what's wrong?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 1999frontier, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 562

    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.
     
  2. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    Manual transmission? Could be the clutch
     
  3. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 562

    Sorry I should have said its automatic transmission.
     
  4. fastlane

    fastlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Could be a brake caliper not releaseing.
     
  5. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It most certainly is. I can't think of anything else that would cause these exact symptoms.
     
  6. NIXRAY

    NIXRAY LawnSite Senior Member
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    sounds like a possible torque converter issue, might want to get that check out sooner than latter
     
  7. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 562

    Would you be on the look out for a new truck before I got into any major transmission issues?
     
  8. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    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.
     
  9. Rob R.

    Rob R. LawnSite Member
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    Have you checked the level of the transmission fluid?
     
  10. DaveOhio

    DaveOhio LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    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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