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I have a 96 Tahoe. No forward gears but have reverse.

I have a 96 Tahoe. Something in the drive train popped loudly and now the vehicle will not pull in forward, all gears. I do have reverse. Do you think this is a forward sprag problem or something else? Trans is a 4L60E

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  • no_1gunsmith Jul 25, 2009

    In the transfer case? If so, how do I still have reverse?

  • no_1gunsmith Jul 25, 2009

    NOT the transmission, the transfer case, correct?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Will work in reverse but no forward gears , also I pull the pan off and has some gray looking paste in it


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