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#271 of 324 Transmission filter problem
Feb 26, 2011 (12:33 pm)
I have a Chevy S10 1998. The automatic transmission has never been serviced. I pulled the pan and drained the fluid. I pulled out the filter and now I can't get the old filter cap out of the tranny. Anyone know a trick to this? I've tried a couple of different screw drivers, needle nosed vice grips, a razor knife to score it and I tried an awl with a hammer. The bugger is bashed up pretty good but still will not come out. I think there has to be a trick to this that I'm missing. Either that or 13 years has just welded it in place forever.
#272 of 324 Re: Transmission filter problem [carpenter_man]
Feb 27, 2011 (9:02 am)
Are you talking about the filter seal. Without a special tool I would cut into the seal shell with a file or hack saw blade, be careful not to cut into the housing.
Slow and easy.
#274 of 324 Re: <b>S-10 clutch problem</b> [bobbo_32211]
May 11, 2011 (2:32 pm)
I've got a 2000 S10 and just put in a rebuilt trans and shifter cable. Everything's put back together and new trans fluid too. Ran the fluid through the engine and put it in each gear, only to find it doesn't reverse!!! I was told that it's a reverse solenoid. Any advice?!
May 26, 2011 (9:13 am)
I have a 1998 Chevy S10 with an Automatic transmission. Yesterday we went to the river and the transmission died on us. I was turning the truck around to pull off when suddenly the truck sounded like it was in neutral. I made sure to see if it was in gear and it was. I turnewd it off and then turned it on and put it into drive. It still sounded like it was in neutral and doesn't run at all. I have heard taht it's a shift linkage but I'm not sure. Can anyone help me, please?
#276 of 324 Re: Transmission problem [lzaldana1993]
May 26, 2011 (9:17 am)
I forgot to say that it's a 2 wheel drive and 4 cyc. Thanks!
#277 of 324 Re: '00 Sonoma 2.2 4cyl Transmission problems [jfree]
Jun 01, 2011 (1:16 pm)
I have a 1998 Sonoma with 170,000 kms on it. i ended up going through a puddle wich ended up being quite a bit deeper than i had expected. i got stuck and ended up with about 3 inches of water inside the cab. of course i had to get pulled out. i also sucked up water through my air intake and filled every cylinder with water. after pulling every plug, emptied and dried all of the cylinders. it took a bit but i eventually got it started again. i went to back out of the driveway and my reverse turned into a second neutral. i can push it back with it in reverse just as if it were in neutral.i pushed it into the road and put it in drive and it took off just as normal but then reved high before it would shift into second. i took it back home and turned it off and started again and it took two tries to get it started. i drained the tranny fluid and replaced the filter and it still does the same thing. i was about to get a new tranny when i started reading this forum. im not really sure what i should do. i can handle the rough starting and shifting into second but no reverse is driving me mad. if it is the sun shell, would u be able to tell me what it looks like and how to change it myself.
#278 of 324 Re: Time for a tranny swap. [nester111]
Jun 01, 2011 (1:28 pm)
i have a 98 sonoma with a 4.3 i lost my reverse, its as if i have two neutral gears. and revs high then shifts real hard into second. still have origonal engine.
#279 of 324 Re: '00 Sonoma 2.2 4cyl Transmission problems [lindskak]
Jun 02, 2011 (7:23 am)
Reverse is mechanical, most likely sun shell. Repair not for the timid. Google and you should come up with instructions.
Jul 06, 2011 (5:28 am)
I have a 1996 gmc sonoma,4.3 v-6 auto trans.The truck does not shift out of 2nd. gear.Reverse,1st and 2nd gear are normal.No 3rd. or OD.Fluid level and condition is normal.Hoping for a reply from gonogo but any help appreciated,Thanks