Transmission question- 1976 Chevy Scottsdale

Asked by Mar 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM about the 1976 Chevrolet El Camino

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put the old truck in gear (gear Indicator floats on
steering column so it’s more of a feel type thing)
and it feels like it wants to move but doesn’t. This is
an truck that I’ve inherited and we are debating
whether to keep her or not. Any ideas what it could
be? I apologize about putting El Camino but they
didn’t have my make and year. I’ve included a
picture. Any help is welcomed.

1 Answer

45,655

If you haven't already check tranny fluid, low fluid level will keep it from shifting into gear. Then check linkages on shifter, make sure it is going into gear. After that may want to get it to an old-school mechanic to look over the tranny or torque converter. Lot of truck guys love these old mid-70s Chevy trucks, so it's got some value, if you do decide to sell it, a running, driving truck is going to fetch more than one that has to be towed, so it would be worth some effort to get it running again.

Your Answer:

Chevrolet El Camino Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    440
  • #2
    John Brensinger
    Reputation
    390
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
644 Great Deals out of 28,923 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Mustang
611 Great Deals out of 39,027 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Impala
651 Great Deals out of 25,824 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
7 Great Deals out of 809 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Corvette
293 Great Deals out of 16,090 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Nova
168 listings
Used Dodge Charger
681 Great Deals out of 29,828 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet C/K 10
292 listings starting at $15,900
Used Ford Ranchero
42 listings
Used Ford F-150
4,138 Great Deals out of 220,823 listings starting at $850

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.