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Chevy Suburban

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  • I just got my 02 suburban back from the shop and it was doing the same thing. I had good fuel pressure, but the fuel pump was shutting down. Most of the time it would do it when i went to pass someone. It turns out that the fuel pump was bad. I had it replaced yesterday and so far no troubles.
  • phildephilde Posts: 2
    i am looking at a 99 gmc 2500 s-burb... i know nothing about them really . have a car service , to the airports so i will use ut for that and to tote around bike , kayak, outdoor stuff, home depo etc.. etc... anyway what should i look at- for ... any advice... its a good price , but has high, 150 g, miles... what do you all think.? thanks phil de
  • smnstnsmnstn Posts: 10
    Another thought I had is that the fan clutch is engaging in hot weather even when the engine is cold. But I'd have a transmission mechanic check the noise for sure.
    S.
  • We have a '99 Suburban that is pulling to the right when the steering wheel goes from the 12 o'clock position to the 1 to 2 o'clock position. What happens is that the vehicle feels as if it wants to pull to the right so you need to comensate the steering wheel so that the vehicle will not pull to the right. Once you are past the 2 o'clock position it is fine.

    This does not happen going to the left. We have had the alignment checked, the steering box and a pitman arm replaced and it still has this problem. Any suggestions on what this could be and what might be done next? The mechanic said that everything is tight on the front end.

    Thanks for the help.
  • tdohtdoh Posts: 298
    Forgive me if I'm not seeing the big picture, but...isn't a vehicle supposed to pull towards the right when you turn the steering wheel from 12 to 1 or 2 (essentially, the steering wheel is rotating in a clockwise motion)? Or are you saying that you can see the steering wheel turn to 2 o'clock by itself, with a subsequent veering of your vehicle towards the right?

    Did you check your tires/wheels to see if either/both are true? Nothing wrong with the rear axle/tires/wheels?
  • wccwcc Posts: 1
    My 88 Suburban did this and it was the radiator cap. Check for cracks in the rubber gasket.
  • wclark3wclark3 Posts: 3
    WENT TO THE DEALER TODAY TO HAVE MY SUBURBAN WORKED ON TODAY THEY FOUND A BAD BEARING IN THE FRONT DRIVE DIFFERENTIAL IT DID NOT MESS UP ANYTHING ELSE . DO YOU THINK THE LOCK NUT COULD HAVE BACKED OFF A LITTLE
  • greetings all,
    went to fold in my mirrors today and the passenger one just 'went floppy'
    no tension.
    i can't figure out how to remove the glass to get in there to fix the cap on the spring or to see what is wrong....

    any help appreciated!
    thanks,
    brian
  • Hi Guys,

    I am a Canadian owner of a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT and we have a serious problem with the vehicle. It stalls while driving on the road and by doing that it can cause a very serious danger on the road. I found on the internet that there is an recall for the 2001 Chev. Suburbans but the recall is only for US owners of the Suburban (316508 vehicles). The same for the Tahoe, Yukon, Silverado etc. I can't imagine that only US owners have that problem since all the vehicles are built in the same plant and should have the same potential problem.
    I also can't imagine that Canadian lives are less valuable as US lives in the eyes of GM, although it seems like it.
    Are there any Canadian owners of a 2001 Suburban or any other GM vehicle that have the same problem among you ? Maybe we can join forces and do something about this injustice. :mad:
  • I just bought my (new to me) 1998 Chevy Suburban/1500/5.7v and the positive side of the battery post is loose. I have tightened it and previous (original) owner said he had problem too with it coming loose. Any fix? It is a new battery. I did order a new brass fitting for it (hasn't come yet) someone said it is better. Any help :confuse:
  • Remember 195 stat is when it starts to open for coolant, not when its fully open. You might try a 185 stat so it opens sooner. Its easier to keep an engine cool than to try to cool it down. Also, after a year of coolant being in there, I would replace it and run 60-40 on the coolant (more water) and replace the the radiator cap too.
  • Battery posts tight?
  • I just bought a 2000 Chevy Suburban LT to replace my 1979. I am having a very similar problem. Overnight or or less time the battery dies. I've tried multiple batteries and been told that the alternator is fine. The second shop I took it to said that the BCM (Body Control Module?) was going bad. They claimed that when I used my key fob to (un)Lock the car doors it would go into "Wake" mode and never snap out. This would drain the battery. We reset the BCM by disconnecting the Com battery terminal and I opted not to used the fob any more. The next morning it was dead again! They also told me that they could not replace the BCM, only dealers with the proper programming tools could. (This was before he took my $80.) I took it into the dealer this morning and he is tracing the drain. He wanted to trickle charge it up overnight and he'd let me know tomorrow. I'll post what they find, otherwise if you have any info..... Share the wealth!

    I just put my 79 in the newspaper today - Like I told my wife, one looks and feels great sitting still, the other looks rough but runs! :)
  • I believe that it's not really the price of the pump that is driving the cost but the labor involved to fix it. My understanding is that they need to drop the fuel tank in order to fix this and that cost is at least $350. The only reason that I know this is because I have a leak on the top of my fuel tank and will need to get it fixed and they told me that this is what it will cost me just to drop the tank and find the leak. I do have a buddy with a 2000 Burb LT and he had a similar prob to mine and said that the tech recommended that he replace the fuel pump while the tank is off. His total bill was right around $800. Good Luck!
  • I'm going to side with abbottchapel - I have Michelin LTX M/S. They were on it when I bought my 2000 last month. I've put 1500 miles on it and will buy then again when needed. They are kind of spendy $210/tire (I have the 6 ply) but well worth it for the ride and 70,000 mile warr. See more here:

    http://www.michelinman.com/catalog/tires/MichelinLTXMS.html?tiretype=5&tire=1
  • Walmart - Dual Screen DVD player that convienently attach to the head rests. Complete with headphone jacks and one can watch a DVD while the other plays a video game. Buy a set of standard RCA jacks and you can hook the DVD player into the hotel TV! Complete with a handy travel bag, all for $238!

    Now all you need is popcorn and Barney... depending on how old the kids are... or was this for your wife? :blush:
  • As an FYI, Here is a link to the recalls on your 2000 (or any year for that matter) including the Fuel Pump wire Harness. I just looked it up for mine too.

    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/results.cfm
  • tezmaritezmari Posts: 3
    I have this same problem with my '04 2500 - 8.1 burban LT, I've had it for 1 year. The first time this happened less than 500 mi on the odometer, the dealer said it was a defect with the fuel pump at high altitudes. Dealer replaced the fuel pump with a "redesigned" pump that would solve this problem. The second time it happened - same repair - dealer replaced it with one that "addresses high temperatures AND high altitude" - Just had it towed to the dealer yesterday for the same problem - approx 500 miles later - we called Chevy - they report not being aware of this problem, will "research" it and will get back to us! I will let you know what they say. Good luck
  • tezmaritezmari Posts: 3
    I had a similar problem,'04 2500 LT except it was my stereo and clock that would keep resetting. after three times in the shop trying to figure it out, the dealer replace my stereo system. no problems since.
  • tezmaritezmari Posts: 3
    ('04 2500 LT burban) I haven't heard of the study and the CSPGS dealer has replaced my pump 3x. I'll ask my service rep about it.
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