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Picking up my third Tahoe/yukon today

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Lagunitas, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. Lagunitas

    Lagunitas TYF Newbie

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    Originally had an 03 Yukon SLT that was fantastic. 5.3 motor. Minor issues.

    Then moved to an 07 Tahoe - ran it till 155 miles, minor issues. Great truck.

    Spent a few years in a Sierra Denali (too long - prefer the SUV)

    Now buying a 2016 Yukon SLT with the HD towing and the 5.3.

    I know about the a/c issues and the trans shudder (my Sierra had the 8 speed which I did not like).

    Anything else to be ready for?

    Thanks.
     
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    Miami-Dade Staff Member Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Welcome from Miami Beach Rich!

    Sounds like you got it covered already.

    With that said I have 94K miles on my 2016 5.3 Tahoe LT and so far just a a/c Condenser. The rest is plain old regular maintenance every 5K miles. Knock on wood.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum from NH.

    Lots of knowledgeable folks here who freely share their knowledge, experiences, and perspectives. Knowledge is power.

    I hope that you will become a participating member in the Forum's discussions.

    Pics, please.
     
  4. Lagunitas

    Lagunitas TYF Newbie

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    Thanks all. Much appreciated. The dealer said the condenser has not been replaced yet. Im wondering if they can replace it ahead of it failing since there is a TSB. Not sure they will fix what's technically not broken.

    I am very excited about the truck since it is a rarer color (crimson red tint coat) and is a SLT premium edition. I did not want the Denali since I have no need for the 6.2's extra grunt or the 8 speed transmissions constant upshifting. I did get the HD trailering since I tow a car at times.
     
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    Welcome to the forum from Iowa.
     
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    That should have the 6L80 still, no shudder unless the fluid is bad. Ditch the trans thermostat cause they run them at 195.
     
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