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Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master Technician, L1, Master GM Technician. Over 20 years of bumper to bumper GM experience.
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I have a 1990 Chevy astro van which I love very much but,

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I have a 1990 Chevy astro van which I love very much but, out of no where my gears would only shift to first. It reverses fine and when I changed the transmission oil it worked fine for about two weeks. And now it is doing it again and I really don't know where to start looking for the problem. Can anybody please help as to where I can start looking at it as a problem? Thank you I would really appreciate it. I hope it's not the transmission.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Roy replied 7 months ago.

good evening my name is ***** ***** I will assist

is this a 90 or 97??? there is a big difference in controls


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 7 months ago.

Your 97 Astro has electronic controls, and when the computer detects an electrical problem, it will default to only one forward gear.

Is the check engine light illuminated?

Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 7 months ago.

Did you get this worked out? Wanted to follow up and make sure you got what you needed from me.

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