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#821 of 1523 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Transmission problems after rear end collision
May 01, 2011 (7:02 am)
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could provide me with any similar experience or insight. I was involved in a rear end collision about a month ago. My 2006 GMC 1500 4 x 4 sierra was struck in the rear my a car.
I was travelleing around 10-15 mph just after starting from a full stop. I was struck by a chevy cavalier that was travelling between 30 and 45 mph. I was launched forward pretty hard. My truck sustained what appeared to be very minor damage as my trailer hitch took most of the hit. There was very substaintial front end damage tot he car that struck me. Although not readily apparent i beleive her car went under mine by the looks of the her hood which was folded up like an accordian and most of the plastic gone in the front of her car.
Both were drivable. When I left the scene my truck seemed to run fine then I noticed a small problem with the truck shifting into 3rd and 4th. (automatic transmission).
Anyhow went tot he body shop the next day her insurance sent me to (nationwide) the body guy just appraised it for a new bumper. Voiced my opinion on the trnsmission shifting diffferently, didn't seem concerned and said they would look at it when the bumper came in.
The next day i went to work and was looking at my truck and noticed the rear axle didn't seem right. Dropped a plumb line from each of the front spring shackle bolts and noticed a 3/4" difference, right hand side further forward. Told the body shop guy and re-emphasized my transmission concerns.
Was called later in the day and he told me that they thought the right hand leaf sring was bent and they replaced it.
Transmission problems continued intermittently until yesterday i went to pull out from an intersection, my transmission made a huge bang and the vehicle would not move when i pressed on the accelerator.
My question after my lengthy description is this: is it possible my transmission was damged in the accident? No fluid leaks of any type were noted under neath when they put it on the roll back and the drive shaft would not spin when put into drive (indicating rear end cross pin damage)
If it was possible damage occurred could you describe your experience and what was later found?
And finally, has anyone ever had any experience with claims for unseen damage with Nationwide (the insurance the driver had that struck me) and how difficult was it?
I'm really in a tight spot financially and am really distressed as i have taken very good care of my truck and now have this upon me.
#822 of 1523 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Transmission problems after rear end collision
May 01, 2011 (8:29 am)
A couple of questions: Did you use one of Nationwide's preferred providers for your repairs? Did you sign a unconditional release of liability? I had a similar experience with State Farm-bent frame on a Ford Explorer. The preferred provider warranty saved my butt. My car was brand new with only 1200 miles on the clock.
#823 of 1523 Re: 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Transmission problems after rear end collision [stoneybroke]
May 01, 2011 (10:24 am)
thaks for posting. Yes I did use one of thier preferred shops and no I didn"t sign an unconditional release of liability. I don't recall being asked to sign anything come to think of it.
#824 of 1523 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Transmission problems after rear end collision
May 01, 2011 (8:30 pm)
This is really strange.
#825 of 1523 Re: 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Transmission problems after rear end collision [huckdog]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
May 02, 2011 (3:32 pm)
Does sound like the force of the impact may have pushed the driveshaft forward into the transmission. I'd also want to find out if the axle itself was bent, even slightly. I was in a 93 F-150 and got T-boned by a car that submarined the truck and hooked the rear axle hard enough to bend the axle and yank the driveshaft out of the transfer case.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#826 of 1523 Re: Tranny Slipping Issue [jonsed77]
May 15, 2011 (8:16 am)
Mine is doing the same thing, please email me, my email is excellentnurseyahoo.com the fluids are all normal, not to mention the truck only has 36,600 miles on it, I am so mad!
May 15, 2011 (8:18 am)
My practically new truck is having transmission problems, the transmission is winding out and then when I let off of gas it will catch but not without taching out, it sounds as if it is slipping, I am so mad, if anyone else is having these problems please email me we need to make Chevy fix this,
Thank you in advance for responding.
#828 of 1523 Re: 2009 Silverado [excellentnurse]
May 16, 2011 (9:17 pm)
HA! don't hold you breath, many including myself have serious problems with brand new trucks and GM has told us all to pound sand! GM took our money and now they ignore us.
GM customer service is no help also.
#829 of 1523 Re: 2010 1500 slt Z71 4x4 5.3 engine [gmcustsvc]
May 20, 2011 (11:34 pm)
Isnt that what Onstar is supposed to detect? I have same issue on 2010 Silverado and dealer says no codes are shown. But it is happening. Is the computer itself defective? I get slipping and harsh shifts and low acceleration. Also when I am coming to a stop the tranny kicks in to a higher gear and lunges me forward.
#830 of 1523 Re: 2009 Silverado [el_hoppy]
May 21, 2011 (1:30 am)
They fixed my transmission, they said that 2nd gear is going out, but then Jeff Gordon Chevrolet was giving me the run around about paying for my rental car, so my husband called GMAC and talked to the warranty dept and they got in touch with them, they were still being butt huggers, so the area manager for Wilmington NC was called and we are supposed to hear something from them Monday, I am not holding my breath. If I have to take them to small claims court I will.