O I need a new transmission?

Asked by Feb 04, 2015 at 07:51 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 Chevy K1500 4x4. I bought
this truck yesterday. Drove to the BMV and
everything felt perfectly fine. After that I
went to my friends house to do plugs, wires,
etc ... on the highway I was doing about 60
and went to go faster hut the rpms would
jut go up but the truck wouldn't actually go
faster. So I get to my friends house and put
the truck in 4x4 to get out of some snow. I
stop and then put it back into 2 wheel drive.
I went to go leave the driveway in reverse
and the truck wouldn't move. No matter
what gear it was in it wouldn't move. So I
checked the tranny fluid and it was almost
bone dry. So I went right away and got
tranny fluid and got the lucas quick fix. I let
it sit for a litte after putting fluid in it and
went to move the truck and it went into gear
and moved. My question is do I need a new
transmission or what could it be. HELP!!

4 Answers

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You might have caught the low fluid in time, but the big question is.....where did the fluid go and why was it low. I am guessing there is a leak somewhere.

Well we literally checked everywhere and found no leaks.. the truck was sit ting for approx two year and was over a few times in that span just to be driven

And was moved a few times **

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These trucks are excellent. Take a lot of punishment, and I know owners that drive them to the ground with out any maintenance. --If you can, flush the tranny. It doesn't say in the manual, but I do it every 50,000 miles. I have seen very tiny metal shavings come out.

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