Having problems with your 1995 Chevrolet Suburban ?

I have a 95 k1500 4x4 suburban that the other day started slow shifting and then it would not shift from 2nd to 3rd. Then it would not go into any gear. I top off fluid and it ran but only for short time. I changed fluid filter and gasket and added a quart of lucas and it will now run in 1st and 2nd, but will not shift to 3rd. Help! i am hoping for a solenoid or anything other than a rebuild.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 10-12-2018

Answers :

Sounds like your clutches are burnt, i would imagine the tranny fluid is pretty brown and kinda burnt smelling, if so theres not much thats gonna help more than just a temporary thing, and very temporary at that. there is a cable that runs from the throttle body to the transmission that adjusts the fluid line pressure depending on how far into the gas you are when shifting, you can tighten this cable a notch or two and see if it will give you enough line pressure to get the vehicle moving, or sometimes a cup or two of brake fluid installed in the transmission can get it moving for a while BUT ADDING BRAKE FLUID WILL INSURE THE TRANSMISSION WILL NOT LAST LONG and increase the cost of repairs when u do decide to rebuild. i wish i had some good news for you but the only electronics in your transmission are for the overdrive function and if your having problems in the lower gears there isnt much hope :(
I don't believe it is a selenoid issue but you can check it out with a code read. Given that the year of your car is 1995, you will likely have to use an OBD I reader. The reason that I don't believe it is a selenoid or sensor is because fluid changes temporarily helped your issue. My guess is that you have valves sticking in your valve body. You said nothing about slippage and this also leads me to think valve body. I too hope you are not looking at a rebuild, but it doesn't sound good. Good Luck! I hope you find this to be very helpful!
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