Why won't my truck shift into over drive

Asked by Sep 11, 2012 at 12:10 AM about the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2 Dr LS Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It will switch through all three of the other gears just fine but it will not shift into overdrive.  I have replaced both  
solinoids, filter, fluid, and gasket. Not sure what else it could be

12 Answers


Might be the linkage.

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Does the truck have tow haul? Also could be the tcc switch. The only person who would think it was the linkage is the same person who needs help adding oil at the gas station. If it was the linkage then the truck wouldn't go into any of the other spots properly. N would be overdrive R would be neutral and P would be reverse and the truck wouldn't have park rolling down any slight grade it was parked on.

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Also could be a bad overdrive band internal to the transmission.

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How do you know it's not shifting into overdrive? Or, what is the vehicle doing to make you suspect this?

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Your vehicle has a 4 speed transmission. After 3 shifts, you would be in 4th gear, which is overdrive.

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My truck is doing the same thing on the highway. However after twenty mins of driving it will final go into fourth gear. Sometimes it kicks in and out of fourth gear too. geezz expensive repairs.

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On my 2008 chevy silverado1500 1,2,3rd skips and then gets out of 3rd but the 4 rpm rides high won't shift out

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What was wrong with your truck? Mine is doing the same thing


Why won't my 2001 HD Chevy 2500 ton pickup truck go in any gear I was going down the road and it just stop pulling I can run the ship through every gear but does not move

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My 2001 Chevy 2500 ton HD I could run the shift through all the gears but does not move at all


Unless the ATF level is really low you probably need a new transmission. Have a transmission specialist check it out.


I have a 2004 gmc 4 wheel drive 2500 that has fuse box issues that effects shifts starting and other issues is there a fix for this

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