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#730 of 6471 jlstutz23-1997 Tahoe transmission problem
Feb 23, 2001 (11:28 pm)
I had a '98 Chevy truck, replaced the battery and the next day I hauled a big heavy load, half lift of drywall. After that I noticed that the trans did the same thing. When I disconnected the battery the trucks memory was erased, this includes
driving conditions. The trans remembered the load and anticipated it with the shifts 1-2 was particularly hard. Try disconnecting the battery for five minutes and take it easy for 500 miles. If this doesn't make a difference then you may need to take it to a reputable, but hard to find, tranny shop. One other thing you may need to check is the computer connection behind the glove box, make sure it is tight, if an alarm is installed that is where most installers ut the box for it an make a lot of connections in this area. If it all fails is sounds like a shift solenoid malfunction, and usually costs between $100-$350 depending on the
Feb 23, 2001 (11:35 pm)
How do you switch discs in the changer? My radio has things on the buttons like #1 has PREV, #2 has RDM, #3 has NEXT, #4 has REV, and #6 has FWD. On the tape deck there is just PRG and EJECT. Was just wondering. Do you know if Rickwood is open on Saturday?
#732 of 6471 8.1L Vortec engine
Feb 24, 2001 (2:41 pm)
I'm going to order a new Yukon XL. I have a 4500 lb boat to haul and may want to pull a 8000lb trailer next year. I,m thinking of moving up to the 2500 Yokon XL and ording the 8.1L Vortec engine. I can't find any information on the large engine, gas mileage under normal conditions, Can anyone help me. jjorgensen
Feb 24, 2001 (7:30 pm)
Check the GMC YukonXL/ChevySuburban page. There is a guy with an 8.1 L engine his screen name is vinnie6, ask him for real world mileage. With the 8.1L engine you have to get autoride. The new model will have the same ride as the old model 1/2 ton. I am not sure but have heard to expect 11.5 GPM. A friend at the local dealership said that the new 5 speed auto will be available next year, but would not confirm it. This should get about 15 MPG, if it becomes reality. Talk to your local dealer about it. The 8.1L has 340 HP 4200 RPM, and 455 ft/lbs 3200 RPM. If you are going to tow that 8K pound trailer better get the 4.10 gears in the rear end.
#734 of 6471 jgmilberg
Feb 24, 2001 (9:13 pm)
My radio has the same controls as yours. The number 5 changes from one disc to the next.
Sorry, I don't remember Rickwood's hours.
#735 of 6471 Rear Window Failure
Feb 25, 2001 (7:08 am)
FYI; Had the drivers rear window motor/regulator replaced moons ago. Window failed again on trip to Sedona AZ. Drove over buckboard road and it starts working again. Argument for flat rotor/stator. Hope it fails again under warranty. Will drive smoothly to dealers if and when!
#736 of 6471 8.1 and axle ratios
Feb 25, 2001 (10:12 am)
Agree with most of what I've heard about the motor. However, you don't need the 4.10 rearend unless you plan on pulling EXTREMELY heavy loads.
The 8.1 with the 3.73 rearend is rated to pull a load of 10,900 lbs. More than adequate to pull a 8000lb boat. The 4.10 is rated at 12,000lbs. The lower gear ratio(numerically) should help a little with gas mileage. By the way, the 6.0 motor is only rated to pull 8300lbs with the 3.73 and 10,300lbs with the 4.10.
I've had many 454/3.73 3/4ton Suburbans in the past, and all have been able to pull any RV I've hooked up behind. I presently pull a 35' camper.
Anxiously waiting for my 2001 Suburban with the 8.1 and 3.73 ratio. Dealer said it shipped last week.
#737 of 6471 8.1L Engine Part 2
Feb 25, 2001 (10:57 am)
Forgot part of the last sentence from post 625. Should have read like this, sorry. If you are going to tow an 8K pound trailer better get the 4.10 gears if you choose the 6.0L. The numbers from buster27 are accurate only for 2WD. the 3/4 ton 4WD with 6.0L/4.10 combo is rated at 10,000 lbs. I am getting my numbers right out of the brochure.
Feb 25, 2001 (1:15 pm)
I have found a 1997 Tahoe LT that I would like to purchase. While the truck drives as straight as an arrow, the wind noise happens to be very loud. Is this normal for this car or is it possible that this is a symptom of a larger problem? any input would help me thanks.
#739 of 6471 barn doors/rear window
Feb 25, 2001 (2:40 pm)
Looking for advice......I have the barn doors on my 2000 Yukon. I really like the concept as opposed to the tailgate, however, the rear windows really get messed up from road spray during wet weather.....to the point I can't see anything! GMC, as of yet, has not come up with a washer system on the barn doors. Does anyone have any answers to this one? Is there some kind of after-market air deflector that might work? Thanks!