I need advice on a chevy asap

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by toonertoo, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Calling all chevy guys.
    I know this is the wrong forum, Oh well shoot me.
    I backed in my driveway tonight in 4x4 and I heard something zing, and I lost reverse. The shifter for 4x4 jumped outta gear. I have all 4 forward gears, in 2x4 and 4x4. No weird noise, nothing leaking, no burnt tranny smell. Its a silverado.
    I have a few questions. will it make it a while if I just dont get myself into a position where I have to back, How do I check the fluid level, could it just be linkage, or a cable.
    I have to be back at the hospital in the am, and of course it is saturday so most likely I cant get it fixed. My husband is in the hospital with a heart problem so I cannot ask him, so any help any of you motor heads could give me is appreciated.
     
  2. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Can you call your mechanic at work and ask him? Hope everything works out for your husband.
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    There shuold be a transmission dipstick located to the rear of the engine. You have to check it with the engine running. Before you do that smell the dipstick- it shouldn't smell burnt. My son drove his car for over a year with no reverse but it takes patients to find a spot where you won't get block in. Transmissions are EXPENSIVE to work on--good luck
     
  4. Cobra Agent

    Cobra Agent Mandalorian

    Rule number 1.......dont back.......You taking that literally!
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

     
  7. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    The tranny dipstick should have a red handle instead the yellow for oil, yea itd be expensive to work on but Id say since its isolated to the reverse gear and not slippage between the forward gears it should be a relatively cheaper repair
     
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Thanks if I cant get enterprise to pick me up, Ill have to chance driving as I have to be there. He is so doped up, he wont know what they say to him. There is a specialist coming in the am. I have to be there.
    I have a 2x2 but we are having such a storm, it will never make the hills.
     
  9. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    We need to start a thread for all the hurts and ills of the people and their families on here. Funny how while posting, you'll find out that someone's loved one is in the hospital or worse. Come on people, we're not only off duty and retired UPS'ers, we're your back up support network.
     
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    As long as you`re not hearing any grinding or crunching sound you`ll probably be ok for a while. Just check the fluid,it`s possible that it`s really low and not building enough pressure.
     
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Cache if the tranny fluid was to low then most likely she would not have any gears not just reverse.
     
  12. DS

    DS Fenderbender

  13. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    i have looked at the sun shell thing, sounds accurate. i dont care about what happens i just want to get there. If it blows up and I get there so be it. If Im not there he is so out of it, he wont know what the doctors say. I only came home coz my dog sitters broke down and couldnt get there, and our dogs are his babies. This just really sucks. Chevy will get me there.
     
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I would suggest checking that your halogen fluid is filled to the fill line.

    Or your clutch belt could be loose

    and while you're doing some maintenance you may as well check your blinker fluid.
     
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Thanks cement, I will check my blinker fluid. Have another one its on me.
     
  16. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    :rofl:
     
  17. jw55wags

    jw55wags New Member

    Blinker fluid? So thats whats wrong with my chev. Thanks Cement
     
  18. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    while checking my blinker fluid I found this thanks to ds and others who truly cared to try and help. http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/...nsmission-failed-sunshell-4l60e-recall-42520/
    I found the 2002 had this dilemna.
     
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    :rofl:
     
  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    And really thanks for the help. ds and dilli and others. as for the rest, the crap talk. I hope nothing bad ever happens to you, I really do.