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#864 of 2018 Re: Transmission Problems [ump50]
Jul 07, 2005 (8:28 am)
i have a 1999 s10 and i have the same problem. after driving an hour plus, the transmission will not shift into the high gear. if i let it cool for about 20 minutes, it is okay again. it also sometimes seems to be slipping or searching for gears when i am driving over 60 miles an hour. it definitely does seem to related to the operating temperature, i.e., once the transmission is really warm, it has the problem. very frustrating, cause even the chevy dealer couldn't tell me what was wrong. they test drove it 21 miles, and of course it didn't have the problem. please keep us posted if you are able to find anything. do you think possibly the transmission fluid was overfilled and when it gets really hot and expands it causes a problem?? a website i read said before condemning the transmission, have the fluid and filter changed (not flushed) and be sure to use the right fluid when refilling. have either of you tried this? thanks.
#865 of 2018 Re: '02 S10 ZR2 Issues [canufixit]
Jul 07, 2005 (11:19 am)
Even after adjusting the lock rods the door was not closing fully and the handle was still hard to open. So we also adjusted the latch on the frame which the doors locks on to by some hammering and tweaking and now the handle works nicely and the door closes better. Definitely do this when you are in a patient mood...it goes much better!
#866 of 2018 2001 chevy s10 pickup
Jul 07, 2005 (6:08 pm)
I have 2001 chevy s10 pickup. I had just gotten done cleaning the seats and dashboard of the truck. I had checked the airfilter and oil. but when i went to start it..the truck didnt start. The battery seems fine cuz the lights and horn are working but it seems like the truck wont turn over. What could be the problem? Also yesterday i had put in 89 octane gasoline instead of 87 what has been usually put in but the tank was mostly empty when i did so. So could that be it ? or the starter. Please help. Thanks.
#867 of 2018 Re: Transmission Problems [shaz5]
Jul 08, 2005 (8:07 am)
No codes? Should be showing P1870, converter slippage. That year an earlier has an issue with worn valve bodies, GM has an updated valve body assy for your truck, how many miles on it now. The transmission need not be removed to replace the valve body.
#868 of 2018 Re: Transmission Problems [joe3891]
Jul 10, 2005 (6:52 am)
the chevy dealer i took it to hooked it up to the machine for diagnostics. they did not tell me the number of the code, only that it did show the transmission had slipped. but since truck was fine when they drove it, they said there was nothing they could do (and charged me $80 for diagnostics). my truck has only 62,000 miles on it. would the worn valve body cause the problem to happen only when the truck was hot (after driving over an hour)? is the valve body part of the transmission, and about how much is it gonna cost to replace it?
#870 of 2018 Re: Transmission Problems [shaz5]
Jul 11, 2005 (10:21 am)
Sorry thats a classic, the dealer is really out of date, should have known fix. It will do it at 62K and even at 40K. Check with a GOOD independent trans shop, they will give you an estimate.
#871 of 2018 Re: Transmission Problems [alcan]
Jul 11, 2005 (10:23 am)
Thanks for the link, was aware, reamers cost LOL.
#872 of 2018 Re: '02 S10 ZR2 Issues [chevy02]
Jul 11, 2005 (11:01 am)
My door originally had a rattle -
Actually my door bottom was so far out - I had to have the Dealer buy a new striker plate and I extended the adjustment slots in the latch in my milling machine ... (and I broke two cutters - that latch was really work hardened from the factory bending/processing - well over approx 30+ RC ). That change pulled in the dor and fixed my rattle ... My opening latch has always been a ltttle hard - but never really had a problem so I left well enough alone ...
Glad you fixed the problem ....
#873 of 2018 just cuts off on me
Jul 12, 2005 (9:21 am)
i have a 99 sonoma, 5-spd, V6, it has right at 100,000 miles on it. for the past year or so when i'm driving it will just cut off on me (at least thats how it started). usually it is in hot weather, and on long trips. now instead of the whole thing just cutting off, its just like the fuel isnt reaching the engine. i will keep pressing the gas, and the truck will lurch like its trying but theres just nothin there to power it. most recently it has started sputtering and knocking inside the engine and no one has a clue what it is. i have taken it several places where it has been "fixed", the first two "fixed" an electrical problem, the last one replaced some burned out O2 sensors. I have also replaced the fuel filter, checked for leaks in the fuel line, and also check the fuel line to make sure it isnt touching anything hot that would make the gas evaporate inside the line. diagnostics show nothing and they tell me that unless i can pull it into the station right when its happening, then theres no way for them to find the problem. dear lord please someone help me, this is driving me insane!