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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-11-2005, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Monday's service appointment

I made an appointment for the following issues.

1) Shifter rattle anything above 1500 rpms. If I hold on to it hard and squeeze the shifter it goes away.

2) Wheel hop under moderly hard acceleration.

3) Lots of chatter from the differential when in thight turns like when I'm in a parking lot. Also lots of "wine" from the differential when cruzing, (aka like on the highway in 6th gear and turning about 1500-2000 rpms with the radio off).

I've been saving up problems to try and get them all fixed at once.

I'll let you know how it goes.
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i bet they don't find anything wrong
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I just got my car back from the dealer. I had them take a look at the shifter rattle and the whine coming from my rear end when I am cruising at low rpms. Guess what they said? Nothing wrong.
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lol i love to be right.
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thats why i leased the car. after three years the rattle and whine are their problem!
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wow, all these positive thoughts!!!!!!

can't thank you enough
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I hope GM and Mr. Bob Lutz (the car's stepfather) are reading some of these. This will kill the few new GOAT fans that there are. Then they'll have to start paying people to drive them off the lots.

Really I just hope that this experience is not typical. Is it?
How have the cars been for most of you ?
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I love mine. Had a few things that needed to be tweaked. i dropped mine off thursday to get the trunk latch adjusted, headlights aimed, and a new rear light bar. Had to overnight parts. Otherwise mine is great.
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Took it in today and had a tech ride with me and in about 15 seconds of listening to the rear end he said that he thought a clutch pack was going bad. he said that he would most likely just replace the entire rear end. Now one thing he could not tell me was how long it would take to get the parts. Do you think they will have to be brought in from Australia or since it is a Dana that he can get them from the states? I thought I read somewhere that they would just install an '05 rear end?

The shifter rattle made me look stupid. Just like when you take your sick child to the Dr. and while you are there the kid is not sick. I told him, "sir, I do not smoke crack and there was a rattle sound from the shifter.

He said that he did hear something about a TSB for wheelhop and would look it up.

I have to pay for the first day's car rental but the dealership will foot the bill for anything over the first day. So I guess I am happy! But now I miss my car.
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Well the dealer said last night that the rear end had to be truck freighted from Lansing Michigan and it would take as long as 4 days to get and then another two days to install everything. I driving around in a GMC Canyon right now, its a rental and also a wet noodle of a truck.

For the fuel gage problem, they ordered a new fuel level sensor and sending unit.

He said the tech still did not hear the shifter rattle but and thinks the rattle is related to the rear end. BUT he ordered a new handle anyway just in case.

No word yet on the rear end wheel hop.
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