The 4L80E Transmission


The 4E80E transmission is the strongest in the series of the GM transmissions. This 4-speed automatic is successor of the TH 400 and comes with all the good things of its predecessor and an overdrive section in the front. But, since it is an electronic transmission in the true meaning of the word, most 4L80E transmission problems are electronic in nature. They are relatively easy to fix but the repair of electronic problems never comes cheap.

Transmission Repair And Replacement Options

·        DIY Repair vs Professional Repair

It is possible to find causes and often also solutions for the most common problems with the 4L80E transmission prices online. However, you are highly recommended to have it checked by a professional. There is always a chance that the problem is only a minor issue, which is inexpensive to fix.

·        Used Transmission

If, however, the repair would cost you several hundreds of dollars, it may be a good idea to consider buying used 4L80E transmission instead especially if your vehicle is older or if you are not prepared to pay the price of the repair. Considering that the 4l80e car transmission is in use since the early 1990s, finding a used transmission is not a problem. How much it will cost you and how well it will perform depends on its condition and age, but, it is also true that you never know what you get when you buy used things.

·        Brand New Transmission

Used 4L80E transmission can work perfectly for many years to come, but it can also start causing problems after a couple of months. The risk of finding yourself with another 4L80E transmission causing you problems is lower if you buy a newer model; however, there are no guarantees when it comes to things that involve electronics. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to avoid the first models not only due to their age but also due to the fact that the early 1990s 4L80E transmissions were not as durable as the later models because many came from the factory with faulty parts.

·        Rebuilt or Remanufactured Transmission

When looking for a 4l80e transmission for sale, you will also come across rebuilt and remanufactured ones. These are considerably more expensive than the used ones; however, they have been disassembled, cleaned, and checked for wear and non-functioning parts, while all problematic components have been replaced with new or rebuilt ones. These transmissions are virtually as good as new but they are a lot less expensive.

If you do not plan to sell your vehicle soon, it is perhaps a better idea to invest in a rebuilt or remanufactured transmission, of course, if your 4L80E transmission is beyond repair or if the repair is not economically feasible. That way, you will not need to worry about 4L80E transmission problems for a while. At any rate, whichever option you find feasible at the time you need your transmission repaired or replaced, you need to choose a transmission that comes with a warranty. The longer the product and parts warranty, as well as the service warranty is, the better it would be for you.