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#349 of 413 Less than a year after replacing transmission...
Mar 09, 2012 (11:39 am)
It's been less than a year since my transmission has been replaced and it's starting to show the same signs of failure as the first transmission. No more than 4000 miles since replacement and it, at times, slips when starting to move from a traffic signal. The engine revs and then a few seconds later the transmission kicks in - it feels like someone has just rear-ended the truck. It's the same sign I had with the first transmission that only lasted 76K miles. This is getting a little upsetting!!!!
#350 of 413 Re: 2007 tranny rebuilt twice in same year [gmcustsvcsarah]
Mar 09, 2012 (12:18 pm)
Sarah, we had not had any problems whatsoever till the other day on my way home from work. Stopped at intersection, proceeded to go thru and I lost all power. It felt like it was in neutral. Reverse fine, low fine, drive gone! Had to have towed to nearest dearer 60 miles away! Cost us $160. Got a call back from service tech. Said tranny is gone. Need to replace. No warranty. He did not pull the tranny, apparently is good enough tech to know it is tranny. We are original owners, babied this vehicle, never towed anything. Just had full tranny service less than yr ago because we we moving. They said everything was fine and really didn't need it done, but did anyway for our own comfort. This had been a great vehicle till now! This is unexceptable, that tranny should last the life of the vehicle the way it was taken care of! Very disappointing! Chevy obviously has issues with the tranny in the 2007 models and earlier based off of what other customers are experiencing on this site. What is Chevy doing about this? And, of course our warranty just expired! So we are without a vehicle now and having to Look for another vehicle today. Which is 2 hrs away! Then we will have to have towed again to that dealer to trade in at another probably $200.00!
#351 of 413 2001 transmission problems HELP
Apr 23, 2012 (6:54 pm)
My transmission just went out on my 2001 chevy tahoe. i just had another used one installed. the mechanic warned me of a sound, possibly a bearing going bad. well, he installed it correctly this am, and while test driving i could hear the noise. also, i noticed that the gears were taking a long time to shift. my rpm would go up very high before shifting from 1st to second gear. well long story short, while test driving, i came almost to s complete stop and pressed the gas to go and it felt like something came loose or broke or something... the truck stop moving completely!! as i put it in drive, it wouldn't move at all.. like it was in neutral or something.. oddly, it reverses fine... it stop driving in the middle of the road so i put it in reverse and it backs up fast and fine.
please help... what could this possibly be???? good mechanics, please help!!!!
#352 of 413 Re: 1999 Chevy Tahoe Tranmission problems [woodycox]
May 07, 2012 (5:46 am)
hey how are you..where was the sensor located at
May 07, 2012 (5:49 am)
i have 98 chevy tahoe and im having problems with it, my tahoe will not move in any gear and in 2 or 4 wheel drive, once u turn it on it will move a few feet then it will not move again until u shuut it off and wait a few﻿ minutes then turn on and it will move agaian a few feet, what do u think the problem is?
#354 of 413 Re: Transmission problems [imrsohandsome]
May 07, 2012 (10:41 am)
Sensor is under SUV near driver's side door; off center of vehicle.
Google image the sensor. It looks just like those. Part of it runs left to right and looks like a skinny, black coke can....almost looks like a skinny oil filter.
Cost/labor at dealership was at least $700. If you do it by yourself, watch youtube videos. There are great vids of removal and replacement. However, software updates have to be done...not sure if you can drive it w/o the updates.
#355 of 413 Re: Less than a year after replacing transmission... [marka09]
May 26, 2012 (10:46 am)
Sounds familiar! I just found out this morning that I have to fork out $4200 for a complete tranny rebuild for my apparent piece of crap 2006 $59,000 Chevy Tahoe! Only 74,000 miles on it! I can't believe I ever bought a Chevy! They fork out more money into their people's retirement, that their product is crap! Thank you Union bastards! Thank you Chevy! No wounded you bastards went bankrupt!
#356 of 413 Re: Less than a year after replacing transmission... [amuzjay]
May 30, 2012 (9:33 am)
I don't know what part of the country that was in, but 4200 is a ripoff. Dealer list for a 4L60E is less than 1900.00 and Labor time is 7.0 hours for 4wd. At the average GM rate of 100.00 per hr 700.00 labor a total of 2600.00 plus tax and fluid with the GM 3 year/ unlimited warranty. If anyone in this forum is quoted over 3k go to a different dealer or shop
#357 of 413 Re: Less than a year after replacing transmission... [amuzjay]
May 30, 2012 (1:12 pm)
I'm having the same problem. It first happened between 58,000 and 59,000 miles that it wouldn't go into gear after stopping at a light. It was sporadic, and I thought it was my imagination. Over the weekend the problem got much worse and the engine revs between all gears. Of course, my powertrain warranty ended a few months ago. I'm looking at $3,350 for a new transmission, and the cost of a rental car in the meantime. If I had known that this was such an issue I would not have bought a Chevrolet. I'm hoping that GM Customer Assistance will do the right thing and stand behind their product. The dealer keeps reminding me that GM is on my side, and I should be patient while they see if they can help. My take on it is that they should do the right thing and cover the cost of the transmission replacement since the dealer has told me numerous times that this malfunction has no external cause. Unfortunately, customer service has quoted me all of the reasons they may not be able to help me (outside of warranty, I'm the second owner and they don't know how the prior owner maintained it), and don't really seem to be on my side.
If you've had similar problems and either paid for the repair, or had the repair covered by GM either under warranty or through customer assistance, please email me. I'm collecting information on how wide spread this issue is.
I understand that cars cost money, and things do break, however having a transmission that only lasts 60,000 miles then falls apart is unacceptable!
#358 of 413 Re: Less than a year after replacing transmission... [richinatl73]
May 30, 2012 (6:24 pm)
$1900 for tranny ( not including torque convertor) $500 for the torque convertor, $1600 for the R&R ( quoted 17 hrs to do the rebuild replacing all the hard parts and soft). Plus fluid and tax. Looks like I'm getting raked with the labor. It's at my local Aamco Transmission shop. Point being, a 2006 $59,000 vehicle should last without having to dump that kind of money back into it.... Really, shame on me... If a car company is only going to warranty their drive train for 36k.......that should have been my clue. My 2006 Hyundai........ 146789 miles and not one penny having to go towards any mechanical issues... My 1998 Mitsubishi montero sport 4x4...... 167899 miles before my teenager blew the motor (let the oil run out)....my 1995 ford ranger xlt....67567 miles I had to rebuild the tranny for $1800, then two years later( one month after the warrenty expired) I had to do ot again for $2400..no more American vehicles for me.... No heart into them, too much greed in cost savings cause they have to pay all those years of pensions and medical bills.