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Chevy avalanche transmission problems

My 2004 chevy avalanche will drive in reverse and both 3rd 2nd gear but want drive in DRIVE gear. i was driving my truck when suddenly the it lost power from the trans.

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  • ponchoboy Jan 13, 2009

    I have this same problem, my 2004 avalanche had a big clunking noise and stopped working in drive. I can get it to move in 1st gear and 2nd gear but makes a hissing noise in 2nd gear.

  • tnserafin Jan 28, 2009

    transmission stays in 2nd or 3rd gear when you come to a stop the trans is not slipping its just not down shifting it can be manually shifted with the selector this only happens every other time i start the truck

  • memphisdog77 Feb 27, 2009

    will not go anywhere in drive- engine just revs up. will go in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

  • loanagent4u May 25, 2009

    My transmission just went out today! I was pulling out of a parking lot and the transmission made a winding noise and wouldnt move the truck and then popped into gear long enough to get me about a half mile before quiting totally. Now that I think of it, the transmission has alway seemed not right.

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Did you check fluid?

  • Lovett Mar 14, 2013

    My 2004 Avalanche started delaying in second gear but would eventually go to third. I could not get it to go faster than about 55 but that hurt to hear the strain. What might this be

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    chevy avalanche 2002 no reverse


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Are you getting the check engine light? If so the electronics may have gone out. You may not need a rebuild but you won't know till you pull the oil pan on the transmission and inspect the contents. You may also have lost the neutral safety switch. It is mounted on the drivers side of the transmission. Check those out first and let me know what codes you get.
For Ponchoboy; the clunking and hissing you hear are teminal root causes. Drop the oil pan and if it has a lot of filings and metal it is time for a rebuild.
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I was driving my 07 avalanche up a hill and it felt like it went into neutral.. no noises no smells. would not go into D 1 or 2 but would go into reverse.. when i press the gas in any gear but reverse it sounds completely normal just no movement..

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Hi im getting my revers and drive gears to slip but not the 1 2 3 gears im just wounder what may of cause it

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