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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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4L80E - SURPRISE! No Reverse!

I've got a 6.5 turbo diesel, type "s"; Ext cab; 2wD.

Got in one morning and no reverse.

Fluid was burnt.

Changed fluid, filter and seal -still no reverse -nothing at all!

All other gears work perfectly.

I'm told the reverse band is fried, I'm hoping someone gives me a much cheaper solution.

If it is dead and I need to get a used one, I'm told by the local dealership that ONLY trannys from this list (no exceptions) will fit in my truck:
-Ext. Cab
-6.5 Diesel (maybe a different sized diesel, I'm not certain on that)

From what I understand, it can't come from a suburban, van, or anything other than from above list.

Can someone confirm this for me?

Also, I know this is wishful thinking, is there anything in the steering wheel/column that electronically controls reverse. There's something loose, sounds like it's coming from the steering wheel itself, that's rolling around and klunking everytime I turn the wheel.
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If the reverse band is toast pull the transmission and have an ATRA certified shop rebuild it unfortunately youre looking at a couple grand.

If youre using it for work or drive it hard and plan to keep it spend the extra couple hundred for the level 2 upgrades and tuning the TCM and ECM computers. A proper tuning will sink up the computers to get the most out of the trans and help it run cooler. If its a daily driver the tuning is still worth the money but a shop must do it.

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Hey Bob!

Thanks for the info! Unfortunately, if you look at the date I posted, you'll see that it was in 2010.

Ended up changing the tranny to a heavy duty one. Shortly after that, the engine blew a head gasket.

I really miss that truck!
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My bad.

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