To troubleshoot these types of issues, check the actual solved problems with these types of issues. The transmission dipstick has two ranges - one for cold transmission fluid levels, the other for hot transmission fluid levels. A lot easier then dropping the pan. This link also has a vintage vehicle lookup, along with a power sports oil and filter guide. My faith in Chevy pickups is shattered. If the transmission fluid level on your Tahoe is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube.
Last week, while driving, I noticed the transmission slipping in 3rd gear. Welcome to your best source of information for automotive and light truck oil and fluid capacities. If it's hesitant or sluggish to shift, and or its whining, it is more than likely just low on transmission fluid. I pulled over and had the vehicle towed home, hoping that by doing so I could salvage the transmission. After spending the hard earned money that this thing cost, the expectation would be for the drive train to last longer than this. Now I have to wait for 4 days while they look into it. I feel that the Chevrolet company should do a recall and replace it at their own expense.
Drop the transmission oil pan. So I'd highly recommend that you go ahead refill it with new transmission fluid. Please refer to page 6-25 of your user manual for specifics about this. There is no excuse for this. It is very delicate and cheap fluid will make the transmission slip. It is also about 3 inches above the transmission oil pan.
I now understand why they needed a bailout and although I would like to buy American the value and reliability are just not there sorry America. Suffice it to say, the manual suggests only adding transmission fluid after checking the hot transmission fluid level where it is found to be low. With the vehicle running, you remove a bolt located on the transmission. I rolled down the hill on the avenue to the red light and got in the left hand lane because I knew I could get to a safe place to pull the truck over again. Sure there is not some water into the trensmission?. Also get the tranny fluid checked.
To troubleshoot these types of issues, check the actual solved problems with these types of issues. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. I was hoping it was an anomaly but it started happening more frequently as the weeks went by. I take very good care of it, I do not gun it, spin the tires or do roll backs. I think the manuals may state the new numbers. Aramco assured me when they rebuilt the transmission that it was more beefed up than before.
Some oil additives have been known to 'foam'. Don't know why it has to be so confusing, but if anyone is buying plugs in the future the 41-985 listed in a post above is 41-110 at some of the retail outlets. After replacing my engine due to cracked Castech heads at just over 100,000 miles, I thought I would have smooth sailing for a while with my Tahoe. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. I also know that they didn't have to take the tranny apart to know what was wrong so that tells me they knew right away what happened.
I have had multiple failures after this procedure and also flushing doesn't give the opportunity to access and change the filter. I took it to a reputable local transmission shop and had it rebuilt. Well if they can't warrant it then you know its got to be defective. I haven't had it looked at yet, but I am sure I will have to address the problem. Nov 25, 2012 It can be issue with gears or problem with transmission and needs to be rebuild.
Of course we were 7 months out of the extended warranty we purchased. Or I can replace it with a new tranny for 3300. I had to copy that by hand so I'm not exactly sure how old it was when I did it. Get qualified help to inspect. Chevrolet has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. When adding transmission fluid to your Tahoe, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
!! Here is your best source for car and truck fluid capacity and oil specifications. I know that I am not just going to say ok and shell out my hard earned cash without a fight. Never put any stress on the truck such as plowing, hauling or towing. It slips and shakes around 40-45 mph. If its low,then such problems occurs. If it does have a dipstick, look on the stick for directions. It is going to cost me way too much to replace the transmission.
I had to buy a Transmission. Thursday it was taken to two local well known transmission repair shops. My main trouble was I had extended warranty to 100000 miles. But why am I having transmission problems again!!!! By morning I went to Aramco and they did a diagnostic on the transmission and they reported a gear broke. Flushing is also an option, although I haven't had good luck using this system.