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Transmission Gear Slipping problems of the 1997 GMC Suburban

One problem related to transmission gear slipping has been reported for the 1997 GMC Suburban.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 1
Failure Date: 05/18/2004

Automatic transmission-driving down the interstate on vacation when a cloud of smoke was noticed out the rear of the Suburban. Pulled over to the side of the road to find transmission fluid sprayed all out of the over flow tube. I was told that too much pressure was built up and the Suburbans are known for that. Filled it back up with transmission fluid and the transmission continued to slip. Had to give up the vacation and get a tow back home. Fluid had sprayed all over my vehicle and vehicles behind me. It was extremely hot. Luckily I got it shut down before a fire caught. Had to replace the transmission at a heavy cost.