4l60e filter seal removal

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  • July 01, 2011 07:51 PM - 3391 Views
    Anybody know how to make a home made filter seal removal tool for a 4L60e or an easy way to remove the seal without doing any damage to the pump bore ? As you know this metal clad rubber seal is a pain in the butt to remove . The concensious of a lot of folks is to just leave the old seal in the pump when changing the filter . I think I read somewhere that somebody made a tool out of a peice of threaded water pipe but i can't find it now . Thanks . . . . Gordon
     

     
     
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  • Jaybird Rides Info - cincinnati, Ohio
    July 02, 2011 08:50 AM
    Jaybird

    Gordon, I use one of those "Dentist pick" type tool. The one with a 90 degree bend seems to work best. just my opinion, but leaving a second seal in is not a good idea. Was ok to do that on old 400's but those seals are designed for a certain "space". May lead to a filter coming loose. Hope this helps. Jaybird

     
  • Italianguy63 Rides Info - bartow, Florida
    July 02, 2011 11:32 AM
    Italianguy63

    I put a "deep" pan on mine when I did my freshen up on mine.  It required putting an extension pipe in there... I replaced the seals, but don't remember it being an issue (or how I did it).  I probably just pulled it out with a small screwdriver or pick as Jaybird said... MC

     
  • g mobley Info - athens, Georgia
    July 02, 2011 09:24 PM

    Thanks Jay & Mark .    Might try the pick   .  Been a while since I changed the filter on my truck .   i think  if I remember  right  I used a thin screw driver to  collapse the metal  part of the seal  and then pulled it out with needle nose pliers .   What they meant  was leave the old seal in because it's so hard to remove  ( if it appears to be in good shape )   and just  throw the new seal  away .  

     
  • Italianguy63 Rides Info - bartow, Florida
    July 03, 2011 05:33 AM
    Italianguy63

    Replace it.  You'll hate yourself forever if you have a tranny failure over a $.35 part.

     
  • g mobley Info - athens, Georgia
    July 03, 2011 08:56 AM

    I agree  . . .  It's gonna be replaced .     I was looking a little further  and found this . . .  simply screw a 1/2 standard brass pipe fitting into it with a 90 degree elbow on the end .  whack the inside portion of the elbow  to pop the seal out .    On you tube it shows one guy  using a hex head bolt small enough to catch on the back side of the seal  to jack it out .    My biggest concern  is screwing up the pump bore .  

     
  • g mobley Info - athens, Georgia
    July 04, 2011 07:34 PM

    I took a bath in warm Dexron lll  today .   Got  the 4L60E  filter & fluid  changed .   Got the wrong filter .  carried it back & got one for the deep pan  .   Put a drain plug in  .   The threaded  1/2  water pipe works .  Got a  6 in. piece  ,  drilled  a hole through it  to use a bolt  to turn it .   Yanked the seal right out .   Was so happy I almost whizzed on myself .     laugh

     
  • Italianguy63 Rides Info - bartow, Florida
    July 04, 2011 08:21 PM
    Italianguy63

    Whiz and ATF can't smell good. 

     
  • buzz4041 Rides Info - corpus christi, Texas
    July 04, 2011 10:04 PM
    buzz4041

    Good for you G. It is nice when something goes your way.

     
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