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Suddenly the trans just stopped

Auto Trans Quit

Postby Matty O [OP] » Jun 09 2013, 4:50pm

2005 Sierra 1500 Z71, 5.3, Auto.

Suddenly yesterday the trans just stopped working. Had driven an hour or so then stopped at store for 5 minutes. When I left I drove about 200 yards to a stop sign. When I tried to take off the trans just slipped.

I checked fluid and it didn't smell burned, it appered OK.

When I restarted the truck it drove just fine - for another couple hundred yards. It will do that over and over, just drive a couple hundred yatds before totally slipping again.

I had it towed to my house where I disconnected tha battery for a couple hours to see if something computer related had to be reset but that didn't change anything.

So I'm at a loss.

Is there some history or commen problem the truck has fallen victim to?
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Re: Auto Trans Quit

Postby Egoresb1 » Jun 10 2013, 3:00am

Is it happening while in drive? Or all the gears?
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Re: Auto Trans Quit

Postby Matty O [OP] » Jun 10 2013, 1:02pm

All the gears. Engaging Trailer Haul mode does nothing either.
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Re: Auto Trans Quit

Postby Egoresb1 » Jun 10 2013, 1:47pm

Hmm does it make any odd noises when it slips? Beside the engine revving out? And when it does decide to work. Does it go while in drive and switch gears on its own then stop working all together?
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Re: Auto Trans Quit

Postby robfriedenberger » Jun 10 2013, 1:55pm

How many miles are on the truck, and tranny. Any service to the tranny before? You can check your relays for your tranny, and also check your linkage?
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Re: Auto Trans Quit

Postby Matty O [OP] » Jun 10 2013, 3:06pm

I don't know if it shifts up through the gears or not because when it does roll I've never went faster than say 10 miles an hour.

I bought the truck used so I don't know anything really about it's history. What I bought it I spent about 15 minutes underneath it looking it over and never saw drop of fluid anywhere it was totally bone dry and still is.

150,000 Miles on it now.

It does seem to have some slight little noise to it also I'm not sure how to describe it but it's not very loud.
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Re: Auto Trans Quit

Postby Egoresb1 » Jun 10 2013, 4:17pm

To me it's sounding electrical related. Can't really tell as I'm not there driving it but that's what it sounds like to me. Check all your grounds. I believe the tranny ground is located on the frame towards the front of the passenger door. Als also check linkages and all connections and wires as best as possible. If its not making and grinding noise it's hard to say. That happened on my truck but the shaft in the tranny broke in 1/2 but it made ALOT of noise. Also only went a couple feet and went dead. But once it finished completely it wasn't even worth a rebuild.

Check wiring and grounds and linkage. If that all checks drop the pan and look for any big metal peices in the fluid... If there is you'd have to either get it rebuilt or a completely new one... If you go that route I also recommend flushing all the tranny lines before you install the new/rebuilt one t make sure theirs no remains in the lines.
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Re: Auto Trans Quit

Postby Egoresb1 » Jun 10 2013, 4:22pm

Forgot to mention. When mine completely gave it no longer made noise. Meaning it was completely shot. Lol
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Re: Auto Trans Quit

Postby Hook-UM » Jun 10 2013, 4:29pm

Man, hope its not a dark metalic green GMC CC with RealTree camo Z71 decals, my old 2005 GMC. I had to have the tranny rebuilt in it 2 times and it was going out again when I traded it in. The first time at 43,000 miles, the 2nd at 98,000 an when I traded it in on my 11, it had 129+ on it. I don't know if it's a systemic problem, because both times my 2nd an 3rd gears were shot and other than overreving, it never made a grinding noise.
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Re: Auto Trans Quit

Postby robfriedenberger » Jun 11 2013, 1:18pm

To me it's sounding electrical related


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My past car and s-10 that the tranny went it in i knew it happened with out a doubt in my mind, if your doubting it check it a few times and if you still dont have a clue get a shop to check it......
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