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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/4/2014
    Rear end noise at 40 mph
    58000 miles just bought dont known history. At 40 miles an hour rear end stars humming below 40 its quite and above 40 it goes away.
     
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  • Cobalt Owner
    Cobalt Owner - 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/19/2014
    Why would the RPM change rapidly up and down between 30mph and 60mph?
    When driving between 30-60 mph the RPM needle will go up and down and the car will have jerking movements a few times before it stops. Could this be a speed sensor problem?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/18/2014
    Why does my car jerk while accelerating.
    My trailblazer jerks lightly kinda like a skip when accelerating but doesn't do it when gas it pushed down harder. Only when lightly gassing arround 50-60 mph. Doesn't do it when I let off gas or accelerate harder just the inbetween. What could this be?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/18/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Plug in a code reader and read fault codes. Checking for codes cannot be skipped as it is the first thing that should be done.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chevrolet S10 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/15/2014
    The clutch pedal is at top when engaging. and push pedal to floor the trans is hard to put in gear. no slipping of the c
    clutch is only 30,000 miles old and I am 1,000,000 miles of exp. on clutches.
     
    • alex
      4/15/2014 alex
      how many miles are on the transmission you could of had a syncro clutch break or something. if you change the oil in the tranny look for. don't be alarmed if their is alot of shavings in there
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/15/2014 HouseCallAuto
      If the transmission is difficult to put in any of the gears (not just first gear) with clutch pedal depressed but it is able to easily engage in the gears with the engine not running, then your cause is the clutch hydraulic system has either a bad slave cylinder or a bad clutch master cylinder or the system has to be bled.
  • Apache
    Apache - 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/11/2014
    2WH led on shift control switch is off.
    no led on shift control switch unless I push a button. 2WH only lights if I press it, flashes then goes off. all buttons do the same.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chevrolet Malibu - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/6/2014
    My central lock button on the driver door isn't working. The lock control buttons on my remote control also not working
    Cant open or lock my car doors using the central lock button on the driver door. I have to first open the driver door with the key, and then manually open the other doors. The lock and open buttons on the remote control are also not working. The remote start button ...
     
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  • tweet
    tweet - 1998 Chevrolet C1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/3/2014
    I have a 98 chevy 1500 1/2 ton v8 my transmission will shift fine to 5th but once it warms up it will only shift to 3rd
    At first it shifts fine but after it warms up it shifts hard out of first gets to 3rd and it wont shift out if i come to a stop it stays in 3rd when i take off
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/2/2014
    I noted a recall on the Power Train in 2007. I purchased car from private owner, therefore, did not receive recall noti
    notice. Please let me know if I have any options. I am now having problems with my Cavalier
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/30/2014
    Loud nocking in rear end, when coasting and then accelerating
    My 2007 GMC made this same noise and they would take the drive shaft out and put grease on the yoke. Chevrolet dealer said this would not be required on my 2011 chev. Now the last few weeks there is a popping noise when the transmission shifts about 30 to 40 miles ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/23/2014
    Vehicle Slows/hesitates/stops -while-the traction active warning is on what is the problem ?
    This occurs about every 100 miles .
     
    • Jimm
      3/23/2014 Jimm
      It does that to tell you that your traction control senses slip on one of the wheels and is transferring some of the spin to the other wheel(s). May be related to one or more wheel speed sensors.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2012 Chevrolet Impala - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/22/2014
    What causes the backlash in the drive train when you let off the gas, then quickly apply gas equals a clunk.
    This problem is similar to the rear wheel drive noise in the differential between the ring and pinion gears that have worn, resulting in a clunk when you give just a little gas. Chevy dealer says "backlash" is in spec but has not identified just where the backlash ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/21/2014 HouseCallAuto
      It depends. I would have to drive it and see if I agree that this "clunk" is an abnormality and if it is as you say and i agree that it is wrong to be there, then I would suspect a loose part in the drivetrain anyplace. The vehicle is almost new so normal wear and tear does not apply here. Engine mount, transaxle mount, transaxle itself, loose bolts someplace...
    • Jimm
      3/22/2014 Jimm
      The drivetrain noise as 'clunk' indicates a not normal condition - excess backlash and noise in drivetrain or gearsets within the transmission is not acceptable, especially with such a new 2012 model year vehicle.

      Take the vehicle back to the dealership for warranty service and diagnosis until they have resolved the problem for you.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Chevrolet K1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/19/2014
    What would cause my rear tire to start to come off
    for about 2 months i have experienced hard steering, soft brakes, vibration in the floor boards, the bed of the truck feeling like its dog tracking and, most recently, the rear tire started to come off while driving. when parked it appears that the same tire is ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/19/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Inside the rear differential there are U-shaped retainers that prevent the axles from walking outward and there have been cases of these U-shaped retainers wearing out and allowing the axle to move sideways. Get this checked asap and I would stop driving the truck immediately before you cause a crash.
  • Lester L
    Lester L - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/17/2014
    Can someone tell me what transmission I have in my 2000 chevy silverado 1500 5.3 2wd I think it's a 4160e but not sure
    Vin is 1gcec19t4yz254141
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/17/2014 HouseCallAuto
      On the inside jam of your passenger door or in the glove box bottom you will see a decal with many many 3 digit codes showing. Look at the codes that begin with "M" and M30 = 4L60E and MT1 = 4L80E
      HouseCallAuto
      3/17/2014 Lester L
      Thanks house call auto going from working on the chrysler sebring to working on my truck.I have a oil leak coming from the rear main crank seal.Me and my son in law will be removing the trans.to change seals on engine and trans.Thanks for the info.on the trans.
      HouseCallAuto
      3/17/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Your welcome Lester. Make sure its just the seal leaking after you get the tranny away but the rear seal housing gasket should get replaced also. Its right there. It may even come with the seal in the kit.
      HouseCallAuto
      3/18/2014 Lester L
      Thanks again House call auto.I now know my transmission is the 4L60e what seals should I replace on the front of the transmission.I looked on autozone.com looks like there's several different ones.Do I have more then one on front of trans.
      HouseCallAuto
      3/18/2014 HouseCallAuto
      No just the front seal - ACDELCO Part # 24202535 or TIMKEN Part # 3227
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/17/2014
    Vehicle is stuck in drive.
    Button enabling the shifter handle to move is stuck and I am unable to take the vehicle out of drive and put in park. I shut the vehicle off before I realized there was a problem and I am unable to restart it.
     
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  • Antoinne S
    Antoinne S - 1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/13/2014
    Fiewheel change in a Toyota Corolla…
    Chack
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/13/2014 HouseCallAuto
      How about rewrite this using proper vehicle entered and what is it that you are asking with this "chack" word?