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Aug 22, 2002 (8:31 pm)
Even though I have been reading this board for about 4-5 months, & finally posted something just a couple of days ago, I'm FINALLY able to say that I'm now the proud owner of a Chevy Tahoe! I just purchased last night a preowned 2001, with 20,600 miles on it. Its a 4x4 LS, but VERY nicely upgraded. Has the premium sound system (CD plus Tape, Sub woofer, etc), 3rd row seat, bucket dual power front row seats, OnStar, plus the trailering package, the 5.3L engine, etc. In addition, its a certified pre-owned.
I want to thank everybody for the VERY valuable information that's on this board. Among other things, everybody's feedback has been VERY helpful in determining that I managed a TERRIFIC bargain on it! I paid $29,000 for it, pre-TTL.
I admit, I completely "fell into" just finding a great dealer here in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. First time that I have EVER left a dealership (with or without buying) without having to wonder "What in the world did I just do????" Anybody who would be searching for a Chevy (or, actually any brand, GM or not) in the greater Phoenix area, I would be HAPPY to refer you to the guy I dealt with. He is a fleet/Internet manager, and in addition, he also is a dealer agent. I'm happy to supply his name and information, since I actually found out what a good purchasing experience can be. By the way, the Edmunds best estimate for this vehicle (certified price) was over $34,000.
Any questions, ask! Otherwise, THANKS!
Aug 23, 2002 (5:37 am)
Tiny question here. 02 Tahoe. Is there a way to set the "autotone" button so it defaults to another sound type other than Rock? I think it's a pseudo equalizer, and the other settings like jazz, country, sound higher to my dead ears. Manual talks about changing it but not setting it in a default mode. Mine automatically reverts to rock each time I shut the truck off. Ironically, I'm trying to squeeze the most sound out of Free Bird's guitar riff.
#2786 of 6471 Survey - Please chime in!
Aug 23, 2002 (7:27 am)
Hey folks, I posted this message a couple of days ago but was wondering if you all would be so kind as to let me know if you have, or have not, experienced the problem outlined below (either way). If you own a 2002 5.3 tahoe, please respond. Thanks.
I just bought an 02 tahoe 5300 and am experiencing a "deep" resonance and vibration when in drive and Idling at a stop light. With A/C on it is worse. (500 rpm's at idle). The dealer put on a dampening device on the exhaust and did something at the exhaust manifold to exhaust connection but no big difference. It is driving us nuts. You can make it go away if you increase the RPM's ever so slightly at the pedal. I asked the dealer if they could just reprogram the idle and they said that GM does not provide a way to do that in the chip. I had the dealer pull another 2002 off the lot and sure enough that one did it too. The service manager said some folks have complained but GM has not issued a tech bulletin. I have an official complaint in but was wondering if you folks have noticed it? Help
Aug 23, 2002 (9:11 am)
My '02 with 5.3 has nothing like that. Dead quiet and smooth with or without A/C.
Aug 23, 2002 (9:25 am)
The AutoTone defaults to whatever is set in the station "preset". To get rid of it...set it to whatever you want (C&W, news, etc... or Off) and then reset the preset button. That should do it.
#2790 of 6471 Quick Response Requested!
Aug 23, 2002 (9:37 am)
Update: I just got my 02 Tahoe back from the dealer this morning. With only 7000 miles on the clock, it needed an entire new front differential assembly. The fluid had all leaked out and driving it had started melting down all the components. (It is interesting that I never heard any wierd sounds or had any indication that it was burning up - other than leaking fluid).
Question 1: is there a break in period for the new front differential assembly? Question 2: does the front differential even operate when I am not in four wheel drive?
I planned on taking my truck camping both this weekend and next weekend and would need to tow my tent trailer (approx. 2500 pounds). I'm wondering if that would not be good on the brand new equipment.
Thanks in advance!!
#2792 of 6471 rear axle ratios
Aug 23, 2002 (3:56 pm)
Anyone know what the standard (as opposed to optional 3.73) rear axle ratio is on the 2003 2WD Tahoe LTs?
Aug 23, 2002 (8:24 pm)
I think it is 3.42.