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Chevrolet Blazer, Transmission, SUV
Jul 31, 2009 (6:34 pm)
i have a 1996 chevy blazer with over 157,000 miles on it. i had to have it towed today. i think it is the transmission. it startd out not wanting to go into reverse then i could not even drive it because it would not go. just wondering what type of cost am i looking at and if it would be worth getting it fixed, any help i would appreciate it
#205 of 384 Re: 96 blazer [jmhan222]
Jul 31, 2009 (7:00 pm)
Well, with those kind of miles on it, anyone who opens it up will want to rebuild it. Keep in mind that there are several companies online that will ship you a rebuilt unit with a warranty for $1000 to $1200. Changing it out isn't that difficult, so if a local comes up with $3K be aware that there are cheaper alternatives.
S10Warehouse down in Florida has this used one for sale:
I have dealt with them in the past with very good service.
#206 of 384 Re: 96 blazer [jmhan222]
Jul 31, 2009 (7:31 pm)
I have a 93 Blazer that had a transmission problem about four years ago, I pulled the transmission myself and decided I couldn't put it back in myself and had a local shop tow it to their shop to do the repair. It cost a little over $3,000.00 and after about a year it went out again but they repaired it under warranty as they did the next 2 times it went out, the last time the engine rpm started running away when in cruise control and being on any slight rise that made ther transmission kick down, this time they took it to the trans shop and he turned up the pressure on it, it now shifts very solid and has picked up a couple of miles per gallon in fuel economy. If I knew what I know now I would have put the money into a newer vehicle, probably with a standard transmission and been much happier. Mine has 209,000 miles on it now, it had about 187,000 miles on it when the first Transmission went out. I don't drive it very much.
#207 of 384 Transmission replacement
Aug 01, 2009 (8:16 am)
I had a auto repair shop remove, rebuild and replace the transmission in my 1998 F-150 Ford pick up and it cost $1600 including a new torque converter and I thought that was a little high. I paid it anyway because the shop was recommended by a person who had a transmission replaced there. The cost of removing, rebuilding and replacing any model of passenger car or pick up transmission is about the same price. A price of $3,000 is far too high. You can do better than that at neary any repair shop. I have never heard of a rebuilt transmission costing more than $1800 including a new torque converter. The additional labor cost for removing and replacing a transmission is from $200 to $250.
Aug 13, 2009 (5:51 pm)
i have a 1987 gmc jimmy full size that i was driving down the road and will not shift out of first gear.have checked the fluid, changed the filter and unhooked the battery to see if i could get the computer to reset.can anyone give me some advice on where to start to fix the problem.
#209 of 384 Re: Transmission Stuck In First Gear [bigd23]
Aug 13, 2009 (6:45 pm)
was wondering if you found out what was wrong with your jimmy,i have an 1987 jimmy doing the same thing.i read on here to disconnect the battery for about 10 to 15 minutes sometimes its in the computer.let me know if you found out what your problem was. thanks.
#210 of 384 Re: 1987 gmc jimmy [rustysblazer87]
Aug 14, 2009 (6:27 am)
As it was explained to me by a mechanic, there are stainless steel rollers in the transmission that roll up and down on a 'track'. The 'track' is made of aluminum, the rollers have carved out a groove and are now stuck in this. I had to trade mine in, he said I would have to replace the transmission. Which I didn't have the money for. This is also a common 'problem' with GMC and Chevy Blazers.
#211 of 384 2000 BLAZER TRANSMISSION PROBLEM
Aug 27, 2009 (10:38 am)
I HAVE A 2000 BLAZER 4X4 2 DOOR ZR2. I JUST REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION. IT WORKED GOOD FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. WAS DRIVING IT DOWN THE ROAD PUSHED ON THE GAS TO PASS SOMEONE AND IT JUST STOPPED. THE TRANSMISSION WONT GO INTO GEAR NOW. POSSIBLE PROBLEMS?
2 hours ago - 4 days left to answer.
ITS THE AUTOMATIC 4L60E
2 hours ago
WHEN I SHIFT IT THE LEVER MOVES INTO ALL THE GEARS BUT WHEN ITS IN GEAR IT DOESNT GO ANYWHERE.
2 hours ago
AFTER I INSTALLED THE TRANSMISSION, I DROVE IT FOR ABOUT 20 MILES, IT SHIFTED REALLY GOOD, SMOOTH. AND THEN I STOPPED, AND DROVE ABOUT A BLOCK WENT TO PASS SOMEONE, AND THE TRANSMISSION JUST STOPPED. I PARKED, TRIED ALL THE GEARS BUT NOTHING. I LOOKED UNDERNEATH, I SEE THE FLYWHEEL AND TORGUE CONVERTER TURNING CHECKED FLUID LEVEL, SHIFTS INTO ALL THE GEARS BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.
1 hour ago
WENT OUT DISCONNECTED BATTERY FOR TEN MINUTES STIL DOES SAME THING, ALSO CHECKED TO SEE IF FLUID IS GOING THROUGH THE TOP LINE INTO THE RADIATOR, NO FLUID BEING PUMPED... ANY IDEAS???? PLEASE HELP
#212 of 384 1997 zr2 4WD transmission issues
Sep 04, 2009 (2:23 pm)
I have a 1997 Blazer the started shifting weird about 2 weeks ago and had a weird vibration starting off and slowing down and finally wouldn't move past 2nd gear. I have up to aprox. 25MPH and then it just slips can keep it barely moving if you run at a high rpm. If I stop and start again I can get up to 25 mph and then it goes again. After this started transmission fluid was really low but there is no leak anywhere on the ground. Reverse is fine. Prior to this happening (for a few months before) we heard a hissing noise but we find no leaks of vacuum or fluid. Any help is really appreciated. Thank you
TCC was replaced still no luck.
It is the 4L60E transmission.
#213 of 384 1998 S-10 Blazer
Sep 11, 2009 (5:25 pm)
I have a 98 Blazer and it was parked for about 8 months when I parked it everything was fine. Now when I drive it, the transmission shifts through all of the gears and when it gets to overdrive it shifts in and out constantly and the tachometer jumps all over the place from 1400-2100 RPM at 50-55 mph. I checked the tranny fluid it is full I don't know if this tranny, 4L60E has an electrical lockup converter or what, or am I looking at replacing the tranny. the Blazer has 163,000 and runs great. any help or ideas would really be appreciated, thanks.