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HELP please! Car won't move/shift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HoustonK5, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. HoustonK5

    HoustonK5 Registered Member

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    HELP please! Car won\'t move/shift

    I did the 4 row radiator swap and put in a transmission cooler. That's it, and the car has been sitting for about 2 weeks in one place. Here's the symptom:

    Put the car in gear, any gear, and it doesn't do anything. No lurching, no movement, nothing.

    What could I have disconnected, forgotten to do, etc to make the transmission quit shifting?

    The shifting linkage seems to be working. I can see it moving inside the engine bay on the steering shaft, and I can see it shifting on the side of the tranmission (although I'm not sure if it's actually doing much right at the tranny)

    All hoses are connected, parking brake off...can't think of any obvious stupid things I could have done.

    Any help would be extremely appreciated



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  2. Rockjunkies

    Rockjunkies 1/2 ton status

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    Re: HELP please! Car won\'t move/shift

    Almost sounds as if there is a blockage of t-fluid. Maybe the rad. is plugged up.

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  3. 6.2 man

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    Re: HELP please! Car won\'t move/shift

    Did you check transmission fluid ? You probably lost a lot withe the radiator swap ...never know
     
  4. HoustonK5

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    Re: HELP please! Car won\'t move/shift

    The radiator is brand new, so that should be okay. It might be the fluid, since I added that more distance to the whole chain..I'm going to try that now, but could that completely stop a tranny from shifting? Kinda weird.

    Anyway, gonna go fill it up now and see

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  5. HoustonK5

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    Re: HELP please! Car won\'t move/shift

    Ok. Thanks so much for you help. It was the t-fluid. Put 2 quarts in and no more problems. Didn't think I lost that much fluid but I guess I did.

    I knew it had to be something stupid!

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