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Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV
#4583 of 6471 Re: Maintenance question [azorglub #4576]
Jun 03, 2004 (9:19 am)
I got a quote for over $700 to do the 30k mile service. It appears the dealers are all adding the fuel injector/valve cleaning whatever they are calling it service to the normal maintenance.
I think the consensus here is that the Tahoes WILL need the injectors/valves/whatever cleaned, but not until 50k miles or so. I also think that running crappy gas might add to the carbon build up, etc.....most people just don't care and run 87.
Chevy Tahoes are not pre-1995 Porsche 911's, and don't need a valve job every 15k miles.
Print out the list of items you need done and take it to Jiffy Lube, who will do it all for around $150-$200.
Let us know when you get the "STEERING WHEEL KLUNK" (should be occuring any time now) you will need to take it to the dealer for that warranty fix.
#4584 of 6471 Re: Wilderness LEs [sanandton #4565]
Jun 03, 2004 (9:27 am)
I found the Wilderness LE's that came on my used 2002 Tahoe with 27k miles to be absolutely HORRIBLE! Yes, quiet and yes appear to last a long time but had very poor handling and wet weather traction.
I replaced them with Yokohama Geolandar HT/S for around $450 delivered from Tirerack and have been very happy.
Wilderness LE's are some of the WORST rated tires out there...seriously, they are crap compared to what else is out there. Look at the Tirerack ratings.
#4585 of 6471 Steering wheel KLUNK to Jonnyb1
Jun 03, 2004 (1:05 pm)
Thanks for your input on the maintenance. I'll do my homework better next time.
Sun roof: apparently, they had to rescrew and epoxy the whole sunroof. So far, no rattle.
Can you tell me more about that KLUNK so that I know what to look for?
#4586 of 6471 Engine click
Jun 03, 2004 (4:36 pm)
Is this rattle noise of the lifters mainly when you first start it? If so, that's very, very common of the current generation GM Vortec V8 truck engines. Some earlier years (approx. '99-'02) seem to be more prone, especially since GM changed the design of something inside the engine for '03 to eliminate the noise--not sure if it worked 100% though.
This noise shouldn't last for more than about 5 or so seconds when it's first started up, particularly when cold, but any longer and at any other time but idle then you might actually have a problem that needs attention.
#4587 of 6471 Re: Steering wheel KLUNK to Jonnyb1 [azorglub #4585]
Jun 03, 2004 (7:02 pm)
you can get the maintenance list from here on edmunds.
The infamous "klunk" occurs when making a slow turn (like pulling into a driveway) and you feel the steering wheel kinda go "klunk klunk klunk" that is the best I can describe it.
The dealer will re-lube the intermediate steering shaft. They also must tighten it too as your steering will feel tighter after they do it. This is a warranty fix, not sure how much $ to fix it when not covered. I had mine done right after I bought my truck used, the previous owner probably never noticed it. I notice everything.......
do a search here for "steering clunk" or "steering klunk"
Jun 04, 2004 (5:55 am)
My 03 Tahoe LT had this problem and there was a TSB on it. Had to change one of the valves inside the tranny as I recall.
#4589 of 6471 tires Wilderness LEs
Jun 04, 2004 (6:13 am)
Sorry to hear about the disdain of the Firestones. I certainly have no reason to defend their record, just answering a previous question with OPINION. For me I was very satisfied, but I have had mine since new and followed a every 5k rotation plan. I certainly am happy enought that I will not be dropping 600-700 on a new set of tires for a new car until these wear out. It appears it should be about 60k when I need them.
Jun 04, 2004 (7:07 am)
I find them just ok. I'm at about 32k miles now and will likely swap them out before winter. I typically don't run tires too low, especially with winter coming. I actually need 4x4 to get home and tires with low tread won't get you anywhere.
#4591 of 6471 Standard doesn't mean standard
Jun 04, 2004 (9:57 am)
I love to buy a 2004 Tahoe LT, but when I read their brochure or specs on their website: XM radio, Bose speakers, third row seating and Front row - heated buckets w/ driver memory should be "standard" on the vehicle. When I look online to see a Dealer's inventory these items might not be on the vehicle. Can someone please help me?