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Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe Limited/Z71, SUV
#428 of 762 perf. inspection and water pump
Oct 09, 2007 (8:49 am)
Well, they found nothing on performance inspection. Yet, when hubby got home he opened hood and coolant tank was almost 2 inches low!! They got a call from us! How could they miss that? Oh yes, 2004 Tahoe, 3 years old, 34,900 miles. (warranty ran out 7/23/07)
Took it back today. Apparently on the pressure test it does not show any leakage, but as it cools down (or something like that) the water pump "seeps".
My dealer is currently without a service manager!! I got the number to call Chevy for concession...Then the shop foreman walked out with me...We talked and he said he'd see if he could help out at all by talking with someone (new servie mgr next week?). He agreed, without committing, that I shouldn't need one yet...
Turns out the factory rep was in the building, he talked to him, and they okayed the pump for me!!
I think I got lucky because this guy was so nice and went out of his way, and the timing was good too. I was afraid the new service mgr would have so much to deal with that I'd get blown off. They topped me off and I take it back next week (no time today)
#429 of 762 2003 Speedometer Problems
Nov 27, 2007 (7:52 am)
My husband and I have an 03 Tahoe and the speedometer is not working correctly. Chevy told me about the "Partial Recall" and of course ours does not fall within the 7 yr 70,000 mile stipulation. Do they really need to replace the whole cluster, or is it possible to replace or test the speed sensor? Please help if you have any suggestions!!!!
#430 of 762 Vibration / Resonance at 40-50mpg and 70-80mph
Nov 27, 2007 (9:42 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71 with just over 120,000 miles on it. For as long as I can remember I've had what can best be described as a sound from the front left wheel-area like i'm on a train. Evenly spaced duh-duhs, like the wheels of the train going over the spaces in the rails. Weird, I know. However, what makes this troubling now is that the noise is associated with a vibration at between 40-50mph and again at 70-80mph.
Seeing that I drive to Boulder, CO about 4x a month from Aspen, I need my truck to drive well. Any thoughts? A friend of mine said it could be the Wheel Bearing. I'm not sure.
#431 of 762 Re: Vibration / Resonance at 40-50mpg and 70-80mph [03cotahoe]
Nov 28, 2007 (5:21 am)
I'd suspect a belt in the tire is bad. Swap the tire to the back, and see if the noise moves with it....or stays in the front.
#432 of 762 Re: Vibration / Resonance at 40-50mpg and 70-80mph [kiawah]
Nov 28, 2007 (5:49 am)
hey, thanks for the msg. I don't its the tire belt. All four tires are brand new, relatively. <1000 miles on 'em. Maybe i'll have them switch them just for the heck of it... thanks.
#433 of 762 Re: Vibration / Resonance at 40-50mpg and 70-80mph [03cotahoe]
Nov 28, 2007 (5:59 am)
Well if the problem existed before the tires were changed, then it probably isn't the tire.
You should check the wheel bearing, and the Constant Velocity Joint.
I'd also recommend since they'll be there, at checking that there isn't too much play in the lower ball joint. I had both of mine bad at about 60K miles in older Suburban. A ball joint problem would cause other problems also like alignment and abnormal tire wear.
#434 of 762 Re: Vibration / Resonance at 40-50mpg and 70-80mph [kiawah]
Nov 28, 2007 (6:32 am)
Great, thanks. I will. I'll let you know what I find out.
#435 of 762 Re: 2003 Speedometer Problems [kendra2]
Nov 29, 2007 (12:08 pm)
same problem here with my 2004 tahoe z71 - chevy sucks!!! they do not stand by their products!!!
#436 of 762 tahoe Z-71
Nov 29, 2007 (12:11 pm)
i have a 2004 tahoe z71 and the speedometer and another gauge both broke 2 years ago and I took it to dealer to have it checked out they said pay $900 and we can fix it. I didn't have that much to drop on a simple problem. Now they tell me it was a defective part! but they won't fix it now! chevy sucks!!!
#437 of 762 A/C Heat Control
Dec 09, 2007 (3:23 pm)
I have a 2005 tahoe w/ the digital climate control system. It seems to only have 2 settings either 60 or 90. the heat only works with the control set to 90. if i put it at 89 it goes to the coldest setting.
does anyone have any ideas on how to fix?