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GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali Problems



  • tdohtdoh Posts: 298
    It definitely wouldn't hurt to get both done--especially the fuel filter, if it hasn't been changed at all--given the number of miles you stated...and if the TB also hasn't been cleaned at all, you'd be surprised as to how much gunk is probably lining the TB opening. Sounds like you're a bit hesitant do get it done, seeing how you mentioned the cost that was quoted to you.
  • thanks for your input. i am going to go ahead and get it done.
  • I have a 2001 denali and will be getting it out of the shop tomorrow. My tranny took a dump that cost me $3900 to rebuild. It was more than a standard rebuild. my mechanic said it wore out things that should not have worn out. Is there any success inj talking with GMC corporate or is it a waste of time??? not sure what to do, any input would be great thanks
  • I have a 1999 yukon denali GREAT TRUCK however i am experiencing a small problem I had my truck aligned when i left it continued to pull to the left horribly bad. I switched the front tires to see if it was in the tires, however the left tire is wearing down on the outside and so is the passenger tire. When i swapped tires the pull moved to the right. So naturally i thought that the tire is bad. I was told that shock absorbers can cause this problem and i dont want to buy a 600 dollar set of tires foir this problem to ruin them as well any suggestions?
  • i have the same problem on my 2004 GMC Sierra, the passenger side works fine but when i turn the drivers side on it shorts out both sides. I also checked the fuse and it is good. can anyone help?

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    You didn't state the mileage of your Denali. At 6 years though, I'd say you are overdue for new shocks.
  • alcanalcan Posts: 2,550
    Outer edge wear on both front tires is usually due to excessive positive camber, toe in, or both. Could be just within specs and still show the same wear patterns. Would be interesting to see the actual printout of settings.
  • I have a 2002 Denali. I am havbing problems changing the cabin air filters on the vehicle. Anyone have any recommendations?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    What is the problem? Shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to do.
  • My 2003 Denali did the same thing. I brought it to the dealer and they had to upgrade a program in the computer. While I had it at the dealer they also took care of a couple other problems that were on service bulletins - Loose bolts on the drivers seat, and a high pressure valve in the power steering pump
  • Has anyone experienced the metallic paint finish on the dashboard peeling? At just over a year old it appears the paint finish is reacting to the oils in my fingers and disintegrating on the push door and under the radio. I brought this to the dealer who agreed to replace since I am under warranty. But the GMC regional rep overruled him. I asked to speak with him and he refused saying it was my fault. In my opinion a Yukon Denali should not have to have the dash replaced as a "normal wear & tear" issue. Either the paint specification is defective or I have a lemon. I keep my car very clean and up to date on all maintenance Has anyone had the same experience? Thanks for your time.
  • Having been a former front end alignment technician, I would suggest getting the alignment done again somewhere else. Make sure to meet the technician and find out what kind of experience he has. Looks like there is too much positive camber on the left wheel. This is the tilt angle and it needs to be brought back closer to center. It probably pulls to the left too.
  • I just bought my 02 Denali a couple months ago. 60K miles. I already had to replace the front wheel bearing (hub) assemblies. I jacked up the front end when I heard the loud scraping/grinding noise and pulled off one of the wheels and the wiggled the hub assy. and it was about to come apart it was so warn out! The ABS light on the dash was also on. I was worried that I would actually make it to the dealer to get it repaired. They replaced the hubs and ABS sensor which was damaged due to the wheel assy rubbing on it.
    NOW... a month later I am getting a vibration from the front end that corolates with the wheel speed. It seems like the AWD had kicked in and wont disengage. I am wondering what causes the AWD to kick in??? Could it be in AWD when it's not suppose to be?? Also, after reading all these problems with the front differential bearings, is my vibration actually in the differential and only evident when in AWD?? The steering feels heavy through the steering wheel which is leading me to suspect that its in AWD when it's not suppose to be. Suggestions????
  • I am getting a noise from the rear end of my 02 Denali. I only hear it when at lower speeds and sharp turns (in and our of driveways mainly). It sounds like a rusty chain dangling believe it or not!!! Any suggestions where to start???
  • Hi waiting,

    We just recently have experienced this slipping and then as of late the shift position indicator light wouldn't come on and the transmission slipped again. After that the service engine light came on.

    Did you ever find out what was wrong with your 2001. We have a 2001 Yukon XL with about 73k.

  • I had to replace one of my front hubhe same reason. Also my u joints had to be replaced. theres about 8 u joints.
  • fljoslinfljoslin Posts: 237
    I have a 1995 GMC Suburban SLT with 145K miles on it. I have owned it since 92K miles in early 2001. I have rebuilt the front and rear ends more as prevention than need and have replaced the muffler, cat, and shocks. That is it. The only unusual repair was a leaking coolant fitting at the back of the intake manifold. I am selling it, but probably should not be!
  • fljoslinfljoslin Posts: 237
    I do not see how if when you switch your wheels from side to side the pulling switches can be related to anything other than the wheels and tires.
    Have you rotated the rear wheels to the front? I would guess that you have a bent wheel or very bad tire. You can live for a little while with a bent wheel / tire on the back better than on the front.
  • fljoslinfljoslin Posts: 237
    Do you have a Posi rear end?. This may be the clutch plates in ther rear end slipping.
  • We have a 2006 With a strange odor when the sunroof is open only or any window is cracked 1/2 or less. Almost seems like an exhuast odor or ?? carbon monoxide something odd. Service guys say it must be other cars in traffic, they can't find any leaks. Sound similar or anyone else having this problem???
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