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1997 chevy k1500 pickup-transmission shifting problems

Shifts hard from 1st to 2nd gear. have to get speed up to about 30 mph before it will shift. seems to shift good in other gears. have'nt dropped pan, but fluid on dip stick looks clean. any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated. thank you!!!

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Check the fluid level in the transmission, also change the transmission fluid and filter

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1. Car will not go into gear:
  • Gear selector cable has failed
  • Brake lock solenoid has failed not allowing the gear selector to move out of "Park"
  • Excessively low transmission fluid (note: if car is operated for an extended amount of time with low fluid level the transmission will fail prematurely)
  • Shorted electrical component not allowing the PCM to control the transmission. Example: shorted fuse
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2. Car goes into gear but then fades out of gear or is slipping while driving:
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  • Faulty vehicle speed sensor (VSS)
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