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#486 of 1043 Re: chevy suburban recall [rmorgera]
Nov 30, 2005 (9:01 pm)
We Had the same problem . The 2001 Sub bought it from my brother he never had a problem it had 3 yrs ext warranty. It died on us probably 6-10 times & got to where it wouldnt start at times ,once before I went to trade it in because we were scared it was going to cause a accident and I didn't want to be the one who sold it. Anyhow I went rounds with chevy/gm and we got a 1000 dollar loyalty cert to use on a new car when the dust settled . Still think we got screwed and to top it off we bought a denali to replace it with.... Let me know what happens. Also Gm knew about the problem as you say but said the parts weren't available for the recall until the end of the year.
#487 of 1043 Is restoring an 83 deisel suburban a good idea?
Dec 01, 2005 (5:22 pm)
I am currently restoring my 1983 GMC Suburban and I'm wondering how many miles other people have gotten on them so I can see if it's worth it. Restoring it means replacing two doors, the rear interior, air conditioning, and the radio.
#488 of 1043 Re: REMOTE START - STALL?? [malea]
Dec 03, 2005 (10:43 am)
i had a chevy van that did the same thing and after replacing almost all the underhood electronics, it turned out to be the ignition switch itself. cheap part, expensive to find. hope that works for you.
#489 of 1043 Re: 1999 Chevy Suburban LT Fuse Box Issue [luvmysuburban]
Dec 04, 2005 (6:34 pm)
Found one. Its a 6 mm nut thats on an American SUV!
Dec 05, 2005 (12:09 pm)
I'm reposting this tip I found a while back on one of these boards. I just did it and it was extremely easy. The part number has changed. I used part number 15166054 and I have a 2002 Chevy Suburban with neutral interior.
TIP: for those of you with Yukon XLs, Subs and Denali XLs, the third row seat
overhead light does not have on/off reading light switches. This can be easily
upgraded by ordering the second row light with switches from
The part #s are 15765710 for the Tan interior, 15044370 for Shale and 15765711
for Pewter. The light runs about $21.00 plus shipping.
To install, turn off the overhead dome lamps at the dash. The old lamp is
easily removed by using a small screwdriver to open the lens of the existing
lamp (look for the small notch to pry the lens open). This will enable the
light to simply be pulled down from the ceiling. Disconnect the wire plug from
the old lamp.
Next take a pair of strong scissors and simply cut the ceiling along the lines
impressed into the ceiling by the original lamp (the old lamp is smaller than
the new lamp). Plug the wire connector into the new lamp and test the lamp
briefly by turning on the overhead lamp switch at the dash. Reinsert the new
lamp into the larger opening with the lens open. Once the lens has been closed,
the new lamp with switches will be locked into place.
Its an inexpensive upgrade that will enable your third row passengers to do
some reading or coloring on any long trips at night. Unfortunately, you can't
perform the same upgrade on the cargo area lamp unless you run a ground wire
from the third row lamp and change the wire connector to incorporate this
extra ground wire.
#491 of 1043 high capacity air cleaner
Dec 05, 2005 (1:07 pm)
What is the "Air cleaner, high capacity" that is referred to as part of the towing prep package? Does that mean it comes with a better quality air filter than standard, or a bigger size? I am thinking of getting a K&N filter, or maybe the whole filtercharger kit, but if it is not necessary because of something that came with the towing package, I'll skip it.
#492 of 1043 weird electricity
Dec 06, 2005 (11:53 am)
Bizzare doings in my 2001 Sub.
Dies immediately after starting unless you keep throttle open. Then it flashes alternately the ABS lite and the Parking brake lite. All this stops after about 5 minutes.
Replaced the battery, no effect.
#493 of 1043 Re: Headlights on all the time!! [luvmysuburban]
Dec 07, 2005 (10:37 am)
I have a 99 suburban. The headlights on DIM do not work. Bright is ok and the DAYLIGHTS (DIM) work both with the switch in the off postion and parking light position. When i turn the switch to headlights the day lights ( dims) go out. pull the dimmer switch to brights and the bright lights com on. I replaced the dimmer switch. NO change. anyone have an idea.
#494 of 1043 Re: High milage Suburban, how long do they last? [steve_]
Dec 08, 2005 (9:41 am)
there's only 1 way to find out !
#495 of 1043 fuel pump stopped
Dec 10, 2005 (8:00 am)
i started my car let it idle about 60 seconds and it died i noticed that the fuel pump wasn't running for it has always been very noisy sence new in 1999 second pump. started to trouble shoot
1.turned on key could hear fuel relay klick afteer a couple seconds
2. turned off key agen the relay klicked after a few seconds
3.got out fluke and found power always on to the n.o.contact of fuel relay
4. agen turned on key and noticed power to the common terminal of the fuel relay (grey wire)but no sound from the fuel pump
5.put 12v+ to grey wire no sound
6. checked continuity grey wire to ground found it to be open
question is there anything between the relay, pump and ground but wire and conectors?