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I have a 1997 chevy s-10 transmission problem i have changed the transmission but still have a simular problem the transmission when u take off in drive the transmission takes off in second instead of first gear it also will not shift to overdrive but it will shift from second to third fine .i can manual shift it from first to third but it won't shift into overdrive.i have a automatic transmission of course i was told that the transmission needs a input for the transmission to shift to first & to shift to overdrive i also was told that second to third without an input of power.i was wondering of the location of a relay or a electrical conponent that could have a fault in the circuit loop the fuse is good but i would like to check all angles of the electrical circuit loop for troubleshoot my transmission i have a 4.3L engine in my s-10

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The electrical wires from the trans to the PCM will have to be tested with an OHM meter to check the continuity. It sounds like you have a short in the wires. The trans has solenoids to shift the gears controlled by the computer which is the PCM. 1st & reverse is one of the solenoids. Then you have 2nd & 3rd gear solenoid. Overdrive has its own solenoid
More than likely if your old trans ran like this one here you have a wire not making a good connection no longer

Posted on May 27, 2010

  • bgoday32 May 27, 2010

    so their is no other electical component between the PCM and the electrical connector and the transmission

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