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2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 4.8l v8- My truck is strating off in 3rd gear. We were told it is skipping second gear, it is drinking alot of extra gas! I was told it could be the Transmission Control Module, Solenoid, or just needs to be flushed. Could someone help! I dont know what parts to order.

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You have engine,transmission codes retrieve to know what is the real problem
because when PCM see a problem code is store and module is in safe mode. example; no first gear, no tcc and so on depends on what is the code

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My truck had a shift problem from2nd to 3rd. I was ready to buy a solenoid package for it. ( which is what you have to buy, you can't get the solenoids by themselves, several hundred dollars) Someone recommended tranX to me. I put it in and within three days the transmission quit slipping, it's been over two years now and it hasn't missed a lick. It was a ten dollar fix, compared to $300.00 that the package was going to cost. not including any labor to install

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If reverse is ok then you have a bad shift solenoid b.There are two solenoids on the back of the valve body that are identical,it will be the one on the pasenger side.GM calls them the 1-2 and 2-3 shift solenoid but this is deceptive because it takes a combination of them being on or off to achieve every gear.Pull the pan, disconnect solenoids and check resistance across them with a volt meter.I think you are looking for less than 20 ohms but the bad one will be off the chart.Bad transmission controllers are very rare in a GM vehicle.I bet if you have codes pulled you will find a shift solenoid code.Good luck!

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