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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
92,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rebuild myself (1 reports)
  2. replace transmission (1 reports)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 222003

Silverado LS 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


Tranny lost reverse and 1st gear. $2000 to replace and truck had less that 100,000 miles on it

- , Duluth, MN, USA

problem #1

May 012000

Silverado Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Piece of sh*t 4l60e's. I have done a lot of research in truck mag's, online vids, gone online to web sites. I finally figured that the best thing to do is take it (transmission) apart my self, because these freakin mechanics (real crooks) take advantage of the regular folks.

Some of the premature failure is maintenance on the transmission, i.e. fluid flush every 25,000 miles, and a HD trans, cooler, and software updates (flash update) from the dealer.

Other recommendations are, install a deeper Trans pan (

to hold more trans fluid, HD trans cooler, use 4l65e parts as HD upgrades. There's a book at Barnes and Noble in the car section that helps and guides you in rebuilding a better 4l60e transmission.

- , Hayward, CA, USA

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