tahoe issues ~ 1996 5.7L

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by ws6tony, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. ws6tony

    ws6tony New Member

    hey guys, pretty new to the site, looking for some advice. I just bought a 96 tahoe with the 5.7. Going to take it for a cruise to get some parts, and it won't go above 35-40 mph. Engine races when I hit that point. I know it has a random misfire code, 0300. Any ideas, am I looking at a new tranny? A friend told me about possibly replacing a shift solenoid. This is my first truck, so not really sure what I'm looking for. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. As caddiac said get it scanned. Try to find a scanner that also scans the transmission.
  3. ws6tony

    ws6tony New Member

    I unfortunately am the only person I know with a scanner, and it seems to not to tranny codes. but I know its a cylinder 2 misfire, and I'm giving it a tuneup on tuesday. Found out I am able to drive normally in second if that helps any

    DAREDEVIL Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    sounds like a tranny problem to me !
  5. ws6tony

    ws6tony New Member

    it has 281000 on the truck, at this point I'm assuming it has never been rebuilt. I'm fairly mechanically inclined, but I've never done transmission work. Is it something I should have a shop do, or something I can do at home?

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