Won't go into first gear

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

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?

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

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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