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88' no reverse?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by kountryscape, Jan 7, 2001.

  1. kountryscape

    kountryscape Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    My problem is i have a 1988 c-1500 4x4 its ran great since i bought it this summer now the reverse just doesn't engage. forward is fine i put it in 4x4 and it still doesn't engage. is it just froze from cold weather or just plain shot... please respond with any info.. nice truck but needs some help jarrett.
  2. MTCK

    MTCK Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Auto or manual? Mileage? Noises? I'll assume auto and guess you have a problem. When mine went out, overdrive went first, then reverse, then forward.
  3. kountryscape

    kountryscape Junior Member
    Messages: 18


    It's auto all forward gears work and 4x4. you put in gear and nothing happens. not a jerk grind nothing..
    jarrett iowa
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    probably burned up the reverse clutches,they re in the back of the tranny,either way,its goot a come out and be rebuilt,or replaced.This one will be$$$It is the 700R4right,it has OD on the shifter selector.
  5. kountryscape

    kountryscape Junior Member
    Messages: 18


    you got it, od,so the truck cost me 1500.00 i think it served its purpose its not worth dropping $$$ into. thanks for the help this forum is like having a bunch of friends setting around the truck just talking about what ever you like. its great to have all of you out there thanks again

    jarrett morgan countryscape landscaping

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    should be able to find junkyard tranny for cheap then sell it!