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'02 Chevy 2500HD "marbles noise going in gear..."????

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mkwl, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Hi Guys-

    I'm posting this for a buddy of mine. He has an '02 Chevy 2500HD RC/LB 6.0L, 4L80E, G80, 4x4 truck. It's got 24,000 miles on it. Now, he just had the trans rebuilt about 5K miles ago, now the truck is making a noise like marbles grinding together when going forward- it's really bad when going in reverse, and it seems to subside somewhat once it shifts into 2nd gear. We were thinking the trans, but are now thinking maybe the rear-end or t-case...??? :mechanic:

    It engages okay into reverse and forward, but makes funky noises like marbles rolling around inside the truck...:help:

    Any thoughts...?
     
  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Update- he stuck his finger in the t-case fill hole and pulled it out with a metal shard stuck in it :eek:.... so we're thinking the t-case may be having an issue...:mechanic:
     
  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    What has he put that truck through... 24,000 miles and the transmission and transfer case are shot already?
     
  4. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    He bought it used- it was a guy's plow truck for his personal driveway only- he had a plow on it for 5 seasons. It was GM dealer trade in. My guess is- he bought a real lemon!
     
  5. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I think you found out why it was traded in.
     
  6. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Yeah I guess... heck of a lemon though to need a good part of the powertrain replaced in less than 25% of the truck's average life span...
     
  7. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I am guessing that was a lie...just like it was only driven to church on Sunday. I would say it was piss pounded plowing for 24,000 miles
     
  8. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    we have a winner!!
    Its actually kinda impressive to do that much damage to a truck in that little milage
     
  9. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    He did his own driveway and took the trans out in 25k miles :laughing:

    I hate people that lie :nod:
     
  10. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Well, $4,450 later, for another new trans (last one was not properly re-built- chewed up the planetary gears, etc), and a new t-case, his truck is back on the road.

    Needless to say... he's pi$$ed!
     
  11. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    It seems like it is getting harder to get a good rebuilt trans these days. We had to put 3 TH400's in our 90 chevy 2500 before we finally got one that was rebuilt right. I think I will go to GM if I ever replace another trans.