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03 duramax trans problem

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by greatlawn, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. greatlawn

    greatlawn Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    When it gets cold 5 deg I have trouble shifting. The truck only has problems with the gear shift park to drive or reverse. Once the truck gets hot everything is fine. Warm weather fine just cold. I have 198000 miles on it. Help would be great.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2010
  2. PlatinumService

    PlatinumService Senior Member
    Messages: 559

    if its an allison trans its the linkage from the steering column to the trans after a while it will feel sticky and wont even be able to go into park so i would take it to the dealer your local trans shop wont have the part but if its not a allison it could be the same thing but im not sure, good luck
     
  3. greatlawn

    greatlawn Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks I was hoping to not have to do that.
     
  4. FSUPERDUTY

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I had a 03 duramax and it had that problem.eventually I couldn't move it at all and it broke the shifter cable.new cable and problem solved! naturally I was up in WI when it broke and I had to lay under it in the rain to shift in in drive!
     
  5. greatlawn

    greatlawn Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks for the info I ordered the cable today. How hard is it to put in? How long did it take? Thanks I really apreciate the help
     
  6. FSUPERDUTY

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    The truck was under warenty at the time but they only had it for a day and they didn't have the part.So my guess is by the time they located one it probably only took a couple hours for them to istall it.If I remember right I had hem do a couple of other things while it was there as well. I can't imagine it should be to bad to do!
     
  7. JustinD

    JustinD Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    Yep mine did it too. new cable it will be ok.