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#14 of 422 2000 5.3L Tahoe Transmission Problem
Jan 02, 2007 (3:37 pm)
I had my transmission replaced on my 2000 chevy tahoe about 30,000 miles ago and it seems to be going out again. Currently the vehicle only drives in auto 4wd and does not do anything make a grinding kinda noise when I set in 2wd. Before it went out when I would be driving I would here a big boom noise after putting it into drive. Is this a transmission problem or the transfer case? When I pulled in my driveway and put it in park it started to roll backwards. I think it drives in auto 4wd because the front tires are pulling the vehice and sits there and makes a lot of noise because its a rear wheel drive suv. I got an appointment with the dealer on monday and they seem to be dancing away from warranty work already because they replaced the transmission with 100,000 mile warranty. The truck currently has 230,000 miles with the trans work being completed right around 200,000 miles.
#15 of 422 Re: 2000 5.3L Tahoe Transmission Problem [cardo25]
Jan 03, 2007 (10:19 pm)
Your problem clearly sounds like transfer case NOT tranny. It appears you are not engaging 2wd. If you have and electronic transfer case this could be a problem with actuator, or within case itself.
#16 of 422 Re: 2000 5.3L Tahoe Transmission Problem [catam]
Jan 04, 2007 (9:26 am)
yeah they said the differential came apart on it, they want around 2000 to fix it.
#17 of 422 Re: Does the 2007 Chevy Tahoe Have A Transmission Problem? [glockfan]
Jan 15, 2007 (3:32 pm)
From the sounds of the last post it might be your Torque Converter, which is causing your transmission to slip. If the Torque Converter is on recall I would bring the Tahoe in and have it replaced.
If this doesn't fix the problem and your transmission still feels like it is slipping, then I would do what the other post said and test-drive some 07 on the lot to see if they do the same thing. If not, then the dealer has to either repair or replace your transmission under the factory bumper to bumper warranty that your 07 Tahoe should still have.
Chevy is normally pretty good about their warranty, so maybe you should go to a different dealership. The dealer is the one who will loose out as Chevy pays them. Maybe they just donít want to do warranty work because they don't get paid as much as if it was not warranty work. You see the dealers and Mechanic charge you and I the private citizen more than 2 or 3 times what they get paid by the manufacture for the same work. Make's since why they told you what they did. They are trying to rip you off or donít want to do warranty work. Not all the Chevy dealerships are like this. Good Luck.
#18 of 422 Re: Does the 2007 Chevy Tahoe Have A Transmission Problem? [johnny4016]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:25 pm)
Hello, I have a 2007 tahoe LTZ 4x4 with only 15,000 miles and the transmission slipped really bad in all gears just over a week ago. It worked perfect before that and I had it hauled to the dealer and it hasn't slipped at all for the gm techs. I had no lights or codes captured when mine acted this way. The dealer says they don't have a clue other than it might be one of the computers. I have a good relationship with them as I have been going there every week for 8 years and tinting car windows for their customers. So I know them pretty well. I'm wondering what my next step should be? Any suggestions from those out there with the same problem? Thanks, David
#19 of 422 Re: Does the 2007 Chevy Tahoe Have A Transmission Problem? [citgo4me]
Jan 20, 2007 (8:57 am)
I have a 2007 Suburban LTZ that is having the same problems. The transmission is slipping and the dealer says itis fine and that is normal for a four wheel drive truck. I have had several suburbans and tahoes in the past and no problem.Do you know if this service notice applies to the sububans as well? I assume it is the same trans.
#20 of 422 Re: Does the 2007 Chevy Tahoe Have A Transmission Problem? [bizitt]
Jan 20, 2007 (11:28 am)
The dealer kept mine for a week and a half and after contacting GM they said that GM put a paper out on the problem and they did something with a 1/2 conduit. I know they would code whatever they did on the paperwork they gave me, but I have no idea. It has been working good as usual since I got it back 2 days ago. Mine didn't slip really it just didn't want to shift into the next gear with out reving higher than normal. After knowing much about transmission of the past I know slipping was not happening. It was not shifting into the next gear correctly. If it truly was slipping it wouln't have gone back to normal the next time I drove it. Your GM dealer can and should get the sheet from GM company and follow its direction. Hope you get it fixed. I'm hoping mine is fixed. David
#21 of 422 2002 Suburban - Transmission Slipping
Mar 12, 2007 (7:37 am)
I have a Suburban that will sometimes slip on takeoff. It appears that the transmission does not properly engage the 1st gear. However, by releasing the throttle, it will then slip into gear. Does anyone else have any experience with this situation. The dealer rebuilt the pressure (?) valve on the transmission several years ago. Everything was fine until two weeks ago. My truck is about to go out of warranty. I am concerned that I will need a new transmission shortly.
/s/ Tom Milam, Jr.
#22 of 422 2007 Tahoe -Back for tranny work again!
Apr 23, 2007 (12:40 pm)
I'm new to posting on sites such as this, but took the time to register b/c I'm really getting upset. I had around 17,000 miles on my 2007 Tahoe LTZ when, while accelerating up a slight grade, I heard a loud BANG, tach wrapped around as I quickly let foot off of accelerator and then I was done - nothing! I turned vehicle off, resarted it and was able to "limp" home (less than a mile) in low, though I did hear a high-pithced whining/vibration a few times during this ride. Same response as some of the other comments - argued that transmission should be replaced, but dealer said Chevy wouldn't do that on first repair. Two weeks later I got it back with a replaced forward sprag clutch, as I was told. I had taken it in just before this to have a sensor of some sort replaced on the transfer case when the message board indicated this was necessary. Message board had told me to return for service again just before I lost tranny entirely. Have around 21,000 now and we're back in the shop - slipping, occasional grind, high-pitched vibration on hills, etc. I have contacted Customer Service and have a rep calling me now, so I am hoping for a replacement, but sounds as though a new one may not be much better than what I have!
#23 of 422 Re: 2007 Tahoe -Back for tranny work again! [tahoetired]
Apr 24, 2007 (5:49 pm)
WOW!!! That is the worst I've heard on tranny problems with the 07 Tahoe. After a trip in to the dealer one time I haven't had another problem. I have added another 6k miles. Problems can come with any mechanical machinery. The difference is in customer service. Hopefully GM will step up to the plate and handle these problems quickly with little inconvience to the customer. Keep on them and don't give up!