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Chevrolet Tahoe, Transmission, SUV
Jun 30, 2013 (4:18 am)
Hi everyone! I have an issue that I hope someone can help me with. I have been reading here for 2 days now and cannot find anything about this problem.
I have a 1998 Tahoe 5.7L, from what I can tell it has a 4l60e tranny, and the autotrac transfer case. I bought the Tahoe with milk in the oil pan due to a blown intake gasket. I also bought a 1996 Chevy 4x4 5.7L that had frame issues, but an engine with 24,000 on a complete rebuild (top to bottom). I transplanted the engine into the Tahoe, and left everything else as it was. The engine I removed from the Tahoe ran excellent, even though it was full of water, and the tranny shifted great. I thought this was going to be a straight forward engine swap (boy was I wrong). After many issues getting the engine running properly, it now purrs like a kitten. I pulled it out of my garage a few days ago, set up some ramps and drove it onto the ramps to have more room to install the bar on the passengers side that goes from the engine mount to the tranny bell housing. After all was done, I went to pull the Tahoe off of the ramps, and I couldn't find a gear anywhere. It acts like it is in neutral. RPM's do not change at all when selecting any gear. I thought at first that maybe the transfer case was stuck in neutral. I read a forum here about this issue, but mostly being stuck in a 4WD gear. My first suspect was the selector switch on the dash, as the lights were not properly working on it. I pulled it out, and with slight pressure on the back of the switch, the lights would work. Although, even with the lights not working, you can hear the mechanical switch on the transfer case, and the front diff change gears. So I figured all was ok with the selector except the lights not working. I have checked the fuses and all of them are good. I have removed the motor from the side of the transfer case, and have tried manually selecting the gears to see if I could find 2HI in there somewhere. I was able to change the selector (although it was pretty hard to turn). I have another transfer case laying on the floor of the garage from the truck I took the motor out of, so I tried turning them on that transfer case, and it felt the same, so I assume it should turn a little hard, as this transfer case was working well when pulled also. Tranny fluid is good, all electrical connections are good (tranny was never pulled from the Tahoe). Vacation is coming up in 12 days, and I desperately need this Tahoe to pull my camper with, or I am going to have a very disappointed family on my hands. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have been told that it could be that the tranny pump just went out. Something about the alignment when I matched the tranny to the engine not being right, and shearing some "ears" off of the pump?? I have swapped probably 10 or 12 motors in my time, and have never ruined a tranny doing it. Anything??
#418 of 422 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [tah04]
Jul 20, 2013 (10:35 pm)
I am new so I do not know where to post or if I'm in the right place. I bought a used 2002 chevrolet tahoe in February. When I put it in reverse it makes this loud noise and when I put it in drive, the highest it will go is 7 mph. I really need to get this truck up and running since I have 5 kids of my own. I know when I went to get an oil change, they said my 2 front shocks were leaking and it needed to be change. Could this cause my truck not to work? It is also leaking. Please help thank you
Jul 30, 2013 (3:29 pm)
Couldn't be more disappointed. I have 115,000 km on my truck and have had nothing but problems. Since purchasing the truck in 05, with 26k on it I have:
replaced 2 transmissions
front wheel bearings
windshield wiper motor
3rd brake light
passenger side mirror
front running lights don't last more than a month
blown engine- lower end rod?
rear drivers side window motor
rear windshield wiper motor
drivers side speaker has a short
no a/c in rear
This truck has been babied since I've owned it. Never towed, never thrashed, never been off road. I've heard of lemons but I think this is more of a general quality issue. Seems excessive for a truck with 115,000km. I have a Ford with 150 k, and no issues. I make sure I bring this up with the 100 or so people I encounter each week in my sales territory. Hey GM, is this what you are still selling? GM is the worst scam out there. Talk about BUYER BEWARE!
#420 of 422 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [corgio]
Oct 07, 2013 (8:31 am)
corgio, i am having the same issues with my 2012 tahoe. its scheduled to go in tomorrow. what was the outcome for your 13? thanks.
#421 of 422 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [rudy2412]
Oct 07, 2013 (3:49 pm)
I went through three transmissions, brake lines that rotted out and failed and almost killed my family --which the dealer then replaced for two or three times as much money as what a private garage would have charged , and Stabilitrak malfunction lights that would not go away unless the dealer got hundreds of dollars , only to return repeatedly for more and more money , plus failed manifold gaskets that cost over $1200 to replace because the bolts GM uses rust out and can't be unscrewed but instead have to be drilled out . Solution ? Take the wreck to a really good detail place and have it shined up inside and out and trade it in to someone , anyone , but a Chevy dealer . GET RID OF IT ! IT AIN't GONNA GET BETTER .!!!!!
#422 of 422 Re: 1999 Chevy Tahoe wont shift once the engines warm [tharsing]
Oct 31, 2013 (9:37 am)
YES i HAVE THE EXACT SAME ISSUE, HAVE YOU FOUND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS i KEEP HEARING ITS AN O2 SENSOR OR A TSS SENSOR WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT ?