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viper alarm & transmission trouble


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A friend of mine just had a Viper Remote Start installed on his 97 Blazer. Shortly after it was installed, he developed transmission trouble. The truck wouldn't shift out of second gear and tore up the transmission. The trans shop consulted another install shop and they said it is quite common to see this problem if the starter is not properly installed. The problem is now he has spent $1400 on a new transmission and the original installer says this could not have happened. Does anyone have a similar situation or heard of this before?

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PatatBW

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There is a definite situation involving GM transmission and remote starters.

Its involved but basically if you do not power up the ignition wires in the proper way (exactally the way the key does ) then you get a transmission shifting problem. it has to do with a white wire on the column that has to see power at ignition or else the tranny locks out wont shift out of first

Ill see if I can find more info on this

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just like they said, have him take the blazer AS IT IS to another shop and get an outside opinion on the install....if the install is faulty, then the installer should pay for it. :rollin

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Johnny is right. The pink and the white wires need to be powered up on ignition.

there's that echo again.

Luigi, if you are trying to pad your post count, post something that hasn't been said, especially not in the same thread.

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I've never had to reset it. The first couple I did way back when they first started putting the white wire in there and no one knew about it, I just hooked up the white wire on 2nd ignition output and the problem was fixed.

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I've never had to reset it.  The first couple I did way back when they first started putting the white wire in there and no one knew about it, I just hooked up the white wire on 2nd ignition output and the problem was fixed.

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I have a 1998 Chevy Tahoe and, after connecting remote start, it isn't shifting properly. I'm guessing that I also need to connect the white wire. However, here is my problem.

My alarm has two ignition outputs, but my car also already has two wires that need to be powered on, and this white wire makes a third. The fuel pump is cut on by one, the ECU and coil is cut on by another, and then now I have to power this white wire.

Could I just splice off of the wire that is turning on the fuel pump and run it to the white wire?

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