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Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe Limited/Z71, SUV
#729 of 762 Re: 2007 Tahoe LTZ CAM & LIFTER problems - seems to happen a lot ! [happyhappy]
May 21, 2012 (12:24 pm)
well... mines an LT2 and guess where it is...sitting at the mechanics and i have to put another motor in or pay $3500 and up to get this one fixed. And then Chevrolet is gonna email me from their Socialmedia area and want to know all my info before I find out this is what it is...guess who won't answer me back now. They troll this forum and act like they are gonna help you and then disappear when it comes to something like this. They need to do a mass recall. What can we do to get this started!!!! I am furious. I will NEVER buy another one of the $43000 pieces of junk.
#730 of 762 P0300 Code on 2005 Tahoe
Jul 06, 2012 (8:18 pm)
I have an 05 Tahoe 5.3L Z71, Cylinder #5 was was misfiring, stuck valve, i took it apart replaced the valves and had the head cleaned, it still ran rough and the check engine light was still on, then the ABS/Parking Brake lights started coming on randomly while driving. I took it to Les Schwab to have them check it out the system and brakes are good but when they scanned it they got a bad ECM code, i brought it home, scanned it and got a P0300 code I'm also getting Catalyst Monitoring not complete, Evaporative System Monitoring not complete, Oxygen Sensor Monitoring not complete, and Oxygen Sensor Heater Monitoring not complete. Can a bad ECM cause all of these symptoms or are they not related and the thing is just falling apart? i'm running out of ideas and money! lol. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#731 of 762 LTZ Lifters, lobes and cam shaft
Jul 30, 2012 (7:34 pm)
I've read a lot of posts about Tahoe owners having to replace the cam shaft. I have an 07 LTZ with nearly 104,000 miles. At 99,750 I got a pat on the back from the dealer when I went in for my 100k mile service for taking such great care of the Tahoe. "Everything looks great!" they said. Less than 5k miles later I'm quoted $4,000+ to replace the cam shaft. Ridiculous. The service guy said we can't rule out oil maintenance, to which my wife replied that we regularly service the vehicle. He looked at the history and said "Yeah, I see you've taken great care of the car and gotten most of your work done here." So we ask again why this happened out of the blue and he again defaulted to "Well, we can't rule out oil maintenance." After reading the posts I am convinced this is a total sham by Chevrolet, who obviously has enough consumer data to recognize a legitimate issue. The guy said he'd check with GM to see if they can knock the price down. We will see. What gets me the most is that they are so nonchalant about it. Anyone ever get the dealer to bend on their ridiculous labor charges.
#732 of 762 Re: LTZ Lifters, lobes and cam shaft [freebirdjf]
Jul 31, 2012 (5:18 pm)
For $4K you could get a new engine.
#733 of 762 Re: LTZ Lifters, lobes and cam shaft [73shark]
Aug 02, 2012 (6:02 pm)
GM ended up covering a lot of the cost. Got it back today and paid $1,400. Still concerned that it happened and could happen again, but sure glad they ponied up. Got the work done at Stonebriar Chevrolet in Frisco...and no, I don't work for them.
#734 of 762 Service Engine Soon Light
Aug 14, 2012 (7:55 pm)
On a resent vacation trip in my 1999 Tahoe my Service Engine Soon light came on and I soon discovered I had lost reverse, second & forth gears on my transmission. Had the transmission replaced by dealer and was sent on my way. Approximately 650 miles down the road the Service Engine Soon light came back on and shortly after that I heard some really bad noise coming from under the hood. Had the Tahoe towed to a shop. The shop thought maybe the bolts on the torque converter or flywheel might have come loose since it had just been replaced or it could be a rod was knocking. They checked for loose bolts but said they found none. Tahoe has only 112,000 miles and was serviced properly. Anyone have any idea what the heck is going on?
#735 of 762 Re: 2005 Z71 Fuel Guage Fluctuation [rrz71]
Oct 09, 2012 (9:24 am)
I had the same problem on my 2002 Z71. The problem only occurred when I had a full tank of gas. Ended up needing a new fuel pump to fix the problem.
#736 of 762 Re: 97 Chevy Tahoe with P0300 error [bhtang64]
Nov 05, 2012 (7:40 pm)
it will be the fuel injector poppets, the wierd spider feet looking things that feed the fuel to the cylinders
#737 of 762 Re: 2007 Tahoe LTZ CAM & LIFTER problems - seems to happen a lot ! [ferfriday]
Jan 07, 2013 (11:12 am)
The exact thing happened to my 08 5.3l Tahoe. Cam issue with a thrown rod. GM
has serious issues with this engine due to the AFM. I have owned other GM 5.3's
with no issues. 07-08 have a quality issue which is the same years GM was having financial issues. Bye GM. Hello Toyota, now the largest car maker. GM was the largest auto maker. I wonder why GM lost #1?
#738 of 762 Re: 2007 Tahoe LTZ CAM & LIFTER problems - seems to happen a lot ! [deadtahoe]
Jan 08, 2013 (12:36 pm)
Do you still have your Tahoe, and if so are you planning on getting your cam concern looked into? Keep us posted - we're available to you if you should need any assistance in the process of working with a dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service