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#180 of 1043 Re: Computer Codes update ????? [bald1]
Jun 21, 2005 (2:44 pm)
Hi there! I just bought a 2002 Chevy Suburban 2500 on June 6. I have literally drove it 1 day and it has been in the shop ever since. It only has 52,000 miles on it, but it just dies in the middle of the road. I'm wondering does your battery light come on as it shuts off?
I would love to get my sub back from the shop - any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!
#181 of 1043 REMOTE START - STALL??
Jun 21, 2005 (3:06 pm)
When I purchased a 2002 Chevy Suburban 2500, it just had the remote start uninstalled. The lady said the vehicle would just die on her, going down the freeway, turning a corner, anything - just die.
She said the problem was fixed, but unfortunately it isn't. Has anyone ever had problems with a remote start making a vehicle stall?
After I coast to the side of the road, I put it in park, TAKE OUT THE KEY (it will not start if you do not take the key out), and drive away. Maybe another 15 - 20 miles, sometimes 50 miles and it stalls again.
The shop has double checked the wiring, they say everything checks out on the computer, runs great. I told them to keep it until it stalls on them!!
ANY IDEAS??? It has less than 60k on it.
#182 of 1043 Re: 1996 Diesel any good? [mbreen]
Jun 21, 2005 (3:29 pm)
I know this post was made some time ago, but it's still coming up on Google, so I thought I'd address it.
The Duramax diesel is a new design direct injection diesel created and produced by DMAX, Inc., a joint venture between General Motors and Isuzu (itself a subsidiary of GM). It was introduced in 2001 model year GM trucks. It is, without question, the best diesel ever installed in a new GM light duty vehicle. Paired with the Allison 1000 series transmission, it's essentially on par with the current Ford Powerstroke and Dodge Cummins offerrings. Preference is as important as performance when comparing the three.
That said, the '96 Suburban's diesel is a 6.5l Turbo Diesel based on the 6.2l diesel introduced during the 1980s. It was a pretty refined engine and, other posts notwithstanding, part of a fairly robust drivetrain by '96, when it was paired with the either the 4L60-e or 4L80-e transmission (I can't recall which). Before that, it was paired with the 700R4 transmission, which was a 4-speed version of the old TH-300 transmission. Early versions had MANY problems and it was always only barely adequate in V-8 installations. From a performance standpoint, it is an also ran in comparison to the Ford and Dodge engines. From this vintage, all light truck diesels liked to eat automatic transmissions, with the Dodge's the worst, followed by the GM. That the Ford's was best is really by default and not a testement to how good it is.
#184 of 1043 Re: '99 Suburban fuel pump died [gaustin]
Jun 23, 2005 (7:58 pm)
Dealer in Colorado Springs called me about replacing my fuel pump in my 1999 GMC Suburban for FREE. He said they were doing a study on fuel pumps used at higher altitudes. Has anyone heard of this or is this some kind of scam?
#185 of 1043 Search of a new 'burb
Jun 24, 2005 (10:57 am)
I currently live in Florida, we are going to be driving from Florida all the way up to Minnesota. We are looking at trading in our 1996 Suburban for a new one.
Does anyone have any reccomendations on good dealerships. Because we don't NEED to purchase in Florida. How to I search what I want and different dealerships all over the US?
#186 of 1043 Re: Chevrolet Suburban: Problems & Solutions 2000 model Brakes & Fuel Pump
Jun 25, 2005 (12:11 pm)
I also have a 2000 suburban with 63k miles on it and was having trouble with it stalling at various times during the day and not everyday. This started within 2 weeks of having the 60k service performed on my burb including fuel injectors cleaned and transmission being serviced.
I recently received a letter from chevy stating that there might be a problem with certain 2000 suburbans and a recall will be coming. It states that on some of these suburbans that the fuel module reservoir assembly that contains the fuel pump wires and / or connectors may overheat under certain operating conditons. This condition may result in one or more of the following conditions: 1) an engine stall or no start condition due to a blown fuse, 2) inaccurate fuel level readings, and /or,3) a service engine soon light. A service engine soon light might be an indication that fuel vapor, or in some other cases liquid fuel, may leak out of the top of the fuel tank when the level is above 3/4 full.
They also state that if the condition is due to overheated wiring in the fuel module reservoir assembly that your dealer will repair with existing parts, as repair kits are made available at a later date.They will be sending another letter out to let you know when that will be available. Chevy assistance center 1-800-630-2438 8 am - 11 pm.
Long story short, I called my service advisor at my local chevy dealer and was told to bring it in for an inspection free of charge.
I was told I had a bad fuel pump and the service advisor fought with chevy management and was told to replace it if they had the parts (which they did) otherwise it would have been $800 out of my pocket.
If you go to www.nhtsa.dot.gov I think you can find more info on it there. Sorry this is so long! Hope this helps!! Maybe you can get some compensation also.
#187 of 1043 Location of the PCV vlave on a 2002 Z71 Suburban 1500
Jun 26, 2005 (4:54 am)
I am looking for the location of the PCV valve on a 2002 Z71 Suburban 1500.
I have looked all over the engine for this this and cannot find it-- Do I need to remove anything to get to it or????
#188 of 1043 Re: Chevrolet Suburban: Problems & Solutions 2000 model Brakes & Fuel Pump
Jun 27, 2005 (3:25 pm)
I received the same letter. I have a 2000 burb w/ 53,000 miles. I don't have stalling problems, but my fuel pump makes a loud whining noise when it's hot out. Here in Kansas it has been in the mid to high 90s with low 100's the next few days. It really gets nice an loud in this type of weather.
I think I'll give my dealer a call to see when the recalled parts are available. I'm going to try to have them replace the fuel pump at the same time and see if they'll cut me a break on labor, since the tank has to be pulled for the recall anyway.
#189 of 1043 Re: '01 Suburban Idle speed [dmark1]
Jul 01, 2005 (12:13 pm)
I hope you find a solution to this problem. My 01' suburban does exactly the same thing.