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chevy truck is very sluggish in reverse

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Sealer People, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    HI everyone,

    I just noticed that when my truck is in reverse its very slow.

    Its a 1996 chevy 2500 4x4, 6.5 turbo.

    It still goes into gear but when pressing the gas pedal, makes more noise than anything.

    Goes into reverse, but drives very slow no matter how much gas you give it.

    Any help is appreciated.

    I did notice a few days ago, that when I put it in revery and pressed the gas pedal, there was a grinding noise (more of a vibration) from the front of the truck.
    I thought it was the front end issues.

    As of tonight, no more vibration issues however this very sluggish driving issue.

    Thanks
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,979

    so when you put it in r,,,,is there a delay?? not really understanding the sluggish part???
     
  3. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Sounds to me like R is slipping.
     
  4. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Hi

    Thanks for your input.

    When I put the truck in reverse, it engages as normal.
    Doesnt really take any longer to feel the gear engaging.

    The problem Im having is that while in reverse,, when I go to press the gas, the truck is just very slow (moving).
    Doesnt go any faster when I press on the gas pedal. it only revs higher, but just rolls.

    This just started happening a few days ago.

    Thanks again !
     
  5. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    I think you got some internal trans issues. How many miles on the trans?
     
  6. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    Sounds like reverse is slipping, time for a rebuild.
     
  7. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Does it sound/feel like it's revving freely, or like it's making lots of power and struggling? Besides slipping transmission, I imagine it could also be messed up drum auto-adjusters braking hard in reverse.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,979

    Rev is slipping. Need to rebuild ASAP