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1996 tahoe tranny still not shifting

I have cleaned the valve body and the speedo is working.. what else could cause this prob

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Have you checked the vehicle speed sensor? That could be toy problem. There is a new on for sale here Replace it and the Tahoe should shift fine.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    John Weathers Feb 16, 2009

    Here's more info on that sensor.

    In order to optimize the performance of your vehicle, the manufacturers of the Chevrolet Tahoe have designed specialized Chevy sensors installed at various locations in your vehicle to assess the status and work of vital automotive components. Included in the exhaust system is the oxygen sensor which is responsible for assessing engine output by examining the exhaust gases flowing through the emission control unit. Knock sensors are used to determine engine efficiency and aim to reduce detonation that causes a no-good knock in the engine. Thermostatic sensors are used in the engine compartment to determine if there is a significant increase in the engine temperature that can lead to an overheat. Sensors are also used to assess the level of fluids in your vehicle.

    Perhaps the type of automotive sensor you are least familiar with is the Chevrolet Tahoe speed sensor. Sometimes referred to as the position sensor, the speed sensor is used to coordinate with the onboard engine computer management in identifying the position, the speed and significant change in speed of different components in the vehicle. The G sensor is also known as the camshaft position sensor, which assesses the position and speed of the camshaft. There is an NE sensor, or the crankshaft position sensor which is responsible for identifying the position and speed of the crankshaft. The last type of the speed sensor is the vehicle speed sensor which takes note of the speed, position, and change of speed of the vehicle.

    One common type for a camshaft position sensor, a crankshaft position sensor and the Chevrolet Tahoe speed sensor is the pick up coil. This sensor type makes use of a permanent magnet, a yoke and a coil. The speed sensor is attached near an automotive component with integral teeth. As each one of the teeth is set to motion near the sensor, an alternating current voltage pulse is forced into the coil. In turn, each of the teeth creates a pulse. Therefore, the faster the gear rotates, the greater number of pulses is produced.



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