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Silverado Problem Code P0700

by Sameca Pandova

Chevrolet vehicles that report an on-board diagnostic error code P0700 have developed a transmission problem. The P0700 code is a general transmission problem error code. Additional scanning and evaluation will be required to pinpoint the exact nature of the problem.


The transmission of a vehicle which has suffered a transmission problem will send the P0700 code to the vehicle engine control module (ECM), which triggers the check engine light. It does not specify the problem, only that a problem has occurred. Alongside the P0700 code, the transmission may send additional error codes if it has identified the problem (such as a solenoid).

Additional Scanning

Connecting your vehicle to a on-board diagnostic scanning tool will provide a list of error codes present in the ECM. You can obtain a full list of errors from a Chevrolet dealer or an independent shop. Some large automotive part chains will also provide complimentary error code lists.

Diving Issues

Carefully drive the vehicle to see if there is a noticeable issue that has developed, such the transmission failing to up-shift or engage overdrive. Check the transmission fluid via the dipstick in the engine bay to assure adequate fluid levels. Making a careful list of the noticeable problems will help the dealer or independent shop identify the specific transmission problem.

About the Author

Based near Chicago, Sameca Pandova has been writing since 1995 and now contributes to various websites. He is an attorney with experience in health care, family and criminal prosecution issues. Pandova holds a Master of Laws in health law from Loyola University Chicago, a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Case Western.

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