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QUESTION: i have a 1996 chevy c-1500  W/T pick-up. recently my clutch decided not to work coming off the highway.  I was in 5th gear and tried to down shift, I actually got it to go into 4th but it grinded in there. I was then able to shift into first to get off the interstate. Then I the shifter will move back and forth but will not engage any other gear. motor is 6 cylinder 4.6 liter.
just want to know if there is a chance my tranny is NOT SHOT.

THANX    DAVE

ANSWER: HI DAVE,WELL THIS DOES NOT SOUND GOOD TO ME..SOUNDS LIKE MAYBE THE INPUT SHAFT TO THE COUNTER SHAFT WENT BAD..DOES IT FEEL LIKE IT SHIFTS OK WHEN TRUCK IS NOT RUNNING,,IF SO,YOU MAY HAVE JUST BLOWN THE CLUTCH..IF THERE IS NO NOISE WHEN THE ENG IS RUNNING I WOULD SUSPECT THE CLUTCH DISC IS BAD....THERE MAY HAVE BEEN JUST ENOUGH LEFT ON THE CLUTCH TO GET IT MOVING IN FIRST GEAR.. PULL THE TRANS AND CK THE CLUTCH FIRST..YOU NEED TO DO THIS ANYWAY IF THE TRANS IS BAD..GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM..

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QUESTION: THE TRUCK WILL NOT SHIFT AT ALL. IT BASICALLY STUCK IN FIRST GEAR. THE SHIFTER JUST GOES BACK AND FORTH, WEATHER ITS RUNNING OR NOT.

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HI DAVE,WHEN THE SHIFTER MOVES BACK AND FORTH DOES IT FEEL NORMAL?? SO IF IT WILL MOVE IN FIRST GEAR THE TRANSMISSION IS AT FAULT. IF NO MOVEMENT I SUSPECT THE DISC....YOU SAY IT IS STUCK IN FIRST GEAR BUT THE SHIFTER WILL MOVE BACK AND FORTH ?? EITHER WAY THE TRANS NEEDS TO BE PULLED TO INSPECT THE PROBLEM..LET ME KNOW IF I DID NOT FULLY ANSWER THIS FOR YOU...TOM

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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