transmission slippage?

i have a 2002 chevy silverado with 133k miles on it and just this past week iv noticed that its been slipping when i take off from a dead stop hasn't happened any other time. the first time it just slipped and the next time it did it. it was kinda like a shuddering it would catch and slip and catch until it shifted to 2nd gear and then it was fine. possible causes for this? do i need to sell while it not bad yet or try to fix it?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Sometimes it might be the clutch or the transmission fluid or both. Actually once in a while if you change the transmission fluid and the transmission filter it can fix the problem, also add some lucas oil stop slip and that should also lower the likelihood of slipping.

    Here is what you do: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_change_the_tr...

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_change_the_tr...

    That should help you in this process, also for the fluid you need this:http://www.amazon.com/Pennzoil-5301012031-Transmis...

    and your also going to need this: http://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Transmission-Fix-ATF-C...

    http://www.partstrain.com/store/details/Chevrolet/...

    Since your transmission takes 14 qts of transmission fluid, put 12 qts of the transmission fluid and 2 quarts of the transmission fix.

    Best of luck

  • 8 years ago

    First make sure that your parking brake is not sticking ,or a brake pad/shoe isn't seized.

    If all is good try this out.

    Try taking your truck to somewhere perfectly flat.

    Now try to start from a standstill in second gear without using your gas pedal.

    If she shudders and doesn't work good then you probably have a bad clutch.

    Just a thought.

  • 8 years ago

    your transmission is a 4L60E the problems i have found with these units when i have to rebuild them is the wiring harness connector on the transmission. if you can crawl under it and disconnect the harness look at the harness and see if it is saturated with oil. if so you are getting shifting issues caused by loss of voltage to the solenoids in the transmission... pretty easy to fix if you are mechanicallly inclined. pull the pan and disconnect the harness from the case. use brake clean and really clean the heck out of the connector. dry it up with air and silicon the heck out of the area all the little wires are in. let it dry for a good amount of time reinstall change filter and add fluid.

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