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#112 of 422 Re: Chevy 2 door 96 tahoe 5.7 transmission [jonay]
Oct 31, 2008 (6:07 pm)
1999 Chevy Tahoe 5.7 4x4.Same thing happend to me today. transmission was not making noise, not slipping and has been shifting flawlessly. Was stopped at stop sign. Stepped on the gas to move forward, rpm went up but no D321 or R. After sitting for a few minutes it would engage again but only for a short time. Fluid is full, no visible leaks, no slippage or audible noise. Had it towed to a transmission shop for inspection. No answer yet.Don't want to get ripped off!! Anybody have any insight on this?
#113 of 422 Re: Chevy 2 door 96 tahoe 5.7 transmission [499degrees]
Nov 01, 2008 (7:03 am)
I'm getting a new trans soon $1400.00. shipped. I'd like to hear what they say is wrong with it though. If you need to get a new trans, I know a good place.
I wish these guys would reply!
#115 of 422 Re: Chevy 2 door 96 tahoe 5.7 transmission [jonay]
Nov 01, 2008 (7:20 am)
can you post a URL to the place you get a transmission for 1400?
Is it pulled out of another vehicle, a rebuild, or new? What kind of warranty?
#116 of 422 Re: Chevy 2 door 96 tahoe 5.7 transmission [kiawah]
Nov 01, 2008 (7:45 am)
its rebuilt. 1 year or 12,000 miles.
call justin 800.409.1540
where do you live?
do you have a friend that has a shop?
#117 of 422 Re: Chevy 2 door 96 tahoe 5.7 transmission [jonay]
Nov 01, 2008 (7:54 am)
Don't currently have a transmission problem, had a 97 burb in the past with one, and had the local transmission shop fix mine.
Just keeping track of what the different fix alternatives are, and what they cost.
So in your case, you are going to have someone swap out the whole transmission, and it appears you have a friend who has a lift and labor who can help you do that. And then justin will take your old transmission back, rebuild it, and make it available for the next guy.
#118 of 422 Re: Chevy 2 door 96 tahoe 5.7 transmission [jonay]
Nov 03, 2008 (7:49 pm)
Transmission shop said trans needs to be rebuilt. Still dont know why it just quit without any malfunction or noise. $1895. for rebuild, new torque converter and the tow.
#119 of 422 Re: 99 Tahoe - no reverse or 2nd gear [kiawah]
Nov 04, 2008 (6:30 am)
thanks for the reply to my questions.
So after contacting several shops and getting prices it became clear to me that this has to be a pretty common problem with my trans since all off the trans shops knew exactly what failed when i described it to them. It has a broken sun sprocket which tends to wear and break after excessive abuse or a lot of miles which I have.
The differences in prices were varied from over 2000.00 to around 1200.00 with just about every shop adding (give or take a couple hundred bucks). I kept my searches to local shops that took the time to talk to me about it on the phone and avoided the chain store type of operations altogether.
So with a bit of knowledge about what it costs for parts for this repair and the care that is needed to do the job correctly I was able to get a reasonable price and a 2 year warranty. I don't have the final price yet since it is currently in the shop but I was told it will definitely not exceed 1400.00 dollars. and that is with a heavier gauge sun sprocket (after market part) and replacement of the planetary gears included in the rebuild. also the transfer case seal will be replaced since these tend to dry up and become brittle which allows trans fluid to leak into the transfer case. This I am told is a VERY common problem and can result in the loss of 2 quarts of trans fluid into the transfer case. And within only a couple years of age of the vehicle.
And as for the clunking sound from the drivetrain , apparently GM considers this normal!!!??? This is what I was told by several trans shops and the fix that they use to try and alleviate some of the binding and noise is to improve the finish of the surface on the input shaft going into the transfer case and lubricate it well so as to improve its ability to adjust within the moment of its engagement. sounds a little sloppy from the get go, but hopefully that will help. It is a major annoyance and takes away my confidence in the soundness of the drivetrain. Unacceptable standard of quality if you ask me. I will be listening carefully if I venture into a showroom for a new vehicle.
keeping my fingers crossed and my expectations high.
I will post again with my impressions of the repair when I get the vehicle back.
#120 of 422 Re: Chevy 2 door 96 tahoe 5.7 transmission [499degrees]
Nov 04, 2008 (8:13 am)
Thank you for your reply. I found a comany that rebuilds transmissions in Oregon that will sell me a trans for $1135.00 including shipping with 12,000 1 year warentee.
If you know anyone that needs one call Justen 800. 409.1540.
e-mail if i can help anyone.