Chevrolet Silverado 2500 owners have reported 20 problems related to transfer case (under the power train category).
As with many other posts here, I too have had problems with both the instrument cluster(bad speedometer and gauge readings, "electrical") and also the transfer case with holes wearing through the case, "pump slap". Everything I have researched has led to issues in both problems. I have since replaced both problems but still nothing back from gm. What a shame that these and all other issues can't be addressed by gm. I have not yet had a problem with the brakes, yet, but I tell you, it will be looked into. These both have happened under normal driving conditions.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevy Silverado 2500. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, without warning, the vehicle felt like it was not in gear. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the u-joints needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was picked up and towed by the dealer where the vehicle was purchased and diagnosed that the transfer case needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, however the failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,708. Ed.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that the pump in the transfer case of the transmission failed. The contact stated that the failure caused a leak in the transfer case which allowed the transmission to drain all the transmission fluid from the transfer case. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 163,000. Ah.
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The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle hesitated prior to depressing the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transfer case needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 230,000.
On November 17, 2014, I was stopped in the middle lane of a highway waiting to pull into business parking lot, when I accelerated to pull in, my truck moved forward and then would only rev up the rpm's, almost getting hit by on coming traffic on the highway, I coasted in the parking lot, as the rpm's were still up, the transmission engaged and the truck moved forward with a loud thump. Local dealership replaced a part ($900) and sent me on my way. On December 27, 2014 while driving away from my house, once again the engine would rev up and the truck just coasted until it engaged causing a loud thump. I called and left message with service writer. On January 02, 2015, I was with 1/2 mile of my house and truck would not shift, I was able to turn around and drive back to the house at a very low speed keeping the rpm's low. Truck is currently at local dealership waiting for my approval to replace transfer case which has a pin hole in it and some other parts for $3100. I realize that problems can happen with any manufacture, however this gm issue with a pinhole in the transfer case that is caused by an internal part that breaks and drivers losing power to the drive train is a regular occurrence. I found many forums and solutions on the internet and one on NHTSA. After market parts have been developed to replace the cheap parts within the transfer case to prevent this from happening, unfortunately I did not research this issue prior to having the issue. In addition, I called a local repair shop to get an estimate for the transfer case replacement, I was told they repaired three in the last two weeks and two are in the shop for the same problem. Loss of power to the drive train is not something to ignore, from personal vehicles to public safety vehicles, this power loss could turn into something much larger than some atf stain in the driveway. Thank you.
Wrong clip on oil pump in transfer case wears hole in case . All the oil drains out of case causing catistrophic fallers. Causing thousands of dollars for repair. Gm has known about this an offered no help. This could cause real danger to owner if this happened in adverse conditions. This happened when vehicle is operating with no warning. My case was found by tec before fall ire my brothers failed on a trip leaving him stranded.
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, he noticed a ticking sound from the vehicle. The noise became louder and the contact later discovered that the bearing and timing chain were damaged. Additionally, the transfer case did not contain any fluid. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for further inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 195,000.
Vehicle was in 4 wheel drive, when the whole truck shuttered, I lost the drive capabilities of the truck then stopped and looked underneath vehicle to find fluid coming out of the transfer case. In my case this happened on a residential street, if it would have happened on highway it could have resulted in a very bad accident. Please contact me on a possible recall for the transfer case.
2003 Chevrolet silverado. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine malfunctions. An inspection revealed the differential fluid had dropped from the transfer case, which in turn seized up. The transfer case was replaced at a cost of $ 2,033. 87. The consumer stated there was a slight grinding noise while driving down the mountain a few earlier. However, he inspected the vehicle, but found nothing wrong.
The holding clip for the oil pump inside of transfer case broke which allowed the oil pump to shake inside of case and consequently rubbed a hole thru t case which effectively emptied all the lubricating oil from t case ruining most of the parts inside.
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The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While in reverse at approximately 5 mph, the contact heard a rattling noise coming from under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics where the mechanic advised that the transfer case would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the four wheel drive function was not used often and could have caused the transfer case to fail. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.
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There is a defect in the transfer case that results in a clip breaking loose and rubbing a hole in the rear housing, allowing the lubricant to leak out, which can cause the transfer case to fail and possibly locking up the wheels in an unexpected manner, causing a crash.
2004 chevy silverado hd 2500 diesel--transfer case wearing from inside out I took my truck in to have service work done on it, and found out from the jasper transmission company, that they are doing a large number of chevy transfer cases because they weren't shimmied right from the factory, causing the gears in the transfer case to eat through the bottom of the housing on the transfer case itself. This then results in the transfer case fluid to leak out, and causes the gear box to come apart inside the transfer case. The chevy dealer that I took my truck to never even mentioned this to me, and was very evasive about the whole issue. I will never buy another GMC (gov't. Motors corp. ) car or truck again!!.
Transfer case develops hole from pump inside on my 2004 chevy 2500 hd duramax. Sounds like this is a very common problem with gm owners with this type of transfer case. Its being called the infamous pump rub. Sounds like gm is ignoring this problem. This should not be happening on vehicles this new with little miles on them.
Noticed transmission leaking, identified that the transfer case had cracked in the slots that hold the pump. Identified numerous complaints online on duramax trans missions, and identified an aftermarket product was made to prevent further cracks from occurring. It seems that the housing is made of magnesium and is non similar metals.
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While accelerating to 10 mph, the contact heard a loud vibrating noise. After having the vehicle inspected by a repair shop, he was advised that the bracket in the transfer case failed. As a result, the springs in the four wheel drive transfer case punctured a hole in the aluminum housing. The dealer stated that the contact would have to pay $1,463 to replace the transfer case because it was out of warranty. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 82,000. Updated 12/11/08. Updated 12/11/08.
This is a 2006 6. 6 turbo diesel 2500 hd silverado, the four wheel drive will not engage light keep flashing, service 4 wheel drive is on , this truck only has 19,000 miles on it.
No specific event led to this incident other than faulty engineering. The pump within my trucks transfer case has worn a hole through the casing. This is a very prevalent problem in this model truck. I have this problem temporarily patched. I just noticed the problem a couple of weeks ago. . Read more...
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd. The contact discovered that the transmission was leaking fluid while backing out of the driveway. He stated that the top of the transmission case was cracked. The transmission is fine, but there is a stress crack on the outer case. The repair will cost anywhere from $3,000 - $4,000 and the vehicle is currently at the dealer. The VIN, engine size, and purchase date were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 94,000.
Vibration clip breaks inside transfer case rubbing hole thru rear case half causing loss of fluid and ruining entire transfer case assembly. Repair cost approx. $2000. 00.
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|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transfer Case problems||
|Automatic Transmission Cooler problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Universal Joint problems||