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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,026 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. rebuilt transmission (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 282014

Tahoe Z71 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles


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. Wrong! When merging onto the highway one day, the transmission slipped badly on the 2-3 shift, causing the tachometer to briefly hit the rev limiter. I had never towed anything major with the Tahoe (just a utility trailer), the transmission fluid had been changed every 50k miles, and I had experienced no prior issues with the transmission whatsoever until that point. I was hoping it was an anomaly but it started happening more frequently as the weeks went by. I did some Internet research and found this to be a relatively common issue (search for 4L60E 2-3 shift flare if you don't believe me). I took it to a reputable local transmission shop and had it rebuilt. The problem was solved and the wallet was much lighter (once again).

- , Hamilton, OH, US

problem #1

Jun 122008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,053 miles

bought a Tahoe in 5-6-2004, in 6-11-05 transmission slipping.they said they could not see the problem if it continues, bring it back. its been back several times.nothing they say.the last time was 7-3-08 has app to have looked a got there bentley in Florence said he could not touch it cause of the miles this time. left got on the road and transmission went out. had to toe and had a third party fix and i paid for it. gm will not help bently wont help

- , Florence, AL, USA

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