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Chevy Suburban Maintenance and Repair



  • rjt427rjt427 Posts: 27
    Does anyone know who makes a locking gas cap for a 07 Tahoe
  • dieselonedieselone Posts: 5,627
    I had the same problem in my 2000 Suburban. Cold air coming in on passenger side. I also had a problem with the heat sticking so I took it to my friendly neighborhood Chevy dealer and let them deal with it.

    They replaced some type of air control valve and added insulation. Just got it back tonight. Since no one was sitting in the passenger seat, I don't know if it's fixed. Wife and kids and I will be driving the burb a 100 miles or so tomorrow, so I'll find out for sure then.
  • I have a 95 suburban. All the settings on the heating control work accept for the defroster. I can turn the dial to that setting but nothing happens, and in Michigan, that is not a good thing. Any ideas as to what is wrong and how to fix it?
  • I occasionally get a loud "bang" from under my '97 Suburban. It sounds is as if someone hit a metal gas tank with a hammer. It seems to happen more often when it's cold outside. Sometimes while driving, sometimes while idling, sometimes after shutting engine off, sometimes with full tank, sometimes with almost empty tank... I can't seem to make a correlation, and wondering if anyone else out there found the source of a similar noise. Maybe thermal expansion of something, but I can't get it to happen when I'm under there looking....

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,

  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Had a '96 with similar noise, it is the gas tank. I believe it is related to a vaccuum being pulled by gas vapor recirculation, charcoal cannister et al. I would hear mine shortly after shutting off the engine.

    I did find a small tubing up on the canister, that a mouse had eaten thru. I fixed that connection, and hadn't heard the noise in about a month before I traded it in on a 2007 model.
  • Thanks! I'll check it out.
  • help I have a 99 surban about every 4 mo or so it wount start it starts and dies.This pro blem has been going on for about 4 years.Its seem to do it more often in december cold and rainie .Ive took it to the dealer several different times no code error was found.The fuel pump,relay fuel pressure regulator,filter,ignition switch was replaced.My problem sounds like this thread,
  • I have a 99 with the same problem all fuel components have been replaced along with the ignition help
  • did you ever resolve the problem
  • somewhat all the dash lites are on and the drivers side back door window wount go up or down
  • I''ve resolved this "stuck in park" problem, but am posting it here so in case someone else has the problem, they will hopefully find this tidbit when they search. If you have a Suburban or Tahoe or similar GM that won't come out of park, the problem could be a sticky "shift lock actuator". This is a stubby cylinder-shaped solenoid-type thing that sits on a shift linkage rod under the dash. If it is nice and clean, you should be albe to hear it click on/off as you press on the brake pedal with the ignition on. It was pretty easy to remove, disassemble, clean, re-install, and away you go! It was tough figuring out if it was this, or the cable-based lock mechanism, but trust me... this one is a lot easier to inspect than the other, so you can learn from my mistake and start with this one!

  • Try to describe the problem more fully. Did it die or not start. If it wouldn't start, when was it last running? How full was the fuel tank. Did you use dry gas? Did you fill up at an unfamiliar station or put gas in from a fuel can? How did you finally get it started? Did anyone check the fuel filter? Any other problems? How did it sound when you tried to start it. Did you try adding gas to try to start it? Keep it in a garage? Short or long trips? Can you hear the fuel pump run?
  • Hi Thanks it started for about 1 second then would die it would keep doing this start die start die.About 2 hours later it would start,and then it would run fine for about 6 mo.,or so,then it would do this again start die start die.It seems like it always does in December when its cold and rainey.I got the car in December about 4 years ago used 2 weeks after I got it this problem started.I took it to an auto shop they replaced the fuel pump,fuel presure regulator,filter,fuel relay, the car still would not run it would start die start die,finally the car started for unknown reason it ran fine for another 6 mo. or so and did this again since Ive had this car its done this to me about 10 times or so.Ive took to the dealer 4 different times no code error came up he said it could be the ignition so replaced something that had to do with the ignition.They say they cant find anything wrong with the car.Ive read two threads on this wed site that sounds just like my car symptoms the car would start then die.One of those cars was a 99 surban just like mine I think the person was greg
  • my 94 suburban wont start. I know the starter is good, the battery is new, the positive battery wire is new, the ignition lock cylinder is new, the ignition switch on the steering column is new, and the truck will not start. when i turn the key lights on the dash come on but nothing else. it used to be a off and on problem that got worse in cold weather but now nothing. if you have any suggestions on the problem please help?
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    When you say it "doesn't start", do you mean that the starter doesn't engage and turn the engine....or do you mean that the starter turns the engine over but the engine won't fire up and run?
  • reg8reg8 Posts: 7
    START DIE - START DIE -- ....I am posting this because it was a problem I had on my 99 suburban that I think I have finally solved. It seemed like it was tied to altitude, weather. etc. so I never expected this solution. I replaced the security theft module (reads the code in the keys) and it appears the problem is solved after all these years. Apparently minor changes in weather or altitude affected the circuitry. They are not cheap, about $180.00 (module only) but it is well worth not being stranded now.

    Good luck.
  • Thanks I was looking for reg8 your problem sounded just like the problem I was having.This week it will be going to the dealer to have the security theft module replaced. Thanks for the information have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
  • I have a 1997 Suburban and the power seat fwd/rvs function quit working after I took it to a "professional" car wash where it was vacuumed, detailed, etc. The seat worked fine before, but now it just "whirs" as the switch is cycled either way. Front and rear tilts still work fine as does the lumbar inflator. Anything I could look for to fix it myself? I am a tall guy and TG it broke when fully back, but I do need the functionality of the seat.

    Thanks in advance to any replies or help.
  • Hi all,

    My 95 GMC 7.4 ltr Suburban was running fine and died as I was changing the air cleaner filter and won't start again. I replaced the fuel filter and fuel pump and am showing good pressure. The motor will start with a little gas poured down thwe TBI unit but dies right away as the prime is burned off. I replaced the ignition module in the distributer too. I have voltage to the (2) injectors in the TBI unit but they are not firing when I crank the motor. I can make them fire manually with a small 12v battery so the injectors do work.

    I'm not sure what to check next; I thought I maight have grounded something with the air cleaner housing or knocked something loose. I'm not getting any codes either. maybe bad crank sensor or ???

    Any help or diection greatly appreciated.

  • I just had the shaft replaced on my '04 burb at no cost and out of warranty. It mad a thunking noise every time you hit a bump. They seem to be having a problem with these.
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