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I have a 97 chevy silverado that once you drive about 20 miles and the transmission warms up it starts to shift hard from first to second gear and the rest are smooth shifts. this just started and everyone in my area says it must be rebuilt to solve this problem is this true?

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Try a trans filter first. add a can of trans clean from NAPA. or Lucas Trans conditioner.

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  • jpass_more Feb 17, 2012

    Did u ever find the solution becaue I am having the same problem and been told the same thing. Its gonna have to be rebuilt which cost 1800 to do. Did u find a solutin

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