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#3934 of 6471 Second Row Seating Question - Help?
Aug 20, 2003 (10:36 am)
We have a 1999 Tahoe and recently scoured every possibility in the newer market for ones with 3rd row seating and compared them endlessly. In spite of a company discount + 4500 cash back + GM card, which put the price of a new well-equipped 2003 down to around $28k, we decided to still hold off. Even when we do get one, I want to keep the '99 (after four years of light duty it's at 39k miles and pristine). The only issue we have with it is the middle lap-only belt in the second row. We noticed the 2003 has a 3-point in the middle. The question is: can a 2003 second row with the 3-point be fitted to a 1999? I know we have some highly experienced Chevrolet service people on this board.
Yes, we explored an aftermarket 3rd row, but she just doesn't want to go that route and we didn't see any with 3-point belts.
#3935 of 6471 Cold start hesitation
Aug 21, 2003 (9:30 am)
I have a 2001 Yukon with the 5.3 engine. It has a cold start hesitation that my dealer just cannot seem to acknowledge. It does not matter what the temperature is, the thing sputters like a '72 Ford when it sits for any more than an hour. Anyone had the same problem? I have changed the fuel filter a supposed lean condition that the dealer found at about 20,000 miles.
#3936 of 6471 2000 Tahoe 30,000 mile maintenance
Aug 21, 2003 (3:36 pm)
I have about 32,000 on my 2000 Tahoe LS 4WD 5.3. I scheduled an oil change and was told by the dealer that it was due for a 30,000 maintenance which would cost about $600. Is this accurate? I thought this SUV did not need a tune-up or other drastic maintenance until 100,000 miles? Where can I confirm a maintenance shedule for the 2000 Tahoe? Thanks for your comments.
#3937 of 6471 30,000 Maintence
Aug 21, 2003 (4:22 pm)
I do not recall an expensive 30k service. Look at your owner's manual and see what it says. A trans fluid change may be a good idea at 30K (mine failed and was replaced, so I didn't have to do it).
Aug 21, 2003 (8:16 pm)
The Edmunds Maintenance Guide will tell you what the factory recommends and estimates what it should cost. The dealer will recommend more be done, and occasionally their recommendations are fine. Just keep your guard up
#3939 of 6471 Dealer Maintenance...
Aug 22, 2003 (3:54 am)
Be advised that most dealers encourage their customers to follow the extreme driving schedule for routine maintenance. If you check the back of your owner's manual, routine maintenance is usually divided into two sections, normal driving and extreme driving. The average driver qualifies as a normal driver however, dealers want to make money too so they encourage their customers to follow the extreme driving section.
With respect to the transmission service, I would highly recommend you have a fluid exchange done on your transmission now and replace the fluid with synthetic. If you do this, you will not have to worry about maintenance on your tranny for quite some time. It's worth the extra money now as it will pay dividends down the road.
#3940 of 6471 2001 Tahoe paint colors
Aug 23, 2003 (1:23 pm)
I recently purchased a used 2001 Tahoe that is a dark green metallic color with tan/neutral leather interior. Wanting to know all the options this vehicle had, I sent my VIN to the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center and they sent me back a list of build codes (same as the list in the glove box sticker) and descriptions. Everything made sense except the colors. They say 47U is Royal Blue Metallic and 52I is Gray Interior Trim.
My question, is there a way to find out if their info was wrong on the code descriptions, something got changed as the vehicle was built, or someone totally redid the vehicle. Help, comments, direction would be appreciated.
#3941 of 6471 2001 Tahoe Paint codes
Aug 23, 2003 (7:18 pm)
The paint code is actually longer than just 3 digits. In your case, code 47/9539 for 2001-03 is Medium Green Pearl, while code 47U/544G for 2000-03 is Dark Blue Metallic.
#3942 of 6471 weird engine noise upon acceleration?
Aug 24, 2003 (4:43 pm)
i have a 2002 tahoe 2wd, small v8, 13000 miles.
when the truck sits for an extended time in the heat, or gets very hot from traveling long distances, a very concerning sound comes from under the truck.
this does affect my acceleration because it gets louder with acceleration, so my natural tendency is to decelerate.
hard to tell what the noise sounds like, either a gear stripping ( like when i used to put a card in the spoke of my bicycle) to possible air pockets in the a/c coils.
the mechanic is never around when it happens, so this is very difficult to diagnose without giving my truck to the mech- for 2 days.
thanks for any input!
#3943 of 6471 TSB: 03-04-17-005 ***Front end gear whine*** 2002 Denali
Aug 24, 2003 (7:21 pm)
I have a 2002 Denali that has a problem with the front axel whining. Has anybody with the same problem had GM perform the following fix?
· Replace the front propeller shaft with an internally tuned dampened shaft*
If so, please respond back and let me know what the results were. This seems to be a “Cover Up” solution. Why would the “front end” gears whine while the “rear end” gears are quite? I can’t seem to figure it out and neither can GM.
As always, thank you for the feedback.