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Chevy Suburban



  • bigtexmikebigtexmike Posts: 1
    edited September 2012
    I have a 1988 Suburban I just replaced the driveshaft and u-joints, drove it short distances for the last week, yesterday I drove it about 40 miles and it started to make a stuttering shudder. It would go for a few miles then shudder for about a three beat then go fine for a few more miles then do it again. Could it be something with the driveshaft or something else?

  • mroseramrosera Posts: 3
    edited October 2012
    I had a similar problem on a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Only shuddered intermittently at about 72 mph (typical interstate cruising speed), but when it did shudder, it shuddered hard. Turned out to be a bad tire. I put 4 new Michelins on, and the problem was gone.
  • Up to now have bought Expedition because of its fold down rear seats. Having to remove seats for luggage makes no sense, when you get to your destination and unload, you are without seats which in our case is a problem since our cottage is over 400 miles away. GM rep at auto show a few years ago had no ready reply to that statement!

    But now things are changing. Finally Chevrolet realizes the practical value of folding seats and will have them on the 2015 model which supposedly is coming out Spring of 14.

    Can't wait.
  • Am I the only one experiencing the total failure of the metal on my 2008 suburban? I have owned three and this is the first (and last) time I have ever had an issue. At the hinge my metal has completely torn. Both the dealer body manager and independent shop agree that this is a defect, however GM says too bad over 100,000 miles. I say, this truck is not supposed to have the drivers door fall off even at 200,000 miles. What does the mileage have to do with the door metal failure. I have taken up as far as they will send me. HELP. Anyone else out there. GM did offer to give me a letter for $2000 off a new Chevy.... Right that helps. I cannot locate a used door for a 2008. Any help appreciated.
  • SD - sorry to hear about your rusty door - what part of the country are you in?

    Anyway - if you need to find a used door go to

    and type in your year/make/model and your zipcode and it will search the salvage yards in your area for the part. I did a quick search and it looks like 2006 - 2009 might fit your burb.

    Good luck in your search.
  • New to the Suburban family here. Just purchased an '06 nine passenger LS. Some of the dash/steering wheel/radio-ac control lights are not working. Are there replaceable bulbs or would this be a fuse issue? Thanks
  • spritemanspriteman Posts: 25
    edited November 2013
    There are 3 fuses that control the dash board gauges and lights. All three are located in the underhood fuse block:

    IGN E 10 AMP
    IPC/DIC 10 AMP
    RADIO 15 AMP

    If your gauges and radio are working then it's probably not a fuse. Your lights are not actually bulbs but LEDs built into the different gauges and dash displays. I don't think they are serviceable but you can pull the instrument cluster and see if they are removeable. An easier solution might be to just call your dealer and ask the service/parts folks there if they can be replaced.
  • thanks. will try this
  • All tweeters work but none of the sub woofers/Bass speakers work in my 2006 Suburban. Any ideas? Thanks
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