Won't go into first gear

60

Asked by Nov 18, 2014 at 09:47 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Extended Cab RWD

Question type: Car Customization

My 97 k1500 won't go into first, it's a
automatic and when I try to drive it, it
starts In 2nd and cycles through the
gears, but it won't start in 1st.
Anyone know what's wrong?

10 Answers

60

And if I try to manually put it in 1st it still won't go to first

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
20,065

Is 4th gear gone? If so it's just a shift solenoid. There are 2 of them. When 1 goes out you lose 1st and 4th. Get to highway speed in OD the shift to D and see if it downshifts

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
60

Ok I'll try that, if that's the case do you know about how much it cost?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20,065

I believe the solenoid is about $40. To get to it all you have to do is drop the transmission pan. So 5 quarts of fluid and a trans filter and gasket. You would have to ask around for labor quotes but it shouldn't be more than a trans filter change.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
60

My speedometer and rpm gauges also stoped working the same time as I lost first and 4th gear, is that the same problem? Sorry I forgot to mention that

20,065

Hmmm. That's odd that both would die. I know if the speedo stops and the trans acts up then the speed sensor is likely. But the tach isn't controled by that. So you did lose 4th?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
60

Yes I did, I just tried it out so I'll try and Bring it to a shop tomorrow

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

ignition switch. the black box in the steering column. it costs 119.00 i i had the same exact problem and that was the fix.

Shane was it the shift solenoid or the ignition switch.

20

What was the actual fix? I have a 95 C2500 that will go into drive but won't shift into any gear. Changed the trans filter and still nothing.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

C/K 1500

Looking for a Used C/K 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 815 nationwide C/K 1500 listings starting at $2,436.

ZIP:

Chevrolet C/K 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    3,850
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    2,650
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    2,210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,227 Great Deals out of 64,900 listings starting at $999
Used Ford F-150
3,307 Great Deals out of 224,483 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet C/K 2500
208 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
412 Great Deals out of 11,096 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
828 Great Deals out of 42,144 listings starting at $1,987
Used Chevrolet Camaro
444 Great Deals out of 31,892 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet C/K 3500
214 listings starting at $3,199
Used Chevrolet S-10
13 Great Deals out of 1,202 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Tacoma
722 Great Deals out of 45,870 listings starting at $2,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.