K 1500 Truck 4WD V8-393 6.5L DSL VIN P (1995)
Control Module: Customer Interest
A/T - 4L80-E 2nd Gear only After A Cold Start/DTC 87
Bulletin No.: 67-71-53B
Date: November 10, 2003
No Upshift/2nd Gear Only After Cold Start-Intermittent DTC 87-High Ratio Error (Replace EPROM)
1994-1995 Chevrolet and GMC C, K, P Truck, G Van
1996 Chevrolet and GMC P Truck, G Van
Equipped with HYDRA-MATIC 4L80E Automatic Transmission (RPO MT1)
This bulletin is being revised to correct the electronic formatting. There have been no changes to the content of the bulletin. Please discard Corporate
Bulletin Number 67-71-53A (Section 7 - Transmission).
Some owners may comment about no transmission upshift after a cold start. In conjunction, Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) 87 is setting intermittently
causing the PCM to command the default action of second gear only.
The commanded shift to third gear or fourth gear has taken longer than 2 seconds with a minimum 25% TP Sensor reading which has caused DTC 87 to
If normal diagnostics fail to lead to a resolution or the condition cannot be duplicated, replace the EPROM.
Check the PCM for a current or history DTC 87. If DTC 87 is present, refer to the appropriate Service Manual for diagnosis of DTC 87. Refer to
corporate bulletin # 577115 for additional information on diagnosing DTC 87. If the diagnosis fails to lead to a resolution and DTC 87 only sets after a
cold start, replace the EPROM. Refer to the appropriate Service Manual for EPROM replacement. It is a good idea to verify the new EPROM I.D. with a
scan tool against the application listed below.
The service EPROM raises the DTC 87 shift time parameter to 4 seconds and the code enabling temperature to 20°C (68°F).