My 97 gmc sierra 4x4 1500 will not shift while in drive but if I put it in 2 it will move like normal. reverse works great. tranny is full of fluid.

Asked by May 01, 2016 at 08:56 PM about the 1997 GMC Sierra 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Rpms shoot up to 4-5 when stepping on gas in
drive. It is an automatic. When I manually shift it to
2 it drives fine no spiked rpms.

3 Answers

13,345

Transmission slipping in final drive or not engaging properly have the Sierra scanned for transmission codes. Record them. Check the fluid. '97 miles? probably needs a transmission.

Transmission rebuilt a year and a half ago. Not original motor or tranny so miles are inaccurate. Fluid full.

13,345

The 4L60-E is found in nearly every GM rear-wheel-drive. Forward sprag is (possibly) broken. Transmission must be removed and rebuilt. Try not to run or drive the car or further damage could result. I can't inspect it from here. Regards

Your Answer

Sierra 1500

Looking for a Used Sierra 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 11,522 nationwide Sierra 1500 listings starting at $399.

Postal Code:

GMC Sierra 1500 Experts

  • #1
    dragonflyoffshore
    Reputation
    5,450
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    3,760
  • #3
    Glenn Clingenpeel
    Reputation
    3,450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
658 Great Deals out of 13,648 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
40 Great Deals out of 1,122 listings starting at $7,950
Used Dodge Ram 1500
50 Great Deals out of 503 listings starting at $3,488
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
7 Great Deals out of 801 listings starting at $3,995
Used GMC Yukon
9 Great Deals out of 948 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
915 listings starting at $12,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
7,465 listings starting at $29,309
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 1,925 listings starting at $399
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 272 listings starting at $22,995
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 585 listings starting at $20,998
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 455 listings starting at $17,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.