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Old 11-13-2006, 12:52 PM
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What a weekend!!!

I was out this weekend doing my part to reduce the deer population. That is a story in its self. Got the rig stuck in the bottom of a canyon. Had to use 4 low. Dumb thing would not come out of 4 low for nothing. Quick call to marc and problem solved. Electronic gizmo stuck. A few hours later, I'm parked in gumbo type mud. Truck does not want to move. I give it a little more foot feed and SNAP, BANG!!! I could here something in the transmission let loose. Sounded like it was spinnig with the torque converter. Truck would not take off in drive. Thank you cell phone maker and redial. Marc to the rescue with a diagnosis and advice of limp it home. Truck will shift up by its self, but will not go into low gear automatically. 350 mile 7 hour drive with a pucker factor of 11, I made it back to town. First stop sign I put the truck in low gear, take off and shift to second. Transmission slips and bangs into gear. The truck goes to the tranmission shop in the morning. When I get it back, I will put on the electronic shift gizmo. All I can say is THANK YOU MARC AND POWERSTOKE.org.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:54 PM
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glad to hear ya made it home safe, hopefully you get yur baby back in action soon
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:36 PM
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Budlight, mine get stuck in 4 low and won't go into 4 low. I can get in in and out now but have to pu t in 1st and then reverse sometimes it goes in and out like it's supposed to but more often I have to fiddle with it. It ain't right what was the gizmo you mentioned.
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:16 AM
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I think Marc called it an electronic shift actuator. I tried everything I could think of to get it back in 2wd. As soon as I hit it with a rubber mallet, it went in 2wd. I hope I get the truck back by the weekend. The worse part is it will be to late for me to finish filling my deer tags. Always next year.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:05 AM
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Thank goodness for Cell Service!!!!!!

Good thing you weren't stuck out there with no help whatsoever!
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:48 AM
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You might try puttting it in neutral and holding your foot on the brake when you go from 4-hi to 4-lo and 4-lo to 4-hi. Not saying you not doing it. But it is a very common mistake that people don't this. Try it. Yes it could also be a the shift motor on the transfer case. But you should not have to shift from forward to reverse to get it in. If you read your owners manual it will tell you to have it in neutral and your foot on the brake.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:56 AM
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I'll try messing with it more after I get it back from the transmission shop and before I replace the shift motor. Thanks everyone for the input.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:02 AM
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with yours if you hit it and it worked I would imagine the the motor is bad.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:08 AM
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Wish you could tell me I was using my transmission wrong! Not liking what they are telling me to repair!!! I knew they were a problem. Just wish it would not have gone out, or it would have went out a little closer to home!
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:31 AM
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Forgot to mention, last week I GOT MY BABY BACK. The transmission seems to shift a little harder than before, but still soft. They said the torque converter was the cause the problem and trans is better than new. Hope so, don't want that expense again. Also changed the 4x4 electric shift motor. Now that works like a charm. Hope no more problems, the gm guys are starting to say my rig looks a little yellow, kind of like a lemon. I just tell them it is ignorance!
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