my transmission fluid looks black and no reverse was working good 2 weeks ago i use the truck for plowing snow and im at a lost with this problem all forwards work fine

Asked by Feb 28, 2015 at 10:04 AM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I use this truck for plowing snow all gears in transmission was working good. my daughters boy friend used the truck to go ice fishing and got it stuck now I have no reverse, fluid looks black not of normal color im at a lost , the truck is a 1993 Silverado 4x4 5.7 litter new crate engine with 700 miles

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Automatic transmission fluid that is black is not good and most likely means new transmission or a rebuild is needed.

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Yes, black fluid means burned up clutches and since you were using it to plow snow you added extra heat into the trans. I always recommend an external transmission cooler if you are doing any towing or plowing. Have it looked at by a reputable shop for repair or consider a newer one. Install a external cooler if you plan on rebuilding.

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