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#6427 of 6471 2005 Chevy Tahoe Z71 Reduced Engine Power
Jul 07, 2010 (6:17 pm)
I have a 2005 Chevy Tahoe Z71, it bogs down when I accelerate to get on the highway or similar situations when I have to give it more gas than when I take off from a stop sign or stop light etc. It won't go more than 30 to 40 mph regardless how much you push on the gas and shows an indicator light that says reduced engine power. After pulling over and shutting it down and restarting it will continue like normal with a engine light illuminated for a good portion of the day but will eventually go out. My service 4-wheel light stays on as well. Is this a problem anyone has or does have? I can't get it to go into 4-wheel drive either....indicator light shows service 4-wheel drive. Going to take it in but thought I would see if anyone has any experience here on what it might be! I'm afraid of the CO$T involved!!
Jul 08, 2010 (7:56 am)
Does anyone know why two cracks in my dashboard wouldn't be covered under warranty? One of them is right by my airbag, I don't think this is safe.
#6429 of 6471 Re: Dashboard Crack [bumble1030]
Jul 08, 2010 (8:43 am)
Can you please email me your VIN, contact info, current mileage, and dealership so I can look into this further for you? You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#6430 of 6471 Re: Dashboard Crack [gmcustsvc]
Jul 08, 2010 (8:58 am)
I just emailed it to you from my personal email.
#6431 of 6471 Re: Dashboard Crack [bumble1030]
Jul 08, 2010 (11:21 am)
I just sent an email out it may have been for you, it didn't have a screen name on it so I wasn't sure whose it was. Please let me know if you don't receive an email. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#6432 of 6471 Re: 03 Tahoe Front Differential [bradtheokie]
Jul 12, 2010 (1:06 pm)
Sorry I haven't look at this thread in a while. I have signed up for the email responses so if i post something and can keep up with it. I had the front differential rebuilt ($1150) I wouldn't have done it but we do tow for the majority of the summer. I just replaced my front brake pads (turned the rotors) 68k, rears are fine. Just comes from the towing. Now the compressor went bad (bearings). Got a new one ($700). The known problem with the speedometer/tach display was replaced under warranty. Other than that rig is rolling along. Put some very cool LED taillights on. I will have to post a picture. Gift from my son.
#6433 of 6471 Re: 03 Tahoe Front Differential [dantheman3]
Jul 12, 2010 (1:58 pm)
Thanks. No worries about the reply timing. I haven't replaced my front diff yet, but looks like I will in the fall sometime. The Suburban is othewise rolling along OK at 102k. Honestly, I really cannot tell that I have a problem with the front differential other than the dealership is telling me I do. The 4x4 system still works fine all other signs are normal (example fuel consumption doesn't indicate any extra drag caused by a drivetrain component that doesn't want to turn easily, etc.)
LED tail lights sound interesting. Please do post a picture.
#6434 of 6471 Re: '02 Tahoe left rear wheel clanking [73shark]
Aug 11, 2010 (6:42 pm)
Sorry took so long to update this post. Took our Tahoe to a local mechanic here who has a pretty good reputation. He found that both back rotors were severely rusted (stated Chevys and Fords were bad about this). He replaced both along with back brake pads, performed tune up, new plug wires, oil and filter change, new fuel filter, rotated tires and balanced to the tune of just $586. Not bad at all! He also recommended the backing plates be changed sometime in foreseeable future as they are deteriorating. And thankfully so far, that annoying clanking noise is gone.
So, if anyone has similar problems like we did, get your mechanic to check the rear rotors...it may be the problem.
#6435 of 6471 96 Tahoe runs rough
Aug 12, 2010 (3:33 pm)
I have a 96 Tahoe that runs great 85% of the time, the other 15% it runs rough like there is a miss in the engine.
Hard to explain but i will try, We took a trip to Chicago from Kentucky and all went great on our trip back to Kentucky i noticed the engine shaking very little thought it was bad gas and used heat to disperse any foreign matter or water and did help for a while.
the problem got worse when i passed an 18 wheeler before we got to a 2 way road and as soon as the transmission went back into over drive it caused the shuttering and shaking of the motor.
It only acts up after returning to drive or over drive from passing gear.
shimmy shivers shaking out right just runs rough.
turn off the Tahoe and start back up and drive normal it will not do anything but normal driving.
any assistance greatly appreciated.
#6436 of 6471 Re: 96 Tahoe runs rough [mufasacfc]
Aug 12, 2010 (5:31 pm)
I have a 2000 Suburban with the 5.3 engine and had a miss. I tried everything including replacing the intake manifold gaskets. It was the ignition wires. When I replaced them, it has run well since.