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#259 of 1043 Canadian owners of Chevy SUV and/or pick-up trucks
Aug 17, 2005 (4:28 pm)
I am a Canadian owner of a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT and we have a serious problem with the vehicle. It stalls while driving on the road and by doing that it can cause a very serious danger on the road. I found on the internet that there is an recall for the 2001 Chev. Suburbans but the recall is only for US owners of the Suburban (316508 vehicles). The same for the Tahoe, Yukon, Silverado etc. I can't imagine that only US owners have that problem since all the vehicles are built in the same plant and should have the same potential problem.
I also can't imagine that Canadian lives are less valuable as US lives in the eyes of GM, although it seems like it.
Are there any Canadian owners of a 2001 Suburban or any other GM vehicle that have the same problem among you ? Maybe we can join forces and do something about this injustice.
Aug 17, 2005 (8:32 pm)
I just bought my (new to me) 1998 Chevy Suburban/1500/5.7v and the positive side of the battery post is loose. I have tightened it and previous (original) owner said he had problem too with it coming loose. Any fix? It is a new battery. I did order a new brass fitting for it (hasn't come yet) someone said it is better. Any help
#261 of 1043 Re: HELP WITH OVERHEATING.... [arnold8169]
Aug 17, 2005 (8:40 pm)
Remember 195 stat is when it starts to open for coolant, not when its fully open. You might try a 185 stat so it opens sooner. Its easier to keep an engine cool than to try to cool it down. Also, after a year of coolant being in there, I would replace it and run 60-40 on the coolant (more water) and replace the the radiator cap too.
#262 of 1043 Re: Ignition fuse keeps blowing [steves97burb]
Aug 17, 2005 (8:43 pm)
Battery posts tight?
#263 of 1043 Re: 99 Suburban Battery Draining [jeff090]
Aug 18, 2005 (7:38 pm)
I just bought a 2000 Chevy Suburban LT to replace my 1979. I am having a very similar problem. Overnight or or less time the battery dies. I've tried multiple batteries and been told that the alternator is fine. The second shop I took it to said that the BCM (Body Control Module?) was going bad. They claimed that when I used my key fob to (un)Lock the car doors it would go into "Wake" mode and never snap out. This would drain the battery. We reset the BCM by disconnecting the Com battery terminal and I opted not to used the fob any more. The next morning it was dead again! They also told me that they could not replace the BCM, only dealers with the proper programming tools could. (This was before he took my $80.) I took it into the dealer this morning and he is tracing the drain. He wanted to trickle charge it up overnight and he'd let me know tomorrow. I'll post what they find, otherwise if you have any info..... Share the wealth!
I just put my 79 in the newspaper today - Like I told my wife, one looks and feels great sitting still, the other looks rough but runs!
#264 of 1043 Re: '99 Suburban fuel pump died [busymom3]
Aug 18, 2005 (7:49 pm)
I believe that it's not really the price of the pump that is driving the cost but the labor involved to fix it. My understanding is that they need to drop the fuel tank in order to fix this and that cost is at least $350. The only reason that I know this is because I have a leak on the top of my fuel tank and will need to get it fixed and they told me that this is what it will cost me just to drop the tank and find the leak. I do have a buddy with a 2000 Burb LT and he had a similar prob to mine and said that the tech recommended that he replace the fuel pump while the tank is off. His total bill was right around $800. Good Luck!
#266 of 1043 Re: 05 Burb Looking for Video System [bhappy666]
Aug 18, 2005 (8:11 pm)
Walmart - Dual Screen DVD player that convienently attach to the head rests. Complete with headphone jacks and one can watch a DVD while the other plays a video game. Buy a set of standard RCA jacks and you can hook the DVD player into the hotel TV! Complete with a handy travel bag, all for $238!
Now all you need is popcorn and Barney... depending on how old the kids are... or was this for your wife?
#268 of 1043 Re: 2002 Chevrolet Suburban LT, Engine shut off while driving [goodspeed2]
Aug 19, 2005 (8:56 am)
I have this same problem with my '04 2500 - 8.1 burban LT, I've had it for 1 year. The first time this happened less than 500 mi on the odometer, the dealer said it was a defect with the fuel pump at high altitudes. Dealer replaced the fuel pump with a "redesigned" pump that would solve this problem. The second time it happened - same repair - dealer replaced it with one that "addresses high temperatures AND high altitude" - Just had it towed to the dealer yesterday for the same problem - approx 500 miles later - we called Chevy - they report not being aware of this problem, will "research" it and will get back to us! I will let you know what they say. Good luck