Changing Gears


#1

My husband does not completely stop his Tahoe when changing into reverse. Is this putting unecessary wear on his transmission? Thanks


#2

Yes, it is putting LOTS of unnecessary wear on the transmission.


#3

Tell him to pause in neutral first:) That’s what I do with the same transmission.

I have the older version of the transmission used in the Tahoe, it will handle this kind of abuse w/o much issue. Not a good tranny for towing though:(


#4

My husband does not completely stop his Tahoe when changing into reverse.

He’s your husband. :slight_smile:

Not good for a number of reasons. Pick up a good heavy frying pan and let him you you are reason # 43 why it is a bad idea.


#5

“Not good for a number of reasons. Pick up a good heavy frying pan and let him you you are reason # 43 why it is a bad idea.”

Huh?


#6

It is not the best way to do it but it is neither a serious character flaw nor will it spell the premature demise of your Tahoe. Place it in the category of which way to hang the toilet paper and move on.


#7

My mom has the same habit. She’ll be pulling out of the driveway in reverse, then she’ll put it in drive before coming to a complete stop. Nor does she use the parking break. But hey, it’s her car and her money, so I don’t say anything.


#8

You want to see damage? Let me be the brake rider while towing a military aircraft again. When the shear pin on the towbar went and I heard the whistle blow, I almost tore the plane off the landing gear. They never gave me a shifter to play with.


#9

How old is your hubby??? He will find out when he have to dish out big bucks for a trans repair. And do not go to AAmco they will still you blind.