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1998 4.3l chevrolet truck.auto transmission started slipping.

It gave no warning. slips in every gear. is due for recommended scheduled service.fluid level is fine. color and smell seem fine too.thought I'd try fluid filter change first, but don't know what transmission it has or the capacity.
(lost owners manual)it's the basic model Cheyenne.is this worth a shot or am I wasting my time and putting off the inevitable rebuild?

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  • wareaglejnm Apr 03, 2009

    just tried it out.worked fine at first,after about a mile or two it started to slip. slips in all gears Od 3 2 1 & R . Turned it off for maybe three minutes and was able to drive back home.

  • wareaglejnm Apr 04, 2009

    changed filter and fluid yesterday.seems to have done the trick,but have noticed it hesitates a little (feels like it slips a little) changing into 2nd gear.everything else seems normal.wonder what 2nd gear thing could be? any thoughts?

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Myself I would give the fluid filter change a shot.
If the fluid still looks good then most likely you haven't smoked any clutches. It could just be the filter is clogged and not picking up fluid properly.
Of course it is possible that it is something more serious.
Parts store should be able to hook you up with correct filter and probably capacity.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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    Rick Amick Apr 04, 2009

    I would just take it easy on it and maybe it will work it self out after a few miles. It could have maybe picked up something in the shift valve.

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