Mind of it's own?

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by Iowa.Bowhunter, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Iowa.Bowhunter

    Iowa.Bowhunter New Member

    Good evening Fellow GMTruck Members. Proud owner of a 2003 Suburban. The problem I am about to describe comes and goes. Like it acts up for a week and then disappears for weeks on end maybe even a month or two - then comes back for a short time, etc. OK - To the left of the steering wheel is the push button transmission controls. I have on the top "Auto AWD" followed by a "N" then "2H" & "4H" and finally on the bottom of the tree "4L"

    I am always in 2WD...with the Iowa winters on occasion I use 4H...or Auto AWD. Last fall I had all the fluids changed: Transmission, Rear diff, and Transfer case. I think it started in the winter...the problem is that I am always in 2WD - I'm driving around town and I'd look over at the push button controls and the truck would be in Auto AWD - huh??? I'd switch it back to 2WD. Fine --- a day later --- I look over and the Red Light next to the "N" is lit??? What the??? So I switch it back and all is good....for a while. And like a month later...I pull out and start driving - trying to get up to 50 MPH and the truck seems slugglish - like it would stall....I quickly look the gauges over nothing jumps out at me....then I glance to the push button tranmission switches and freaking 4L is on????? No wonder I couldn't accel and the truck jumped....so I slow it down to 1mph and shift the truck into neutral and shift to 4H and then 2WD....and nothing else weird has happened for days now. The times this has happened is when the weather is extreme...like way cold (-20) and recently here in Iowa it has been 95 degrees with heat index over a 100. HELP - I'm going crazy here. Am I screwed or is there a explaination (besides gremlins - LOL).
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2009
  2. Iowa.Bowhunter

    Iowa.Bowhunter New Member


    ttt...Just wondering if anyone has any ideas? Thanks
  3. Iowa.Bowhunter

    Iowa.Bowhunter New Member

    ttt...Just wondering if anyone has any ideas? Thanks
  4. Joeairforce

    Joeairforce Epic Member 5+ Years 100 Posts

    Maybe need a new Transfer case controller?
  5. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    You can take it to the dealership and they can do a test on the push button controls. If you put it in 4hi does it actually shift into 4. Mine did something similiar but was going into 4hi it was the dash module that was shot
  6. Iowa.Bowhunter

    Iowa.Bowhunter New Member

    :great: Yes - it does shift into 4hi. Dash module - Huh? I will check into that - it is a good start anyway because I was clueless as to even what to ask. I've only owned it for a year and I am still learning - Thanks.
  7. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Dash module I am just referring to the trasnfer case selector, Get it checked.

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