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#5160 of 6471 Re: clunk in rear of 1999 chevy tahoe [i8aferrari]
Apr 10, 2005 (1:11 pm)
I had a 96 Tahoe with a similar problem. It was caused by the front drive draft universal yoke binding on a stop and "clunking" when you were to accelerate. It was solved by applying a "special GM" grease on the yoke. The dealer will perform this for about 1 hour labor charge. I bought the grease and did myself in about 30 minutes.
PS: my 89 CK1500 also has the same problem and this fix works on it too.
#5161 of 6471 Re: 2005 brake booster [lobsenza]
Apr 10, 2005 (11:18 pm)
It does not ride as soft but steering response is improved.
#5162 of 6471 lost turn signals
Apr 12, 2005 (4:56 pm)
I have a 99 two door and was pullng a trailer at the time. My four way flasher and brake lights still work but the directionals blow fuse #16 as soon as I try to use them. Either side, same thing. I pulled the flasher and replaced it but nothing changed. Is there only one flasher? Is there some other relay I should be looking at? Thanks in advance for any help that you give. jim.
#5163 of 6471 Re: lost turn signals [socaljim]
Apr 12, 2005 (6:29 pm)
If it is still blowing the fuse with the trailer disconnected, you may have a damaged wire or connection back at the trailer connector. Is the connector a GM original, or an aftermarket installation? Four wire, or seven?
Apr 14, 2005 (4:06 pm)
I just put a deposit on a 1995 4wd Tahoe LS with 16,500 original miles. The truck was owned by an older guy who used it to drive around town. A few years back he passed away and his wife kept in the garage until last month when she traded it it.
Anything special I should know about this model year or areas of concern that I should look closely at?
#5165 of 6471 Re: lost turn signals [jlflemmons]
Apr 14, 2005 (6:37 pm)
The connector is a "flat four" that was recently installed. I went back there and checked it all and everything looks fine. I'm going to cut it off just to make sure that it is not part of the problem.
#5166 of 6471 Re: lost turn signals [socaljim]
Apr 15, 2005 (6:33 am)
I wouldn't just cut it off. Check where the connections were made to the existing harness and see if thats where the short is. It always bugs me to see shops cut into a GM/Ford/Dodge harness to make the connections. There is an aftermarket company that makes a "T" connector that plugs into the harness and give a water-tight connection to all the tail light functions without cutting anything.
#5167 of 6471 Re: lost turn signals [jlflemmons]
Apr 15, 2005 (6:40 am)
Agree! Look for a "T" connection and unplug it. If it was wired directly without the "T", most likely there is a short somewhere at those connections.
#5168 of 6471 Re: New Tahoe owner [bostontahoe]
Apr 15, 2005 (8:36 am)
Sounds like you have a real gem on your hands. Have you had a independent mechanic look at the car? I understand the story behind the low miles, but it is VERY unusual for a 10 year old car to only have 17K miles on it. Also, even if it does have that low miles, a car sitting that long without use is not great for a car.
#5169 of 6471 Tahoe Starts in 3rd Gear
Apr 15, 2005 (11:02 am)
I have a 2003 Tahoe Z71 with around 45K miles on it. Every 1 out of 15 or 20 ignition starts I experience a problem with the transmission when I put it into D and accelerate. I have to slam on the gas to get the car to move b/c it starts off in 3rd and won't shift up or down. Stays in 3rd on the highway too so it runs at around 2500 rpm. Shortly after experiencing this problem each time the Service Engine Light comes on. This usually happens for 3 or 4 consecutive ignition starts then it just seems to go back to normal for a while and the light goes off. This has been happening the last month and a half or so. Would a transmission flush fix this? Any other suggestions?