1997 gmc k1500 5.7ltr auto - it will start ( cold start) and die, then start and die etc ( pumping accel no help ) finally will stay running - xmission now bangs into gear ?? clears up then.?

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Asked by Feb 17, 2015 at 09:45 AM about the 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

As stated....clears up  after several miles and restarts....then happens again..will sometimes show this problem while driving and makes it hard to get home. At my wits end - I'm not a good mechanic - just too old to do much to it...really would like to hear if someone else has had this problem and what the solution was...then I can get it fixed. thanks for any/all input from you all...

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is the oil level low and all the fluid levels up to spec

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All fluid levels are up to snuff.....strange how when this happens the transmission just slams into gear ( all gears) until I have driven a ways and restarted the engine several times...after that you can't even feel the tranny shift....related somehow - computer controlled cars are over my head..thank you.

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