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95 GMC Jimmy 4L60E no 2nd or OD 4L60E

95 GMC Jimmy. 4.3w engine, Mid size SUV. Has 1st and 3rd and reverse. Strong in these gears but no 2nd or OD. Replaced shift solenoids but same problem. Seems to lock up converter in D when on highway.

Have run this truck a year with only 1st and 3rd, towing everything imaginable without any problems except missing 2nd and OD. Changed fluid and filter also, Pane excaptionaly clean inside, but no change.

Any ideas????

COWBOY in Maine

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  • jlc2132003 Mar 12, 2009

    Have same problem, can't find kick down cable, trying to fix it, please help........

  • jlc2132003 Mar 12, 2009

    Have same problem, can't find kick down cable.......trying to fix it....can anyone help?

  • 1969kj Apr 30, 2009

    have similar problem.1995 s10 blazer 4wd 4.3.has 2nd,3rd and reverse.no 1st or o/d.runs great w/the gears that work.143k on entire vehicle.had 1st and o/d until the transmission was serviced (slipping in and out of o/d a good bit).looking at replacing 1st and o/d solenoinds if thats possible.any help?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    wont upshift has no reverse lights only 1st and rev. wife driving one day normal .. rpm jumped 1st gear only after .. new fluid filter no towing . no prev probs .. 94 gmc 1500

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You might want to try this if its got a kick down cable unhook it from throutle body and pull it out as far as you can and let it snap back, do this a few of times, sometimes a valve gets hung up inside valve body of trans. and won't let it shift. If that don't help you may have to pull pan to dislodge it if thats the problem. chk. the plug on trans. (Its a 4 wire white plug) with test light with key on to see if there is power down there one will be hot, thats for overdrive, now on top of intake in front throutle body there is a sending unit that looks like a temp. sending unit with a 2 wire plug on it that sends a signial down to that plug when engine gets to temp. to let it shift to overdrive. Maybe this will help, or give you some ideas.

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There isn't a cable on these! It is electronic. No 2nd or 4th means there is something wrong with the band.

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do u have any trouble codes for the trans? u need to find out to see if a shift solenoid (possible 2-3) has failed.

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