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Rebuilt auto trans in 1998 GMC Sonoma, all gears ork fine and it shifts greayt, but the indicaters on the dash are screwy. Light works for Park but when you shift to R it shows 3, then nothing for N or D, shows 3 in 3 but nothing in 2 or 1.

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If you paid a mechanic to do the work, and the problem just started, take it back. Unless you replaced it yourself, you will void any warranty if you try to fix it yourself.

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SOURCE: Rebuilt the Trans.(4L60E) in my

did you do the rebuild or did a shop do it? it sounds like the clutches werernt done properly. if the reverse is out the other gears will go out too if driven too far in that condition,

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 94 Sonoma 4x4 won;t lock into 4WD.

yea its not shifting again like before ? sounds like your transfer case solonoid has possably gone bad again .. these are a sometimes dont work item .. It is what shifts the transfer case into gear and it might be a little worn or weathered and not letting the switch kick it in gear all the way from the N position. thanks Jerry holler if you need more.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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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

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SOURCE: I have a 1995 GMC Jimmy with auto trans., it wont

Your going to have to get the Jimmy scaned before youhurt the transmission, It sounds like it's on a Limp mode which can range from a tune up to a bad ground. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 gmc jimmy shifts fine through 3 gears wont shift into overdrive

check transmission fluid .

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