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2004 Chevy SS are only 42,000 miles transmission working fine no problems decided to change the tranny fluid after changing goes in reverse no problems but Drive is very hard drop in first and moves but feels like brake is on or it's stuck in OD

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your SS yourself? What have you tried so far?

Is there some kind of reset for the trans? Electrical?

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Buick
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Buick Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago
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What kind of transmission fluid did you use and how much?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
5 quarts of valvoline dexton 4, says good for 2 and 3 also, owners manual says 5 quarts drain and refill , also it's was synthetic and said good on all gm trans
Buick Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Do you have a scan tool?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No
Buick Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Do you have your vin so I can look up exact specs

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Vin 1gces14p54b113417
Buick Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

There is a way to reset, but requires a scan tool

Important: It is recommended that transmission adaptive pressure (TAP) information be reset.

Resetting the TAP values using a scan tool will erase all learned values in all cells. As a result, The ECM, PCM or TCM will need to relearn TAP values. Transmission performance may be affected as new TAP values are learned.

  1. Reset the TAP values. Refer to Transmission Adaptive Functions.
  2. Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.

And you are correct, pan removal only requires 5 QTS.

Automatic Transmission

DEXRON® III Automatic Transmission Fluid

if you used the Valvoline that may not be the problem.

All I see is that it requires scan tool for reprogramming, you can always try the famous disconnect the two battery terminals and touch them together for 10 seconds then reconnect the battery to see if that makes it function again. Doing the battery disconnect will discharge all capacitors that still have power.

But it does appear to need a scan tool to reprogram.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok I'll try the battery
Buick Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

ok, let me know if it works, if it does not, you may have to take it to a repair facility that has the scan tool to reprogram it.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No the battery didn't work
Buick Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

The only other option would be with the scan tool unfortunately .

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Buick Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago
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