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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Base Reg Cab 117.5 WB

1998 GMC Sierra 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
17 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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February 3, 2013, 9:05 pm

Ron M
 

Question: What is wrong if my reverse is gone?

I went to back up one day and once I hit reverse it was as if it was in neutral. No matter how much throttle I gave it the truck would not move.


February 18, 2013, 3:46 pm

Elizabeth K
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Check the fluid level and condition. If you haven't had a tranny service in the past 30k, have that done. You will want to have the shift linkage and all lines to the transmission inspected. The problem could be low fluid, a plugged filter, blocked valve body passage, or worn transmission. It's best to eliminate all the little stuff before suspecting the transmission itself.


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