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I have an LQ4, with 230 comp cams, 8.1 injectors, headers,

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i have an LQ4, with 230 comp cams, 8.1 injectors, headers
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: 4l80e trans, is banging into OD at 40-45 mph all of a sudden, sorry i hit send to soon
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

Hello, are you running an aftermarket transmission controller or stock PCM

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No transmission controller
Stock pcm
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

So the problem only occurs in o/d and only at 40-45mph?

Are you running a programmer and or have any tunes written?

Factory or aftermarket converter?



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No programmer and yes it has been tuned HP tuned
Yes only at 40-45
Other then that it shifts smooth
Also I forgot it has a 3000 stall convertor
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.

Ok so it has a custom tune written which I suspected with the work that has been done. Where any shift or trans adjustments made in the tune?

Did this only happen after the engine was built with these parts and installing the 3000 stall or did everything work correctly with these changes but has now became a problem?



Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.

I am checking because a couple of things that come to mind are first to connect a scan tool and watch the TPS in that range to be sure it is not having a problem in that range and is correct readings throughout it's range and next is the torque converter itself, thus why I was wondering if it has been this way since installing the stall converter or if it worked with that stall convert up until now. Has the transmission had any modifications done other than a stall?

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