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michae ... 1/8/2013

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 8 Cyl 5.7L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

why wont my transmission downshift?

Transmission wont downshift from 3rd to 2nd and transmisson fluid is burnt any ideas??

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1beastlydude 2/1/2013

Burnt fluid is a major red flag, first start saving for a new transmission, it wont last much longer,

before long it will start to slip

To keep it going a little longer , get the fluid and filter changed, along with a flush, this may help.

most likely you have a blockage in the detent valve for 2nd gear cleaning may remove it

but if the fluid is burnt the damage is already done


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