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Average Mileage:
200,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1988 Chevrolet Silverado transmission problems

transmission problem

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1988 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 282007

(reported on)

Silverado 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles


Here's the problem, while driving at highway speeds my truck stalls when I ease up on the accelerator and try to speed up again. When gradually pressing on accelerator, it gets up to top speed. However, when first starting off, RPM's increase but the truck doesn't respond with RPM increase. I used to have to take off carefully to avoid burning rubber on take off but not I have to gradually take off for the truck to move. I swapped out the transmission with another used transmission and the problem never went away, it was a little better though. I'm not a real mechanic so it took forever on the transmission swap. One of the guys I was working with said it may be a torque converter, which is as hard as the whole transmission. Anyone have any ideas as to what it can be?

- Frank T., Universal City, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 072004

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • 200,000 miles

The truck after running for about 20 miles, will not shift into higher gears. It will vibrate and make a whooshing sound. If I stop it and shut the engine off and start it again, the noise stops and the truck will run correctly for a while. If I am stopped and put the truck in reverse, it slips before it seems to take hold to go into reverse.

- Denise H., Mt. Juliet, TN, USA

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