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#156 of 1043 Chevrolet Suburban: Problems & Solutions 2000 model Brakes & Fuel Pump
Jun 08, 2005 (2:58 pm)
2000 Suburban bought new, at 50K miles, fuel pump was whining very bad so dealer convinced me to pay to replace the pump before failure: $800-900. Soon after this, the ABS / Brake light comes on intermittetly. Assessment: The BCM (brake control module) is going bad. Figure on about $1200 per the dealer.
Question: I have heard of many similar cases of the fuel pump issue and failures while driving on interstates thus no power steering or brakes - SAFETY ISSUE! The BCM is also a failure that just shouldn't happen ( you still have brakes but no ABS control). Is anyone aware of a TSB, warranty, recall, action being taken to get GM to cover these issues?
#157 of 1043 Re: '99 whether to buy?? [sharr]
Jun 09, 2005 (8:35 am)
I have the '99 that was th Towing nightmare on previous thread. It turned out to be the oil in the K&N oil filter clogged an air intake sensor and became the root of my problem. Cleaned sensor and the problem was solved. I have loved the 1999. Tranny and 454 are A-OK. 135K miles. What model are you looking at?
#158 of 1043 94 GMC Suburban replacing balljoints/pitman arm/idler arm
Jun 09, 2005 (12:59 pm)
Need some advice! Has anyone tackled replacing the ball joints, pitman arm and idler arm on a 94 GMC Suburban? I just had the starter replaced for $398 and need to save some $$ so I'm wondering if I should tackle this job myself. I bought the Haynes manual and on a 1-10 scale of difficulty (10 being something like replacing a busted timing belt) this looks like about a 6/7.
Should I jump on this or spend the $1,300 to have a mechanic complete?
#159 of 1043 Re: Electrial Flasher problem [gklee]
Jun 09, 2005 (7:46 pm)
GMC have made a mint from parts for my '99 'burb. I think it must have come off the line at 4:00pm on a Friday of a long weekend....
The steering column turn signal cluster is a weak link in the electrical system. What appeared to be a simple flasher problem developed into a high priced (over-priced) turn signal assembly. GM will tell you different, however, they can't keep the parts needed for repair in stock in Ontario. What does THAT tell you?
A friendly mechanic (GM) says, "you didn't hear it from me but...we replace that part on a regular basis".
#160 of 1043 keyless entry remote programming
Jun 09, 2005 (8:38 pm)
does anyone know how to program a keyless entry remote for 1996 chev. suburan. I bought an extra remote off ebay but didnot get program instructions. any help would appreicated.
#161 of 1043 Re: Suburban handling / steering / tracking problems [msl1]
Jun 12, 2005 (4:49 am)
Intermediate drive shaft, the one right up against the firewall. Socket is worn. Try buying from OEM parts online instead of dealer and have a reputable mechanic/dealership install. Dealership charged $80 to install my part and now steering is tight again.
#162 of 1043 Re: Computer Codes update ????? [bald1]
Jun 12, 2005 (5:09 am)
I have the same problem when slowing down (sometimes) and when making a sharp turn (often). Just had the Fuel Pump replaced because of recall and didn't go away. I'm replacing the fuel filter next and will update on what happens. Idle air control has been mentioned as well on other forums.
#163 of 1043 Re: Chevrolet Suburban: Problems & Solutions 2000 model Brakes & Fuel Pump
Jun 12, 2005 (5:44 pm)
JUst got the bad news on Friday that ABS Module need to be replaced on my 2000 Suburban (70K) along with a related piston? Total price $1895. Needed because a ground fault is coming from module. Previous fix, which did not work, was replacement of a bolt, washer and nut that I believe the mechanic thought was causing the fault as indicated by the ABS and Brake dash light coming on. The replacement of this bolt might fix your problem. It is worth asking. I will be watching for other replys. I have a e-mail out to repair facility to see if they can fix the module and replace myself. good luck.
#164 of 1043 Re: Need Tires [96suburban]
Jun 13, 2005 (5:05 am)
I have a 94 Suburban and have had lots of luck with Michelins MN series. I have 265/75/16's mounted and I'm getting about 70,000 miles on them. Excellent tires. There about $170per but considering the mileage I'm getting...worth every penny! Good luck.
#165 of 1043 '01 Suburban Idle speed
Jun 13, 2005 (3:21 pm)
At times my 01 Suburban has really low idle speed. It is most noticeable when the AC is on. It drops to about 350 rpm and the AC does not work properly nor does the alternator put out well at such a low rpm. Sometimes it has an oscillation to the idle. Up, down, up, down between 350 and 500 rpm. If I hold the pedal down a little and hold about 500 rpm it all works fine. Any ideas as to a solution ?