Last post on Oct 10, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon Denali, GMC Yukon XL, SUV
#7 of 16 Re: 2002 Yukon XL Differential Question [westtx4wheeler]
Jul 10, 2010 (7:07 pm)
I too have a 2002 Yukon Denali XL. We have been having problems with the vehicle for over a year and many service departments and mechanic's have looked at this problem for us and we still have the same problem. When the vehicle heats up and we turn it either direction, it will shake, bounce and make a horrible noise.
The most recent solution we were told today was from a former GMC mechanic who drove our vehicle and told us that he believed the plates in the differential were heating up and sticking together causing the problem when we attempt to turn the wheel. He said that we should add a friction additive to the differential and this should fix the problem. He said that GMC knew about this problem and that this was their solution to the problem.
Like I said he left in 2001 and said he was pretty certain that this could be the problem. I attempted to purchase the friction additive and I was told that it was not a limited slip differential. I am just looking for answers. Is this limited slip? Does it have the plates he was referring to? and can we add this additive? or do you have a possible fix idea?
#8 of 16 DO NOT USE THE BBB CHICAGO or GM CORPORATE
Aug 14, 2010 (6:21 pm)
I have posted some questions regarding my 2002 Yukon Denali XL and the problems it has been having for 15 months. AVENUE CHEVROLET in Batavia, Illinois attempted to fix this vehicle under warranty and ended up damaging the vehicle which was proven by another GMC dealership. The BBB did not help me. GM Corporate which you will see listed on this site (Mariah) for help failed to help me. All you can do is find a good an honorable dealership (Haggerty GMC, Villa Park, IL) to maybe assist you and then go to a lawyer. GM Corporate received their government bailout and who cares about the consumer. I was told it doesn't matter to them if I buy their vehicles. I am also attempting to use the power of the press in my local area if nothing else to get the word out about GM Corporate and AVENUE CHEVROLET. Your best bet is to get good honest reports from this remarkable site and to use my suggestions above. Just trying to help the consumer.
#9 of 16 Re: 2002 Yukon XL Differential Question [donnieb233458]
Jun 07, 2011 (1:43 pm)
Did you ever get an answer to your problem? My 2002 has the exact same problem.
#11 of 16 Re: 2002 Yukon XL Differential Question [donnieb233458]
Oct 04, 2011 (7:58 am)
I also had the same problem. they thought I was crazy because it never happened to them. It is a recall only if it happens I was told. It is the viscus clutch in the transmission. Hope this helps.
#13 of 16 2010 Yukon differential question
Apr 18, 2012 (10:52 am)
Car has a 5.3L engine with 3.08 differential. I am towing a boat that weighs 5000 lbs, excluding trailer. I am upgrading the differential and the guy that is doing it suggested I go to a 4.10 rather than a 3.74. I am concerned that the vehicle's non-towing performance (fuel and top-end speed) will suffer. This is our go-to vehicle for highway driving and on long trips. I have no mechanical expertise and want to make sure I have enough towing capacity to pull the boat, but not substantially more than I will ever need. Would like some advice.
#14 of 16 Re: 2002 Yukon XL Differential Question [fze22]
Aug 23, 2012 (11:20 am)
I have changed out the front drive shafts,, No luck
I have changed out the front beardings... No Luck
I Have changed the fluid in the front differential.. No Luck
I had the fluid changed in the Transfer case... No Luck...
I checked the brakes for anything binding.. No luck
I replaced the upper steering shaft... No Luck...
I did find a post like mine where it was fine cold but after about 15 to 20 miles it started to make the noice when turning left or right.. forwards or back.
That post said it was probably the viscus clutch in the transfer case...
Anyway I took the vehicle into the shop so they could have the transfer case sent out to a local bearing shop for rebuild...
They said the clutches we shot... and almosted welded together... About a $1200 rebuild cost + labor and fluid.. but at least the mystery is over... Now we can go into a parking lot and park without any issue...
Oh by the way my Yukon had 180K miles on it but drove it about 40K miles trying to figure this riddle out...
I hope that helps out...
#15 of 16 Please help is this my differential ?!
May 09, 2013 (3:39 pm)
I have a 01 yukon xl when i put the truck in gear it makes this loud sledgehammer noise in the rear driver side tire it vibrates hard cant move the truck. Was told by my uncle it could be my rear end..please help
#16 of 16 2001 yukon xl denali transfer case
Oct 10, 2013 (6:45 am)
I'm trying to find out what OEM transfer case will fit in a 2001 Yukon xl Denali without having to take out the old one first to read the tag. Anyone have the answer?