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2001 yukon xl 6.0 ltr engine-transmission problem

I have the above listed vehicle, it currently has 59,000 miles on it, recently
I have been experiencing a problem when the vehicle reaches speeds of 65mph or higher. The rpm gauge that normally read 2400 now reads 3500-4000rpm's. I am thinking that there is a problem with the overdrive as it appears it is not shifting into overdrive at these higher speeds. The vehicle functions normally at lower speeds. I have had no other problems with this vehicle and it normally sits in my driveway unless I am traveling long distances or going on vacation. Before I take it to a transmission shop and have to fork over big cash, knowing what is wrong with it and an approx. repair cost would put my mind at ease.

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It sounds like it may be an electrical problem. Maybe a problem with the TCM, or a sensor.

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Some customers of all 2003-2004 model year and certain U.S. 2005 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles have reported that one or more of the instrument panel (IP) cluster gauges stick, flutter, or become inoperative. This may cause inaccurate readings, including the speedometer and fuel gauge. Special Coverage Adjustment This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 7 years or 70,000 miles (110,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.
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