2001 Yukon 1500 XL 4 X 4 front differential problem
Thank you Mr Scary for your answer concerning my differential problem with my dealer. So far I never found a drop of oil in my carport concerning that problem. When they say that I have to rebuilt the differential they mention barings and other things. They also told me that I could drive it like that for a little longer but not too much witch got me worried. If I don't see any oil on the ground and no specific warning light on the dash, should I be looking or listening for something particular? Also, as far as you know, is $3,500.00 to change the differential barings too much money?
Again, thank you so much for your help.
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Re: 2001 Yukon 1500 XL 4 X 4 front differential problem
You will be Listening for a Grinding Noise. as for Price to Rebuild----HELL YES it's TOO Much to pay!!!! Any Legititamate Mechanic can Rebuild it for a LOT less. Just keep an Eye out and you should be Just Fine. Been doing Mechanic work for 35 Years. I don't have a Problem Helpin Ya! Just drop me a Line if you need more Help!
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The 4x4 actuator in the front differential may be bad. The older heat actuators were notorious for failing, but when the electric actuators came out they got much more reliable. But that doesn't mean they are infallible. Have it checked.
if i am not mistaking these have the vacuum module on the front differential check it it is probably bad common problem on these trucks from 96 and up if it is the electronic type it could be one of three things the switch on the dash, motor on transfer case, or the electronic module for the 4 wheel drive.
Sounds like the Common "Ploy for Money" from the Dealership. You can wait on this repair as long as 1---There is not a Pool of Fluid where you Park 2--- Everything work as Normal. It Very well Could be Leaking But, The Mechanics at the Dealership are trained to look for Buildup on ANYTHING on the Undercarriage. A Leak of anykind could cause Buildup of Fluids on the Outside So, Just keep an Eye on it and Make sure that it is not a Bad Leak or Anything is not Functioning as Normal.
My 2000 Yukon XL with 5300 engine had same problem at 115,800 miles in Aug 2006(I bought the vehicle new January 2000)...My GMC dealer did diagnostic and replaced a faulty 4WD Transfer Case Shift Control. (reading from the service invoice) It was GM part number 15709327. Cost for the repair was $41.48 + labor $74.13, total was $115.71...it now has 165,000 on it and so far no problem and the 4WD works when I need it.
Check to see if the power steering pump is still turning. If you have a broken drive belt (serpentine belt or "fan" belt), and the pump doesn't turn, you have no power assist. If the pump is still turning, check the fluid level in the reservoir.