 4l60-e... i have reverse 2nd and 3rd. if i put it into overdrive position it acts like its in 3rd. i have no idea what to do. i checked wires and nothin good came from that. at the moment i am trying to clean the valve body and other parts with some lucas transmission cleaner. any ideas before i put money into this thing would be appreciated thx
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd doctordd70 1-31-10  
Just wanting to know if you have ever figured out what made your truck not shift out of second gear, mine is doing the same thing and i have a rebuilt trans i put in it because i thought it was bad but it does the same thing as it did before....
Help me lol thanks
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Kat 12-6-08  
I have a 1994 chevy s10 pickup 4cylinder 4l60e. The trannie blew out and we replaced it with a 1996 s10 pickup automatic tranny. The one problem we had was it wouldn't shift into 3 or 4th. we swapped the speedometer from the 96 that was on it to the 94 that was there, it runs beautifully. The best thing was we got the 96 tranny for free froma friend. Try it out with yours, hope it helps.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Fabiel 9-21-08  
I lost first gear (intermitently) & 3rd after driving my '95 TransAm like a maniac one night. Before that event, the tranny worked perfectly, even under stress.

I let the car cool down for a couple of days and got it out again. It worked fine for a couple of miles, until it got hot. The problem reappeard and, eventually, lost 1st gear for good.

I researched and decided to start with the shift solenoids (1-2, 2-3) and oil/filter change. The problem persisted, but now I have intermitent appearances of first gear again.

The guy who did the job says the old tranny oil wasn't so dirty for a 13 year old car and did not smell "too" burned.

My next step would be learning more about the speed sensor thing.

I have no problem with getting to the rebuilding/overhauling process to fix it "all", but I dread/fear this problem will persist even so.

Please, keep discussing with whatever you can pitch in.

thanks.

Fab.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Fabiel 9-21-08  
I lost first gear (intermitently) & 3rd after driving my '95 TransAm like a maniac one night. Before that event, the tranny worked perfectly, even under stress.

I let the car cool down for a couple of days and got it out again. It worked fine for a couple of miles, until it got hot. The problem reappeard and, eventually, lost 1st gear for good.

I researched and decided to start with the shift solenoids (1-2, 2-3) and oil/filter change. The problem persisted, but now I have intermitent appearances of first gear again.

The guy who did the job says the old tranny oil wasn't so dirty for a 13 year old car and did not smell "too" burned.

My next step would be learning more about the speed sensor thing.

I have no problem with getting to the rebuilding/overhauling process to fix it "all", but I dread/fear this problem will persist even so.

Please, keep discussing with whatever you can pitch in.

thanks.

Fab.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd kevin graham 6-27-08  
Similar problem but throttle position sensor shows zero no matter what position gas pedal in. tranny not shifting is intermittent, serviced and checked everything looked new. when it acts up will not shift till 4000 rpm. any ideas? thanks
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd aparition17 6-7-08  
I have a 94 Camaro Z28 and it just started to not shift out of 2nd into 3rd....thanks for the tip on the speed sensor....that makes things a whole lot easier...
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd jamie apking 7-10-08  
3-4 shift solenoid location????
Re: 4L60E only go in reverse Mandy 7-26-08  
I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a 94 Firebird Formula. The car will only go into reverse. Can someone tell me what might be wrong and what I need to do. Thanks
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd John 8-18-08  
Trans stopped shifting past second gear. set up for six months. I drove it about 60 miles and the first ten it worked fine then started acting up againv
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Lotus 8-12-08  
Im havin the same problem with my 94 camaro wont shift from 2nd gear then it drops back to 1st anyone know this prob hit me up!!!
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd steve m 1-1-09  
I have a 94 c1500 p/u that has no 2nd gear.In up shifting and kick down shifting to 2nd it acts like it is in nutral. Is there a silenoid out?
Re: 4L60E delayed shift into 2nd ronna 4-28-09  
Delayed shift into 2nd, can shift manually,replaced all selniods,pan clean,oil good,found broken accumulater spring,replaced.no check engine light on. abs goes on n off. any ideas please help
Re: 4L60E won't shift adam 2-11-12  
I need help I have 98 Chevy 4x4 1/2 and my truck just stalled out well took a look and have no wiring harness, so went to several salvage yards and found the round plug tht goes on the passenger side on the tranny well went to wire together and most off the wires r not the same color so I got diagrams and didn't tell me y plug wires and truck wires r different color went to tranny shop they told me the shouldn't and couldn't help so if u no plz let me no Thx for helping
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd nick 1-26-12  
I had the same problem with my 94 wouldn't shift out of second speedometer quiet I put new speed sensor in and it didn't work it ended up been the wiring the runs along the trans on driver side it was getting hot and it melted the wiring together and was shorting everything out hope this helps anyone it was right against the bell housing of trans
REBUILT TRANNY..NO VEHICLE MOVEMENT EUGENE PARKER 1-22-12  
REBUILT TRANNY INSTALLED; NEUTRAL SWITCH REPLACED; SHIFT CABLE REPLACED.

NEW FLUIDS.

SHIFT MOVES THRU ALL GEARS BUT NO MOVEMENT.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd steven 3-21-12  
My 93 gmc 4x4 wont go past 2nd gear, if i have it in drive it wont come out of first, if i manually shift it, it will shift into 2nd but thats it, when i shift to third it act like its in neutral, but also the RPM gauge works but the speedometer dont, what is the problem? any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd JACK 4-18-12  
If you have reverse and 1st and 2nd only when you shift manualy you have a damaged foreward sprag
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd joe jahrries 1-7-13  
Answere to 4l60e not shifting out of second fuckhead
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd frank 6-22-12  
Tengo un transam 96,transmision 4l60e no pasa al segundo cambio automatica, hay que arrancar el carro a 20 mph y quitarle gasolina para que cambie al segundo cambio. se le instalaron los sensores de 1ra y 2da nuevos y continua con el codigo p0753
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd william hamblin 1-14-12  
It will not shift out 2 and the speedometer dont work stop all at onece thanks billy
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd alex 12-21-11  
I have a 1997 gmc jimmy with a4l60e it and it was locked it 3rd it is just a shift solenoid. in my opinon it is 1 of the best trannys u can get. it just the need to be keeped up and keep cool.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Ken Trantham 11-29-11  
Will shit at 2500 rpm's if you let off the gas.
4L60e fails... HELP! Alex 11-25-11  
4L60e behind completely rebuilt 4.3L Vortec, installed in a '95 GMC Jimmy 4dr/4wd.

Trans not separated during rebuild, bottom end of motor was okay.
Truck starts, shifts fine and then once it's warmed up, it stops shifting.

Truck belongs to Terminally ill cancer patient so I need to resolve issues ASAP.

Any ideas or suggestions?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Casey 11-24-11  
2003 4x4 1/2 ton 4l60e. I put it in 4L and tried to load it an a trailer. It popped and sounded like a grinding noise. I have 1st and 2nd reverse acts like its slipping. 3 and OD is like its in N. Do I need to get a new transmission or an it be fixed with out taking it out.
Re: 4L60E won't shift into rev or overdrive trent 12-2-11  
99 tahoe z71 no rev or overdrive
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd pearl 12-3-11  
Shifts to hard going up hill somestimes won,t kick back to drive slips unless i pull it manully in drive then its ok what is my problum.an most of the time shifts to hard no matter what speed.even when i first put it in gear.drive or reverse.its 1993 chevy pickup 1500c 5.7 eng.gasoline.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd matt 12-4-11  
About two weeks ago trans. would not shift to 3 then decided to shift. Was working fine for about another 600 miles and now will not shift to 3 or 4
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd RED77NECK 12-4-11  
WHEN TRUCK IS IN EITHER 3 OR 4TH GEAR ACTS LIKE ITS TRYING TO SHIFT DOWN OR UP CONSTENT CHANGE IN RPMS UP AND DOWN 2 OR 300 RPMS,YOU CAN HOLD IT 1ST OR 2ND TO THE FLOOR ALL DAY NEVER A PROB,TRUCK IS VERY STRONG OTHER THAN THIS WHEN IT DOES THE "FLUTTER" THE TRUCK SHAKES EXCESSIVELY,AFTER BREAKING FINAL DRIVE IN TRANS HAD COMPLETE REBUILD DONE,REPLACE REAR END,CHANGED FUEL PUMP,NEW TPS,NEW FLY WHEEL,EVEN PUT DIFFERENT TIRES ON IT,DID NOT CHANGE CONVERTER,THIS HAS BEN GOIN ON FOREVER AND JUST GETN WORSE,PLEASE HELP IM BOUT TO BURN THIS THING TO THE GROUND
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd carl rogers 3-22-13  
I got 93 gmc sierra c1500 4by4 got 1st and 2nd will not go o.d its a automanic can you please help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Tristan 3-29-13  
I have a 1995 4l60e rebilt less then 10,000 mils ago buy the dealer. Was driving fine next day no 3rd or overdrive.... But it works every once in a while. I have pan off but cant figure it out, solinoids seem fine and its not clutches being it wouldnt shift once in a while and work perfectly fine for a lil bit. Possible bad value body or maybe position switch?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd sal 4-22-14  
Just had 4l60e trans rebult lasted 100 miles lost 3&4 gear again good machanic maybe he missed something thanks
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd nick 4-19-14  
Appreciate if all question
on blazer after 2nd gear problem has solution. Thanks for your help.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Mitch 12-29-13  
Hi. I have a 98 blazer no 3or4th gear runs fine. Nutella I get 25 mph or so.when it' feels like it should shift into the next gear it feels like it hits n no power nothing when I step on the gas. I tried putting 3-4. Shift silonoid they were used and nothing may be they wear bad id appreciate any help you may be as I can't put it into the shop no money and it's my only transportation. Thank you Mitch.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd garrett 5-29-14  
I had the problem of my 4l60e no shifting past second, and if I put it in 3rd it acted like neutral, it never splipped prior to this it jus automatically shifted from OD to 2nd and wouldn't shift past that, how I fixed it : first tried my solenoids in the valve body, no lucjk, so I pulled tranny out took it apart, and the snap ring that goes onto the forward pressure plate full of springs idk the technical name, the snap ring was off and it burnt up my clutchs aswell so I put snap ring back on put new clutches back in (old clutches weren't totally burt stil useable but replaced while it was convient) and put back together and it fixed the problem, it was the snap ring for the forward pressre springs
Re: 4L60E won't shift at all like its in neutrual all time raef hoots 6-27-14  
It won't shift at all almost like its stuck in neutral put it back in gear and it just bogs down and won't go forward or reverse?????
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd jerry mings 8-27-14  
Same problem i have a 95 blazr 4wd with a 4l60e just replaced trans wont go into drive. Been driving in 2nd gear for days if someone can help please text me 843 926 8322 thanks!!!!
2001 gmc jimmy mike 8-17-14  
Feels like truck starts off in third replaced both solinoid already soft code pops up right away after clearing for solinoid A
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Bill 9-1-13  
Have a 1987 Chevy S10 Tahoe. All gears work except the final shift in OD, doesn't engage, just revs. Also, had a large trans fluid puddle under truck.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd chris 8-16-13  
I have a 4l60e it want sift out of first to second with out me letting off the gas and when i put it to the floor it jumps out of gear i just had it rebuilt and just put a new pressure cylanoide sensor and a tranny cylanoide sensor in it could some one please help thanks alot chris
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd James 2-6-10  
Well, same problem here with 94 GMC 2500 Van. Gonna try to fix it, and from reading here, I would say the "cheapest" course of action should be:

1. Change fluid and filter.
2. Replace A and B solenoids. - if still problem...

3. Replace Speed Sensor - if still problem...

4. If these fail, probably 3-4 clutch shot....replace.

Agree?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd jamie 4-21-13  
Had L60E built about 25 thou ago. bigger better everything money could buy so to say. got stuck in the snow. did not rock it fr rev to drive. just let it dig and shift until i could go no further. no smell no problems shifting just stuck. got pulled out and no shift out of first. have rev and drive. rpms rev and come down like stall conv. hook comp to it no communication. fixed cig fuse still no shift. if you rev in first with selector in drive when the rpms come down acts like its trying to down shift to first/ any suggestions
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 1st jamie 4-21-13  
Had L60E built about 25 thou ago. bigger better everything money could buy so to say. got stuck in the snow. did not rock it fr rev to drive. just let it dig and shift until i could go no further. no smell no problems shifting just stuck. got pulled out and no shift out of first. have rev and drive. rpms rev and come down like stall conv. hook comp to it no communication. fixed cig fuse still no shift. if you rev in first with selector in drive when the rpms come down acts like its trying to down shift to first/ any suggestions. 5.3 04 silverado 2wd
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd wesley white 4-29-13  
My 95 s10 blazer won't shift pass 1st gear just revs up after 1st gear but i also still have revers what could it be. I was told it might be a shifting solenoid in the tran. pan there are two of them i was told could that be my problem. Thanks Wes
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Tim pearson 6-14-13  
1990 corvette lost 3rd&4th gear fluid burnt help hope its not 2000$ rebuild
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Trey 6-9-13  
Parked my 95 Silverado 4x4 at the store come back and hop in and now it's having that problem, wont shift to 3rd just rev's out, it also has a very aggressive jerk from park to drive... Any Ideas?
No 1st or overdrive and wont down shift when flooring gas ricky 11-13-11  
I just got a new transmission about 4 months ago from gm and everthing has been working fine but i stopped to get gas then when to take off and it felt like the e-brake was on then when i got up to speed it does not have overdrive then try to floor the gas and it wont kick down into a lower gear i am thinking that it is shift solenoid B does anyone have any other ideas i drive 30 miles one way to work and without overdrive it will cost a lot of gas please e-mail me and help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 1st jamie 4-21-13  
Had L60E built about 25 thou ago. bigger better everything money could buy so to say. got stuck in the snow. did not rock it fr rev to drive. just let it dig and shift until i could go no further. no smell no problems shifting just stuck. got pulled out and no shift out of first. have rev and drive. rpms rev and come down like stall conv. hook comp to it no communication. fixed cig fuse still no shift. if you rev in first with selector in drive when the rpms come down acts like its trying to down shift to first/ any suggestions
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Seth 7-17-10  
96 chevy suburban 4l60e i have reverse and 1st. replaced solenoids for 1-2,2-3. still wont shift into 2,3,4
2005 Avalanche No 1st or 4th gear Bob Shiftless 6-26-10  
Check Engine Light On. Codes:
P0753
P0758
P0785
P2761
P0740
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd John 6-24-10  
4 L 60 won't shift past 2nd gear. 1st and second are great, reverse is gresat but won't get past 2nd.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Randy A. 8-19-10  
Have a 91 and 96 with 4l60E both want shift out of second. use both trucks and both quit shifting at same time. the 96 speedo and tach go haywire band abs light comes on. 91 let set for few days and tranny works great for about 30 min. researched for last month and sounds like speed sensor on tail of trans supports all that is going wrong. replacing tomorrow will reply findings.
Re: 4L60E have transmission/4x4 blazer tim 10-17-10  
Have transmission for 95 chevy blazer for sell works prefect.
Truck seems like its not running right angel marrero 11-6-11  
I just bought in july 19 2011 a 1996 chev silverado k2500 single cab 67,000 original miles from a widow who had her husbands truck untouched under a tarp..i had to change the fule tank, fuel pump,water pump,lower and upper intake manifold gasket, new spyder injector system, distributor,cap,rotor. then she ran like a charm but now lately its sluggish on take off at a traffic light, when i get to the speed limit on the hwy approx 65-75mph when i back off a little i feel a jolt when i start to back off..never when i take off only when i back off.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Bernie Meier 10-19-10  
Like so many others my 4l60e won't shift past second. I rebuilt it using the kit, changed the torque converter and disconnected the battery for over an hour to remove any codes. I even swapped out the valve body with one that (supposedly) works. Still no joy. In my search for answers I see that a lot of people are having the same problem and asking the same questions. I've yet to find any answers that I haven't tried.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd tjay sughrue 6-11-10  
HI, i recently rebuilt the engine in my 02 sierra,i pulled the engine and trans to do so and to clean it up also, before the trans worked perfectly, i hooked it all back up and went to give it a test and my 4L60E transmission will not come out of second gear. it just wont work. somebody give me their opinion on what it might be.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd eliezer rodriguez 5-25-10  
Had the trans overhowld and the same thing. 1st gear only.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd dave 2-14-10  
96 T/A, 42k original. suddenly stopped shifting into 3/4. replaced 4L60, drove about5 miles, shifted to 3/4, then stopped. replaced again, shifted fine for about 5 miles, then stopped again. Speedo works, replaced PCM, no help. would 3 trannys have the same clutch pack failure? no slipping, no noise, no problems of any kind. Electrical problem? NEED HELP!
Re: 4L60E stays in 2nd marty 2-13-10  
Tran came out of 98 chevy van i put it in my rod i know it has a computor,it will start off in 2nd if i hift it manual it will go from 1st to 2nd wont go into 3rd or od,reverse is fine i do have a computor in the car (36 chevy) but it is only for the tune port,i will try to see if i can wire the speed sensor up never did program the speedo,shouldnt have to but the sensor most likley will need to go to the computor that will be the only item wired to comp,any help let me know
4L60E no third gear tyler goodrich 2-12-10  
My 94 gmc4x4 wont shift into third. i shift straight from 2nd to fourth. if i let off the gas after the 2nd up-shift it will neutralize and wont move. if anyone knows wat i can do please email me.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd david holedn mechanic australia 3-10-10  
The 4l60e transmission is used commonly in australia for commodores, in my experience (lots) if wont change from 2-3 WHEN COLD repl 2-3 shift solenoid on Left hand fornt of valve body. 1-2 solenoid is on the right hand front. 3-2 downshift solenoid is on the right hand rear of valve body. The life expectancy of clutches and bands is from 180,00km's0 (heavy towing) too 290000km's (light driving. to check if valve fault in full auto 4l60e manually change gears if this is ok but full auto inop in any gear set repl/rebuild valve body if vehicle slips on gear changes this is normally either old/burnt(dark)/incorrect viscosity fluid, worn cluthes/bands or signal errors e.g. speed output from gearbox. if you suspect "slippage" inside transmission then stall it up full load BRAKES ON HARD there will be a stall specification for all transmissions 4l60e IN AUSTRALIA is around 1800rpm or less if higher bands or clutches. hope this helps guys. dave.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 1nd alvin 4-1-10  
I have 1st and reverse. wont shift out of 1 gear in to 2 3 or 4
Cannot find reverce? all forward gears tyler parkinson 5-20-10  
Hi hru. i replaced my transmissiom every thing worked fine for about 30 minuts then it went in limp mode 1st and 4th only.when i took out the other tranny i smashed 2 of those sencers that are on the exuastpipes
could this be my problem? also i got a new safty switch how the hell do i get the leankage and the netural/park switch just right. messing with it for 2 weeks i dont know. when i put truck on stands and manualy go through gears i cannot find netural or reverce seams like all gears are forward gears missing reverce.this my first tranny r&r please shead any knolage my way if you can thanks verry much tyler in veags
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Dave 4-11-10  
I have a 93 Z71 that won't shift under heavy ecceleration unless you lift off the gas pedal. Works fine normal driving, but if youstar off with the pedal to the floor you will have to lift before it shifts. It does the same in any gear. If you try to pass another vehicle it downshifts fine, but it will not upshift till you lift on the throttle. I have replaced ECM and speed sensor. This is 2nd trans in same truck to have the same problem. I have also replaced TPS.
Re: 4L60E jumps out of reverse bigdaddycman 11-14-10  
I have a 1997 suburban that just had the transmission rebuilt for 1400.00 and when we got it back it drove great but got it home went to back in drive and bam! I thought I hit something and it starting a loud grinding sound so I hurried and slammed into park which finally ended the grinding and tried it again more gently which worked but if I have any type incline or get in a hurry it continues to happen. If there is any information you can give me on this I would apppreciate it! I'm not so sure at this point that the mechanics shop is giveing me a fare shake as when I took the truck back one said they would never give it back knowin that it did this when the other owner came back confirmed it had done it to him so he just put it 4-wheel drive and took it easy.
95 blazer transfer case wont shift into 4-Hi Dean Gammon Sr. 10-20-10  
I have a 95 blazer (vin-w) every time I go to shift into 4w-hi it goes right back into 2w-hi,4w-lo is ok.
4l60e problem ryan 8-1-11  
1994 k 1500 got in it drove home from work changed when out backed out the drive way put it ind drive and feels sluggish like no balls or pressure in the tranny then get up to speed runs fine. also is fine when cold? and help with this problem would be awesome thanks.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Chris 7-28-11  
I have a 94 chevy k1500. Trans was stuck in limp mode. Was told to rebuild by a shop. Took it to another guy and he put a shift box on it and said it shifts perfect. Electrical problem. He plugged the trans back in and it shifted perfect from then on. Now i have problem of trans stuck in 2nd. Have a code 72 that is vss. Ordered one online because auto zone wants $80. Got mine on the way for $10. Havent recieved it yet so not sure if it will fix my problem. Speedometer still works fine and its a new tranny. Will update once i put in the new vss in a couple of days.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd spike 12-21-10  
Truck wont shift out of second when floored and so you pull over to the side of the road shut truck off wait a min start and drive normal again shifts threw all its gears and as soon as you mat it again it sticks in second
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Floyd naytowhow 8-15-11  
My 2001 silverado won,t shift past 2nd. changed the transmission already and still the same?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd too hotty 9-14-11  
05 z71 did fine then left the house to go down the road want shift out if 2 gear and my brake and abs lights come on when it starts acting up truck has 230000 miles on it trans was replaced bout 160000 miles but 4 months ago truck was stuck in river up to door handles on driverside tranny and all other fluids have been flushed or changed any help would be nice and also nothing on driver door works (pw,pl,etc.) And push button 4x4 works either new# help badly plz help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Frank 10-29-11  
My 92 gmc pu won't shift past 2nd unless I hold down the throtle it will go into 3rd until I let off. It looks like a common problem so I'm hoping there's a common fix.please help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Scott 10-9-11  
I have a 96 GMC 1500 with the 4L60E trans. I have 1st and 2nd but wont shift into 3rd but if really hit throtle it will pick up 4th but no OD. The fluid looks clean and doesnt smell bernt. One day it worked fine next it had this problem no warning.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd robert 5-11-11  
I have the same problem 95 z28 new 4l60e and converter, wont shift out of 2nd gear? any help would be appreciated?
Re: 4L60E won't shift in od T.J. 6-19-11  
My truck was doing good only when you put it in drive the indacator light shows n and revers dont have a light and nutral shows R and first is 2 two is D. still worked fine until one hot day i slowed down turned and i would bearly pull. manualy shift and works fine but in od and d it will bearly move if you reve it some but if you stomp it in od it will kick down shutter and then slowly shift. on computer no info what so ever dont know what fusses to check and have checked all wires to plugs already and checked all fuses
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd moose 2-15-11  
Have a 98 4l60e that shifts from overdrive to reverse while driving whats the problem
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd John 1-28-11  
Hi, I am a trans rebuilder and im having the sam,e kind of problem, i JUST rebuilt the trans with performance mods and all about 1k miles ago it has been working great until today, i was driving on the highway when overdrive went out, At first i thought i had a servo problem or snapped my bad, but i still had 2nd so i ruled that out, I get first and 2nd and the only way to get third is to give it WOT from a stop i get no DTC's i have brand a brand new EPC, Both Shift Solenoids, wiring harness, repaired all damaged checkball areas of the plate with a repair kit, modified the TCC valve to eliminate the 1870 code and issues, my oil is still brand new looking with no burn smell at all, My VSS seems to be reading right. Has anyone ran into a similar problem? I am guessing i got a valve hanging in the valve body.. and input?

As far as people losing 2nd and fourth gear that is due to a broken or burned band for the most part, you should be able to get it to go into 3rd after some acceleration, but with the band being smoked you can end up burning up your 3-4 clutchs fairly easy as well as your high reverse drum witch the band applys to during the shit from 1-2 and 3-4 so bad band means no 2or4 hope that helps anyones questions... email me at johnfiac@hotmail.com
Re: 4L60E no 3rd or od and slips in reverse henry 4-28-11  
I have a 1996 chevy blazer with the crappy 4l60e transmission.the first transmission went on me so i thought i would try and rebuild one myselfe.i went to a junk yard and picked one up for $65.00.ordered the kit and put it all together.(took four days)i drove it for 36 miles and everything was working great then all of a sudden i lost 3rd and od.i pulled over to the side of the road and tryed reverse and it was slipping.i drove home and unhooked the t.p.s and took it for a ride around the block and bamm.i had 3 gear.i checked the fluid and it smell a little burnt.anyways what went wrong??and help would be great.my email is h_ek2001@yahoo.com.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd russ 2-21-11  
Hi guys. i just did a swap of a 4l60e into my 92 vette. Since I don't have a computer to control the trans, I'm using an optishift. I have not connected a speedo yet because the 92 and the trans have different pulse rates. My trans insn't shifting into 3rd or od either. I bet its related to the vss and the unit in the speedo that it feeds to. I'm going to try a dakota digital unit to massage the signal and see if it works then. The trans was in perfect working condition prior to the install.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd John 3-15-11  
There are 2 Solenoids. One is called who cares and the second is 2-3 shift Solenoid On A 4L60-E I have 97 1500 4.3. The trans man said 1K. A little GUNK. Hose and 950 richer. I had a 4wd jeep Wrangler 40K Let it sit for 6 mos. The Fluid Leaked out the Mecanic just wanted 2K. I knew i was the only one driven it. 35 cents fluid in the clucth mounted againts the F wall. Pumped it back up. Sore leg 5 min. Didn't even have to replace the seal. O ya that was 14 years ago and she runs great. I am a Aircraft mech. Little knowlege about cars COMMON SENCE GENTS GOOD LUCK
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd shane 3-29-11  
Hi,son has a VT SS commodore 5.7 the auto has started playing up and im no car nut so need some help. when he goes to take of the auto will rev out to 4000 and will only change when foot is of gas,with the ol man driving not the hoon of a son.
checked fluid.fine..it seems to want to go back into ist to early when slowing down...any help please....
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd James 4-22-11  
It wont shift out of 2nd gear into drive
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd reanna aiken 6-30-08  
It might be your ecm theres a ground in it they make a jumper kit for it
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd D.J. 11-25-07  
Where is the speed sencor. i just replaced the moter in my car and my 4l60e wont shif eather and i also dont have a speedo
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd ryan howard 4-19-11  
I just had my transmission rebuilt and 1st, 2nd and reverse work fine but it will not shift past 2nd when it shifts out of 2nd it acts like its in neutral theres nothing there does anyone have any idea what it could be
Re: 4L60E problem shifting roger 12-24-08  
I just put in a rebuildt 4L60. Everything went fine until i tryed to drive it, it does not seem to have a 1st gear and it wont shift into overdrive and does not kick dowm. It seemd to only have 2nd gear. any body know what the problem is reply.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd william m wilson 3-16-10  
I HAVE A 94 4X4 BLAZED AND HAD THE TRANSMISSON REDONE 2 TIMES AND AFTERAROUND 600 MILES I WILL NOT SHIFT PASS 2ND HOW DO I CURE THIS PROBLEM MY TRANSMISSION MAN IS TELLING ME ITS OVERHEATING AND THATS IS NOT THE CASE WIL YOU HELP ME WITH TIIS ISSUE
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Jeff Belcher 3-6-09  
Please Help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd michael griggs 3-26-08  
Hey guys same problem here. wont shift past second.will try changing silenoids.if anyone finds a solution please post. thanks all..
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd james harding 6-7-12  
What does the buffer behind the dash look like
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd george 5-20-09  
Man did you ever fix your trouble with your 4l60e?........man i am having the same trouble can you help with any info??
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd scott 10-30-09  
Same as the rest...sort of. started out as a mild problem turned into severe, will not shif into 2nd, 3rd or overdrive until warm and above 4,000 rpm. I can manually shift itno 2nd but real tough to hit the rest, also will not down shift. Shortly after this my speedometer won,t register until I get over 40 to 45 and in second gear...OUCH!
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd dee 12-20-09  
My 2000 chevy truck has a late 2-3 shift when outside temp is 32 or colder til truck reaches operating temp as sooon as temp goes to 34 or higher tranny shifts perfect could this be a temp sensor
Re: 4L60E only go in reverse russell 1-16-10  
I have a 1994 camero with a 4L60E tranny I only have reverse can anyone help me I can not aford to have it rebuilt if the tcc hookup was not working would you still have reverse
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Chris 10-5-10  
My 95 Blazer will not shift past second gear. It will shift after sitting for a few weeks but it starts doing the same thing again. This is a 50K GM crate tranny which is out of warranty. When I unplug the electrical wires, I have 2nd and 3rd gear, but I must shift it manually to 3rd. HELP!!!!!!!
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd marty 3-29-11  
Where is the 3/4 clutch pack on 4l602 located
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd robert 12-4-10  
4l60e wont shift past second. computer shws no code. ????
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd MIKE ACOSTA 1-27-09  
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM JUST GOT MY 4L60E REBUILT AND IT WONT SHIFT TO 3RD I REALY WANT MY TRUCK BACK
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Dave malave 2-23-12  
I have a 1995 chev blazer wont shift pass 2nd gear after 30 mph change fluid and filter does same thing what can i do.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd scott 6-8-13  
With truck off shifter in neutral there is a shift rod with a slide bolt directly under brake booster loosen bolt and manual check to see if tranny is in nuetral rotate shift linkage clockwise as far as it will go that's park rotate shifter counterclockwise two clicks roll truck to see if your in nuetral if so tighten bolt and run through grears that should fix ya
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Jordan 1-7-14  
I have same year model truck with basically the same problem. Can you let me know if you found what the problem was and the solution to fix it?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd (SOLUTIONS) Erik 10-6-11  
My 94 chevy chyenne recently hit 200k miles so i figure there would be something going out on it. Well while pulling a trailer with a car on it my transmission seemed alittle burdened to say the least so i pulled the truck over unhooked trailer thinking it just got hot let it set for a few and ever since it doesn't run right sound like it's cutting out going down the highway or just idleing just
Fuel Pump(GOOD)
R&R Fuel Filter
checked all fuses(good)
R&R Air Filter
Gas Lines checked for low pressure or clog seemed clear
inspected drive shaft and the front yoke can see about 4 inches total but 2 inches of perfectly clean shaft coming out of tranny rear yoke has maybe half an inch clearence at times while idleing it almost feels as if something is coming out of center(alignment) and wobbling around down there and the U-Joints look fine
(I think)any ideas Would be nice
Thanks
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd (SOLUTIONS) Anthony 9-15-14  
My 1996 gmc Surburban want shift pass 2nd gear. When i crank it up i hear a grinding noise under the bottom which there wasnt before when that happened my check engine light came on when this noise started. Fluids are good has plenty power. When i hit the gas it drives and then it starts tripping like it cant breathe choking out. Its like it want to go but can breathe lije some back fire stuff. Mass air control sensors has been cleaned and everything. Can you help me out?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd (SOLUTIONS) joey 3-8-14  
Was driving to work came up to a red light..when light changed to green started going got into 2nd gear and then wouldn't shift into 3rd or 4th..was fine night b4..I changed both 1 &2 shift selenoid and 34 selenoid still wolnt shift into 3 feels like it drops into neutral
Re: 4L60E won't shift into 2nd or Reverse Corey Hilliard 9-3-11  
I cann't shift pass 2nd and no reverse, What do i have to do to get it running. What did yall do?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Phil Halladay 7-9-09  
Hey bill
did you ever find out the problem cause exactly same thing happened to me, there was a loud bang and then 3 and 4th dont work except by manually shifting at rpm
would be a great help if you had found out the problem
thanks alot
phil
Re: 4L60E won't shift ronnie 1-24-11  
Transmission won't shift, when i shift it myself, it does change. I changed the speed sensor, didn't do anygood. Still don't change nor do i have working speedometer.Also i can hear a winding sound when i give it gas, like the engine is going too fast for the transmission. After reading the article, I'm going to try changing the transmission control solenoid. If that solves my problem I will post it. If not then I will try something else.
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd andrey 10-27-14  
Hey. i have a 2005 chevy silverado 1500 4x4. I was on the free way driving fine in OD and was gona pass someone, but the engine ran high like it went into neutral. So I pulled off and put it in park. then, drive and shift fine from 1st to 2nd then 3rd it revved high like neutral. sooo i stopped and turned it off. still the same. i changed the fluid and now it wont shift from 1st to 2nd, only manually, but still no 3rd or OD. Please help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd garland 1-7-12  
Good first gear will not change gears after that good reverse
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd mike r 1-5-13  
I have been having problems with my transmission shifting unless its first started n shifted fine and now i have not got it passed 2nd gear and it revs all way out n then decreases speed and i have to stop n turn of blazer n start it back just to get 1 n 2nd gear again to do same thing over n over to get to 30 mph n then stop again, can u plz help n tell me whats wrong my job depends on it?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Stacey 12-29-10  
Shift. Normal in 4x4 low but only has 1 and2 in 2 we and 4 high will get 3 and 4 at 4000 rpm s possible 4x4 control module?
Only has drive and reverse marcus fell 11-13-14  
I had my 4l60e in a 1997 chevy van which was a one piece case replaced with a two piece case 4l60e from a 97 van now I only have drive and reverse can any one help. thanks and regards Marcus.
Re: 4L60E won't shift out of drive even in park and no reverse Jackie couch 10-10-14  
What can I do to fix it.
Re: 4L60E only go in reverse Marco 4-11-14  
Hello, i was driving at the speed of 10 miles, step on the gas quarter throttle and herd a loud popping noise and didn't shift to drive just reverse. please help thanks
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd jeff 9-8-10  
Are there any answers to the ton of questions about 2nd gear on blazers?
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd john wagner 10-21-13  
Need to know more about how to fix my transmission in my 95 Z28 1 and are there 3 is where OD is suppressed to be and no OD can you help
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 1nd Anthony 8-7-14  
I have a problem it won't shift past 1 nd and speed metter reads 0.Please any helpful tips.4L60E
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 1nd summer 10-1-10  
97 chevy z71 wont go into reverse and wont change out of 1st gear whats the problem??
Re: cannot find reverce? all forward gears fasttrack 1-18-11  
No reverse 4l60e any idea
Re: 2005 Avalanche No 1st or 4th gear drake 8-18-10  
Did you figure your tranny out mine is the same way and they say i need a new one
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Dave 9-26-13  
Takes off in 2nd wont upshift free wheels when let off throttle and it will manually downshift to first
Re: cannot find reverce? all forward gears June 1-30-11  
Hi, if you have everything but reverse in the 4L60E you need to change your reactionary shell, aka "the beast".
Re: 4L60E won't shift past 2nd Pat 5-21-11  
There are two shift solenoids, the 1-2 (called the "A" solenoid) and the 3-4 (called the "B" solenoid). The 1-2 causes the shift from First to Second but it also causes the shift from Third to Fourth (Overdrive) depending on the position of the "B" solenoid. If you have only First and Second gears then I would replace the "B" solenoid. By the way, the two solenoids are identical parts, used in side-by-side locations. If you have doubts about being able to identify them, just replace both - they don't cost much.
Re: 4L60E won't shift skip porter 2-21-12  
Bought rebuilt 4l60e on ebay from glb transmissions.Got ripped off.Would not shift out of second. Just tacked up in second.Finally found pressure switch manifold was defective by installing my old one. The pressure switch manifold tells the computer what gear the shift lever is in.If it doesn't know it doesn't know to shift.IT is bolted to the bottom of the valve body with wires plugged into it.it's easy to change.
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