4L70e went boom in the beaSSt...

Boricua SS

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Nov 20, 2011
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ok folks... looks like i also joined the blown tranny club for the SS owners as well... heres the dealeo...

was driving home from the gas station and everything was fine.. stopped at a light... then went to give her gas.. and the 1-2 shifft was so f**kn hard, it chirped my tires and shifted so hard to the point of me never feeling anything like this before in any vehicle, with any amount of tunes or tranny mods...

also, the TC will seem to stay locked up through all shift points.. and after the 1-2 HARD shift, it shifts smooth from 2-3,then from 3-4, but once in 4th, the TC immediately locks and BAMN..... hard shift or knock it feels like... don';t smell anything burnt, fluid looked fine, and have a brand new, bone stock LS2 since we all know that i had my motor replaced back in May... Also when giving it gas while the TC is locked, it wont unlock.. and the truck is just really sluggish.. and im just afraid to give her gas for fearr of shattering something... RPM's wont break 1500-2000, and my exhaust just sounds like the truck is sick :rotfl:

shes at the dealership now, and through my research on tbssowners, it looks like it could be something electrical (dirty MAF, etc...) because here's the funny thing... i drove her to the dealership this morning, SHIFTED NORMALLY!!!! :hissyfit:.. so definetly thinking something electrical.. but we'll see... they (dealership) said they'll hook up the scanner and see if they can pull codes from the history, and they'll clean the MAF... fingers crossed... updates to come when i get the call tomorrow or monday...
 

Irishboy02

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Apr 1, 2012
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wow that sucks. I hope its something simple for you. If not, maybe a rebuild with a little shift kit might be in order!? :cool:
 

Sparky

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I know on the 4L60E there is a TCC valve that acts up as it wears and can cause the random 1-2 shift hardness (been there done that on my old car). The fix was cheap and relatively simple, that trans has 165k miles on it now. One difference though was the torque converter would not lock up or stay locked up, vs yours seems to be doing the opposite. I also don't know what the similarities and differences are between the 4L60E and the 4L70E.
 

Boricua SS

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yea, the overwhelming response and general findings through search was something dealing with the MAF, or things of the like... seems to be something electrical since it was fine driving to the dealer...

its under warranty, so things will be covered... but we'll see what happens...
 

STLtrailbSS

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1-2 Slams in mine. 4-3 Downshift is slow when driving normally, When I floor it Its as smooth as a cadilac...:no: Shes dumb but I love her.
 

Boricua SS

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:rotfl:

yea this 1-2 shift was something i have never felt in life.. theres something definetly wrong...
 

STLtrailbSS

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Just tell ppl yeah thats straight custom "Boricua Super Servo". Personally as long as mine goes within my warranty I will welcome it on my warranty its a $40 tow truck and $60 deductible at the dealership $100 for new tranny Deal. I know your looking to mazda in your head but just think "what would Stl think of me"
 

Boricua SS

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STLtrailbSS said:
Just tell ppl yeah thats straight custom "Boricua Super Servo". Personally as long as mine goes within my warranty I will welcome it on my warranty its a $40 tow truck and $60 deductible at the dealership $100 for new tranny Deal. I know your looking to mazda in your head but just think "what would Stl think of me"

well see thats the dilemma... first the motor fiascle (which still isnt fixed, and the dealer requested me to drop her off at the end of summer for the complete tear down again, so new hassles with that once i get her back from that), and now the tranny.. hopefully its something electrical.. but man, that was harsh on tha parts last night.. if its as simple as clearing a code, then maybe I'll keep her... but the whole Mazda scene... really hasnt tickled my fancy lately.. honestly, ive been leaning towards another V8... wait for it..... wait for it..... yup, been looking at Mustangs, and Camaro's... so we'll see..
 

STLtrailbSS

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Mustang. :eyebrowhuh: Camaro :thumbsup: LS vs Super Duper Pony Power. The full package is the camaro. Speed and Handling no ponys hold records at nurburg for a reason.
 

Sparky

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Don't blame you for eying the Camaros and Mustangs. I lean toward the Camaro (always been a Camaro nut since I was 8) but the Mustang is certainly a nice car too. But it is quite a difference going from the SUV to a car like that. I should know, I drive both a Trailblazer and a 99 Camaro :biggrin:
 

STLtrailbSS

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He owns a tbss his intake is ieatSRT8. That would be blasphemy.
 

Boricua SS

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:rotfl::crackup:

you all crack me up... but yes its a different world in itself, an SUV to a car... but the camaro will make me forget about things REALLY quick... handling and speed.. ehhhh... if i could afford the 2013 mustang or a super snake.. I'd jump all over that chit...im lookin for 1/4 drag here.. not an autocross... which has led me away frm the mazda's... and i HAD the IEATSRT8 CAI lol... but the good thing about things if i get rid of the beaSSt... i have alot of goodies to get rid of that i know would sell quick.. so i could mod the new ride rather quick lol...but the SRT8 jeeps are out of my price range in any form... i want something with under 20k miles, with leather, and a sunroof, along with performance.. and if im going to dsh out 30k for a new to me ride, then im getting what i want! lol...
 

Boricua SS

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:crackup:

nah.. not yet... i'll follow the rules, or hit you up in PM... if i decide things, you'll hear from me first bro...
 

jrSS

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Boricua SS said:
:crackup:

nah.. not yet... i'll follow the rules, or hit you up in PM... if i decide things, you'll hear from me first bro...

:2thumbsup: thanks man!!
 

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