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Aug 03, 2005 (5:31 pm)
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Document ID# 1538353
04 Full Size Trucks and Utilities with VIN G , N , T, V and U Engines May Have a High Altitude, High Ambient Temperature Stall - kw L18 LM7 LQ4 LQ9 LR4 crank DTC fuel hard Hesitate idle #PIP3022A - (Jul 19, 2004)
The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom described in the PI.
Some 2004 Full Size Trucks and Utilities with VIN G, N, T, V and U engines that were built prior to May 1st, 2004, may stall while driving. Typically, this will occur when the altitude exceeds approximently 5,000 feet above sea level with an ambient temperature of 80 degrees F or greater. The vehicle may set DTCs P0171 and P0174 and exhibit a crank no start, hard start, lack of power or rough running concern until the vehicle cools down.
This PI does not apply to vehicles with the L59 (Vin Z) 5.3L engine. Monitor the fuel pressure during the concern. If this PI applies, the fuel pressure will be lower than specification during the concern. If the fuel pressure is low, perform the SI fuel system diagnosis during the concern. If the SI diagnostics isolate a fuel pump module concern, there is an updated fuel pump module available to address this concern. Specific part numbers may be assigned to these updated fuel pump modules in the future. For right now, if the current part number from the parts catalog has a date code of 0834 or newer, it is the updated fuel pump module and should be installed. It may be necessary to open a SPAC case to obtain one of these fuel pump modules.
Note: The Fuel Pump Module Date Code will be on top of the fuel pump module, just below the bar code and production part number. The date code will be a 4 digit number with the first 3 digits being the day of the year and the 4th digit being the year. So a date code of 0834 would translate to the 83rd day of 2004.
Please follow this diagnosis process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed. If these steps do not resolve the condition, please contact GM TAC for further diagnostic assistance.
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#3871 of 4104 Re: Programming Personal Settings [deuce42]
Aug 07, 2005 (7:59 pm)
That's not true that they no longer offer memory seats, we just went shopping this weekend and there were several with and a few without the memory function.
I was recently assigned a company car (free gas, insurance, maintenance, and personal miles), so we were able to trade in both our old vehicles (Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Quest) and get the gigantic SUV my wife has always wanted. And a lower payment to boot. Gas will be more, but insurance will be less. Overall we'll be saving quite a bit.
Started out looking at Suburbans. For some reason, Yukon XL is a little less expensive when comparably equipped. However, Tahoe is quite a bit less than regular Yukon comparably equipped. Go figure. Must be some marketing thing. At any rate, I'll take the lower price, and in fact I think the Yukons are better looking with the single piece grill, and more chrome trim, less rubber trim, as well as being a little less common.
We ended up with a 2005 SLT, black with tan leather. I was okay with the standard features and cloth seats - in fact I thought the front bench would be cool, but SLT with leather and front buckets is required to get the second row captain chairs. We had the 2nd row buckets on our minivan and wouldn't go back to a bench seat, having to flip and fold seats to get a kid into the back row. I was hesitant about the black exterior, but I could not find any others in the Dallas area with the features I wanted, i.e. the power pedals. I am 6'3", my wife is 5'2", adjustability is a good thing. Memory would have been nice, as well as the power lumbar and XM radio, but I did not want to upgrade to the next trim level up from here (1SD package, I think). Plus if I get my own XM radio with an FM modulator, I can use it in the XL or the company car (on which I am expected to put 10,000 business miles per year). Power pedals are only $120, but there were no others out there with that stand-alone option. Actually there was a red one out there, but it had the gray interior which I don't care for. Another thing about the black paint that I have come to appreciate is that it disguises those cheap looking black plastic D-pillar applique's. So I think it will be worth the extra effort to keep it clean. And it looks like a Secret Service vehicle... Anyway, ours also came with the 17" wheels, white-letter tires, CD changer, tinted front windows, and trailer package - all things that I didn't "need", but they are nice, and current rebates made it affordable.
No DVD or video games, I expect my boys to play road trip games and take naps and read books like I did when I was a kid. If I'm wrong, we could easily add aftermarket...
150 miles on the meter and we are having a ball. Taking it easy during the break in period, but loving the great visibility and surprisingly decent handling. Already got a chrome exhaust tip, just for looks. I'm not going to "pimp my ride", but a couple of things here and there will be fun. I'll be looking for a receiver hitch bike rack, and a K&N filter soon.
Of course as one member posted a while back, having a big honkin' SUV like this makes you want more toys. I am certainly no Eagle Scout, but I have this urge for camping and fishing gear, kayaks, boats, etc.
#3872 of 4104 Re: Programming Personal Settings [ahightower]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:37 am)
Congratulations! I think you'll really like the YXL. Wait until vacation and you can buy pretty much anything you want and carry it home with you inside the vehicle. Of course, depending on your spouse's spending habits/desires that might not be a good thing!?!
I share your attitude about kids participating in the trip rather than essentially remaining in a traveling version of the family room. That does require the adults to actually interact with their kids, which I realize (in this age of deflected-responsibility) is a major strain for some.
But, should you have the overwhelming need to anesthetize your children with video, they have an under-$300, two-screen, hangs-on-the-back-of-the-front-seats DVD player at Sam's Club that should do the trick (and allow storing the demon device away when familial interaction is desired).
Aug 09, 2005 (9:10 am)
My new XL didn't come with the tow hooks that protrude through the front bumper. Would it be pretty simple to add them myself, or should I have the dealer do it for me? They were only a $39 option, or so, but didn't come on the one I just bought. I have a 2WD, and am worried about getting stuck in the sand at the beach (this happened in my old minivan - very embarrassing). Also someone mentioned slick boat ramps about 1,000 posts ago, which I had not considered. I don't even have a boat yet, but I imagine I may need to be rescued some day.
#3874 of 4104 Re: Installing an electronic brake controller in 2003 XL [alan16]
Aug 16, 2005 (8:41 am)
Did you ever get the electric brake installed on your 2003 Yukon XL. I just bought one and need to install an electric brake. Is it a do it yourself job or should I pay someone to do it? Did the harness come with the vehicle? Where did you find the box with the 6 pin recepticle? Any help would be appreciated.
#3875 of 4104 Westin Sport Tubes
Aug 18, 2005 (7:47 am)
Come on guys, somebody out there must have replaced the plastic side steps with something a little more sporty. Speak up, non-posting lurkers. Not a lot of bolt-on aftermarket upgrades being discussed in this forum. Am I the only one here under 30? I won't even ask about forced induction for the 5.3L. It's amazing how stagnant this thread is for such a popular vehicle.
#3876 of 4104 Re: Westin Sport Tubes [tireguy]
Aug 18, 2005 (9:38 am)
I don't know the demographics of members here but it's just possible no participants have done those upgrades. It would be nice if we could nudge a few lurkers out of the shadows however!
#3877 of 4104 Re: Westin Sport Tubes [tireguy]
Aug 18, 2005 (10:11 am)
No sporty stuff on my SUV--I reckon sport tube-like side steps would look kind of weird on a Denali...LOL! I don't have a lot of bolt-on stuff on my DXL--the only exterior modifications I did to it was to swap out the glass liftgate and rear vent caps for their Escalade counterparts.
#3878 of 4104 Re: Westin Sport Tubes [tdoh]
Aug 19, 2005 (10:43 am)
No, I don't think the westin tubes would go with the Denali's motif any more than a set of Mud-Terrain T/As. Swapping out the ugly ribbed vent caps with the Esky's smooth OE is something I've thought about doing. I'm assuming you had no choice but to replace the glass for a proper fit. There must be some similar aftermarket vents which fit with the original hatch.
I guess after owning Jeeps and motorcycles I'm used to an aftermarket which can provide any variation on any component you can imagine. It's not like I'm an accessory junkie. I don't want my truck looking like Ladder No. 1, I just like making improvements where the manufacturer cut corners. The less noticeable and more funcitonal the better.
Of course after not seeing my truck (or wife, son or dog) for six months even with the plastic steps and ribbed vents it will be sheer eye candy. It will be nice to be home where idiots aren't launching bottle rockets at our boats. The 122mm rocket of choice that landed about 100 yards from my stateroom today has a range of a couple miles, so it's impossible to be moored anywhere in the middle east or Horn of Africa and safely out of range. Sorry I know this has nothing to do with GMC products. Thinking about ways to waste money on an already expensive vehicle takes my mind off things.
#3879 of 4104 Re: Westin Sport Tubes [tireguy]
Aug 19, 2005 (12:10 pm)
I'm under 30! Only had my Yukon XL for 2 or 3 weeks now. I got a stainless exhaust tip!... Looks kinda cool, I think. The standard running boards are okay for me. The ones from the Suburban Z71 look cooler, but I can't justify spending money on that kind of thing. Also the standard, flat boards are really easy to scoot along as you attempt to wash the top of the vehicle. I would like some kind of replacement for the cheesy, ribbed plastic D-pillar vent covers - Escalade parts is a great idea. Another thing I am hoping to do is the grille insert (I have a standard Yukon, not Denali). I would feel like a "poseur" with a Denali grille, but I've seen lots of other cool stuff on the internet. I'm torn between a horizontal bar billet aluminum, and a patriotic US flag looking thing I saw. Also saw one that looks like spider webs, which my 3 little boys would absolutely love. What preschool aged boy doesn't want their daddy to drive the Spiderman SUV? My wife insists that whatever I choose retains the GMC logo in the center, so I'll go along with that. I noticed many of them don't even require that you remove the factory grille, it just clips right on top. I wonder if that really looks good up close. Lots of stuff for under $150, but maybe you get what you pay for...
You're right, there is not a lot of Internet action, that I have seen, for Yukon XL owners. I did come across one very active site for Avalanche owners. They have a lot of stuff on performance mods, and obviously they're the same engines under the hood. Do a google search for that if you're interested.
Thanks for serving our country, by the way! I hope you return to your family safely. I was out of town this week on business and was missing my family pretty bad - I can't imagine 6 months at a time.