Question about Chevrolet Chevy

Open Question

Rebuilt turbo 350 no reverse

I just rebuilt the turbo 350 in my pickup and have no reverse gear. When I shift into reverse the output spins but will not move the truck. It will move forward but does not seem to shift automatically. I have disassembled the trans a second time and it seems correct but obviously I am missing something. Any testing I can do? Any possibility it is in the valve body?

Posted by on

  • jdslastride May 22, 2009

    My turbo 350 was difficult to get into gear and when I pushed the shifter harder, it finally went to neutral, but wanted to go forward. Same with reverse. No reverse, but wants to go forward. All 5 stations but Park want to go forward. I'm stumped. Time for a 200-4r.



6 Suggested Answers

  • 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

  • 9 Answers

SOURCE: 1997 Chevy pickup

It is a very common issue If you have a 4L60E, you may have a problem with the valve body. As the valves bores get worn hydraulic pressure is compromised, there are fixes out there for this transmission, check out they have many parts to help resolve the transmission of these problems. Also you should check or replace your separator plate as sometimes the check balls that regulate the hydraulics of the transmission become stuck onto the plate. I've done quite a few of this model transmission and its almost always the valve body problem. HOWEVER FIRST CHECK YOUR FLUID CONDITION, if the fluid is good and there isn't a large amount of debris in the pan you should try to either get a new valve body or have your rebuilt with the parts from sonnax that eliminate these hard shift problems.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

  • 158 Answers

SOURCE: no reverse after rebuild on 4L60E Transmission from 1995 GMC Sono

There isn't a modulator on this trans as it is electronic

You can have first gear going forwrd but no reverse. It is possible. The low/ reverse clutch isn't needed to go forward.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 93 chevy 1500 4wd trans. shift problems.

Also check your detent cable if is not adjusted correctly it will not shift properly

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

  • 500 Answers

SOURCE: F150 - won't move in reverse or drive out of 1st gear

i have seen those trannys go at 30,000-

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

  • 85 Answers

SOURCE: 31th 470 a670 trans won't shift from second to third

I am far from a trans. specialist but this sounds like a foreign body (dirt maybe) got in the valve body.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

86 Chevy pick up c-10 with a 350 turbo transmission shifts only once and won't shift in to higher gear. Tried manually shifting and does the same only shift once

Sounds like the clutches for the direct drive drum are shot. Either have it rebuilt or replaced, but make sure whomever installs it knows how to set up the detent cable or it will burn itself up again within a few miles.

Feb 19, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


take it to a different AMMCO. Do not pay no money under warranty, fight it, mine was built in san diego made AMMCO in louisville ky replace shift senser tried to charge me, told them warranty. Check the numbers on transmission with dealer and vin make sure right transmission in it . computer will not stop all gears, wrong shift solenoid will not be read by computer. wrong year is a problem

Sep 05, 2017 | 2008 Lexus Rx 350

1 Answer


First thing tomorrow, take it back to the shop that rebuilt it!!

Jul 03, 2017 | Dodge Pickup Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

95 mustang v6 auto no forward gears but works in reverse had ****** rebuilt and same thing

Maybe your differential is shot and will only allow reverse spin or the transmission was not really rebuilt professionally. Was the transmission checked outside of your car after rebuild? Does your vehicle have a Powertrain Control Module (PCM)? Maybe the module went bad or faulty.

Jun 18, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1969 chevelle 350 turbo trans had someone rebuild 8 yrs ago sat on bench while building car just put in and forward gears are fine but when i put it in reverse the wheels only **** and thats all

whatever **** means? If the fluid level is full, then you have a trans problem. I would call a trans shop, or the shop that rebuilt it. They will know what to check/ fix.

Sep 08, 2010 | Chevrolet Chevy Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a turbo 350 that was rebuilt with shift kit it was running good now it is holding 1st gear too long. Is there a adjustment for this.

Yes,where the detent cable hooks up to the throttle,,push in the d shaped button,and move throttle all the way full throttle and release the throttle,this will set the shift cable .If this was at all helpful,please rate,thank you.

Jul 08, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a r4700 transmission wiht no reverse just rebuilt it still not working please help it is 1991 gmc1500

well since u just got it rebuilt they might of did something wrong rebuilding it. but do u not have reverse at all? i used to have a 700r tranny and went threw 5 within a year if u was going to put a new tranny in it or a rebuilt one i would go with the turbo 350 or just the 400 they wont have the overdrive in it so u might not get as good gas mileage but all the money u will end up putting in the tranny it would just be better to put a different one in it. thats wat i did about 6 months ago i put a turbo 350 in my 1989 chevy 1500 with a 350 in it and its works fine. but when you put it in reverse does it just rev. up or does it move a little bc i had a problem just like that but it would move still just not very much

May 04, 2010 | 1991 GMC C1500

1 Answer

I have a 1979 chevy 4x4 with a turbo 350 tranny problem

need trans hi gear cluthes are probably bad. total rebuilt is needed if done diy flush lined and install extra cooler for trans

Mar 14, 2010 | 1983 Chevrolet K1500

1 Answer

I have a 1985 chevy 3/4 ton with a turbo 350 that works in all gears except drive. put it in reverse, it goes backwards. put it in 2nd, it starts off in low and shifts to 2nd, and down shifts from 2nd to...

Very possible you have a internal fault in the drive gear only.I would suggest that you remove it and have it rebuilt.We have a local company that rebuilds them for around 300 dollars.

Feb 07, 2010 | 1989 GMC K1500

7 Answers

700r4 transmission problems

just rebuilt700r4 transmission and it is sliping in reverse what can cause this.

Dec 11, 2008 | 1991 GMC C1500

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

Related Topics:

1,399 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

76673 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8531 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides