Question about Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I have a 97 chevy silverado c1500 ext cab 2wd automatic the truck stopped shifting. I had a tranny rebuild done and then park reverse and neutral worked but it wouldn't shift outta 1 st. Got new shift cylanoids and then it shifted but only 1st and third. Any ideas?

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

1st and 3rd gear only sounds like a broken sun shell he should feel bad... The only real issue on those 96 97 transmissions is the solenoid resistance values so swap ur solenoids with the one u want to put in and it will work fine if u do ur home work first.. U got to know why they wont work thats how u find cheats... But first and third sounds like a stripped or sheared shell...was reverse gone to

Posted on Mar 19, 2013

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 2,101 Answers

Sounds like someone did not do a good job rebuilding the transmission. there are 5 to 7 shift solenoids in the transmission thast should have been replaced . wow
I have a 97 chevy silverado c1500 ext cab 2wd - 12_3_2012_12_49_35_am.gif

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

  • 5 more comments 
  • Jodi wolfe Dec 03, 2012

    The guy toLd me that that is not part of the normal tranny rebuild. We did replace 2 of them but that didn't help much

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

    it is part of the rebuild . is like when I rebuild a motor and replace the oil pump but not the main bearings and the motor blowns it is my fault. what are the code coming up ,and please go to my link to my garage on facebook it is easier for my to email you back thank you ted d

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

    I need to go over some things with the transmission please

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 04, 2012

    I want to help you out . I need to go through things to help

  • Jodi wolfe Jan 13, 2013

    Thank you for ur offer but my tranny guys gave me a brand new tranny cuz he felt bad. My truck is up and running beautifully

  • Mike Wilder
    Mike Wilder Aug 11, 2014

    Sorry Ted but once u hear no reverse you should know its not electrical issue because reverse gear uses nothing electrical its manual applied .. look up 30 common 4l60e Failuars it will state 1st and 3rd only no reverse 2nd or 4th gear cause fractured/stripped Sunshell or sungear

  • Mike Wilder
    Mike Wilder Aug 11, 2014

    U can clean and just replace the sunshell ive done it to atleast 60 of them and they shift the same as they did before it happened..



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2000 Chevy silverado 1500 z71 wont move. used 4wd then tried to put back into 2wd it would shift into any gear. Put back in park it makes a grinding noise

Sounds like your transfer case in neutral. You have to engage the transfer case back into gear then shift selector to drive or reverse. When your transfer is in neutral the transmission will not operate. Good luck.

Jan 04, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Truck will not go into park or reverse

Does it shift into park and reverse with the shifter disconnected ?
Both the shifter and the actual transmission ?

Feb 19, 2014 | 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

1 Answer

Trouble Code 12 on 1993 chevy silverado

code 12 indicates that your in diagnostic mode

Nov 04, 2011 | 1993 Chevrolet C1500

1 Answer

Transmission dosnt shift when truck warms up

I have a 1995 GMC 1500 with 5.7 truck that the ABS Light comes on and then the tranny starts jumping gears and speedo goes crazy- Changed ignition switch and that did not help.
You said that you had changed the speed sensor on the tranny and that did not help ?? If so that was my next step. Let me know if you find and answer and I will do likewise.

Jan 11, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet C1500

1 Answer

My 97 escort wont go into reverse or neutral. I starts in park, but if you place it in reverse or neutral it still goes forward. It takes alot of rmp's to get it to move forward when in any gear. this is...

I assume this is an automatic since you mention "Park". If so, it seems as if one of the planetary cluches is worn out (or you have insufficient pressure in the tranny). Either way, it is tranny rebuild time. Is the transmission fluid brown and burnt smelling or a nice bright red? Any particles floating in it?

Oct 16, 2009 | 1995 Ford Escort

1 Answer

1997 chevy 1500 2wd ext. cab

If you can take it to AAMCO, they will look at it for free and tell you what is wrong with it....FREE!!!!

FREE is always good. This info lets you know what to ask OTHER garages in the event they want your first born as payment to repair your tranny!!!!

Please don't forget to rate!!!!

Jan 10, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet K1500

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

464 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

76132 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides