Re: Chevy truck transmissions

Julie Coats (
Fri, 07 Nov 1997 10:22:44 -0500

Hi all,

It is depressing when you finally get the truck of your dreams
(and having to trade my dream car to get it) and it lives in
the repair shop more than my driveway. I got a 97 Chevy 2500,
454 engine, equip. to pull anything. My trailer weights about
6000 lbs loaded. So here I am, with a girlfriend, going to
a NATRC ride at Biltmore Estate in NC, about a 600mile round
trip and a few good mountains. Well coming home my brand new
truck with 10,000 miles on it burnt out the alternator! They
did replace that as it is still under warranty, but am now having
trouble with the brakes. Everytime I take it in they can't find
anything. It is so frustrating and you sure don't want to pull a
horse trailer with no brakes!!!! Still arguing with the dealership.
Any chevy truck owners out there with problems similar to mine?

At 07:04 PM 11/6/97 -0800, RJ Research wrote:
>At 07:59 PM 11/6/97 EST, you wrote:
>>Some of you may recall my post a couple of months ago about a failed auto
>>transmission on my '92 /Chev. 3/4 T pickup. Several of you gave extremely
>>helpful hints how to override the auto while towing and especially while
>I felt I had to respond to this. I have a '91 GMC (interchangable with the
>Chevy model),3/4 ton 4x4, special tow package, external cooler, etc. I
>also lost my trans. at about the 12,000 mile mark. GMC replaced it with a
>rebuilt one that was defective, replaced again immediately with new
>tranmission. (I was now on trans #3). At 60,000 miles, while my daughter
>and I were towing cross country from California to Ky. with 2 horses in
>trailer, my transmission blew near Des Moine, Iowa (Altoona). Took 5 days
>to repair it but GMC paid half (Transmission #4). About 3 weeks ago the
>truck was making strange noises and felt like it was skipping - Right - the
>transmission failed at just under 100,000 miles (transmission #5 and the
>final one!!) No, I don't tow in overdrive and yes, we do live up in the
>hills, but really -- 5 transmissions in a truck that I was told by the
>"super salesman" was more than adequate for what I was towing (3 horse
>stock trailer) and for where I lived. We have a saying with this truck --
>if you hear a strange noise, just close the windows and turn up the radio.
>My next truck will be a souped up (in towing terms) Dodge Diesel with all
>the bells and whistles!
>Just blowing off steam!!
>Kathy and Jazzy in N. Cal.