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It’s been snowing sing like every three days out here in Chicago 12 to 15inch or maybe more. I have a 02 Chevy trailblazer with 160,000 miles on it. I change the Transmission fluid Before the winter hit And I added some Lucas transmission stabilizer was that transmission fluid. I have been getting stuck left and right and alleys and others in areas in Chicago. My question is will that damage your transmission when you going back and forth to help yourself Get out the jam? FYI I also made sure my car is in complete stop before I put it in reverse or drive



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If you want the transmissions in these older GM cars to last you have to treat them delicately.

Rocking back and forth in an older GM vehicle (less robust automatic transmissions) is something you should avoid.  I suggest using a small shovel or hoe to clear the snow around the wheels, then get enough momentum to continue on.  It could save your transmission.

The rocking technique is more appropriate with a manual transmission car, just using the clutch without changing gears.



Rocking a little bit is okay for it but I wouldn't do it for a long period of time.


Not it won't . Just don't go angry gorilla on the throttle.