Last post on May 14, 2012 at 8:27 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV
#5708 of 6469 Issues with Chevy Tahoe 2004
Dec 15, 2005 (2:08 pm)
I bought my Tahoe brand new and have 50K miles on it in a little over two years. Everything was fine with it until last month, I had my oil changed and a week later the lifters were making horrible noise and my heater only works intermittently. Took it to the dealer and was told the oil was old and they did another oil change but three weeks later it's doing the same thing. This only happens in the morning when it's cold. Also the coolant is leaking out but they are not able to find the leak. I haven't smelled any coolant while driving. Has anyone heard of these issues? I'm very annoyed that I spent 47K on a SUV and two years later it's in the shop.
#5709 of 6469 Re: Issues with Chevy Tahoe 2004 [rebber123]
Dec 16, 2005 (7:11 am)
Could be coolant leaking into your oil. look at the oil after driving , is it that foamy whitish color... smell of antifreeze? maybe a head gasket leak? no worries since you should still have a warranty!!!! go to another dealer! D~
#5710 of 6469 Re: Issues with Chevy Tahoe 2004 [drej]
Dec 16, 2005 (8:14 am)
I have a 2001 GMC Yukon w/109700 miles on it just took it in for its first real check-up - Plugs, fluid etc. I too have this problem, a couple of years ago I noticed it knocking in the morning but soon clears up as it warms up. My Cousin works as a mechanic at my local GMC dealer; I asked him about it and he informed me that for these trucks it is normal, it doesn't seem to hurt anything and as you can see I have a lot of miles on my truck and am planning on putting a lot more on it.
#5711 of 6469 Re: Issues with Chevy Tahoe 2004 [hombrewr]
Dec 16, 2005 (8:27 am)
The knocking is somewhat common, I believe it's called "cold start knock" officially. Some do it really bad, some lightly. My '02 started doing it around 20k miles and shortly thereafter I towed a trailer acrossed country and it never did it again. Go figure. My '03 hasn't done it yet, just rolling passed 24k miles. They tend to use a little oil too.
The coolant leak is likely the intake and that needs fixed. Some have had problems with intakes. None of mine did, but it's a known problem.
#5712 of 6469 New Year's Eve promotional blitz
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 17, 2005 (11:47 pm)
"Chevrolet said on Thursday it will introduce the redesigned 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe in New York at Times Square on New Year's Eve."
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Launch (Inside Line)
#5713 of 6469 Re: instrument cluster [chito]
Dec 18, 2005 (9:42 am)
I'm new to the forum....noticed your message about the speedometer. Mine went out recently--needle drops to the bottom, then attempts to reset itself in 5 mph increments each time I cycle the ignition. Works fine for a few days, then same problem all over again... Have heard about other owners with same issue--sounds like a defect in the cluster and should be recalled. Looking for anyone with info on what to do. A $650 cluster replacement doesn't sound like a viable option.
(2004 Tahoe, less that 2 years old, ~39,000 miles when problem first occurred.)
#5714 of 6469 Re: Issues with Chevy Tahoe 2004 [hombrewr]
Dec 19, 2005 (10:23 am)
do a search on "piston slap". These trucks are notorious for this.....although dependable, these pushrod old school V8's aren't exactly precision engineered like a BMW V-10 engine and there is some slap on warm up.
Mine has done it for years with no probs! Just be gentle on the engine during warm up....it takes a while to warm up as well.
#5715 of 6469 tahoe headrest removal
Dec 21, 2005 (9:07 am)
Can anyone advise me how to remove the headrests from the middle row of seats.They go up and down but not out and I need the space. Its an 02 Tahoe with leather.
#5716 of 6469 Electrical problems with my 2004 Tahoe, help!
Dec 21, 2005 (7:37 pm)
This is my first post to this forum so bear with me if I'm doing this wrong. About one week ago my wife was driving our 2004 Chev. Tahoe home when all of the sudden all of the gauges went on the blitz. The Odometer readout read somthing like "Service Stability". At that point it didn't die but everything electrical seemed to have a mind of it's own. Once she got home, and turned off the motor, she tried to start the engine. When she turned the key, everything was dead (no power seats, power locks, starter, etc.) When I get home from work a few hours later, she tells me what happened and that her truck was dead. SO I go out and try to start it. It starts immediately with no problems ??!!??!!??!?!?!? Back to normal or so we thought. The next day, the same syptoms again but this time, it would not start for me either, completely dead. Me being an old school shade-tree, I guessed either the battery or alternator so I go have them both checked at the local mechanic (after I jump started the engine). He says both the batt. and the alt. are fine. and that I should take it to the dealership to have them run tests on it. Once at the dealership, they run some tests on it and say they THINK it's the battery.
Confused at this point, I figure, what the heck, I'll try it, they're Chevrolet's official mechanic's and SHOULD know what they're talking about (WRONG). I replace the battery and it works OK for one day then the gremlins start up again. SO...back to chevrolet with a new (needless) $70 battery. This time, the mechanic changes his mind and says he thinks it needs reprogramming and charges me $145 to do so. He then does a short 10 min. Test drive and proclaims it cured! (WRONG) This time, it worked for a whopping 2 hours before the symptoms started again. Does ANYONE have any idea what could be wrong with this thing?
I have a friend who's a mechanic. When I told him the symptoms, he said that he thought it might be the cluster. Not knowing anything about a cluster (or even what it is) does this sound viable? He also said that the cluster would cost about $400 +/-! This is a 2 year old Tahoe mind you just out of warranty.
Lastly, the local Chevrolet dealership has thus far cost me $215. If I take the Tahoe back again tomarrow and they decide (by process of elimination obviously) that the cluster needs replacing it could potentially cost me $400 +/- and labor cost (I'm guessing $500 total). Overall, this could cost me $800 to get a dang electrical problem fixed. Would it be customary for chevrolet to deduct the $145 from the toal cost since they did not fix it yesterday or am I asking too much?
Any help any of you could provide would be GREATLY appreciated.
#5717 of 6469 max tire size?
Dec 21, 2005 (9:10 pm)
2002 2wd tahoe... wondering what the max tire size i can put without rubbing and without a lift... putting 20inch rims with nitto terra grapplers... thanks