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#141 of 184 2002 Suburban Z71 Transmission overheats
Aug 10, 2005 (6:54 am)
I have a 2002 Z71 suburban with only 25K miles. Last summer on the way to Yosemite I got a "Transmission Fluid Hot" light that came on. After the light went off, I proceeded and the truck wouldn't shift out of 2nd gear. I had it towed and the chevy dealer replaced the clutch in the tranny. My wife drives the car and all seemed to be working ok. Last week, we were on the same trip to Yosemite and the very same thing happened. I got the hot light then the light went off, but I couldn't get it out of second gear. It's in the shop now. It has the 5.3 liter V8 engine. Any ideas about what could be going wrong? Last year I had no trailer, this year I was towing about a 1000 pound trailer, with the tow button depressed, and in D3 on the uphill grade. What happened?
#142 of 184 96' Leather Drivers Seat Replacement?
Aug 11, 2005 (12:30 pm)
I have a 1996 4WD LT Suburban and the drivers seat has worn thru on the bottom edge (where you drag you butt across to get in). Does anyone know (other than ebay or the dealer) a place to get a replacement leather cover (I have found a few "take-offs" on ebay, but not the right color). Or even better, do the newer 2001 + seats with the integral seatbelt fit the older body style? I can find the whole seat, frame and all for 2001 +. Thanks, Mark
#143 of 184 New owner of a 1998 Chevy Suburban/1500/5.7
Aug 17, 2005 (8:22 pm)
Bought it last saturday. Love it! The wife and I had a 1989 Suburban/2500/454 two years ago and sold it after owning it for 4 years. That was a love hate relationship (lol). I hope this one is better
#144 of 184 Re: 2002 Suburban Z71 Transmission overheats [jfarley]
Aug 17, 2005 (8:25 pm)
What about the trans cooler? I had my Jeep Grand trans go out from heat (I live in the desert) and the failure came from the trans cooler got clogged. Maybe the trans cooler with your is getting glogged too? Just a thought.
#145 of 184 Just purchased
Oct 04, 2005 (7:39 am)
Just bought an 05 LS. Will I live to regret it?
Oct 25, 2005 (6:26 pm)
We have 3 chevys, a 2000 3/4 ton suburban, a 2002 3/4 ton 4x4, and a 2003
Tahoe. Believe it or not all 3 have been good. The 2000 has 70k on it and has
not been in for repair in 3 years. The 2002 has never been in for repair, it only
has 19k miles, but I use it mostly off road, drive a car most of the time. The
2003 Tahoe my daughter drives, has 24k and has only been in the shop once.
She got rear ended some time back, and had to get a new bumper, the car
that hit her, did much much worse, that is why she drives this.
I think the 2000 does so well because it is made to tow trailers, and never has.
But I do tow trailers with my 2002, and it pulls them so easy. One trailer I have
weighs 9000 lbs, and my suburban pulls it without breaking a sweat.
We are waiting on the new suburbans to come out, and will trade in the 2000
Any one seen what they look like. I have heard mixed messages, but have
not seen a picture.
#147 of 184 Re: 96' Leather Drivers Seat Replacement? [mwh98]
Oct 25, 2005 (6:33 pm)
Find a shop such as leather menders, and they can fix the bad piece, or
replace the whole seat cover, for cheaper than dealer, or ebay.
#148 of 184 Re: 2001 K2500 Suburban 8.1 and Autoride [wgwebel]
Nov 04, 2005 (8:05 am)
I do not know of any way to clear this message. My 2001 Suburban displayed the same message and I took it to the dealer. I had to get a rear shock replaced because it was bad and the cost was $350. You may also have an airleak, which the dealer can spot and repair at a lesser price then a new shock. You can drive the vehicle with this message on and it will not hurt your Suburban is what the dealer told me. It will just drive like it does not have shocks and the air shock feature will not work to elevate the truck and make it ride smooth if you haul a large load or boat.
#149 of 184 99 Tahoe Brake Controllers and Spare Tire Hoist
Nov 18, 2005 (4:26 pm)
A couple of questions about my 99 Tahoe.
1) I purchased a Tekonsha trailer brake controller that apparently plugs into the wiring harness under the dash. Does anybody know where? My Tahoe did come with the optional trailer package so it is supposed to be there.
2) I really dislike the location of my spare tire. In my small part of Canada (as with many other areas) they use salt and gravel very liberally during winter. The spare tire and wheel are a mess! Has anyone ever tried to use the inside attachment (used on the older 2 door models) on a 4 door model? It looks to be in the same spot as the Jack is mounted now?
Any help appreciated.
#150 of 184 Suburban tranny line woes!
Nov 18, 2005 (4:33 pm)
I am the Purchasing Agent for a large mining company. The Mine I work for is located in Northern British Columbia. We utilize several types of vehicles to move personnel, among which are 8 Suburbans.
We have had a rash transmission failures due to the transmission cooling lines coming off. Apparently they are held in place with a small plastic clip that can break. Has anyone else had similar problems?