Transmission problems in my '98 chev p/u

Asked by Apr 27, 2013 at 09:04 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey guys have a problem that someone may
know about. I have a chev P/U 1500 Z71
package and a 1998. My problem is with the
transmission. I noticed that the tranny
fluid was blackish and smelled burnt. So I
drained the fluid installed a new filter and
new fluid. But am still experiencing the
same issue. Now to explain, the truck seems
to slip when going into third and when it
does shift it is hard, also it does not shift
into overdrive. When starting off it shifts
perfect for first and second then it slips
going into third, I raise the rpms and then
release the throttle and then hit the
throttle again quickly it then shifts as i said
hard into third. As my speed rises it does
not shift into overdrive at approx. 100km (i
live in canada) and the rpms raise up to
3500+. I have checked for codes and the only
one that has showed up now is for the MAF
sensor only since i took the speedometer up
to 100kms. I did buy this truck with this
problem and was hoping to get info on
things that i could do to maybe diagnosing
the problem before taking it to a shop (as
we all know that they can be pricey) I am
willing to buy a manual to learn how to
rebuild the tranny but before this hoping
someone might have a better idea. If I dont
have to rebuild it would be awesome as I am
pretty busy with work and all. So this is my
quandry. Can anyone give me some details
on what i can do to diagnose the tranny, or
am I stuck and have to take it in?

2 Answers

345

Sounds like bands and clutch packs are burnt. Sorry, but I think you're in for a rebuild. Best wishes! -Jackie

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

if there was grit in the fluid when you changed the oil your trans needs to be rebuilt clutch bands and plates ore toast, check the codes shifting issues might be speed sensor

Your Answer

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 181,395 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $1,898.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,460
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    1,960
  • #3
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    1,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
785 Great Deals out of 67,744 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford F-150
2,125 Great Deals out of 181,858 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
403 Great Deals out of 10,671 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
321 Great Deals out of 29,043 listings starting at $2,650
Used Toyota Tundra
427 Great Deals out of 33,468 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tacoma
555 Great Deals out of 41,725 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ram 1500
903 Great Deals out of 115,060 listings starting at $6,499
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
624 Great Deals out of 36,862 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Colorado
248 Great Deals out of 29,587 listings starting at $2,395
Used Chevrolet Camaro
400 Great Deals out of 31,721 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
338 Great Deals out of 43,422 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
6 Great Deals out of 242 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
6 Great Deals out of 275 listings starting at $4,500
Used Ford Mustang
745 Great Deals out of 42,276 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Charger
423 Great Deals out of 27,560 listings starting at $1,650

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.