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I recently purchased a used 1997 Chevy Van with the 350 Eng.

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I recently purchased a...

I recently purchased a used 1997 Chevy Van with the 350 Eng. It sows 86000 miles There are two problems I am looking at. 1. I believe the milage to be wrong. I believe the tires have been replaced with bigger ones and it is loosing 40 miles on a 200 mile trip. 2. At the 1/2 way point in my 200 mile trip the transmission started shifting really hard between 1st and 2nd gears. Please help

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

It is the original never replaced no leaks

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

1997 Chevy Van that has been customized with a raised roof It has a V8 eng

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

I am debating weather to take it to a local shop or a transmission special shop?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The fluid does not look really dark?

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Transmissions
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Transmission Mechanic: Todd Audette, A.S.E Certified Master Technician replied 5 months ago
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The harsh 1-2 shift is a result of something else. Is the check engine light on?
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