Last post on Mar 20, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe Limited/Z71, SUV
#12 of 21 Re: 2004 Chevrolet Suburban Transmission Problems [alphacharlie1]
Feb 10, 2009 (10:25 am)
Replace the broken part in the transmission, most likely.
#13 of 21 Re: grinding noise when driving '04 tahoe [andrew1968]
Feb 14, 2009 (10:53 am)
I have a 04 burb and noticed a similar noise last night. I pulled the wheel feeling it was a defective break pad. I checked the pad it was ok but I noticed a lot of play with the rotor. I suspect a bad bearing. I am going to have it checked this week.
#14 of 21 2003 tahoe transmission failure
Apr 01, 2009 (6:09 pm)
i have a 2003 tahoe z71. 1st transmission failed at 6500 miles, 2nd gm rebuilt failed at 98,000 miles, purchased a new gm transmission with 3 yr 100,000 warrantiee(3rd transmission), that one failed at 5400 miles, 4th transmission just failed at 7,000 miles. is there any fix better than the new gm transmissions.
#15 of 21 Re: 2003 tahoe transmission failure [dave205]
Apr 03, 2009 (5:53 am)
After replacing transmission as many times as you have it does not sound like it really is a transmission problem.
It could be that when they bolt it on you have axial forces between transmission input shaft and torque converter, which then cause bearings fail in transmission, or something similar.
Car shops just keep replacing the transmission but the root cause probably is with bad fit / tolerance between the transmission and engine block / torque converter.
Also need to make sure the drive shaft from transmission to rear differential is not axially loaded.
#16 of 21 Re: 2003 tahoe transmission failure [arrie]
Apr 04, 2009 (9:22 am)
I actually had the tahoe at the dealer for two days and they can't replicate the problem(transmissions was slipping so much that I was not driveable when I dropped it off). they even dropped the pan to look for metal and wear(which is how they found my 2nd failed transmission---at my request). the 1st and 3rd transmissions just completely failed with no warning signs--both within 5 mins of driving after start up. one of the techs even drove it personally for two days. I have it back and it seems to be running fine---for now. I wonder if it is a computer issue--the service 4wd did come on for a few minutes when it was running really badly. I will let the dealer know on monday what you had suggested(thanks)
#17 of 21 Re: 05 Tahoe 4wd transfer case replacement [bohicket1]
Feb 08, 2010 (11:24 am)
I have the exact same problem and have been quoted $2100 as well. My repair shop told me they have done 3 transfer case replacements on Tahoe's. This MUST be a common problem and I would like Chevrolet to help pick up the tab. My Tahoe is a z71 with 80K miles. Please let me know what you have found or what your resolution was! Thank you.
#18 of 21 Re: grinding noise when driving '04 tahoe [jmulford]
Feb 09, 2010 (11:38 pm)
Hello, I had the exact problem with my 2005 suburban. Luckily I had a really good mechanic at the dealership. We went for a test drive and I could easily reproduce the noise. (Grinding sound that went away when you let off the gas, then it would come back even if you lightly acclerate). It was the front diff bearings. When he had it on the lift he noticed that the front wheels were not turning. Turns out my transfer case was burnt also. WOW! Only 35,000 miles!
Ok! Now my transmission shifts wierd. It doesnt down shift when you are driving in parking lots at slow speeds. Its like your driving a stick and you dont shift out of first gear. Then when you are slowing down from higher speed like pulling into a parking lot or driveway it shifts into the first gear. I have taken it in twice and they say nothing is wrong with it. Transmission has slipped occasionally as well.
#19 of 21 2005 Suburban transmission problems
Feb 09, 2010 (11:49 pm)
I really think my transmission has problems. Feels uncomfortable to drive at low speeds. When you take off from a stop and dont go over about 15mph its like its stuck in first gear. Feels like you are driving a stickshift. (You know when you have it in first gear and you let off and then accelerate.) Then when you are slowing down (like pulling into a driveway or something it suddenly shifts into first gear and the RPMS rev the engine. It seems the transmission should downshift when driving very slow? I took it to the dealer twice and they say there is nothing wrong with it. CAN ANYONE HELP ME!!!!!!
Transmission does slip occasionally. They cant figure that out either!
Many many problems with this vehicle too many to list.
#20 of 21 Re: grinding noise when driving '04 tahoe [andrew1968]
Mar 19, 2010 (11:11 pm)
Did you ever find out what the noise is? I have the same problem in my 2005 Tahoe. it is NOT the Wheel Bearing and the "grinding" is coming from the front differential. please help !!!
#21 of 21 Re: grinding noise when driving '04 tahoe [kevhenn]
Mar 20, 2010 (7:51 am)
I dont know if you read my other post but the grinding noise turned out to be the front differential bearings. Also when the burb was on the lift the mechanic noticed the all wheel drive wasn't working too. So my transfer case was burnt. Just so you know it took a good mechanic to figure it out. I took it to another dealership and they told me it was my tires. Good thing I am not an idiot. Hopefully you can get it figured out. Good luck!