Can a Chevy Silverado shift from 2nd to 3rd?
No 1st or 4th, shift 2nd to 3rd by itself when put in D or OD and locks converter: Goes into gear but sluggish like brakes are on, can manually shift to 2nd to get moving, then put in OD and truck shift 3rd as well as 4th are OK. Also, torque convertor locks up.
How is the transmission on a Chevy Silverado controlled?
The transmission in your truck is controlled by the PCM (powertrain control module). It is sophisticated enough to be able to tell you if there is an issue with your transmission. The local auto supply may be able to scan it, but it may take a better scanner to dive deeper into the PCM.
What should I do if my transmission won’t shift?
Your transmission is just supposed to shift and leave you alone. When it fails to do so, you naturally get upset either because of the trouble you are not looking for or the fear of how much the fix may cost. Before your day turns grim, let’s take a look at some things that may be going on. Don’t tense up too much just yet.
What does it mean when your car wont shift out of second gear?
To the TCM that can mean one of two things; either the sensor is bad, or there’s an internal problem with the transmission. Connect your scan tool and start the engine, leaving the transmission in PARK.
Why is my Dodge Ram not shifting gears?
If the check engine light came on, your engine’s ECU computer is registering 1 or more error codes. If you have an OBD-II scanner you can read them yourself, otherwise you’ll have to take the truck to the dealership to clear them even if you fix the mechanical failure on your own.
Why is my shift gauge not working on my Chevy Silverado?
Gauges that are not working could mean a faulty ignition switch. This has been an issue on this truck series. A bad ignition means that there may not be full voltage available to activate the shift solenoids. Replacing the switch will cure the problem. Figure 1. Look for blown fuses or damaged wiring.
Is the Chevy Silverado GMT800 supposed to shift?
No need to panic yet. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado GMT800 (1999-2006). Your transmission is just supposed to shift and leave you alone. When it fails to do so, you naturally get upset either because of the trouble you are not looking for or the fear of how much the fix may cost.