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    Default Transmission Problem '09 Silverado

    I have an '09 Silverado with the 4 Speed. It has less than 6,000 miles on it. When I backed out of my driveway on the start of a 300 mile trip and put it into drive, the rear end seemed to bind. I thought I had hit some mud and the G80 had kicked in. 300 miles later, I backed out of a parking place, put it in drive and the same thing happened. The next time I put it in reverse, the rpm's hit 2,000+ and there was no movement. After a few more failed tries to get it into reverse, I called On Star and had it towed to a dealer.
    The fluid looks and smells ok and the level seems right, but there was black soot on my fingers after I touched it.

    How should I handle the dealer on this one? Should I insist on a new tranny? I'll probably get a remanufactured one. What if he says he want to rebuild it himself? I presume this is a major failure....

    Thanks for ideas.
    '09 Silverado 1500, 5.3, 4 Speed

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    Hey thats a total bummer, i'd demand a new tranny!!
    If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight

    2008 silverado
    1500 crew cab
    5.3 L 4x4
    Borla exhaust, rbp black tip
    tint, bed liner
    2.25 in ready lift leveling kit
    18x9 rbp 94r
    33x12.5x18 toyo mts

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    Hi lfb57 . I think you should insist on a new tranny because it will looks cool. :D

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    Try for a new tranny, but its really up to Chevy. Sometimes with a low mileage failure like yours Chevy will want the original trans back so they can go through it and see what part/parts failed.

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    Try for a new truck, screw the transmission. Only 6000 miles and your transmission went bad........what else is going to go wrong. Truck was purchased new I am assuming.
    2008 Silverado LTZ Crew 4x4 5.3L

    Stock 20 w/ Cooper Zeon LTZ 33's
    HD Trailering
    Alumiknox Black Truck Box
    Bilstein 5100's Leveling Shocks

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    it is hard to get a new transmission right away from the dealer and it would be a reman (basically everything is new but the case). they replaced mine with about 20k (long story, been discussed a while back) but they said gm doesnt like to replace without tearing down piece by piece. It took like a week of them tearing down calling gm going deaper calling gm etc and finally they replaced it. the service guy basically said they have to convince gm that the cost to tear down and rebuild is more expensive than replacing.
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
    1960 Land Rover Series II 88
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
    2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
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