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I can't get it out of 1st gear half the time. It's a yr 2000

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I can't get it out of 1st gear half the time. It's a yr 2000 chevy 3500k 4x4 w/ a 6.5 liter turbo diesel. I was told this year & make have a known problem possibly connected to the ignition or something wrong w/ the computer. The transmission mechanic that took my $2300.oo & left me with the same problem, ran a wire from one fuse to another, which worked for a while then stopped.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: Trans. rebuilt about 1 year & 1/2 ago. What brake switch?
JA: What year is your Turbo?
Customer: 2000
JA: Are you fixing your Turbo yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: it the gears, I had the trans. rebuilt but it didn't stop the shifting problem
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just looking for someone who has heard of THIS problem before, do you have a mechanic that can confirm that before I pay?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 months ago.

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