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#3996 of 4104 temperature reading error on interior rear view mirror
Jun 14, 2006 (5:06 pm)
I have an 2002 GMC yukon xl sle with the standard compass/temperature readouts on the rear view mirror. the other day I was driving and instead of the temperature on the mirror, a "OC"came up. the compass reading is ok. and it has not gone away. I have searched other forums on GM vehicles, and seemingly it occurs on others but i was not able to find the solution. is it the sensor and if it is where in the heck is it. Please i need an answer..
#3997 of 4104 Re: Yukon XL Spare Tire, Custom Rig, etc. [tdoh]
Jun 15, 2006 (7:52 pm)
After reading that you have a 245 under there I had to go out in my garage with a lighter (can't find a flashlight) and check my spare to make sure I hadn't misread mine when I first looked at it. That's not right; you should not have a 245 for a spare. My 04 YXL came with 265/70R17 polished alloys and also has a 16" steel spare, but it's wrapped with a 265/75R16, which is the same diameter as my running wheels. If it's a reasonably new vehicle, I'd try to get the dealer to correct the mistake, because it is a mistake. The vehicle will drive differently with a significantly smaller tire mixed in.
But of course it's not completely unsafe. I drove around for years with 31x10.50R15 tires on my Wrangler with the original 225/75R15 spare still mounted. Had I ever had to use it, I couldn't use 4wd unless on sand or some other very soft terrain. AWD isn't so touchy because there is a differential in the transfer case. One thing to remember is that if you have different size tires on either axle (since they're both drive axles, all the time) the front and rear differentials, which are designed to only work in turns, will now be constantly working to allow the smaller tire to spin faster. Might be a problem over an extended period.
I'm about a week away from replacing the 265 Duelers with some 285/70R17 BFG All-Terrain T/As--can anyone tell me if they'll definitely fit? If I do, I won't be upgrading the spare to match.
#3998 of 4104 Re: General Motors HAS LOST IT!!! [yukonnotruck]
Jun 18, 2006 (7:11 pm)
I am very sorry that you have had a bad, and unsatisfactorally resolved situation with your vehicle. I have to say though, to be fair, in my case GM was FANTASTIC! I owned two Yukons prior to my current 03 Denali. My Denali has had so many different problems I can't even begin to list them. The GM Service Rep reviewed my files and immediately agreed to do a buy back. It was a chance meeting that got me with GM. I had not gone directly to them, I was attempting to work through the Dealer who only wanted to sell me a new one. I told them that was ridiculous. At any rate, GM stood up right away to do the best thing for me and has made it as pleasant as possible. I have been waiting months since the agreement to get the 07 Denali built and delivered, due to the camera/nav supply issues, but it is finally on the way to the lot. Obviously, I couldn't be more pleased with GM and the commitment they have shown me. I sincerely hope you too get to the right person who can make things right for you.
#3999 of 4104 Re: Yukon XL Spare Tire, Custom Rig, etc. [tireguy]
Jun 20, 2006 (8:41 am)
Okay, I double-checked my OEM spare and verified that it is indeed a 245 tire; however, I dunno if it would be worth my while to have the dealer correct this apparent mistake because:
1) My vehicle is over 2 years old;
2) Unless I can find another '04 Denali/XL Denali owner that I can ask to see if his/her spare is a 265, I can see the dealer arguing that my DXL is supposed to come w/ a 245 spare;
3) Even if the dealer gives me the correct-sized spare, it won't do me much good anyways since I'm running a Baer Alumasport big-brake kit, which requires at least an 18" wheel.
I can only assume that that 265 tire on your ride came like that straight from the factory--i.e., said spare tire size wasn't mounted onto the spare wheel sometime between when you bought your truck and now.
#4000 of 4104 Re: Antenna and cable replacement [oj619]
Jun 24, 2006 (11:34 am)
Have a similar situation with my 2001 Yukon XL. I have been unable to find any assistance.
If you a reolution, please share with me.
#4002 of 4104 Re: temperature reading error on interior rear view mirror [rfong]
Jun 26, 2006 (4:28 pm)
I have the same issue with a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer.
Did you ever find the location of the sensor?
Does anyone have access to service manual so I can trace wires and connections?
Jun 30, 2006 (10:09 am)
Just did another family vacation, this time to the Gulf coast, about 1000 miles round trip, in our 2005 Yukon XL. Averaged 20.2 mpg, according to the trip computer. In my experience, this thing is usually about 1 mpg high, so actually I think we were right around 19 mpg, with 2 adults, 3 kids, and mucho luggage. I was pretty happy to get the advertised highway mileage considering the load and most of the time was at 70 mph. Long trips in our previous vehicle, a Nissan Quest van, we did about 23 mpg, so it's not that much worse driving an SUV after all.
I am very pleased with this vehicle for long trips. It's very comfortable, with plenty of room for everyone and our stuff. Two kids in the thrd row, one in the middle, and an empty middle row seat for my wife or me to sit in back and play games with the kid or hand out snacks from time to time. There is surprisingly little road and wind noise. The rear end never sagged under all the weight. I'm guessing we're using maybe half the maximum payload capacity of this thing. We don't tow or go off road as of yet, but it's comforting to know your vehicle is over-qualifed and can handle whatever you throw at it. We saw many smaller cars sagging from the weight of 5 passengers, with all kinds of amateur-looking containers roped to the roof. (You see a lot of that in South Texas...) And we saw a lot of regular length Tahoes and Yukons with roof or hitch mounted cargo carriers. It's sure nice to just be able to fit it all inside of an XL or Suburban. We even folded down one center bucket seat so we could take to dogs in their travel case to the kennel on our way out of town. Didn't have to make two trips for that.
Now that we're spoiled, we wouldn't dream of going back to something smaller.
#4004 of 4104 Re: General Motors HAS LOST IT!!! [naligirl]
Jul 03, 2006 (2:48 pm)
You should read a little deeper in this forum. Appears YOU are the only one being serviced by GM. Note the individual who JUST bought a truck and feels he is getting nothing from the dealer or GM. I wonder if someone in your family has something to do with this failing car company as I said you appear to be the ONLY satisfied customer here. BTW GM's sales are down over 25% for the month. Maybe the car they are giving you can boost up there failing lineup. Best of Luck! Yukon No Truck
#4005 of 4104 rear window hinge
Jul 17, 2006 (5:31 pm)
Yesterday I noticed that my rear window on my 2003 Yukon XL wasn't closing properly. As I investigated further, the hinge is sealed with some type of plastic coating, and this had pulled away, and is now totally seperated from the Hinge. Will an epoxy resin work or will I need to replace the entire rear window? Please help