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About IHscout

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    2014 Silverado 5.3
  1. Unfortunately no extended warranty. I bought it off a lot so I guess it was all on me to spot it. Having driven my wife’s 2015 suburban I thought I had a good feel for these transmissions but obvisously not. There was about three days of a tale which I had incorrectly determined to be the TC locking and unlocking on the highway that others have noted. I was actually headed to the dealer for a trans flush and inspection when it went out. I am stepping out of a twenty year old Powerstroke so going back to a gasoline half ton has been a learning experience. I must give the car salesman some credit he did chip in a grand to help which he didn’t have to do.
  2. Several good points made here. I guess it all comes down to buying new versus used in a way. There is always a risk when you don’t know the history of something. On a a side note the recommended service intervals in the manual do not show a transmission fluid change until 95,700 miles. Dealer recommended every 50k as do several members of this forum. Why? And let’s go ahead and weed out the obvious, a $300 dealer flush and fill is cheaper than $4,000 new tranny.
  3. Good to know as mine is lifted on 35’s as well. Supposedly bought that way from the dealer. Also unfortunately with the 3.08 gears. At first I was really disappointed with that fact alone. Even if it was stock suspension and wheels it’s almost useless as a truck. Needless to say I didn’t do my homework in this one. Twice as frustrating is that my wife drives a 2015 suburban with the same drive train and almost identical miles. So I still have a time bomb in the garage. Should have kept my 20 year old Powerstroke at this rate.
  4. So my new to me 2014 Silverado with 95,000 miles just lost its transmission in the first week of me owning it. In calling around to local transmission shops the general consensus is that these transmissions will only reasonably last 80 to 100 thousand miles without either the pump or torque converter going out. Anybody have any thoughts or similar findings?

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