October 23, 2023

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

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The Chevrolet Tahoe, and its badge engineered GMC Yukon counterpart, are full-size SUVs from General Motors, offered since 1994 and 1991, respectively. Since 1982, Chevrolet and GMC sold two different-sized SUVs under their ‘Blazer’ and ‘Jimmy’ nameplates, by introducing the smaller S-10 Blazer and GMC S-15 Jimmy for the 1983 model year, below the full-size Blazer and Jimmy models. This situation lasted into the early 1990s. GMC first rebadged the full-size Jimmy as the ‘Yukon’ in 1991. Chevrolet however waited until 1994, when they rebadged the redesigned mid-size S-10 Blazer as their ‘new Blazer’, while renaming the full-size Blazer as the ‘Tahoe’. The name Tahoe refers to the rugged and scenic area surrounding Lake Tahoe in the western United States, and was originally used as a trim level on S-10 models. The name Yukon refers to the Yukon territory of northern Canada.

The Tahoe and Yukon are considerably shorter that the Suburban on which they are based, but share that vehicle’s GMT400 platform. It is built on a true truck chassis, derived from the one in the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck. Both two-door and four-door models were produced in rear and four-wheel drive versions. Four-door models had a 6 in (15 cm) longer wheelbase, and 11 in (28 cm) greater length than the two-door models. Two-door models weighed roughly 4,500 lb (2,041 kg) while four-door models weight about 5,500 lb (2,495 kg). Tahoe’s were available in base, LS and LT trim levels, and the Yukon in bas, SLE and SLT.

This Tahoe came in to have a new LS3 engine and transmission installed, along with 2 inch lift kit, new suspension, brakes and gauges.

We have begun removing the old wiring harness.

Further removal of the wiring harness in the engine compartment.

We have gotten the wiring harness completely removed now.

We have begun to remove parts of the engine so we can remove the engine, transmission and transfer case.

We have removed the core support to have better access to be able to remove the engine.

We have removed the engine, transmission and transfer case from the vehicle.

We have begun to remove the dash to install the new Dakota Digital gauges.

We have begun adding the accessories to the front of the engine.