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#170 of 413 1999 Chevy Tahoe wont shift once the engines warm
Jan 30, 2010 (7:04 pm)
Hello all, I need help! I have a 1999 Tahoe 4X4 LT with a automatic transmission. a few months ago, I was driving it and the transmission started slipping. I parked it and thought i needed to replace the transmission since it has 180,000 mile on it. Then after talkign with a friend who had a 1996 tahoe he had he had same problem as I did and after replacing two transmissions he leared there was a relay or someting on the outside you need to replace. My problem is I can go outside start the tahoe drive it around the block and it shifts and drives fine. After the engine warms up it starts to slilp and rev. Reverse works fine. If I let it sit and drive it the next day all is fine until it gets warm again. I smelled the fluid and it doesn't smell burnt and there are no leaks under the vehicle. Does anyone have a idea. Please point me in the right directions.
#171 of 413 01 chevy tahoe 4th transmission????
Feb 03, 2010 (2:27 pm)
ie had 3 different transmissions
installed in my 2001 taHOE!! .. and praying im not working on the 4th!!
during recent snow storm,my tahoe got stuck.husband instructed me hop in driver seat and to "rock" it back and forth as he pushed. he Pushes,,hollering PUT IT n DRIVE! SHIFT IN REVERSE! rock it...DRIVE,..REVERSE! ii asked him if this would burn up the tranny!!! his reply?? ....ROCK!....DRIVE..etc.
needless 2 say ...we quickly got unstuck, .and got 'er home.. now ,!!!!!, THE *#*!! transmission WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF SECOND GEAR !!
HAS GM recalled these transmissions? . Any suggestions? ... ...
thank you ,
#172 of 413 Re: 01 chevy tahoe 4th transmission???? [keracter]
Feb 04, 2010 (12:03 am)
Sorry to hear...
The "proper" way to "rock" a vehicle is, Forward, very lightly, don't spin!... then hit the brake, stop, and put it in Reverse: WAIT, then release the brake and reverse, VERY LIGHTLY, then brake again. You may gain maybe just an inch but, with your foot still on the brake, engage it back into reverse, and WAIT for it to engage again before accelerating a tad, again. Repeat the procedure, you should be gaining ground every time, if not, might time to shovel! But the trick is, not to spin.
There's way too much slack, and delay time between gears, on a 4 wheel drive, cuz of the transfer case, to "rock" a vehicle, like we used to do in the old days (when we were kids and didn't know better), with a regular vehicle.
As for the tranny being gone... wish I could help, but it don't sound good. And ya, seems the Tahoe's have sensitive trannys, from what I've been reading... sorry... don't expect help from GM, they have enough trouble as it is...
but that's just my take on it... I have a '96, that is new to me, and I plan on babying it... I just LOVE it! I got stuck, in 2 feet of snow, last week, and the above got me out, no problems...
#173 of 413 2000 tahoe transmission
Feb 06, 2010 (5:35 pm)
can I put a 200R4 tranny in a 2000 tahoe?
#174 of 413 Re: 01 chevy tahoe 4th transmission???? [d1extreem]
Feb 06, 2010 (9:54 pm)
thanks for the reply. ill be thinking of you next time im stuck, when hubby starts a hollerin', REVERSE, DRIVE!..REVERSE..etc . Ill tell him i recently completed D1EXTREEM 's online course..hOW tO pROPERLY 'ROCK' a vehicle.
(smile). then im going to give him a little schooling!
ya, forgot bout GM going under. I still havent brought Tahoe 2 shop but, someone told me to take it down the road drive it as fast as it will go, then throw it in park While DRIVING,, then ill hear a click, click,click, ....then im supposed to quickly throw it back in DrIvE. .. think its worth a try?
#175 of 413 Is this the transmission biting the dust?
Feb 13, 2010 (2:28 am)
Hello: my first post. I just read all I could about the trans going out on all those 2007 Tahoes!! That is crazy!. I have a 2003 4x4 Tahoe. Bought it used in 2005 with 34,000 miles on it. It ALWAYS clunked here and there while driving and the dealership said it was normal. That was early 06. Now it's got over 110,000 and not wanting to go into 3rd or 4th gear. The engine just revs..kinda sounds like it is neutral. (?) It's parked. It is our only vehicle. I stay home taking care of my husband who is on social security disability. Needless to say, I can't take it to anyone right now. Am trying to figure this out on my own. A few months ago, I ran out of gas (just dumb) and heard the fuel pump (I am assuming) humming. It seems to hum when we get pretty low on gas, so I try to keep it up past half a tank now. Any suggestions on either problem? Thanks in advance.
#176 of 413 2001 Tahoe 4X4 trans shifts from 3rd to total slip
Feb 20, 2010 (11:06 pm)
I have a 2001 Tahoe 4X4.The trans works fine in 1st and 2nd. In 3rd it acts like it is neutral. In Drive it acts the same. It shifts from 1st to 2nd OK. When it shifts out of 2nd the trans disconnects and the engine revs. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this problem? Cost to fix? Do I need a new Trans? Thanks for your help.
#177 of 413 Re: 2001 Tahoe 4X4 trans shifts from 3rd to total slip [johnforman]
Feb 21, 2010 (4:53 am)
Don't drive it anymore, or you run the risk of further damaging from metal pieces moving around and potentially wrecking good hears..
Had a problem couple years ago with my '97, lost (I think) reverse and 2nd or reverse and third. Local Aamco shop had free towing, so had them come get it. Turns out had a metal piece break. It broke, and a small metal piece messed up one or two other gears. The guy showed me the damage, ordered the pieces that he needed for replacement and put it all back together.
I don't remember the specifics, but was somewhere like 1600 - 1700 dollars. A specialized transmission shops work on these all day long. When I had first called and described my symptoms, he was able to say.....I bet it's the blankety-blank (and should cost x). When he opened it up, it was exactly what he had suspected, and cost x.
Not necessaryily endorsing aamco, just happened to be who I picked out of the phone book, and the local guy was great. YMMV. I'm sure there are many shops who would be as good.
#178 of 413 slips and no power
Apr 03, 2010 (4:05 pm)
I have a 96 tahoe and when first driving it everything is fine, after about 10 miles check engine light comes on and when i make my first stop and try to accelerate the tranny shifts hard from 1st to 2nd and same from 2nd to 3rd all shifting after this is ok. If i pull over and shut vehicle off and wait about 60 seconds and restart vehicle there is no slipping but check engine light is on. Eventually the check engine light goes out after driving in town for long periods of time. Second problem is after engine light is on if i try to accelerate the rpm go up but tahoe will not move if i let off gas to a certain point it will speed up, i can only give it gas to a certain point any further accelleration it seems to bog down. Anyone with some advice please let me know also tranny has been replaced and old tranny did the same thing. someone pleace help. email ( autoshop1975yahoo.com)
#179 of 413 1996 Tahoe ???(TCM) Transmission Control Module
Apr 14, 2010 (7:17 pm)
I have a 96 tahoe. Everything works great except that if you put it in reverse and give it gas it makes a loud grinding noise. I was told by a mechanic friend that it is the TCM. I have done extensive research on the TCM and have found nothing for a 96 tahoe. As in where it is and how much to replace. Any help is appreciated.