transmission

Asked by Oct 19, 2013 at 09:34 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I went to the store this morning and my suburban 71 would not go in park.later on that day I went back out and it engage  and went to park.What seems to be the problem?

5 Answers

58,735

Inside the transmission there is a lever called the parking pawl. It locks the transmission so the vehicle won't roll away. Might be worn or stuck. Also, check the linkages from the base of the steering column to the transmission. They might be loose. HTH. -Jim

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
9,345

Did the shifter stop at R or did it move into P partially and stay and not lock or spring back into reverse. Check the pivot point on the tranny where the cable connects ensure there isn't any debris it there. If had a rock jamb it up before. Or there is a brake interlock solenoid that holds the shifter in Park until you push the brake in the steering column, maybe it is damaged (never heard of this but anything is possible).

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Thanks guy's for all your help

9,345

Got it going. Perfect.

58,735

You're welcome. Glad to help. Thank you for letting us know and for the "best answer" click. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • what transmission came in it? 2 answers

    what model of transmission came in it ? 700r4 turbo 350 or turbo 400?

    1989 Chevrolet Suburban

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission 2 answers

    I need another transmission on my 2002 Chevy suburban. Can i use a old school 400 turbo in my 02 suburban?

    2002 Chevrolet Suburban

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • transmission 2 answers

    i have a 2002 suburban 1500 4x4 it has 180000 miles on it runs great it felt like the transmission slipped the other day should i ge t the fluid changed or will that mal\ke it worse?

    2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission 1 answer

    I have a 1995 surbuban my leakage chain was rigged up with wire where it connects to the transmission and my gear shift wont come out of park or go in neutral or drive whats the problem

    1995 Chevrolet Suburban C1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission ?? 3 answers

    I have a 2001 Chevy Suburban. Just put a brand new transmission in back in January. Yesterday going down the interstate it started acting up. It was hard to drive. It was like I couldn't catch any ...

    2001 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Suburban

Looking for a Used Suburban in your area?

CarGurus has 19,564 nationwide Suburban listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Suburban Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Chevrolet Suburban Experts

#1 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 880
#2 Eric Fritz
Eric Fritz
Reputation 850
#3 Neal Turner
Neal Turner
Reputation 750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Yukon XL
357 Great Deals out of 11,671 listings starting at $2,400
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
852 Great Deals out of 28,370 listings starting at $1,700
Used GMC Yukon
563 Great Deals out of 16,645 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Expedition
536 Great Deals out of 23,971 listings starting at $800
Used Cadillac Escalade
315 Great Deals out of 9,954 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,741 Great Deals out of 149,168 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
3,217 Great Deals out of 205,088 listings starting at $1,779
Used Toyota Sequoia
155 Great Deals out of 6,153 listings starting at $2,477
Used Lincoln Navigator
111 Great Deals out of 5,917 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Excursion
19 Great Deals out of 792 listings starting at $3,588
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
424 Great Deals out of 26,890 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,207 Great Deals out of 71,148 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
2,775 listings starting at $42,990
2016 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 5,333 listings starting at $36,690
2015 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 1,965 listings starting at $28,855
2014 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 584 listings starting at $15,400
2013 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 1,060 listings starting at $15,500