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Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV
Oct 25, 2005 (6:26 pm)
We have 3 chevys, a 2000 3/4 ton suburban, a 2002 3/4 ton 4x4, and a 2003
Tahoe. Believe it or not all 3 have been good. The 2000 has 70k on it and has
not been in for repair in 3 years. The 2002 has never been in for repair, it only
has 19k miles, but I use it mostly off road, drive a car most of the time. The
2003 Tahoe my daughter drives, has 24k and has only been in the shop once.
She got rear ended some time back, and had to get a new bumper, the car
that hit her, did much much worse, that is why she drives this.
I think the 2000 does so well because it is made to tow trailers, and never has.
But I do tow trailers with my 2002, and it pulls them so easy. One trailer I have
weighs 9000 lbs, and my suburban pulls it without breaking a sweat.
We are waiting on the new suburbans to come out, and will trade in the 2000
Any one seen what they look like. I have heard mixed messages, but have
not seen a picture.
#147 of 184 Re: 96' Leather Drivers Seat Replacement? [mwh98]
Oct 25, 2005 (6:33 pm)
Find a shop such as leather menders, and they can fix the bad piece, or
replace the whole seat cover, for cheaper than dealer, or ebay.
#148 of 184 Re: 2001 K2500 Suburban 8.1 and Autoride [wgwebel]
Nov 04, 2005 (8:05 am)
I do not know of any way to clear this message. My 2001 Suburban displayed the same message and I took it to the dealer. I had to get a rear shock replaced because it was bad and the cost was $350. You may also have an airleak, which the dealer can spot and repair at a lesser price then a new shock. You can drive the vehicle with this message on and it will not hurt your Suburban is what the dealer told me. It will just drive like it does not have shocks and the air shock feature will not work to elevate the truck and make it ride smooth if you haul a large load or boat.
#149 of 184 99 Tahoe Brake Controllers and Spare Tire Hoist
Nov 18, 2005 (4:26 pm)
A couple of questions about my 99 Tahoe.
1) I purchased a Tekonsha trailer brake controller that apparently plugs into the wiring harness under the dash. Does anybody know where? My Tahoe did come with the optional trailer package so it is supposed to be there.
2) I really dislike the location of my spare tire. In my small part of Canada (as with many other areas) they use salt and gravel very liberally during winter. The spare tire and wheel are a mess! Has anyone ever tried to use the inside attachment (used on the older 2 door models) on a 4 door model? It looks to be in the same spot as the Jack is mounted now?
Any help appreciated.
#150 of 184 Suburban tranny line woes!
Nov 18, 2005 (4:33 pm)
I am the Purchasing Agent for a large mining company. The Mine I work for is located in Northern British Columbia. We utilize several types of vehicles to move personnel, among which are 8 Suburbans.
We have had a rash transmission failures due to the transmission cooling lines coming off. Apparently they are held in place with a small plastic clip that can break. Has anyone else had similar problems?
#151 of 184 Weird Electrical Short- Turn Signal Blinker to Hazard Markers
Dec 16, 2005 (6:28 pm)
It took two weeks for '99 Suburban LT I just purchased to let me know something weird would happen: the right-turn turn signal seems to have shorted out to the hazard blinker cicuit; when right turn signal is activated, all the hazard lights flash; if the headlights are on when the right turn signal is activated, all the dash panel lights flash also! Tried replacing the flasher module, no effect. Anybody heard of anything similar and where the short might be? I hope I don't have to hire a witch hunt at the dealer's!!
#152 of 184 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Dec 17, 2005 (8:08 am)
My name is James (74marine) hobbies are hunting, fishing and spending time with my family. I currently have a used 2003 Tahoe Z71 5.3 engine with leather (not to fond of) but a good deal. I have had a few minor problems with the vehicle nothing major. It is a pleasure to drive, avg mpg 17-19. I am always curious of any problems / cures other owners have had with their Tahoes / Surburbans. Thanks.
#153 of 184 First Time Tahoe Owner
Jan 13, 2006 (10:44 am)
Just purchased our first Chevy Tahoe last week. 2005 Z71,5.3L V8, Silver Birch, every option except navigation, 7000 miles, list was $49,090.00, scooped it for $29,000 and change. Extended the warranty to 75,000 miles. Just ordered K & N cold air induction kit to replace stock filter system. Anything I should know before installing this system?
#154 of 184 Re: First Time Tahoe Owner [sunvalley]
Feb 05, 2006 (6:16 pm)
I too am a first-time Tahoe owner and love it, but I am struggling with a couple of things. The most important one is a noise coming from the air conditioner. If you are sitting in the front seats, and the a/c is on Low fan, no entertainment running, we can hear the refrigerant rushing through the system. Does anyone understand what I am talking about, and have you found a resolution (besides turning on the radio)? Thanks.
Feb 20, 2006 (8:39 am)
There's a recent post in the Tahoe forum about K&N filters v. the filter you get with the towing package. I, too, recently bought my first Tahoe, a new 2005 LS. A friend recommended I get the K&N filter. Said it would improve performance and gas mileage. Is the filter different from the induction kit? What do people generally think about replacing with the K&N filter? Thanks.