how much for a transmission pump for 2004 chev suburban on 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

tranny fluid seems fine and color ok. gears slipping when accelarting along with whining. at 40mph rpms go up to 4-5 will bring to have filter and fluid checked but preparing for the worst... any suggestions

by in Forest Lake, MN on December 03, 2013
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on December 04, 2013
The transmission will have to be removed to install the pump so it needs an overhaul at that same time!! Have a transmission shop like aamco check it out to see what it needs. I think it is a free service. However they 'may' need to pull the pan to see what kind of residue is in it. How long has it been slipping?
COMMENT by on December 04, 2013
just started tonight...ran fine during the day. hoping it may be something simple...meaning less $$ ??? actually the fluid was a bit high. leaking fluid on floor of garage but husband said it was radiator fluid. dont they look the same?
COMMENT by on December 04, 2013
Not really, trans fluid is more red in color, will feel and smell different.
ANSWER by on December 04, 2013
these 4l60e transmissions are known for failure at approx 100k miles,do not waste time with a bandaid repair if you have that mileage, repl with factory trans from gm for approx 3300.00 and a 3yr 100k mile warranty