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Chevy Tahoe Transmission Problems

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  • I have a 1997 Tahoe that is having major problems.

    I have only had the truck for 3 weeks and I have already replaced the fuel pump and done a complete tune-up (plugs, wires, cap, rotor) The truck takes a very long time to start and I was told at first it was the fuel pump that was weak and so I replaced it and the problem stayed the same. Then I was told all my plugs, wires, cap, rotor etc were original and they were the cause. So I replaced all of that. The problem didn't change. Then today I was driving and the transmission started slipping in 3rd and 4th gear. The truck has 148,000 miles and I paid $5000 for the truck. I have now put almost another $1000 into repairs and I have tranny problems. What do I do?
  • I have a 1999 that does this. Did you ever find out what it was? I have a guy telling me I need to have it RE-MANUFACTURED... I heard from someone else the shift selinoid was bad, another said the torque converter... Wish someone just knew or honest!!! Thanks for any help... :cry:
  • loudoggloudogg Posts: 1
    so what did you do? replace the tranny filter or did you rebuild your tranny???
  • wrknboxwrknbox Posts: 1
    i have a 2005 chevy tahoe and the transmission just went. the vehicle only has 47,000 miles. Is this normal for a chevy. It didn't even make it to the 50,000 mile check up. The dealer wants $3200 for a rebuilt and $2800 to fix the parts. anyone with any help or suggestions would be great.
  • rodney72rodney72 Posts: 1
    Check with the dealer to see if any warranty or recalls cover your transmission. If not, then take the car to a transmission shop for repair.
  • mossbossmossboss Posts: 4
    traveling on vacation yesterday on I-86 in NY Mountains, transmission jumped while climbing a hill, reved high like in neutral and re-engaged. When I arrived at my destination, the car sat for 60 minutes and then I went to the store. While pulling out of the parking lot, the trans jumped again, reved high and then wouldn't reengage until I put it into low and then transmission hot idle engine light came on. I followed the directions. 2 hours later, I went back to the store, same thing happened, this time no light came on. I need to get back home, it is a holiday weekend so no one can look at it and I am not a car tech. Any advise or hope it isn't serious?
  • bummedoutbummedout Posts: 5
    Hi there, my name is Tina, I am in Wyoming. I have a 2002 Tahoe, and it feels like my tranny is slipping. It revs up but does not really catch right away into the next gear . It almost feels like a fuel injection problem and by the way we just put in a fuel pump last month and did it ourself. Could you give me an opinion please. I was stranded in Ft. Collins, CO. and decided to turn back home to Wyoming just in case something was very wrong. I am pregnant and have 3 kids with me and I am in a panic. I have done the obvious like check the fluid and added some. It marked full. I checked the fluid in neutral, I think that is the right way. ????
  • bummedoutbummedout Posts: 5
    What is sprag [sic]? My tahoe is 2002 with simular issues. Thanks, Tina
  • bummedoutbummedout Posts: 5
    What will your repair be? you didnt say what is was that they think is wrong. Thanks. Tina. Mine is slipping and not catching. I did not hear any loud noise or lose a gear. It just slips..........
  • bummedoutbummedout Posts: 5
    sprag clutch? please explain what this is and why it helped. Thanks so much
  • rockman59rockman59 Posts: 250
    it feels like my tranny is slipping
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    I doubt that the fuel injection would have anything to do with the tranny. Better get it checked out right away by a professional. The longer you wait the more damage you will have to repair.
  • tah04tah04 Posts: 8
    Stay away from the dealer! Find a repair shop and get a JASPER tranny. Check it out at JASPER.COM My dealer here in NY (marchese chevy) has put 4 that right 4 rebuilts from gm and the one in there know is acting up. 62k miles. Dealers to me are like drug dealers and all people in D.C. that we vote for, their all full of BULL!@#$. CJ.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Dealers to me are like ...

    All the dealers I know are fine upstanding individuals. I think we should stay away from maligning a group of people based on a statistically insignificant and flawed sampling. :)

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • What about the fuel pump? Has anyone had this problem? If so what was the cost?
  • gmonroegmonroe Posts: 1
    99 tahoe, 125,000 miles, when put in drive, takes 1 2 seconds before kicking in to be able to drive. when first starting and running, morning only jerks and hestates like a miss, but i don't think thats it, Aamco says fluid looks ok but smells burnt and need tranny rebuilt, what do you think
  • rockman59rockman59 Posts: 250
    If you have to replace the fuel pump...buckle up and get ready for a tough ride. The fuel pump is located inside the fuel tank...the tank must be taken down, the pump must be removed and a new pump installed. You are looking at somewhere between $700 and $900 according to all the reports I have seen. What a crazy place to put the pump...unless GM wanted their dealers to make some extra bucks on the replacements.
  • rockman59rockman59 Posts: 250
    Aamco says fluid looks ok but smells burnt and need tranny rebuilt, what do you think
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    I would certainly get a second and/or third opinion.
  • I have a 2007 Yukon with 52,000 miles n it. We are on vacation 3 states away.Monday evening I was pulling into traffic when BANG!,a mini-explosion shook the s--t out of the Yukon,and revved it to 6 grand.I immediately pulled off the road to figure out what happened-no forward gear-thought Ihad a broken u-joint.Found out I did have 1 and 2 gears by manually shifting into each gear,slipped in 3,and absolutely no drive. Luckily was only about one mile from our rental home.CalledOn-star,and had them tow as I did get it back "home".The next morning the dealership worked us in as I explained our dilemma.They jumped right on it and the tech pulled the transmission,but while doing so told me these 2007's where his "bread and butter" and hardly a day or two went by until he was doing another transmission repair.When I told him the symptoms,1 and 2 only,he said I can almost guarantee you what happened, the sprag self-destructed.Sure enough,a couple of hours passed and the tech calls and tells me that indeed the sprag was DOA.Luckily, they had all the parts on the shelf but one,and they had it overnighted.He said he does so many 2007's that he has the parts dept. carry all the transmission parts for a "worst-case scenario"(lucky me!). Anyway,a BIG THANK YOU to Victory Chevrolet in Southern Shores N.C.and especially John Wells,the tech who not only showed me what had happened as well as the damaged parts,and took time to explain what he did to repair the transmission. Most tech's simply don't take/have time to do this,but seeing how far we were from home and the time restraints we were facing in our rental house-this happened Monday night and John had our vehicle repaired by 1:00 Wed.Like people here have said,you don't expect a transmission to puke in a $55,000 vehicle .(He also told me as soon as he got my Yukon done he has it's two sisters out on the lot with the exact same problem-imagine that!)THREE IN ONE WEEK!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Thanks for sharing. I like stories with good endings! :)

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Yeah...good ending. Too bad GM can't figure out how to build a transmission these days. This kind of stuff was unheard 10 years ago. Trannies would last upwards of 200,000 miles without any major repairs.
  • arriearrie Posts: 312
    Yes,

    Transmissions and engines used to wear out, not experience some catastrophic failure that is based on very bad and poor design.

    GM customers also used to last but not any more. There still are some "red necks" out there who still believe GM makes the best vehicles but facts are too strong and many GM fans are switching to imports as $55 000 vehicle indeed should not experience a catastrophic failure of anything in it.

    If GM would respect their loyal "audience" and go and fix catastrophic failures like transmission "explosions" under warranty even when warranty is out they would have a chance to survive but this is not happening and a lot of people have finally had it with GM.

    I have a Tahoe now but my next vehicle will come from Germany.

    Arrie
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    A BMW? Hopefullly not a MB.
  • ahightowerahightower TXPosts: 539
    Oh come on, that was the "old GM" ;)
  • arriearrie Posts: 312
    AUDI Q5 or Porsche Cayanne. No MB and no BMW as their SUV's are ugly.

    Arrie
  • arriearrie Posts: 312
    Which "old GM" do you mean? The one just before the Chapter 11 trick to get rid of all the bills or the one that stopped existing somewhere before year 2004?

    I got one of their 2004 model year pieces of crap, which now is good as I fixed all problems myself while it still was under warranty. Well, one problem remains. The steering shaft still needs to be lubed every 40 000 miles or so as I do not have the new part fix in place as the dealer refused to replace it under warranty and I refuse to pay for it since it should be changed under warranty. I have read on many posts where shaft has been replaced for them under warranty but by the time GM finally had the new shaft designed I had too many miles on mine. Problem with defective part existed since I bought the truck but I could not get it done. I bought the lube kit, which is not available any more, but I use it whenever I need and re-lube the shaft.

    No more GM for me after this one.

    Arrie
  • Carefull the host of this sight might get mad at what you say. Being that all things need to be looked at in different ways. (PUKE) Oh and we should not bash the lieing dealers that cover for these junk mobiles saying things like "I"ll call GM myself and find out why you had to put 5 transmissions and 4 steering shafts in your car". I cant even go back to the dealer I bought my 2004 tahoe [email protected]#t box from because I might have a bowel movement on the money hungry ,don't care lieing dirt bags desk! YOU bet GM knows there are problems why the hell are they bankrupt? I looked in to the new equinox with the cash for clunkers sitcker price and 6.9% you tell me if gm cares Toyota 1.9 and cash back and I love the car. CJ
  • My 2h lite went out too. It was broken solder joints on the back of the swtich. I just resoldered them and it fixed it.
  • I just spent about 4 hours reading all of the posts... this is a GREAT place to be!
    Ok, bought my '96 Tahoe LT in April, with 150K miles on it, of which 10K are mine. It has a full tow package on it and I first made use of it with a 5x8 U-Haul trailer this past weekend. About half way into the 700 mile trip, I was entering the Trans-Canada from a ramp and, while accelerating, at about 45-50mph, there was a "zzzzzz" sound, kinda like a power steering pump, but from the tranny area. I was in OD, shifted to D, same noise with power on, it stopped when I released the gas, but no noise at all in 3rd. Everything still worked fine, passing gear, etc., no sign of slipping and the noise quit at hwy speeds.
    When I stopped an hour later, for fuel, checked the oil levels, all ok, then put it through the gears. Noise in forward & reverse, with brakes on and slight gas pedal, but it did not last. I finished the trip with no further noise, and no drop in performance and no obvious slippage.
    Without the trailer, and in our new snow, I've been putting it through the gears a little more aggressive, but everything seems ok.
    I'm doing another 300 mile trip with aging Mom & Dad at Christmas and don't want any problems... any ideas??
    Tranny oil is ok and, red, not burnt. Thank
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Sounds like a bearing starting to go (under load conditions), but check the center driveshaft support bearing for slop.
  • I was under the truck the day before, visible joints & bearings all ok. Which other bearing were you referring to? The mechanics of a 4x4 are relatively new to me, this being my first one, but I'm a fairly good DIY' er. Are we talking tranny or transfer case?
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