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Old 07-19-2012, 09:08 AM
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what's wrong?

Yesterday I got off of the highway going to take my mower to the dealer for a tire repair and the light traffic light was red so I stopped of course. The light turned green and I hit the gas and I didn't move. The RPM's went up but I just sat there and then it finally after a second or two it kicked in and I was on my way. Is this a sign of the transmission going bad? I've got about 99,500 miles on it. Its a '05 Chevy Silverado 1500HD 4x4.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:14 AM
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Yesterday I got off of the highway going to take my mower to the dealer for a tire repair and the light traffic light was red so I stopped of course. The light turned green and I hit the gas and I didn't move. The RPM's went up but I just sat there and then it finally after a second or two it kicked in and I was on my way. Is this a sign of the transmission going bad? I've got about 99,500 miles on it. Its a '05 Chevy Silverado 1500HD 4x4.
Manual transmission? Could be the clutch
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:28 AM
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Sorry I should have said its automatic transmission.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:44 PM
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Could be a brake caliper not releaseing.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:53 AM
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The RPM's went up but I just sat there and then it finally after a second or two it kicked in and I was on my way. Is this a sign of the transmission going bad?
It most certainly is. I can't think of anything else that would cause these exact symptoms.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:05 AM
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sounds like a possible torque converter issue, might want to get that check out sooner than latter
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:31 AM
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Would you be on the look out for a new truck before I got into any major transmission issues?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:18 AM
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If it were me, probably not if the truck is otherwise in good shape and it suits your needs. $3K or so for a major transmission/torque converter repair is a lot less than $35K for a new truck. However, if the truck is starting to fall apart it might be time to dump it. To make money your truck needs to be on the road, not in the shop.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:20 AM
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Have you checked the level of the transmission fluid?
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:33 PM
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dump it now

mix a handful of medium sawdust into half a pint of warm atf and add to tranny via dipstick. Wipe the spout clean.

Advertise the truck on Craigs exclusively to roofers.
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