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Transmission troubleshooting 4l60e at times valve body must be opened manually by pulling into low gear after coming to a complete stop when at operating temprature

At operating temperature after complete stop transmission must be place into low gear in order to take off vehicle seems like it is in second or third gear until placed in low then into drive to take off this is the same symptoms of the last transmission in this vehicle is this symptomatic of the 4t60e ? is it shift solenoid related ? valve body ?

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Could be the ladder. If I were you. Id check the throttle position sensor, also.if equiped the idle air speed control motor.

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SOURCE: 1997 Chevy 4L60e Transmission Shift Problem

How many miles? Have you maintained, serviced trans in past or just waited for this day to wonder what happened?

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