I parked the vehicle at work and checked the transmission fluid which was full. What kind of shop did the diagnosis? Your distributer is probably off a few degrees of timing. Do you know whether or not it was reasonably maintained? Looks like this may have been a mistake. Good Truck — i love the truck i have 2 12 inch mtx subs an a 1200 watt amp with new battery an a dual motorixed head unit the truck preforms very well for a 6400 lbs truck i also have a deep tool box an bed liner with nerf bars in black that match my brush guard that is great i hit a deer goin 70 an it didnt do any damage Lukes Truck Reveiw — My truck gets up and goes just as fast if not faster than any other truck on the road even if it is the new and improved model. It was purchased with 142,000 miles and now has over 182,000. There are no certainties but there are ways of identifying the money pits. It uses about a quart of oil between changes, but the Vortec V8 keeps going strong.
Let me know how you make out. If your transmission did not act like this before you took it in for the intake manifold gasket change I am assuming that it was a intake manifold change Then the timing is probably off a little. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Sierra 1500, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Went into work — came back out 8 hours later to find that reverse no longer worked. If the transmission fluid level in your Sierra 1500 is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube.
I have has the vehicle 2. What you need is just a good local mechanic or mechanic friend who can go over the truck and figure out what kinds of things seem to be looming brakes, tires, suspension…? The problems began in November 2003 when I lost first gear in my automatic transmission. So what are the odds that this truck is just going to be a money pit—would you sell it for what you could get and just pick up a newer used car? The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Sierra 1500 and how to check the transmission fluid level. Bought It New And Realy Like It — it sarts when i need to go someplace. As far as the actual symptoms, just yesterday the truck started stuttering at low speeds when shifting into second gear.
March, my water pump began leaking, I replaced it. When adding transmission fluid to your Sierra 1500, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. The setting is + or - 2 or 3 degrees from T. It was used to tow equipment fairly often. Overall, this is a great vehicle and highly recommended.
It is easily mis-diagnosed as a transmission problem when in fact it is an engine timing problem. I got it second hand and the tranny was changes out about 4 years ago. You should also keep things in perspective. The four wheel drive works great i have the push button option but sometimes its hard to tell whether or not it switched back to two wheel drive or not. I had to have the transmission replaced. I really just hate to be putting this kind of money into the truck. I still don't know what is going on.
I dropped the pan to replace the filter and fluid, there were metal roller bearings and metal debree in the pan. It is almost impossible to put the distributer back in--in the exact same spot--right on the money. I can limp the truck to the other shop, and have them do a full inspection and give me their thoughts. Events leading up to the failure are unknnow, at no time was adverse stress or strain placed on this vehicle. It was a lot nicer than my truck, and free so I kept the Sierra and sold my older truck.
. It certainly tells you pretty much nothing about the engine. Take it to a local shop and ask them to check it out - a basic compression check is very routine and will tell you if there are serious problems. Does it burn any oil? Especially if I wind up needing to overhaul the engine 6 months down the road. What else do they know about what is not working correctly? The Sierra has 140,000 miles on it. I would check the compression and if it checked out limp it to your old shop.
Did they provide you with any error codes that have been stored in the computer? A scan tool that is capable of this is very expensive, so this is a job for a dealers' service dept. I just had th truck in for a rad and manifold gasket change out. April, my heater core began leaking, I by passed it. Also, when the timing is off, even a little, the transmission will act this way. The guys at the shop say the tranny fluid is topped up to spec. For starters if you reported what the transmission is actually doing and not doing and gave some specifics from whatever shop did the estimates regarding the specific diagnosis folks might be able to say whether or not the need for an overhaul seems plausible. In order to change the intake manifold gasket, the distributer must be removed from the engine.
We've had no problems with the engine or drivetrain. Not Bad But Needs Work — the truck gets me where iwont to go but it nloses all power sometimes and thats a pian in the ass. As in I can put it in reverse and the engine will just rev up with no movement. May, my radiator began leaking, I had to have it replaced. By CarGuru22 This truck is fun to drive, powerful acceleration, good braking, Z71 made for good handling, comfortable and roomy for long trips, can pull a decent sized boat without even huffing. If you want to know about the engine check the compression. I have had it a couple times driving on dry pavement with it on o well.
At the same time, at this mileage anything could actually go wrong and you should expect to regularly put some money into it. The ride is still very comfortable, the cab is quiet - no wind noise. Given any sign of a transmission problem a lot of shops will just say to rebuild it rather than to risk tinkering with an older, high mileage transmission. Fun, Comfortable Truck That Can Be Used For Daily Commute, Camping And Hauling. .