Thanks to everyone here. My 2002 Suburban 2500 (From the NJ State Police Auction) I bought as noted with a "bad transmission" and I had it towed to a reputable trans shop. Installed a 850CCA truck battery (as the old one was VERY dead) and fixed a power steering leak on the cooling coil. And Guess What! just as you guys said, my truck shifts fine.

Now they are putting new brakes in the truck, rotors and pad (Delco Rotors, and Bendix Pads), and then off to the radio shop for a new fancy radio with BlueTooth and Ipod hookups, and we will be ready to rock and roll.

I'm REALLY in the market for a good interior, and would appreciate any leads on either a Denali XL or Escalade ESV interior that would fit in my 2002, with heated seats. Any leads I'd really appreciate it. I figure that will cost me about $800.

But I truly wanted to thank everyone here in helping me understand what the truck needs. Thanks again.

Stephen