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Tahoe not hardly moving

I have a 1999 Tahoe. I hardly drive the truck, only during the winter, mainly when it snow. When I start it up it, and put it in drive, it would not move. I let the truck run for 20 minutes, and try again, it moved. I drove it around, and park it. I never drove it for about a year, until last week. When I start the truck and put it in gear, it jumped. While driving it felt like I was driving in gear 2. I was going to start first with changing the transmission fluid and filter. I heard flushing may make it worse. Could it be anything else?

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How is the trani fluid level? low fluid can cause this

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

  • D Oct 26, 2012

    Level is good..and its pink...when driving, it feels like I'm in a lower gear

  • D Oct 31, 2012

    found out it was my 4x4.. I was driving in 4x4 LO

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