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#5585 of 6471 Re: Chevy Tahoe "Service 4 Wheel Drive" Light [dixeedog]
Oct 16, 2005 (9:47 am)
My 2000 Tahoe flashed "Service 4 Wheel Drive" occasionally and then, as time went on, more frequently. I noticed the light would come on after hitting a bump or jamming on the brakes -- conditions causing body flex.
Eventually I had problems going into and out of 4WD -- seemed I had to jiggle the buttons repeatedly to make the change. But, since I rarely use 4WD, and 2WD seemed to function properly I continued to ignore the warnings.
As the message became more frequent, I did a little Internet research and found this to be a common problem, often caused by a defective push-button switch. I bought a new switch from GMPartsDirect.com (P/N 15709327, $33.94 + shipping).
After installing the switch I am able to go in and out of 4WD without problems and the warning light has NEVER come on
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#5587 of 6471 Re: buzzing sound from roof? [circutmann]
Oct 17, 2005 (8:14 pm)
Did you ever ascertain if this fix can be done by a skilled do it yourselfer, I have the same problem on my 03 Tahoe and not sure if warranty will cover it
#5588 of 6471 Re: buzzing sound from roof? [jashaff]
Oct 19, 2005 (8:50 am)
Jay & Rob,
I am sorry that I have not gotten back to you on the removal & reinstallation of the aspirator in the headliner based on the GMC shop manual. I was out of town for a few days, & then got tied up in so many things including getting my 01 YXL into the dealer & fixed for the antilock brake recall. Mine was actuating 3 out of 4 times on normal braking.
I promise to check the shop manual tonight when at home, & let you know what it says. Jay, if your truck is still within the 3 years/36K miles, the temperature sensor fan (aspirator) should be covered by warranty. I think it must be fairly easy to replace, as the total warranty charge to GM was $79.39 for parts & labor.
#5589 of 6471 Re: employee price problem. any thoughts? [pierceman]
Oct 19, 2005 (12:07 pm)
4 months later, I will chime in...
I bought my Yukon XL in August. I agree their online pricing scheme was kind of misleading. They showed what looks like the "employee price", and also show elsewhere a $3,000 rebate. I went in thinking the sales price would be $3K off the employee price, but the online thing was the employee price after all applicable offers, including of course the rebate. Incidentally, the Chevrolet website showed this much more clearly than did the GMC website, as I researched both Yukon XL and Suburban. Anyhoo, still a heck of a deal, and we're very pleased with our purchase so far.
#5590 of 6471 Re: employee price problem. any thoughts? [ahightower]
Oct 19, 2005 (6:43 pm)
While I don't think the GM Employee Pricing Program was any better than a serious negotiator coulda gotten in May (they lowered the rebates by half in June), it was just as good without all the work normally associated with a bottom-line buy. . .and what a nice opportunity for the average guy who hates the process to make a bottom-line buy. On the other hand, if the average guy who dislikes negotiation and doesn't wanna do his homework didn't know the value of his trade, GM dealers probably got a windfall of used cars bought at bargain basement prices. I've always heard new car sales is the least profitable part at a dealership. The used car department (along with service) is where they pay the bills.
#5591 of 6471 safety mirrors?
Oct 20, 2005 (6:22 am)
Does anyone have any experience adding the safety mirrors to a Tahoe as an aftermarket item? Thanks.
#5592 of 6471 Re: employee price problem. any thoughts? [dardson1]
Oct 20, 2005 (7:18 am)
Usually the highest profit center in a good dealership is the used car department. This assumes there is a manager running things that knows his business and the ever changing market conditions. Example, used Lincoln Town Cars may do great in an older populace, but no matter how great a little Miata may be you will need a young market and good weather to move it!
#5593 of 6471 Re: Stereo Cuts out, 99 tahoe [mverdecanna]
Oct 20, 2005 (5:09 pm)
Hello I have the same problem, I went to e bay and bought another Delco Radio and lo and behold same problem. Did you ever figure out what was causing it to quit and start again? could you share any info with me?
Thank You for any help you can give me on this
#5594 of 6471 I can't understand
Oct 21, 2005 (8:25 pm)
why GM can't get the word out about their very respectable gas milage. I had an 02 Tahoe that got high 14's around town (not bad). Traded for an 04 that upped my city average to mid 15's (better). Just bought an 06 2wd Z71. First tank, I got 16.4, mostly city driving (brand new and not its best potential milage). I compare that to my 01 Toyota Sienna (bought because of the stellar milage promised on the sticker) that never got close to the promised 19 city (best tank I got was 17.1 in town) and averaged 16.5 city driving over 2 years. love my darn Tahoe!
ps. if you follow the Sienna and Oydessy threads, eliminate the few who boast, you'll find a general agreement these large and weighty minivans do about 17 around town and 21/22 hwy. Sounds about right as they are both slightly less weighty and powerful than a Tahoe with a better highway profile. The Japanese have not figured out how to overcome the laws of physics. They've just know how to manipulate the USA EPA numbers so they can post unrealistic MPG numbers on their window stickers.
pps. my wife's 04 Lexus RX330 (very nice vehicle) typically gets high 18's or low 19's city. It weighs almost a 1000lbs less than my Tahoe and is considerably smaller. It requires premium fuel. . . 10% higher. . .take 10% off her milage (apples to apples) and it does no better dollar for dollar than my Tahoe. Interesting. Her car is considered a green SUV and mine is perceived as big gas hog. While Toyota's engineering is very good, their real strength is their PR department.