- Sep 7, 2021
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hahaha yea the mechanic corrected me about it being a gear box not a rack/pinion but I still refer to them as steering racks. It's apparently still good so I'll leave it alone for now.I used the higher end moog steering / suspension parts on my tahoe and have no complaints. They have grease zerks and went 37,000 miles no problems so far. Your Tahoe should have a steering gear box, not a rack and pinion. If the gear box is good at that mileage consider your self lucky and keep it! Remanufactured ones that don’t have slop are hard to find! I learned that the hard way by replacing it anyways with everything else like you mentioned haha
Got all the moog parts needed plus a bunch of other stuff. Only thing I managed to accomplish today was getting the water pump on.
Got sidelined after driving it around to check the temps after water pump install. The transmission is slipping a ton, wont kick down and hangs high until it decides it wants to shift up. Not to mention after about 10 minutes of warming up the trans sounds like a vacuum on speed. It'll literally be so slugish but once it decides to get in the right gear it moves. Transmission fluid is clean and and full so not really enthused about a possible ( more than likely since its a 4l60e ) trans rebuilt.
Found a stage 1 unit for 1500.00 through transdepot though. Not entirely sure what the previous owner had repaired on it only that it had some parts ''replaced'' If it's anything like the way they ghettoed in the aftermarket headlight assemblies then the trans is toast lol.