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2005 Chevy Trailblazer transmission problem.

 

I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer with 145,000 miles on it. I am having a strange transmission problem that I would like some opinions on. When the vehicle is started first thing in the day, one can drive for 4-5 miles with no problems and then the transmission disengages itself and then engine races (like one shifted into neutral while one was driving.)

 

If I pull off the road, put the vehicle into park and shut off the engine and wait a minute or two, I can restart the engine and drive normally for another quarter of a mile and it does it again. I can do this process repeatedly.

 

No codes show on the dash.

Fluid levels are good – fluid changed at 100,000 miles. Fluid is slightly dirty but not burned.

When transmission is engaged and running, the gears shift normally and there are no transmission noises.

When the “neutral” condition occurs, I can shift into any of the forward drive gears, but the transmission does not respond. I have to physically shut off the engine and restart it before I get the gears back for a short distance.

 

Any thoughts or suggestions or things to look at would be greatly appreciated!

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On 5/7/2015 at 10:34 AM, Paradigm49 said:

2005 Chevy Trailblazer transmission problem.

 

I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer with 145,000 miles on it. I am having a strange transmission problem that I would like some opinions on. When the vehicle is started first thing in the day, one can drive for 4-5 miles with no problems and then the transmission disengages itself and then engine races (like one shifted into neutral while one was driving.)

 

If I pull off the road, put the vehicle into park and shut off the engine and wait a minute or two, I can restart the engine and drive normally for another quarter of a mile and it does it again. I can do this process repeatedly.

 

No codes show on the dash.

Fluid levels are good – fluid changed at 100,000 miles. Fluid is slightly dirty but not burned.

When transmission is engaged and running, the gears shift normally and there are no transmission noises.

When the “neutral” condition occurs, I can shift into any of the forward drive gears, but the transmission does not respond. I have to physically shut off the engine and restart it before I get the gears back for a short distance.

 

Any thoughts or suggestions or things to look at would be greatly appreciated!

Did you find out what was causing this issue? My daughters trailblazer is doing the same thing. 

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On 5/7/2015 at 7:34 AM, Paradigm49 said:

2005 Chevy Trailblazer transmission problem.

 

I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer with 145,000 miles on it. I am having a strange transmission problem that I would like some opinions on. When the vehicle is started first thing in the day, one can drive for 4-5 miles with no problems and then the transmission disengages itself and then engine races (like one shifted into neutral while one was driving.)

 

If I pull off the road, put the vehicle into park and shut off the engine and wait a minute or two, I can restart the engine and drive normally for another quarter of a mile and it does it again. I can do this process repeatedly.

 

No codes show on the dash.

Fluid levels are good – fluid changed at 100,000 miles. Fluid is slightly dirty but not burned.

When transmission is engaged and running, the gears shift normally and there are no transmission noises.

When the “neutral” condition occurs, I can shift into any of the forward drive gears, but the transmission does not respond. I have to physically shut off the engine and restart it before I get the gears back for a short distance.

 

Any thoughts or suggestions or things to look at would be greatly appreciated!

 

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I have same problem has anyone figured it out or recieved an answer?

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