My 1997 Chevy Tahoe won’t go into reverse

My 1997 Chevy Tahoe won’t go into reverse Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tahoe yourself? What have you tried so far? Replaced the tranny fluid that’s about it I was either thinking it could be the transmission ...

My 1997 Chevy Tahoe won’t go into reverse Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tahoe yourself? What have you tried so far? Replaced the tranny fluid that’s about it I was either thinking it could be the transmission selector switch which I think that might be it. It I’m not a mechanic I just want my truck fixed Mechanic's Assistant: When was the last time your transmission fluid was checked? Changed? Saturday Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? That’s about it for now

Automotive Expert
Hi, my name is Jay Was the no reverse problem happening before serviced the transmission?

Yeah before it like literally it was working fine Saturday went to Walmart and come out and it's not working pulled into the service place there and the guy checked and said I had low fluid so changed it and that's about it
Automotive Expert
Have you tried to move shifter around near REV symbol to see if it engages? The transmission may have a bad reverse solenoid failed. Will need scanned transmission for failure codes to see if solenoid codes stored. Otherwise will be internal transmission reverse failure.

Tried moving the shifter and it feels like it wants to but doesn't
Automotive Expert
It sounds like reverse clutch seals are not engaging clutch and requires transmission be rebuilt to get to these seals.

How much do you think that cost with parts and labor
Automotive Expert
Depends on shop but in the range of $2500 to $3000. Or get shop to put in used one for about $1800 to $2000 but no way to know it is going to last.

How much is that in parts
Automotive Expert
I have seen price for overhaul go well above $3000 if need to replace additional parts other than standard overhaul kit that has clutches and seals. If additional parts are needed then price goes up from there.

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