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#222 of 1043 Re: 2002 Chevrolet Suburban LT, Engine shut off while driving [goodspeed2]
Jul 25, 2005 (8:16 am)
My recall notice on my 2000 Suburban mentioned periodic stalling as a potential problem. Have you received a letter from GM regarding the pending recall on the fuel pump wiring harness? I believe it covers many units built in the '00 - '02 model years and the problem is with the fuel pump wiring harness overheating (IIRC).
I've been hoping GM will get the fix out soon, my fuel pump is very loud and I'd like to wait for the fix to replace my fuel pump.
#223 of 1043 Looking at a 2005 LS
Jul 26, 2005 (3:06 am)
I am looking at a 2005 LS, and information on this vehicle will be appreciate.
#224 of 1043 Re: 2001 AC/Heat Problem - Maybe Control Unit? [tanner520]
Jul 26, 2005 (8:00 am)
FYI for everyone that might be interested. I went ahead and bought a new control unit and that fixed the problems. Air control works like it's supposed to now. The date on my old control unit was 2000 and the date on my new one is 2004.
#225 of 1043 Towing question and Suburban/Yukon XL
Jul 26, 2005 (10:30 am)
I just bought a boat (woo hoo) and when my current car lease is up in Spring 2006, I need to buy a tow vehicle. My wife and I own a Honda minivan, which has been great, but no minivan will tow enough weight. My boat and trailer weigh about 7500lbs. Our next boat (this one is 10 years old and we'll buy a longer - about 27-28' boat within a year or two).
I'm fairly certain that the next boat and trailer will exceed 10,000 lbs. so I'm considering the 3/4 ton Suburban or Yukon XL. When equipped with the biggest engine they sell (I think it's an 8.1 liter), and whatever other equipment necessary, it can tow up to 12,000 lbs.
Here are my questions:
1. Has anyone driven a newer (2003 or newer) 1500 and compared it to a 2500? I'm sure that the 2500 is not as smooth, but can it be used as a dialy commuting vehicle?
The problem I'm having is that my wife has always wanted a convertable, and we're going to get her one and sell the minivan. If I want to tow my boat to the ocean (I live in Georgia), I have to get a tow vehicle which by its nature isn't the best for a daily commuter (bad gas mileage, comfort, etc.).
2. Is there any other SUV that will tow that much, be a comfortable family highway cruiser (for times that I don't take my boat) and be able to have all of the creature comforts (DVD player, etc), and gets the same or better mileage??
I looked at the Armada/Infinity, which seems like a good alternative (despite all of the problems people say it has, I would at least look into it), but it only tows 9100lbs. I know that's a lot, but if I want a bigger boat, I need more than a 9100lb towing capacity.
3. I thought about getting an older 2500 and a third car, but I have no room in my driveway and can't park in front of my house. Does anyone know whether any company out there rents tow vehicles for boats? I called around and everyone seems to say that you can rent a vehicle to tow your car using their (Uhaul, Ryder, etc.) equipment, but nobody that rents a truck or sub to tow a boat with your trailer.
Based on my research, other than a heavy duty pick-up truck (we need more people room than any such truck would have) or Excursion or big van, there's nothing else to consider. An Excursion won't fit in my garage, and I really don't like the way it looks.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
#226 of 1043 2002 Chevrolet Suburban LT, Engine shut off while driving
Jul 26, 2005 (12:59 pm)
Help? Sometime, after driving about 30 minutes to an hour on my 2002 Chevrolet Suburban LT, the engine shut off/stall. I have to park on the side road and wait for a few minutes (10-15 minutes) to get the engine started again, it will go for a few miles then it will repeat or died again.
Does anyone have this problem too? The truck (SUV) is close to 62000 mileages…
#227 of 1043 Re: 2002 Chevrolet Suburban LT, Engine shut off while driving [goodspeed2]
Jul 27, 2005 (6:22 am)
This could either be a fuel filter that needs replacing or the fuel pump is starting to fail.
#228 of 1043 Re: Towing question and Suburban/Yukon XL [soll]
Jul 27, 2005 (7:55 am)
With the weight your wanting to tow, a 3/4 SUV is really the only choice. That leaves you with a 3/4 ton Suburban/Yukon XL or an Excursion.
I have a 1/2 ton '00 Suburban that I use to tow our 4600lb boat. I wouldn't want to tow much more than this with the 5.3L. It just doesn't have enough torque for pulling up grades. I recently briefly towed a friends 7000lb cruiser with his 3/4 ton Silverado w/ 8.1 allison trans. Wow, what a difference. That combo pulls 7000lbs much better than my Suburban towing 4600lbs.
An Armada will pull your current setup w/o a problem. I did test drive one, and that is by far the best powertrain setup currently available in a 1/2 ton SUV. Great transmission and Nissan's 5.6 v8 just cranks out torque. I was shocked by how fast that truck is. I got back in my Suburban and it felt very slow.
The problem with the 3/4 ton SUV/truck is fuel economy, they're a lot heavier and with a 6.0 or 8.1 they get pretty dismal fuel economy. The only way around that is to go diesel which leaves you with a 3/4 truck or an Excursion.
Everything is a compromise and their isn't a perfect vehicle that will do everything. I'd guess a 3/4 ton Suburban/Yukon XL is your best bet. It won't ride as nice, but you'll have more towing power, bigger brakes and a stronger transmission. I've already rebuilt the l460e in my 1/2 ton burb at 46k miles.
I've not sampled a 3/4 ton Suburban, but I've read on other message boards, that everyone likes them for everyday driving and towing. The real issue is fuel economy, because with an 8.1 (which is what you need) it will drink gas.
Congrats on the new boat and good luck regarding the tow vehicle.
I don't know of any rental companies that will let you rent an SUV to tow.
#229 of 1043 Re: 2001 AC/Heat Problem - Maybe Control Unit? [tanner520]
Jul 28, 2005 (10:22 am)
Well, I guess I spoke too soon. The control unit did not correct the problem. However, it did help me add another symptom to the problem but the problem still exists. What I've discovered is that the problem only rears its ugly head after the vehicle has warmed up. I don't have this problem when I first start the Suburban up.
Any direction or contacts/information would be appreciated.
#230 of 1043 2004 suburban
Jul 28, 2005 (12:29 pm)
I HAVE A 2004 SUBURBAN AWD THAT IS MAKING A ROARING NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT END THE DEALER HAS NO IDEA WHAT IT IS HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM
Jul 29, 2005 (5:50 am)
I am having some trouble that I can not figure out, I have replaced the starter because I was having trouble getting the burb started and it was making a "grinding" sound but the starter is doing the same thing. I checked the fly wheel and all of the teeth are good so I replaced the starter again (warranty) and I get the same thing. Sometimes it won't even engage without major grinding! I have replaced the cables, good battery, any suggestions?