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Old 05-25-2009, 08:27 AM
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Lost Reverse and won't shift to second...

Hello All,

My wife was driving our 2002 TB LTZ w/ 74Kmiles last week and the truck started making a wierd noise all of sudden. She had to pull over and when I went to help her I noticed the truck lost reverse and when I tried driving it home since it still had 1st gear I heard a wierd grinding noise and would not go into second gear. What do you think broke and what would it cost to fix it? Funny thing is I just bought a extended warranty 15 days ago but it doesn't kick in till 30 days and 1,000 miles and we've only gone 500 so I've biting the bullet on this fix.

Thanks for any advice I can use when I bring it to the dealer to have repaired.

Billy
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:36 AM
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I'm guessing since you drove it, after you lost reverse, the whole thing is trash. Others, with more know of transmissions, may have something other than that to say.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:46 AM
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Can you park it and wait on grace period?
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:59 AM
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Can you park it and wait on grace period?
doesn't kick in till "30 days and 1,000 miles", Tough luck.
Cost, find a used tranny in a yard and replace it. Around 500-1000.
If you take it to the dealer to get it fixed I hope you have deep pockets. Speaking of the dealer, if you bought it from him he might stand behind the repairs, do not hold your breath, but just maybe.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:17 AM
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thanks for the responses. Yes, it is tough luck. I bought the truck from a corner dealership which I wouldn't trust him to even do my brakes let alone the transmission. I'm going to drive it down to my local GM dealership which I'm willing to spend $2K on it since it's needed for my wife and kids. I've heard of others here having the same issues(Sun Shell exploding) but was really curious on what causes this to happen. Can I buy a new transmission for about the $2.5K and not even have to worry about future problems since it should be covered under warranty? I'm also thinking about canceling my extended warranty since i have 30 days to due it so the money i'll be getting back it just going to pay for this fix.

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Old 05-25-2009, 12:07 PM
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first things first, welcome from a fellow jersey boy...search for our jersey boy thread, itll help keep yu up to date with us in the garden state

more importantly...

i had this exact same issue belive it or not, however this was how my gear box was
P-park (thank god)
R- drive
N- Drive
D- drive (no changing issues)
3, 2, 1 all worked properly

now onto how it happened...

wat i think caused it was on a hard acceleration, wot actually, my buddy decided to slap theselector into N when i was at about 2750rpms...once that happened it was all down hill from there-in our trucks yu can switch from N-D nd from D-N without touchin the brake, itll slide right in...maybe the kids did this on accident or she moved her purse over nd tapped it in? it might not be the same for you but this is how my issue occured

reguardless good luck with it...oh nd with my extended warranty it was covered btw
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:53 PM
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...oh nd with my extended warranty it was covered btw
The problem is, his warranty doesn't kick in for a few days AND 500 more miles. With those problems, there's no way he's going to make it 500 miles.
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Now I wouldnt normally recommend this, but to save 2K I think it may be worth it. Jack the truck up and put it on blocks so all four wheels are off the ground. Put it in 3rd and set the cruise at 30 MPH. Let is run for 500 miles and then park it for the 15 days you have to wait till the warranty kicks in. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE TRY TO FIND SOME WAY TO CHAIN THE VEHICLE DOWN FOR SAFETY SAKE!!!
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Now I wouldnt normally recommend this, but to save 2K I think it may be worth it. Jack the truck up and put it on blocks so all four wheels are off the ground. Put it in 3rd and set the cruise at 30 MPH. Let is run for 500 miles and then park it for the 15 days you have to wait till the warranty kicks in. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE TRY TO FIND SOME WAY TO CHAIN THE VEHICLE DOWN FOR SAFETY SAKE!!!
Why would you not normally recommend this genius? I say do it.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:39 PM
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Why would you not normally recommend this genius? I say do it.
Not sure if that was meant as a joke or being serious, but the reason I wouldn't recommend it normally is because there is always a risk of something vibrating and causing the truck to fall off the blocks and now you have a run-away TB doing 30 MPH! (Also why I said to chain the truck down)

It is the same concept as what they portrayed in Feris Buelers Day Off, except that you can't roll an odometer back by running a vehicle in reverse.
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