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Old 12-10-2006
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tricks to get into into gear after shifting to "D"

So my tranny's pretty old, and sometimes when I put the auto shifter into "D", the transmission won't engage.

Anyone got any tricks to make it happen?

The first time it happened, I gave it more gas, and it eventually went *CLUNK* into gear w' the rpm's ~3,000. It felt like a neutral drop.

So recently I've tried putting it back into park, rocking the truck back and forth, then trying again.

Any ideas (besides buying a newer truck)?
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Old 12-10-2006
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put it into OD when you are driving it
flush the tranny
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Old 12-10-2006
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Fluid full?, Change fluid and filter.
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Old 12-10-2006
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Sounds like your servos may be leaking or bad, and/or your line pressure is bad. Get it checked out as low line pressure and crappy servos and solenoids can cause wear and even outright breakage.
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Old 12-10-2006
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Uhhh check the transmission fluid level first. If that checks out ok take it to a shop and have it diagnosed, because it wont last much longer like that.
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