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Allison # 2 (this is bull)

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Earthscapes, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Ok it happened again... went out warmed her up stuck it in reverse and boom thats all she wrote.

    That is number 2 in 8 months. first one blew at 2,167,,,this one at 25,363. thankgod i have backup trucks.

    Is there anyone i can scream at nicely,,besides my dealer (who is my best friend) ??


    wnyPat-saw u today i waved but was in my wifes car ,,so you would needed to look down lol (picked them up today)
     
  2. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    Call the 800# listed in the back of your owners manual for customer assistance. They can also get your area service rep. out for a nice little talk:)
     
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Your not alone,I seen one on the hook this week,nice duramax/allison getting towed in by an F550,you can scream at me,if it helps any.if it were my truck Id sell it,even though It may cost $$,I cant be having unreliable trucks in my fleet.Id make it clear to your dealer that this is strike 2 ,strike 3 you expect a new truck,since they obvoiusly cannot fix this one in a timely manner.
     
  4. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    isnt there something called the lemon law? you might want to check into that. my brother has a duramax with the allison and has had zero problems. we even took it on a road trip to florida for thanksgiving in 2002 no problems at all. actually it was an awesome ride quiet and had great pick up with five people and a bed full of cargo. it is a crew cab.
     
  5. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    I don't think that the lemon law applies to commercial registered trucks.It should if it can't perform for what is was inteded for.
     
  6. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    That really sucks to hear. That tranny is a $2300 option and its not even as good as the standard auto tranny? Sorry to hear your problem Earthscapes. Mike
     
  7. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    John i can't scream at you :drinkup:

    Yeah i think your right about the lemon law,but i'm going to check into it a little more.
    Monday morning i'll be on the phone with somebody

    Get this the dealer said they would send over my "rental" pontiac sunfire on monday morning......how much snow can i plow with that??
     
  8. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Earthscapes,we got guys on here that want to plow with unibody grand cherokees,and 2wd 1500's,why not a sunfire:drinkup: . Break out the MIG welder,and get a 12 pack,by midnight the sunfire should be ready to plow.:D .Hey id rather plow with a fwd sunfire than a truck with a blown tranny.
     
  9. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    What do you mean, you cant put a Boss 9'2" V on a Sunfire?? Are you sure about this?? What if I throw the in-laws in the trunk for some added ballast??? How about if its the GT model with the wing on the back? :confused: Mike
     
  10. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Stay away from the GT model.The rear wing interferes with mounting a tailgate salter and the extra weight will put you over the GVWR with the plow on. :D
     
  11. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Seriously though,back to the Allison.All vehicles will have there fair share of problems.The first tranny must have had a major defect to go that quick.The mileage on the second one is still pretty low,but stuff does happen.Did the dealer repair or rebuild the first trans ? or was it a complete replacement ? I would also check around some on the net and find out what could be causing some of these failures and what can be done to rectify them.This time I would make sure it's a factory new replacement,with any or all updates applied to it.Maybe it will last a little longer.
     
  12. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    Good points. :D :D Mike :drinkup:
     
  13. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    wlydman,,,,complete replacement....thats what takes so long for it to get fixed..... they told me it takes 3-4 days for it to come in and 1 day to r&r it and then they like to drive it for it a day. they told me i should see it back a week from monday.....which stinks cause we got 6" last nite,,,calling for 6" tonite (3" down right now)and 4" tomorrow.

    My backup is a meyers 7 1/2' on a 93 chevy 2500 l/b ext cab. I am thinking about trading my 02 for 3 or 4 90-94's chevy 2500's.

    As of this post we spent the last 5 hrs. in the shop ripping apart the western and trying to figure out why it won't move. I just spent $400 on it last week......so when it rains it pours. i'm in need of some sleep cya all later
     
  14. long0

    long0 Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I've had similar problems.
    At 5K I lost the transmission
    At 7.4K it went again -

    I checked into the lemon law, and GM have themselves covered very well.
    The Allison Transmission is built by Allison, at there plant. They then ship them to GM, where they are installed. Due to this, GM has covered themselves from the lemon law by having the transmission built by a third party. They claim no responsibility for the transmission unless it was an installation error. My lawyer looked into this in great depth because of my truck going through two transmission within 7,400 miles.

    Earthscapes,
    I think you might want to check with another dealer. Both times my tranny was replaced, it took the dealer less than a day and a half, including shipment of the new replacement. Sounds kinda odd that some no name little shop in the mountains of Colo can get a tranny faster than a shop back east.

    Andy
     
  15. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Excellent point longO

    When I worked at a dealer,most warehouse stocked parts,were available same day,or next morning.If it had to come out of another warehouse it was next day air dropped at the depot ready for pickup the next day.This was top priority when a vehicle was down,or dangerous to drive.

    If you push them,maybe they will get started on the re&re so less work to do when the trans arrives.