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I have a 4 WD 1998 S-10 Blazer that recently has been

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I have a 4...

I have a 4 WD 1998 S-10 Blazer that recently has been appearing to drop into neutral at 1500 rpms. when transmission typically shifts to third gear.

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

I thought i might of had a leak so ive been monitoring the fluid regularly just prior to the transmission current condition........when i tried to back up when transmission was cold it would not engage until fluid was warm/hot.

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

1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4WD 4.3

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

I was going to drop pan and change fluid and filter....have watched numerous videos pertaining to my transmission troubles.

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

Based on the information I have obtained I appears to me without viewing transmission fluid or pan/valve body that problem is with the 3rd gear solinoid or some blockage in the valve body that prevents the shifting function of the transmission.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Transmissions
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Transmission Mechanic: kalamykid, shop owner/tech replied 7 months ago
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Do you have a check engine light that comes on and stays on when the truck is running?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no
Transmission Mechanic: kalamykid, shop owner/tech replied 7 months ago

If the check engine light is not coming on and staying on, then this problem will not be an electrical problem with the shift solenoids. Have you dropped the pan off of the transmission yet?

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