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#531 of 762 Re: Clunk in the steering [02tahoez71]
May 06, 2009 (1:32 pm)
Had the same clunking noise in the steering in my 2001 Tahoe. I took it in in 2004 to be looked at by the dealership, only to be told they could not duplicate the problem. My husband, at the time, was far too timid to speak up to them. They kept making me feel like I was just another stupid woman who doesn't know anything. I finally stormed down there and spoke to the Service Manager (who had recently taken over for the last moron). He said he WAS familiar with the noise issues that the Tahoe was having, and all they did was tighten the lower crossmember to the lower control arms and did a front suspension replace. Has been just fine up until recently. Since Chevy keeps stating that they are aware of this issue, but that it poses no safety threat. I have to take it in for a tune-up anyway, so I plan to have them take another look at the crossmember to make sure that it doesn't need tightening again. We shall see.
#532 of 762 Re: What is the factory speed limit of '02 Tahoe? [tidester]
May 06, 2009 (11:08 pm)
I have an '01 Tahoe. It is governed at approx. 98 - 100 mph. I learned this the hard way, and lost that race. Not sure about the '02 limit, but I would imagine it would not be much different.
Hope this helps. You should be able to find something in writing, somewhere
on-line, that backs this up.
#533 of 762 Re: What is the factory speed limit of '02 Tahoe? [people_h8tr]
May 08, 2009 (6:19 pm)
You may have lost the race but not your life. There's a reason it's limited to ~100 mph.
#534 of 762 2002 Chevy Tahoe--Service Engine Soon light coming on
May 11, 2009 (7:47 am)
Could someone tell me what would cause the Service Engine Soon light to come on, my truck runs fine. What do I need to check to repair this issue Any Ideas. I don't know where to start looking for a problem and don't have the $$ to take it to shop.
#535 of 762 Re: 2002 Chevy Tahoe--Service Engine Soon light coming on [dustie1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 11, 2009 (8:23 am)
That's what engine lights are for, so that you will plug in a scanning tool and find out the trouble code. This is your cue to do that.
Long shots might be a) a loose gas cap or b) some kind of vacuum leak, loose hose, etc.
#536 of 762 Re: 2002 Chevy Tahoe--Service Engine Soon light coming on [Mr_Shiftright]
May 11, 2009 (10:16 am)
We tried the loose gas cap thing and the light went out but Sunday evening it came back on. I don't have the money to take it to a shop though. But thanks for the information.
#537 of 762 Re: 2002 Chevy Tahoe--Service Engine Soon light coming on [dustie1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 11, 2009 (10:56 am)
Well you'll spend more money guessing blindly in the dark than you will paying someone to read the codes. I'm not sure I understand your resistance to this. Possibly you can get someplace like Autozone read the code for free for you.
If the light went out briefly when you fiddled with the cap, you might have a vacuum leak or other problem with the evaporative emissions system. The code would tell you this.
#538 of 762 Re: 2002 Chevy Tahoe--Service Engine Soon light coming on [Mr_Shiftright]
May 11, 2009 (11:37 am)
I forgot about AutoZone thank you for reminding me I will do that, husband thinks I need a new gas cap so if the codes say there is a emission vacuum leak then we don't have to replace the cap. Thank you kindly.
#539 of 762 Re: 2002 Chevy Tahoe--Service Engine Soon light coming on [dustie1]
May 12, 2009 (1:13 am)
well iv had that problem with mine before and it was the the number 1 plug wire but it could be anything. like an O2 sensor. what i did was when i came on took it to autozone or any parts store like that and had them hook up the code reader to it and that would give you a pretty good area to look at and best of all its free. you just have to make sure the light is on when you take it.
#540 of 762 Re: 2002 Chevy Tahoe--Service Engine Soon light coming on
May 12, 2009 (5:31 am)
Yeah, I plan on doing the AutoZone thing as soon as the light comes back on again. Thank you for the input.