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#879 of 1043 Bail out the Big Three? No Way
Dec 12, 2008 (9:39 am)
Hi Everyone, after my experiences with my 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, I do not think the Big Three should be bailed out. If this is the quality of vehicle we can expect, then I am all for NOT bailing them out. I have a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban with only 40k miles. I paid $30K for it brand new and it was just paid off this month. I have had a small coolant leak that got worse over this last year. It is a known problem with the cracked cylinder heads. The coolant is mixed up in the oil and went all through the engine. I now need a new engine and of course no warranty. GM's standard warranty of only 36K miles or 3 years is substantially less than any of the Japanese manufacturers. I have 2 Nissans in the drive way, one with 130K miles and one with 160K miles and nothing major has even gone out on either one. Now I have to spend big bucks to get it fixed. I refused to spenk $3K for the Chevrolet extended warranty, what a rip off. I did get the Geico extended warranty but they will only put a used engine in that was removed from another suburban that was totaled in a wreck. Live and Learn I always say. Huge mistake on my part. .
#880 of 1043 1995 GMC Suburban 4WD not working any more
Dec 23, 2008 (1:33 pm)
I have a 1995 GMC Suburban and drove it from Florida to Seattle. No problems. Is a charm! But here in Canada and with the snow I REALLY need the 4WD and is not working any more. Could be something as a fuse? If I don't remember wrong, it used to light up (the handle on the floor where you go from 2WD to low and high 4WD) I'll be taking it to a mechanic but since I know nothing, I decide to ask you first. Any idea would be appreciate it.
Thank you very much!
#881 of 1043 Re: 1995 GMC Suburban 4WD not working any more [vicky2007]
Dec 23, 2008 (8:44 pm)
i think you are talking about the lite on the dash that will lite wind you shifed in to 4wheel drive if you have a shifter on floor your 4wheel drive will still work you just dont have lite to let you know that it is working, if you have stick in floor to ingage your 4wheel drive and it do not work thats mechanical unless yours also have vacuum activated hubs some times hoses are crack which then you have a vacuum leak and have to replaced them, some of the newer cars have now good luck and i hope you before taking to a mechanic.
#882 of 1043 Re: 1995 GMC Suburban 4WD not working any more [troubletroop]
Dec 25, 2008 (7:02 pm)
Thank you for your answer. I don't have a light on my dashboard, only on the floor panel where the 4WD stick is located. That light is the one that is out, but still I don't know if this could be a sign of an electrical failure or something else. I don't knoe what you mean by vacuum activated hubs, how can I find out if I do and how if they are ok? Thank you!
#883 of 1043 Re: 1995 GMC Suburban 4WD not working any more [vicky2007]
Dec 28, 2008 (9:54 pm)
just to give you some imfo if yours had vacuum activated hubs, i was going by the imfo you gave me wind you say you did not know if your 4wheel drive was working, there are a lot of cars out now with this vacuum added in now well good luck and your well come.
#886 of 1043 suburban engine swap
Jan 01, 2009 (6:40 pm)
i have a 1995 chev suburban with a 5.7 non vortec engine i am wanting to replace it with a 1998 5.7 vortec the difference i see is the intake yet the bolt pattern seems to be the same . is it possible to use my non vortec intake and distributor or will i need to make other changes. thanks for any help you might give
#887 of 1043 Re: location of fuel filter - '99 Suburban [leigh2]
Jan 11, 2009 (5:00 pm)
The fuel filter is clamped to the frame on the driver's side about midway (silver canister). Before replacing, release the pressure on the fuel line by depressing a schrader valve on the fuel line under the hood. Make sure the engine ic COLD before you do this, as some fuel make come out.
#888 of 1043 master cylinder problem
Jan 11, 2009 (5:18 pm)
I have had my 94 burb just over a year. Within the 1st couple months I had to replace the master cylinder. Less than a year later I am told that I need to replace the master cylinder again. Is this normal???? I also replace the brake line. But still having problems with the brakes. Thanks for your help