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Transmission takes long to engage in drive after backing up

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Check the fluid level

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02 trailblazer p01871 code but i don't feel the tran'slipping i changed the filter''seems better shifting but the code still comes back on long drives ??


There isn't a code P01871 , nor P1871 . DTC - P1870
The powertrain control module (PCM) monitors the difference between engine speed and transmission output speed. In D3 drive range with the TCC engaged, the engine speed should closely match the transmission output speed. In D4 drive range, with the TCC engaged, the TCC slip speed should be -20 to +50 RPM.
When the PCM detects excessive TCC slip when the TCC should be engaged, then DTC P1870 sets. DTC P1870 is a type B DTC.


Your best bet ,take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop.
Bronze material found in the transmission oil pan may indicate stator shaft bushing wear. If bushing wear is suspected, inspect the stator shaft and the input, turbine, shaft for damage.
• Refer to Symptoms - Automatic Transmission for more information.

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Its sitting in park.will roll back an forth like its in neutral. turn key,nothing happens. have full battery.could it be a neutral safety switch?


It sounds like your transmission is not going into park. There is a safety switch which is why you have to engage the brake while the vehicle is in park to start it. It is not sending current thru because it is not registering that the vehicle is in park. Try engaging the emergency brake and taking the transmission to drive then back into park and see if it engages. Then try to turn the ignition and see if you have power to your gauges and ignition switch.

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Whats the procedure for engageing the 4 wheel drive on a 2004 chevy Silverado HD 2500 with automatic transmission


The best way is to take your time...,Set Emerg brake,start vehicle and put into neutral..Engage 4 wheel drive,look at your dash gauge area for 4 wheel drive light to come on..Put truck in reverse and release park brake..,Back up 10ft.slowly..Then put it in drive and pull up 10 ft.slowly then you should be in four wheel drive..

Feb 21, 2015 | 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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TAKES ABOUT 30 SEC WHEN SHIFTING FROM PARK TO DRIVE FOR DRIVE TO ENGAGE, WORKS PERFECT ONCE IT IS ENGAGED.


Is this a high mileage engine? Sounds like restricted fluid flow delays engagement. I'd look into changing fluid and filter on the transmission.

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2000 Dodge Intrepid Transmission slow to engage


Only check the level when it has been driven and warm. And while it is still running. Now, for the slow engagement, It may be draining fluid back into the pan, from the torque converter. Let it idle a little while before trying to drive it. That will fill the torque converter back up, and will drive right away. Takes about 2 minutes of idle time to fill the torque converter. Now, drive it and then, while it is still running, in park, check the fluid level in the transmission. It very likely could be low and could also be the slow engagement cause.

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Hi, I own a 1997 Ford E 350 Econoline, I have the following transmission engagement problem: Truck will not start: Transmission will not engage any gear, neutral or park. The shift lever feels like is not...


The weld on the manual lever is known to break loose. First, with the wheels off the ground, with the lever in the park position, does the drive shaft lock in park? If yes or no sometimes, drop the trans pan. I bet the nut on the lever camd loose.

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How to shift into 4 LO in 2004 jeep grand cherokee


The correct procedure should be described in detail in your owner/operation manual.
For a 2004, 90 % sure that if it's a quadra trac you have to immobilize the vehicule, put your transmission shifter to neutral keeping foot on the brake obviously, engage the low on transfer case pulling the transfer case shifter, engage the transmission to drive
If it's a select track, normally you have to keep the vehicule moving very slowly (2 mph), move the transmission shifter to neutral, push the transfer case shifter to the right and pull it firmly. Once transfer case engaged, put back the transmission shifter to drive.
It could take few seconds to engage and disengage depending on the temperature and road condition. Do not try it on dry surface (preferable on mud, snow and wet surface). Drive at low speed because you will feel that it's very low geared.
By the way, follow the reverse process to reestablish normal mode

Hope it will help
Dan

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Transmission doesnt seem to engage, no drive indicator on column


I would take it back to the person that rebuilt it and make them fix it again or get your money back if you can

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1992 A4LD trans problems.


Sounds like the shift kit is warn out in the transmission. The overdrive line may not be able to provide enough hydrolic pressure to engage the gears to move the truck. When you switch to regualr drive, that line is able to build the hydrolic pressure to engage the gears. At a certian speed (for the transmission, certian hydrolic pressure) there is enough pressure to engage the gears in overdrive, but go below that, and you have to start in drive again. If this is the case, there is no easy fix for that and I recomend taking it to a transmission shop to have your shift kit examined. Opening up an automatic transmission requires specalized tools, clean shop enviroment, and knowlage more then the average back yard machanic has.

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