Transmission wont shift

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by lifted71, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. lifted71

    lifted71 New Member

    In my 94 z71 my transmission wont shift ive changed the fluids and the filter and it still wont shift but the only way it will shift is if i let off the throttle and then push back on it? Does any one know what i need to do to fix this problem?
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Lets see what we're dealing with first.

    Miles, engine & tranny type, history of issues, how long a problem, etc?
  3. lifted71

    lifted71 New Member

    its got 118,000 on it its got a 4L60E and i bought it this summer but i talked to the guy and he said it shifted perfect when i bought it and it shifted fine when i got the motor in it but about 2 weeks after i got it running it started doin it.
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. Try some Lucas oil trans fix. It helps free up sticking valves in the trans. Its cheap and worth a try. Also when you changed the fluid and filter was there anything in the pan and what did the fluid look like?
  5. billnorman

    billnorman Rockstar 100 Posts

    I don't know diddly about transmissions, but I think the engine control computer factors engine speed and vehicle speed VSS together to control shifting. If you get it to shift letting off the gas, maybe there is a vacuum input on your computer that is receiving or sending a bad signal too.
  6. lifted71

    lifted71 New Member

    i havent tried lucus but i did change the fluid and filter nd it didnt have anything in the pan
  7. dipstick

    dipstick Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    You put a motor in the truck? Has the service light come on or abs light. Usually if it is vss /vehicle speed sensor will get a abs light....or any of these
    Vss abs.. tps/throttle position sensor drac... brake switch..speedo.. pcm.. are tied to the transmission.
    Check the harness to trans. good for breakage bare spot. Can you manually shift through gears? Is speedo bouncing/ erratic?
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  8. lifted71

    lifted71 New Member

    yeah and the check engine lights on and cant manually shift it and the mass airflow sensor is all messed up
  9. dipstick

    dipstick Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Yeah to what ..on the speedo? What engine do you have in the 94? 94 had 4.3 vortec with maf/ mass air flow. If it is a 5.7 /350 no maf.or 5.0/305
    Is abs/antilock light on? Need to scan for codes. should be a link here how to check codes.. if not look up my posts will find one with info.
    codes are great will narrow problems down. I could tell you how to check vss.. and all might still have to .
    So scan keep things simpler. If you do have a maf need to replace or clean.. make sure all down stream of maf is sealed tight.
    Need to fix this first will cause all sorts of symptoms.

    ---------- Post added at 03:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:04 PM ---------- here this will help.
  10. johnb9173

    johnb9173 New Member

    They put a 4.3 in a 94 Z71? Never saw one of Those.

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