2000 Chevy Silverado Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC
About the 2000 Chevy Silverado:
The Chevrolet Silverado (along with its GMC counterpart, the GMC Sierra), is the latest line of full-size pickup trucks from General Motors.The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks have been essentially the same for their entire history. The Silverado today is generally advertised as the “lower” version, while the Sierra has more luxury options. In the year 2000, a total of 642,119 Chevy Silverado’s were sold across the United States.
Here are the most common transmission problems with the 2000 Chevy Silverado:
2000 Chevy Silverado Transmission Problems
* Transmission loses reverse
* Shifting problem with 2nd and 3rd gear
* Difficulties shifting gears
* Rattling noise
Includes: 2000 Chevy Silverado LS 5.3, 2000 5.3 4×4, Silverado 1500 4.9L V8 and other models
2000 Chevy Silverado’s report the most transmission problems with trouble shifting gears, gears slipping or loss of gears. This is also a very common transmission problem symptom that may be cause for a transmission rebuild.
A transmission system is the mainstay of a car’s performance. It is the part which has to endure the maximum stress, thereby causing the highest levels of wear and tear.
2000 Chevy Silverado Transmission Rebuild
Rebuilding a transmission is a major technical overhaul of a vehicle’s transmission system. A transmission system is comprised of a series of interlinked mechanical components that wear down over a period. Transmission rebuilding involves replacing worn out parts only and not replacing the entire transmission system. Important steps of transmission rebuilding are removal and inspection of a car’s transmission followed by replacement or refurbishment of any damaged or worn out car part.
A transmission rebuild is a very convenient and popular option for those who want to minimize the money spent on replacing a vehicle’s worn-out or damaged transmission with new ones. It is also preferred by people who are following a stricter budget or have other things at priority.
Preventative transmission maintenance, such as transmission fluid flushes and filter change, can help prevent the need for a transmission rebuild. But as parts become worn and damaged, sometimes there is no other option. Transmission fluid flushes and filter changes are an important key to keeping your transmission working properly.
(For some more information on vehicle maintenance, download our free Vehicle Maintenance Guide here.)
What causes 2000 Chevy Silverado Transmission Problems:
Most of transmission problems in any vehicle start from overheating. Under heavy load, such as towing a heavy trailer, rocking the vehicle from the snow, having continuous stop and go traffic in hot weather, racing, etc. the transmission overheats. At higher temperatures the transmission fluid burns, losing its lubricating qualities and becomes oxidized leaving deposits all over inside the transmission. Exposed to the heat the rubber seals and gaskets inside the transmission become hardened causing leaks. The metal parts warp and lose their strength. All this, sooner or later, results in transmission failure.
However, overheating is not the only reason – sometimes transmission breaks down because of poor design or due to lack of maintenance.
Few other reasons: harsh driving, too low or too high transmission fluid level or wrong transmission fluid type.
If you experience any of the problems above with your 2000 Chevy Silverado transmission, or others such as leaks, noises, problems with shifting, etc. Don’t wait until the problem will become worse, or your truck will finally stop somewhere on a highway. Automatic transmission problems never disappear by themselves.
Twin Automotive & Transmission has been repairing Chevy Silverado transmissions and other makes and model transmissions for over 30 Years. We provide Charlotte’s longest transmission rebuild warranty with every transmission rebuild – 3 Years / Unlimited Miles.
What is a transmission system?
A transmission system is the mainstay of a car’s performance. It is the part which has to endure the maximum stress, thereby causing the highest levels of wear and tear.
What are the most common transmission problems with the 2000 Chevy Silverado?
The most common transmission problems with the 2000 Chevy Silverado are Transmission loses reverse, Shifting problem with 2nd and 3rd gear, Difficulties shifting gears, and Rattling noise.
What is a Transmission Rebuild?
Rebuilding a transmission is a major technical overhaul of a vehicle’s transmission system. Transmission rebuilding involves replacing worn out parts only and not replacing the entire transmission system.
What can be done to prevent Transmission Rebuild?
Performing Preventative transmission maintenance, such as transmission fluid flushes and filter change, can help prevent the need for a transmission rebuild.
What causes 2000 Chevy Silverado Transmission Problems?
Most of the transmission problems in any vehicle start from overheating.
What is a 4L60E Transmission?
The 4L60-E is an automatic shift, four-speed overdrive, longitudinally positioned transmission. It has been considered to be the best rendition of the finest overdrive automatic transmission ever produced. The 4L60-E is found in nearly every GM rear-wheel-drive application, including the C/K Truck, Sonoma, Jimmy, Tahoe, Yukon, Astro, Safari, Suburban, Bravada, Firebird, Camaro and Corvette
Before the Late 4L60-E transmission, there was the Turbo 700R, which was introduced in 1982. The 4L60-E is GM’s successful continuation of the ever-improving 700R4 (aka “4L60” since 1990), introduced in 1982. The 4L60-E is the “E”lectronically shift controlled version of the 4L60. The Late 4L60-E was released in 1997 in and fully phased into wide use through GM by 1998 in both RWD car platforms (including the C6 Corvette) and trucks in both 2wd and 4wd configurations. (Most transmission models are not distinctively noted with the “E” since all GM transmissions are now also controlled electronically.)
The 4L60E Transmission has went through many changes/improvements over the years since it first came out in 1982. From bells to valve bodies, added solenoids, changes in pump and convertors. The 4L60E transmission weighs 146 pounds dry, and 162 wet. It requires 8.4 quarts (9.64″ torque converter) or 11.4 quarts (11.81″ torque converter) of transmission fluid,
Top 30 Common 4L60E Transmission Problems and Repair
Below is a list of common transmission problems with the GM 4L60E Transmission and possible solutions to repair. Although you may have some of these symptoms / problems with your 4L60E Transmission, the repair solution may differ. This list is merely a guide to the possible solutions. For a complete diagnosis on your GM 4L60E Transmission problem, contact us for a Free Diagnostic.
1. Slow, slipping or no reverse: “lo-reverse” clutches are worn out, fluid leak in the reverse apply circuit, or broken sunshell. It is possible to remedy a fluid problem by removing the checkball from its cage in the case in the rear of the transmission may help (must remove valve body), or adding a high-viscosity additive or other seal restorer product. May also have worn boost valve (can replace in the pan).
2. 1-2 shift does not happen at WOT (Wide Open Throttle) until you let off the gas: Best case: try replacing the TPS. Middle case: leak in the 2nd gear apply circuit (servo assembly or 1-2 accumulator). Double check by using the pressure gauge and watch for a big drop when the PCM commands 2nd gear. Worst case: poor line pressure rise (see below).
3. 1-2 Shift shudder at WOT (Wide Open Throttle); delayed or abnormal 1-2 shift; There’s a problem ONLY on the 1-2 shift: 1-2 accumulator piston cracked or stuck cocked in the bore. Check the yellow spring inside the accum housing for breakage. Also, if the accumulator housing walls are scored, the housing must be replaced.
4. 1-2 shift is delayed and harsh, may not shift into OD: TPS needs to be checked for smooth and linear electrical response over the entire range of motion. If not, this must be replaced.
5. Trans does not upshift out of first, speedometer reads zero at all times: Could be VSS failure. Rear of transmission needs to be fixed. Transmission needs to come out in order to access VSS.
6. No 3rd or 4th gear: “3-4” clutches are worn out: Needs to be removed and rebuilt. The car is safe to drive (in 2) until you can get it fixed.
7. Sudden grinding noise with no prior warning primarily in 2nd gear, behavior in reverse may be abnormal: sunshell is fractured. Must be removed and rebuilt. Try not to run or drive the car or further damage could result.
8. 1st and 3rd only, no 2,4 or R: Sunshell is fractured or splines are sheared off. Transmission must be removed and rebuilt. Try not to run or drive the car or further damage could result.
9. No 2nd or 4th gear. 2-4 band is slipping: Servo seals may be damaged. Otherwise, 2-4 band is worn out. Transmission must be removed and rebuilt.
10. Trans shifts into gear harshly, car feels sluggish off the line, No 1st, 4th or TCC lockup available, Manual 2nd, 3rd and Reverse are only available gears, CEL is on: transmission is either in limp-home mode or has lost electrical power. If there are lots of error codes in the PCM, check the underhood fuse that powers the transmission, and if it pops again, look for a short in that circuit like an O2 sensor harness touching exhaust. Otherwise, check PCM codes for a particular fault in the transmission causing the PCM to put it in limp-home mode.
11. No 1st or 4th available; trans shifts 2nd to 3rd by itself in D or OD and locks the converter: ShiftA solenoid failed Or a wiring problem from PCM to trans or PCM. Needs diagnostic testing.
12. Car goes into gear but feels very sluggish like the brakes are dragging, but it will roll easily (starts out in 4th gear), you manually shift to 2 to get it moving, once it’s moving you put it back in OD and the car shifts 3rd to 4th on its own and locks the converter at the appropriate time: ShiftB solenoid failed: A wiring problem from PCM to transmission or PCM.
13. No TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) lockup: Brake pedal switches improperly adjusted (always on), TCC solenoid failed, TCC clutch worn out (must remove transmission and replace TC).
14. TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) always locked: TCC apply solenoid circuit shorted to ground, TCC solenoid blockage, or TC broken (must remove trans and replace TC).
15. Horrible noise in 4th and feels like the brakes are on: overrun clutches are applying due to a cracked or leaking forward piston. Overrun clutches will be worn out after 30 seconds of this behavior. Car can be safely driven in D. Transmission must be removed and rebuilt.
16. Soft shifting, gradual performance degradation: Poor line pressure rise due to leaking boost valve, clogged EPC filter screen, failing EPC solenoid, or worst case: leaky seals throughout. Seal restorer may fix last problem, but probably remove and rebuild needed.
17. No forward movement in OD or D, but L2, L1 and R work: Forward sprag is broken. Transmission must be removed and rebuilt. Try not to run or drive the car or further damage could result.
18. Extremely harsh shifts from P or N, normal shifts at WOT: EPC (Electronic Pressure Control) solenoid failed. Fix as soon as possible or hard parts will eventually break.
19. Loud bang, grinding sound, loss of all gears, and a binding driveshaft: Snapped output shaft. Try to wiggle driveshaft – if more than 0.020″ play, that’s the sign. Must be removed and transmission rebuilt.
20. Trans seems noisy when moving in 1st and Reverse, noise goes away instantly if you shift to N or the transmission goes into 3rd gear: Reaction planetary is worn out due to high miles or insufficient lubrication. Not a critical failure, but not a good sign either. Transmission must be removed and rebuilt, sooner rather than later.
21. No movement in any gear: pump failure, or total loss of fluid. Remove transmission and rebuild, or refill pan and find the leak. If out of fluid, avoid running the engine until the transmission is refilled to avoid pump damage. To check for pump failure, check fluid level with the engine off, then start the engine and recheck fluid level. If level does not go down when engine is running, the pump is broken.
22. Transmission does not shift automatically, only manually. New PCM, check wiring, check other sensors such as VSS and TPS.
23. 3rd gear starts, can manually shift through all gears. When car has been turned off for a bit, then back on it will run normally.: VSS dropoff w/ Hi-stall converter. The rpms are too high, but VSS is showing no movement. Happens after a tire burning take-off. Doesn’t store a code, will not throw a CEL (I’ve heard that it will store a code if it happens 3 or more times). Cure: Reprogram PCM for VSS dropoff.
24. Fluid leak out of the front of trans where the converter connects; partial or full loss of movement: Front pump bushing walked out. Transmission must be removed and rebuilt. May have to replace converter also if hub is scored. Note that a leaking front seal usually means the bushing is walking out.
25. Torque converter shudder in 4th while lockup is engaged; problem goes away when the brake pedal is pressed slightly to unlock converter: Need to verify line pressure, and provided no valves in the TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) hydraulic circuit are worn, replace the torque converter.
26. Shift suddenly become very hard. When going from park to either reverse or drive it slams into gear. 1-2 and 2-3 shifts are also harsh. All gears seems to work. Problem may be intermittent: Check TPS for smooth electrical response. If the response is jumpy or erratic at all, replace TPS (Throttle position sensor).
27. All fluid pumped out through the vent tube: Plugged cooler line. Flush the transmission cooler and cooler lines. Also could be overfiled transmission.
28. Car acts like it’s in OD in neutral, car is locked stationary in R, engine feels loaded in P, all four forward positions work fine: Transmission must be removed and rebuilt. Internal crossleak feeding the forward clutches all the time. Most likely a cracked input housing, or cracked forward piston means forward clutches are fused together. Car can safely be driven gently in forward gears until the repair.
29. Needle bearings in the pan, first gear and/or reverse may be noisy: Either a torrington bearing or a planetary bearing is on its way out. Transmission will eventually die a loud, catastrophic death. Cheaper to rebuild now (saves further damage to hard parts), but requires removal and rebuild. It is drivable until it breaks.
30. 1-2 or 2-3 shift is slow/soft above part throttle: Transmission is on its way out. Transmission must be removed and rebuilt.
Twin Automotive & Transmission, Charlotte’s Transmission Specialist, provides free transmission repair diagnostics (diagnostic is free with repair of the transmission). Twin Automotive offers Charlotte NC ‘s Longest Transmission Rebuild Warranty – 3 Years / Unlimited Miles.
The above top 30 common problems with the 4L60E Transmission and possible solutions for repair are merely a guide. Although you may have a similar problem as those listed above, the repair may differ based upon a visual inspection of the vehicle. Transmission problems only worsen with time. If you have any problems with your GM 4L60E Transmission, it is best to speak with a professional transmission repair expert. Still looking for answers?
Check out this INFOGRAPHIC: Five Common 4L60-E Transmission Problems
The transmission in your 2005 Chevy Silverado delivers power from the engine to the drive wheels. It essentially converts linear motion from the engine to rotational force through a planetary gear system. Here at Twin Automotive, we’ve seen most transmission problems in the 2005 Silverado can be caused by chronic low transmission fluid levels.
If your 2005 Chevy Silverado was used extensively for towing, it would not be uncommon for your Silverado’s clutch in the torque converter to fail. Check this by shifting the transmission into gear while driving and check for any transmission slipping out of gear.
Common 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Transmission Problems include:
* Loud lunge when accelerating from a stop
* Whining gear noise
* Slips when going into reverse
* Check engine light is on
Additional 2005 Cheverolet Transmission Problems:
•Some Silverado transmissions may have difficulty getting out of third gear and may be caused by a faulty shift solenoid
•The Silverado’s automatic transmission may have problems shifting from first to second gear with a hard jerking
•On some occasions while the transmission is cold, the Silverado may experience surging after the brakes are applied, forcing the driver to put the vehicle in neutral.
How to check the Transmission fluid in your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado:
•Start the Silverado’s engine and wait until the needle on the water temperature gauge is in the middle of the gauge.
•Open the hood and remove the loop-handled dipstick that sits behind the engine. This is the transmission dipstick. Pull the dipstick straight up and out of the transmission filler neck.
•Wipe off the transmission dipstick and push it all the way back down into the filler neck.
•Pull the dipstick back out and check the fluid level. The transmission fluid level should be between the upper and lower marks on the end of the dipstick
If the fluid smells burnt, this is a dead give away that there is a serious problem in your Silverado’s transmission. If the fluid is low, you need to bring your Silverado down for a transmission service. Transmission fluid helps lubricate your transmission. A transmission usually will not show any effects of low transmission fluid unless the level is down at least a quart. At that point, it may begin showing some transmission problems and symptoms like gears slipping, rough shifting, engagement delay, shifting delay and ultimately the deterioration of transmission components which causes major damage to the transmission itself. Overfilling the transmission with too much transmission fluid can also cause damage to your Silverado.
Twin Automotive, Charlotte’s Transmission King, repairs all types of transmissions, makes and models. For a quote on your transmission repair, transmission rebuild, or transmission fluid flush, or to make an appointment for service, please contact us at 704-821-3460.
Chevy Transmission Repair in Charlotte NC
The transmission in your Chevy (GMC) should last for at least 60,000 miles. However, if your vehicle was abused (driven harshly) or the transmission fluid levels were not kept at proper levels, then you may end up with a transmission that fails prematurely. This is true whether your Chevy (GMC) has a manual or automatic transmission. There are many warning signs that your Chevy (GMC) transmission is going to fail or is in need of a transmission rebuild.
Chevy Transmission Problems and Symptoms
Shifting / Jerking
Most Chevy transmission problems are centered on hard shifting or surging issues after stopping. The Chevy’s automatic transmission may have problems shifting from first to second gear with a hard jerking.
Transmission Fluid Leaks
Always check the transmission fluid level in your Chevy. Another common complaint is transmission fluid leaks. Transmission fluid is a special type of oil made for lubricating the gears in the transmission. The oil will be red in color for GMC vehicles.
When you check the transmission fluid, the transmission oil level should be between the upper and lower marks on the dipstick. If it is not, you will need to have the transmission filled with the transmission fluid. (You can call us at 704-821-3460 to schedule this service)
Another sign of a transmission problem in your Chevy is a grinding sound when you shift gears. This problem indicates that the synchronizers or gear teeth are damaged and serious transmission servicing is needed. Some Chevy transmissions may have difficulty getting out of third gear and may be caused by a faulty shift solenoid.
According to Consumer Affairs, most Chevy transmission problems involve a loud noise, either during driving or only during shifting. Sometimes this is accompanied by a jolt as the automatic transmission shifts. Many transmission problems also lead to decreased fuel economy.
While these symptoms are little more than an inconvenience, other transmission problems, such as fluid leaks or problems related to the electronic control unit, can lead to a stalled engine, which may put drivers at risk of crashing.
If you are experiencing any transmission problems with your Chevy as listed above, or suspect you have a transmission problem, contact us at 704-821-3460 for a free diagnostic and estimate. Transmission problems should not be ignored as the problems will only escalate with time.
Twin Charlotte is Charlotte’s Transmission King, providing the longest Transmission Rebuild warranty in Charlotte – 3 Year / Unlimited Miles. Contact them today for a free estimate on your transmission repair or transmission rebuild.