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Chevy Suburban



  • Ok,
    When you start it up it starts just fine but it dies it won't idle unless you keep on pushing the gas and if you take it out of park it dies we have replaced the
    Oxygen sensor, electronic control mogul, plugs, wires, distributor, roder button, map sensor, fuel filter, god knows what else can you help me.
  • jbgamjbgam Posts: 1
    I am seeing double. I have an auto dimming drivers side view mirror that seems to be out of whack. especially at night. Is there anyway to realign the mirror or should I just replace it. And how do I do either?
  • I had the same problem. Check for loose battery connections. The suburban goes in a shutdown mode, and should start again in about 30 minutes.
  • Same thing happened to me with my 2002 (65,000 miles). Only thing that has ever gone wrong with the truck. Put a new battery in and everything was fine. Good luck.
  • We have a 2001 Suburban 2500 6.0 liter. 4 times in the last week, I've tried starting the truck and nothing happens. I have all power, windows, lights, radio works. Not even a click from the engine, ignition or starter when I turn the key. I've checked that the truck is in park and jiggled the shifter. It only seems to be happening after the truck has run and I'll shut it off for a bit and try to start it again. But it doesn't happen everytime.

    Took it to the dealer, the computer shows nothing, no wires anywhere are lose, battery terminals all clean. I have a marine battery in the truck, and it's got plenty of juice. Any ideas? I have 78,000+ on the truck and not sure why or what's causing this. But it's frustrating that we can't find the problem.
  • I have a '02 suburban LT 63000 miles and have just started have mutliple electrical problems, from the tranny, check engine light and now the gauges are going crazy. My radio has been acting up for a while too. Could the CD player malfunction effect the overall computer?
  • What is the year of your suburban? I just stopped by the dealership today and got some pin out information for mine. I have a 2000. Let me know.
  • Sounds like a sticking starter solenoid to me.

  • I just purchased a 94 Suburban with the 350 engine and would like to increase the horsepower without braking the bank. Can someone summarize the best modifications for the $$ ?

    I was thinking of cold air intake, power pulleys, headers, chip. Did I miss anything? Which ones are most reccomended?

    Hunt Hodgetts, Atlanta, Ga
  • I've got a question about a different stalling problem with my '01 Suburban. Runs great at any constant rate of speed, but idle and battery gauge go up and down when stopped, sometimes to the point of stalling, other times idle settles and is notmal. Particularly bad in parking lots, with a lot of starting and stopping. I've been told it could be a dirty throttle? Any help would be really appreciated.
  • I live where we get ALOT of rain this time of the year. When the Suburban is parked out in the rain for a couple days, rain finds it's way into the blower fan. When I turn on heat and turn the fan on, water comes out and runs down the carpet by the passengers feet. Can anyone point me to a fix on this? The truck has to sit outside, so this is annoying to say the least.

    Thanks for the help!

  • I have the same problem with my '01. I received a recall notice about a fuel electrical problem but have yet had time to take it to the dealer to have the repair done. Have you received your recall and have you had it done yet?
  • arriearrie Posts: 312
    The air intake 'vents' outside below the wind shield have water drain holes in the bottom of them. Over time these small drain holes can get plugged with all sorts of dirt. When they plug and it rains enough the water level will raise inside the drain pans and leak inside the vehicle.

    You will have to have them drain holes cleaned.

  • I did take it in for the recall. Unfortunately, still have the problem.
  • I've got a 2000 that does the similar thing on dry pavement and know what you mean about it could impair my judgment. If I feel I can make the stop in 60 feet and brake accordingly, then ABS decides to take a little longer by pumping on dry pavement it could mess up my day, not to mention my front end and clean driving record or worse yet hurt someone. Although, Living in South Dakota, I've learned to like ABS in the winter months, if you really want to get rid of it, have you looked to see if there is a fuse for it? If so, make sure that it is the only item that is on that circuit. Good Luck!
  • dieselonedieselone Posts: 5,721
    I just had the fuel relay recall performed on my 2000 Suburban. I was having issues with my fuel pump making lots of noise, so I went ahead and had the dealer replace the fuel pump while performing the recall. Saved me some $$ on labor. I don't really notice it running any better, but my fuel pump is now quiet.
  • The hinges, or checks so I'm told, seem to be broken on the second row doors. They make an awful sound when you open them. The checks are cheap. Anyone have any instructions on how to replace them? Thanks.
  • Hi,

    I just got a 91 burb 4x4 and the power windows are all jacked up. Does anyone have any advice on what kind of window motors to purchase to solve my problems? Thanks a lot.

  • Arrie,
    Thanks for the response. The dealer has had my 02 suburban for 12 days now. As of today they are still "road testing" it to nail down the problem. I passed your suggestions on to the service supervisor who in turn is supposed to pass it on to the technician. We'll see... I will post if they find a solution. Thanks again.
  • ewiseewise Posts: 1
    My wife and I are looking for a Suburban. We've driven 8 in the past 2 weeks ranging from 2001 to 2005. Every one except the new 2005 had rust on the inside bottom door seams (rear hatch included). GM Marketing said that nothing has changed in these years, so I am not convinced that it can be totally prevented even on a new one. If I write a check for $30k, I expect no rust issues for at least 5 years. I appreciate feedback from those of you who already have Burbs.
  • While traveling down the interstate the truck stop running. the tach went to zero. Motor will not start, it cranks fine. got the p0339 obdII code and replaced crankshaft sensor. still will not start and this same code still present. other ideas
  • I had that problem with my old 97 Suburban. It needed a new high speed sensor in the steering.
  • eazy fix just replace the little harness that comes from the key switch to the body control module.had the same problem .
  • check fuse box under hood .had this problem before the connector in the bottom of the fuse box were burned losing conection
  • A question for anyone who owns a large SUV. What size garage doors do you have and can you fit easily through an 8 ft wide door? Thanks
  • dieselonedieselone Posts: 5,721
    The door to my 3rd bay is only 8' and I have to fold one sideview mirror in for the Suburban to fit.
  • We are having problems with our 2001 Suburban power windows also. Service Dept says they now make the stronger window motors on the new Suburbans. Anyone else having trouble with their power windows? We've already had passenger side replaced- to the tune of $350, and now the driver's side is acting up. Is this something we will have to replace every 4 years? I love my Suburban, but this sucks!
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    Hmm...doesn't sound like something I've ever seen. Certainly hasn't been an issue on either the black '02 Avalanche we used to have or the white '04 Suburban, though the Suburban does have odd rust marks on the underside of the hood, which my father attributed to the "thin white paint".

    I don't think I've ever seen a Suburban from the past 10 years with any kind of rust issue, but it is interesting that it was something you saw on every single one.

    Anyone else want to chime in?
  • I have an '02 suburban in Kansas. Even with the road salt during the winter months, and all the snow and ice, I have yet to see rust on the door seams of any I looked at. We test drove atleast 6 before buying this one, and none of them had the rust on the door seams.
  • n8waqn8waq Posts: 1
    Hmmm, does this sound familiar. I started troubles hooting the exact same problem yesterday!! I kept finding the battery in my 2002 burb dead if not driven everyday, if left undriven more than 24 hours the battery failed to have enough to turn over the engine. I started with a Fluke meter and checking amp draw at battery which registered 1.76 amps. I began pulling each fuse and checking amp draw at the battery. The radio circuit was the problem. I found out that the radio as well as the instrument cluster and climate control are also on this circuit. I pulled the dash apart (rather easy to do actually) and disconnected the radio then the climate control and finally the instrument cluster and still have the draw. The dealership here is of no use they want the $60.00 and hour!! I am reading this thread and it appears there are yet more things tied to this circuit (onstar??). Can anyone confirm this or if there are additional items on this circuit?? Thanks for all the info this far.
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