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Chevy Tahoe



  • My speedo just started reading what I figure is WAY high. I have a 2003 Z71 Tahoe, with 5.3 engine and 3.73 ratio rear-end (and 17 inch wheels). Can someone with similar give me MPH at certain RPMs, so I can stay out of trouble while I decide if I want to fix this? Dealer says they need to pull whole unit out of dash, and I will be without car for a week (and out $500-700)...!

    For instance, what is MPH at 2000 RPMs? Or RPMs at 70, 80, etc?

    Thanks much!!
  • ace003ace003 Posts: 4
    It has about 78,000 miles.
  • ace003ace003 Posts: 4
    The Tahoe has about 78,000 miles on it
  • jay_24jay_24 Posts: 536
    Randy this is from memory....

    2100 RPM is about 70mph. Seems like 60 is around 1800RPM.

    Note: I'm not sure what gear ratio our 03 LS has. We bought it used.

    IF your torque converter isn't locked the RPMs will be higher at highway speeds. (about 300rpm?) I notice that on colder days (below 30F) when it takes longer for it to warm up and the torque converter to lock in.

  • mocaramocara Posts: 2
    Has anyone had there mirror switch lite on fire?
  • augstergaugsterg Posts: 1
    How do you program the tahoe garage door remote?
  • arriearrie Posts: 312
    2004 Tahoe LT:

    2000 rpm 77 MPH

    1840 rpm 70 MPH

    1355 rpm 50 MPH

    1250 rpm 46 MPH

    950 rpm 30 MPH

  • has anyone done this? my pillar tweeters are blown. Crutchfield claims there are several options to replace speakers. I have the Bose system.

  • I have a 2002 Tahoe LT w/ the upgraded stereo package. I had a third party install a new radio a few months ago, and have had electrical problems (battery dying after sitting a few days) ever since.

    On my own, I noticed that when I pulled the SEO1 fuse, which controls Onstar, there was an arc...meaning a current is going through there. The vehicle is completely off at this point.

    I took the car back to the installer and they said they fixed the problem, something related to the onstar adaptor.

    After I got the car back, I tried the fuse again and still an arc. I think it still may be messed up, but not sure.

    I was hoping someone else with a 2002 or similar Tahoe could pull their SEO1 fuse with the car off and see if it arcs. I'm not sure if that's normal or not.
  • bfeng7bfeng7 Posts: 47
    Suggest you contact Bose directly. Explain that you're a big fan, but for some reason the tweeters failed. Bose tries to be very good on customer service.
  • monica20monica20 Posts: 2
    My 99 Tahoe has a major steering problem. I thought it had something to do with the column but the worker says no. It gets stiff and then pops back to a very loose feel. Does it when you least expect it, a little scary.
  • mm450excmm450exc Posts: 37
    Sounds like power steering to me. -mike
  • tom61864tom61864 Posts: 2
    HIGH Oil Pressure.....idles around 50psi spikes to almost 70psi. Once in a blue moon engine will sound like it is knocking. There is no check engine light on or any other idiot lights. Has anyone got a suggestion here? Thanks a bunch.
  • tom61864tom61864 Posts: 2
    oh yeah and when it is driving, it runs around 70psi not idling. Also there is no oil leak, or any performance issues.
  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    I've got a new Tahoe (06) that I bought because I figured GM pretty much ought to have that vehicle worked out. "Xxe-jfiue" if I didn't get one with a curious problem hard to duplicate.
    Every morning when I back from the drive, turn the wheel to enter the street, and apply the brake, I get a loud pop. Sometimes it does it after I push on the gas. It's up front. Sounds like something that is out of place snapping back.
    During the day I ocassionally get the same pop (less audible) during a slow stop or when I accelerate from a stop.
    It feels like something broken in the frame and moving under the stress of a stop or acceleration. Any thoughts?
    The dealer had it 3 days and had no trouble making it happen first thing in the morning, but has had no luck finding it. Any thoughts? :cry:
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    Sounds quite similar to the crossmember issue. Body bolts is another source for that type of condition. Seems they would be obvious though that the Dealer would have checked those.
  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    . . .that seems to be be where they are looking. They reversed the bolts (as I recall) on some part of the steering assembly. The work order suggested they were also investigating the cross-members. Glad to know this is an issue and I'm not the only guy on the planet with this problem. Thanks for the info!
  • We bought a used 2002 Tahoe in July 03 with approx. 25,000 miles on it. Have had it to dealer for "thumping" noise when turning steering wheel. They said it was "lack of lubrication". After awhile, it started doing it again. Took to a reputable private mechanic and he couldn't find anything wrong, so lubed it again. Problem is getting worse. Anybody got any ideas what could be wrong and how to fix? Thumping is worse when turning wheel to the left. I ck'd nhtsa site and there are several other complaints there as well.
  • Oops! Guess I should have read back further in postings. Going to call dealer tomorrow re: second steering shaft problem and hopefully they will fix. This forum is really helpful. Thanks :)
  • monica20monica20 Posts: 2
    We have had the powere steering fixed. We have done all the fixing that can be done on the steering to no avail.
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