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Chevy Tahoe Transmission Problems



  • I have a 2003 Tahoe LT Beautiful truck. I'm the 2nd owner. I purchased it from a fellow who impeccably maintained the vehicle with the dealer. It had 160000 miles on it 3 years ago when I purchased today it has 173000. It's a daily driver just around town. Today while leaving the grocery store it clunked and rattled and would not move it 1st gear. 2nd gear 3rd gear and reverse are fine. Is this going to be a $4100 repair? The vehicle is barely worth that. I guess I will have to break it down for parts and sell on eBay because there's no way I'm paying $4100 to fix it. I drive it like it's a diamond. I can't believe this has happened to so many people. There should be a class action suit brought against GM. Ridiculous
  • Well it looks like I'm joining this club now.... I have an 2009 tahoe LTZ 4wd with the 5.3 and just the other day we noticed a clunking noise upon takeoff from a stop. Later it followed up with a slipping in first gear on takeoff but when you let off of the throttle the rpm would drop and then would go back in gear. It drives perfectly fine going down the highway for up until today and now it makes a funny noise from the tyranny area..... if anyone has some insight on this kind of problem could you help me out??? Oh it has 170k and this is the first problem we've ever had with the tranny.
  • Duckman912Duckman912 MinnesotaPosts: 1
    I have a 2004 Tahoe. I replaced the factory transmission at 192,000 miles. I replaced it with a rebuilt transmission from Maddog transmissions. I've put 13,000 miles on it and it's been strong. Two nights ago I pulled away from a stop sign and 25' later I lost all power to the transmission. I coasted to the side of the road and had it trailered home from there. In diagnoses I have checked the fluid. It is transparent red and unburnt. I have checked the level on the dipstick cold and not running then starting it and putting in gear. The level drops on the stick considerably so I'm assuming the pump is working. The torque converter is spinning with the flywheel. The shift cable is turning the linkage when I shift. I have no codes coming up and no blown fuses. The electrical connections are tight and clean. Still no movement. I'm stumped, taking it to the shop now. 
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