2004 Chevy Tahoe vibration while in overdrive

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Transmission problem
2004 Chevy Tahoe V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 73500 miles

My tahoe vibrates/shakes in normal conditions normal driving 50-60mph, stops at interstate speed doesnt do it while Im accelerating or "in the gas" I dont do any towing, I work as a rep for major auto dealership and is not the tires.

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Saturday, March 7th, 2009 AT 9:39 AM

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There is a tech bulliten onyour truck for this, here it is.
4L60-E/4L65-E/4L70-E Automatic Transmission/Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) Shudd...
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4L60-E/4L65-E/4L70-E Automatic Transmission/Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) Shudder, Water In Transmission (Repair Transmission and Seal Cowl Area)
Reference Number(s): 05-07-30-017B, Date of Issue: February 17, 2006 Affected Model(s): 2004-2006 Cadillac Escalade Models; 2004-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe Models; 2004-2006 GMC Sierra, Yukon Models; with 4L60-E (RPO M30), 4L65-E (RPO M32) or 4L70-E (RPO M70) Automatic Transmission This bulletin is being revised to add additional model years, the 4L70-E transmission and clarify usage of Labor Operation B9758. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 05-07-30-017A (Section 07 - Transmission/Transaxle). Supercedes:
Related Ref Number(s): 05-07-30-017, 05-07-30-017A, 05-07-30-017B
Some customers may comment on a shudder condition at approximately 64-80 km/h (40-50 mph) when the TCC engages.
This condition may be caused by water in the automatic transmission fluid (ATF). Water may enter the transmission by dripping from the cowl area onto the handle of the transmission fluid level indicator.
Indications of water in the ATF may include:
Visible water in the oil pan
A milky white substance inside the pan area
Spacer plate gaskets that appear to be glued to the spacer plate, valve body or case
Rust on internal transmission iron/steel components
IMPORTANT: For vehicles suspected of having a leaking transmission oil cooler that would cause contamination of the transmission fluid with coolant, the following check should be performed before deciding to replace the radiator.
Remove the surge tank cap and examine the coolant for signs of contamination with transmission fluid (the coolant will have a milky, not clear appearance).
If the coolant has a normal, clear appearance, the radiator should not be replaced.
The cooler can also be tested by following the Coolant System Leak Test procedure. Do NOT replace a radiator without verifying that the transmission oil cooler is leaking. CORRECTION
Two steps are required to repair the vehicle. First, repair the transmission and second, seal the cowl area to prevent repeat water contamination of the ATF. This bulletin is focused on repairing the second step.
1.Remove the transmission. Refer to the appropriate SI procedure. 2.Disassemble and inspect the transmission. Refer to Unit Repair Automatic Transmission - 4L60-E/4L65-E or 4L70-E.
IMPORTANT: If water or coolant is found in the transmission, the following components MUST be replaced.
Replace all of the rubber type seals.
Replace all of the composition-faced clutch plate assemblies including the band.
Replace all of the nylon parts.
Replace the torque converter.
Thoroughly clean and rebuild the transmission, using new gaskets and oil filter.
Flush and flow check the transmission oil cooler using J 45096. Refer to Corporate Bulletin Number 02-07-30-052D or newer - Automatic Transmission Oil Cooler Flush and Flow Test Essential Tool J 45096 TransFlow.
1.Open the hood and install fender covers.
Fig. 1: Air Inlet Grille Caps
2.Remove both air inlet grille caps by pulling up on the caps. 3.Loosen the sheet metal screws, one on each end of the air inlet grille panel.
Fig. 2: Center Air Inlet Grille Panel
4.Remove the four attaching clips running along the edges of the center air inlet grille panel. 5.Measure and cut a piece of 7/64 inch hose, P/N 14033569 or equivalent, 1.27 meters (50 inch) long. 6.With an appropriate sharp cutting tool, cut down the center of the hose, splitting the hose into a C shape, allowing the hose to be installed over the cowl seam. 7.Apply a thin layer of Weather-strip Adhesive, P/N 12345097 (in Canada use 10953479) or equivalent, into the center of the cut hose. 8.Lift up on the air inlet grille panel in order to expose the cowl area metal edge.
Fig. 3: Cowl Metal Edge
9.Place the 7/64 inch hose over the cowl metal edge between the two inner fender brace bolts. Make sure that the hose is long enough to be retained by the two most outer air inlet retaining clips. 10.Push back, towards the windshield, on the air inlet grille and install the four retaining clips. 11.Push back, towards the windshield, on the air inlet grille and tighten the end screws.
Tighten: Tighten the sheet metal screws to 2 N.m (18 lb in).
12.Install the two air inlet grille end caps. 13.Close the hood. 14.Place the vehicle in an area that a water test can be performed. 15.Turn OFF the vehicle. 16.Open the hood. 17.Place a shop rag over the top of the transmission dipstick. 18.Close the hood. 19.Spray and/or run water over the windshield and cowl area for three minutes. 20.Open the hood. 21.Inspect the shop rag for signs of water leaking on top of the transmission dipstick area.
If NO water is present, close the hood and NO additional repairs are required.
If water IS present, repeat steps 1-20.
DO NOT submit a transmission repair (labor and parts) on Labor Operation B9758.
Use the appropriate transmission repair labor operation in conjunction with B9758.
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:



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