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#185 of 762 03 Tahoe POS daughter's college car gone bad
Jul 11, 2006 (4:11 pm)
Bought two years ago, new from dealer in mobile, al. have had in shop four separate times. left her in upstate alabama (tuscaloosa,al) had to be towed to dealer three times to get it fixed....still jerks/stalls. Contacted chevy customer service to get relief for a $1,000 bill on a fuel pump...no luck! am I wrong or should a 46k vehicle be unreliable? i have bought three new chevy's....no more. my 95 tahoe...still going strong. my 2001 suburban still going strong. my 2003 tahoe z71...pos. chevy's quality has gone way down. i am glad that they are suffering in sales. now 4 wheel light is coming on - then off... engine light comes on - then off. last week in dealership and they suggest a $850 part that might fix it... unbeliveable.
#186 of 762 1997 bad gas mileage and running hot also misfire
Jul 12, 2006 (8:55 am)
I have a 1997 4x4 w/ a 5.7L vortec. about 150k miles total. Since the day I bought it at 140k miles or so it was running a little funky.
First the heat problem. The temp gage reads generally 190-210 degrees, occasionally jumping to a little over the 210 degree mark. I suspected this was a little high, then confirmed it when riding in my friends 1996 Tahoe w/ the same vortec engine and it ran closer to 170 degrees.
I replaced the radiator and thermostat. No change. HELP!
Now to the funky misfire. It has run this way since purchase, and at around 145k miles I got the dreaded PO420 code. I replaced all 4 oxygen sensors and the code remained, also no running change. I then replaced the bank1 cat and that solved the code problem- but it still seems to run the same way! Maybe I need to do the other cat as suggested by the muffler shop, but I really dont want to since it costs $300+ to do the job- for each cat!
SO I continue to drive w/ this misfire- and a not so healthy 10 MPG around town and 15 MPG hiway. I've also replaced plugs/cap/rotor/wires, flushed the injectors, cleaned the throttle body, cleaned the EGR valve. Nothing seems to help.
The misfire isnt real bad, just a low rumble/shake in the engine that a sensitive driver like me can feel. I still have great acceleration power and she never has a starting problem. Its just the same ongoing annoying misfire coupled with what I think is really poor MPG- or is this normal MPG for a '97 w/ 150k miles?
also forgot to note: my mechanic found it very odd that after replacing the radiator and thermostat, the lower intake radiator hose stays real cool no matter what, while the upper hose stays hot. Is this due to poor water ciculation from a bad water pump?
#187 of 762 Battery gone dead
Jul 24, 2006 (9:04 pm)
I just purchase a new 2007 tahoe, I would like to know if anyone has had any problem with there battery. WhenIgot off work my battery wasdead to the world. When I call onstar to send someone out to jump my tahoe, the gentleman told me has has two other customers with the same problem. When I took it to the dealership today they told me that a few 2007 tahoe had some problem with the wiring that was draining the battery.
#188 of 762 Re: 1997 bad gas mileage and running hot also misfire [tsuami1]
Jul 25, 2006 (7:58 am)
Its just the same ongoing annoying misfire coupled with what I think is really poor MPG- or is this normal MPG for a '97 w/ 150k miles?
I think your mpg is much lower than it should be. Probably due to the misfire. A good tech should be able to pinpoint the misfire problem. As far as your temp problem(?), a reading from 190 to 210 seems pretty normal. Temp guage reading differences between vehicles is simply that the guages don't always read the same from car to car. Some read hot, some read cooler. As long as your engine is not overheating you are OK.
#189 of 762 Re: Low/Rough idle and stalling [bamspeck]
Jul 25, 2006 (5:07 pm)
I also have a 2001 Tahoe and am having a lot of problems with it idling low. It doesn't seem to matter if it is warm or cold, but when it is under stress - such as air conditioning on, turning and not accelerating - then it cuts off. It's getting dangerous. Any luck with yours?
#190 of 762 steering problem 99 Z71
Jul 28, 2006 (1:43 am)
A problem developed with my steering yesterday. When I turn left the tire feels like its binding or dragging. Anyone had a similar problem that can tell me what might be wrong?
#191 of 762 Battery has gone dead again
Jul 28, 2006 (3:53 am)
Has anyone had there battery gone dead? I cant believe it! this is a 2007 Tahoe I just purchase July 3, When it happen the first time the dealership change battery and change something with fuel reset? So guys but I'm a women and when it come to car and truck I'm way out there. Anyway I got off work yesterday and my battery was dead, and no I didn't leave any light on. I know there was 2 other Tahoe that had the same problem. All I can say if it happen 2 more time its a lemon!
#192 of 762 Re: Battery has gone dead again [starultra]
Jul 28, 2006 (7:38 am)
All I can say if it happen 2 more time its a lemon!
There's obviously an open circuit which is draining the battery. Your dealer needs to get one of their techs on this and start tracing down the circuits to see where the problem is. It can be fixed but may not be easy to find. Warranty should take care of this. Make them give you a loaner car and tell them not to call you until they have solved the problem....or give you a brand new vehicle.
#193 of 762 service engine soon warning light
Jul 28, 2006 (9:18 am)
I have a 2001 Tahoe with 55,000 mile on it last week the service engine soon warning came on, my question is there a reset button in the vehicle, the truck runs fine i could'nt feel any trouble. I just don't want to go to the dealer and let them reset it or scan it.
#194 of 762 Re: Battery has gone dead again [rockman59]
Jul 28, 2006 (12:56 pm)
Rockman59, thank for your input, the dealer call me to say they are still working on but will probably need my car until next week. They still cant find anything wrong with it.
Rockman59 what should I do if the car come back and it happen again? do I just trade it in for the same, or just bail out all together. This is leaving a bad taste in my mouth.