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#19 of 33 Re: 2005 Tahoe - noises from front left [alston28]
Apr 14, 2008 (12:12 pm)
Just found this from a Google search:
Is anyone else having this issu? I have an '05 Tahoe. I hear a low sounding front end rattle/squeak that is heard when going on any uneven roads or bumps. I've looked at all the TSB for the Tahoes/Suburban/Yukon and I found the following TSB:
Suspension - Rattles/Squeaks From Front of Vehicle
Bulletin No.: 03-03-08-002B Date: November 30, 2005 TECHNICAL Subject:
Rattle/Squeak from Front of Vehicle (Replace Lower Portion of Upper Insulator Assembly) Models:
2002-2005 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT
2003-2005 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2000-2005 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe
2002-2005 Chevrolet Avalanche
2000-2005 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL Supercede: This bulletin is being revised to update the correction and parts information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 03-03-08-002A (Section 03 - Suspension). Condition Some customers may comment on a rattle or squeak type noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Cause The front shock absorber plastic pilot ring may be wearing out, causing the shock to misalign in the insulator. Correction DO NOT replace the shock. Replace the lower portion, P/N 15834275 , of the upper insulator assembly using the procedure listed below. This new insulator has a taller plastic pilot ring that is attached to the metal sleeve to aid in the proper alignment of the insulators. 1. Remove the front shock absorber. Refer to the Shock Absorber Replacement procedure in the Front Suspension sub-section of the Service Manual. 2. Remove the lower portion of the upper insulator from the shock and discard. 3. Install the new lower portion of the upper insulator to the shock. Important: Be sure to center the shock in the frame bracket and tighten the upper mounting nut when the vehicle is on the ground. 4. Install the front shock absorber. Refer to the Shock Absorber Replacement procedure in the Front Suspension sub-section of the Service Manual.
#20 of 33 2005 Tahoe - thanks; liftgate
Jun 09, 2008 (7:06 am)
Thanks. Took the Tahoe in last week. Showed them this bulletin. It apparently fixed one of the 2 problems. Dealer said the "thump" was caused by tires. They said they rotated the tires, but I still hear/feel the "thump." Also, now my liftgate won't stay up.
#21 of 33 2005 Tahoe - liftgate won't stay up
Jun 09, 2008 (7:08 am)
New issue with my 2005 Tahoe: now my lift gate won't stay up. Currently propping it up with a pole. Anyone have this problem, or know of a solution? Is it a warranty item? Thanks.
#22 of 33 2001 Chevy Tahoe seat upholstery
Jun 11, 2008 (8:15 pm)
Has anyone out there ever removed the fabric seat covers from the bucket seats in a Tahoe? I need to replace them with factory originals but wonder about how you get the head and arm rests off, etc. I would appreciate some step by step instruction. let me know...Steve H.
#23 of 33 Re: 2005 Tahoe - liftgate won't stay up [alston28]
Jun 12, 2008 (12:11 pm)
Dealer replaced both rear lift gate strutts yesterday - and it was a warranty item - no charge.
#24 of 33 Re: noise from front left; thump 2005 Tahoe - thanks; liftgate [alston28]
Jun 12, 2008 (12:15 pm)
Turns out it the fix done per the bulleting didn't fix the problem. Also, rotating tires didn't solve the "thump." Took it to dealer yesterday (mainly for the lift gate problem). The shop foreman rode with me, and heard both noises. They made the following repairs, no charge:
Rattle from front left, when turning left
Cause: noisey E7638 Support, Steering Column Replace 469 WS96
FC: 2W part#: Count:0
Cause: Noisey E7620 Bearing and/or Bushing, Steering Shaft Lower Replace 469 WS96
1 88963617 Bearing 1 Misc TC
I haven't driven it enough to know whether these fixes solved the problems.
#25 of 33 95 4wd 5.7L Hoe Oil Leak
Nov 02, 2008 (2:19 pm)
The other morning, I woke up and noticed oil dripping from the stabilizer bar. Looking under the engine, I cannot tell where it is leaking from. Anyone else have this problem? I would greatly appreciate any input. Also, turning the steering wheel when turning, the front "jumps" a little and/or knocks at least once.
#26 of 33 Re: 95 4wd 5.7L Hoe Oil Leak [tsmith2233]
Dec 09, 2009 (9:30 am)
Had it looked at. Apparently since I already had the timing gasket done, it was leaking at the very front of the oil pan. The oil pan gasket was bad. Got it replaced. No more leaks. The knocking/jumping with turning turned out to be a loose nut on the control arm. Tightened it, and it's fixed. Hope this helps someone.
#27 of 33 Re: 95 4wd 5.7L Hoe Oil Leak [tsmith2233]
Dec 09, 2009 (10:46 am)
Thanks for the follow up report!
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#28 of 33 95 2dr 4x4 Hoe...steering wheel squeaking
Jan 25, 2010 (1:33 pm)
The title pretty much explains it all...I heard this was recalled so many years back. I take it this cannot be fixed anymore complimentary of the dealership (if it was recalled)?