What causes third gear not to engage in automatic transmission? First and second gears pull strong.

Asked by Dec 24, 2014 at 06:02 AM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Most times it's worn or burned bands within the transmission. Have it looked at by a reputable trans. shop in your area, your most probably going to need a rebuild. Good Luck!

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I'd say that a place to look would be at the 3-4 accumulator piston inside the valve body of the transmission. The spring can break preventing it from shifting. Messy job, but not much different than installing a transmission shift kit.

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