I HAVE A 97 GMC SEIRRA 5

  • Tiny
  • GIJonny
  • 1997 GMC Sierra
  • 120,000 miles

I have a '97 gmc seirra, 5.7 ltr. It has trouble shifting into 3rd gear and will not shift into 4th at all. When I say "has trouble" I mean I have to rev it up to around 5k rpms to make it shift and when im driving steady at 45 mph my rpms are around 3k-3500 rpms. I had a blown head gasket about 2.5 months ago and I replaced them. The truck sat for about a month with the blown gasket. I thought the fluid sitting for so long might have effected it. When I drained the trans fluid it had a slight burnt smel but not very strong and I added some "smooth shift" additive when I filled it. Fluid levels are good and temp of both eng and trans are fine but eating through fuel. Need help please.

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 AT 2:08 PM

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  • hmac300
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If the fluid had a slight "burnt smell" then the fluid was either brown or black, go see a trans guy to get this fixed there is damage inside

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 AT 2:10 PM

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