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1995 g20 transmission control? #745580
February 23rd 2019 9:22 am
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Are there any gurus in the group that can answer z couple questions? My vans transmission is in limp mode, it is an OBD1 style diagnostic plug. I bought an adapter and scanner with no luck and tried the paper clip jumper trick to try and get any codes, also with no luck. A refurbished -7427 pcm from acdelco is about 250 bucks, I can get one quite a bit cheaper but then would need to have prom/calpak transferred, before I spend this money can anyone tell me-
>Is the transmission control for the 4l60e in the pcm on this van or...
> is the transmission control separate and hidden somewhere else?
My van has pcm in the wall behind the driver seat, it's a conversion van. My speedo works fine, van runs pretty good considering the iac needs cleaned and it could use a tune-up in general. It's just the transmission is in limp mode, sometimes the CEL goes away and it shifts fine.
I was told that the pcm on this van controls the transmission and that it is known to have a ground that breaks and can cause this intermittent issue. It's mostly in limp mode now, occasionally it will act fine. Any help would be appreciated, my harness looks fine, plugs and connections look good. Speedo works. Since I cannot get codes and my transmission is in limp this tells me I'm losing power or ground somewhere, possibly the pcm issue I was told about? Again any help would be greatly appreciated. Again it's a 95 and has 4l60e and 5.7 tbi. Thank you guys.

Last edited by Dw89xj; February 23rd 2019 9:30 am.

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95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
Re: 1995 g20 transmission control? [Re: Dw89xj] #745582
February 23rd 2019 10:03 am
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I don't know very much but I'll share what I know.
Yes the PCM controls the shift solenoids. You should have two cables from the PCM. Red and Blue. The blue side has the trans pin-outs.
You said no codes? Mmmm.
Well, some things that cost very little and are easy to check.
Check your grounds. (of course) Both engine to frame and near the PCM.
Carefully remove, inspect and clean the transmission control cable and connector at the transmission. It's possible for that to get water,dirt inside.
Make sure the cable connections are clean and haven't corroded.

Pin-outs to check/trace your PCM grounds and the sensors grounds are here:
https://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/gm/4.3L-5.0L-5.7L/ecm-pin-out-chart-1

Hope this helps.


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Re: 1995 g20 transmission control? [Re: CatFish] #745583
February 23rd 2019 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by CatFish
I don't know very much but I'll share what I know.
Yes the PCM controls the shift solenoids. You should have two cables from the PCM. Red and Blue. The blue side has the trans pin-outs.
You said no codes? Mmmm.
Well, some things that cost very little and are easy to check.
Check your grounds. (of course) Both engine to frame and near the PCM.
Carefully remove, inspect and clean the transmission control cable and connector at the transmission. It's possible for that to get water,dirt inside.
Make sure the cable connections are clean and haven't corroded.

Pin-outs to check/trace your PCM grounds and the sensors grounds are here:
https://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/gm/4.3L-5.0L-5.7L/ecm-pin-out-chart-1

Hope this helps.

Thank you very much this will help alot. Yeah the no power at the diagnosis port and obvious no power to the transmission have me leaning to a ground or pcm issue.


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95 Chevy van 20 regency hitop conversion van
Re: 1995 g20 transmission control? [Re: Dw89xj] #749737
June 17th 2019 12:48 pm
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Have you figured out this issue? My van had similar issues and determined it was the TPS.

Re: 1995 g20 transmission control? [Re: MXDUDE] #750967
July 25th 2019 11:27 pm
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Oh yes sorry I haven't logged on in sometime. It ended being an easy fix, it was the computer, swapped in one from a Chevy truck and it ran better and shifted perfectly. I've since sold the Chevy though and have been working on a Ford 4x4 Econoline conversion. It's no Chevy but it has a full frame a side load wheelchair lift and was a medical transport van so it's pretty stripped down inside except tie downs and a couple jump seats, so overall it is set up better for me. Il have another Chevy though.


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