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Pete, Automotive Mechanic
Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  GM and Mercedes vehicle technician.17 years experience.
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It wont shift out and do have reverse only have low gear

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it wont shift out and do have reverse only have low gear
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Customer: 99 chev tahoe
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Customer: I put it in drive and pull off and it doesn't shift out
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Customer: yes if its simple
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Customer: everything I know what do u think off the top of your head
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Are you saying the transmission will not shift out of first gear?

Is or has the check engine light come on with this fault here?

Off the top of my head if it will not shift out of first gear the most common cause on this model here is the 1st to 2nd gear electronic shift solenoid at fault in the transmission valve body needing replaced.About $50 to $100 for the solenoid,5 quarts of atf and a new transmisison pan gasket as well as about 1.5 hours labor to have replaced.The other component is the transmission valve body itself needing replaced.This can sometimes cost up to $1000 for the valve body and about 2.5 hours labor to have replaced.

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Thanks Pete