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You are in the GMC Yukon
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GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, GMC Yukon Denali, SUV
#72 of 91 Re: 2003 yukon slt [darryl08]
May 28, 2006 (9:33 am)
Well, that's one problem we haven't had. I better knock on wood because we bought a 02 XL used last year and have put 2000+ into it. We have the piston slap problem and it uses a quart of oil in 1,000 miles, replace the camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor, oil pump and put on new brake pads. There were a couple of other things too that I can't recall right now. I love the car, my husband hates it. We can't depend on it to take it on a trip because of the problems that keep popping up. Needless to say, GMC will do nothing and admit nothing. Most of the info we have gotten has been on the internet. You need to find a good mechanic you can trust who is familiar with this car otherwise you'll be sent around in circles and throw money after new parts as they try to fix it without even knowing what is wrong. The AC should be fairly easy for a good AC repair shop.
Hope you find an answer to your problem.
Jun 03, 2006 (2:14 pm)
After seeing these messages I hope I made the right decision on the '06 Yukon Denali. The looks of the Denali have always appealed to me with the exception of the rear because it's shared by the other GM SUVs like the Tahoe and Suburban. I would have preferred to have a unique look like the front and side, to some degree, have.
I love the ride and the looks with those '20 Chrome wheels are nice. The interior is superior over what I have in my '03 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer. I still smirk over the brochure of "Butter Rich Leather seating; they couldn't be more wrong. It's more like plastic everywhere.
I hope this vehicle is trouble-free and lasts a long time. They are very expensive.
Did anyone purchase an extended warranty?
#74 of 91 Re: Denali [njvike]
Aug 18, 2006 (3:52 am)
hi iam working on my 3d one and just got a 2006 my self i love them the 2003 i had the last time went 82000 miles with no problems but we did get the extended warnty just before the original one ran out thru gmc and got a rebate when we traded it in we will do it again with this kind of truck there is nothing that's cheap so it's always good to have that protection we did have to replace tires on the 2003 but nothing else we are a fireworks family and travel all over new england towing a trailer then there is the snowmobile trailer and going up north to maine cant say enough about this truck and nothing bad at least
#75 of 91 Re: Denali [pyronh1]
Sep 05, 2006 (11:41 am)
Sorry but I meant cheap seats on the Expedition. Not the Denali. Took it to Disney World in Orlando FL from NJ. Great ride and not too bad on mileage. Averaged 17 65
#76 of 91 Re: new owner [n0mad]
Sep 26, 2006 (4:44 am)
eventually put a flowmaster cat back system in and sounds much better. I threw new rotors and semimetallic pads on and that helped a little, but you're right about needing more pistons in the calipers. can't believe the way these overwight beasts are so underbraked...
Nov 07, 2006 (5:08 pm)
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#78 of 91 Electric water pump
Jan 12, 2007 (10:32 am)
I own a 2001 XL with the 5.3L V8. Does anyone know if there is an electric water pump available for this engine?
#79 of 91 Issues, seems like some type of electrical problem
Jan 16, 2007 (1:21 pm)
Noticed about a few months ago that my 05 Denali's dashboard (background lights) dims in and out really un-noticable if you don't pay attention. Needless to say i can even see it in the headlights when i look out in front of me at night. Well initially i thought it was the battery so i looked under the hood and found a loose battery cable. Thought my problems were solved but oh no cause this Saturday traveling to Hartford, Ct the whole dash including the Navi... cut out for a brief second and all the warning lights came on. They stayed on for a brief second and then off they went all except the battery light. The car kept running though, and the light cut off when i got to my destination (i got home ok as well) This morning went to the store and when i came back out it was totally dead but then i fiddled with the battery cable (it wasn't loose this time) but a few seconds after it started; so now i'm thinking a few things either its the altenator, a starter problem or ????????? (THis is where the reader comes in.....)
#80 of 91 Re: Dashboard electronics [stranded3]
Jan 22, 2007 (8:51 pm)
I have a 2004 Denali, 68,000km, Navigation, OEM DVD, recently I locked the truck using the key remote and when I returned to the truck I noticed the Nav screen and all dash lights blinking. I unlocked the doors using the remote, got inside and heard a very loud clicking like a turn signal flasher coming from under the dash on the passenger side. After I started the vehicle it stopped and has never happened again. Anyone else see this before?
#81 of 91 2004 Denali Headlight shutoff
Jan 22, 2007 (8:53 pm)
I have a 2004 Denali, can anyone tell me how to shut off the headlights while the vehicle is running and in park?