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#155 of 164 Tranny ?? for Avy LT
Mar 21, 2013 (10:11 am)
#156 of 164 Tranny ?? for Avy LT
Mar 21, 2013 (10:11 am)
I have an 05 Chevy Avalanche now on the second tranny outage. Found a 4L60E at a good price that was going into an 01 Silverado and with shift kit, racing clutches (red stage)and stall convertor (2800 stall),corvette billet servos. I am being told this is a much more aggressive tranny and will not be anything like the stock one and eill be a totally different ride, but I wont have to worry about it going out. So my question is this a good call and what are the ups and downs if any??
#157 of 164 Re: Tranny ?? for Avy LT [deanosavy]
May 11, 2013 (11:55 am)
I'll join the club. My 2006 Av with 87,000 now needs a new transmission. This is the third GM truck that I've owned that needed a new transmission before 90,000 miles. This will also be the last GM vehicle that I ever own.
#159 of 164 Tranny Rebuild, Thanks
May 20, 2013 (10:40 am)
First off, thanks to everyone who posted on this forum with Avalanche tranny problems and GM customer support.
My transmission went at 86,000 on my 2007 Avalanche. Pulling out from a stop sign I heard the loud "thud" lost overdrive, and limped home with manual shifting. I took it to the dealer, they quoted 3300 for a rebuild, 3800 for a replacement.
I phoned GM Customer Support, we spoke several times throughout the process, and they ended up paying for the rebuild less a $900 deductible which I was responsible to pay.
So while it still sucks the transmission went at 86K, at least GM made the effort to pay for some of it rather than making me foot the entire bill for a faulty part.
So thanks again to everyone for the information.
#160 of 164 Re: Tranny Rebuild, Thanks [wallace14]
May 27, 2013 (12:08 pm)
That's one. Wish they would make good on replaced trannies for the rest of us.
#161 of 164 Re: Bad lifters and transmissions [gmcustsvc]
Nov 11, 2013 (8:15 pm)
My 2004 Avalanche's transmission just went only 56,000 miles. Is GM making good yet??? I see that GM took care of some but not others. What are the criteria to get them to fix the problem and who do I have to contact.
#162 of 164 Re: Bad lifters and transmissions [gmpleasehelp]
Dec 06, 2013 (6:08 am)
My 2007 LT tranny just croaked with 67k mi three weeks out of extended warranty but under mileage. Lost 3 and OD with so hard my head almost hit the steering wheel. GM charged me a 1k deductible and four days later went on my way. The day I got it back on highway in ID it shuddered like crazy. Almost wrecked it, and the 4wd service light came on. Took it home and tried 4wd, screech! Was fine before. Parked it. Duh, the torque converter is bad. They are replacing that, but they say the transfer case is a separate $2100 issue. Isn't it directly hooked to the trans by the output shaft and not designed to take that kind of shock? Coincidence, really? I have talked to several mechanics stating it is no coincidence... Got a ticket thru customer service and waiting for dealer to call. Second time around without truck for 1.5 weeks because of initial mess-up. I am sure the transfer case got blown up by the bad trans and they missed that just like they missed the torque converter. Had to stay local on Thanksgiving weekend.. Good stuff... If no positive outcome I am going back Japanese. Fuel pump already done under warranty... Good luck!
#163 of 164 Re: Bad lifters and transmissions [pdro]
Dec 06, 2013 (7:04 am)
Our truck has never driven the same since the transmission was replaced. It was never made right in our case and we were out of pocket way to much money for a 2007 car that still to date has under 40000 miles. Extremely dissappointed and went with Toyota in October for a new vehicle because we will not buy another Chevy after our horrible customer care. Nothing was done other than an offer of money towards another new vehicle and it was just over the out of pocket expense to replace the transmission. Our truck had been paid off and we buy vehicles as an investment to last us many years, we should not have had the issues we had so there was no chance of us picking up a payment on a vehicle with a company that did us so wrong.
#164 of 164 Re: Bad lifters and transmissions [walsh73]
Dec 08, 2013 (3:29 pm)
So the saga continues. After contending that no help will be given and there is no possible way a trans slamming out can damage the transfer case (which it is bolted to!), even though the trans was rebuilt and left with a bad torque converter, which has taken another week and a half to fix. Escalation in GM customer service has reversed the position and i will be getting help fixing the car. Hope to pick up tomorrow and will see how it runs.