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GMC Yukon / Yukon Denali



  • ssbmgssbmg Posts: 7
    How much did you lower your truck? I have the same problem - huge gap between the tire and wheel well so the 20s look tiny. In addition, did lowering the suspension disrupt the autoride sensor in any way?
  • genoegenoe Posts: 1
    Is there anyway to adjust the autoride on a 2004 denali xl? The rear end seems too high.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    which did a 2/3 drop. It does so by replacing the rear springs and relocating the shock sensors. The front is lowered by adjusting the torsion bars. I replaced the rear torsion bar too, since the handling needed a little improvement.
  • OK, I see the 2007 Denali has a rear camera system. Since I just bought an 06 model last month, I'm not ready to upgrade, but would love to have the rear camera. Is this possible to add to my 06 model? I do have the nav/entertainment package.

  • brjohnsonbrjohnson Posts: 10
    Hi Marc,

    We also just recently bought an 06 Denali and were chasing the camera thing as well to make it easier for me when hooking up the boat.

    Check out JP Customs...they have a nice selection of cameras and the interface that switches your nav screen to the camera image when in reverse.
  • Hi im new too this forum i just purchased a 2006 gmc Yukon. I love it i have only one problem. Inbetweek 45 and 50 MPH i get this weird noise. it almost sounds like a grinding noise for a few seconds. then it goes away. it only happens it you are on the throttle a little bit. at about 1200 rpm. i only have about 1200 miles on the truck. im not sure if this is normal or not. but when i put the truck in 3rd gear i do not seem to hear the nose. anyone that could help or have any ideas would be great!
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Sounds like the engine is lugging which is common for the 4 speed 4L-65e. To attain an increase in gas mileage the spread between 3rd and 4th gear leaves something missing...and will cause the engine to lug between 39-48 mph. Which explains why you don't hear it while locked into 3rd.
  • Is this something i should worry about or it is just something that is normal. the noise can get really annoying i usually just turn up the radio so i can't hear it! i was going to take it back to the dealer but if it is normal i won't bother to have them give me a run around. thanx for the speedy reply!

  • ssbmgssbmg Posts: 7
    I have a 2001 Denali with an aftermarket radio that makes the factory CD changer useless. Does anyone have any suggestions with regards to replacing it with some other kind of gadget or where I could buy a pocket that is made for that space. Along those lines, has anyone come up with anything creative the the space where the Onstar buttons are placed? I think it's absolutely useless and would love to pull it out and replace it with something new - preferably some kind of new toy. Thanks.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Oops I meant 4L-60e not the 4L-65e. There isn't much that the dealer can do except flash with an updated program. What would probably happen is that it would downshift to third a bit faster so as to not lug as long.
  • tdohtdoh Posts: 298
    Well I can't really offer much, given the model year of your Denali; I'm replying 'cuz I had a similar dilemma with the factory slave changer in my '04 DXL (has factory navigation). Now, there wasn't really anything wrong with the factory changer...I wanted to hook up a rear camera and really didn't want to go with the adapter that allows you to send a video image to the nav screen. So...I chose to swap out the factory changer w/ a Pioneer touchscreen DVD/MP3 head unit; by doing this I essentially killed two birds with one stone--I can send the rear camera video to the Pioneer, and since it can play MP3 tracks, I can burn a ton of MP3s to one CD. One single MP3 CD can hold more music than 6 standard audio CDs--roughly 8 hours worth (or more, depending on bitrate), so I did not lose anything as far as the capability to listen to lots of music tracks w/o frequent disc-swapping.

    I believe on your truck the Onstar buttons are located right below the air vent that is to the right of the radio, correct? If so, then you could hook up a small color LCD screen in that location so that you can use it for a rear camera video feed (or some other video of your choosing)...
  • ssbmgssbmg Posts: 7
    Thanks for the suggestion. I have a DVD/LCD installed in the space where the factory stereo used to be and I put a small navigation unit in the top cover of the center compartment that flips up (pretty cool actually - I cut out a hole to make it a pretty factory looking flush mount. I'll post a picture if I can figure out how to do it). I think I will shop for a small screen to replace the Onstar controls. Another screen can't hurt and that size would be pretty inexpensive.

    My main concern is the factory CD changer that is now useless. It was suggested that I mount a center channel speaker there like in home surround systems but I'd really rather put some kind of storage pocket. Another idea is some gauges that I've seen in magazines. I think it's 3 circular gauges that would fit perfectly in that space. If I did that I'd have to hook them up to something...nitrous maybe? :)

    Any ideas would be welcome.
  • I have a 2004 Yukon XL. I want to change my radiator fluid. I did not find a redatior cap on top of my radiator. I also did not find a drain plug at the bottom of my radiator. Does anyone have any experience with changing radiator fluid on a Yukon XL? I can drop my lower hose to drain, and I can try to refill through the reservoir, but I wanted to get your advice first.

  • tdohtdoh Posts: 298
    The "radiator cap" is actually on the overflow reservoir; there is no traditional radiator cap on top of the radiator on our vehicles like what you're used to seeing.

    Dunno what to tell you about the drain plug, though...I'm sure someone more knowledgable will swing by to answer that.
  • Have a 2002 Yukon XL. Recently the dashboard electronics have been acting up. While driving, the "traction off", "ABS" and "AirBag" lights stay on. The fuel and temperature gauges do not work. The information center rotates through Security, Battery, and Low Fuel. The oil gauge and volt gauge do work. When not in use and engine stopped, the Security light stays on. Any ideas? Thanks.
  • master1master1 Posts: 340
    If the Airbag light is on take it to your dealer RIGHT AWAY. Who knows - your airbag might pop out all of a sudden, or it may not pop out when supposed to. Alot of your safety systems are not working. Take it to your dealer. We cannot help you if your cars computer is messing everything up.
    Best of luck
  • akyukonakyukon Posts: 1
    I have a 99 Yukon SLT, 5.7liter, 4x4, (old body style). How can I tell if I need to bleed the pressure from the fuel system before changing the fuel filter? I have two repair manuals, one through 98, and one from 2000-2001, (couldn't find one for 1999) one says it's not necessary, the other says it is. I know there was a major design change in 2000, my truck is the old style. Any tips?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    relate to the 5.7 rather than the 5.3 or 4.8
  • Thanks for the link on the rear camera systems. Looks like the one I need to order is called the BracketCam since I need it to hook up my boat trailer, with the interface for the touch screen navigation system. At $700 I wish I could see one first, or at least hear from someone that owns one. Have you installed one yet? If so, how do you like it.

    Since I fish a lot of bass tournaments I need to hook-up my trailer in the dark, usually in the rain (live in Seattle area), so I'm wondering if I will have enough light with my backup lights for this? Any additional info would be helpful on likes/dislikes.

  • tdohtdoh Posts: 298, for one aux backup light solution.
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