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  1. I’m confused, why would you loose tranny fluid when changing the condenser? And about the dipstick; where the heck is it? I can’t find it and am under the impression there isn’t one and the tranny is factory sealed. Lastly, how did you add fluid and where? Eager to learn...
  2. Suggestion; there a line on every P&L referred to as “Goodwill”. It’s money budgeted for purpose to help customers with nonwarranty expenses. There’s no strict guidelines on reasons to use it. It’s up to whoever is responsible for managing the acct. so, you might go back to your dealer, explain your situation, and ask if he could help you out with the expense. Over the years I’ve often had good results when asking for some help. A little tip though; don’t go in with guns blazing and talking a bunch of whoop @$$. That’s a guarantee for zero, nada, zilch assistance. Anyway, practice a little in front of a mirror and then give it a go
  3. I understand your logic but don’t agree with it. I’m old, 74, and it’s my observation that auto quality has never been higher, especially when considering the complexity and features being offered on today’s vehicles.
  4. I’ve become a believer in extended warranties. Have the 5yr/75K warranty on my current 2015. Bought it in May 2015 and have 49K in it. So, almost one year left. Only major problem I’ve had is the AC Condenser problem and the warranty covered it 100%. It’s zero deductible if taken to the dealership where purchased. Btw, I always buy the extended warranty at the tail end of the negotiation process when buying a new vehicle. Use it as the closer on the deal.
  5. What is the expectation? What will those in the suite demand? Money, buy-back, tranny replacement?
  6. I have read there’s a class action suit working it’s way through the system for 2014 - 2018 eight speed tranny’s. So, I would be cautious about doing DIY work for awhile. btw, I had the tranny flush per the new SB with the new Mobile 1 Blue Stripe ATF. My issue was hard shifts in the lower gears. So far seems to have fixed the problem.
  7. As I mentioned upstream, the new and improved ATF has eliminated both problems in my truck. Here’s some info about this magic elixir. Btw, there’s a SB out in the ATF and change out procedure. https://gm-techlink.com/?p=11127
  8. There are two distinct and separate tranny problems. One is hard shifts, primarily in the lower gears. In my case, it was primarily between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st usually when slowing way down for a yield or right turn or a California stop. The other frequent problem is torque converter shudder, in my case it was the most obvious while driving at mid-speed, say 40 ~ 50 mph. I think the torque converter problem is the most difficult to diagnose because the Silverado rear suspension (leaf springs directly mounted to frame) is pretty much the same as was on my grandfathers 1952 Chevy and on concrete roads with tar strips and antiskid groves and such it’s difficult to tell what’s what. . Anyway, GM is long overdue for an upgrade of their 1500 rear suspension. system.
  9. You should be getting around 40 ~ 42 degrees. Are you using an ac thermometer? Looks like one used to take temp of a roast, only smaller. You can buy one at most any auto store for about $10. I have four cars in the fam and three, includes my Silverado. test in the above posted range. My wife’s 2017 BMW tests about 38 ~ 39. Don’t know method you’re using or what you’re using to test but 49 ~ 50 isn’t very good.
  10. What temp are you getting at one of the center vents? Just curious.
  11. Took my 2015 6.2/8 spd Silverado in for an oil change a couple weeks ago. While talking to Customer Service Rep I mentioned that my tranny was still shifting hard between 1st to 2nd and vise-versa at low speeds. And, the three quick-flash reprogram hadn’t fixed anything. Also stated if they couldn’t come up with a fix I was going to demand a new tranny. Rep, said that a new tranny might not correct the problem as they have made some swaps and customers still had the problem with the new tranny. Then, he stated that there was a new ATF out that was giving excellent results. Said it was Mobil 1 Blue Label. I said let’s give it a try. So, long story short, they did the flush per the SB and put in new Blue Label fluid. Almost immediately I could tell a difference. And, now that I’ve put about 100 miles on it the shifts are smooth. Haven’t had a single hard shift since. Fingers crossed !
  12. Too funny ! Reminds me of some of my grandfathers repairs on his 1953 Chevy back on the farm. He always kept a bunch of bailing wire hung over one of the stakes on the pickup side boards. Was always wiring something together. This was pre duct tape era or I’m sure he would have had a roll laying on the seat.
  13. Thanks. Personally, I think the condenser failure problem occurred frequently enough to justify a recall or extend the warranty on it out to perhaps 7 yrs/100k miles. Fortunately for me my condenser failed around the two year 28,000 mile marker. So, got a new one plus loaner use. Because this is/was a specific easily identifiable problem (vs mysterious Chevy Shake) I would have liked for GM to take the same approach that Hyundai took with their Sonata engines that had crank shaft machining problems, apparently shavings were left when Oiler holes were drilled. Anyway, my daughter has a Sonata with this problem and got a new (not a rebuilt) engine top and bottom with extended warranty out to 12 years/120k. Just a side-note my condenser went out while towing my 6,000 lb TT down to Big Bend. Also blew out my TT AC unit. But hey, it was only 117 degrees. But, my wife, having her A game on booked us at Lajitas Resort and Spa. Kinda toasty driving back to DFW though ...
  14. I have a BA in Economics, accounting thru Cost (GI Bill plus night shift at a truck stop); anyway, Good Will is a line-item expense that’s forecasted and budgeted on many P&L’s. So, obviously use of Good Will money is reserved for issues that have a high probability outcome such as with you and your family. That’s why I made an earlier post about relationship management. I’ve managed accounts both as a supplier and a customer and have found that there’s usually a positive result, either way, to leave the other party with their dignity. Just my two bits lol ....
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