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I have an 03 s10 zr2 with about 150k. recently I suddenly

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i have an 03 s10 zr2 with about 150k. recently I suddenly lost 3rd gear and overdrive. fluid level is fine, however i found underneath what appears to be a vacuum hose dangling down on the passenger side, and it's end melted on the exhaust manifold. my question is: 1)is there any chance this could be something that's not supposed to hook to anything and being melted shut is what's causing the gear loss? and 2)if it should need to hook up somewhere (it's length would suggest somewhere on the topside of the trans) what is the best way to access where it might should go?
thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for seeking us for help.
Vacuum does not control the 203 shift on this model, so the line you found is not to blame. I would need a picture of it to determine where it goes. Open he file below to see the possible causes for no 3rd.
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Thanks Chris