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My 2000 s-10 2.2 cranked fine this morning. But when i went to take off, none of the gears worked. The selector moves, but you dont feel it going into any gears. The trans has just had filter and fluid change and gaskets less than 2000 miles ago. It was whining b/t 1st and 2nd gear, but overall the truck run great. This is an automatic 2 cylinder. Any suggestions?

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  • jennifer hiatt Feb 08, 2012

    Went back a day later and tried to move the truck. I put it inreverse and this time I felt it click in gear. Tried it in drive and I could feel the difference but still would not move. I got the brainy idea from a friend to put it in gear and rock the truck. First three times did not work, the fourth time did. Luckily I was ready to hit the brake as I was gassing on it. It moved forward, but I heard a loud "POP" come from the truck. It sounded like it came from the back but not for sure. Took the truck up and down the driveway, changed fine. Got brave and took it down the road and it works fine now. What are the chances I had the trans hung up somehow and it is fine. Or am I just looking at a temp fix and the trans is still probably going to go out?

  • yadayada
    yadayada Feb 08, 2012

    No you have a defective transmission, sorry.



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If the transmission fluid is full and the linkage connected then you have but one choice here the transmission has failed. I have seen this exact scenario come through the door of the shop dozens of times, drove fine then nothing the next day or an hour later or 10 minutes later. The cause, a faulty clutch pack or a failed hydraulic pressure pump or a internal leak in the high pressure fluid circuit that applies the clutch packs.

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Shift error codes are enabled not only if the solonoids are faulty, does your scanner show you the solonoids switching? you could have a wiring fault. It could also be the pcm not allowing the solonoids to activate. These complicated systems are very difficult to diagnose for us profesionals with all the scanners and machines we have. Find a transmission shop in your area with a system to drive the vehicle bypassing the computor system, this will determine electrical or internal trans failure. But before you do anything check your conections from the transmission to the pcm. Also all the engine conectors and earth straps.

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What you have done was to create a big headache for yourself
The PCM has to be change and the prom will need to be the correct one as well flashed as well correctly. It wouild of been simpler to install the same size engine instead. Now the ratio of this trans will be needed to match the engine of what you have if a prom is available for it

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