96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

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96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby Beretta1234567 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:54 am

1996 chevy beretta. 3100 v6
4 speed automatic.

The car is stuck in 3rd gear when in drive, wont use any other gears at all? revers and park work fine.
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Re: 96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby SuperLbody » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:04 am

Check fluid level first. Not knowing the power flow of the 4T60E I would guess either the solenoids or a seal are blown. Does it work after warming up?



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Re: 96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby Beretta1234567 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:18 am

Nope. I let it get up to temp and it is still stuck in what seems to be 3rd gear.
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Re: 96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby SuperLbody » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:52 am

Hmmm than I'd say its a lip seal on the clutch pack for 1-2 or an accumulator seal is out.



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Re: 96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:08 am

Probably more like the valve body is stuck. Without the input and 2nd clutch packs 3rd wont work. Its a combination of all 3 engaged at once to get 3rd gear, and the 3rd pack releases to go into 4th. I doubt this is anything that can be fixed without a teardown. Are you sure the car isn't in a limp mode? No SES light?



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Re: 96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby ifixalot » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:19 am

I did some nosing around and found this:
http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/gene ... times.html
I hope this helps.



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Re: 96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby Beretta1234567 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:21 pm

I pulled the front connector off the transmission, cleaned it and its working again.
I want to change my transmission fluid just it case, its been a while and looks dirty.



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Re: 96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby SuperLbody » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:15 pm

GHOSTOWLGRID wrote:I pulled the front connector off the transmission, cleaned it and its working again.
I want to change my transmission fluid just it case, its been a while and looks dirty.


Ahhhh good, probably just material gumming up the solenoid. I figured it was something a little less simple. Usually when lip seals fade they'll work poorly cold but get marginally better warm. Good thing it was an easy fix!



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Re: 96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby JeffD » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:59 am

The 4t60 will default to 3rd if the pcm detects a electrical fault or there is a loss of power to the solenoids mounted on the valve body.

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Re: 96 beretta stuck in 3rd or 4th gear?

Postby ifixalot » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:59 am

So I guess you thought to check the electrical connection on your own.
Just wondering if my link was helpful or not?




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