Last post on Nov 28, 2013 at 5:49 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Suburban, SUV
#537 of 1043 Bucking Engine Service Light On
Jan 10, 2006 (12:23 pm)
1999 Chevy Suburban...Whenever I climb a good sized hill or grade, the suburban looses power, bucks and the Engine Service light comes on flashing for a few seconds then stays on steady. It will stay on steady for a few hours, maybe a day or so, then suddenly extinguish. Took it to a dealer and they tuned up the car, changed the plugs and wires, etc. This however has not solved the problem. They suggest that it is from carbon build up in the valves. However, since then (and before) the car has not gotten better or worse. It only happens on hiils. (Load on the suburban). Could it be a bad Catalytic Converter?
#538 of 1043 Re: Suburban steering/alignment [rob_lopez]
Jan 10, 2006 (4:21 pm)
Did you ever solve the steering problem. I have a similar issue and have had allignments done and still not resolution. With steering in center and moving forward, any slight touch right, and the steering jerks a few degrees like you need to "HOLD ON". However, it is slight in distance, but dramatic on the move. Someone suggested I get online to see if maybe it could be a pressure switch in the power steering.
#539 of 1043 Re: Bucking Engine Service Light On [mikevio]
Jan 10, 2006 (6:42 pm)
#540 of 1043 Re: 99 suburban security [mark92]
Jan 14, 2006 (7:31 am)
did you ever get a response to your proble with the security light?
Mine has been coming off and on for over two years now. I've not had any problems starting it, but the dealer replaced the wiring harness in the steering column ($600)and like that helped.
#541 of 1043 Re: Shoulder harness belts in SUVs [slragan]
Jan 14, 2006 (8:30 am)
I'm also in the KC area and needed 5 seats. I bought one with a bench seat in the middle. I have 3 kids in that row and 2 in the back. I don't like that they don't have a shoulder belt, either.
#542 of 1043 Re: 2003 Suburban Battery Drain [ced33]
Jan 14, 2006 (8:33 am)
My battery on my 2003 just died last summer. Since it was still under warranty they replaced it. I was told it was a bad cell in the battery,
#543 of 1043 Re: 2003 transmission problem [jwkoester]
Jan 14, 2006 (5:06 pm)
I have similar problem and am wondering if you've resolved and if so how? Mine is a 2003 with 50,000 and this just started. My problem is after parking then restarting on two occasions it has shifted itself into 4low. Dealer reloaded some software after the first occurance. Did you get resolution?
#544 of 1043 Re: Coolant leak and rust [xtianknights]
Jan 16, 2006 (8:17 pm)
I have the dreaded coolant leak. I have it all apart and am ready to put it back together. How tight do I torque the intake bolts and plenum bolts. Since I have the top end all apart are there any things I should be cleaning or replacing at this time? e.g. The fuel injectors - Is there a way to clean them? In my gasket kit I had two rubber o-rings for the fuel lines but I'm not sure where they go.
#545 of 1043 Engine Top End Noise
Jan 17, 2006 (7:18 am)
I have a 2000 Suburban with the 5.3 engine with 76000 miles. When I start it in the cold weather, It sounds like my valves are sticking for a few minutes. Is this typical? Any advice?
#546 of 1043 Speedometer and rear wiper issues
Jan 18, 2006 (7:55 am)
My 2003 with <28K is in the shop again for the week. My rear wiper stopped spewing washer fluid again. This was fixed last May with only 22K on the car. Now it has happened again. Anybody else? My speedometer also decided it preferred to be 30mph higher than it should be. The needle wouldn't go below 30 at rest and treated 30 as zero. The mechanic acted like this was a normal problem. Has anyone had this problem? I love the Burb overall. I have 5 kids so I need something big, but I'm worried about what will happen in Oct when my warranty expires.