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Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Suburban, SUV
Nov 22, 2007 (1:41 pm)
1994 Chevy Suburban 1/2 ton 4wd - When I had the transmission replaced, I didn't check if my 4wd was working. When I tried my 4wd it seemed like the transfer case was engaging but my front hubs were not locking. I found a wire by my transmission that is black just hanging. I have no idea where it goes. I traced the wire back to the front axle and an actuator for the front hubs. Does anyone know where this wire connects at the transmission or transfer case? or above them? so I can get my 4wd working again.
#764 of 1043 new suburban owner
Nov 30, 2007 (8:01 pm)
I just purchased a 1994 suburban, I am happy to have this forum to connect with other suburban owners. I am looking to do some upgrades. As this will be my project car. Any suggestions for where to start????
#765 of 1043 Re: new suburban owner [gracye]
Dec 01, 2007 (4:52 am)
I'd wait for 3 months on putting upgrade money into it, until you had enough time to see how the vehicle is running. You need to know that it is running okay, make sure you understand what is not working, and/or what needs to be fixed. If you find out that you have a serious problem which will be expensive to fix, you may decide the better alternative is to unload the vehicle than say.....do an engine rebuild or transmission replacement.
Only after you are completely satisfied that the vehicle was mechanically and electrically sound, and you didn't have any other mandatory repairs that you needed to do, should you consider putting money into discretionary upgrades. None of the 'upgrades' you do, will you get any money back for them when you sell the vehicle.
#766 of 1043 Re: new suburban owner [kiawah]
Dec 01, 2007 (4:44 pm)
Thanks for the feed back.
I live in an urban area and wanted to install an alarm system and a back-up signal. What would you suggest???
#767 of 1043 door key
Dec 01, 2007 (6:18 pm)
Does the key only work in the driver's door???
#768 of 1043 Re: door key [gracye]
Dec 01, 2007 (6:30 pm)
Door key is supposed to work in all the doors.
I used to have a 96 which I kept outside about half it's life, and used to have to spray a little wd-40 into the unused locks (passenger and back barndoor), as they wouldn't unlock if I didn't. Got to be a regular maintenance item about twice a year or so.
#769 of 1043 Re: new suburban owner [gracye]
Dec 01, 2007 (6:46 pm)
I have no personal experience with adding either to that vehicle.
I have inquired into an aftermarket back up sensor a year or so ago, and have seen some that are part of the license plate mount. They appear like that might be an easy way to mount the sensors, but I suspect any aftermarket kit isn't as good as factory installed.
Having factory sensors on two of my current vehicles, they work well...but not really anything that you can't already do with mirrors.
#770 of 1043 Fuel check valve?
Dec 01, 2007 (7:10 pm)
I recently installed an aftermarket fuel pump in my 2000 Suburban 1500 5.3L. If the truck has been off for longer than 15 minutes, I have to let the pump run for a few seconds before I expect the engine to turn over. I don't smell fuel, as in a leak. Is there a check valve in the OEM pumps that aren't in some of the aftermarket models?
#771 of 1043 transmission won't change out
Dec 11, 2007 (7:02 pm)
I was wondering if anyone could tell me why the transmission in my 94 surburban won't go into 3rd or 4th gear after it changes out from 1st and 2nd so easily?
#772 of 1043 2003 chevy suburban
Dec 12, 2007 (10:52 am)
what fuse is the stock DVD player hooked up to.