Transmission slips in 1st

220

Asked by Nov 28, 2012 at 02:54 AM about the 1995 GMC Sierra 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When trying to take off quickly the
tranmission in my 95 gmc sierra z71
slips i let off the gas and it grabs
instantly i reapply the pedal and it
accelerates hard and smooth the rest
of the way threw first and all the other
gears just fine... Is this my torque
converter ? Do i need my
transmission rebuilt? Thanks for any
help!

3 Answers

34,315

I would say no to the torque converter since the slip would be felt in all the gears, and would disappear with the torque converter locking up Yours is disappearing when the clutch would be released which is backwards. There is a plate inside the transmission with check balls inside if it. It sounds like that plate is worn and a check ball isn't seating properly. When you let off the gas it starts to shift into second and mashing down on the gas is causing the trans to quickly shift back to first and the sudden flow of trans fluid is forcing that ball to seal properly.

Best Answer
220

Thank you john is there an additive i can put in to help this or am i looking at major shop repairs? I just bought the truck from a friend and know he just had the transmission rebuilt a few months back

34,315

Get it tested at a trans shop first but as far as price goes you could pick up a b&m shift kit for under $50 so I'm sure the stock price for it wouldn't be any more. Its a simple task also, drop the trans pan unbolt the valve body and remove it. The link has a PDF that provides full detailed installation instructions, check the link for spaces when you copy and paste. http:// bmracing.com/?wpsc- product=shift-improver-kits- chevrolet-gmc-pontiac-1993-2002- 4l60e make sure you have a trans shop run tests on it first don't just throw the shift kit in.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Transmission slips in 1st 3 answers

    When trying to take off quickly the tranmission in my 95 gmc sierra z71 slips i let off the gas and it grabs instantly i reapply the pedal and it accelerates hard and smooth the rest of the way t...

    1995 GMC Sierra 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • At 75 mph and in cruise control slips out of gear what's the problem? 1 answer

    On a windy day and in cruise control tranny will slip out of gear and when gas is pressed it will returned to normal just replaced tranny 5 months ago with used tranny.

    2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why does my trans. not shift up out of 1st with engine rpms increase 2 answers

    when you floor it and let off it stats in 1st gear if your stopped on a incline it acts like it slips

    1994 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission

    Will a 97 transmission out of a GMC Sierra fit in a 99 GMC Sierra

    1999 GMC Sierra 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission 4 answers

    Do I need a new transmission had the tps changed and now she won't shift out of second only revs like she's in neutral

    1992 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Sierra 1500

Looking for a Used Sierra 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 68,508 nationwide Sierra 1500 listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Search GMC Sierra 1500 Questions

GMC Sierra 1500 Experts

#1 dragonflyoffshore
dragonflyoffshore
Reputation 5,260
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 3,640
#3 Glenn Clingenpeel
Glenn Clingenpeel
Reputation 3,330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,121 Great Deals out of 193,348 listings starting at $290
Used Dodge Ram 1500
404 Great Deals out of 10,927 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
527 Great Deals out of 42,915 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Yukon
405 Great Deals out of 20,427 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
581 Great Deals out of 32,919 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
354 Great Deals out of 31,327 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 44,075 listings starting at $23,368
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 3,511 listings starting at $17,670
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 4,281 listings starting at $16,291
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 4,195 listings starting at $13,995
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,944 listings starting at $8,999

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.