Automatic Transmission Slow to Reverse Hagerstown MD

I have a 2000 GMC safari 2wd. It is a bit slow to engage into drive or reverse, from any other gear (including P or neutral) cold or hot. Otherwise functions normally. Is my transmission gonna blow up? Find out what the problem is with this car owner’s transmission and see if the information in this article can help you with your car problems in Hagerstown.

McCarthy Tire & Automotive
(301) 842-8833
817 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD
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Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Johnson Automotive, Inc.
(301) 824-2927
14028 Newcomer Road
Hagerstown, MD
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Blue Seal Certified
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Williams Automatic Transmission & Auto Repair
(301) 582-2007
17531 Virginia Avenue
Hagerstown, MD
 
T & R Tire Center Inc
(301) 739-4760
117 W Franklin St
Hagerstown, MD
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Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
(301) 582-3222
17620 Valley Mall Rd
Hagerstown, MD
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Washington County-Highway Dept.
(240) 313-2720, 001-2004
601 Northern Avenue
Hagerstown, MD
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Fountaindale Auto Center, Inc.
(301) 371-5080, 001-2004
19 East Green Street
PO Box 238
Middletown, MD
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Maaco Auto Body Shop and Collision Center
(240) 420-0090
1101 Conrad Court
Hagerstown, MD
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Mon-Fri :8AM - 5:30PM
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A1 Painting
(301) 582-0180
11424 Stotler Road
Hagerstown, MD
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Sears Roebuck and Co
(240) 313-1795
17316 Valley Mall Rd
Hagerstown, MD
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Automatic Transmission Slow to Reverse

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Reader Question Hiya,
I have a 2000 GMC safari 2wd. It is a bit slow to engage into drive or reverse, from any other gear (including P or neutral) cold or hot. Otherwise functions normally. Is my transmission gonna blow up?

Thank You,
Nicholas

Howdy Nicholas,

I would first triple check the transmission fluid level. If it is full, then you probably have an internal wear problem and not much can really be done unless the transmission comes out of the vehicle and torn apart to see what is happening...or not happening.

If this transmission has more than 100,000 miles (or close to it) I would bet you are going to need an overhaul or replacement. The first sign of transmission wear is usually what you describe, which is due to a worn out pump inside the transmission.

You might talk to your mechanic and see if they would even suggest you replace the fluid and the filter.....although there is a chance doing so could make the problem WORSE.

Not sure if you read this article I wrote or not.

You might also want to call your local GM dealer parts department and see how much a factory rebuild transmission will cost you. You might be able to buy a genuine GM rebuilt transmission (with a national GM warranty) and have your local auto mechanic install it for you and might only cost a few bucks more than having a transmission shop rebuild YOUR transmission.

To read the full article, visit Myhonestmechanic.com