Master switch had gone out. I would consider loss of driver seat a significant safety issue. What I like is having a full 8'+ covered bed when the 3rd seat is removed and rear seat is down. How Can I Tell If It's Internal Transmission Damage? There are a few ways to find out if this is the case in your particular case like checking for sediment and metal shavings in the pan as you're replacing the shift solenoids. The transmission shifted from first to second gear properly, but shifted from second to third or third to overdrive while revving up. I don't know about the speed sensor, I have had problems with the gauges also, it started with the speedo jumping back and forth say 5 mph so when I am at 60 it would go to 55 then 65 and then stabilize again, then at one point all my gauges went dead while I was driving and then I hit a bump and they came back on again.
They call themselves the experts, expert scammers maybe. This is the second car that I've purchased from Precision Fleet Services. The leaf springy looking thing at the back of the tailshaft from the '95 tranny won't fit on the '96. Total failure would have resulted in loss of control due to loss of presence of driver due to driver falling backward into rear seats. I know you stated that the connections are good,but when things like you descibe occur this is where I go first. I'm currently shopping for one in the '92-'99 generation that hasn't been as abused as my first one and will pick off all those new Duralast parts from it as needed.
. My husband has always told me that when the engine is warm that I do not have to wait for the glow plugs, but taking his advice this getting stuck in first gear happened all the time. Rust underneath, rust in the body panels. Mike Bock is one of the most professional people I have ever worked with. I always wait for the glow plugs to heat up before I start the truck. Inadvertant lane change during noon urban traffic due to sudden movement of driver seat to the rear.
Dealer service department claims to have seen this several times around this year of vehicle. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. But it will shift if I do it manually it will go through the gears up to drive, no overdrive and no lockup torque converter. I traded in my '04 king cab short bed for it and for 8 days was the happiest camper in the universe! I am no mechanic, just a Mom but do want to tell you that you have to wait for the glow plug light to go off before starting the engine. Resulted in a severe rocking motion. It is a safety issue that needs to be addressed! This sediment is the friction material that has fallen off the friction discs which are located inside the transmission. It has not been in any accidents or been subject to any undue stress.
Vehicle was left disabled in traffic lane for one hour waiting for tow truck. There are two solenoids on the front passenger side of the valve body. We feel that this is a safety hazard. The leaf springy looking thing at the back of the tailshaft from the '95 tranny won't fit on the '96. While you have the pan off, swap the 3-2 downshift solenoid.
The cooler lines are different, so you will have to get adapters to make the original ones fit. The current mileage was 193,767 and failure mileage was 193,000. Does someone have to get killed?! Is the speed sensor functioning properly? This is for vibration reduction, so it is a nice-to-have, but not a show stopper. The old man likes the 350 engine. The most common problem with later-model Chevy Astro transmissions is failure of the valve body, which is the central component of the automatic transmission.
The 350 does not leak or burn any oil at all. This info maybe little too late,but maybe it will help someone in the future. I will continue to refer everyone I talk to that is looking for a great car, great service and a great team of professionals to work with - thank you so much! Second,is the vaccum pump functioning on the engine? When put in drive the transmission would stay in drive and not shift down automatically. I was lucky, my donor tranny had the connector still attached. Try removing all scotch-loks and connect the wires together properly and see if things begin to work. The all-wheel drive versions of the 2000 to 2003 Astro have only a faulty transfer case shift motor to worry about.
This is especially true in cases where the internal damage is in the components that create 3rd or 4th gear. First the speedometer and tachometer and gear indicator light would loose power and go to zero and come back on. Are these straps in place and secure? I can drive around with a carful of tools or family members to get the job done no matter what. How do I check vaccum pump and the speed sensor Reading your recent post,I would check your electrical connections. If you don't connect this, the tranny won't upshift and you won't have a speedo.
Not sure if this will lead to some early failure or not. Would any of our seats have held our family? I located a '95 Chevy Suburban at a nearby dealership that had been ridden real hard and put up wet. In Conclusion Hopefully this article has given you the info you need to be able to say that the issue affecting your automatic transmission is an electrical issue or an internal issue that requires an overhaul. Waiting that extra moment has worked for me. It's not like the electric window or radio quit working. Probably not a nice thing to do to your truck. I was unable to find another truck of the same caliber, low mileage and affordable price, which left me in limbo for months.