97 chevy tahoe Truck goes into gear but wont move

Alicia Reyes

Asked by Apr 22, 2016 at 04:18 AM about the 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 97 chevy tahoe I was on
the freeway and it started making a
whining sound. I made a stop got
back in the truck and drove it
across the street to mcdonalds
drive thru needless to say I got
stuck in mcdonalds drive thru
because my truck wouldnt move.. I
put it into gear and it just revs the
engine up.  But wont move. I can
put it into neutral and it can be
pushed it will go into park just wen
I put it in drive it wont do nothing
but rev up engine.. im a single
mother wit limited income.. please

4 Answers


Sounds like the transmission is done. Check the trany fluid level first to make sure it is full. You would need to get it towed to a trany shop for diagnosis, but sounds like it will need to be rebuilt.

Best Answer

Sounds like 1st gear is gone. You can have it rebuilt but personally I'd take a different heaped route of replacing it with a used transmission. A 4l60e or 700r4 transmission is very easy to come by.

Alicia Reyes

Thanks guys that was wat I was afraid of.. :(



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