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#2187884 - 03/03/11 04:29 PM How Do I determine if Deep/Shallow Pan on 4L60e?
Islandvic Offline


Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 1207
Loc: South Texas
2005 Suburban Z-71 w/ 4L60e.

I want to do a pan drop and filter change.

I may order the filter online so I need to figure out if I have a shallow or deep pan...

How can I do that?

The last trans filter change I did was on a 95 GMC K1500 and I just took the old filter into the parts store and they matched it up.

I'm throwing the new filter on an online order along with some brake pads so I need to find out which one I need without removing the filter first..

Thanks!

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#2187896 - 03/03/11 04:43 PM Re: How Do I determine if Deep/Shallow Pan on 4L60e? [Re: Islandvic]
Rhymingmechanic Offline


Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 790
Loc: VA
At least on a 2001 Silverado with that trans, the deep pan has a very small "step" on the bottom while the shallow pan is apparently flat. The step is probably a half-inch or smaller.

The "deep" pan doesn't look all that deep, especially if you're expecting something like an aftermarket deep pan.

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#2187905 - 03/03/11 04:49 PM Re: How Do I determine if Deep/Shallow Pan on 4L60e? [Re: Islandvic]
hisilver Offline


Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 530
Loc: NC
Where the exhaust pipe crosses under the pan, there is kind of a relief in the pan to give clearance for the pipe. There will be a step down in the pan behind the pipe, towards the rear of the truck.

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#2187909 - 03/03/11 04:52 PM Re: How Do I determine if Deep/Shallow Pan on 4L60e? [Re: Islandvic]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33622
Loc: New Jersey
I ran into this issue on my 98 s10. Go to the dealer to find out is what I did. I'm subscribing to this...

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#2188063 - 03/03/11 07:15 PM Re: How Do I determine if Deep/Shallow Pan on 4L60e? [Re: Islandvic]
Chriznat20@msn.com Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 832
Loc: Michigan
Heres a pic of the deep trans pan on my 4L60e:




Hope this helps!
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#2189281 - 03/05/11 12:26 AM Re: How Do I determine if Deep/Shallow Pan on 4L60e? [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
Grebbler Offline


Registered: 01/14/09
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Loc: SE Michigan, USA
A pic is worth many words.

Thank you for a clear answer smile
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#2189540 - 03/05/11 10:58 AM Re: How Do I determine if Deep/Shallow Pan on 4L60e? [Re: Islandvic]
Islandvic Offline


Registered: 02/01/05
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Loc: South Texas
Thanks guys!

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#2202690 - 03/16/11 11:32 PM Re: How Do I determine if Deep/Shallow Pan on 4L60e? [Re: Islandvic]
Islandvic Offline


Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 1207
Loc: South Texas
I got a deep pan.

Thanks again!!

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