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Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV
#1532 of 6471 3rd Row Seating
Oct 30, 2001 (1:49 pm)
I just bought a 2001 Tahoe this past weekend and
the vehicle didn't come with the 3rd row seat, and although I can feel in the floorboard where the holes are I have been told by several people
that purchasing the 3rd row seat was "a no can do" if the vehicle didn't come with it you can't purchase it from Chevy and that they have no intention of putting them on the market....safety reasons I guess. Is it possible to purchase a third row seat for a 2001 from anywhere?
#1533 of 6471 3rd Row Seating by angels59
Oct 31, 2001 (6:13 am)
The salvage yards will be the next places to find what you need?
#1534 of 6471 3rd row seats
Nov 01, 2001 (5:53 am)
Since the 3rd row seat option mandates the use of the lift gate rear doors, there might be more to this than just finding and inserting a seat. Do you have a liftgate or do you have the "ambulance doors"? There might be some structural or flexural implications to the additional loads from those 2 passengers. I also seem to recall the dealer saying something about different suspension parts back there too (then again, dealers are full of crap too)
#1535 of 6471 Follow up on 1361
Nov 01, 2001 (6:03 am)
Took the Tahoe (99 LT) back to the dealer and they performed the yoke/spline grease repack??? Seems to have worked, at least for the time being. If there is anyone out there who knows of a permanent repair, even if it involves swapping out parts with aftermarket stuff, I would like to know about it.
Also, my Tahoe has Bilstien shocks. Are these likely the factory shocks? I would like to do some mods to reduce the body roll in corners. What is the best way to go about this (shocks, sway bar)? Any input would be great.
#1536 of 6471 Follow up on 1361 by davids1
Nov 01, 2001 (10:12 am)
My wife's 99 Tahoe LT came with the Bilstein shocks. Did not have any yoke/spline problems. It is now history. Totaled it at 15K miles. Rolled over 360 degrees sideways from being T-Bone by a 91 Honda going 70 mph. None of the 4 passengers were seriously injured. Built like a tank (rock)...
Nov 02, 2001 (7:46 am)
I am in the market for a new Yukon or Tahoe. I live in Las Vegas, but I would drive to L.A. or Phoenix for the best deal. Can I buy at invoice and get 3yrs. no interest? How much below invoice if I pay cash? Any recomendations or advice would be greatly appreciated Thank You
#1538 of 6471 Just Joe - It might be more difficult to get at or close to invoice and 3yrs. no interest, since
Nov 02, 2001 (4:15 pm)
the no interest offer has resulted in record sales. I would just email the dealers in Vegas and Phoenix with the vehicle you want and see what the response is. I just typed in the city and "Chevrolet Dealers" or "GMC dealers" in my search engine and got the email link off the dealers websites to send my request.
As suggested above, I would "build" the exact vehicle you want and send that exact description out to the dealers. Just pose the same question to them that you asked above. I almost bought a Tahoe from Dave Elkin at Wallace Chevrolet in Las Cruces, but he could not order one to be delivered in time before a $1000 discount coupon I had expired - you might give him a try. He handles the out of state registration and Nevada sales tax collection (if any) for you. Might be worth an email to him just to get some general knowledge. In fact, I remember him saying that he was "driving by my house" in Arizona on the way to Vegas for a vacation when I talked to him a few months ago. Maybe you can talk him into delivering a new Tahoe to your door. ;o)
Let us know what you find out. I'm sure others here have the same question.
Nov 02, 2001 (6:02 pm)
Not to make too much of the drive-train glitch, but it just about drove me crazy. About the 7th time I took the car in, drove around with the mechanic who said (and with a wink he said he would deny he told me so) that about half of the trucks/suburbans/tahoes they sold did it. This was 2 years into my 96 (which was bought end of the year after the 97's were on the lot). Therefore, when he told me this the 98's had been out a year. In 98 they changed to an aluminum drive shaft (according to this same mechanic) and he said....if anything, the problem was worse because the aluminum flexed more. He also said Chevy's attitude was that it was within their parameters for normal. "You're probably just gonna have to live with it or trade it off," were his final words. Just to make the story a little longer....my neighbor had a 97 Suburban. I asked him about the drive train thud. He didn't think he had that problem. I drove his a around the block a few times........sure enough, his did it too. Bottom line....it drives some people crazy and others don't even notice it. Didn't bother my neighbor and he's still driving it.
Nov 02, 2001 (8:40 pm)
It does annoy me a bit. It also seems to be coming back. It just seems that there would be some aftermarket parts/kit that would take care of the problem. The main thing is I don't want the rear end to fall out. This much "slop" can't be good for the moving parts.
Nov 02, 2001 (9:57 pm)
At first, they could lube the thing and it would go for a few months without a hitch. The last few times I had it fixed, it would start within a few days of the repair. I don't think it hurt a thing (as per the Chevy advisor), but I'm one who has to have a perfect car. It drove me crazy and I finally traded it for an Expedition. The Ford guys couldn't wait to get my two year old Tahoe (and I got a great trade for it). They didn't give a hoot whether the drive-train thumped because they had buyers standing in line for low milage Tahoes. There's a world full of people who won't drive ANYTHING but a Chevy. Hate to tell you, but of the two cars the Ford was better. My Chevy was better for gas milage but the Ford was superior in every other way. Having said that, I'm not sure why I'm considering a new Tahoe....lol. Thanks for reminding me why I prefer a Ford.